• The Importance of self-care

    Recent years have taught me the importance of self-care and this is something that we want our lifestyle to focus on. It also means we’ll be blogging a lot about taking care of yourself, whether that be mentally, physically or spiritually. Taking care of yourself sounds simple right? Eat well, exercise blah blah blah… we hear it all the time! But there’s so much more to it than that, and it’s something that not enough people are doing.  So here’s our guide on what it’s actually all about and why it’s so important. What is self-care? Self-care is not just about the obvious parts of looking after yourself, it’s about…

  • The 7 emotional stages of packing

    We’re going away next week and that means one thing – I’ve got to pack! Some people will be experts at packing by now, others not so much. But one thing’s for sure, we’ve all been through these seven emotional stages of packing at some point in our lives. Queue the packing panic! 1. Feeling prepared You start off the packing process strong, making a list of everything you need to take with you so you don’t forget anything! At this point you’re feeling pretty relaxed about the whole thing.   2. Feeling productive Then there’s the burst of productivity before you begin. It’s time to wash everything you need,…

  • The signs you might be suffering with mental health issues

    Focusing on wellness means touching on some serious subjects, and having meaningful conversations. While we always aim to be uplifting and inspiring, sometimes it’s important to remember that it’s OK not to be OK. This week represents Mental Health Awareness Week across the UK and many other nations. With so many people in the world suffering with mental health issues, this really is something we need to be talking about, and something close to my heart. Depression and anxiety are some of the most common mental health conditions. Yet so many people don’t recognise the signs. Many of the symptoms, causes and treatments are the same, and those who suffer…

  • Why you should always take the chance – even if it doesn’t work out!

    If someone said to you ‘would you like me to pay for you to travel the world for three months’, what would you say? Most of you are probably thinking ‘hell yeah – I’ll go pack my bags!’ This is a job opportunity that I found online today – needless to say I have to apply, right?! The only catch is that to apply you have to submit a two minute video of your hometown. Now Fleet, Hampshire is lovely, but it’s not the most exciting place in the world… So we’ll have to be very creative with this one. Why am I telling you this? Because recently I’ve been…

  • 6 ways to make the most of the sunshine

    As I woke this morning with the sun pouring in through the blinds, I felt like I’d woken up with a whole new attitude. Isn’t it crazy how amazing something as simple as the sun can make you feel? Sadly here in the UK the sun never seems to stick around for long enough – so you really need to make the most of it while you can. There are a number of health benefits that come from getting out in the sun (as long as you make sure you’re wearing sun cream!). With summer just round the corner, here are six ways you can make the most of the…

  • 7 easy tips for saving extra cash

    If like us, you’re trying to save up for your future, it’s important to master the art of cutting back! This doesn’t have to mean going without, but there are a few small changes you can make that will make a huge difference to your bank balance. Teach yourself to be savvy with your money! Below we’ll share with you our top tips for reducing your monthly outgoings, avoiding impulse purchases and keeping on top of your savings. 1. Work out where your money goes The best place to start is checking over your monthly spending to see if there’s anything you can get rid of. If you stopped going…