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)

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, 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

art, bullet journal, organization, videos

video || 3 time-saving ways to embellish with washi tape | bullet journal tips

Ever wanted to decorate your bullet journal, but not sure where to start? Washi tape is my favourite way to add creativity to my bullet journal, without spending hours or working up an artistic inspiration. It can add colour and embellishment to an otherwise plain spread! In this video I'm sharing THREE go-to ideas for… Continue reading video || 3 time-saving ways to embellish with washi tape | bullet journal tips

art, lifestyle, organization, shop

art || shop launch announcement: June 1, 2020

Do you want your desk space looking like this? READ ON for my CRAZY fun announcement! For the past week I've been working hard researching, ordering, and photographing for the first-ever Mistral Spirit SHOP launch. I am so thrilled to bring you FIVE unique pieces and products on June 1, and over the next three… Continue reading art || shop launch announcement: June 1, 2020

lifestyle, things i learned, writing

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

bullet journal, lifestyle, organization

lifestyle || let’s get motivated | no-fail, 4-step, 20-mins jump start!

Let's get MOTIVATED in 20 minutes and 4 practical steps! Grab your bullet journal or a piece of paper and a pen to get started! Here's an overview of what we're talking about today. Before or after you start on these steps, you can even add the same simple spread to your own bullet journal!… Continue reading lifestyle || let’s get motivated | no-fail, 4-step, 20-mins jump start!

bullet journal, fitness, lifestyle

lifestyle || 11 practical tips to improve your sleep schedule | how I wake up at 7:30 am every day

Getting on an early sleep schedule (that means waking up before noon!) is one of the first steps to creating structure for yourself if you're home all day. This Sunday, I'm bringing you a bullet journal spread with my TOP practical tips that you can do both BEFORE bed and in the MORNING. Let's start… Continue reading lifestyle || 11 practical tips to improve your sleep schedule | how I wake up at 7:30 am every day

academia, bullet journal, Psychology, writing

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!

art, bullet journal, lifestyle, videos

video || draw with us ON CAMPUS! 3 locations, 5 supplies, 5 mins challenge

Get inspired by the things around you! 🌿 Journaling and drawing is extremely therapeutic and I hope this video inspires you to get creative and mindful, wherever you may be! On Wednesday last week (before all the current chaos went down), I met Sophie from Opal and Fern Designs to do a draw with us… Continue reading video || draw with us ON CAMPUS! 3 locations, 5 supplies, 5 mins challenge