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How To Have A Successful School Year | Back To School Tips 2018

Hello everyone!

After a long summer break, I’m sure the last thing most of you want to do is think about going back to school (or college, or university!). However, since I’m going to university this September, I thought a blog post about how to prepare yourself during the back to school season would be appropriate!

Getting Your Life Back On Track | Travel Reset Routine

Hello everyone and welcome back to another blog post!

Today’s post is going to be all about how to get back into the swing of things after you’ve been travelling. Whether it was a weekend get-away, a holiday abroad, or just a regular road trip, we all know how strenuous travelling can be.

Life Update; Where I've Been & Where I'm Going

Hello everyone! It’s been so long since I last posted (let alone even wrote) a blog post and I have so much to tell you! The last couple of months have been intense and jam-packed; I don’t even know where to begin!

I hope you’ve all been well and enjoying the warm weather (most of my readers are from the UK, and I know the weather has been glorious there lately). I hope you all haven’t forgotten me, and this update will explain where I’ve been, where I’m going, and everything in between!

How I Practise Mindfulness

Mindfulness is something I have been talking about on this blog for a long while and I figured it was finally time to tell you all how exactly I practise mindfulness! Since starting my blog, my definition of mindfulness has certainly evolved and changed. I started off not knowing a whole lot to having a much better understanding of what mindfulness actually is and how it helps not just day-to-day but long-term too!

5 Signs You Need A Social Media Detox

It seems that moaning about social media is all the rage these days, and rightfully so. Social media can really bring out the ugly side in some people, and no one is immune to it. We all have times where we let our phones take over and it can sometimes take other people pointing it out for us to put our devices down and come back into the real world.

How To Plan Your Day Effectively

Being productive is something I'm sure we all strive for, and it all starts with planning your day effectively. Your productivity is definitely maximised when you have a list of goals and tasks you want ticked off at the end of the day, and today's post is going to be about how I plan my day!

What I've Learnt In 6 Months of Blogging

Happy 6 months to Ellie K! 🎉

Since starting my blog 6 months ago, I have really learnt a lot about blogging and quite a lot about myself too! It's been a roller coaster, but one that I don't want to get off just yet. 

Chickpea & Spinach Curry | Recipe

Not long ago, I woke up craving chickpeas - which is definitely not something you hear everyday.

When I'm feeling like this, there are two recipes that I go for; curry or falafel, and 9 times out of 10, I will definitely go for a curry. 

I already have a curry recipe up on the blog (you can read it here!), but this one is going to be even more easy by just using one core ingredient; chickpeas!

New In: All Natural Hair Care With Forest & Shore

Hello everyone and welcome back to another post!

I'm sure we all pray for good hair days and rejoice when our hair finally does what we actually want it to do and not the total opposite. The days when we look into the mirror and feel great are ones I live for and when you have great products, those days occur more and more often. 

A few weeks ago, I was kindly contacted by Forest & Shore and they asked if I could try out their Hallelujah Hair Oil, to which I enthusiastically agreed. Oils are an important part of my hair routine, so of course I just had to agree to trying out their product, and I'm so glad I said yes!

How To Relax & Unwind After A Long Day

There's nothing quite like getting home after being out all day, kicking your shoes off, crashing on the sofa and breathing in a big sigh. There are times where your regular night time routine just doesn't cut it and you need a bit more relaxation to be involved.

That's when I like to include one or more of these things so I can feel a bit more like a functioning human being. 

40 Random Acts of Kindness

Showing kindness to friends and family, a stranger, or even yourself is a wonderful thing. By doing something out of the goodness of your heart without expecting something in return, you can help turn someone's day around! 

The phrase "It's better to give than to receive" is one that I wholeheartedly believe, and not just for Christmas presents either! By giving, you not only feel good about yourself, but like I said above, you help make someone's day a bit better too. 

Acts of kindness don't need to be big or elaborate, but you can guarantee that whoever is on the receiving end of your kindness will surely remember what you did for them. Help make someone's day a bit brighter by doing one of these things in the list!

5 Korean Movies You Must Check Out

Hello everyone! Today's post is going to be about my favourite Korean movies that I think everyone must check out. The entertainment industry in South Korea is one of my favourites (in terms of music, TV and movies!) and with these movies, it's easy to see why! The genres are varied and have a lot of meaning in them that leave you thinking about them long after the film is finished. 

Wellness Habits To Adopt This Spring

Spring is now officially in the air! After all the snow we had I am so glad to see some flowers growing and the sky looking brighter! The snow seriously freaked everyone out over here - think supermarket shelves completely cleared and the snow being nicknamed the 'Beast' by weather channels. 

After all of that snow and wind, I'm glad that spring has finally made its' long awaited debut! Because I love this season and building habits, this post is going to be about some wellness habits you can adopt for spring.

