The Book Review of Deep Work – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport.

The book I’ll be reviewing today is Deep Work – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. Cal Newport is a very interesting and well accomplished man. He is a Computer Science professor at Georgetown University, the author of six self help books, published 60 peer reviewed papers and a TEDx speaker all before the age of 40. Most interestingly, he has never had a social media account.  Book summary The book focuses on how fragmented our attention and concentration has become due to the use of social media and networking tools. Cal explains what deep […]

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Is Self-love the best love? 

Self-love is the “regard for one’s own well-being and happiness” — Oxford Dictionary Having a regard for your happiness and well-being means making the active effort to participate in activities that enhance your well-being and make you happy, while saying no to things that don’t bring you joy and cause you pain. Self-love, to me, is making my happiness and well-being a priority whilst learning to love my strengths and flaws. It’s taking the time to rest and recover to prevent burning out. It’s making the conscious decision to commit to being the best possible person I can be, saying […]

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Whatever doesn’t serve you will be ripped away

What does it mean when something serves you? When something serves you, it elevates you, inspires you and makes you happy. When something no longer serves you, it stagnates, regresses and upsets you. Over time I’ve learned that holding onto things that no longer serve me will lead to them being ripped away from me. Whether it’s friends, relationships, jobs and nails (when I cheat on my nail tech), all get taken away at some point. Occasionally, I’ll make the conscious decision to let go because I’ve realised these things are not getting me anywhere, other times I’ll hold on […]

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Stop living for your parents

“Death is the only destination we all share” “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life… Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs, 2005 Hi, you’re going to die one day, stop living for your parents. From my own experiences, the experiences of my friends, family and many others, I have noticed that too many of us are living for our parents. There is a difference between wanting to make your parents proud by doing things they […]

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Sarah takes Seville!

To escape the cold British weather, I took my second solo trip to Seville, I spent 3 nights in the sunny Andalusian city and I can’t wait to return. Seville is a sunny historical city, littered with many Catholic monuments, exquisite Moorish architecture and orange trees. It’s also the hottest city in Europe, hence why I went there in the middle of January. This solo trip was different to Copenhagen because I was so excited to be away from home. I wasn’t scared at all and I didn’t get the urge to cancel it last minute. This holiday was all […]

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Panther in the Hive – The Review

The book I’ll be reviewing today is Panther in the Hive by Olivia A. Cole. Synopsis In a futuristic Chicago, Tasha Lockett – the young black, orphaned protagonist leaves her house not knowing her world has been turned upside down and taken over by zombies known as Minkers as part of what can only be described as ‘the Change.’ The book starts at day four, Tasha is alone, fending to survive with her trusted Prada backpack and kitchen knife, surviving off the hope that her sister is alive and there are other people in the world like her who haven’t […]

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Solo trip to Copenhagen ✈

To kick off finding peace in solitude, I completed my first solo trip to Copenhagen! I’ve been wanting to go on a solo trip for ages, but I kept pushing it back due to the fear of the unknown and the dangers found when venturing into a new territory. My fears were justifiable at first but not justifiable enough for me to keep holding myself back. I had some discouragement from booking it from my parents and friends but I didn’t listen in the end because I wanted to use 2018 to step out of my comfort zone because life […]

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Life after graduation

Last year I graduated with a degree in Accounting and Finance, a year later I’m working full time and I’m here to give you tips on life after graduation and share my experience. GRADUATION Graduation is an anti-climax, you spend years trying to get your degree, then you prep for graduation, do your hair, makeup, you walk across the stage, get handed your degree and then just like that it was over. The day after my graduation, was the weirdest morning, the sky was grey, it was cold and my graduation was everything but that. I felt so ill and […]

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Getting a job after graduation – #SarahsJobSeries

To kick off Sarah’s Job series (#sarahsjobseries), I will give you tips on finding a job after graduation as well as giving you tips about working full time. So, what do you do after you graduate? Most people have three options, travel around the world because they were smart enough to save their student loan, do a masters or find a job. If you’re like me, you chose to find a job, congrats! Before you look for a job, create a career plan and decide: What type of job do you want? What industry do you want to go into? […]

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Picking yourself up after heartbreak.

Breaking up with someone you thought you would be with forever is devastatingly painful. After the break up you feel like your life is in autopilot mode, the days go slower and although you try to keep yourself busy, your new-found loneliness gets to you at night. Here are some tips to keep you going: Delete their number and previous conversations: Keeping numbers and WhatsApp conversations will make things much worse than they already are. You’ll be tempted to talk to them because that’s what you’re used to and that doesn’t help anyone in the situation. Delete them off social […]

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