Welcome to 2017! This year is full of all the things you’ve been waiting for. It’s filled with dreams and goals and working harder and making money and being successful. This year is filled with all the same bullshit that last year was filled with. Yup, I said it. Someone had to! Life doesn’t get better just because the days pass by! You get out what you put in! Making resolutions to be better this year means nothing if you don’t change your actions. So this year I challenge you.
I don’t know about you but my anxiety starts to flare up when I don’t have a decent plan of action for the week ahead in place. Everything just feels completely overwhelming and I don’t even want to get out of bed because I can’t bear the thought of starting the day. I have realised over the years that without knowing what exactly my day ahead looks like, I struggle to wrap my mind around getting it done. I like to create my to-do list on Monday morning or Sunday
I read a quote that said, “you can’t pour from an empty cup” and it just resonated with me so strongly at this point in my life. Sometimes, as women we are expected to handle so much of everything. We’ve got to be model wives, brazen career women, role model mothers and still find time for the gym to maintain our perfect body. I’m not saying we can’t do it all but I am saying that it can be extremely exhausting to maintain and draining on us as individuals. Putting
Over the course of the last few weeks, I’ve been feeling a hell of a lot like I’ve NO idea what I’m talking about and I’ve nothing to offer. I’ve been trying to figure out what my superpowers are and what it is that makes people keep coming back to my blog. It’s an awful feeling because along with it, come writers block! I’ve had serious writers block where every idea I have just seems like rubbish and a waste of my time! Finally, I read up a whole lot
This morning I read an old post of mine, Life is for living and it really inspired me. It reminded me of how far I’ve come in the last year and how hard it has been to shed my old skin and really and truly embrace who I am meant to be. There are always high demands on us. From the day we are born, our parents start measuring our milestones. We need to be at a certain point of we’re considered behind on the development spectrum. So what if
Watch this!! Refusing to Settle! I watched this TED Talk, have I told you how much I love these talks? There’s a talk for EVERYTHING and I can literally spend days watching talk after talk after talk. There are just so many truly inspirational people out there living their lives and being awesome. What really stuck with me though is that I love this talk not because Smiley is some sort of world genius or anything. He didn’t find the cure for Cancer, he didn’t adopt ten babies
Hello my lovelies As most of you know, I’ve just had a baby and can’t commit as full-time as I previously have to writing blog posts. In the meantime, I’ve sourced some interesting and delightful new guest bloggers to add to the magic of making it happen :). First in the series of guest bloggers is Autumn Roadruck and her article focuses on cultivating your creative process. I hope you enjoy it 🙂 Don’t miss out on her awesome downloadable colouring sheet made specially for Tyranny of Pink. A special
Sometimes, everything about life is going perfectly well. You’re on top of the moon and buzzing with energy and then you’re not anymore. You’re overcome with guilt and worry and stress. You’re suddenly unsure of yourself and you have lost your ability to focus on everything that matters. My usual go-to in times like those is a nice cold glass of white wine. However, eight months into my pregnancy and I’ve learnt a few coping mechanisms that don’t involve plying myself with yummy alcoholic beverages. If deep breathing isn’t your thing, try
The world is a strange place. Sometimes everything feels impossible and you struggle to see the end of the tunnel. Other times, everything is going really well and you feel like you’re walking on clouds. It’s in those times, when something goes wrong and you think to yourself “oh fuck, everything about the world sucks” but it’s not the world that sucks. It’s just the situation. It’s just that one thing that’s happening right now that makes all the good stuff disappear into the background. You’ve got to be strong
When many people think of freelancing, they think of lazing around the house and not getting out of bed till noon. The truth is, it’s nothing like that. Sure, you’re able to set your own hours but if you want to be successful or even pay your bills, you’ve got to be dedicated, committed and you’ve got to work your ass off. Before leaping into the world of freelancing ask yourself these five questions. 1. Do you have the skills needed to start freelancing on your own? There are a
How do you forgive? You just do. Seriously. I’m talking like it’s easy, if it were so easy we wouldn’t be carrying around all the baggage from our childhood, teenage life, mid-life crisis straight on into early retirement. So how do we do it? Again, you just do. No one said it’s easy but hell if you can get this one right you’re sorted. You wake up one day and you make a decision, you decide that from today on, you’re done. You’re done being stressed over the crap that
Only you are in control of your destiny. “Your destiny is to fulfil those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.” Ralph Marston Only you have the power to truly know your dreams and your desires. “Nothing much happens without a dream. For something really great to happen, it takes a really great dream.” Robert Greenleaf What are the things that motivate you? “Some people want it to happen, some
As far back as I can remember, I’ve lived by the idea that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. The idea is that in order to get where you want to be, you need to have a map to get there. In life, that map is based on where you want to be in the future and what you want to achieve. In this light, our goals are directly linked to the plans we make. You need to set goals that will help you to achieve your
If there is one thing I can’t stand it’s clutter. I honestly cannot handle things lying around where they should not be. Now there is a huge difference between a collection of something and clutter. So, that giant pile of books in the corner of my dining room, the one that has been waiting for a book shelf for the last two years – that’s a collection. The bowl on the shelf with bits and bobs that get left on the kitchen counter and have no home – that’s clutter.
I’ve spent so much time trying to figure out exactly what to do with my own life and getting it totally wrong but what really matters in the end is that I didn’t give up and now I’ve finally settled into a life I absolutely love and wouldn’t change. Now that I’m happy, I really just want others to be happy so here’s my little contribution to the world. Here are the links for previous articles I’ve written on exactly this subject. Hope it helps <3 How to find