academia, books, lifestyle

lifestyle || how to read non-fiction (faster)

Let me be honest for a second. I find it hard to read non-fiction. Even though I love learning new things, non-fiction loses my attention quickly! It can be challenging to get out of your comfort zone and read about something completely new. Here are some strategies I'm currently using to get the most out… Continue reading lifestyle || how to read non-fiction (faster)

lifestyle, videos

video || 5 steps to a productive home office | my NEW study space TOUR! (short-term AirBnB)

Come check out my new AirBnB study space! This semester, I'm living in 3 different locations with my boyfriend as we tackle remote school and work. SO I thought it was a great opportunity to show you what to look for in a productive and focused home office! I shared 5 steps, put in the… Continue reading video || 5 steps to a productive home office | my NEW study space TOUR! (short-term AirBnB)

academia, bullet journal, lifestyle, organization

organization || 5 study tools you should be using for success

First published on the Pearson Canada Blog on September 16, 2020. In collaboration with Pearson Canada, I put together a visual guide to the top 5 tools I'm currently using to stay on top of everything. Check out the other fantastic student features on their blog, too! As a student blogger and content creator, I’ve… Continue reading organization || 5 study tools you should be using for success

academia, videos

video || how i take notes as a 4.2 GPA student: complete digital system for success

I LOVE a good organization and productivity system. GOOD systems are what have helped me get a 4.2 GPA (we use a 4.3 scale), land career projects (intern, teaching assistant, freelance marketing consultant), and have time for personal relationships (family, friends, colleagues) and personal goals (I workout nearly every day). Note-taking in school and university… Continue reading video || how i take notes as a 4.2 GPA student: complete digital system for success

academia, bullet journal, organization, videos

video || how i stay organized as a 4.2 GPA student | my bullet journal, Google Calendar & prioritization system

This is my time management and organization system for an example first week at Queen's University! I'm showing you EXACTLY how I use my bullet journal and Google calendar to juggle all of my priorities. my studies (4.2 GPA)career projects (internships, TA, consulting)personal relationships (family, friends, colleagues)self care (gym). My tools are simple, but I… Continue reading video || how i stay organized as a 4.2 GPA student | my bullet journal, Google Calendar & prioritization system

food, lifestyle, snapshot, things i learned, videos

video || why I cut down on coffee & how caffeine affects productivity

A month ago, my 6-cup aluminum moka pot temporarily went out of commission after losing an oxidation battle with the dishwasher. What followed was a week of cold-turkey ending my habitual caffeine intake, and a period of severe headaches, fatigue and unhappiness. I was experiencing Caffeine Withdrawal! This got me thinking about the effects of… Continue reading video || why I cut down on coffee & how caffeine affects productivity

academia, lifestyle, videos

video || tips for your online school experience: campus, social life, extracurriculars & education | Queen’s University

Virtual school will be different, but there are ways to make the most of the situation. You can still replicate the campus, social life, extra-curricular, and education experience at home! This video is for all the freshmen, undergraduate and graduate students getting ready to start online courses at college or university in the fall. I… Continue reading video || tips for your online school experience: campus, social life, extracurriculars & education | Queen’s University

fitness, food, lifestyle, organization, snapshot, videos

video || the fine line between self-improvement and complacency

I'm all about constant self-reflection and self-improvement, but the number one thing to remember when setting goals - productivity, health, fitness, habits - is to appreciate that your current position IS A PART OF THE PROCESS. Don't use guilt to motivate yourself. It's not a long-term solution for change. And it's particularly dangerous when your… Continue reading video || the fine line between self-improvement and complacency

academia, bullet journal, fitness, food, lifestyle, organization, videos

video || 62 bullet journal spread ideas in 3 minutes | practical & organized

In the 6 years of staying organized using a bullet journal, I’ve tried and created 62 completely unique and functional spreads. This video will be a quick, categorized flip through all of them, to inspire you with your own planners and lists! And since we're all about productivity, we'll do it in under 3 minutes!… Continue reading video || 62 bullet journal spread ideas in 3 minutes | practical & organized

food, lifestyle, photography

lifestyle || some of my favourite food recipes during lockdown

Earlier this year, I stumbled upon a golden video while watching YouTube with the (or so I convinced myself) non-mindless goal of learning more about cooking and the culinary arts. It was a 42 minute video titled, "How to Chop Every Vegetable". As is usually the case when you watch someone else go at their… Continue reading lifestyle || some of my favourite food recipes during lockdown