Lessons in Willpower

My consumer behavior professor said something the other week in class that made me think (and inspired me to write something for the first time in a while). She said, "You only have so much willpower. Once it's gone, it's gone. You can do things to build it up and build stamina, but you have a limited amount." She went on to talk about how you lose willpower every time you check your texts, refresh your email, etc. Which makes perfect sense. You only have so much energy to do everything every day, and when you spend ~5 hours on your phone and clicking refresh every 30 seconds, you no longer have that energy to do what you actually need to do. She also said something about research she found that people refresh their email ~750 times a day, which sounds crazy but I know when I am waiting on a certain email that I am constantly refreshing, so maybe that's not so crazy?


June Reflections + Favorites

June was a long month for me. Compared to May and July, I didn't have a ton planned for June, so it definitely crept by in my opinion. In May, I was finishing up school and moving out and going to Boston and Nashville for various reasons, and then in July, I am going back to Tuscaloosa for a week to work our communications camp and then moving into the Theta house/getting ready for recruitment, whereas; for June, I had exactly one (1) thing planned: going to see Kacey Musgraves Harry Styles in Nashville, which I mean, no other plans can really compare to that.


Rediscovering Personal Style

In high school, I dressed up most of the time, and I think I had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted to dress like and what I liked. I wore a lot of chino shorts and dresses and button downs and a whole lot of stripes. I posted my outfits all the time on Tumblr (#ootd), so I know for a fact that I used to put effort into what I wore. But once senior year and senioritis hit, I definitely didn't dress up anymore. Norts and oversized t-shirts became my thing as I perfected my role as a future sorority girl, which obviously followed me into college where I am an actual sorority girl.


2018-2019 Agendas

Honestly, nothing relaxes me more than opening up a new agenda and envisioning all the things written down in it. Something about it just instantly calms me down, and I love looking at my new agenda even though I don't have a ton of use for it in the summer. 

This year I switched things up again, and I got a...Day Designer for Blue Sky! I got mine from Staples, and while it says it is not available in-store, it definitely is, and I am pretty sure it's cheaper in-store. I feel like it was around $30. I knew I wanted a Day Designer this year, but since I had never had one, dropping $60 on a planner seemed like a lot for me, so the Blue Sky one was a perfect compromise. 

I actually like the format of the Blue Sky one a little better because the hours of the day are broken down by 30 minutes rather than just hours, which is super helpful for my classes that start at 3:30 or 6:30. It also doesn't have some of the sections that I knew I wouldn't use like Bills or Dinner, but it does still have the Top 3 and Gratitude sections. I'm actually super excited to go back to school and start writing in my agenda and be able to show y'all how I organize it. 

Today I also wanted to share with y'all some other agenda options that I love! 


Growing Up + Swedish Death Cleaning

I want to start this off by saying I am a ridiculous person, and I came home the weekend before exams started and then went back to Tuscaloosa for two and a half days before officially coming home for summer. I know this, but I don't regret my decision one bit because I think one of the first things I told my mom was, "I want to get rid of everything." I felt overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in my childhood bedroom after basically living in my own ~400 square feet for the last eight months. (I lived in a three-person apartment but spent most of my time in my own room.)

This was my closet from my freshman year dorm