Thursday, April 19, 2018

Which Central American Country Should I Visit?



If you have never been to Central America before and you only have a short amount of time on
 your hands, you may only be able to visit one of the eight countries in the region. Deciding which
 one is the best option for you can be a tricky task which we are going to try and make a little bit 
easier in this article. So, let’s take a closer look at five of the possible options of countries you 
could visit in Central America.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Boost Your Income: 4 Ways To Earn Money On The Side



Whether you’re saving for a trip abroad, trying to pay off a mountain of credit card debt, or just want some extra cash each month to splash around, there are plenty of ways to boost your income and earn some extra money on the side. Of course, your options are going to depend on your situation, your skill set, and much more, but there is going to be something that works for you. Regardless of whether you want to earn a few extra dollars or thousands here are five popular options for you to consider.


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Resume Writing Tips to Stand Out and Get The Job + With Resume Examples


So I recently scored my dream marketing job at the start of the year and it all started when I stood out with my resume.

The recruitment officer said it was the most impressive resume she has ever seen. Like excuse me, what?! I imagine she sees a fair few a day as a RECRUITMENT OFFICER.

I kind of felt like asking what in particular she liked but was too busy patting myself on the back.

So I’ve taken to my resume that nabbed me the job with a magnifying glass to pull together some tips that could help you if you are currently curating your resume.

With these tips you will have delivered a blatantly honest, visually appealing and modern resume maximising your likeliness to get that interview and land that job.



Monday, April 2, 2018

4 Weight Loss Hacks - Tips For Losing Weight


The saying “you never regret a Pilates class” is true on many levels. When you get to class, you pat yourself on the back for making it. When you’re in class, the endorphins kick in and you feel great. Lastly, nothing beats that post workout feeling of accomplishment.


So this post is going to talk about “weight loss tips” but the plot twist is that they are achievable and sustainable long-term habit changes. Not only does this result in losing weight but it avoids yo-yo dieting where your weight will go up and down.

Most importantly, it’s less about the weight loss and more about the mental shifts of perception that encourage a happier and healthier life.

It’s true that most of weight loss in a mental process and what is holding you back are your belief systems and bad habits that are caused due to limitations you are putting on yourself. Don’t expect any extreme dieting tips in here, if you don’t already know my stance then check out my article about why diets suck and are bad for your health.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

How To Get Organised - Things to Do at the Start of Every Month

I know that saying this is going to solidify that I’m an absolute nerd..like those of you sitting on the fence thinking “she’s a bit weird but I don’t know maybe she’s still cool” will now have a clear answer. I’m basically the nerd emoji in human form.


But…nothing makes me happier than a new month. Purely because of the little nerdy things I do like I get to set my new monthly intentions and goals, I start a new monthly budget spreadsheet, a new monthly horoscope is released... and is that the smell of a fresh start and opportunity in the air?

Yep see. Weird. BUT let me tell you I’ve got a few hacks and routines for the start of each month that set you up with a clear direction for success, productivity and getting closer to kicking those goals you have.



Monday, March 26, 2018

Kmart Makeup Organisation - Cheap Makeup Storage

 

You don’t walk into Kmart and only buy the things from your list…you walk into Kmart and let Kmart tell you what you need.

Kmart is one of those magical places where you go in to buy a new dog bed but walk out with a dog bed, new bikini, pair of shoes, makeup bag, 2 new sets of workout gear, skincare products and copious amounts of stationary… for under $100.

So I guess what I’m trying to say here is that Kmart is basically heaven….mmm yep definitely heaven.

So what other bargain can you snag at Kmart? Cheap makeup organisation for storing your makeup. Remember when clear acrylic makeup storage was so difficult to find in Australia and extremely expensive considering it’s a piece of god damn plastic?

Well Kmart is doing what they do best…taking a trend (albeit it 5 years later) and making that product available to you for a fraction of the cost elsewhere.

By the way this is really not sponsored…I just love Kmart. Don’t we all... So let’s get into these affordable makeup storage options from Kmart



Thursday, March 22, 2018

Bedtime Hacks to Help You Sleep – Night Routine


They say a huge secret to success is getting good quality sleep. Although it does matter how much sleep you get, the quality is also seriously important and I have some tried and tested tips to ensure you get the best sleep of your life.


The best example of how important sleep is for your body is how you are after a long night of drinking. You know how you can wake up hungover and feel terrible?! It’s not just the dehydration from the alcohol but also that your body was unable to reach a deep sleep because of the way the substance affected your brain and body.

This highlights just how important getting good quality sleep is to how productive you are every day, mood regulation, energy levels and mental clarity.

