How I Deal With Frustration

Some days are just frustrating. And dealing with that frustration can be a struggle.

Mondays are already pretty rough, but this one has been a doozy. After the site being down for two days (and being unable to do anything about it but wait), having too much on my work plate for the next two weeks, and some newly arisen health problems, my frustration level is off the charts. And I need to relieve some of the tension.

To begin my own healing process, here are some of the ways I deal after a frustrating day.Read More

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Balance Your Work & Personal Life

One of the biggest struggles in adult life is finding a balance between working and a personal life. It’s too easy to overlap the two, and a pain to separate them.

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I’ve really struggled with balancing my work life and my personal life in the last few months. Putting work first is too easy, and focusing on my own life and my own needs has become a back burner hobby. And that’s something that needs to change.

Here are some of the first steps I’ve taken to creating a healthy work/life balance:Read More

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7 Ways to Keep Calm at Work

Whether you work in an office or in your home, work can be stressful. From upset customers calling to yell on the phone, or simply facing disappointment when a project doesn’t work out, it is easy to lose cool when it isn’t smooth sailing.

I often face these issues as my job is multi-faceted and I become frustrated. When that happens my productivity goes down the whole and suddenly I’ve wasted hours because one thing upset me. That’s why I have my “Keep Calm and Carry On” office tricks for those stress out moments in the office.

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5 Ways to Destress After a Long Day

I love my job, I really do. But on days where I spend my whole morning switching from one marketing task to another, and then spend my afternoon rushing between stores in 2:30 traffic, I come home with a crick in my shoulder and a frown on my face.

Today was one of those days and I needed to remind myself how to destress despite how cranky I was. I thought I would share these little tips in hopes that they help someone else in the future. Enjoy!Read More

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How to Alleviate Finals Stress in 9 Steps

It’s that time of year where 20-somethings around the world are getting ready to take their end-of-year finals. And instead of panicking and freaking out, it’s time to learn how to deal with all that stress.

I am the queen of stress, and get dyshidrosis on my hands every term. It’s disgusting and gross, but ever since I developed it senior year of high school I have learned ways to lower my stress level, which means less yucky bumps on my fingers.

Everyone deals with stress differently, and stress treats everyone differently, so there is no go-to way to alleviate stress. However, the tools I have lined up below will help to work toward alleviating stress, or at least distract you long enough to not lose your cool in the library.

Have a good finals week!

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The 10 Best Stress Relievers

Stress.

It is the single worst word in the dictionary and one that we all fear. Stress is terrible and awful and if we had the chance we would attack it with spears and leave it in a ditch. We don’t like stress.

And when stress does appear, what do we do? Usually crawl in a ball and watch Netflix until our procrastination becomes so great that we finally do our work. That’s crummy and inefficient. We need a way to deal with our stress that makes it manageable and let’s us get work done sooner. And that’s what I’m going to teach you today!

I have always been a stressful person and learning to deal with stress has been a lifetime of learning. And two decades in, I’ve learned lots of simple, easy ways that make stress go away quicker and get you to your goal sooner. It’s not even that difficult. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of 10 stress relievers I use on a regular basis that truly help. And will get that report in sooner.

So, who wants to learn how to manage their stress?Read More

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How to Balance Everything But Your Checkbook

It’s that time of year again.

From school to work to social life to running all my little projects, I’m swamped with just about everything. And when that happens, life looks pretty bleak. You have no motivation and nothing gets done – resulting in life being a big, fat 0.

But that’s where balancing comes in! The best way to pull yourself away from that bleak lack of motivation is to balance everything in a way it all seems approachable. I have become a pro at coming up with tips that make balancing everything easier and more effective, meaning less work! Because the best you is the most relaxed you.Read More

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Thought Thursday: Stress Masterlist

Thought Thursday

Welcome to Thought Thursday, or our more serious day of the week.

As mentioned in the title, we’ll be discussing stress today. But here’s the deal: I talk about stress a lot.Read More

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Thought Thursday: Recovering From Emotional Trauma

Thought Thursday

We’ve been having so much fun this week with making smoothies, discussing restaurants, and learning about my double life as a love guru. So now it’s time to bring it down a notch and get serious. Let’s talk emotion.Read More

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7 Ways to Have a Simply Blissful Morning

There is something to be said about having a relaxing morning. Where you don’t have to rush, you have time to do your hair, and sitting down with a decent breakfast is not a problem. Those are the best kinds of mornings, and on Fridays, I get those kinds of mornings.

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This morning, after a slightly hectic Week 1 of winter term, I got to spend a full hour eating a buttered chocolate croissant, drinking earl grey tea, and getting to surf the web on my MacBook to get my daily news. It was truly a morning I was in dire need of. We all deserve to have some bliss and restfulness in our morning, and let’s be real, none of us get that usually.

Because we all do deserve a relaxing morning, I have come up with a list of ways to have a blissful morning, without stressing!

Have a Blissful Morning, Every Morning

1. Have a real breakfast

Take some time out of your day to actually eat breakfast. Actually cook something (an egg scramble is always a favourite) or get something from the local bakery you can warm up and slather in butter. Have some milk or juice with your coffee and put away your stress for some enjoyable reading. Chew your food slowly and enjoy the delicious flavours. Having a decent breakfast is the best way to have a great morning.Read More