How to Use the Pomodoro Technique for Brilliant Blogging

[Blog Bytes] How to Use the Pomodoro Technique for Brilliant Blogging | Jessica Says

Hello, lovely people! Time for something a little different here on the blog today. Now, as you know, I’ve been at this whole blogging malarkey for nigh on four years now, out of which just over eleven months have been dedicated to creating and growing this space. While I am aware that this pales in comparison to some of the more established bloggers out there (i.e. the superstars who’ve been honing their craft for years and years and years), I do believe that over the months, I’ve accumulated some valuable industry knowledge and techniques that I’d love to pass on. Y’know, pay it forward and all that! With that in mind, I’m inaugurating a new series, Blog Bytes, where – you’ve guessed it – I’ll be sharing nuggets of blogging wisdom with you. Ready for the first lesson?

Keep reading after the jump for one of my best productivity hacks!

Gift Guide: Something for the Badass Business Babe

Gift Guide: Something for the Badass Business Babe | Jessica Says

Hello, hello! What do you mean, it’s too early to be thinking about Christmas shopping? ;) I heartily disagree but then, I would – as a Dane, Christmas is very much in my DNA and it’s all I can think about right around this time of the year! The cosy atmosphere, the millions of candles, the elaborately decorated tree, the insanely fragrant Danish pork roast cooking in the kitchen, the unmistakeable rustling sound of wrapping paper, the looks of joy on people’s faces as they unwrap their gifts and watch their loved ones do the same… It’s all part of one big, wonderful package for me and I can’t wait till the moment arrives for me to hop on the train to visit my family in the south of France!

Gift-giving is an incredibly important tradition for me, too. I adore picking out the perfect gift for the people I love, because in my opinion, nothing beats the way their eyes light up when they unwrap their present. (That’s if they like what they’ve been given, of course, but worry not: this is what today’s post is all about!) If this sounds like you and you have a Badass Business Babe you would like to spoil this Christmas, then read on! Oh, and psst - there’s a very special Kate Spade discount code in there, too!

Keep reading after the jump for the ultimate Badass Business Babe gift guide!

Ode to My Legs: An Experiment in Body Love (With a Fun Exercise!)

Ode to My Legs: An Experiment in Body Love (With a Fun Exercise!)

Hello, lovely people! If you’re anything like me (and probably 99.9% of the humans walking this Earth), there’s a part of your body that you aren’t too thrilled with. Let’s be honest: while self-love and gratitude are experiencing a bit of a revival these days (bloody brilliant!) and we’re all working hard to shower some serious love upon ourselves, getting over our various hang-ups is often easier said than done. And no wonder! Even though the body acceptance movement is on the rise thanks to the tireless efforts of positive role models around the globe (looking at you, Gala), we’re still being bombarded with conflicting messages about what is considered attractive; and although we know we shouldn’t be focusing so much on the opinions of others (and instead derive our self-worth from, well, ourselves), it’s never that simple, is it?

As part of my Month of Gratitude, I want us to bring the focus back on us and what we think about our bodies – not what the media would have us believe. I want us to zero in on our own unique brand of gorgeousness and lavish your beautiful body with the tender loving care it deserves. It starts with today’s little exercise but we’re most definitely not stopping there – make sure you read until the end of this post to see what I have in store for you!

Keep reading after the jump to uncover today’s body-loving exercise + read my submission!