My 2017 Mid-Year Review: Ahead Or Behind At The Halfway Mark?

Another half year has come and gone and it’s time for a 2017 mid-year review. I know that ‘the done thing’ is to say how quickly it’s flown by but, honestly, it feels like a lifetime ago that I set these goals for myself as part of my New Year’s resolutions. You’d think, then, that I’d have achieved them all. Umm… nope! So let’s take a look at how far I’ve come, where I’m currently at, and how much there’s left to go. And don’t forget to pick up your mid-year review worksheet so you can evaluate your own progress towards… Onwards! ->

June 2017 Wrap Up

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If you don’t want to hear about my holidays or how terrorists made me lose followers, you should probably skip this one. It will be a little shorter than usual because, even though I had great intentions to continue posting and uploading, it seems they hopped a flight about the same time I did.​(This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through them, I’ll make a small commission. They’re for The Happiness Planner and books from Amazon, and they’re clearly marked. Thanks for feeding my book and stationery addictions. For more info, read my disclosure.) Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

How To Live A Full Life On An Empty Wallet

How live a full life on an empty wallet | Budget | budgeting | finances | tight budget | strict budget | simple pleasures

Whether you’ve debts to pay or a big savings goal to reach, being on a strict budget means making sacrifices. But that’s hard when it seems like all your friends are going out without you and splashing the cash. Meanwhile, you’re turning down invitations and opportunities because your budget just won’t stretch that far. You can’t even remember the last time you treated yourself to something nice. But before you go throwing in the towel and splurging what little you have left to try cheer yourself up (and then ending up feeling worse), there is a way to live a… Onwards! ->

May 2017 Wrap Up

By the time you read this, I’ll be stretched out in sunny Kos. I’m hoping to keep up my posting schedule but I make no promises! In the meantime, here’s a look back at everything May had to offer, as well as a special announcement. 😉[UPDATE: I’m actually back from Kos. The wifi was pretty much non-existent… as was my work ethic.​ But it’s good to be back and it’ll be business as usual from here on out.](This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through them, I’ll make a small commission. They’re for The Happiness Planner and books from… Onwards! ->

How To Cure Worst Case Scenario Syndrome For Good

At some point in your life, you will feel the weight of pessimism pressing down upon you. You’ll believe that something bad is about to happen that will change the course of your future for the worse. Maybe you fear you’re about to lose your job, or fail an exam, or you’re not sure you’ll have enough money at the end of the month to meet your financial commitments. Whatever the reason, you’ll have a touch of Worst Case Scenario Syndrome, and won’t be able help letting your imagination run wild, convinced that this will be the ruin of you.Thankfully,… Onwards! ->

When You’re A Night Owl Who Needs To Get Up Early

When a night owl needs to get an early start | not an early bird? Here are some tips to help your morning go a lot smoother

If you’re like me, you’re a night owl. You get some of your best work done when the sun goes down, and your motivation is at its highest when the clock chimes midnight. But real life isn’t always very accommodating of your personal preferences which is why, whether because of working hours or wonderful children, you find yourself getting up at a time that doesn’t feel natural to you. What’s a night owl to do when an early start is required? Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

12 Ways to Stop Making Impulse Purchases For Good

12 ways to stop impulse purchases for good. Sick of impulsive buys? Here's how to curb your spending so you can save money and have a less cluttered home

If you’re wasting money on things you don’t really want or need, or wondering where all your wages went this week, you may be falling fowl of impulse purchases. They’re tricky beasts that leave your home cluttered, your wallet empty, and your brain going into full-on buyer’s remorse mode. To take control of your spending, save money, and stop you wondering why on earth you bought yet another novelty item, you’ll find 12 helpful hints below to curb your impulsive buys once and for all. Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

My Experience of The “No ‘Poo Method”: What You Need To Know

No 'Poo Method: My experience 4 months in | No shampoo method | no shampoo hair care | haircare routine | shampoo alternatives | no 'poo update | no 'poo pictures | no 'poo challenge | no shampoo challenge | no shampoo update | no shampoo pictures | before and after photos

I haven’t washed my hair with shampoo in 4 months. The “No ‘Poo Method” (otherwise known as the “No Shampoo Method”) wasn’t a decision I made quickly nor took lightly. I wanted to share my experience (the good and the greasy) with those of you who may be considering it or who are just starting out and want to know what to expect. I’m even including (embarrassing) pictures!Remember, results may vary. 😉 Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

How To Make The Best Decision When You’re Unsure

How To Make The Right Decision When You're Unsure

You’re at a crossroads in your life, faced with difficult decisions, and you can’t figure out which path to choose. You’ve weighed up all the pros and cons but the answer still hasn’t revealed itself and you’re feeling frustrated. The wrong decision could have drastic consequences… if only you knew which one it was! Argh! It’s tearing-your-hair-out time! Luckily for you, there’s a 2-second test to ensure you make the best decision. Onwards! -> Onwards! ->