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The Secret App I Use to Make Good Habits Stick

Y7 Today Habit forming

Did you know that research shows it takes an average 66 days to form a new habit?! I remind myself of this fact whenever I’m feeling guilty about straying from my commitment to do more yoga (Y7 is my current obsession). or unplug from technology before bed (breaking this commitment as we speak, don’t judge). I wish I could say that I’ve resolutions into habits with things like meditating, or drinking more water during the day. Sixty-six days is a…

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Too Cool: Serta iComfort Memory Foam Mattress

This blog post is sponsored by Mattress Firm. As always, all opinions are my own.  On more than a few mornings lately, I’ve been waking up too early— uncomfortable and stiff— and then lying on the floor until my alarm clock goes off. Not a ringing endorsement for my old mattress, which we had for longer than the recommended time to keep one, it turns out. I had been passing off my discomfort as too much time in the car, or lots of…

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Could aromatherapy make you a less stressed, more productive person?

aromatherapy

If you’ve ever lit a fragrant candle as part of a hygge-inspired Friday evening after a really long week, you kind of already “get” aromatherapy. But do you really know what it’s all about? Scents are pretty powerful. Not only do they summon memories at strange moments (when a stranger wanders by with cologne that whisks you back to dancing at prom?), they can also turn you into a happier, more productive person. You know, one who inhales deeply and checks…

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Do you need a new mattress? A checklist, and shopping guide.

when to replace your mattress

This post was created in partnership with Mattress Firm. As always, all opinions are my own. On Monday, I shared some of what I’ve learned about how to get a better night’s sleep, in partnership with Mattress Firm. They’re working on a top-secret tech launch that I can FINALLY reveal next week — you can tune in to livestream the big announcement here on Tuesday at 8:30a CST. The official hashtag is #techtopoweroff, so you can probably guess how this tech…

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Surprising Things You’re Doing to Mess up Your Sleep

Mattress Firm Sleep habits

This post is sponsored by Mattress Firm. As always, all opinions are my own. We all know the common culprits for poor sleep habits, like scrolling your smartphone close to bedtime, or slamming too much caffeine to beat the afternoon slump (it’ll still be coursing through your veins hours later). But did you know that something as seemingly benign as a cozy blanket can also throw off your internal clock? Lately I’ve been feeling the effects of not-enough shut-eye. I’ve…

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Mindful at Work with Wacom

Wacom Mindful moments

This blog post is sponsored by Wacom. As always, all opinions are my own. Sometimes, you just need to step out of your own monotony to reunite with your own creativity. At least that’s what I was hoping, since last week felt so burnt out that I couldn’t really function at work. I was coming off weeks of travel, and tons of deadlines, and then… quiet. During the mayhem, I looked longingly at the calendar, knowing that that week was coming up—…

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