How to Develop a Productive Morning Routine

Developing a Productive Morning Routine | The Sophisticated Gal

Perfecting a morning routine for me has always been a struggle, I will totally admit that I press the snooze alarm too many times or lay in bed just scrolling through Instagram during the week. The truth is, I feel so much more productive and focused in the mornings, so I want to take advantage of that! Lately I’ve been trying to perfect my morning routine and find something that works well for my schedule, so I figured I would share this with all of you to help you perfect your morning routine as well! Here are some of the […]

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Side Hustle Tips: The Tools You Need for Your Side Biz

In a previous post on the blog, I talked about the essentials you need for your side hustle. In today’s post, I want to talk more about the actual tools that have helped me successfully run my side hustle (this blog + my Etsy store) while working a full-time job. Working a full-time job and running a side biz can be a lot to manage, so the tools that you have in your toolbox should help you spend more time working on the bigger projects and maybe even give you some time to enjoy a glass of wine at night […]

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5 Career-Oriented Podcasts for Millennials

5 Career-Oriented Podcasts for Millennials | The Sophisticated Gal

When you are first starting out in your career, there is a lot to learn. The truth is, there is a lot that you won’t learn in college about the real world. For example, did anyone ever give you a crash course in college on 401k’s or dealing with a bad boss? The answer is probably no. Lately I have been really into podcasts because they always get me thinking plus they offer some really practical career advice. I have also gotten this question from all of you a lot lately! So, I have gathered a list of some of […]

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What I Learned From Attending My First Conference

If you are following me on Instagram and checked out my Instagram stories last week, then you know that I was attending a conference for work in Orlando. It was my very first work conference I have ever attended. In the past, I’ve gone to career fairs on behalf of my companies but I have never gone to a conference until now. I learned so much from my first conference and how to better prepare for them in the future, so I thought that I would share what I learned so all you #girlbosses can SLAY your next conference 😉 […]

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How to Manage Anxiety at Work

*Guest Post*  Anxiety is never convenient. It sneaks up at the most inopportune moments, such as during an important presentation, a fun outing with friends, or throughout your average work day. Whether you’re having small amounts of anxious feelings or you’re on the brink of a full-blown panic attack, dealing with anxiety at work is an ongoing challenge. While I usually encourage people to take an occasional “mental health day” when their anxiety is growing difficult to manage, most of the time you need to find ways to maintain and control your anxiousness throughout your work day. I’ve personally dealt […]

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A Girl Boss Playlist to Keep You Inspired

Some days we just need the right playlist to motivate us, am I right?! Personally, I love turning on some motivating songs to get me back up on my feet when I’m feeling down! These songs are some of my favorite #girlboss songs to listen to when I need that extra confidence boost and I figured I’d share these with you all in case you need a little extra inspo. I have actually been listening to this playlist on repeat for at least a week now. The best part about this playlist? All of the songs are by women! There’s […]

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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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