Chicken Vermicelli | Recipe

I love a recipe that is so easy to make, and I'm sure you know this based on my previous recipes. The other day, my parents went grocery shopping and came back with some vermicelli noodles. I have always been scared of cooking with them because the first time I tried to cook with them, the dish ended up being a mushy mess!

So I like to avoid it at all costs, but when they came with it from the supermarket, I went over to good ol' Pinterest and got some ideas for what I could do with them. After a while, I found this delicious recipe!

The Best Language Learning Apps

Learning a language is always a fun and exciting adventure! If you've decided you don't want to attend classes and would rather teach yourself, there are so many resources out there to learn any language you can think of. Using apps is a great way to supplement your learning and it adds more fun to the whole thing. 

Sometimes using books gets boring and tedious, so to give your brain a creative break, apps are a great way to casually continue learning without too much effort on your part.

YouTube Channels That Will Help You Become Your Best Self | Part II

Welcome back to another blog post, and welcome to the second instalment of "YouTube Channels That Will Help You Become Your Best Self"! I had such positive responses on the first post (and it's one of my most viewed posts!) that I decided that I needed to share even more of my favourite channels with you all!

A Look Into My Bullet Journal

My bullet journal has been the best purchase of this year so far - hands down. I thought about whether or not to buy one for a whole month because I had already bought one during sixth form, tried it out for a couple of weeks and abandoned it for a regular planner. However, the hype has been so real this year for bullet journals and I decided that it couldn't hurt to try it out once more.

I raved about it in my February Favourites and it's finally time to give my bujo its own post!

What I Eat In A Day

Hi all and welcome to another blog post! I decided to do something different this time round and do a what I eat in a day. I love videos like this on YouTube, so I want to start doing these regularly on my blog too!

Healthy and Productive Morning Habits To Start Your Day

Over the past few months, I have been trying to get myself into a morning routine. It's been difficult to say the least; I used to wake up at 11am or even 12pm and go to sleep at 1 in the morning! It was not good and I was determined to change my ways. It's March now, and I'm so glad to be able to say that my routine has finally come together!

How To Organise & Declutter Your Digital Space

Hi everyone! Today's post is going to be about how you can declutter your digital space, and I'm going to cover 2 main areas that people use the most; your laptop/computer and your phone. We all use digital devices and sometimes we need to take some time in our day to clear through them. When I do this, I treat it as a mini-refresh because I'm going out with the old and making room for the new and useful.

Black Panther: Why I Loved it & Why You Will Too

Today's post is all about my new favourite movie: Black Panther! I watched it recently and I have a lot of thoughts and feelings about the whole thing.

February Favourites 2018 | Skincare, Books & Movies

Hello everyone! Today's post is my first ever favourites on the blog! I have a range of things I've loved this month and I can't wait to share them all with you!

New In: Skincare Faves With Wishtrend & Klairs

Hello everyone! Today's post is an exciting one because I was sent some products by Wishtrend to try out, and I absolutely love them!

Tofu Fried Rice | Recipe

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing one of my go-to recipes that I make when I'm hungry and need something filling and tasty - fried rice! I know I've been on a health kick recently, but sometimes I just crave something a little on the unhealthy side. However I do still try to make my fried rice as healthy as possible, and I'm going to share the recipe with you all today!

5 Habits That Have Changed My Life

Hi everyone! Today's post is going to be about the habits that I have adopted that have literally changed my life. I've been inspired to do this post after watching some YouTube videos on the topic. I got to thinking about the habits that have influenced the way I live my life currently, and how they have benefited my life positively.

How To Stop Feeling Like You're Running Out Of Time

Time anxiety is a very real thing. The feeling that you don't have enough time to do the things you want to can be so overwhelming that you don't even get to finish the things you wanted to because you're too busy worrying if you have enough time to get them done! (What a mouthful!). It's something that everyone goes through and it really sucks!

My Blogging Process

Hello everyone! Today's post is going to be about my blogging process - everything from how I write my posts to scheduling and promoting is going to be laid out! I love reading posts like this because I'm a little bit nosy, but also because I want to know how other bloggers get their posts up and published!

Turning Your FOMO Into JOMO

How amazing is it that with the rise of social media, instead of us feeling like we're more connected to our friends and loved ones, we instead feel more disconnected and apart? I find it strange that with apps like Snapchat and Instagram, we can log on and begin experiencing loneliness when those apps are designed to make us feel the opposite.

My Must-Have Healthy Lifestyle Items

This year, one of the goals I have set for myself is to get more healthy. Since January, I've been researching and looking up steps I should take to get to where I want to be. It's now February, so I thought I would share the must-have items I've acquired and fallen in love with!

7 Podcasts You Need To Hear | Minimalism, Self-Development & Lifestyle

Podcasts are an amazing way to gain knowledge in something you want to know more about, or something you have never been introduced to before. I love listening to podcasts because I feel like I am filling my brain with something useful and substantial because the information is going to come in useful later on.

