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Ways To Stop Letting People Take Advantage Of You

September 21st, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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You’re the person your boss goes to when he needs someone to put in extra hours during the week. Your sister knows she can count on you to pick up her kids or her dry cleaning, and your roommates have started expecting the apartment to be spotless because they know you will pick up after them.

When you’re very dependable, some people can become a little too dependent on you. So when everyone needs you to do everything, how do you get back some time for yourself and tell them no? Setting boundaries when it comes to your boss or even your BFF can be hard. But go into the conversation with a game plan and things don’t have to get that awkward, or worse — ugly.

Why Some People Can’t See Your Value (And How To Deal)

September 16th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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I’m sure we’ve all done a lot for a person who didn’t appreciate us at one time or another. They were negative when you wanted to be positive. They blocked you out when you tried to let them in. You made yourself available, and yet, that wasn’t enough. They wanted more and more from you. Why would they mistreat you?

The trouble with trying to find a reason is that sometimes it’s just not about you. Maybe they’re hurt, insecure, and battling with issues that don’t have anything to do with you. If you’ve found yourself dealing with the following people, distance yourself and build yourself up instead of staying around people who try to bring you down.

Ways Trying To Be Superwoman Could Be Keeping You From Your Goals

August 31st, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Women who get things done know that the best way to accomplish your goals is to work hard and stay focused. But sometimes there is there such a thing as working too hard when you’re determined to get to the top.

Staying focused is always an important part of success. But when you don’t cut yourself a little slack from time to time, you could slow down your progress or lose your direction on the way to what you really want.

Whether it’s taking well-deserved breaks or asking for help from the right people, doing yourself these favors is the best way to work smarter and not harder to avoid burnout.

10 Ways To Wear A Head Scarf When There’s No Time To Do Your Hair

August 31st, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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From the runway to Coachella to the workplace, heads carves have been making a major statement as of late. Whether you love a look that’s boho chic or a conscious and Badu-inspired one, there are a lot of perks to wrapping it up and not having to worry about your hair for the day.

The best part about head wraps? It’s not all about the look. When you’re running late and your roots are a mess, a scarf is a great way to wrap things up fashionably when there’s no time to do your ‘do.

These adorable wraps are cute and conservative enough to wear to work when you have to get out of the door in a hurry, but don’t want to look like you came straight from the bed.

Ways Your Sedentary Job Is Working Against Your Diet And What You Can Do About It

August 30th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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If your diet and workout plan don’t seem to be giving you the results you think they should, there could be quite a few reasons behind it. And we were surprised to find that a 9 to 5 might be one of those reasons.

We all know that sitting all day isn’t great for you. But did you know that your desk chair could be flattening out your behind? Or that skipping out on work breaks could make your body work even harder than normal to hold on to fat?

Thankfully, when you know the ways that your sedentary job is working against you, there are ways to work around it. When you’re trying to lose weight, making these small changes could make everything a lot easier.

Ways To Fit In Time To Relax When Your Schedule Is Tight

August 25th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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When your day is so packed that you have to schedule time to take a deep breath, you need to prioritize a moment to decompress. Personal time is important.

How can you tell when it’s time for an emergency tweak of your schedule? When everything is on your last nerve, coffee doesn’t do it like it used to, and everything on your to-do list is taking much longer than it used to, it’s time to carve out some time in your day to focus on doing what makes you happy.

Even when it feels like you have no time at all, there are ways to squeeze a little relaxation time into the busiest schedule. Commit to blowing off a little steam here and there and you won’t burn out before the workday is over.

15 Easy Ways To Shave Minutes Off Of Your Morning Routine And Get To Work On Time

August 10th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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If you’re like me, “late” is a constant problem. You might have good intentions and a reliable alarm, but somehow you’re almost always five to 10 minutes late for work (hitting “snooze” sets me up for failure every time). And when your boss starts to notice that as well, it’s time to change up your morning routine.

These changes seem small but together they can help get you out of the door — especially if that’s one of your biggest morning problems — and stay out of trouble at work.

The key to starting a new routine? Try it out on the weekend first. You’ll work out the kinks and reset your schedule without running the risk of being late for work…again.

Office Accessories You Need To Bring Cheer To Your Desk

August 8th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Need to make your work space inspiring again? Sometimes the difference between a bad day and a pretty good one has a lot to do with your surroundings. You can’t always lighten your workload or let more sunlight in, but you can bring a little cheer to your desk with the following office accessories.

Whether you have a tiny cubicle, a desk in your spare room or a fancy corner office, you’ll find something to bring a little extra light to your usually busy (or drab) workday. And who knows? Your little corner of joy and encouragement might be contagious. Gift some of these things to your favorite co-workers and the entire office might be a happier place to work.

How To Ask For What You Want And Get It

July 7th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Asking for what you want always sounds like it should be simple. Sometimes it is. But when it comes to tough topics, whether it’s asking for a raise, or for what you really want in bed, sometimes it’s hard to know where to even start. Or, better yet, how to ask the right way so you come out of a potentially awkward situation with what you want.

While getting what you desire isn’t always a piece of cake, there are ways of going about asking for it that could increase the possibility. And, as with everything, practice makes perfect. So don’t be afraid to get your foot in the door. Start speaking up for what you need now and soon you’ll be getting more of what you want later.

Not Enough Time In the Day? Easy Ways Free Up An Hour

June 20th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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What would you do with an extra hour a day? Does even the idea of “extra time” make you want to laugh out loud?

We all have goals that we want to get to when the work day is done. But even with 24 hours at our disposal, there never seems to be enough time. The busier we get, the more “free time” seems to be just something we had back before we started our 9 to 5’s.

But there are ways that you can free up a little time in even the busiest day. And it’s easier than you think. Often, simply changing the way you approach your day can make it a lot longer. So whether you need time to hit the gym, start your side project or simply relax, we’ve got several ways to free up some time for what you really want to do.