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Self

It took me a minute to figure out what to call this category because it encompasses SO much, but I kept coming back to the ideas of all things “SELF” and how to become a better version of yourself. And I don’t mean changing or becoming something different, but instead honing in on your natural talents and become the best version of who you already are! Find articles about self-improvement, self-love, self-care, adulting, tips for success, motivation, productivity, and more!

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Why Time Management Is So Important For Success

I’m not going to pretend I’m a pro at managing my time or anything like that… and if you follow me on Insta Story this is probably obvious, but I tend to perform a heck of a lot better when I know the WHY behind things I’m doing. Some intention ya know? So what I share in this post is really going to help you get a handle on why managing your time effectively is important and what you stand to gain from it — at least that’s what learning the WHY has done for me.

 

Lifestyle

How to Spring Clean Your Entire Life

Since I’ve been feeling pretty naturally motivated lately, I’m taking advantage of that energy while looking at multiple aspects of my life when it comes to tidying things up. Sure, my pantry needs love, as does my closet, but what about the other parts of my life? Like relationships, work, family, etc. There’s definitely more I’ve been itching to clean up or dive into other than physically cleaning

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How to Actually Learn From the Info We Consume

What I’m writing about today actually has me fired up and I’ve been SUPER excited to share this post. Does that make me a #nerd? Anyways, it’s something I think about often – how much I consume information and don’t necessarily let it sink it. Sure, I’ll learn some stuff, but am I really utilizing that information I just consumed as much as possible? Usually not. Unless I journal hardcore…

Motivation

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!

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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4 Things Successful People Don’t Waste Their Time On

One of my goals for the new year is to focus more on how successful people became so successful – and how I can learn from them (and hopefully become more like them). I’ve been reading a lot about how some of my idols like Oprah and Tim Ferriss got successful, and one thing I’m most curious about is how these people get everything done! I’m sure I can’t be…

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15 Self-love Solutions For However You’re Feeling

I want to talk more about self-love on BTD because I think it’s SO important, but I also don’t want to make every single post heavy or super lengthy. To start off, I thought it’d be fun to share some mindset shifts or SOLUTIONS in the form of self-love to address however you may be feeling. Just a quick, short read to give you something you may need, without needing to…

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8 Ways to Start Enjoying Valentine’s Day (For real!)

Whether I’m single or dating, I still love to use all the hype of Valentine’s Day as an excuse to get together with my girlfriends and go all out. Honestly, I’ll take any excuse some for some time with my girls, as everyone is so freaking busy these days. It’s a cheesy holiday (IMO), but at the end of the day, it’s celebrating love – which I’m down with. I…

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20 Ways to Make You Feel Like You Have Your Life In Order

Adulting isn't always easy, especially when it comes to feeling like you have your life together. Believe me, I'm literally the worst. But I have LOTS of hope, and I kind of love the mess too. And I love learning IN the mess, you know? One of my resolutions for this new year is to try to make some changes that will result in me feeling like I have more control over my life, like for real. I've realized that it's possible to do this by making some pretty small changes. It's more about consistency and actually FOLLOWING THROUGH. I'm getting better! Here are 15 ways to make you feel like you have your life in order:

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Let’s Talk Morning Routines

A few weeks ago, I was really good about sharing pockets of my morning routine on IG Stories. I’ve since stopped because I found that even bringing my phone out during my routine was hindering it, but I did want to write a post and dive into the topic. We’ve all heard how amazing morning routines can be, and I’ve even touched on them on BTD before – but not…

Motivation

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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Mental Toughness: Mind Over Matter

Y’all have probably noticed, but when I get excited or inspired by something, I go all in. I’m an extremist – just like my dad. And lately, I’ve been in full black-hole Brighton mode over here y’all. My latest black-hole scavenger hunt has been my fascination with sports psychology. It’s incredibly inspiring to hear about the strategy and ways in which coaches motivate and lead their players to success, and…

Motivation

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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How and Why to Do a Self-Assessment of Your Life [Free Download!]

Doing my annual review each year always reminds me of how football coaches have to watch (and study!) game replay tapes. Like video replays, data doesn’t lie. The important part here is that you look at what happened without bias or judgement; simply identify the facts. This can be challenging though because a lot of the time your perception and/or memory doesn’t always match up perfectly with reality. It’s important…

Self-Care

How To Recoup After the Holidays

This is kind of a weird week isn’t it? It’s like Christmas is over, but New Year’s is this weekend and a lot of people are taking the week off and yeah, it’s just a weird week! I’ve found that it’s a good time to kinda chill and touch base before the new year officially starts, but I’ll be honest, I’m not always crazy motivated during this “in between” week.…

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9 Tips for Using Your Time Wisely

This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a long time, but in all honestly, I simply haven’t felt ready. Time management has always been a weakness or a struggle point for me, but it’s something I’ve REALLY put effort into improving. On any given day, I feel like I have a million tasks in a million directions – and rarely did I feel like I was using…

Self-Care

7 Relaxing Things To Do in December

December isn’t always the most calm month, but I hate feeling like the whole month goes by like WOAH. Or that it’s one of the “happiest” times of year yet we all just buzz through it, ya know? Lisel and I thought it’d be cute to put together a list of ways to find the chill during the craziness – after all, it’s a beautiful time of year and we…

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How to Deal With Anxiety Surrounding the Holidays

I love (mostly) everything about this time of year – cozying up by a fire in my PJs, decorating my house for the holidays, and spending much-needed extra time with family and friends. One thing I don’t love about the holidays is all the extra anxiety I seem to get around this time of year though. It’s been pretty bad lately if I’m being honest. Like WOAH. Anxiety seems to…