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    Why 2020 wasn’t a failure and my 21 for 2021 list

    2019 me had such big dreams for 2020…and I’m amazed to say that even with all of the chaos and uncertainty, this year wasn’t a complete write-off! I realize that we have all had a rough year, and pretty much everything that happened in 2020 wasn’t ideal. But as I’ve been reflecting on the year, I found that even in the midst of one of the worst years, there are still nuggets of happiness and success that I can celebrate! So instead of listing the things on my 20 for 2020 that I didn’t achieve, I want to focus on a few reasons why this year wasn’t a complete failure.…

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    Beginner Sustainability Tips Anyone Can Do

    Sustainable and zero-waste living is a lifestyle that I have been very interested in for the past year or so, and I am constantly looking for ways that I can implement these minimalist habits into my own routine. I realize that this is a growing trend, but I am not trying to simply follow a trend. Sustainable living is a lifestyle that takes commitment and passion, and I’m slowly doing my best to leave a smaller footprint. I thought I’d start by giving some beginner sustainability tips that are simple enough for anyone to do! Don’t have time to read this entire post? Click on this image to save it…

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    Three Ways to Reduce your Screen Time

    As hard as it is to admit, I am addicted to my phone. I spend so many precious minutes mindlessly scrolling through social media or playing word puzzle games. I’ve even grown accustomed to reading e-books and prefer their digital convenience. Over the past month, I have been trying a few things to help me reduce my screen time and put better habits in place for my mental and physical health. I encourage you to try at least one of these tips, and I promise, you’ll notice a difference in your overall well-being. Everyone already knows this, but technology is a blessing, but it can also be a curse. Learning…

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    My 20 for 2020 Update

    So if you don’t know about 20 for 2020, then I suggest you read my original 20 for 2020 post. Basically, instead of making a bunch of unrealistic and vague New Years’ resolutions, I have made a list of 20 things that I want to do or accomplish by the end of the year. I will be posting another update in the fall, then a final wrap up post for the year to keep me accountable. Read 75 booksI’ve read 20 books as of April 1st! Curious about what I’ve been reading? Check out my Goodreads reading challenge! Also, I’ve written several blog posts about books I’ve read, so you…

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    My Evening Routine

    I wrote a post about my My Morning Routine last month, so I thought I’d follow up with an evening routine post. This one was a little harder for me to write, simply because I’m a night owl and tend to get distracted from a routine. But on a typical evening, this is what I try to do: Put phone away I try to put my phone away at least a half hour before bed, and sometimes closer to an hour. This year I’m really focusing on how I spend my time and making sure I stay mindful with my electronic use every day. I will be honest and say…