How to Stay Productive When You’re Overwhelmed

This has been a long and stressful year for everyone, and you may find yourself feeling unmotivated to do even the smallest of tasks. This can cause things to pile up, and feel even more overwhelming! I am definitely guilty of this, and get frustrated with myself for delaying things that would only take a few minutes to do.

I’ve been working hard to try to stay productive and check off that to-do list with a few strategies. The first step is to give yourself grace! It’s been a hard and emotional year, and just surviving is a big enough accomplishment. Try not to be too hard on yourself over all the things that didn’t get done.

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My Must-Haves for Winter Running

Running through the Minnesota winter is a challenge. Between short days, cold weather, and snowy sidewalks, it sometimes feels like an uphill battle! I do end up using my treadmill throughout the winter when its really cold, or too dark when I need to run, and there is no shame in it! A run is better than no run, and sometimes I feel like I can get a better workout indoors.

For the days I do run outside, having the right gear makes a huge difference for making it a more enjoyable experience. After years of trial and error, I have some favorite items that are worth the splurge.

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Stress Free Office Mini Makeover

My company recently announced that we would be working from home for another 9 months. After 6 months of making due in my at home office, I decided that it was time for a little bit of a room makeover. I wanted to adjust the room to more of a permanent office space that worked for my needs.

Before quarantine, I used my office room as more of an extended closet, guest bedroom, but also had a desk space. I rarely worked from home, so I didn’t use the desk space very often. Now that I use the space daily, it was time to adjust. I didn’t end up doing a major makeover, but a few tweaks made the space so much better for stress-free work!

Some easy updates you can do to make major change to your space include:

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How to Save Money on the Things You Love

As you may have gathered, I am a bit of a shopaholic, but I’m also a huge deal hunter. I believe in treating yourself to the things you love, but also being really responsible with finances. Finding great deals takes some extra leg work and sometimes a lot of patience. But if you’re willing to take a few extra steps, you can get all the excitement of a splurge, without the hefty cost!

Keep reading for some of my secrets to scoring deals on beauty, fashion, and home decor!

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Ways to Wear Your Summer Wardrobe into Fall

This year, you might not be thinking about spending a lot on a new fall wardrobe. Whether you aren’t going out as much, or trying to stick to a budget, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style! I’ve recently been eyeing some fun looks that incorporate spring and summer pieces into cold weather looks.

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Free Printable Artwork

I was recently working on new frames and artwork for above my bed. After searching etsy, I just couldn’t find a pair of prints that I really liked. I was looking for something simple, yet a statement piece. I hopped on Canva, which is my favorite website for designing things like invitations and printables. Canva has lots of free photos and illustrations, which make designing your own content really easy.

I ended up designing a few different options for myself, and thought that I could share them with you all! The files are all a series of 2 or 3 5″x7″ print pages. You can download, scale, and print how you wish to create your own artwork!

Be sure to click the blue download button below the images in order to download and print the high res file!

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