Negative and positive motivation: finding what works for you

People often say ‘only surround yourself with people who make you feel good’ and ‘stay away from things that bring you down’. This type of thinking is positive motivation or positive inspiration. It makes you feel good, excited, maybe even motivated to go out there and change the world.. or whatever is you’re doing. And … Continue reading Negative and positive motivation: finding what works for you

Habits: making and breaking them + willpower

So. You found your passion and now what? I don’t know about you, but I never really understood that to be successful at something you actually have to change your lifestyle – woah Natalie, hold up, that kind of sounds like rocket science. It’s crazy, it seems so simple (secret: it kind of is, but … Continue reading Habits: making and breaking them + willpower

Simple ways to be organised (I promise it’s not as stressful as you think)

I love the feeling of organising, but struggle to actually stay organised! I love making it seem as though I’m organised; I trick my brain by going out and buying a diary, organising my wardrobe, sorting out my study nook. But let’s be real here, that’s not actually being organised. That’s planning how to be … Continue reading Simple ways to be organised (I promise it’s not as stressful as you think)

This week: GYST and Smart Twenties (again!)

I’m really focusing on a couple of things at the moment: my business, my studies and personal development. Notice a common theme with those? They’re all relating to reaching my full potential, and really evaluating my life and the choices I make. It’s time-consuming having these three things take up majority of my life at … Continue reading This week: GYST and Smart Twenties (again!)

Why you want to be determined, not motivated

I'm going to be blunt: motivation will not help you achieve success. It will not be the force that makes you wake up at 6am every day when you’d rather sleep until 7. It will not be the reason you get home from your 9-5 and work on your self-development when you’d rather binge watch … Continue reading Why you want to be determined, not motivated