My 10th blog post (ever) was about 5 books that have changed my life, and even though it was nearly 2 years ago it has always remained in my most popular posts of and it’s one of my all-time favourites as well. So it’s safe to say that around here we love some book recommendations! And this is awesome for me, because I love talking — and sharing — books I’ve read and loved, which leads me to this post today…
I’ve got 10 more books that have changed my life, that I think you’ll love too. These are books that I turn to when I’m struggling with something or having a hard time. These are the books I’ve gone back to again and again, because they are that good. These are books that have in some way actually changed my life.
It began like any other Monday.
It’s never too late…
It’s time for the June Link Fest — where I round up my favourite things I read on the Internet in the past month.
This edition includes articles about embracing winter, what to do when things suck, the truth about work/life balance, preparing for your end of year goals, the best apps for self-care, how to do those things you don’t want to do, evening rituals, why empowerment doesn’t make you weak, ignoring your introverted nature, why it’s worth the risk, and so much more.
∞ What to do when things suck.
∞ Here are 21 tips on how to embrace winter.
It’s officially winter here in Australia (and for my Southern Hemisphere pals), which means that the days a getting shorter, it’s getting colder and I’m feeling called to hibernate — and by that I mean crawl into bed and watch Netflix and not emerge until Spring! 😉 I’m kidding! Well kind of…
I truly do love winter. However, it can be a challenging few months as well. I’ve been asked:
And I get it, winter can be really challenging.
Even though in Australia winter isn’t that long or harsh, I know for me it’s the time of year where I struggle with motivation the most. I’m usually quite a determined person, but in winter I find it harder to get what I want done and I also struggle more with making progress with my goals.
Here’s 6 ways that help me stay motivated during winter — but really most of these can be applied to any season — or anytime you’re feeling unmotivated.
It’s Link Fest time, where each month I round-up the best and most interesting things I came across on the Internet this month.
This edition includes articles on holding space, the coffee cup meditation method, banking happiness for tough times, minimising, the secrets of successful introverts, night-time routines, stop-doing lists and more.
∞ Thought-provoking read: Is your voice being heard?
∞ 5 valuable PR lessons we can learn from Game of Thrones.
A couple of weeks ago I graduated from university.
And ever since then I’ve been deep in ‘reflective mode’ — thinking about and pondering the last few years of my life, how I’ve got to where I am now and what I’ve learnt along the way.
For the past 3 years of my life I’ve been studying psychology at university, and during this time I’ve learnt more about myself and about life than ever before.
So in the spirit of acknowledging this milestone (which is something I’m honestly not good at doing — but I’m getting better at 😉) here are 9 of the most profound things I’ve taken away from my the last 3 years of my life.
And even though these lessons come from when I was studying at university — they are all about life in general.
I’m a huge advocate for setting goals to help you create and live the life you want. I truly believe in the power of goal-setting and I have experienced first-hand how powerful it can be.
For example, I had wanted to start a blog for a long time before it became an actual reality. I even enrolled in a course to help me get motivated to do it. But it still wasn’t happening. Even though I was working through the coursework each and every week (and really enjoying it!) I wasn’t actually taking action towards making it happen.
One day I realised that if I didn’t start taking action towards launching this blog — I would probably never do it. So I decided to get really serious about making this happen. I started by getting clear on what I wanted and setting a tangible goal about it. And doing this made me way more motivated and inspired to actually work towards making it happen. Several months later I finally did launch that blog, and here we are now 😉
It’s important for me to let you know that I don’t believe that there really is a “perfect” or “best” way to word your goals — and I think that just having a set goal itself is powerful, however…
I’ve found that for myself (and also with my clients) that when I have a goal but I don’t feel inspired by it, I’m so much more less likely to feel motivated to taking action towards making it happen — even if it’s something I really, really, truly want. Because the truth is…
This is why I truly believe that we need to feel inspired by the goals we set ourselves. Because it is when we feel this way that we are empowered to move towards achieving it. So in this post I’ll be sharing with you 9 ways you can set goals that will empower you to take action — and I’ve also got some super useful resources to help you do this.
It’s time for April’s Link Fest, where I round up all my favourite things on the Internet from the past month.
This edition includes awesome articles on what to do when you’re overwhelmed / exhausted / having a bad day / going through a hard time, how to get noticed, the inside story on pushing too hard, how to stop comparing yourself to strangers on the Internet (something I think we’re all guilty of!), everything you ever wanted to know about meditation, and ideas for random acts of kindness. As well as brilliant articles about whitespace, self-awareness, vision boards, feminism, and so much more.
∞ Love this: Cheers to the chicks who did not peak in high school.
∞ Authenticity: What does it really mean?
∞ How to create a DIY inspiration board.
∞ Going through a hard time? Here’s 5 ways to stay grounded.
Last week I was thrilled to have Introvert Week here on the blog!
There were stories from my own life (quite a few!) and insights into what being an introvert has been like for me.
There were recommended resources that have really helped me to learn, understand and honour my introverted nature and tips that have helped me to embrace being an introvert.
And there were insights and interviews with introverts (which has been one of my favourite parts of the week!).
So in the spirit of celebrating introversion, here’s a recap of all the posts shared during Introvert Week…