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writing || notes on the tipping point by Malcolm Gladwell

Okay, I'm going to make a confession. I finished this book weeks ago. And writing a blog post summary of my thoughts and notes has been a majorly recurring to-do list item. It went somewhat like this in my to-do list: write blog postblog post (urgent)okay, seriously write blog postwrite the damn blog post already!… Continue reading writing || notes on the tipping point by Malcolm Gladwell

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writing || #MyJournalStory | From blogging at 9 years old to going live on TV and YouTube: my 7-year bujo evolution

First published on the Washi Tape Shop on May 6, 2020. A couple weeks ago, @thewashitapeshop reached out asking if I'd like to write a guest blog post to share my story. I decided to put it into a visual journey about how I got into blogging at 9 years old, took up bullet journaling, and started… Continue reading writing || #MyJournalStory | From blogging at 9 years old to going live on TV and YouTube: my 7-year bujo evolution

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writing || why you should make a priority list for your free time, too

Happy first Monday of May! Let's chat about mindful priorities today. In my view, there are 3 states of productivity: the first is a positive Flow State - you're getting things done AND enjoying the work. The second is when you're getting things done (maybe it's mostly admin tasks/busywork) but you're not in the mood… Continue reading writing || why you should make a priority list for your free time, too

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writing || life during COVID-19

Today is the start of week 5 in this new reality. I keep catching myself saying "this all happened so fast", only to immediately disagree with myself. It didn't happen fast, it just happened in exponential increments, and depending on what camp of people you're in you would have been alarmed at different stages. Here's… Continue reading writing || life during COVID-19

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lifestyle || working from home top tips and criminology

WORK FROM HOME strategies coming your way! When I came home to begin our daily routine of social distancing, online courses and facetiming friends instead of seeing them, I set the first two days aside as Transition Time. I sat down with my bullet journal and planned out what I needed to stay happy and… Continue reading lifestyle || working from home top tips and criminology

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writing || quick note | reality is what you are living

I've had so many mixed feelings ever since this all started but have also taken it as an opportunity to work on my mental "narratives" without the distraction of my relationships or external obligations. Here's one thing I've been telling myself a lot lately. In fact, I first posted it over on Instagram but felt… Continue reading writing || quick note | reality is what you are living

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video || 12 spread ideas for stress & uncertainty + bullet journal APRIL flip through

Bullet journaling is my favourite form of therapy when I feel stressed or anxious, and now is a better time than ever to turn to it for help! Today I'm sharing the 12 spreads I used to relieve some of the stress surrounding the world's current uncertainty. They are prompts for you to brainstorm in… Continue reading video || 12 spread ideas for stress & uncertainty + bullet journal APRIL flip through

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writing || using cognitive behavioural therapy, in your bullet journal, for anxiety? i need your input!

I was just reading an article that a psychology professor at Queen's University (my uni) posted to help in dealing with social distancing during our current COVID-19 crisis. In it, he linked to a resource on cognitive behavioural therapy that I found absolutely incredible. Here is the link: https://positivepsychology.com/cbt-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-techniques-worksheets/ why am I interested in Cognitive Behavioural… Continue reading writing || using cognitive behavioural therapy, in your bullet journal, for anxiety? i need your input!

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lifestyle || podcast recommendations for your home isolation

This has been a strange week. The COVID-19 pandemic has been escalating around the world for a while now, but this was the first week where it seemed to penetrate our university's walls. By Thursday and Friday, everyone was talking about what would happen before St. Patties went down on Saturday (St. Patrick's day is… Continue reading lifestyle || podcast recommendations for your home isolation

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writing || strategies to cope with fluctuations of self-worth

We're human. 🙂 Sometimes we waste our time. Other times, we do too much and get overwhelmed. Sometimes we sleep in (I did today lol), other times we go to bed too late. And sometimes we just plain fail. If you're very conscientious, sensitive, or a perfectionist, these small moments of failure can push down… Continue reading writing || strategies to cope with fluctuations of self-worth