Be Intentional With Your Time

This past year, I’ve tried to create more time in my life to do things that matter to me. (Er, things aside from work.) That’s a very simple statement, but it’s been incredibly difficult for me to manage. Why? Because it requires being extremely intentional with how I spend my time. Most people don’t naturally live their lives in a way that leads them to…

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Prioritizing Self-Care When You Absolutely Suck at it – Part 2

Most people don’t think about putting themselves first…because we can’t even fathom what that looks like, much less entertain the idea. As I touched on in the last post, it’s extremely easy to get caught up in the trading-time-for-money cycle, so much so that you completely neglect yourself. Does this routine sound familiar? – I wake up earlier than I want to, commute to work…

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Prioritizing Self-Care When You Absolutely Suck at it

Confession: I suck at self-care. Big time. Unfortunately, I’m not alone. Lots of people suck at self-care. Between working long hours, having other obligations, and being ridiculously tired by the end of it (and repeating the cycle), we tend to put our mental and physical health last. Why is that? Arguably, our ability to work and, well, function, is pretty damn important. Yet we run…

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Escaping the Need for Perfection

I used to think my perfectionistic tendencies made me a better person. My obsession with detail meant that mistakes rarely made it past my rigorous checks. Where others took shortcuts, I went the extra mile to ensure I followed directions to a T. Of course, this meant that it took me forever and a day to accomplish anything. It also meant that I developed an…

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An Open Love Letter: You’re Not Alone

This blog post was part of the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month blog tour in partnership with Debt Drop. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741. Note: this was originally published on my old site back in 2017, but it was one of the toughest things I’ve ever written and published, so I thought…

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