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Busy vs. Productive

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How many of you are good with time management? If you are, please help a girl out because moving further away from work has made me realize that I am not as great with time management as I had thought. Now that there are days spent 10 hrs away from home, with 2 of those hours in the car each day, it is vital that my time is not squandered. I don’t know about you, but when time slips away from me and nothing gets done, it leaves me feeling stressed and like a failure in some sense. In addition to working, there is blogging, events, friends and the normal demands of life that come in the way. Below, I’ve created a list of 10 things that can improve how my time is spent.

  1. Plan Outfits: You know those mornings when you don’t have an outfit planned and then you’re rushing around like a crazy person, trying on outfits and still cannot find anything to wear despite a full closet? Yeah, that was me every day last week.
  2. Plan Posts: I am pretty much the worst when it comes to scheduling blog and social media posts. Mainly, because my creativity is peaked at random moments, but I plan to get better at this!
  3. Limit/plan the time spent on Social Media. This is a bit difficult being a blogger and constantly being on social media. That does not mean it isn’t possible. There are so many apps that track your social media time and how often you open your phone.
  4. Have down time. Kind of strange when we’re talking about spending time wisely. Hear me out. A break from life allows you to reset, your brain to be free from distractions, ultimately letting those creative and innovative juices flow.
  5. Meal Prep. I am so bad at this but, I am working on it! If you have quick, healthy, recipes let me know!
  6. Plan out workouts for the week. The app that I use is Nike Training Club and they have tons of workouts and you can even set up a customizable plan.
  7. Have a calendar with events. Whether it is your phone or another planner, be sure to plan out events so that you know what you have coming up.
  8. Use travel time to learn: Podcasts, NPR, and audiobooks are life! As nerdy as they sound, they are life savers for people who have long commutes!
  9. Beautify yourself! If your skin is just feeling terrible but you’ve got so much to do, that means, it’s MASK TIME. Wearing a mask while doing laundry or housework kills two birds with one stone!
  10. Live in the moment! Be aware of your surroundings and continue to journey along!

Let me know if you try any of these tips and tricks for maximizing your time!

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Welcome to VANESSALAND

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What’s up y’all (yes I say y’all. A lot)?

Welcome to VANESSALAND where we do Life Together (LT).

This is the first official blog post and boy am I excited for the content to come! Considering that the focus of this blog was to create a community of people lifting one another up through what life throws at us, I figured that y’all should know a little bit about me right?

I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado but my family is from a tiny island in the Caribbean called Grenada.

Traveling is one of my favorite things to do! I’ve been all over the U.S., Europe, and the Caribbean.

My degree is in Electrical Engineering, and it was one of the most mentally challenging things I’ve ever done in my life.

My passions are style, fashion, women empowerment, and lively discussions.

I was tormented by a spirit for a couple years, and my life was made new when I turned to Jesus Christ.

Food. I am pretty sure this is my love language, and there is always time for it. #AMIRIGHT?

Mermaids do exist. Do not try to tell me otherwise.

As we get to know one another, we will dive more in to the details of each of our aspects of life.

Well ENOUGH, about me. What are some things you want people to know about YOU?

If you’ve got a Facebook page, website, or social media handle you’d like for me to check out, list it below and let’s get connected!

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