organization, videos

organization || 4 school & office organization hacks | with washi tape

Take notes, stay organized, and get motivated for school! Here are 4 ways to make studying more fun, creative and inspired using washi tape. This paper-based, removable crafting tape from The Washi Tape Shop comes in so many beautiful patterns & designs. You may have seen me use it to embellish my bullet journal and… Continue reading organization || 4 school & office organization hacks | with washi tape

academia, bullet journal, organization, things i learned

lifestyle || hard truths on organization and productivity

Feeling behind? Stressed? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Too much going on at once? ⁠ See that long list of "ongoing projects"? Yeah. This was a heck of a week back in November 2020. I went back in to decorate it and was thinking about how I managed to get all that stuff done in one week.⁠ I… Continue reading lifestyle || hard truths on organization and productivity

lifestyle, things i learned

ideas || my new habit, journaling every day in Scrivener

I've started journaling again. In the past, I've journaled whenever I felt like it, which always translated to "when I'm feeling sad". Who wants to spend their happy time writing about how happy they are? Pssh. That's the time for living instead, isn't it? I have a few half-started notebooks filled with a few fun… Continue reading ideas || my new habit, journaling every day in Scrivener

academia, organization, videos

organization || highlight for revision at school & work | my colour-coding review system

How to highlight SMART! This system is simple, adaptable, and super-flexible for school studying and work notes organization. I use it across the board for ALL the notes I take - whether I'm learning, at university, or in a meeting. All you really need are 3 colours to replicate a system that will efficiently help… Continue reading organization || highlight for revision at school & work | my colour-coding review system

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ideas || the keys to writing successful uni + scholarship essay applications | my 5-step process

I'm a Queen's University Commerce (business) student in 3rd year, specializing in marketing, with my full tuition covered by 2 major scholarships and 5 GPA merit-based awards. Here is how I structured my application essays for Queen's, the 5 steps to get started & write winning scholarship essays yourself, and my advice to anyone going… Continue reading ideas || the keys to writing successful uni + scholarship essay applications | my 5-step process

Literary Commentary

ideas || i know who you are because of the words you use | The Midnight Library and my own emotional voice

I just finished reading The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, and filmed a short IGTV which I posted to Instagram yesterday. But there's one thing I briefly touched upon in those five minutes that I need to dive deeper into. There was something about his writing. https://www.instagram.com/p/CH50-sIBzym/ The book incorporates the science-fiction delight of parallel… Continue reading ideas || i know who you are because of the words you use | The Midnight Library and my own emotional voice

academia, bullet journal, videos

creativity || my stationery essentials

A complete round-up of my stationery essentials for bullet journaling, watercolour travel sketching, and note-taking! Sharing EVERYTHING I know about pencil cases, black pens, colour pens, illustration pens, brush pens, watercolours, washi tapes and more! Of course, this wouldn't be a stationery video without lots of pen swatches of every single pen & colour, and… Continue reading creativity || my stationery essentials

academia, lifestyle, snapshot

ideas || how to learn MORE from every podcast you listen to

It's now easier than ever to create your own podcast for free and - as a result - to find great ones to listen to! In this video, I'm sharing 8 tips to get the most out of every single podcast you hear! P.S. These strategies totally apply to any kind of informational content you… Continue reading ideas || how to learn MORE from every podcast you listen to

fitness, lifestyle, videos

lifestyle || my morning routine | how i use microhabits to accomplish long-term goals

In this video, I detail 4 steps to tackle long-term goals with micro habits, incorporated into a journal entry of my own that I'm reading aloud. The first step, you'll find, is establishing priorities that are INDEPENDENTLY your own. Then comes the hard part. Every day, we make little choices to get us an incremental… Continue reading lifestyle || my morning routine | how i use microhabits to accomplish long-term goals

Psychology, snapshot, videos

ideas || a journal entry about journal entries + how i take notes to have better conversations

The focus of this episode is on 4 tips to improve your relationships, conversations and meetings using your bullet journal, but I also steered into some personal growth territory! It's really just a long heart-to-heart chat and journal entry mixed into one (which you can now listen to as a podcast!). I chat about something… Continue reading ideas || a journal entry about journal entries + how i take notes to have better conversations

academia, lifestyle, videos

organization || 9 study strategies & 3 approaches to exam revision for maths, humanities and science

First published on the Pearson Canada Blog on October 22, 2020. In collaboration with Pearson Canada, I created a video with 9 study strategies to help students get through midterms, and a blog post sharing 3 different approaches to exam revision! I also talk a bit about having a healthier, growth-focused mindset when studying. Enjoy!… Continue reading organization || 9 study strategies & 3 approaches to exam revision for maths, humanities and science

books, snapshot

ideas || 5 books i read this summer | july – september 2020

I got back into reading a lot more this summer, and from July to September I read these 5 (technically 7) books! Really enjoyed filming short reviews and summaries immediately after each one, so I decided to compile them and make this into a recurring series. As is classic Mistral Spirit style, I'm focusing on… Continue reading ideas || 5 books i read this summer | july – september 2020

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organization || a week in my bullet journal | plan with me for beginners!

Join me as I show you EVERYTHING I did in my bullet journal this week! I decided the best way to teach you HOW to bullet journal was to take you along and SHOW you how I do it every day. A bullet journal can be any blank notebook that you customize with a flexible… Continue reading organization || a week in my bullet journal | plan with me for beginners!

snapshot, videos

ideas || how to relax without feeling guilty | a message for ambitious high-achievers || snapshot october 2

How do you balance productivity with the ordinary, unplanned parts of everyday life? Not only is this a pressing topic as the line between work and personal life gets blurrier, but it's absolutely critical to find a balance for the sake of our mental health! It's also something that many ambitious, self-critical, high-achievers struggle with!… Continue reading ideas || how to relax without feeling guilty | a message for ambitious high-achievers || snapshot october 2