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Struggling to create new habits and make them stick? Here are 4 gaps you need to tackle. Design your environment, tackle your motivation levels and learn the reasons why practice is so important.Does this sound familiar?

“I will start flossing my teeth twice a day starting from today!”

You are all excited and gung ho. You are determined to make it work – this time.

Fast forward 5 days later and you are all like “Wellllll, I’m kinda tired and I’ll just go to bed now. I’ve not flossed at all today but I’d be doing so in a couple of hours anyway.”

Fast forward another 5 days and you’ve completely stopped flossing.

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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…)

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Going on a vacation whilst juggling exams, assignments and readings? Here are 8 Study tips and tricks for adults, college students and high school students who are balancing homework with sightseeing. I write about my 8 top organization and motivation tips, as I reflect on my recent solo trip, lugging around my laptop whilst keeping up with reading assignments and preparing for exams.

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Have you ever had to study, take exams or complete homework whilst on vacation?

I had to do all three recently when I went on a solo adventure recently which I blogged about here (Part 1, Part 2).

I happily booked all my hotels and bought all my train tickets etc before I checked my course schedule. Out of 7 weeks of lessons+exams, 3 of those co-incided with my vacation. GROAN. 

As if it couldn’t get any worse – my final exams co-incided with the last leg of my trip in London. Meaning that I’d have to spend a good two days researching and writing 4 essays and an online MCQ exam. To ace the MCQ you have to know most of the content at your fingertips, which meant I had to spend time doing extra revisions on my trip. (No, I didn’t do that in the end)

Whilst I’d have preferred not having to study AT ALL when I was vacationing, turns out, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be. You just need to figure some things out and make tiny adjustments along the way.

So if you have an upcoming trip where you’d be lugging around textbooks and homework, I’ve got some tips for you.

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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.

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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.

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Need extra tips on how to save money in your 20s? Here are some personal finance ideas, tips on how to earn extra cash, frugal living, how to budget better. As well as tips on how to be rich in your 20s by managing your finances better, earning extra passive income through side hustles, investing tips and more. Start financial planning early, set smart financial goals and learn how to cultivate good financial habits today!

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Do you know what does it take to be rich? Do you have a habit of saving money or do you spend everything you earn?

Financial planning, setting financial goals, finding the right insurance plans, investing…Do you know how to go about all that?

Actually, why didn’t the schools teach us all these?

Anyway. If you’ve read up on millionaires and their lifestyles, you will notice that many of them – barring being born with a Golden spoon in their mouths! – actually have cultivated great financial habits since they were younger.

Many of them started taking an interest in financial planning or searching up investment in their 20s or even earlier.

But most of us in our 20s are usually saddled up with student loan debt, aren’t in high-income jobs (yet!) and have no idea what to do with whatever money we’ve saved.

Lots of 20 somethings are also all like “I’ve just started tasting financial freedom, so, YOLO, I’ll spend my money on whatever I want”.

Which is great, I’m all about spending money on experiences. But the 20s is also a great time to lay the groundwork for good financial habits.

Stumped and not sure how to begin? Here are 5 tips to get you started. (more…)

Goal Setting

17 mistakes you make when chasing your goals

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Not achieving your goals? Creating lots of to do lists and never finishing anything? Feeling unproductive and unmotivated? Here are 17 mistakes you are making when setting goals. These are keeping you from achieving them! I offer some goal setting quick tips to turn them around! Set setting amazing goals and slaying them!

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So you’ve set your goals and your new year resolutions. You’ve lined up 10 items that will definitely be checked off at the end of the month. You’ve got this.

 
4 weeks roll by and you’ve only ticked one item off. *Shrugs* Well, that’s ok I’ll just roll them over to the next month.
 
Another 4 weeks roll by and now you’ve 2 items ticked off. At least it’s one better than last month!
 
But this pattern of not ticking off your goals continues. Month after month. When 31st December rolls around, only 4 out of 10 items are completed.
 
Sound familiar?
 
Many of us start the New Year all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. We’ve got big dreams and goals for the year ahead. We start each week enthusiastically. Our to-do lists are filled. So why do we always not achieve our goals? Why do we see the same boxes unchecked on our to do list each day?
 
Setting goals is usually much easier than achieving them. You are most likely making a few mistakes along the way that is stopping you from getting where you want to be.
 
Read on to find out which mistakes you are making in your goal setting journey and turn them around with my quick tips.

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