Burnout seems to be more common in modern society. Here are the symptoms and how you can cope with the stress you're facing. Click through to read!

Burnout seems to be more common in modern society. Here are the symptoms and how you can cope with the stress you're facing. Click through to read.

I’ve noticed lately that a lot of people seem to be struggling with feeling burnt out in their day to day life. In a society that takes a bit of twisted pride in never calling out of work it’s frankly not surprising that people are getting to this point.

While I get that being overworked is partially a financial decision for many (and therefore largely a necessity), social media is definitely a huge contributor as well. The first thing we do when waking, and the last thing we do before sleeping, is scroll through our phones to observe others. This is creating a subconscious tally board against carefully curated highlight reels of all the things we aren’t accomplishing, even though we’re striving for something that isn’t obtainable because it’s not real.

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5 tips for taking your own blog photos, so you can start creating content without needing anyone else's assistance! Click through to read >>

5 tips for taking your own blog photos, so you can start creating content without needing anyone else's assistance! Click through to read >>

While it’s definitely easier to have someone else help you take blog photos, sometimes that isn’t an option! Maybe you’ve got an idea you’re just bursting to photograph immediately, or a sponsored post you’ve gotta get up, and no help in sight; don’t fret!

I’ve started dabbling in taking my photos myself recently (and people can’t even tell!), because I like being able to drop everything and get to business on my own timeline. I figured I might as well share my top tips with y’all, so you guys can get out there and start making magic all by yourself!

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My go to overnight oats recipe. Simple, yet delicious, and ready for you when you're running out the door in the morning! Click through to read >>

My go to overnight oats recipe. Simple, yet delicious.

I’ve been obsessed with making this overnight oats recipe for a minute now, and kind of surprised I never shared the recipe with y’all. It’s super simple, and I love that I can put everything together in two minutes before heading to bed, and have something ready for me first thing in the morning! I’d love to pretend I’m one of those people that gets up and makes myself breakfast every day, but let’s be real: I’ll snooze until the last possible second, and then sleep more.

I bet so many of you are the same, so this is definitely a recipe worth knowing how to make! Overnight oats are fairly versatile in that you can add or remove pretty much whatever you want, spare the oats and your choice of milk. View Post

Learn from the lobster and cast off that shell (and your limitations) to free yourself up to change.

It’s no big secret that people don’t like change. In fact, I’m pretty sure we can all be in agreement that change is uncomfortable, very much in the way that a pair of overly shrunken jeans are uncomfortable, and we’d rather torture ourselves with something feeling not quite right than make an adjustment. View Post

Taking a look at my 28th birthday.

Yikes! They weren’t kidding about hangovers getting worse after you hit 25. I had hoped to have this post out a little closer to my actual birthday, but recovering from my birthday party (my boyfriend surprised me with karaoke!) took forever. Seriously, if any of y’all have tried and true hangover tricks, defffinitely leave them in the comments below. In case you’re scratching your head, yes I’ve started drinking again since this post. I felt that I got what I needed from my 6 month sober stint, though I wouldn’t object to taking a break again in the future! Everything in moderation.

Sucking at partying aside, this year has really shown me a lot of growth. View Post

7 tips to help you tackle writer's block so you can start getting your work done! Click through to read > 7 tips to help you tackle writer's block so you can start getting your work done! Click through to read >

writer's block

Hey babes! I’ve seen a lot of people really struggling to find their voice and just write lately (myself included) so I decided to put together my favorite tips on how I deal with “writer’s block”.  I actually employed almost every method I’ve shared here while writing out this post, so I can say with certainty that they work!

These tips are directed toward writing blog posts, but I think they can really apply in almost any situation that you find yourself needing to write. Obviously, I’m just biased about what I’m working on.

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Since we’re coming up on “bikini weather” real fast, I figured I’d put together an inspiration post with a few of my favorite healthy instagram feeds, to help y’all to be your best you, both inside and out! These ladies have been a pleasure to follow along with, because not only do they live a physically healthy lifestyle, I’ve found that they really work on embodying a healthier mentality as well. When someone can really be that whole package, I find that they seem to just glow as a person, and push others around them to shine as well.

So, check out these chicas, give ’em a follow, and share your current faves with me below!

@shutthekaleup

This rad mama not only shares some of the tastiest looking food, but has such real personality that you can’t help but wanna follow her. Seriously, go watch Jeanette’s instagram stories right now; I dare ya to not wanna be her friend, or wanna have your little play with her’s. Whenever I find myself looking for ideas for healthy food with something a little extra, I scroll on through her insta. View Post

Super easy oatmeal banana bites, perfect for a quick breakfast or snack, or for baking with kids! Vegan AND gluten-free! Click through for recipe >>Super easy oatmeal banana bites, perfect for a quick breakfast or snack, or for baking with kids! Vegan AND gluten-free! Click through for recipe >>

Super easy oatmeal banana bites, perfect for a quick breakfast or snack, or for baking with kids! Vegan AND gluten-free! Click through for recipe >>

You know when you find that one recipe and fall so in love with it that you cook the same thing a dozen times in one week? Well, this has been that recipe for me. If you follow me on instagram, I’m sure you saw when I shared them here, and know that they’ve been all up in my instastories. Honestly, I just cooked a version with coconut added while putting this post together, ha!

I actually found this recipe by accident when my mom shared this video on facebook, and was surprised to find I had all the ingredients needed on hand to recreate it. After modifying the original recipe to be gluten free, then added my usual go to ingredients (hellooo cinnamon and flax seeds!), I’ve found that what I’m sharing below is my favorite combo.

I’m legit obsessed with how quickly I can make these (seriously, 30 minutes max), that there’s no fuss ingredients, and that I won’t feel guilty when I inevitably devour everything. It’s also just kind of fun to make little additions, like peanut butter, shredded coconut, or crushed walnuts. Give the recipe a try, and let me know what you come up with!

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