So, you want to change your life. It's time to start something new. You're inspired, you're motivated but as soon as the time comes to really smash those goals, it's gone. Suddenly your old habits click back into place and nothing ever changes. Can you relate? I certainly can. But what if motivation was never the issue... what if momentum is? Read more as I uncover the one life lesson you need to know to finally accomplish all those goals! Trust me, you'll want to.
There are certain life lessons that only experience can teach you. It’s what makes us better at things, more prepared and more interesting people to be around. As children, we have to learn lessons by falling off, making mistakes, and coping with a few bruises. But as we get older the lessons aren’t as easy or as simple as learning how to ride a bike or not to touch a hot pan. I wanted to share a few lessons that I’ve had to learn the hard way, and yet have made the biggest difference in my life. But ultimately, these lessons are what shape you as a person and encourage you to grow in new directions. Check out the full details below!
Feeling overwhelmed can be so debilitating. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, small tasks collate into looming to-do lists and a lot of important things seem to fall off the wagon - like self care, looking after your mental health and taking a rest day. I’m a massive advocate for simplifying wherever possible - in my home, my calendars, my jobs, and even my belongings. Check out the full blog post below for some easy-to-implement tips to help simplify your life!
Let’s celebrate! Live Lively is officially one year old! Check out the blog post below reviewing our best moments from the past year and some of our greatest learnings.
Ever wondered what activity and rest look like from a brain perspective? This series, based on doing less, is all about gaining results from less work, less stress, and less time. It’s about understanding our bodies and listening to them and their subtle cues. Humans are complex beings, yet by spending a little time gaining a deeper understanding of ourselves, we can unlock knowledge that explains exactly why we do what we do, and most importantly, how to do it better. The following blog post is all about understanding what our brains look like in rest and in action. It explores why doing less with ourselves is amazing for our brain function and encourages you to find moments of ‘less’ throughout your day.
Hi all! Recently I’ve been writing a lot of blog posts about really important topics and things I’m really passionate about. However, with today’s blog post, I wanted to tone things down a notch and just chat about some of the awesome things I’ve been learning and discovering lately!
Ever heard of the saying, ‘if you want something done, ask someone who’s busy’? There are strong characteristics of busy people which tend to only make them busier. They’re good at getting shit done, in fact, they’ve trained themselves to be this way. Whether it’s out of habit, through addiction to fleeting reward, the fear of missing out or forgetting something, the ironic comfort of a hectic routine, or the badge of honour we all like to wear saying, ‘I’m busier than you’. Our current culture has mistaken busyness as progress and achievement. Let’s discuss this deeper and get a better understanding of why we do what we do, and how we can change it.
We all know that sleep is important. It’s a major factor in what enables us to be successful, handle whatever the day faces and get through the tough shit. You don’t need to look hard to find people who aren’t getting enough sleep, or people who are nearing towards burnout! Unfortunately, these days sleep and self-care is often over-commercialised by the health and wellness industry. As a result, we often feel like good sleep becomes a luxury, and self-care is only real 'self-care' if it costs us something. Let this blog post remind you about the importance of sleep and self care, and most importantly, the simple things we can do to look after our bodies in their times of need.
Arianna Huffington speaks at length about the impact of burnout culture in her book, ‘Thrive’ which we’ve previously discussed on our blog. And while burnout culture may be something we’re all aware of, there isn’t much stopping us from returning to our routines driven by the same fuel that cements burnout culture in our lives. Arianna didn’t wake up to the concept until she fell headfirst into her desk at work out of pure exhaustion - causing not only a series of facial injuries, but also a serious shift in her lifestyle. Not exactly the wake-up call we would all appreciate, but yet it was effective! Let’s explore this more below!
With study season fast approaching and exams on the horizon, it’s time to hunker down and hit the books. I know personally that it takes a lot of motivation to get on with revision, especially at this time of the year when it’s finally getting warmer and outside looks increasingly inviting! This blog post is all about how to make studying a little easier, and hopefully a lot more bearable!
I’ve wanted to dedicate an entire series of blog posts to the topic of ‘doing less’ for a while now. We’re in a point in time where we’re working more than ever and taking less time off than ever. It’s no wonder that many of us are feeling overwhelmed and fed up with the amount of work that’s on our plate. With 9-5 work commitments, kids on the go and only a slither of to ourselves it’s no wonder that many of us wish we could hit the pause button and let ourselves catch a breath. To be a part of this series and continue this important conversation, read more below!
We could probably all admit that we spend a little too much time on our phones. Whether we’re falling behind in classes, or finding that sitting down with our phone at the end of the night is our new ‘relaxing’, a lot of us seem to fall into a nasty routine with these wonderful devices. While I’ll never doubt how great phones have become, we have to remember - we did survive without them! Here are some of my top tips to taking charge of your phone again!
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