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 video || how to relax without feeling guilty | a message for ambitious high-achievers || snapshot october 2
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
Get the tools and strategies to create a healthy, fit and active lifestyle for yourself! In this blog post and video, we're talking about: 3 benefits of fitness (and if it's still worth it if you're not seeing results!)12 strategies that help me get motivated every single dayyour workout options and how to pick your… Continue reading lifestyle || workout motivation, strategies + how to write your own!
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!
TODAY was AWESOME! Follow me around campus to see what a busy, productive Tuesday of a first year commerce student at Queen's University looks like. My first vlog ever was so much fun to film! What I did today (Tuesday, February 5, 2019: workout at the gym laundry class thrift shopping + cafe downtown (in… Continue reading day in the life at Queen’s University | VLOG!
I'm turning 19 in just a few days, and one of the perks of being born so close to New Years' is that, to me, my birthday becomes an even bigger milestone than the turn of the year. Although this time around I won't be doing my usual resolutions, I wanted to still take some… Continue reading writing || hello 19: 8 things i learned in 2018
Here's a quick reference sheet I've compiled of 9 quick pre-exam motivation, mindset and stress-relief tips! SLEEP. It changes EVERYTHING.Redefine your self-worth metric. This does not define your worth.Know your why. Learning is so lovely, and there is SO much to learn! This is just testing you on that.Appreciate the process. You like to think that… Continue reading lifestyle || know this before your exams: 9 mindset tips
Hi! I'm Ioana and I'm studying Commerce at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. This is an update sort of video in which I talk about what university has been like so far, what I've learned and share some advice for high school students entering university! P.s. So sorry about the poor quality - the night… Continue reading lifestyle || what i learned: my first month at Queen’s university
Before taking my office apart for move-in to my new university dorm room, I thought I'd film one final look at it and show you how I organize it! This is my office at home, and was my room throughout high school. https://youtu.be/EQ0KJjwDpEk
Nope, this isn't just a list of things to do over the summer that are productive. These are ways you can encourage yourself to get into a happy, healthy, and productive space that will help you make the most out of your summer, whatever that might mean to you! For the comments: I'd love to… Continue reading lifestyle || how to be productive over the summer + free printable