The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Mason Book Review

The Subtle Art of not giving a F*ck by Mark Mason is an intriguing book full of swear words where Manson argues that life’s struggles give it meaning, and that the mindless positivity of typical self-help books is neither practical nor helpful. Manson is bold, blunt and extremely honest while essentially challenging all readers to understand that life’s struggles are what makes it meaningful and that people need to care about the right things. Manson explores various topics such as hyper-consumerism, death, immortality, exceptionalism and values. What I liked about this book: I liked how blunt he was. There wasn’t […]

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The importance of planning your day.

Sometimes life feels like it’s going a million miles per minute. You wake up, check your socials, watch Money Heist and make some breakfast, suddenly it’s 2PM. You shower, take a nap, an unexpected issue or opportunity arises, you address it, decide to make some food and watch some more Money Heist because who doesn’t like hearing Bella Ciao repeatedly and suddenly it’s 11PM. The day is gone and you’re upset because this happens repeatedly, sound familiar? To prevent the feeling that time is running away from you, you need to plan your day in advance. A plan is a […]

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Staying positive whilst adapting to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Millions of people worldwide are self-isolating due to COVID-19 and a lot of us are finding it hard to believe that this is our reality, how our plans have been put on hold until further notice, there is no end in sight, and for now, there’s nothing we can do about it. There’s a lot of uncertainty and worry for the future but in times like this we have to be optimistic. Not optimistic to the point that we’re oblivious to reality and we try to suppress our sadness for our plans being cancelled (we’re human we’re allowed to have […]

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Things to do whilst self-isolating at home. Coronavirus edition

If you’re like the millions of other people self-isolating or on lockdown worldwide you’re probably bored out of your damn mind, so here are some tips that will keep you busy.   Redecorate Your home, like your body, is your temple, it is the place where you sleep, eat, read, rest, laugh and recharge. You should feel comfortable in your home. You can rearrange your space by: painting, buying new furniture or having a spring clean.  Workout at home The gyms are closed, start exercising indoors. Regular exercise has excellent benefits, it keeps you healthy, it’s a wonderful stress reliever/energy booster, […]

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My experience: the advantages and disadvantages of taking a career break.

My Career Break: Last year I left my job because I needed a change. I wanted to explore more exciting opportunities, get a job in a new area and take a well deserved break because life is short. During my four month career break I looked for a new job, slept, went on holiday, painted my room, went to a few concerts and workshops, relaxed and spent most of my mornings in the gym. I haven’t had that much time to myself since I left university and it was so peaceful. It sounds silly, but I didn’t realize how much […]

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I’m the love of my life

Love of my life. A few months ago, I came to the realization that I’m the love of my life. Sounds weird and a bit narcissistic, but hear me out. Fairytales Whilst writing my Life after Graduation post, I remembered how we’re expected to find the love of our lives in uni, just like the movies and have a romance like the Notebook, High School Musical or like Awkward before Jenna cheated on Matty Mckibben and then you live happily ever after. Yeah?! Life has a funny way of reminding you that fairytales only exist on Disney and Fox. Instead […]

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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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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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