Idea Overload – Picking The Winners

New ideas can be hard to come by and yet conversely, sometimes they can be overwhelming. I’m lucky at the moment that they just keep coming, but finding a way of organising them and picking out the ones that will work is vital to make sure they don’t go to waste. This is how I manage my idea overload. I’m not the most organised person, but I make sure that when something pops into my head I note it down straight away. I find the best way to do this is on ‘notes’ in my phone – it’s always somewhere …

So Many Opportunities, So Little Time

So today is about learning a new skill. I am obsessed with learning new things, but unfortunately time doesn’t always allow me to master all the things I’d love to. Here are some brilliant + fantastic learning opportunities: Flying Trapeze School Yes, trapeze. In real life. You can learn trapeze. I can’t believe this. Definitely one for this summer, the flying trapeze school is in London and a 2 hour class is only £27! Codeacademy Code academy is a super easy way of learning the basics of coding, and best of all it’s free! You can work through a couple …

Change Your Life In One Easy Step

I was always a grumpy sort of person. A perpetually unimpressed, moaning ball of negativity. But recently, over the last year or so, I feel like a weight has been lifted. Like I’m floating, being carried along by hundreds of brightly coloured helium balloons.  The difference between old me, and new me is simple – now, I’m grateful. Of course, things still go wrong, and get me down – quite often I’d say. And I’m an anxious, depressive sort of character (is that just being a creative?) so sadly I don’t live in a rose tinted world, but I am …

Things I Learned From…

My Granny. If you follow me on instagram you may have seen that today is my lovely Grannies 90th birthday. So in honour of the occasion, here are 5 things she has taught me. Life is for enjoying, savouring + laughing. My Granny has spent her life filling everyone around her with laughter. She is kooky, uninhibited and mischievous. Help people, be loving to those around you – even when you’re tired, even when they don’t expect you to + even when they might not deserve it. The love you give out is relative to the love you get back. I …

Wishes

Well after yesterdays offensive vegetable post this seems like a sentimental antidote. I actually found it floating around Facebook with some farfetched and emotive story attached to it but haven’t been able to pin point who actually wrote it. Whilst I have many, many wishes they all feel a little frivolous and self-indulgent so this kind of struck a chord with me. Happy wishing.  

Things I Have Learnt From 2013

  Not always, but most of the time, you will be right. Following my heart has had a tremendous impact on me + my life this year and I will never forget it. This one is kind of self explanatory – I am not really a workaholic type character (which I don’t consider a flaw as such, because it keeps my life in balance) but really knuckling down and getting s*** done is an incredible feeling, and totally fundamental. This isn’t something I’m used to, but it’s part of growing and it’s thrilling. I’ve put aside a LOT more time …

Your News Years Resolutions – Writing Killer Goals

So back what feels like 8 million years ago, this used to be a big part of my job. Setting SMART goals – I know, everyone loves an acronym. Or not. Every goal you set should be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound. So no ‘get fit’ – think more along the lines of ‘go for a 20 minute run 3 times a week.’ The internet is awash with smart goal information if you need a bit more depth. It’s tempting to address every single thing you ever want to achieve when you write a list of new years resolutions, …

Don’t Give a Damn Whether You Shock – and Other Lessons From 80 Year Old Women

Holy cheese. It has been a long time since I’ve been blown away by a television show (except obviously 24, but for different reasons) but Fabulous Fashionistas is just what the doctor ordered. For everyone. Yes everyone, watch it now! I kind of expected to be fond of the old ladies for wearing fantastic clothes, but it was SO much more than that. Here’s what really stood out: