academia, bullet journal, lifestyle, organization, videos

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

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

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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, 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

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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

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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

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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

academia, fitness, food, lifestyle, videos

video || productive at-home vlog | my daily routine, workout + a dramatic pasta dinner

Guys. I had SO much fun editing this video. You've gotta watch it to understand what I mean. Complete with music-timed workout sequence and a dramatic and very Italian pasta-making dinner, I have to say my entire YouTube career has led up to this moment. Every day is totally ordinary but also very unique -… Continue reading video || productive at-home vlog | my daily routine, workout + a dramatic pasta dinner

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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!

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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