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Self-Care

At its core, self-care is any action we take or choice we make to fulfill one of our physical, spiritual or emotional needs. It’s all the little ways we take care of ourselves to make sure we don’t have a legit breakdown in one of these three areas. As I’ve been working on ways to self-improve, I’ve come to realize that taking actual care of all of my needs is critical in experiencing any kind of personal growth or development. Self-care is one of those things in life that’s easy to push until later, but it truly does impact everything. If we don’t learn how to prioritize self-care, we’re setting ourselves up for failure! This is why I have become so passionate about it in the past year and hope to expand this area of BTD to help you understand it’s importance too!

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How to Get Rid of Sunday Night Anxiety

If you’ve never experienced Sunday night anxiety, or The Sunday Scaries as my friends and I call them, you’re lucky. This post probably isn’t for you. But for the rest of us, the struggle is real, right? Three p.m. sets in on a Sunday afternoon and all of a sudden, the relaxing vibes of the weekend disappear almost instantly. You start thinking about the week, all the things you have…

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10 Tips To Make Going To Sleep Easier

In an attempt to #adult more, I’ve been testing out practices in the evening to make myself go to sleep easier. I wouldn’t call it a nighttime routine yet – and I kinda change it up daily – but I find these things help SO much in terms of getting in the bedtime mindset. Plus, a successful morning routine actually stems from getting your life together at night slash setting yourself up for success. Whether you’re a night owl looking to get to bed earlier or want more of a chance for a morning routine, I think you’ll like this post! Here are 10 ways to make yourself go to sleep earlier (without medicine or anything like that included).

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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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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…

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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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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…

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5 Ways To Keep Your Health in Check During the Holidays

I don’t talk a ton about health and fitness on the blog, and to be totally candid, I’m not the BEST at it. Between growing up cheering through college and decent genes, I’ll be honest, I didn’t have to struggle much with weight. And I know that’s annoying slash lucky, and I totally understand that, but I’m trying to be real like always. Now that I’m later in my 20s…

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6 Ways to Stop Overthinking

Y’all, I’m a huge overthinker – have been for years – for as long as I can remember, actually. There’s never been a time in my life where overthinking has been a positive experience for me. Typically, something negative happens in my life, and I think ways I could have gone about it differently. Or, something hasn’t even happened yet, and I’m already over-thinking and getting anxiety about different ways…

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How to Battle The Comparison Game on Instagram

Social media is not real life. I don’t think that can be said too many times. Can I get an amen? I know I personally need to be reminded of this on the reg. Because even though I KNOW this, I still find myself “falling” for the marketing schemes of fellow digital influencers, which is that things are exactly as they appear. But let’s shed some light on that notion.…

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Here’s What Happens To Your Body When You Skip A Meal

My life has been pretty hectic lately (traveling was almost the end of me + just life), and I don’t know about y’all, but there are times I have totally forgotten to eat! Which is weird because I love food so freaking much. But sometimes I don’t even notice I’ve skipped a meal until I get hangry or realize I can’t focus at all. I know this is not only…

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How to Declutter Your Mind

Y’all may have noticed my random absences from social media or this blog over the past few months. I think I’ve been fairly open about it – the fact that I’m taking a few days away, shutting down tech, whatever – and I’ve gotten so much kind outreach from y’all. That response has really showed me two things 1. Y’all are the freakin’ BEST (truly, I appreciate it so much…

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Self Awareness & Why You Should Pay More Attention To Yourself

At its core, self-awareness means understanding your emotions, strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, and beliefs – and how they impact YOU, your world, and those around you. Sounds great, right? But also a little elusive too. So like, HOW does one become self-aware? And why should you invest in doing so? Well, let’s talk about it. The Importance of Self-Awareness: How do I become more self aware though? Have you ever heard…

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Why You Need a Self-Care Plan and How to Make One

How often do you prioritize caring for yourself? If you’re like me or most women I know, it’s not very often. In today’s article, I want to address why self care is important and why you need a self care plan. I’m currently in Fiji (yes, it’s amazing!) but even still, I’m having to actively remember to take care of myself. Granted, I am here for work rather than vacation…

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4 Signs It’s Time To Slow Your Roll

I know I sound like a broken record, but it’s been way too easy to get overwhelmed these days. I think it was a month-long funk mixed with just feeling pretty blah about work (and life to be honest) for much of June and July. I know that sounds negative (I don’t mean to be – just being honest), but I also think that sometimes when we run ourselves too hard,…

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3 Secrets To A Better Morning

As a way to help manage stress better, lately I’ve been working on ways to make my mornings easier. In the past, I’d try to mow through my morning routine - hoping it would fly by while the caffeine from my coffee sank in. I used to spend so much time picking out clothes, preparing food for the day, and even taking an hour (I know) to do my hair. I’ve found some things that have not only helped to make my mornings easier, but actually enjoyable too. I'm never going to be one of the morning people who pop out of bed with the birds singing (slash who is?), but I'm learning to enjoy the process that is mornings. After all, they aren't going anywhere.

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How I Take Back Control of My Mind

I’ve been trying really hard to slow down lately. And I don’t necessarily mean slow down in the sense of getting LESS done or doing LESS things - although it sometimes looks that way, or ends up that way. But I’m talking about slowing down my thinking and being more in control of WHERE my mind goes - and for how long it camps out there.

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5 Reasons Why Time Spent Alone Is A Good Idea

I don’t know about y’all, but there’s one relationship that always seems to be on the back burner for me - the one with myself. As I've been going through my funk, I've really witnessed this. I’ve gotten pretty good at making friends and family (and of course work) a priority, but I always seem to put myself last. There's just always someone I feel like I need to catch up with, work to focus on, or something else fighting for my attention - that I don't spend too much time solo. Even though I personally REALLY enjoy spending time alone - I just haven't had that luxury lately - or rather, I really haven't made time for it. (you have to actually MAKE it happen! you know?) Anyway, it turns out that there are a ton of benefits to setting aside alone time, so I want to get better at it. \