The Power of Setting Goals and How to Achieve Them

Most people begin the new year ready for change. They purchase gym memberships, find a new hobby, or touch up their resumes, but research names the second Friday in January as Quitter’s Day, the day when people begin to lose motivation with their New Year’s Resolutions. Goals are so important. They give us direction, make us think past the present moment, and allow us to actively to take steps towards self-improvement. That being said, it can be so difficult to stick to them and stay motivated. After the initial burst of excitement passes, it becomes harder and harder to not want to give up, but often this is a product of the way people go about achieving their goals.

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Lead into the Weekend

Happy weekend! I hope you all have had a wonderful December / year — how is it already almost 2018? I feel like every year goes faster and faster. This weekend, I will be¬†relaxing, baking, and writing as much as humanly possible. I am determined to get the most out of this winter break as possible — and, for me, “most” might mean “least” and that’s perfectly fine. We all deserve a break!

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Insomnia and Stress: Coping Mechanisms

insomnia and stress

Hello, friends! I want to talk about something that’s affected me on and off over the past few years — and, yes, I know, a very cheery topic for the day after Christmas (for those who celebrate), but it’s an important one that I wish to address. Although – knock wood – I’ve been overall pretty lucky with sleep, there have definitely been nights where insomnia and stress were unavoidable. I want to share some techniques I use to cope with these issues in the hopes that they help some of you!

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FREE Winter Break Activities


Hi all and happy holidays! We’re here to suggest some FREE winter break activities to keep y’all entertained this winter (and beyond!). Note: we are not sponsored/compensated in any way — all of the following links are sources we actually use and recommend!

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4 Reasons Being Single is Awesome

As someone who grew up inhaling rom-coms and teen paranormal romance books (you know you liked them too), I always put¬† pressure on myself to be in a relationship. Often, I felt like the main purpose of life was to find someone to be with. Writing this now, I realize how silly that is. I really like who I am and as I grow up, I realize that I like being alone. I’m the type of person that needs a lot of space and being in a relationship would inevitably complicate that. While I am sure I’ll be in relationship eventually, I am going to enjoy this time alone and focus on myself. Here are some reasons being single is amazing.

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