In this post I have some really simple, practical and effective tips that take your night time routine from scrolling through Instagram then struggling to get to sleep for 30 minutes to blissful, relaxed LIGHTS OUT sleep.

Let's get into it...



Monday, March 19, 2018

Behind The Desk March - Bikram Yoga, Aladin Musical, Gallery Hopping, Fun Runs, Teeth Whitening and Sneaky Wines


I thought that March had been a quiet month but it was only when I started thinking about everything I had done this month in preparation for the BTD that I realised... it’s been a pretty hectic month!


I completed a fun run, picked up the new hobby of cooking, started Bikram Yoga, attended the Mind Body Spirit Festival and played tourist in my own city going to the museums and art galleries. Needless to say I’ve been keeping busy with work, JDC Marketing and University throughout the week but making full use of my weekends.


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Items Boss Babes Carry Around - Things Smart Girls Keep In Their Purse

If you lead a busy lifestyle, more often than not you are probably on the go from one thing to a next.

Which means you likely live out of your handbag or car – I know the struggle all too well. Which is why I'm sharing the things I carry around that boost my productivity and leave me prepared for any situation I might face.


Read on for these top things to keep in your purse and be ready for any opportunity that comes your way whether it be sneaking in a workout, catching a lecture while on the go, spending more time reading, making business connections or taking care of your health.

Sunglasses and Lipstick
These two things can lift your confidence from 1-10 faster than you can say “omg is that the cute guy I met last week, I look like shit. Quick, hide”.



Monday, March 12, 2018

How Gratitude Helps Cure Depression and Anxiety


It might seem like a far-fetched concept to say that depression can be improved or anxiety can be helped by gratitude but it has basis that gratitude is good for your health. 

The meaning of gratitude put simply is making an active decision to be grateful for the good things in your life rather than focussing on the negative.


This definition also implied that gratitude is a choice that you make and if you practice it enough, it can become a habit. There are so many ways you can do this including a gratitude journal, affirmative quotes, a gratitude jar, journal app or book. The main reason I LOVE practicing gratitude is because it so drastically lifts your mood and can be perfectly explained in this quote from the one and only Tony Robbins.

"The antidote to fear is gratitude. The antidote to anger is gratitude. You can't feel fear or anger while feeling gratitude at the same time."

In this post we are going to run through easy and practical ways you can practice gratitude daily.



Thursday, March 8, 2018

Is Uni Necessary? The Argument From Both Sides



With Uni back in full swing, it has made my schedule even more hectic than usual. I like to push myself through the struggle that is full time work, full time Uni and so many passion projects on the side by telling myself that it will all be worth it in the end. But will it?I find University to be extremely fulfilling and it's something that I'm good at but I'm in the third and final semester of my Masters and never before have I questioned the necessity of University so much until now.

It recently dawned on me that I was spending almost 40k on my masters. So while I never entertained the argument that Uni wasn't necessary because I truly saw the value I was getting out of it, it is now that I am beginning to understand the other perspective on this.

As such, it seemed like an interesting idea to examine the necessity of Uni from both sides. I am going to be explaining the opinion I have had for the past 5 years about University being an essential step (at least for the career path I chose) and my experience with the value I have received from the education.


I mean, in my experience yes getting my bachelor was worth it. Primarily because it opened me up to so many opportunities, including landing the new job that I have just started and am loving. But it has made me question if doing my masters is worth it, especially with the hefty price tag of $39, 600 for 12 subjects.

We all hear about the lucky ones who get their foot in the door while still in Uni or land their dream job without studying at all. I started my professional career in marketing during my second year of Uni so I do believe that not only my degree but also my practical experience in the field is what helped me land my current position.

In this blog post, we are going to explore two different sides of if University is worth it based on unique situations. This might be useful for those of you contemplating your current degree or tossing up whether to go in the first place.

I hope this provides some insight into the different experiences myself and my boyfriend have had with University.

I’ll be talking about my experience completing a bachelor and studying my masters. To authentically capture the other side of the story I have backups. My boyfriend, Josh, will go into his opinions on University as someone who is currently completing his bachelor. I want to be as concise as possible, which will be difficult because my opinion on Uni has shifted quite a lot, especially since starting my Masters.


Monday, March 5, 2018

Minimalism Monday - My Digital Hacks for Going Paperless



We live in an incredible digital age where we have never had it easier! In fact, the most complicated part about going paperless and not having to deal with the baggage of filing cabinets and excess note books is the excess of platforms to choose from!


So I thought I would share with you my organisational system which is completely digital baby and keeps me on track for EVERYTHING! Where I need to be, what I need to do, where I’m up to with projects and where all my important assignments/reports/files are not only stored but also backed up.


Are you ready? Let’s get into it…