Why It's Important to Take Some Off-Time

Hustling hard to achieve your goals is a great thing, but don't forget to take some time off too! Click to find out why it's important to take some time off.

Yes - I’ve been MIA for a little while.

Things have slowed down for me (or should I say, sped up?).

I’ve been taking a lot of time to reevaluate my goals and how I want to spend my time.

When I became a blogger it was because I wanted to have the ability to work from home (or wherever I wanted to). It looked so glamorous to me. I still knew it would be a lot of work (especially at first) but I thought I would really enjoying making money writing Sponsored Content for companies I loved.

Things changed.

Although blogging is still something that I love, I’m starting to rethink my options to make it part of my full-time gig.

There are a few different ways you can make money from blogging. I won’t get into that right now because it’s a heck of a lot of information (and there may only be a small percentage of you that are curious about it) but the way I see my career in terms of blogging is a lot different than when I started.

This makes me super excited and also a little stressed out.

I’ve been really bad at making goals for myself and following through with the action plans to achieve these goals. I used to just have this idea of what I wanted in my head but then never worked towards it.

Pretty lame.

Now, I’m actually working towards what I want (it only took me 30 years, ha!) and that’s a ton of work. I needed to take some time off from blogging to make sure I’m doing things right.

I also wanted to make sure my mental health was in check. Having new life goals and, basically, a new direction in life, can be a little scary and intimidating. I’ve been careful to make sure that I'm taking care of myself throughout this process.

I’m excited to share more with you about what my plans are for the future! There will be a post about this soon.

If you want to know what I’m up to you can also follow me on social media

While hustling hard is an admired quality, taking some off time is essential.  If you think you might need some “off-time” here are a few reasons why it might be a good idea

Morning Habits That Will Lead to a Successful Day

The morning is the best time for you to be productive. When you start your day on a positive note, the rest of the day should follow suit.  Find out daily habits you can add to your morning routine that will lead to success!

I’m not a morning person. I’d much rather hit the snooze button 3 times than hop out of bed and start the day.

Unfortunately, I have no choice but to leave my snuggly dogs behind and crawl out of bed.

The morning is the best time for you to be productive! When you start your day on a positive note, the rest of the day should follow suit.

The first thing you can do to ensure you have a successful morning (leading into a successful day) is starting the night before.

Check out my post about the Ultimate Night Time Routine and you’ll be sure to start the morning stress free!

Once you wake up and manage to drag yourself out of bed, here are 5 more habits you can create that will lead to a successful day.

The Best Online Stores for Stylish and Affordable Clothes

Over my many years of shopping online, I’ve come up with a list of online stores that I prefer based on their selection of clothing and accessories, price point, and how often they have great deals. Click to find out more.
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I don’t know about you but I’m not one to walk around a clothing store all day to look for clothes. I’m the type of person who “browses” in a store, touching everything, holding things to my body thinking “hmm….I’m not suuuure about it” and then briskly walking away.

When I do my online shopping I am totally different. I look at all-the-things when I’m shopping online. I open up a new tab for every category of clothing and accessories, get to narrow my search based on my size, my budget, and what I actually want NEED. It’s so much easier.

It also gives me a way to escape the overcrowded malls and the sales ladies asking me for the 7th time if I “need any help”. Hallelujah!

Shopping online is pretty much a guarantee that you’re going to get a great deal on whatever it is you're looking for because it’s so much easier to compare prices. I also don’t do any of my online shopping without Honey installed on my browser.

I’ve talked about Honey before but I’ll just give you the low-down on this cannot-miss browser extension.

Once you download Honey, and you’re roaming around online stores, it’ll notify you of any coupon codes that are available for that store. You know, the coupon codes for free shipping or 40% off your purchase? Yeah - those ones that you absolutely do not want to miss.

Then you add items into your cart like normal and let Honey do its thing. Savings galore!

Over my many years of shopping online, I’ve come up with a list of online stores that I prefer based on their selection of clothing and accessories, price point, and how often they have great deals.

The Ultimate Night Time Routine + Whitening Sensitive Teeth at Home

Having a night time routine is a great way to ensure a successful day ahead.

It’s no secret - I love me a routine. I do the same thing (mostly) every evening. I eat pretty much the same things on a weekly basis. I’m boring. Keeping with a routine is just really helpful for me.

An evening or night time routine is super helpful in teaching your body and brain to prepare for bed. It’s also helpful to ensure you have a stress-free morning. If you’re like me and want to sleep in until the last possible second before having to get ready and out the door for work, then I night time routine will be your savior, my friend!

Here are a few things that make for an ultimate night time routine.

The Best Things To Do On Your Own

Doing things alone doesn't have to be boring. Doing things by yourself actually has some benefits. Find out some of the best things you can do by yourself.

Since I live by myself I spend a lot of time doing things alone. If I’m being honest, living alone has probably made me a bit more antisocial than I should be (oops).

I typically spend my weeknights by myself because I’ve gotten into a routine of getting home from work, making dinner, taking the dogs to the dog park or out for a walk, working on my blog or other business tasks, catching up on Netflix, then getting ready for bed.

This used to really bother me - spending so much time alone.

I think a lot of people have this fear, of doing things by themselves, that they avoid it at all costs.

"What does this mean about me? Does this make me awkward or uncool? Do I not have friends? Does this mean I’m going to spend the rest of my life doing things alone?"

Doing things by yourself doesn’t mean any of those things.