quotes for your monday: change and growth

hey guys! today I’m sharing some motivational (and pretty) quotes for your monday that I found on pinterest. I love these kind of posts personally so I decided to do one for you guys 💛 I think I’m actually going to be starting a series of these every couple mondays with pretty and encouraging quotes 🙂

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some sunshine for your monday (ft. memes)

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HAPPY MONDAY GUYS. if your monday is not happy *YET* here’s a collection of funny memes that will hopefully make you smile 🙂

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How I write my blog posts

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Have you ever wondered how I write my blog posts? It’s definitively not one size fits all, but my current method works well for me.

Planning

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This step might seem minor, but it’s actually very important! About a month in advance, I pick the posts for the next month from a list that I keep of things I’d like to post. Then, I add them to an excel sheet that I keep (excel is like sheets for google) going.

I used to use monday.com for this step (just because I had a 30 day free trial) but it’s expensive if you want to keep using it, so I just decided to use an excel sheet.

Here’s an example of my excel sheet for June, July, and August:

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Once it’s added to the excel document, I open a google docs and start planning the post. For example, in my bible journaling post, I listed all the supplies I would include and found links and prices for all of them. Most of the time this is just a simple bullet list of what I want to include in the post (for some posts, I don’t even do this, like a photography post).

Photos

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I try to include photos in all my posts, even if I grab them from Unsplash (like the one above). If I need to actually take photos with my camera, I do that, but if I’m getting the photos online, I pick the one’s I plan to use. Then I add EVERY SINGLE photo that will be in the post to an empty draft. This includes my “Hello” Photo, signature, and dividers.

Writing

 

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This step is pretty self explanatory: actually writing the post! This includes typing captions for photos, and actually building a post. I generally do this in 1-4 stages (depending on how much work it is).

Then, I schedule the post! I write my posts about 1-2 weeks before they go live, which relives me of stress. For some posts that are more personal and need to be written closer to when they go live, I try to prep as much as possible ahead of time.

I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my blog post planning+preparing process (triple points for alliteration)!

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7 Things to do every Sunday to prepare for the week ahead

Who else feels like Mondays are crazy town? If you’re saying “Me!!” (I know you are) then this post is for you! Here are some of my favorite things to do on Sundays to prepare for the rest of the week. They relive a lot of stress.

One thing that I have struggled with is that it’s Sunday, the day of rest (for me as a Christian). However, even doing all of these things only takes around an hour or less and they’re honestly not that hard, so I don’t feel convicted about doing them. If you do feel convicted about doing these things on Sunday, then don’t do them! You can even do them on Saturday if you want.

  1. Prep to-do list/planner

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This is super important for me. I like to do this by compiling a list of all of the tasks and their ‘due dates’ for that week, then splitting them up daily.

Time: 15 minutes (It honestly takes around 30 at first, but once you get into a pattern, it can come down to 15).

2. Do your laundry

This is also pretty important for me. I find that I can make my laundry last until Sunday, which means I only do 1 load a week, which is great! (I do my own laundry.)

Time: 20 minutes (For me, it takes about 15 now, but it didn’t used to, so I’m putting 20.)

3. Clean out your bag

My bag(s) collect a lot of trash and junk throughout the week, so this is an easy but necessary task.

Time: 3 minutes (I’m serious! This is SO easy but really saves time and stress in finding what you want.)

4. Clean + vacuum your room

I’m pretty good about keeping my room clean, but I have found that it helps to do a quick tidy of the drawers and vacuum it on Sunday. It really doesn’t take very long but makes it restful for the coming week.

Time: 10 minutes

5. Do some meal prepping

In my house, my mom cooks for our family, but I have to take care of breakfast and snacks. If you have the same situation or you cook for yourself, this is really helpful. I like to simply toss a few snacks + breakfasts into bags so that they are easy to grab. Honestly, I won’t eat breakfast unless it’s already prepped.

Time: 7 minutes (This is so easy!)

6. Prep outfits

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I normally don’t prep outfits for the whole week or pick a certain day for my outfits. Often, I make 3-4 casual outfits and 1 nice one for easy grabs. This isn’t something I do every  week, but it feels so organized and prepared when I do.

Time: 5 minutes

7. Clean out your email

This doesn’t mean cleaning it for the first time, of course, but maintaining a clean inbox. It honestly takes no time at all!

Time: 1 minute

 

Actually, all of this adds up to 60 minutes (1 hour). So cool!

Hopefully these are helpful. I think they certainly are!

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