May Reflection + June Goals

Today I'm reflecting on May and sharing my goals for June | The Sophisticated Gal

Can you believe that summer is almost here?! I feel like it was just beginning to get nicer outside and spring was just beginning, now it’s almost over! I have so many things that I’m looking forward to this summer, but first I want to make sure that I finish the rest of spring strong! This month I launched a new series on my blog to feature other inspiring girl bosses out there and there are so many women that I’ll be featuring in the month of June. To catch up on all of the features so far, go check […]

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How to Relax & De-Stress After Work

We all work so hard during the day and sometimes you just need to take a break. When we get home, we often just plop ourselves on the couch to “relax” but watching TV can be unfulfilling. There are so many different things you can do at home after work to de-stress and relax that don’t involve watching TV. Here are some of my favorite tips for de-stressing after work and feeling more relaxed! This post contains affiliate links **  Talk to Your Friends & Family I think this is so important to not only your health but also for […]

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Finding Work-Life Balance in a 24/7 World

Finding work-life balance can be hard, especially in this constantly connected world we live in. Here are my tips for finding a work-life balance.

Finding work-life balance can be so difficult, especially with this non-stop world we live in. We can access almost everything by just using our smartphones. Think about it – almost EVERYTHING can be accessed just by using that little rectangle that we carry around with us everywhere. While having easy access to any information we need, it can also be hard to find a work-life balance when you get constant updates on your phone. This is something that I always struggled with, especially because I thought that by always being available that I’d become a superstar at work. While it can […]

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How to Stand Out in an Entry Level Job

Standing out in an entry level job can be difficult, but follow these tips and you'll be on your way to success!

Whenever I go on Instagram or Facebook the past few weeks, I’ve been seeing so many graduation posts! With so many college graduations happening this month, that means more and more recent grads will be entering the workforce. I remember that feeling of being so excited to begin my career but also nervous at the same time. Being successful in my career was so important to me and I wanted to make sure that I started off right. I gave my first “big girl” job 110% and was able to really stand out in my entry-level job. I made sure […]

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How to Maximize a Day Off + Free Daily Planner

Tips for Maximizing a Day Off & Getting Stuff Done | Productivity Tips | The Sophisticated Gal

Let’s face it, we aren’t super humans and we can’t work 24/7 so sometimes we just need a day off! I recently took a day off just because, I didn’t really have many plans but knew I wanted a day to not worry about work, spend some more time with my loved ones and feel refreshed. Whenever I take a day off, I like to make sure that I can get some things checked off my to do list while still enjoying my day. Here are my tips for maximizing a day off so you can feel completely refreshed and […]

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April Reflection & May Goals

Sharing my May Goals & reflecting on April | The Sophisticated Gal

Wow, I can’t believe how fast April went by! I feel like it was just yesterday it was the beginning of April and the weather was just starting to get nicer. Now it’s officially May, which means it’s almost summertime and it’s time to plan May goals! April was such a busy month, there was so much going on between my blog, work and life but it was overall a GREAT month! Today I’m reflecting on my goals that I set in the beginning of April and sharing my goals for May. I like to set business goals as well […]

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The Best Career Resources for Young Women

There are so many different websites and blogs out there that it can be difficult to find the best places for career advice as a young woman. When I started my career and as a young woman entering the workforce, there were so many questions that I wanted to find answers to. Finding good career resources for young women can sometimes be challenging, especially if you don’t know where to look. I have found some great career resources that have given me great advice for my career and beyond, so I wanted to share them with you to make your lives […]

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Managing a Side Hustle & a Full Time Job

Working a 9-5 and have a side hustle? Check these side hustle tips to help you manage it with your full time gig!

I get asked all the time, “how the heck do you manage your own business on top of a full time job?”. I’m sure my fellow boss babes with a side hustle can relate! Having a side hustle is definitely a lot to manage when you already have a full-time job, but it’s 100% doable. When I started my Etsy store two years ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect and how much of my time it would take. Most of the time management tips I’ve learned are from having a side hustle. When I started my blog, I had […]

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New Blogger Tips: What I Learned from My First Month of Blogging

New to blogging or thinking about starting a blog? Here are some of the lessons I learned after my first month of blogging.

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been a month since I started my blogging journey! My very first blog post was about the Top Resume Mistakes to Avoid and since then I’ve written so many more posts about career advice, job interviews & more. It has been so much fun and filled with so many lessons along the way. Starting a blog is definitely no easy task, there is so much that goes into it that I never even realized until I started my own blog. In just a month, I’ve learned so much about running a blog and have […]

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Why Taking a Vacation is Good for Your Career

Yes, I just said it – taking a vacation is good for your career for so many different reasons. I know it seems weird, heck I’m telling you that LEAVING work for a week or two will make you advance in your career, but I promise you’ll understand why soon! I used to think that it was bad to leave my team and work behind when I went adventuring in Alaska this past summer, in fact I was really anxious about taking the time off. What I realized while I was on vacation was that I had time to think about […]

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