Vegan Vegetable Curry | Recipe

Today's post is one of my favourite curry recipes; it's fragrant, super easy, and best of all, it's vegan! I have been trying to incorporate more plant-based meals into my diet and this recipe is definitely one of my favourites!

5 Ways You Can Become a Better Friend

Hello all! Today's post is all about how you can improve your friendships and become a better friend. While recognising when someone is being a toxic friend to you rightfully remains valid, it's also important to take a look at yourself and ask if you're being a good friend too!

15 Tips For Learning a New Language

One of my 2018 goals is to learn a language and stick to it! I’ve often flip-flopped between which language to learn and how to go about it, and I’m now going to start taking it seriously. So, in my time learning languages, I’ve picked up on some tips that make it easier and more enjoyable!

How To Write An Awesome To-Do List

I'm a bit of a to-do list junkie... I love writing everything down and ticking off the little boxes when I'm done! I don't know why but it gives me a sense of satisfaction. Even though a to-do list is okay just being written without much thought to the method, you can improve the way you write to-do lists to make them more efficient and make you more productive, and today I'm going to share three ways that I use to make my to-do lists awesome!

Finding Joy In The Small Things

The new year period has had me thinking a lot about how I can try to be more joyful in 2018. My 2017 was a huge rollercoaster of emotions and I definitely want to make sure my 2018 is filled with more highs than lows. Since one of my goals for this year is to be more present, I figured that cultivating joy (specifically in the small things) would be one step towards this.

7 Ways to Become Productive Immediately

More often than not, a lot of us find ourselves going through the day bored out of our minds or refreshing the same 3 apps expecting something new and exciting to happen in the space of 20 seconds. If you find yourself in this position, it can be very tempting to remain there with your phone in one hand and the TV remote in the other (guilty!). Today, I'm going to share with you some productive tasks to accomplish when you seemingly have nothing to do. 

YouTube Channels That Will Help You Become Your Best Self

I love coming across a YouTuber that I’ve never heard of before, and not long later, I’ve watched 10 of their videos and don’t plan on stopping! Some of the YouTubers I’ve got here today are people I’ve either been watching for a while or I’ve discovered them within the last few months, and I want to share how they’ve helped me with organisation, personal growth and mindfulness.

How To Achieve Your New Year's Goals

It’s all fine and well making goals or resolutions for the new year, but what use are they if we don’t actually keep them? I love setting goals for the new year because a brand new year is a chance to try and achieve new things or work on previous goals from the year before. Today, I have some tips that I’m gonna share to help you achieve your goals for 2018!

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Hi everyone! I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award, and when I got the notification on Twitter, my mood instantly skyrocketed! I was nominated by the lovely Stephanie from Writing From The Heart, and I just wanna say a massive thank you! Definitely go check out her blog when you're done with this post!

10 Lists To Make When You're In A Funk

Lists, lists, and more lists! I love them! I write a list for literally everything, and if you're anything like me, you'll find that they just organise your thoughts better and keep you in check. Sometimes, we have "one of those days" where we don't feel like doing anything productive and we just decide to remain in that state. However, I have 10 lists here that are gonna help you out when you feel stuck or in a rut and need some positive motivation to get you going.

5 Ways to Naturally Detox Your Body

As I said in my New Year's Goals, I am trying to clean up my diet and get healthier! I’ve been reading about detoxes and all the different products you can buy to help detox your body, but I think going about it naturally is the best way! So, I have 5 ways to detox your body naturally that you can start doing right now!

A-Level Organisation Tips

Hello lovelies! Today I have a post with organisational tips for any current or future A-Level students out there! I finished my A-Levels in 2016 (seems like a world away now!) and those 2 short years go by so fast! It's important to get good revision and organisational practises down as early on as possible. Any friend of mine will tell you that I was pretty organised back in sixth form and I want to share my tips with you today!

12 Positive Affirmations for 2018

Hello everyone! Today, I am going to be sharing 12 positive affirmations that you can use at any point during the year in order to give you a boost of positivity or inspiration. I have wanted to start using affirmations for the longest time, and now with the new year, I'm gonna start saying these to myself daily so I can work on inviting more positivity into my life. 

17 Things I Learned in 2017

I don't know about you, but my 2017 was so crazy emotional and it was such a rollercoaster that I'm ready to move on and welcome the new year. That being said, I learned a lot of new life lessons this year that I wanna share with you! I think looking back on your year to see how far you've come is a great positivity booster and can make you feel really good about yourself, so let's move onto the post!

My Goals for 2018 | Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Another year, another chance to try and work towards some new goals! I feel as though I learnt a lot in 2017; it was definitely a rollercoaster of a year with certain highlights and some real lows. But the beauty of entering another year is having the chance to move on from the previous year and look forward!