What To Do Every Sunday to Prepare for Monday

 

Sunday is the most important day of the week and arguably the most fun, the secret weapon that will make or break your week. I LOVE my Sundays, having mimosas with friends maybe catching some fooseball. But, when the sun starts to set, I retreat to my home to prepare for the week that is nearly upon me. Here are the 8 things I do every single Sunday to prepare me for the next week!

 

8) Take alone time

Living with your significant other has a ton of obvious perks… In fact, there’s nothing to complain about over here, except the fact that I sacrificed having a pink and champagne bathroom BUUUT that’s a battle not being waged today. Every now and then you have to actively seek alone time or you won’t have time to get to know yourself and ensure you’re on the path you’re supposed to be on 🙂

 

7) Check my finances

Just because you don’t check your bank account doesn’t mean it isn’t suffering. I know after a long (fun) weekend it can be difficult to bring yourself to do it but you MUST.

 

6) Stock up on healthy food

I admit it, I get HANGRY. Like really hangry. Like it’s known when I say “ I need to eat” it’s not a suggestions it’s a life or death situation for anyone within a 15-foot vicinity of me. Try to keep different levels of healthy, nutritious food. Berries, bananas, and unsalted nuts are super easily to munch on and require no prep time. Be sure to get all of your colors!

 

5) Review the past week

Nothing messes up my Monday worse than a non-reflective Sunday! Doesn’t mean I can’t participate in an early brunch, but I thrive on having time to review what went well and what I did poorly.

 

4) Prep for fitness

Making sure you have clean sports bras, matching socks, hair ties, and whatever else you enjoy in your fitness routine is essential for success. It also doesn’t hurt to plan out your workouts ahead of time.

 

3) Catch up on the world

Taking time to catch up on world events is great for personal growth AND makes you more interesting than you already are, especially to employers. There are also a few blogs that I check weekly and bask in the glory of having a full Sunday evening to enjoy them, ahem, Alex in WonderlandTravel Alphas, and Helene in Between.

 

2) Treat myself

If I haven’t made it clear yet, I LOVE baths. The whole idea behind spas and aromatherapy and all things relaxation is what keeps me going. Put on some relaxing music, light a candle, and put the phone on “Do Not Disturb.” Maybe sneak in a glass of pinot. It’s good for you!

1)Practice gratitude

It’s a work in progress, I admit it. Just like anyone, I get caught up in the every day hustle and bustle of life and can look past what’s really important. Taking time to appreciate what I have clears my mind so I am able to go out there and get the things I desire.

 

 

What’s your Sunday routine? Anything I’m missing? Besides brunch?

 

How to Make the Most of Autumn

Oh, it’s here. Even though I live in one of the most season-less places in the U.S., I am still ecstatic for fall. Doesn’t everyone just love autumn? The crisp air, crunchy leaves, and cozy clothes make every day a delight. Although October is my favorite month, I thought why not start the festivities now? Here is what I try to do to make the most out of autumn.

Make a spiked spiced apple cider

God bless the internet. This year, the apple cider is making a vicious (and delicious) come back. My favorite so far is found on coffee beans and bobby pins, where the moscow mule is given a fall make-over.
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See some fall foliage

You can’t have autumn without the burnt oranges and reds of falling leaves. Try to find the nearest state park, which is likely to have one or more species that change colors. 

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Do an autumn DIY

Aren’t ghosts and pumpkins just adorable? What about a piece of candy corn made out of buttons? Or maybe you’re more into pumpkin spice latte sugar scrub? The possibilities are endless.

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Get into some fall nails 

Oh my LAW. There is something just so fierce about fall colors deep burgundies and matte browns every where you turn. The best place for a pop of color is on your nails. You deserve it.

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Plan a killer Thanksgiving

Doesn’t matter who surrounds your table, just be sure to give the present of presence. Consider a phone-less table rule this year. And don’t forget to bring something, like some dinner  vino.

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Make a pumpkin treat

I’m all about the baked donuts because they go perfectly with any warm fall beverage. Try these pumpkin glazed donut holes. Or keep it savory with a pumpkin & sage courgetti by The Londoner. How to make the most out of #autumn || a tipsy gypsy life #pumpkin

Try LUSH’s fall bath bombs

One of the best things in life is a good LUSH purchase. This time of year, catch adorable Halloween themed bath treats like this sparkly pumpkin I couldn’t resist.

 

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Go pumpkin patching

It’s surprisingly delightful to see the assortment of pumpkins. The natural variance in shape, size, and color is perfect for photos, so don’t forget to snap a few of your favorite.

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Get a soft scarf

Come on, don’t torture yourself with a cute but really f*kin itchy scarf. Because all you will think about is that it is a really f*kin itchy scarf. 

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Start a new series

If you’re going to cuddle up with a spiked cider and hopefully something (or someone) cozy, what better way to do it than with a new series you can’t get enough of.

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Prepare yourself for the holidays

It’s never to early to start getting gifts! I absolutely love being on gift lookout, and starting ahead of schedule keeps spirits calm when sh*t hits the fan.
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Pick up a new skill

With the days getting shorter and nights getting longer, now is the perfect time to invest in yourself before the craze of the holidaze (see what I did there?).

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What do you do to make the most out of fall? What’s your favorite fall tradition? 

 

 

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Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.

Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.

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Olowatu, Bali. Patang Patang beach…. I envisioned a semi-secluded beach, perfect waves, and delicious weather. Due to circumstances like a wonderful yoga class we couldn’t miss, we got on the road pretty late.

Then we had the chance to stop at a very cool, very modern Luwak coffee plantation.

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They even had puppies! I couldn’t just leave in a hurry.

After two hours of driving, we arrived a little after 4 and by then the beach was packed. Not one to be discouraged by a little bump in the road, I set off to find my secluded beach. Titty made it about 1/3 of the way before establishing her spot. But I wanted that image I had in my mind, so I kept going, crawling over lava rocks and getting squashed by the waves.

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And then I was there

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Me enjoying some privacy and the ocean.
Although we only had two hourz, it was one of my favorite beach trips of all time. Not only did I get my perfect Bali beach  experience, we got to have a Bintang beer with lemon and watch the sunset.

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But this saying, “why not go out on a limb”, applies to everything. If you want something worth having you must make the reach. Unhappy with your relationship with your mom? Tell her. You want that promotion? Make it known. You want a deeper relationship? Open yourself up. All good things take a little effort or everyone would have them. Once you start going out on a limb, it becomes a beautiful habit for the most satisfying life.

Don’t know how to open up or speak out? Reach out to me!