Back to School – Amazon UK picks

It’s almost September, which means back to school in the UK. There are lots of things to be sorted ready for the return to school – uniform, stationery, bags etc. It can be a stressful time trying to get everything you need, especially with a reluctant child in tow!

Our latest article takes the stress out of back to school shopping, with links to common products on Amazon UK. I’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to – shop online and get everything you need delivered to your door! Enjoy the remainder of the school holidays with your kids rather than dragging them around the shops in the back to school rush.

Read the article here >> Back to School – Amazon UK picks <<

40 by 40: Break it down and Make it Happen

The latest article in the 40 by 40 series looks at the importance of planning in helping you to reach your goals.

This article helps you to:

  • Break goals down into manageable steps
  • Schedule goals in so that they will happen
  • Find an accountability partner

The 40 by 40 series is based on my 40 goals for my 40th year. I am blogging my way through this journey to help others reach their goals.

Read the article here >> 40 by 40: Break it down and make it happen <<

Improve your Intellectual wellness – 115 product picks

Are you keen to try the goal ideas from the Beat the Boredom: goals to improve your intellectual wellbeing article?

The latest article suggests 115 products that can help you reach these goals!

With products from, Amazon UK & Mighty Ape (NZ), there are plenty of options no matter where you are based.

Read it here >> Improve your intellectual wellness – 115 product picks << and start working on your intellectual goals today!

Daily gratitude

One of my 40 by 40 goals is to practice daily gratitude.

Research shows that practicing gratitude has the following benefits:

  • opens the door to new relationships
  • improves physical health
  • improves psychological health
  • improves empathy and reduces aggression
  • improves sleep
  • improves self-esteem
  • increases mental strength


I love my gratitude journal by Awesome Inc.

They have a range of beautiful designs, information on practicing gratitude,  pages of inspiration and ideas, and daily gratitude pages (undated, so you can dip in and out).  They also have a great range for kids.

If you’re looking for a gratitude journal, check them out at my affiliate link:

July Goal Planning

Who has set their goals for July? 🎯✅

I use goals to help me to run my life rather than the other way around!

Research shows that if you write your goals down, you are 50% more likely to achieve them (source).

So why not take some time to get your goals down on paper and see what you can achieve?

It doesn’t need to be pretty (I don’t think I’ll be winning any awards for my artistic ability!) – it can just be a scribble on a scrap of paper. Just the act of writing out your goals makes the difference.

Feel free to share your July goals in the comments, and see whose goals align with yours ❤️

June goal review

I had a lot of goals for June 2019. And hit with some difficult things to work through, I feel as though I haven’t made much progress with any of them.

This is ok, as I’m a strong believer in constantly reviewing your goals to adapt to changing priorities.

I’d also prioritised self-care as my number one goal for the month, as I know that I’m working through hard things. So in reality, I’m on track with that. I did need to remind myself this several times throughout the month, so having my goals written down was a great help.

But taking the time to review, I realise that I’m actually on track with my top 3 goals, and have made progress with about 15 more ✅

This is why it’s important to take the time to review – you may be doing better than you thought. If not, it’s an opportunity to explore why not, to evaluate whether each goal is still a priority for you and, if so, to make a new plan to make it happen.