5 ways to be more successful in college

You’ve probably been told for most of your life that going to college is a recipe for success in your adult life. You’ll get a good education, which will lead to a good job, which will lead to making a decent living for yourself and your family. However, people often focus so much on telling you how successful college will make you that they forget to tell you how to be successful when you’re actually in college. In this post, I’ll be going over five of my best tips for being more successful in college as well as recommending an awesome product…

How to be confident in job interviews

I’ve been spending a lot of time looking for internships for this summer and over spring break I had my first interview for an internship. I was really nervous, but I think because I implemented these tips, I was able to feel confident and really rock the interview. I hope when you have a job or internship interview, you’ll be able to use these tips to summon your inner confidence and have an amazing interview. Do your research This is the most important part of feeling confident in job interviews. Take an hour or two a couple of days before your interview,…

How to keep a gratitude journal + freebie

Today, I’m excited to share with you how I keep my daily gratitude journal as well as a template you can download and use to begin your very own gratitude journal! The importance of gratitude I don’t know where I first read about the importance of gratitude, but it really stuck with me. It used to be that I only thought about what I was grateful for when Thanksgiving rolled around, but somebody told me that your life would improve drastically if you made time to each day to count your blessings. I was skeptical at first, but I tried the…

My all time favorite music for studying

What do you do when you’re in the library trying to study for an exam when the person sitting next to you won’t stop clicking their pen? If you’re anything like me, you like to avoid confrontation at all costs so you pop your headphones in and try to keep focusing on your work. What you listen to through those headphones matters though, because not all music is created equal when it comes time for studying. Personally, the type of music I listen to largely depends on what type of work I’m doing. As an English major, I do a…

10 easy ways to practice self care every day

“Self care” is something of a buzzword on the internet these days, and I’m sure you’ve heard it tossed around quite a bit. The exact definition isn’t the easiest to pin down, although the ever reliable source Wikipedia says it refers to “any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated.” To me, self care means exactly what it sounds like: taking care of yourself. Although what this entails obviously differs depending on individual needs, this quick list contains my top 10 favorite ways to practice self care. 1. Take a long shower I’m sure everyone is aware…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…