Negative mindsets + grief: what I learnt

I’ve always had a relatively sunny disposition; I try to stay calm, happy and stress-free, so when my dog passed away I felt like I wasn’t going to be able to handle the emotions I was experiencing. These were not emotions I was used to feeling: extreme sadness, guilt, heartbreak, loss, emptiness. Amongst the grief … Continue reading Negative mindsets + grief: what I learnt

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

There’s a very real reason you feel sad for no reason in winter..

Do you ever find yourself unexplainably sad in the middle of the day for no reason? You might have woken up feeling a little down, or had a really good morning but come 3pm you’re feeling a little blue and all you want to do is put on The Notebook and have a good cry. … Continue reading There’s a very real reason you feel sad for no reason in winter..

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)