The Top 3 Insanely Easy and Effective Productivity Systems

Ah, productivity. Like I said in a previous post, I’m a productivity and organization freak. I love having everything done in the best, most efficient way possible. Honestly, I think it steps from the fact that I want it all – I want to know, do, and have everything, and that means using the right productivity system for squeezing the juice out of every minute. And I’ve tried just about every one out there, sometimes even a combination of several. More often than not, this translated to tons of sticky notes, papers, and to-dos haphazardly scattered across my desk. I […]

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How to Bullet Journal Like a Pro

I’m an organized person. Like, really organized. From my morning routine to my sleep schedule, I feel there’s a certain sense of zen that comes with having everything in its place (and matching). Throw in my love for stickers, glitter, and all things colorful, and it was no surprise that my heart skipped a beat when I saw my first bullet journal. After all, I was running myself ragged with all the other organizational tools I had – a wall calendar, Google calendar, and sticky notes on just about every surface. Finally – something to keep it all in place […]

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5 Apps That Will Take the Stress Out of Blogging

Whether you’re a new blogger or an old vet, it always seems that there’s more to do than time to do it. And since we can’t always be in front of our laptops, it helps to have some useful apps on hand when you’re on the go. Luckily, I’ve found 5 kick-ass apps that will help you keep on top of your ever-growing blog to-do list. From time saving apps to productivity trackers and writing trackers, here are some apps sure to lighten the load. VSCO Chances are that you use some visual-based social media for your blog, whether that’s […]

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5 Tasks You Should Hire a Virtual Assistant for

Chances are that you got into self-employment for a myriad of attractive reasons. Work at any time of day or night, lounge in your pyjamas, and have an unlimited income potential – who could say no to that? But here’s the thing: when you’re a one-woman show, your potential can only go so high. You know that between writing posts, promoting them, balancing email, and building your strategy, there simply isn’t enough time to do it all. Sometimes you might even find yourself in a panic wondering if you made the right decision – you left the corporate world to […]

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How to Make a Five-Year Plan That Gets Results

“What would you do if you had a million dollars?” Whether at a job interview, a date, or in those late-night talks among friends, it’s a question we’ve all heard a million times before. We laugh lightly about the luxury cars we’ll drive as we pull into the driveway of our mansion by the sea in some exotic country. We’ll lounge about under the sun as our own personal butlers bring us frozen margaritas by the glistening pool. But is that really what you want? Chances are that, if you’re like most people, literally doing nothing all day isn’t actually […]

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How to Save 20+ Hours Every Week as a Blogger

With how much there is to do as a blogger, it can easily be a full-time job or more. You can spend 60 hours every week bouncing from social media management to graphic design to comment moderation and still barely find time to write content in the first place! There’s no doubt that all of us could stand to shave a few hours off the ever-growing to-do list every week. Thankfully, there are dozens of tools designed to help bloggers do just that. Here are my favorite ways to save twenty or more hours every week. Boardbooster – Save 7 […]

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Thriving on as Little As 4 Hours of Sleep a Day with Polyphasic Sleep

Imagine you’re offered a time machine – one that gives you more time every day. In one day, you’ll get four more hours. In one month, that’s five whole days. In one year, that’s two whole months. Would you take it? For the past month, I’ve given myself such a time machine in the form of polyphasic sleeping. What does that mean, exactly? Polyphasic sleep is just as it sounds – sleeping in more than one phase, as most of us have done for our whole lives. Nowadays, I only sleep for about four hours daily, in three phases (known […]

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Master Your Mornings: How to Build a Productive Morning Routine That Sticks

How to build a productive morning routine that sticks

Ah, mornings. Why is it that some people hate them and others hop out of bed with a pep in their step, ready to take on the world? The truth is not in innate ability or in “not being a morning person” – it’s that the happy early risers choose to make mornings their bitch. Is it really that simple? Yes. The power lies in deciding that you will have an incredible morning. One that sets you up for a day of infectious joy, unstoppable productivity, and limitless energy for the rest of the day. Our habits are our lives […]

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How to Clean Up Your Life: Stress Less, Do More, and Find Peace in 90 Days

How to Clean Up Your Life: Stress Less, Do More, and Find Peace in 90 Days

Life these days is chaotic. From the time we hop (or crawl, in some cases) out of bed to the time we thud back into it, we’re bombarded left and right by obligations from work and friends, social media, and mile-long to-do lists. It’s… well, messy. So how do we solve this messy, disordered lifestyle we live these days? By treating it as you would any mess: with a systematized deep-clean. Are you ready to deep-clean your life? When we’re pulled in so many different directions, we become more stressed while getting less done in each area. We begin to […]

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Bye-Bye Burnout: How to Stay Productive and Stress-Free

We’ve all been there. Your boss is hounding you, you have papers due first thing in the morning, the kids are hungry, AND there’s that one really annoying chore you’ve been putting off for eons that’s still looming in the back of your mind, but somehow you have energy for exactly zero of those things. You’re burnt out. What is it you need? A vacation? Motivation? A glass of wine? What you need is a mindset shift Your sense of burnout comes from the idea that hard work = energy drain. The harder you work, the more it grinds on […]

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