Thursday, 23 March 2017
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Last week, I shared the benefits of digital decluttering. Now that you know why you should keep your digital life clutter free, I thought I'd share how to keep it clutter free. Decluttering, whether it's in real life or digitally, can be a daunting task, so here are some steps to take to help you get started.
Sunday, 19 March 2017
We all know that living in a clutter free home can have a great impact on our mental health and that working in a clutter free environment can have a great impact on our productivity levels - but what about keeping our digital environment free from clutter? These days, most of us are glued to our phones, tablets, laptop screens - but how many of us gain genuine value from our time spent staring at screens? I try to keep both my real life and digital life tidy and organised, and here is why.
Friday, 17 March 2017
A few months back, I'd run out of shampoo so wandered into Lush to pick up some Rehab shampoo because my hair was in need of some TLC at the time. While in there, I got chatting to a very friendly sales assistant who talked me through the different options available for someone with fine, dry and damaged hair. In the end, I decided against a repurchase of Rehab and opted for the Jason and the Argan Oil shampoo bar instead.
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Monday, 13 March 2017
Juggling a full time job, a blog, social life, self care and other commitments can be tough work. Good organisation skills are essential to do this successfully and our phones can be the most useful tool to help us do this. There are so many apps out there that can help you pull yourself together, and here are my favourites. As someone who doesn't own an iPhone, this post is focused on Android apps, but I'm pretty sure these are all available in the Apple Store anyway!
Sunday, 12 March 2017
How many times have you said to yourself: Right! That's it, from Monday I'm...[Insert Extreme, Unobtainable Goal Here]
It's the kind of thing I say a lot. I identify that something needs to change in my life and I set myself ridiculous, unachievable goals in order to make that change.
But just how effective is this kind of thinking?
Thursday, 9 March 2017
I'm sure we've all been there. We head out for a meal or a drink with a friend and then, rather than spending the night chatting away, they're sat there playing with their phone, often having a conversation with an entirely different person. It's frustrating for sure, and pretty damn rude, but does this mean that social media is bad news?
No, of course not.
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
It was time to find another solution.
Sunday, 5 March 2017
Weather wise, I feel like we were really lucky in late 2016, early 2017. One freezing, wet, miserable day, I panicked and begged my mum to treat me to a huge, fluffy fur coat as an early Christmas present; the coat arrived, and suddenly, I realised I didn't really need the coat! It was just far too warm and bulky for the weather we were experiencing, minus that one freezing, wet, miserable day where I did not own a suitable coat yet.
Friday, 3 March 2017
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Last year, I set "ME" as my word of the year. While this may sound incredibly self indulgent to some, I was motivated to spend 2016 focused on myself as my number one priority after spending years previously making all my decisions based on the opinions of other people. Overall, my 2016 word of the year was a success. I certainly started to live my life with more emphasis on what was best for me and as a result, I feel my life dramatically improved last year. However, it did have its drawbacks. I was very self centred last year, giving little thought towards other people. I noticed some of my relationships were suffering because I was stuck in my own head and forgetting to show any empathy towards other people. I did a few bits for charity towards the end of the year and it felt good to think about other people again. The lesson here is certainly one of balance: while I need to look out for myself as number one, I need to do this without it costing me my relationships with other people and without forgetting there are people in this world with less privilege than myself.