Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Reading List - 30 Books in a Year

Do you want to get smarter and increase your understanding in 2019? Do what I did this year and read 30 books for a guaranteed way to top up your knowledge. You can even use my list of books read this year as your 2019 reading list. 

If you follow my 'Books I've Read Lately' series you will already be well aware of the challenge I set for myself this year to read 30 books in 2018. I am about to successfully pull it off and thought that I would pull together my reading list from the year. I have split the books up based on the timeline I read them, sharing each edition of the series with you as I went. 

30 books turned out to be surprisingly easy to read so I'm going for 40 in 2019! I read a huge array of authors and genres so this variety kept things interesting and expanded my knowledge in a number of areas. I mostly prefer to read self-help and personal development type books on mindsets, habits and beliefs but I also peppered in some autobiographies, fables, all time classics and even some poetry.

Read on for my list of books read in 2018 and if one catches your eye, click on the edition it is under and you will be sent to my review of the book.

Let's get into it...

Monday, November 19, 2018

3 Meat Free - Healthy Lunch Ideas

With Summer just around the corner you might already have noticed your body’s natural attempt to supress your appetite. In the warmer weather it’s completely normal to find yourself eating a bit less and not having as much of an appetite as usual. 

As someone who was vegetarian for years, I still like to cut meat out of my diet every now and again. I find that cutting out both meat and dairy dramatically reduces the amount of saturated fat and sugar I am consuming. So in this post I thought I would show you three super easy, meat-free meals to try for a light and healthy lunch.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

What to Do When You’ve Fallen off the Fitness Bandwagon?

There would be many perfect excuses to miss a day or two from regular workout routine and strict diet plan. 

You might find it ‘just ok’ to spend a lazy day and eating stuff that is prohibited to you but the problem is that these ‘no big deal!’ days can actually make you fall off the fitness bandwagon. Once you start skipping days from your fitness routines you start losing the motivation to get back to it and it can happen to anyone.

You don’t need to get panic over such situations as there are number of ways to get yourself back to healthy life routine. Here we share some important steps to take when you’ve fallen off the fitness wagon.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Books I've Ready Lately #7

Can you actually believe it?! I only have 3 more books to read before I hit my target of 30 in 2018! 

It has been much easier than I expected and I think I might have to bump it to 40 for next year just to challenge myself a bit more. Okay so here are the four books that I have read just lately.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Behind The Desk - Breakups, Starting a PhD + My Book

Hello! OMG it has been like 2 months at this point since my last BTD! 

I’m at this weird stage where I’m chilling out and Christmas shopping but also nose diving into the deep end to wrap up 2018 with a bang! So much has changed! Where do I even start?

November is my birthday month and also my favourite time of year - I love when it's just getting hot and the beach always seems like a good idea. You can start to feel the anticipation and excitement of Christmas as well as the rejuvenation of a fresh new year approaching. But for the meantime, we get this whole month of in-between bliss where everything is less stressful and you feel like you could handle anything.

Monday, October 29, 2018

How To Multi-Task and Boost Productivity

Multitasking is a rising trend that has taken over the world now a days and usually people believe that multitasking can effectively boost the productivity. 

Everyone likes to do several tasks by themselves and tend to believe that it eventually enhances their creativity and productive skills. Here we will see whether it’s true or not:

Monday, October 22, 2018

Real Talk - I’m Incompetent at Washing and Drying Clothes

So I like to think I’m pretty well adjusted at this whole “adulting” thing. That is until it rains in Brisbane for a week straight and I’m faced with a mountain of washing asking the question “what do I do with this stuff” and simultaneously “what kind of snacks are in the cupboard?” because I’m perpetually hungry – but that’s beside the point.

This is a loaded question, not only because there are SO many snack options, but because by “mountain of washing” and “stuff” I mean some of it has been in the washing machine already and has sat in a basket for 3 days…so… it smells like mould. I consider my options – throw it all out and start a new wardrobe or re-wash it? I decide to try the latter. What’s the worst that could happen right? I end up walking around smelling like mouldy clothes? Probably.

It’s still raining so I call my mum and (cry…just kidding it’s not at that point yet) I ask her to use her dryer. I then load up my car with all these wet clothes and towels en route to my family home. I wind down the windows.  

When I get there is when the challenges really begin.

Saturday, October 20, 2018


I WROTE A BOOK! Sorry all caps but I am so unbelievably excited it's not even funny. I have been waiting so long (3 years to be exact) to be able to say those words to you! 

I really couldn't wait any longer so I pulled the trigger today on a whim and announced it is released for pre-order with the official release date of November 1st! 

Holding my printed book in my hands is probably one of my greatest accomplishments to date and I'm trying to fully soak in this feeling but it's extremely overwhelming. 

I'll keep it short because my brain is in overload right now - here are the things you should know about the book!

What is the book about?
“The book will act as a resource for understanding the digital landscape of blogging as a form of creative advertising as well as an instructional manual which will act as a guide for any creatives wishing to enter the advertising industry through the blogging medium.”

How does it work?
The guide is split into three main sections, each reflecting a new stage in becoming a full-time blogger. The book will teach readers how to;

Where can I buy it?
You can purchase a printed copy or eBook version from ProBloggerCareer. If you purchase the printed book, you automatically receive the eBook as a bonus. It is currently on pre-order right now but all copies will be officially released on November 1st!

What the heck is PBC?
Pro Blogger Career (PBC) is the business I have set up to host the book, a Podcast I am about to release and it also works in conjunction with my consultancy agency JDC Marketing. I have big plans for this business and lots of good stuff is going to come out of it so keep an eye out. You can follow PBC on Twitter (@bloggercareer), Instagram (@ProBloggerCareer) and Facebook (@ProBloggerCareer). You can join the super exclusive FB community here

If you take just one thing from this post please have it be - THANK YOU! 
I could not have done this without you! I have been blogging now for a decade and whether you have just joined me on this journey or been here all along – thank you for all of your love and support over the years. This book is for you and I couldn’t have done it without you.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Must Have Beauty Items for Spring 2018

Spring break is just around the corner and it’s the right time to break free from the monotonous routine and run towards holiday spots. 

Beach or poolside parties, whatever your plans for the upcoming spring break are! You need to be well-equipped with all that is highly fashionable, trendy and makes you a true fashionista. The style game is not over yet with some trendy swimsuits and chic accessories. You need to upgrade your beauty kit too with all that’s essential and must have in spring 2018 to make you look super-stunning and glowing with your gorgeous outfit collection. Here we share all the trendy and essential beauty items to make you look chic effortlessly.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

4 Productivity Tips - Get More Done + Achieve More With Less Stress

I have made a lot of changes in my lifestyle recently to increase how much work I get done and boost my overall productivity.

This post is all about sharing some kickass methods to get more done and achieve more but also with less stress - it's a win win.

Read on for 4 productivity tips that will change the way you spend your time and have you see real results in your life.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tips To Eat Healthy With A Busy Social Life

You know those kind of weeks or months where it feels like you are never home so inevitably you are eating out like A LOT?!

It's so easy to stress out over how much you are eating out or beat yourself up over that giant bowl of pasta you ate. So in this post I'm sharing my tips on how to keep up the healthy eating during times when you have a really busy social life and are eating out heaps or attending lots of events.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Spring Fashion Checklist 2018

As the chill in the air has begun to lower down, sun is appearing more often, and snow is gradually melting, it’s time to welcome the spring. 

Spring wardrobe needs to be updated with the latest and trendy designs and styles. Spring fashion trends 2018 are already on runways and everywhere so here we will share all that’s hot and trendy this spring and must be added to your wardrobe.