Lessons I Learned in My First Year as a Full-Time Business-Owner (The State of Free Period 2021)

It's been a smidge over a year since I've gone full-time with Free Period, so I thought it'd be a good time for a check-in! (Mostly for myself, but happy to share. 🙂)

2020 was quite the roller coaster, but it wasn't all bad. Being forced to stay home made me examine the what, how, and why of my work — and I learned a ton.

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Book Review & Takeaways: Big Dreams, Daily Joys

I'm trying something new to share books I've loved. Instead of attempting to summarize an entire book for you, I'll be sharing what especially resonated with me or changed my outlook. After all, that's supposedly the point of self-development books, right? First up is Big Dreams, Daily Joys by Elise Blaha Cripe.

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Sunday Power Hour: My Secret to a Productive Week Ahead

As the Routine Queen (TM), I wanted to share my new-ish Sunday night ritual. I realized that my Sunday Night Blues were mostly due to having a vague sense of dread of not knowing what I would be walking into the next week. With this new routine, I'm able to reflect on the past week, see (and celebrate!) the progress I've made, and come up with a big picture game plan for the coming week that leaves me feeling focused and grounded.

The whole thing takes less than an hour and is best paired with a cup of tea and a cozy couch.

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The Winter Self-Care Survival Guide

The season of 2020 that we all have been dreading is finally on our collective doorsteps: it's winter. But winter doesn't have to bring gloom with it! We've been dreaming up some ways to keep your spirits light this winter. Read on for our Winter Survival Guide.

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How to Meditate Without Actually Meditating

You don't have to be sitting on a pillow with your eyes closed to be practicing meditation. Here are some ways to become more mindful throughout your day. Hint: it involves getting out of your head and getting into the present moment.

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How to Have an Epic Day of Adulting

You know how you have that running list of things you just never end up getting around to? Things like tightening that loose doorknob, uninstalling that software you never use anymore, or patching that hole in your wall? Inspired by the book The Power of Moments, I’ve started batching these tasks together into what I call EPIC DAY OF ADULTING!

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4 Easy Crafts for the Artistically Challenged

Are you itching to make some art? Us, too. There are plenty of simple crafts you can do to let out artistic energy into the world no matter your proficiency level. Try doing some of these crafts with friends over a Zoom meeting – it’s a great way to connect around a shared social activity! Awkward silences are totally okay – even encouraged – because it just means you and your friends are focused on your crafts.

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Documenting Your Planned vs. Actual Schedule

I’ve been trying something new with my schedule. Although I usually time-block my days, things don’t always go as planned. To improve upon future scheduling and time management, I’ve begun tracking what actually happens each day, compared to my initial scheduling. I can start to learn what tasks regularly take longer or shorter than I think they will. I’m using our Daily Schedule Magic notepad, but you can use whatever planner or notepad works best for you!

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How to Practice Self-Care During Social Distancing

It’s not always easy to prioritize self-care, nor is it always simple to come up with the best ways to care for yourself. We wanted to round up some ideas for low-cost (and some no-cost!) self-care habits to help you during this time of social distancing.

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100 Suggested Habits to Track in Your Habit Calendar

We get a lot of questions about what to track in your Habit Calendar. So we compiled this list of 100 (!) habits that you can track daily, weekly, or monthly. They are broken down into categories so that you can pull from these ideas based on your priorities. Not sure where to begin? We also have a free downloadable Brainstorm Guide so you can figure out what habits would be most helpful to you!

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