• how do you accept failure
    Gratitude,  Intentional Living,  Self Care

    What’s the Best Way to Overcome Failure

    The best way to overcome failure is to confidently know that 1) you’re not perfect at everything and 2) everyone experiences failure and 3) come up with a plan to attempt a different course of action. That’s truly the best we can all do. #1: Best Way to Overcome Failure – You’re Not Perfect The bottom line is that you’re not perfect—you are definitely going to make mistakes. But no matter how perfect you think someone else is, they make mistakes too. So, know that everyone else is just living their life like you are and doing the best they can. #2: Everyone Experiences Failure – Grow From It Again…no…

  • why self esteem is important
    Mental Health

    Three Benefits of Self Esteem During Social Interactions

    Having self esteem definitely has advantages when interacting with people. Below, I’ve outlined 3 benefits of self esteem during social interactions. That said…what if you don’t have a high self esteem? I know this is a struggle for many people, including myself. That’s why below, I’ve also outlined some of the techniques I use to improve my confidence. Hope it helps! First: You Can Be Yourself One of the benefits of self esteem is that if you have self esteem and some level of confidence, it makes it easier to be yourself. Generally speaking, I think people can sense authenticity. If you feel comfortable being yourself, you’re more likely to…

  • minimalist wardrobe
    Fashion and Style,  Featured,  Videos

    Same Outfit for 21 Days // Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe

    For 21 days, I wore the same outfit to work *every single day*. Then for 3 weeks after that I expanded a bit and added a few other items with a very narrow, minimalist capsule wardrobe theme. The week of Labor Day in 2018, I decided during the short 4-day work week to wear the same outfit every day. To be completely honest…it was a joke. I knew it would be a light week staff-wise, and I genuinely wanted to see whether or not anyone noticed and then make a YouTube video about. The thing was… Nobody noticed! So the experiment continued into the next week. I bought another shirt…

  • how to do things you don't want to do
    How to,  Videos

    How to Do Things You Hate To Do // Work + School

    Everyone has moments at work or school where they feel unmotivated, annoyed or blocked—I’ve been there too. And if you’re feeling stuck, it can be really hard to get through the day and learn how to do things you hate to do. In this video, I give you 5 awesome tips for how to do things you don’t want to do. So, if you need help getting over a motivation-hump, try using the tips below to make your work at your job or in school more enjoyable. This is something I have a knack for, I wanted to share my silly but super practical tips with you… Ready to get…

  • unexpected death - dealing with grief and losing my dad - alison reeves
    Grief,  Mental Health,  Self Care

    How to Deal with Death – The Story of Losing My Dad

    My dad passed away unexpectedly a few years ago, and this year it hit me hard. I’ve been learning how to deal with death, and wanted to share my experience. I know this topic isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but part of making videos consistently every single week is that…sometimes I have to make them about what is going on in my head. I didn’t make videos for over 2 years because so much had happened and I didn’t know how to write about it or white to say. This blog and YouTube channel is an outlet for me—so thanks for letting me share. When my dad passed away, I…

  • how to learn anything - alison reeves of alisonsnotebook
    How to,  Owning It

    How to Learn Anything – 4 Steps for Anything

    This week, I wanted to share my experience in teaching myself how to learn anything – and how you can learn anything using the same 4 steps! Obviously, there are many methods out there for learning new things. I’m not a specialist or expert o learning in general—but I am great at learning new skills and hobbies and often find myself interested in something new. Below and in the video, you’ll find the exact steps I use to teach myself many of the things I’ve learned… Ready to jump in? First – Google it 🙂 For much of my life, “google’ing” something wasn’t a thing. But the bottom line is…

  • how to wear white pants - alisonsnotebook
    Fashion and Style,  How to,  Videos

    How to Wear White Pants: 3 Tips Even If You’re Thick

    Hi everyone! In today’s video, I give 3 tips on how to wear white pants (even if you’re thick). They’re probably not what you think. If you want to know how to wear white pants, then he back story to this is that I’ve gained a lot of weight, and really missed wearing my favorite pair of white pants. Maybe you relate, and maybe not. BUT… I finally realized… I can wear whatever the heck I want and still look great. So, now that I have some white pants in my life, I want to share my 3 biggest tips that help me feel confident! What are YOUR tips? Add…

  • Mental Health,  Videos

    Why I started Drinking Again // Getting Honest…

    Hey guys! I want to share with you all why I started drinking again, since a lot of my posts in the past talked about why I don’t drink, and gave tips on how not to drink. After watching the series collaboration between Bunny Meyers (Grav3yardGirl) and Shane Dawson, I felt like I wanted to start making videos again. But first…I need to come clean. A lot of my videos in the past talked about why I stopped drinking and didn’t drink for 4 or 5 years. Welp, I started drinking again a couple years ago and now I feel I should let you know why I started drinking again.…

  • Events

    How and What To Give For Houston Harvey Victims

    Many are asking the question. What can I do? How can I help? This little article is going to give a quick overview of what is really needed. There are so many small rescue centers located in schools and churches all over the Houston area. If you are within the Houston community, you are in a unique position to be helpful to your extremely localized area. Pay attention to local posts, look up your closest schools on Facebook and see what they might need immediately. These types of donation needs won’t be found on any large resource websites, but can be just as vital as other ways to give. Ask…

  • Events

    Harvey Aftermath – What To Do When You Get Home

    We’ve all been through terrible devastation and fear this week in Houston. It’s not over yet, and the rebuilding process will likely take years. Let’s not think too far ahead just yet. The best way to deal with these types of situations is with small steps at a time. What can you do now? What should you be doing as soon as possible? Here are some tips to get you started on practical, small step-action if your house has taken on water. In addition to the broad/basic info below, a friend alerted me to this awesome Reddit post from someone who had to deal flood recovery recently. His advice is…