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,…


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.…


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!


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…


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…


How To Make Yourself Actually Want to Work

If you’ve been dreading work and putting it off, you’re not alone – promise – because I get that way all the time. Procrastination gets the best of us, y’all. Since procrastination can lead to increased stress and lower performance, it’s best to try and avoid it at all costs. Here are some ways to make yourself actually want to work: Reward yourself Set realistic goals for yourself – and…


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,…


What To Do When You’re Having a Meh Day

Let’s face it, y’all – “MEH” slash OFF days happen to us all. Heck, lately I’ve been having more OFF days than I’ve had ON days if I’m being honest. Everything from bad moods, exhaustion, hormones, or something completely silly can make a normal day go meh, am I right?? I think the biggest culprit for me is not getting enough sleep and then that starts to snowball into other…


How to be awesome

In an effort to brainwash myself into getting my life together (…been on the #hotmess express lately), I decided I needed to make a list – a super list of qualities that I should try and aspire to be (in my dreams or whatever). No but really, if there was an ideal kind of awesomeness, what would it look like? In other words, I wanted to put some serious, uninterrupted…


Perfect vs Good

Todays type Tuesday quote: “Don’t let the perfect be the evil of the good.” – a pretty good one, don’t you think? I’m sure that depending on the day, this could mean a number of things to me. But right now, it brings to mind the ever-so-dreadful experience that is writer’s block. I often have exciting and what-seem-to-maybe-be great ideas that get stuck between my brain and my fingers. In…