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5 Ways I’ve Become More Efficient

I’m always interested in finding ways to get things done quicker, and not waste time. When you get things done that need to be done, this essentially leaves you with more room in your schedule to do what you want. Ah, the simple pleasure of finishing a good book on the couch, or going to a movie with your sister […]

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7 Tasks I’m Happy To Delegate and 3 I’ll Never Be Able To Let Go

Delegating can be tough—what should you trust others to do, and what do you just do yourself? A lot of the time I think we want to be Super Women and do everything ourselves, without any help. But I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again—there aren’t enough hours in the day. You need sleep eventually! That being said, […]

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Putting Loved Ones First

I’m very close to my family and my group of friends. It has always been this way. When I was younger it was quite easy to give both sets of people the attention they deserved. Although, I have to admit that during my pre-teen and teenage years my I fought tooth and nail to give my friends more attention than […]

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Making Time (and Giving Myself Permission) to Relax

I have a confession to make: Sometimes I feel guilty when I’m relaxing. Does this ever happen to you? Personally, I find it very annoying. When I’m relaxing I just want to enjoy it (isn’t that the point?), but I find it difficult to turn off the running list of things I need to do that’s going through my mind. […]

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Why I’m Always Late

My sister Molly often uses a phrase about being on time, “If you’re ten minutes early, you’re early. If you’re five minutes early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late.” This frequently comes to mind when I’m rushing to get somewhere, but it hasn’t improved my timeliness just yet. In fact, if there was a similar saying designed […]

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5 Reasons My Schedule Will Never Be Sane

I love to write. It’s one of my favorite things to do, and always has been since I was a young girl. I still find poems, songs (Taylor Swift, if you’re interested, let me know), and stories tucked away in different spots of my childhood bedroom. I wrote about everything—liking a certain boy, kissing the boy I liked, being mad […]

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Announcing Our Blogger Contest Winner: Colleen Mescall

We are very pleased to announce that with a whopping 1,291 votes, you’ve selected Colleen Mescall as the winner of our 2nd Annual Simply Stated Blogger Contest. Colleen won you over with her entry about how she had the hardest time giving up her nightly 30 minutes spent with Conan O’Brien, and she’ll be joining Simply Stated next week to […]

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Vote for Your Favorite in the Simply Stated Blogger Contest

Drumroll, please! RealSimple.com editors read through hundreds of entries to select this pool of nine finalists in our 2nd Annual Simply Stated Blogger Contest. You can read each of the nine finalists essays here on Simply Stated, and then head to Facebook to read and vote for your favorites. And mark it on you calendar, you can vote for each […]

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Finalist: Melissa McPherson

Walking is Overrated Anyway I got my first job, fresh out of college. Okay, I’ll admit that I spent several months adjusting to the reality that, for the second time in my life I had been flung unprepared into the world with little more than a slap and a “Congratulations!” But once the shock wore off, I managed to land […]

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Finalist: Kimberly Britt

May I have a minute of your time? My friend’s company does political polling.  You know, the ones that make annoying calls at dinnertime asking your opinion on the Mayor’s stance on crime or a Senator’s voting record.  The answers are tallied and reported back with the hopes that findings result in policy change or funding or (let’s face it) […]

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