3 Tips For Staying Grateful


Over the last few weeks, I’ve been taking time out of my day to think about the things I’m thankful for.

And let me tell you, I’ve seen a huge shift in my mindset and overall happiness. Being happy shouldn’t be hard. Especially when you stop to take a moment to think about everything you have. Sure, you may not have it all, but what you do have? That’s special. Staying grateful has kept life into perspective, and also allowed me to remain humble. Today I wanted to share a few ways I’ve learned to remain grateful (in my life, in my jobs, and in my relationships).

Celebrate your success

It’s OK to celebrate your success. You deserve to celebrate your successes. The most important thing I remember when I’m celebrating a success or milestone, is ALL of the hard work I put into making this success a reality. When you take a step back to think about the work you’ve put in, it makes you that much more grateful that the success happened.

Write things down

I recently started writing in my Five Minute Journal, and let me tell you…this little book is a game changer. Who would have thought that taking just FIVE minutes a day can help get your life in perspective?! Basically, you take a moment every morning to write down things that you’re grateful for in that moment. Then, you write 3 things that would make that day great. Next up, one daily affirmation. And then you move on with your day. At the end of the day, you write down 3 amazing things that happened that day, along with how you could have made today ever better.

Take a mental health break

The social media comparison game is at an all time high. I’ve gotten to the point in my life where I’m comfortable admitting when social media is being a pain in my ass…and really bringing me down. So what do I do? Forget about the damn social media. I pick up a book. Or I FaceTime my sister. Watch TV with Matt. And my new favorite thing to do is my skin care routine. Seriously, obsessed. But anyway, doing things for yourself can only benefit your mental health. Taking a breather is OK. When you take a breather, you often see the bright side of things. Personally, when I take a step back, I always remind myself that “Hey, open your eyes, the world ain’t ending.” Another great way to really put things into perspective.


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  • How many apple cider donuts is too many apple cider donuts? Asking for myself🤷🏻‍♀️ .
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Not gonna lie, when I went apple picking a few weeks ago, I may or may not have eaten 4😟 #supersexy Since I’m leaving for Vermont tomorrow, I’m getting ready to indulge in even more #basicbitch Fall activities — and I hope apple cider donuts are included😇
  • Sharing ALL the details about what I learned from a fun filled morning with @netaporter and @instagram — everything from engagement, your grid, and getting hacked — on The Champagne Edit! (PS: The algorithm isn’t working against you🙃) #thenetset #netaporter #instagram
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  • Today was an actual DREAM😍 I had the opportunity to go to @instagram headquarters with @netaporter and learn from badass women in the digital space: @garypeppergirl, @galagonzalez, and @evachen (#goals). I also treated myself to a massage (#heaven) and then doubled at @soulcycle🙌🏻 If today wasn’t a perfect day, I’m not sure what is😌🤷🏻‍♀️ #mylifeissohard #guccibelt #blazer #fallfashion #nycblogger #balenciaga #netaporter #thenetset // 📸 by @pret.a.photo
  • 8 classes down, 2 more till I hit my first goal of #SoulTogether 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 There’s honestly no better feeling than to be in a room with 65 other people (and @mantaszvinas because how could we forget about that guy🤷🏻‍♀️🙃) who are STRIVING for something. No, we don’t have all the same goals, same interests, or intentions. But we are all there for a reason, and that’s enough for me☠️💛 The @soulcycle community is such a special one...and something I’m beyond grateful for🙌🏻 . #soulgifted
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If you’re in New York, LET’S RIDE TOGETHER! Let me know if you’re in and we’ll set it up🚲🙌🏻
  • Getting ready for you, weekend😍 Oh, guess who’s getting a hair cut on Saturday💇🏻‍♀️🙌🏻 Should I just trim it or go a little shorter?! Let me know your thoughts...I’m torn!
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What’s your favorite way to hit the refresh button once Fall rolls around?!
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  • Feeling like a lady in my favorite @galmeetsglam dress in my favorite city in the world (and I’m just so damn lucky to call it home)🙌🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Also, Wednesday is ALMOST over! What’s getting you through the rest of the week?🤞🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Anyone else feel like they thrive in an all black look like this?🤷🏻‍♀️🙂 What’s your go-to Fall look?! #fall #falloutfit
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  • The shoes I won’t stop buying or wearing — NEW POST on The Champagne Edit👩🏻‍💻 I always get asked about my Gucci shoes, so I wrote an ENTIRE post about it...including how I got a few pairs at a steal of a price🙌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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