Beat the Monday Blues

When you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life. That’s the truth, and that’s what we stand for. Dreading Monday just isn’t cool, we know that nobody likes to hear their alarm buzzing in their ear at the crack of dawn, but if you’re actually dreading going into work, you might be in the wrong job!

Does the start of your workweek trigger overwhelming feelings of anxiety, sadness, or stress? Do you lack passion and motivation on Monday morning? Are you sluggish or tense? If you’re nodding affirmatively, you might have a case of the Monday Blues.

The ‘Monday Blues’ describe a set of negative emotions that many people get at the beginning of the workweek if they’re not happy at work. It contains elements of depression, tiredness, hopelessness and a sense that work is unpleasant but unavoidable. The Monday Blues are so prevalent that they have become a cultural phenomenon and this makes it easy to laugh them off as ‘just the way things are.’ But they can be much more than just a passing tiredness; they are often a serious warning sign that something is not right at work. If you were happy, you’d be excited and energized on Mondays, not tired and depressed. Continue reading “Beat the Monday Blues”

A Plan For Your Life And Get Everything You Want

If I look back to the person I was in 2014, I barely recognize her. She had dreams and goals, but no idea how to set them in motion. The year that made all the difference for her was the year she decided to live 365 days fearlessly and did that by leaping into every opportunity. But once opportunity struck, she got stuck. That’s where I am now, setting and smashing goals, living my best life, and forgetting to take a moment to look around and admire how far I’ve come.

As a twenty-something, this is a relatable story. We spend more time on Pinterest pinning the ‘dream life’ than finding ways to live it, but actually, if you take a moment to stop and look around, everything you want is achievable. You can do it, you just need a life plan and the power to get it done.

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Capture Great Travel Photos When Traveling On Your Own

I love to travel. I always have. I sort of live for it. Long haul adventures to faraway lands. City breaks to beautiful unexplored cities, or even return trips to favorite ones. Chilled weeks lazing in the sunshine. Even Work trips away. I just love travel.

What’s funny though is only a small amount of my travels are captured and shared on my blog. Naturally, I travelled a lot before I started my blog and so those adventures (some great ones too) have gone undocumented online and live solely in my memory and some authentic holiday snaps captured without any real purpose (you know the kind, definitely not shot with Instagram in mind). Some travels I simply haven’t shared because I’ve not had the ability to capture photos while I’ve been away … in fact many recent travels fall into this bracket. I always feel a little sad that I haven’t been able to share my travel stories and tips with you from all those countries I’ve explored but not documented throughout not just the last few years but really my whole life pre blogging! A couple of years ago I made a pact that I’d try and change that. Continue reading “Capture Great Travel Photos When Traveling On Your Own”

Detox Your Body In Time For Your Vacation/Holidays (Or in General)

For many Americans, the holidays and vacations are an opportunity to be around the people they love as they express gratitude for life’s blessings. For others, it’s an opportunity to indulge in the most delicious, calorie-packed foods and beverages without fear of judgment. But getting your pre-holiday diet in check can make your holiday season cheat meals even more guilt-free.

Detoxing makes your body feel and look amazing. Not only does your skin get clearer, but you’ll feel less bloated and a bit more confident when you hit the beach. My diet has slipped a little recently, and we’re going on vacation next weekend, so I’m ready to detox for the last week and get beach-ready in record time. Continue reading “Detox Your Body In Time For Your Vacation/Holidays (Or in General)”

Success in 3 Months (3 Months Left in 2018)

2018 flew by, didn’t it? And 2019 will be here sooner than we think, so it’s important to make these last three months really count and smash the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year.

Are you thinking like a successful person? Sorting out your life and getting your ducks in a row? Have you already thought about your 2019 goals and decided a plan to smash them? Now is the perfect time to make the most of these last three months and be prepared to make 2019 your best year yet.

If you’re feeling a bit blocked, unsure how to do something different with the last few months of the year and create your own success, don’t worry. There are a couple of tricks that successful people swear by to always make sure their head is in the right place and their goals are being smashed. Continue reading “Success in 3 Months (3 Months Left in 2018)”

Social Class: How does one Become a Successful Elite?

At the elite levels of success, talent and skill aren’t enough to make you a stand-out because at these levels each candidate will be equal in both. As you climb to the top, success becomes about different things. Success becomes more about what sets you apart as unique and different from others. It becomes about who you are and how you deal with people. It becomes about your beliefs and attitudes. Success, once you reach the elite levels, becomes internal.   Continue reading “Social Class: How does one Become a Successful Elite?”

How To Create An Instagram Theme

Instagram is my FAVORITE social media platform. It allows you to show off your personality and artistry, and if you’re a blogger or any type of creative, it can be a total game changer! Before I understood the real power of Instagram as a blogger, I would post whatever pictures I wanted. I used the built-in Instagram filters and tried to make them look pretty, but I didn’t have a real vision, plan, or theme. Continue reading “How To Create An Instagram Theme”

October 2018 Goals

Clearly, I missed out on 1 of the 18 goals for the month of September, which is not bad. There are 3 months left and I want to finish it off with a bang. Over the past 9 monthly goals, it seems like I always have a lot each month. It is just that I want to mention a good amount of things to remember. And it just reminds me that what I have to get done. If not, I still remember it the following month. Continue reading “October 2018 Goals”

Grow Your Instagram Followings

I have 2 public accounts. (Follow here and here.)

Instagram has changed a lot of the past couple of years, but one thing for sure – just posting good photos (even really good ones) doesn’t guarantee that you will grow your following. There’s a lot that goes into growing a massive Instagram following.

If there’s one social media platform I know better than any other, it’s definitely Instagram. I try to use other platforms, of course, but my heart always comes back to those tiny little squares of visual delight. I still try to use Twitter thought. Continue reading “Grow Your Instagram Followings”

Guide to a Successful Meetup Group & Meetup Events

It’s hard to believe that pursuing a creative career could ever have a downside. I mean, hello, being able to do the things you love – that’s the dream, right? But the truth is that sometimes a creative life can be a bit isolating. For example, if you run a business from home, you may know what it’s like to get lonely on the job. Even if you don’t work remotely, perhaps you know the feeling of simply being misunderstood when friends and family members don’t exactly get what it is that you “do.” (Blogging? Do you get paid to do this? What?) Continue reading “Guide to a Successful Meetup Group & Meetup Events”