Sitting down and setting awesome goals isn't enough. You also have to continue to follow up on your goals to make sure they're working for YOU.

How to follow up on your awesome goals

Remember when we set our awesome goals in 5 simple steps? It’s been a little over a month since then and I’d say it’s high time to follow up on those goals. I like to check in with the progress I’ve made on my goals at the end of each month. In today’s post, I’ll be walking you through my own goal check-in as an example and you can follow along using your own goals. If you want to know more about setting awesome goals that work for YOU, check out my FREE ebook: YOUR Awesome Goals. Click here to download.…

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College classes often come with a lot of assignments, but crafting a planner system that works for you can ensure that you never miss an assignment again.

How to use a planner: Tracking class assignments

It’s no secret that I LOVE my planner. I use it to keep track of just about everything, from my classes, to my job, to extracurriculars, to this blog. I learned a long time ago that I tend to remember things best if I write them down and color code them, so I’ve been using a physical planner since about fifth grade. In this post, I’ll be giving you a peek into my planner. More specifically, how I use my planner to keep track of my assignments and how to make sure that you never forget a single assignment for your…

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Frustrated by the mess that is your dorm room? Me too. These 3 steps + free downloadable cleaning schedule will help you actually keep your dorm room clean.

How to actually keep your dorm room clean + freebie

Last semester, I admittedly did a terrible job keeping my dorm room clean. I cleaned whenever I felt like it (so obviously not that often) and I kept letting things get crazy messy. However, a dirty or messy room tends to stress me out and college is already stressful enough without worrying about living in a messy environment as well. So, this semester, I’m trying to devote more time to cleaning so that I can devote less time to stressing out. Here are the 3 steps I’m taking this semester to actually keep my dorm room clean. 1. Create a…

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Going back to school after a break is always tough, but if you practice these 5 easy habits, you'll be on your way to a relaxing and worry-free semester.

5 happy habits to ensure a relaxing semester

If it hasn’t begun for you already, the spring semester is going to start very soon. I hope your winter break has been very relaxing; I know mine has provided me with some much needed stress relief. Even though I don’t go back to school for another week, I’m starting to get a little worried about how I’ll transition back into the stress of school. Because of this, I figured some of you could also benefit from a relaxation guide. I hope that the suggestions in this blog post can help you build healthy and happy habits that will allow…

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Setting goals you can actually achieve is easier said than done. Luckily, you only have to follow these 5 simple steps to set and achieve awesome goals.

How to set awesome goals in 5 simple steps

2016 is almost upon us! I hope everyone is having a very happy holiday season and a relaxing winter break. With the coming new year inevitably comes New Years Resolutions. If you’re anything like me, you set some lofty goals that you work toward in January and promptly forget come February. Today, I’m going to do my best to help you overcome your struggles with resolutions by sharing a simple 5 step process that I use to set and achieve my goals. Step 1: Make time and space to set your goals This was almost a 4 step process but…

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Us college students aren't rolling in extra cash, but we still love to give. This holiday gift guide is perfect for creative people on a budget!

Holiday gift guide: Creative and cheap gift ideas

I’m without a doubt a summer, beaches, and warm weather person but I make an exception for the month of December because the holiday cheer makes up for the cold. One of the best parts about the holiday season is gift giving because you get to pick out or make just the right present in order to make someone smile. However, like most college students, I’m not rolling in extra cash so I can’t necessarily afford to get every single friend the perfect gift. This is why my friends and I are big fans of the Secret Santa gift exchange. When…

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With finals week upon us, we often neglect our sanity in favor of our grades. These 5 tips will help you stay sane while still acing those finals.

Finals week: How to stay sane

Finals week is upon us! December finals have always had a weird vibe to me. On the one hand, you’re frazzled from endless studying and caffeine highs but on the other, you’re abuzz with holiday cheer. I’ve found this particular mix of stress and excitement to be exclusive to finals week and it is certainly not conducive to my feelings of sanity. Because of this, I think focusing on staying sane and minimizing stress is one of the most important things you can do during finals week — possibly even more important than studying! So, I’m kicking off this blog…

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