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Would you do whatever it takes to protect your inner peace and mental health? Is it a bad thing to put yourself first?  Nobody wants to be labelled as a selfish person. I mean, has it ever been a good thing to be called selfish? Well, it depends on what you’re talking about. When you think about the word selfish, you’ll probably remember a time when you didn’t want to share your chocolate bar or your chicken wings with a friend which resulted in you being called selfish or stingy.   But being selfish isn’t always a bad thing. Especially when it’s about protecting your inner peace. And this is where self-care comes into play. A lot of people compromise their inner peace for nonsense. So that could be dealing with a guy who treats you like trash and sticking around. Or it could be as simple as following people on…

We did it! We’ve survived the first half of the year! I know some of you guys are thinking ‘We already crossed the border in June.’ Errm nar mate.. you didn’t. June is the sixth month in a year so you gotta get through June first in order for the half-year mark to count. Either way, we’re here now so that’s all that matters. Most of you set your goals for 2018 around last year’s New Year’s Eve. That was quite a while ago so I hope you still remember them. Did you write them down by any chance? If the answer is no, I would definitely recommend writing them down and sticking it somewhere visible so it constantly reminds you to keep working towards them. You can stick it on your wall or make your phone home screen a list of your goals… Just make sure you look at your…

Food For Thought… Have you ever gone through a period in life where everything seems to be falling into place? Picture this… You’ve got a good job, personal business is going well and your main squeeze isn’t given you an headache. Life can’t get any better than this right? To watch things fall into place is one of the best feelings ever! ‘Life is good’ becomes your favourite slogan. However, things can change for the worst in a blink of an eye. How do you deal with life when it takes a toll on itself? Do you just complain about your problems? That’s where the quote ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade’ comes into play. Everyone knows that life’s a bitch. It isn’t scared to hand you some lemons when things are going well for you. Beyoncé’s album Lemonade touched on this quote. Her album was about a bunch…

Food For Thought… Earlier this week, I had a conversation with a friend about one of my blogs called ‘Birds Of A Feather Flock Together..’ If you haven’t had the chance to read this blog, make sure you click HERE to give it a read #ShamelessPlug. Anyways, he was telling me how he has different groups of friends that correspond to different aspects of his personality. He noticed that some friends are more ambitious than others and went on to asking me about my friendship circles. ‘Of course I have different groups of friends! Who doesn’t lol?’ was my response to him. The difference is obvious when you compare the banter and the conversations you have with all your friends. After going back and forth on this topic, we concluded that not everybody wants to be an entrepreneur. Self-employment is NOT for everyone and that’s perfectly fine! Please don’t mistake the message in ‘Birds Of A Feather Flock Together..’ for the wrong one. I’m…

I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of saying ‘New Year, New Me’. Or if you haven’t said it out loud, I bet you’ve thought about making a change in your life. In this blog, I will give you two reasons that explain why this phrase isn’t as bad as you think. When you think about this phrase, the first thing that probably runs through your mind is someone who says this every year without fail but NEVER changes for the better. But this saying is bigger than this… It’s not just about hitting the reset button when it hits 00:00 am on 1st January. It’s about learning from the mistakes you made last year so you don’t take the same L’s again in the new year. For those who don’t know, taking an L means taking a loss in something. Your L’s don’t have to be losses. They can be lessons if you…

A lot of people don’t realise how much time they spend complaining about life. It could be about not having a car to get around or just when things in life don’t seem to go their way. Don’t get me wrong, we wouldn’t be humans if we didn’t complain at all. But ask yourself this question: ’Are you a part-time complainer or is this your full-time job?’ Life Doesn’t Need To Be A Bitch… I’m so glad I was able to fit a quick trip to the Netherlands to visit my friends and family before the end of 2017. It was nice seeing my loved ones. Especially one of my close friends, Emily, who hasn’t been well for the past four years. Earlier this year, the illness took over her body and she hasn’t been able to walk for months. I never saw this coming and was speechless when she…

Food For Thought… The weekend is nearly here. So before you head off to the pub to get a couple of cans in with your mates, let me share a quote with you: ‘Birds of a feather flock together’. What kind of people are you surrounded by? Positive people or people who just like to gossip and celebrate someone’s downfall? Do you surround yourself around go-getters or talkers who NEVER action what they say they are going to do? Whatever energy you are surrounded by will rub off on you! I’m a living proof of this. My friends always used to talk about starting their own business or brand in the WhatsApp group chat. I wasn’t interested in the conversation so I muted the chat. But ever since I started engaging in the conversation, my attitude towards life has changed. Now I want to run my own business one day and be successful too! What about you? If…

Is holding a grudge in our nature? Well, for some more than others… There are people who only stay angry for a couple of days. And there are people who can hold a grudge until their grave. Is it worth holding a grudge for that long though? Is It Worth Holding A Grudge? At some point in life, someone will offend you. This could be a friend, family member or even a stranger. It’s inevitable! Most of us choose to hold a grudge and don’t realise that holding a grudge ends up hurting you more than the person who offended you. You’re the one who gets worked up when you think about the situation or even when you hear the offender’s name! Some of us even forget why they fell out with an old friend but still hold a grudge because of “the principle”. The thing is there’s a principle in every situation.…

FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND… Has there ever been a right time to say goodbye to your loved ones? Hmmm… A lot of people want to live forever and don’t think about death at all. Life can be taken away from you in a blink of an eye. No one’s promised tomorrow. So why do some of us still take people for granted? It didn’t hit me until my grand mum passed away a couple of weeks ago. She was in her late 70’s and didn’t have the greatest health. I still didn’t see it coming… She was the last one, the only grandparent I had left… She was immortal to me, just like my parents. Nobody likes to think about their parents dying, let alone other family members and friends. But a day will come where everyone’s time on earth will run out… I wish I made more of an effort when she was…

Right now it’s lunch time. The weather is nice. The sun is glistening and the temperature is about 27 degrees Celsius. What a nice weather to go for a walk and enjoy the weather or meet up with a friend for a drink at the pub after work. But guess where I am.. I’m sitting at my desk instead of enjoying the lovely weather. And no, I am not catching up on Trash TV lol. You’re probably thinking “We’re in the UK and this weather doesn’t come by often. Why is she not making the most out of this weather?” Well, carry on reading  to find out why I’m stuck at my desk instead of enjoying this lovely weather. Something’s Gotta Give! We all have our lazy days. Days where you can’t be asked to do anything. There are times where I just want to jump in bed as soon as I…