Keep Your Bank Account Balanced This Black Friday

Keep Your Bank Account Balanced This Black Friday

Black Friday sales always make “forgetting” about the monthly budget an idea that’s hard to say no to, but this year it’s going to be even more difficult (especially for those of us who love retail therapy). 


Although the comfort and convenience of shopping from home can be amazing, it also has some risks. With those perks also comes more temptation – more places to shop from, more marketing to pull you in (way, way more), plus no lines or busy stores to deter you.


Also, there’s no cash involved, making it harder to track how much you’re spending. Clicking that “place order” button can get addictive and the money spent adds up fast.


Keep reading to get some tips on how to enjoy this Black Friday and get what you need, without hurting your bank account. In case you want to go above and beyond to prepare for the craze, I even left a great “Thinking Clearly” diffuser blend at the end!

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3 Tips for Self-Critics Trying to Practice Self-Compassion

3 Tips for Self-Critics Trying to Practice Self-Compassion

I was my own worst critic for years, but once I finally started being more compassionate towards myself, my life got significantly better. 


Self-compassion supports strong mental health and a stable sense of self-worth. It offers the benefits of self-esteem, without any of the pitfalls.


When you’re your own worst critic this practice can seem near impossible, but I’m writing today to promise you it’s not!


Keep reading to get a few tips on self-compassion for self-critics, plus the roller recipe I used nonstop when I was struggling with this in my own life. 

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Random Acts of Kindness That Won’t Drain Your Brain

Random Acts of Kindness That Won’t Drain Your Brain

Most people want to be kind and they hope to do good things, but sometimes life can make that easier said than done. 


When you’re trying to keep up with your busy life, manage your debt or you’re feeling absolutely drained… spending time, money or energy on someone else can be hard.


The good news is that you can be kind, do good things and make others smile, all without draining your brain or wallet.


Keep reading to get some ideas of random acts of kindness that are easy, meaningful and sure to make someone’s day!


PS. - I included my favourite ‘Liquid Calm’ recipe at the end, just in case you’re looking for some different ways to relax and support your emotions. It’s my go to for days when I’m having trouble being kind to myself and/or others. 

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3 Life Hacks to Win at Mornings

3 Life Hacks to Win at Mornings

If you're like me, then mornings probably aren't your favourite thing. It wasn't too long long ago that my alarm would go off and dread was the first thing that I felt.

 

Thankfully, I've been able to find a few ways to make mornings more manageable. You could even say enjoyable!

 

To learn how to start winning at mornings, even if they aren't your thing, keep reading. Also, don't miss my favourite oily hack at the end of this post. It always leaves me feeling ready to take on the day!

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Read the 5 Second Rule

5 Reasons Why You Need to Read the 5 Second Rule

You know it's a good personal development book when it's full of dog ears, and there's underlines and notes on almost every page. Especially when that's you holding back.

 

If you haven't read the 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins yet, stop what you're doing right nowclick here and order it. I promise you it will have an extremely positive impact on your life.

 

If you'd like to learn more about it, why I'm so obsessed with this rule, and why you need this book, keep reading! I've even included my favourite paragraph from the book at the end of this post!

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