Common causes and signs of low self esteem. Do these ring a bell?
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For as long as I could remember, right up til my mid-20s, I always struggled with low self-esteem and a poor self-image.

I carried around feelings of low self-worth and inadequacy and spent a crap-ton of time feeling like I could never achieve what I wanted to.

I realised that – low self-esteem is not simply a feeling, it’s a culmination of patterns, behaviours, beliefs, expectations, habits and so much more.

So let’s dive into some of the common signs of low self-esteem, combining my own experiences with research.   


We are always looking for tips on how to be more productive than we already are. In doing so, are we making ourselves more anxious and stressed out than before, affecting our mental and emotional well-being in the process? Let's explore in this post.

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“How to be more productive: 10 tips” 

“22 ways you can be more productive at work”

“16 top tips for a super productive weekend”

Sound familiar? Everywhere we look, there are articles, blogs, podcasts telling us how to be more productive.

Productive, more productive and even more productive. There seems to be this drive to be even more productive than we currently are.

And there-in lies the problem.

  • This implication, that the way we are running our lives, we aren’t being productive enough.
  • That we have more to give, but we aren’t hitting our maximum each day.
  • There there is a huge problem with the way we are living out our day to day.

But is that true though? Is there something inherently wrong with the way we plan our lives?

Or could it be that we’ve got the definition of productive wrong all these while? (more…)


Always feeling low on energy, tired and unable to accomplish things on your to-do list? As a result your productivity and time management is affected? You could be getting your energy levels wrong. Enter the Spoon Theory.

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How many spoons do you have in a day?

In other words, do you know what are the limits to your energy each day?

Do you over-estimate the energy you have available each day?

Are you constantly packing your days full and always feeling worn out?

What has spoons got to do with your energy anyway?

Read on to find out more about the spoon theory and how it can help you manage your energy.  (more…)


Ever wondered what successful people do before bedtime? What are night routines and evening habits that will ensure you get better quality sleep and a productive morning? Here are some bed time habits and tips you can schedule into your life now, to help you sleep better and wake up to a more productive morning ahead!

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Some of the best night-time habits help you do several things:

  • Signal to your brain that it’s time to unwind and get ready for bed
  • Put you in a relaxed mood so that sleep comes easily
  • Prepare for the next day

If your pre bed-time routine consist of falling asleep on the couch watching netflix and then waking up at 2am to wash up before really going to bed… then, um, sorry to break it to you, but you’re probably getting it wrong.



Ever wondered what are the early morning habits of successful people? When you start your day with a productive morning routine, you set the tone for the rest of the day. This post presents some tips for an effective morning routine that will ensure you have a successful and productive day ahead.

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Do you have morning habits? What does it look like?

Wait, before we even talk about that – how do you FEEL when you get up in the morning?

Are you usually snoozing your alarm too many times and scrambling to get things done before rushing out of the house?

Want to know how to start our mornings feeling fresh, positive and enthusiastic and ready to slay the day?

The answer lies in having a an effective, productive and amazing morning routine. A morning routine consisting of effective habits that ensure you start the day right.


Mental Health

7 Inspiring TED Talks that will make you feel Happier


Want quick happiness tips from scientists and psychologists? Check out these 7 Ted Talks and change how you view your life and happiness.

Want to feel amazingly happy right this instant? Check out these 7 Ted Talks for quick tips to boost your happiness levels.

Feeling the weight of life upon your shoulders and finding it hard to feel happy?

Do you wake up each morning filled with dread about the day ahead of you?

Unable to pick up your spirits after an incredibly nasty meeting with the Boss?

We feel you.

And the good news is…we’ve found the solution for you.

We rounded up some of the most inspiring, positive and uplifting TED talks.

Each video is less than 25 minutes long, and is the perfect quick pick me up to inspire you when you are down in the dumps.

So, grab a coffee, get comfortable and let’s dive into those happy feels!