Discipline, Personal Development

The Most Toxic Workplace Habit

 I’ve been in situations where it feels like I have to gossip about somebody in order to feel like I fit in. Sometimes we’re just surrounded by negative people, whose default conversation is one that tears others down. I will admit that I’ve succumbed to that temptation. I’ve been in positions where I want… Continue reading The Most Toxic Workplace Habit

Discipline, Personal Development

5 Tips to Survive Whole 30

Back in August 2017, my husband and I decided to go on a Whole30 cleanse. If you’ve never heard of Whole30, I recommend you click here. It’s basically a very strict diet regimen that focuses on eating whole, clean, unprocessed foods.  I knew doing Whole 30 would be challenging: I’ve been pretty addicted to… Continue reading 5 Tips to Survive Whole 30

Discipline, Productivity

Using Scheduling Tools to your Advantage

Look at your smartphone. That’s not just a device to use for social media and selfies. It’s a very useful, powerful device, that can help you remember your cousin’s birthday, or that monthly report that has to be sent out exactly at 9am on the third Wednesday of every month. If you haven’t guessed it… Continue reading Using Scheduling Tools to your Advantage

Discipline, Personal Development

2018 Goals

You might have guessed that with the title “GoalGetter,” I like setting and achieving goals. If so, you guessed correctly. I want to share these goals with you, and then check in on them later in the year and see how I’m doing!    I set goals in the following areas: Financial, physical, knowledge/intellectual,… Continue reading 2018 Goals

Discipline, Personal Development

“Is it easy?”

 While sitting at a fast-food restaurant scarfing down a quick dinner on a rainy day in between commitments, I overheard a conversation between a restaurant employee and a nearby patron. The employee was peppering the customer with questions, interrupting his meal by asking him for an unending stream of information. “Do I know you… Continue reading “Is it easy?”

Discipline, Personal Development

The Marshmallow Test

Have you ever heard of the “Marshmallow test?” It’s an experiment I first learned about while earning my undergraduate psychology degree, but I came across it again recently. So here’s the story: Dr. Walter Mischel, PhD, studied self-control and delayed gratification in children. In his experiment, a researcher would place a marshmallow in front of… Continue reading The Marshmallow Test

Discipline, Personal Development

Being Active While Behind a Desk

I’ve loved exercise for a long time. I’ve never been an athlete, but I’ve always been a fan of being active. I ran all through high school, and started doing pilates and yoga in college as well. Because of all of my activities through my teenage years, I was always able to maintain my ideal… Continue reading Being Active While Behind a Desk

Discipline, Productivity

Why you should change the way you view time

Time is a limited resource. Once you’ve used it, you can’t get it back. We’ve all been there: You sit down at your desk in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee and a “can-do” attitude, ready to tackle the day. You’re going to clear those piles of work off of your desk by… Continue reading Why you should change the way you view time