Friday, February 23, 2018

3 Easy Ways To Futureproof Your Body


 

None of us are getting any younger… But your body doesn’t need to know that! 


There was a time when we had to resign ourselves to the ravages of age, assuming that when the time came we would have to bear with grace and dignity. Fortunately, we know a lot more about the human body and how it works, as well as how we can make the healthy and sensible lifestyle choices today that will see us reap the dividends tomorrow. Here are some natural solutions to keep your body fit, healthy and youthful… whatever your age. Not only will you look fantastic, you’ll also keep your body in peak health, keeping disease and infirmity at bay.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Behind the Desk February - Febfast, Valentine's Day, Fun Runs, Bootcamp and more


A lot has been going on this month between Febfast where I have gone alcohol free, health regime changes, the new job and getting ready for the Mater Breast Cancer Fun Run.


It felt like January lasted at least 2 months and 3 weeks while February has just flown by and it’s nearly over! Considering I’m doing Febfast and haven’t been drinking, this early end to the month is much welcomed.


Let’s start with that…I have not had a drop of alcohol in February as part of Febfast, a charity where you donate the money you otherwise would have spent. The money donated supports youth who have a dependency on or addiction to substances. I did this last year also and wrote in depth about my experience here.


Monday, February 19, 2018

The Best Organisational Apps Guide



We all know how amazing living in the digital age is for those who love planning and being organised. But apps to keep you organised makes it that much better because it means that everything only takes literally one tap to access.



So I wanted to share with you the best apps I know of and use for organising my life, business, time, career, diet, passwords, wardrobe and more. Have your whole life organised on your phone, that’s my motto (not really, I just made that up but it kind of has a ring to it).


Alright let’s get into it then shall we…

Monday, February 12, 2018

3 Easy Minimalist Lifestyle Tips - Minimalism Monday



It’s been a while since I’ve posted about minimalism and my journey to living a minimalistic lifestyle! It’s definitely not because I have lost inspiration with it so I thought I would give you an update of where I’m at with everything and throw in some tips that have helped me along the way.



They don’t lie when they say that the state of your home has a huge impact on your state of mind and especially with my organised personality; if everything is organised in my house then everything is clear in my head and I’m able to work more efficiently.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Books I’ve Read Lately #2

One of my 2018 goals was to read a lot more and get through a minimum of 30 book before the year is out. I am really proud with the progress that I have been making with this goal and am very confident that I will go well over the 30 book mark by the end of year.


So into the good stuff…the books that I have finished up reading or have been listening to Lately. Side note - Audible is actually one of my favourite things ever but I don’t want to rely too much on listening to books and want a good balance between that and actually reading a physical book. I don’t know why but I feel like listening to a book is sort of cheating but I can’t help but love being able to “read” while on my daily commute to and from work.


I have a pretty good mix of books in this list and they cover a variety of topics. I’ve also started assigning a rating out of 5 after I have finished each book so I will include that from now on in these posts.  


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

3 Meal Prep Ideas from Pinterest - Healthy Eating Tips

If you are a long time reader of the blog you would know how much I LOVE meal prepping and creating healthy recipes as part of ensuring I keep up a nutritious diet. 


If you are relatively new to the concept, then you can read up here on all the reasons I love meal prepping each week and some examples of the common recipes I go with.

As someone who meal preps every week, I know that it can be easy to lack inspiration of what to cook or get stuck in a rut repeating the same recipes over and over. So the point of this post is to provide you with three totally different meal prepping ideas to get your creative juices flowing.


Thursday, February 1, 2018

3 Amazing Hacks To Detangle Long Hair In An Instant


It’s time to get rid of all those pesky knots! Image Source

There are many things about girls that guys just don’t understand. One of those is that we do 
tend to have a love affair with long hair. This confuses them as they don’t get why we’d want hair 
that’s hard to maintain all the time. I mean, let’s face it, as lovely as long hair is, it causes way 
more problems than shorter hair. The main one being that it ends up tangled all the time, no 
matter what. So, we spend ages tearing at our hair with a brush, trying to get all the knots out. 

Effective To Do Lists - Make Your To Do Lists Work For You!


I'm one of the biggest list makers you will ever meet. A lot of the time I even make lists within lists (borderline crazy) but it really works for me so I wanted to share with you my tips on how to create effective to-do lists. 


It may seem trivial to even talk about but it's necessary in this busy lifestyle where we are juggling work, relationships, goals, family, friends, our health, fitness and life in general. Without to-do lists it's likely we will forget things we need to do or not organise them in a logical way where they all get done in a time efficient manner. 

Keeping your thoughts organised and staying on track to complete all of the tasks you need is a good habit to practice and there are plenty of ways to make it easier. 

Here are all the to-do list hacks I've found work for me and little tips and tricks I think might help you better organise your tasks in a way that they will all be completed. 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Meditation for Beginners - The 2018 Meditation Project


So we hear a lot about this whole "meditation" thing and how life changing it is but at the same time you are probably a little skeptical or confused if you have never really gotten into it. 


So I wanted to sit down and talk you through my thoughts on mediation as someone who has meditated on and off for a couple of years now. 2018 is the year that I really want to put a focus on my meditation practice though and get a good regime going because I can see the benefits it brings to my life.

I'm not going to pretend to be an expert but I am going to be telling you what has worked for me and what kind of benefits I have seen.

My goal is to meditate every single day and I know that might sound like a lot, but it can be as little as a few minutes out of a 24 hour day and it's so easy to find that kind of time.

Okay now let's get into it


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Preventing Hair Breakage - I'm Looking At You Blondes..


As someone who have been various degrees of blonde my whole life, I have definitely gotten to a stage now where I can finally grow my hair out long because I know how to take care of it while still being blonde.


I struggled with hair breakage for most of my life and have often had extremely thin hair that won't grow past shoulder length. Over the past few years I have really mastered the art of taking care of my hair so that it is healthy and nourished enough to grow. Now that I've followed these tips, my hair is longer than ever and way past bra strap length. 

Read on to find out 6 of my biggest tips for preventing hair breakage as a blonde. 


Monday, January 22, 2018

My 2018 Skincare Routine


This year I've decided that I want to put a huge focus on my skincare regime and taking care of my skin. 


Last year I didn't quite have a routine of any sort, I just sort of slapped on whatever moisturiser or mask I had closest to my reach. I don't have trouble skin so while it didn't really affect me by not having a routine, it made me wonder how good the results could be if I did put a focus on my skin.

As such, my skincare regime for 2018 was born and it's quite intensive but has already shown amazing results.

My recent holiday in Vietnam was a blessing and a curse for my skin. The dirt and pollution blown in my face from riding around on a scooter did see me breaking out bit but I also had some time on my hands so started to play around more with masks and ensuring my skin was hydrated.

So let's get into it...


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Books I've Read Lately - 30 Books in 2018 Challenge

One of my goals for 2018 is to read 30 new books and I thought it would not only keep me accountable but also be a great way to share book ideas with you! 


I already somewhat  kicked off this series at the end of 2017 with my post recommending books to read over the holiday period, which you can read here.

So let's get into the books I've been reading so far in January 2018!