According to a 2018 Nielsen survey, American adults spend over 11 hours a day interacting with various types of media. I don't know about you, but I can think of many other ways I would like to spend almost half of my day! Today, I wanted to share some of the tactics I've put into practice to disconnect from my phone and connect with what really matters to me. Let's jump right in...
Reflect, Set Intentions, and Establish Your Goals
We're just days away from the start of a new year! While this may mean lots of food, travel, and time with friends and family for many, it can also be the perfect time to reflect upon the current year and prepare for the following. Here are some of my favorite ways to reflect, set intentions, and establish my goals:
The Importance of Gratitude—and How to Make it a Habit
With Thanksgiving coming up faster than ever and my monthly goal of participating in Calm’s 30 Days of Gratitude, gratitude and being thankful have been at the top of my mind. While we all know it’s important to pause and reflect on the people, places, or things that you are so fortunate to have in your life, it’s helpful to understand exactly how this practice can improve your mental health and well-being.
How to Thrive During the Busiest Times of Your Life
The last 10 weeks of my life were the busiest of my life. And, while each of my experiences were amazing and I am so lucky to have created so many lasting memories, they also came with stress and learning opportunities. Here are some of my biggest takeaways so you can thrive and make it through any crazy days that might be heading your way.
GUEST POST: Mindfulness—Being Fully Present with Ashlee Sade
Ever since I can remember, I have struggled with being fully in the moment. Whether that be in school, at church, or hanging with my friends, I zone out and became lost in my thoughts or worrying about the future. It’s mind-blowing that I can be physically in the room, even engaging in conversation, but often times my mind is somewhere else
GUEST POST: The 5 P’s of Life Productivity with Lori Rochino
Do you feel overwhelmed with work-life blending? While we all have the same 24 hours in a day, being able to use time effectively is a real challenge for many people. With the demands of work and personal life—not to mention digital distractions from phones, texting, social media, and more, it's no wonder we're so stressed out! Here are five ways to beat overwhelm and give yourself the gift of self-care...
GUEST POST: Finding Self-Love With Lauralee Laquis
Growing up I was very self-aware and knew if I was going to accomplish anything in life I would have to be my own #1 cheerleader. Yet, despite knowing this, I struggled when it came to validating my own self-worth and truly loving me. I simply did not have the tools to practice real self-love. So, how exactly did I come to realize that my inner dialogue was harmful and false? How did I come to finally understand that I am amazing and that my true essence is soulful and beautiful?
GUEST POST: Negative Self Speak—Breaking The Vicious Cycle with Caroline Poe
Let the words you speak to yourself be kind ones. You will never speak to anyone more than you speak to yourself and the truth is that your thoughts hold so much power. At any given moment, within my own mind there are a variety of narratives underway. I recently learned how to be more self-aware. One of the results of practicing this is a positive turn in how I speak to myself. In the past I would often reprimand myself for any number of things including: