2017 Wrap Up – A Month By Month Account of Highs & Lows

Goodbye 2017. Here's a wrap-up of how it treated me, both personally and professionally.

On January 1st 2017, I had no real idea of what lay ahead, least of all that I’d be moving across the ocean in the middle of the year. Yes, I had dreams and plans, but I could never have foreseen how the year would play out, or all the wonderful (and woeful) things that would happen. Here’s my 2017 wrap up, where I take stock of the standouts. Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

December 2017 Wrap Up

December 2017 wrap-up post for HowToGYST.com

December 2017 was all about getting back to some form of normality after November’s trip home, and it also saw us celebrate our first ever Christmas and New Year in the United States. Hello, snow!(This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through them, I’ll make a small commission. They’re for books from Amazon, and they’re clearly marked. Thanks for feeding my inner bookworm. For more info, read my disclosure.) Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

Christmas Cleaning Routine 🎄 – 10 Steps to Prep for the Season

Christmas Cleaning Routine | 10 simple steps to get your home ready for the holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time, especially because of all the extra “stuff”. You’re also busier than usual, buying and wrapping gifts, celebrating the festivities with friends, and just generally prepping for the season. What you need is a Christmas cleaning routine that will ensure your home is in tip-top shape while still leaving you plenty of time to cosy up under a comfortable blanket and watch “Elf”… again. 😉 Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

The Ultimate Gift Guide For Stationery Lovers 📚📝 (Plus Swoon-Worthy Pics)

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Stationery Lovers | Looking for gift ideas for the stationery addict in your life? Try these top picks | Planner addict | Planner nerd | planners

I’d be going against my true nature as a planner nerd if I didn’t put together a gift guide for stationery lovers. But beware, if you’re like me, you’ll just end up shopping from it yourself. For your viewing pleasure, prepare for plenty of pics (click on them to view them full size), and some video reviews. And for your pocket’s pleasure, I’ve included discount codes where applicable. 😀 Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

November 2017 Wrap Up

November 2017 wrap-up post for HowToGYST.com

November 2017 was almost entirely devoted to family and friends. While it was lovely, at heart I’m a creature of habit so I’m struggling to get back into a routine. It doesn’t help that Christmas is just around the corner so things aren’t exactly going to be settling down around here. Maybe towards the end of January?(This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through them, I’ll make a small commission. They’re for a planner and books from Amazon, and they’re clearly marked. Thanks for feeding my inner planner addict and bookworm. For more info, read my disclosure.) Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

October 2017 Wrap Up

HowToGYST.com October 2017 Wrap-Up post

I initially started this post by saying that October was a month of ups and downs. But then I looked back over journal entries and realised it was actually amazing. Why is it that we sometimes feel times are tough when, in reality, they’re pretty great? This is why I love writing things down – I can call myself out on my own bullshit.(This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through them, I’ll make a small commission. They’re for books from Amazon, and they’re clearly marked. Thanks for feeding my inner bookworm. For more info, read my disclosure.) Onwards!… Onwards! ->

How To Motivate Yourself To Keep Moving To The Finish Line

How to motivate yourself to keep moving to the finish line and reach your goals | Finding Motivation | Finding inspiration | Stay motivated | Staying motivated

We’ve all been there – you set out with great intentions but somewhere along the road you suddenly drop off. You just can’t seem to motivate yourself to go the extra mile. If you’re sick of so many false starts, read on for 8 ways to keep your motivational flag flying all the way to the finish line.Maintaining anything over a long period of time is tricky, and motivation is no exception. It’s a fickle beast that turns up just when you’re about to tuck yourself in for the night (just me?) but runs a mile when it’s crunch time. Even… Onwards! ->