My most productive time? It’s morning hands down. I’ll quite happily be awake and working by 7.30am (if I need to be), I’m energised at that time in the day, sat at the desk with a coffee – it’s set to be a productive morning in my book. We’ve all got different ways of working and this tends to be mine.
But post-lunch, it’s a bit of a different story. Around mid-afternoon it’s a case of powering through. Luckily, I like coffee so that’s one point of call but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person who finds 3pm a tough point in the day.
Before I say that I can’t stop looking at my bookcase, I should probably give some context. Incase you missed it, this week I shared a photo on my Instagram to reveal the before and after of my bookcase.
Comparison actually is a fundamental human impulse (according to Pyschology Today) so preventing it completely is pretty difficult. Interestingly, comparison can be positive – measuring yourself against another could be motivating or inspiring. But those comparison thoughts can be quite difficult during the age definition of ‘early twenties’.
I’m not normally a fan of transitioning into the colder autumn weather but I’ve always been a fan of the ‘back-to-school’ feeling. We all know it’s been an interesting year (to say the least) and I’m craving the fresh start, the ability to press reset, a shake-up of the routine as we continue to adjust to a ‘new normal’.
Are you wanting to reduce your ‘clothing consumerism’? Oxfam has the answer, by launching their ‘Second Hand September’ campaign. It’s a pledge, a challenge to only buy second hand for 30 days. And the reason why? Throwaway fashion is posing a real impact on our environment – every week, 13 million items of clothing ends up in UK landfill.
I love this campaign and there are ways to make second hand shopping as smooth as possible, it just involves a bit more thought. I’m no expert, but I’ve got some inspiration for you.
Although spellcheck is telling me otherwise, Missguided isn’t incorrectly spelt – in fact it’s fully-fledged fast fashion brand and can perhaps be famously remembered for their £1 bikini? The brand is located in the city of Manchester, residing alongside it’s online rivals; Boohoo, Pretty Little Thing and In The Style so I guess Manchester can be regarded as an empire for fast fashion.
Dear Class of 2020, we have entered unprecedented times.
When it comes to job hunting, it is a mixture of good days and bad days, but the main element I’ve found is keeping on track with those applications. Keeping those deadlines fresh in the mind, attempting to work out what you may have done right or wrong for that matter and trying to not get lost in the world of job hunting and applications.
I think one of the things we have all missed in one way or another is eating out, going for coffee and just the general experience. Businesses have adapted with the takeaway options, the delivery services – but if I’m honest, I’ve really missed sitting in a coffee shop with my laptop!
I can technically tick Norfolk off my UK travel list now, but at the same time, four days cannot exhaust the places that Norfolk has to offer – I mean come on, I haven’t ventured to the Norfolk Broads yet. It’s next on the list.
But following my ‘staycation’, I can now give you a fairly comprehensive guide to North Norfolk (including some social distancing, ‘new normal’ observations).
Ah, Josie Silver knows how to pull at your heart strings. It is one of those books where certain chapters will actually make you tear up. I’ll openly admit that there was a few chapters that got me, along with a few tears shed at the end. ALL THE FEELS.