The Simple Self Blog

Founder Spotlight: A Day in the Life of the Simple Self Founder

There are a lot of people who are curious about what it’s like to run a small business and some who are even more curious about how to prioritize their self-care while trying to run a business. On today’s blog, Marylyn is taking you through a typical day as the founder and CEO of Simple Self. She's sharing her productivity tips on staying motivated and how she approaches daily self-care as a business owner.

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meaningful gratitude journaling

We are often told that keeping a gratitude journal is an important self-care practice and can help boost your overall sense of happiness. While it seems like a pretty straightforward concept, you may find yourself getting bored with the exercise and may not get a lot of benefit from it or even quit altogether. In this post, we are giving you some of our favorite tips on how to keep your gratitude journaling from getting stale.

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Burnout and How to Cope

Burnout is one of those buzzwords that gets thrown into the title of self-help articles, but what does it really mean to reach the point of burnout? To many people, this word has become synonymous with being stressed but if you are truly reaching the point of burnout, it should be a sign to you that you need to make some pretty serious changes to your lifestyle. Here are the five stages of burnout and some tips on how you can cope with it.

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Time Blocking for Productivity

For some people, the main goal of keeping a planner or schedule is simply to make sure everything is written down on paper and therefore not forgotten. A list is made, meetings and appointments are scheduled, and the items are checked off one by one. Admittedly that’s not a bad place to start!

However, if this isn’t your first rodeo, or if you are one of the millions of people wondering how to stop time and get more hours in the day, let us introduce you to the concept of time blocking.

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