My time management schedule & how I get the most out of each day [+ Free Template]

By now I’m sure you know how important goal setting is to me. At the end of every year I take time out to write my goals, and most important of all, I create a practical action plan that will help me to achieve them.

For Example
Goal – Get Prince2 Certification
Action plan – Save £500 in January + February, and then enroll on 5 day Prince2 course in March

Whilst setting my goals and having an action plan definitely has its benefits, I often find that these tasks alone are not enough when it comes to achieving longer term goals, or goals that have proved difficult to achieve in the past.

Let me explain.

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Melanin in Thailand
‘I TRAVEL NOT TO ESCAPE LIFE, BUT FOR LIFE NOT TO ESCAPE ME’ – ANON

After a ten day vacation, I’m now settled back at home, and ready to give you the scoop on one of the best holiday destinations I’ve ever been to, otherwise known as…Thailand!

My first trip to Thailand was in 2013, I was a few months into my first major breakup with Hubby, and decided that it was time to fully embrace YOLO!

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My midweek self care + self love pamper routine

It’s been a while hasn’t it? If you follow me on Instagram you’ll already know I recently took some time out to recharge. Initially my ‘time out’ involved little to no recharging at all, in fact I was all up in my feelings for the most part, and simply put… an emotional wreck! Fortunately for me, being married and not living by myself, means that if there’s ever a time I’m not feeling my best, my Husband steps in and helps me get back on track.

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The best version of me: A letter to my younger self [MAGNIFY MAGAZINE]

At the start of the year I received a message that took me by surprise. It was from a woman called Ruth, Founder & Editor of MAGNIFY Magazine. Prior to hearing from Ruth a dear friend had gifted me with the first issue of the magazine way back in 2014, and I absolutely loved it.

I had never come across a publication that addressed so perfectly, three extremely important themes in my life… Faith, Fashion and Feminism. So when Ruth reached out and asked me to feature on the MAGNIFY blog, I couldn’t have said yes any faster!

Unlike any other feature I’ve ever done, I was asked to write a letter to my younger, eighteen year old self. I was given a few core topics to discuss, and thought good and hard about what I would say. It was a therapeutic task to say the least, and I was honoured to be given the opportunity to share this with the world.

Here is what I had to say…  View Post

Drink your way to longer hair with these 3 highly nutritious smoothies

Two years ago I hosted my very first protective style challenge. I wanted to speed up my hair growth in time for my wedding, and decided to follow through on four things that I believed would help me achieve longer hair.

One of the things I did was drink a smoothie a day. I was well aware of the impact of nutrition on the health of my hair, and decided that taking smoothies was one of the easiest ways for me to get a tonne of vitamins, nutrients and minerals, in just one drink. The results? Take a look for yourself

Two years later smoothies remain an important part of my daily routine, and I do my very best to ensure I take one a day. I’ve gone back and forth with different smoothie recipes but three in particular are always on repeat.

If one of your goals for the year is to see your hair grow in health and length, smoothies can make all of the difference. The three I’m sharing today are oozing with nutritious goodness and taste so freaking good!

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