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Motivation

The Do Something Principle

I’m back with my unofficial book club on BTD today. OK, I don’t actually have a book club, but y’all know I love to read and I’m pretty much always reading something and sharing tidbits on Insta Stories. Y’all seemed to like when I shared what lessons I learned from Tim Ferriss’ book in January, so I wanted to do it again this month. But with a different book slash author.…

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How to Fill Your Cup Without Being Your Most Productive Self

One of the trickiest things about this pandemic that I’ve noticed is that we’re all going through this crazy, scary time, yet we’re pretty much expected to live/work like normal. And when I say “expected” I don’t necessarily mean expectations from your boss or partner, but it’s more like a pressure that’s coming from within. Anyone else feeling this way? Emotions are running high and at least for me, it’s been really hard to focus and feel like I can reach max productivity, yet it’s what I still expect from myself and when I can’t do it, I beat myself about it.

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What’s Helping Me Work from Home Right Now

I’m not going to lie to y’all, I kinda feel like I need the below tips as much as anyone right now. Focusing on work lately has been SO hard. But, I’ve been working from home for years now and even though I’ve obviously never experienced a pandemic like this, I do go through times when working from home and focusing has been hard, so I thought putting together a…

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11 Ideas for Things to Keep You Busy While Stuck at Home

How’s everyone doing? I know these days are starting to feel a bit long knowing there’s nothing to really look forward to outside of being at home. This might be especially true for those of you that aren’t used to working from home, so know that I’m thinking of y’all and trying to brainstorm ways to be helpful during this tricky time. I have some great tips in this post…

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How to Make Journaling a Habit

Hey, friends! Today’s post is all about one of my favorite things – journaling! I mention it A LOT on Instagram and here on BTD, but I realized recently that I’ve never really shared with y’all how to make it a habit. I want to walk through this because journaling is honestly so therapeutic for me. If you’re just getting started, I don’t want it to feel like a “chore”…

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Ideas to Prepare for a New Year

Holy moly this is my LAST blog post of 2019 – of the decade!! The ending of this year feels so much more meaningful and monumental because of the whole decade thing, don’t you think? I mean, the start of a new year always feels like an opportunity for fresh starts, but I’ve honestly never looked so forward to it. And to get things started on a really positive note,…

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How to Stay Motivated When it’s Cold and Dark

Hey friends! I feel like it’s getting to be that time of year again when the temperature and the short days start to take a toll. Anybody else experience this? I think I’m just someone who feeds off of the sun and beautiful weather, which has been one of the big bonuses of living in Dallas. But now that I’m living in Colorado, I want to double down on what…

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What to Do When You’re Feeling Uninspired

Hey friends! I’m coming at you today with a post that I *hope* will provide some inspiration and tips for when you’re feeling a little blah. I try to make all my posts inspiring in some way or another and provide insight into what I do to get myself motivated, stay productive, etc. So if you’re needing some inspo to relight your fire, here are 15 of my best tips…

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7 Tips for When You Need Motivation

Y’all seem to really be loving my motivational posts (like this one and this one) so I want to keep that train rolling. Plus it’s the start of the year, so who doesn’t love a good motivational post? The truth is, I actually really like writing posts on this topic because they’re helpful for me, too. Sometimes I need my own advice, know what I mean? I think the tips…

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5 Easy Tricks to Keep You Focused While Working

I know we’ve talked about productivity and the like on BTD before – and y’all seem to love the subject as much as me. When I’m truly working on my focus/productivity and am prioritizing it, it’s pretty amazing how better my life can be. From self care, to work, to development, to chores and so on, having a focused mindset really can go far! But today I want to talk…

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Tips for Making an Inspiration Board

Hey friends! OK, I’m really excited about today’s post because it’s something I’ve always enjoyed doing (going all the way back to like high school) and is a fun activity that can help spark some motivation! It can also double as some pretty amazing wall decor in your office. ;) So, what am I talking about? Inspiration boards! Have you ever made one? Or maybe you’ve thought about it but weren’t…

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10 Things To Do at the Beginning of Every Month

I kinda love the idea of having a monthly checklist, and when I started hearing about this idea on the interwebs, I knew I wanted to write my own – and start my own. I sometimes feel like time just blurs together and if you’re not conscious about it, goals and life does, too. So I’m VERY much into the idea of doing certain things at the start of each…

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Why You Should Do The Hardest Thing First

Fact of life: Some tasks are just much harder than others. Whether it’s because a task is out of your comfort zone from a technical perspective or because it brings up ALL THE FEARS or because it’s going to require a difficult phone call or something like that, it’s challenging to motivate yourself to do it first up in the morning. I get that y’all – it’s hard for me,…

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How To Overcome The Pressure To Be Perfect

Y’all already know I’m a Type A perfectionist so writing a blog post about how to deal with perfectionism and the pressure to be perfect is kinda ironic. But then again, I’ve had to learn A LOT so that I can still get stuff done and keep moving forward even though I sometimes feel like things aren’t good enough. So I guess I do actually have a lot to share.…

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8 Things That Kill Your Productivity

It seems like the more I try to tackle my days, the busier they get. Why is that? Honestly, productivity is something I struggle with. Not because I don’t love my work or am not passionate about the things I share with y’all, but because #BrightonBrain. The point is, there are TONS of distractions out there and I want to find a way for us all to conquer them! I mean really though, who wouldn’t love to get more done in a day? So. Let’s DO THIS! The sooner we talk about all of these things, the sooner we can start getting stuff done!

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5 Books to Motivate You in 2018

Hey y’all! Hope you’re having a good day! With such a positive response to my post about Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Work Week earlier this week, it’s obvious that we have some (book) readers on #TeamBTD! YAY. I seriously love reading and it’s my favorite way to learn and relax. So it makes me happy that y’all do too. I like all kinds of books, but I really find connection with…

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4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss: Lessons & Takeaways

I love when I’m reading a (usually non-fiction) book and I want to highlight basically every single word. You know that feeling? It’s SO good and you have SO many aha moments that you can’t stop thinking about it. Because you can relate to it SO MUCH. And you actually feel like the author GETS you, so you want to keep reading and learning as much as you can. I…

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5 Reasons Why You Procrastinate and How to Beat Each

I feel like – in many ways – my weeks have ebbs and flows. Some weeks I’m super into my workouts (fine, this is rare), others it feels like a total chore. Sometimes, I’m feeling really social and then the next week all I want to do is be inside curled up with a book and my thoughts. Not to be excluded from this equation is my productivity. One week,…