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    My Bullet Journal Journey

    I’ve been wanting to write about my bullet journal journey for a while, but I thought let me wait a bit so I have enough pages to show you guys. A lot of it is just winging it because I didn’t have a set way I wanted my journal to be when I first started. I still don’t and every week I choose to change my weekly layout, which has been a lot of fun! Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Tools I use: Leuchtturm1917 Notebook Medium…

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    5 Ways to Motivate Yourself

    I’ve always struggled with motivating myself especially when it comes to my writing. Often times I find myself procrastinating to a ridiculous degree and then feeling bad because I haven’t got anything done. Recently, however, I’ve found some ways that have helped me out! It’s helped me get back into my blogging mojo, so I’m hoping that I can continue to be motivated to get back into my novel. So, without further ado here are 5 ways to motivate yourself that have helped me: 1. Get Accountability from Others I’ve found that if I get accountability from other people in my life then this motivates me! If I message someone…

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    My Self-care Rituals

    Self-care is truly the most important thing that you could do for yourself. Aside from treating your body like a temple by feeding it healthy foods and drinking plenty of water, it is also important to take care of yourself mentally. I’m guilty of not doing much self-care in the past but I have recently picked up a few rituals for myself and thought I’d share it with you guys. Sunday is usually the day I take a few hours to myself to ~realign my chakras~. JK, I sound like such an asshole. ? Face Mask My cousin recently visited over the Christmas/New Year period and brought with her a shit…

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    Sh*t They Don’t Tell You About Adulting

    Adulting is hard. I can’t tell you how many times I complain a day about having to “adult”. I really wish there was a handy manual that I could refer to when I can’t get my head around something, or better yet – I wish someone had told me what I was to expect when I grew up. Do you ever wonder what life would be like if they had taught us budgeting or money management when we were in school? Things like taxes, mortgages or setting up a savings plan. If you were lucky to have parents who helped you out with that, all I can say is that…

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    Cultivating Positive Thinking

    … can be difficult especially in the age of social media. So often, I’ve scrolled through my Instagram feed or Twitter timeline and felt myself sinking into an abyss because I see that people are having a better run at life than I am. But then I remember that social media is a highlight reel, and unless they turn around and show it then I’m not going to see that person’s bad days.  But how to cultivate positive thinking when my phone is an extension of my hand and I have no self-control to speak of yet, so can’t just switch off just like that? I try to use it…

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    University Confessions

    It’s been 4 years since I graduated from university but I’ve been thinking more and more about what I would change if I could redo my university years. This is most likely because my sister is looking at universities now to attend next year, and I remember the excitement of going to open days and the trepidation of leaving home for the first time. My university years are something that I look back on with fondness and also with a hint of annoyance because there are definitely things that I could have done better/differently, but hindsight, am I right? 5 Things I Wish I’d Did At Uni 1. Joined a…

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    25 Things I’ve Learned In 25 Years

    I turned 25 last Monday and I’m still shook because I have no idea where time has gone. I swear it was only the other day that I was celebrating my 18th birthday by having a debut (complete with pink dresses, 18 roses and candles and a whole lot of cheese). Nancy reminded me today that she’s been following me since I was 18. That’s 7 years, guys. Half way to 50 and I’m pleased to say there are a few things I’ve learned along the way, so here are my 25 things I’ve learned in 25 years. Learn to love yourself before getting into a relationship. I think I’ve mentioned…

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    Pork Farms Board Games Championships

    What’s better than going to a micropub on a Saturday morning? Going to a micropub that also holds host to the Pork Farms Board Games Championships[1. Any goodies given to me from the event do not influence opinions or views of the brand. I will disclose conflicts of interest, affiliations, and personal agendas. I will not enter into favored treatment to a brand and ignore pressure to influence content or perspective. If I choose to make exceptions, I will disclose that.], duuuuuh. My ‘Sarf Landan’ self trekked all the way to West London, which felt like an ultimate betrayal, to join in Pork Farms’ celebration of #NationalBoardGamesWeek. The lovely people at The Owl…

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    The Happiness Planner

    In my Reflections post (which I am always referring to because I feel like it was the start of me getting back into my blogging mojo and not just because it was January 1st, FYI), I mentioned that I had bought a new planner. The 52-week Journal is about setting weekly goals, weekly overview, weekly reflection. It also comes in different colours ? It is honestly one of the best things I have invested in (aside from the two pillows I bought from Primark because I need elevation, you get me?).

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    Overcoming Fears

    As a writer the one thing that I am most afraid of is plagiarism. Not that I will actively seek to do so, because that is totally wrong, but that I will unknowingly plagiarise someone’s work because it’s influenced me in such a way. In saying that, the amount of works out there that are similar is astonishing. Where is the line drawn, though? For example, I read a book called Feed by M. T. Anderson. Feed is set in a world where about 73% of Americans are directly connected to a huge computer network via a device implanted in their brain called a ‘feed’. The feed allows them access…