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5 Quick Steps to Practice Self-Love and be More Productive

'People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.' Elisabeth Kübler-Ross I think this quote is really beautiful and telling of the power of self-love. If we wish to be happy and shine throughout our lives (even in the dark times) then we must make sure the light within us is nurtured. How do we do that? What is the best way to practice self-love? It’s simple. Self-care and rest! Have you had a time in your life when you don’t wake up in the morning excited for the day? Maybe you’re feeling that right now. Does every...

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The Link Between Mindfulness and Productivity Explained

What does the word productive mean to you? Most people get it quite wrong. They think the more things they do (the number of tasks done in a day) equals ultimate productivity. Now, that's not necessarily true. I would define being productive as achieving your desired outcome or result as quickly as possible by doing the most important things first! How often have you done 101 things in your day but when you sit down with a cup of tea in the evening you feel guilty because you feel that you have not accomplished much and there's so much more you should and could have done? This is a common mistake that people make every day! They make themselves busy trying to tick as...

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How to Reduce Christmas Stress

Christmas time invites the most festive and lively of all the seasons, full of family, amazing food and beautiful decorations... but the reality is a fast-paced December can also be an extremely stressful time. Our already busy schedules are then overrun with holiday duties. Battling through crowds of equally exhausted shoppers, buying presents for numerous people and filling the fridge to bursting before relatives and friends arrive to celebrate. This can be very time consuming and more often than not the little things we do that perk up our days (making ourselves a delicious breakfast, going to the gym or that class, getting our nails done, baking peanut-butter brownies…) get put on hold- our me time is sacrificed. We force...

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Entrepreneurs Who Keep a Journal, from Richard Branson to Oprah Winfrey

I am a firm believer in writing things down—especially our thoughts, our ideas, and our goals. There are many studies that discuss the cognitive benefits of writing things down. If you don’t believe us, perhaps these famous and successful entrepreneurs will help you appreciate—even convince you to begin journaling. Richard Branson How often have you forgotten things? With our busy days and tight schedules, it is so easy to forget. Writing them down will help you remember them better. At the beginning of 2017, Sir Richard Branson penned an article dispensing his one important tip for the year: keep a pen and notebook, and write your ideas down.   What kind of things does he write down? “Ever since I was...

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