Conscious Living: Better Habits, Better Life

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There are some habits we know are good for us — exercising, healthy eating, spending quality time with loved ones — but we never seem to be able to stick to them. Why is that? Sometimes it’s because we either feel that something else is getting in our way, or we just don’t know how to go about it. There’s a simple solution to both: conscious living. Onwards! ->

Dealing With Past Mistakes

Dealing with past mistakes. Learn from mistakes. Forgive yourself for mistakes.

We all have things we wish we hadn’t done, said, or even thought. And, while always doing your best is a great way to prevent future regrets, it’s time to talk about dealing with past mistakes. (And I’m not just talking about dodgy haircuts.) Onwards! ->

Alternatives to the “17 Before 2017” Challenge

Alternatives to the "17 Before 2017" challenge, for when you don't have the time or energy.

Have you heard of the “17 Before 2017” list, where you challenge yourself to achieve 17 things before the start of the new year? (Mine is embedded below if you want to check it out.)If it sounds intriguing but you’re worried you might not have the time to complete it, read on for my alternatives to the “17 Before 2017” challenge, some of which will only require a few minutes of your time, and one of which (#9) will actually SAVE you time. Onwards! ->

October 2016 Wrap Up

HowToGYST October 2016 wrap-up post

Wow, I was NOT prepared for how wiped out I’d be after surgery. It meant the second half of the month was a bit of a haze and I fell behind on lots of tasks. Shall we take a look?  Onwards! ->

More Time: Where To Find It & What To Do With It

I’m sure you’ve heard it before — you have to make time for the things that matter to you. You have to make more time for your goals, for yourself, for your family, for your home, for your friends… So just where exactly is all this time coming from and how can we harness it so that it doesn’t slip away? Onwards! ->

How My Bonus List Makes Me Feel Less Of A Failure

Productivity tool: Bonus List. Be more productive & get all your tasks done

If you’re anything like me, you often over-estimate how much you can get done in a day. You assume at least one of two things: maximum motivation and/or minimum distraction. But, truthfully, how often does life work out like that?And, on the days that it somehow miraculously does and you speed through your list, you’re often left wondering “what next?”In both instances, you need a bonus list. Onwards! ->

Living With A Messy Person (And What You Can Do About It)

Living with a messy person? Here's what to do to keep the house clean & stay sane. CLICK THROUGH to read the 6 different strategies when you live with a slob.

Living with a messy person can test the patience of even the staunchest of saints. (And I ain’t no saint.) Here are some ways you can keep the house clean and stem the flow of clutter while simultaneously preserving (some of) your sanity. Onwards! ->

Get Back On Track: 4 Steps To Getting Your Groove Back

How to get back on track in 4 simple steps. Find out what they are to find motivation again here: howtogyst.com/get-back-on-track

We’ve all been there — you start with grand plans and great intentions and then, somewhere along the way, you get a little lost. (*cough* New Year’s resolutions *cough*)Here’s how to get back on track when life throws you a curveball… or you just plain lack motivation. Onwards! ->

Digital Decluttering: How To Clean Up Computer Files & Social Media Profiles

Digital decluttering of computer files & social media profiles. How to do a digital detox.

Most of us have some form of digital presence these days and, if you’re online even half as much as I am (several hours a day), or for as long as I’ve been (25 years), you’ll have amassed quite the collection of files, folders, photos, music, eBooks, bookmarks, and social profiles.Digital decluttering can stop you spending hours scrolling through social media or looking for that file you saved six months ago. But where do you even start?Warning: not for the faint-hearted or time-pressed. Onwards! ->

September 2016 Wrap Up

Here's what happened on the HowToGYST site, YouTube channel, and at home in September 2016

For the most part, September 2016 sucked. Motherhood kicked my ass, and my body tried to kill me.But first, stats!​ Onwards! ->