How To Say No To A Social Commitment Without Sounding Like A Total Bitch

HOW TO SAY NO TO A SOCIAL COMMITMENT WITHOUT SOUNDING LIKE A BITCH

 


 

The sun is out, the tan slicks on and the weather gets warmer – yup, it’s summertime down in my little neck of the woods and I couldn’t be happier.

 

For me, summer equals cold smoothies, long walks with girlfriends and getting watermelon juice all over my cheeks as I devour the whole slice immediately – hazy, smiley and a whole lot more fun.

 

But with the weather heating up and the days growing longer, there becomes more and more pressure to fill up every.inch. of our calendars with social commitments. Soon enough a Friday night in watching a movie with a bowl of coconut oil popcorn seems downright dull in comparison to Friday night drinks at a new hipster bar.

 


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10 Easy Time Management Hacks You Can Implement Today

10 Easy Time Management Hacks You Can Implement Today

When clients come to see me, they often say things like:

 

I’m a lost cause when it comes to time management”

 

OR

 

“I just don’t understand the concept of time”

 

or maybe even a little

 

“the whole time management thing is just too overwhelming – where on earth would I even start?”

 

The answer?

 

Start here, where you are right now, in this very moment.

 

I’m on a mission to help big-hearted creative that time management isn’t all about scheduling and To Do Lists and task prioritisation. Sure, that stuff certainly comes into it, but time management is also about making time or yourself and putting your personality into your routine.

 


 

ON THE BLOG TODAY I’VE GOT 10 EASY TIME MANAGEMENT HACKS YOU CAN START IMPLEMENTING NOW:

 


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What Does Intention Setting Have To Do With Time Management?

What Does Intention Setting Have To Do With Time Management?

 

When most people think about time management, they think about organisation, lists, squeezing more time out of thin air, priorities, charts and most of all, pushing and pushing and pushing.

 

When I think about time management, I think about ritual, white space, gaining clarity, intense bouts of focus, breaks (yes breaks!) and calmness.

 


 

SO WHAT DOES INTENTION SETTING HAVE TO DO WITH TIME MANAGEMENT?

 

From a holistic time management perspective – a helluva lot.

 


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How To Find More Time To Do The Things You Love

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I get it my love. I really, really do.

 

Life is freakin’ busy. There are kids and homework and businesses and blog posts to write.

 

There are partners to tend to, shopping to be done, dinners to be made and floors to be mopped.

 

How the hell are you meant to find more time to do the things you love if you can’t even find the time to clean the house?

 


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What Self Care Means To Me

What Does Self Care Mean TO Me

 


 

Self care. It’s one little (loaded) word that gets bandied about a LOT in this online playground we call the interwebs. It seems to me that self-care is often talked about with an air of nonchalance – more like another thing to pop onto the ‘To Do’ list as opposed to something beautifully rich with purpose and intention.

 

But, in a world where everyone and their cat is talking about ‘self-care routine’, their ‘morning routine’, and their ‘can’t-live-without-them beauty products’, do we really, truly understand what self-care is?

 


 

ALL THIS CHATTER GOT ME A-THINKIN’,

WHAT DOES SELF-CARE ACTUALLY MEAN TO ME?

 


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101 Time Saving Tips For Busy Women

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Holy Moly. If this post isn’t the Holy Grail of Time Saving Tips, I don’t know what is: 101 Time Saving Tips For Busy Women.

 

This post is super jam-packed with time saving tips. There’s stuff about cleaning, computer work, the kitchen and more generic productivity tips too.

 

If  you’ve been looking for some new time saving tips, this is the post for you my love.

 

Pin it, save it, bookmark it – I don’t want to toot my own horn, but this one is super-uber-crazy useful.

 

Dive in and E N J O Y.

 

TO SAVING YOU TIME: 101 TIME SAVING TIPS FOR BUSY WOMEN


 

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How To Simplify Your Life With Kids

How To Simplify Your Life With Kids

 


 

*Upfront, true-blue disclaimer: I don’t have kids, so how could I possibly know how to simply your life with them? Well, please trust me when I say: two younger brothers, a stack load of baby sitting and years of working in a Pre School has helped me understand how to simplify your life (with, or without kids). To say I’m experienced with kids is an understatement. 

 


 

I was at the supermarket the other day mindlessly stocking up on hair products when I collided (trolley-first) into a woman. A quick scan up and down and I could see that this woman was stressed to her absolute core. There she was – a teeth-clenching, forehead-clawing, eyes-squinting sort of woman—but I knew that underneath that hard exterior she was just a loving mum, trying to get her kids to behave and so she could finish the groceries in peace.

 

I watched her as she pulled her trolley away in embarrassment, muttering an exasperated ‘sorry’ and even wiping away at her tear-stained cheek. She muddied around after that, wracking her brains, willing herself to remember her grocery list, doubling back to previous aisles to pick up forgotten items – and in that moment I thought to myself – picking up the groceries shouldn’t be that hard.

 

Yup. Life with kids can be downright stressful (and demanding, and exhausting, and draining) BUT it doesn’t always have to be this way!

 

You CAN learn how to simplify your life so you don’t have to wind up like that poor woman at the supermarket again.

 


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