When we get busy and time seems like a precious commodity, it’s so easy for our minds to move to a place of stress and overwhelm rather than a place of gratitude. Below I share four easy ways to reduce stress during busy times – I use all of these techniques when I feel overwhelmed, and I hope they can help you, too!Read More
We’ve all been there – you feel like you have a million and one things to do, and you don’t even know where to start. Or, you have a lot of tasks you know need to get done but you have zero desire or motivation to complete them. But as we all know too well…the tasks won’t get done themselves. So we have to somehow find a way to push through the overwhelm and get something done. Read on for my best tips for staying productive when you’re feeling unmotivated or overwhelmed!Read More
Practicing gratitude shouldn’t be a once-a-year activity – it should be cultivated all year round. Keep reading to learn what I’m grateful for this year as well as some tips to help you practice gratitude more regularly (that don’t involve gratitude journaling, because I know you’ve all heard that one many times)!Read More
I discovered the Awesome with Alison podcast through one of my favorite lifestyle blogs, Studio DIY, who featured her podcast on their blog because they are the LA guests for her Awesome with Alison IRL podcast tour! So that’s how I stumbled upon Awesome with Alison, and let me tell you…this is now one of my favorite. podcasts. EVER! And I listen to a lot of podcasts. This podcast has a special, magical mix of hilarity, vulnerability, positivity, and uniqueness that lifts me up every time I listen in.
Alison’s story is also a really interesting one, and she lets us in on a lot of those details through the podcast. Alison is an incredibly charismatic, successful, and creative entrepreneur who has been creating content online for over a decade, but she isn’t afraid to tell us that she still struggles with anxiety, feelings of worthiness and comparison, and mom guilt (she and her husband have three young kids)…Read More
So far on this blog, I’ve mentioned a lot of mental strategies to deal with anxiety. But, as we know, anxiety can have a lot of physical effects as well as mental effects. For me, one of the most difficult physical symptoms of anxiety that I struggle with is trouble sleeping. It’s like the moment I lay down to sleep, my mind decides it has to both a) run through every single event of my day and analyze everything I said and did and what other people said and did and b) start thinking about everything I have to do tomorrow/this week/this year, what my five-year plan should be, what I need to pack for that next trip, what I need to get next time I go to CVS, and…you see where this is going. My mind just seems to explode with thoughts at bed time, making it difficult for me to sleep even when I’m tired…Read More