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Everyone’s version of success is different.

And that’s ok. It’s time we all started to ignore the opinions and judgements of others and create our own dream life.

Here are 6 tips to help you get started so you can define your own version of success and start living life on your terms.

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There has been nothing I’ve wanted more in the past year and a half than to escape the UK.

And please don’t think that this dream of mine was concocted during lockdown in order for me to escape the pandemic, the unpredictable shit British weather and an environment that I find both depressing and unmotivating.

It was always my plan to live a nomad life.

To live abroad and explore new and exciting cultures and…

It’s completely normal to have days when you feel like crap. It’s also completely normal to have days when you feel unmotivated and unproductive. You can’t expect your performance to be the same every single day.

Learn to take a step back and pause while giving yourself the time you need to rest and the space to heal.

And when you’re ready to get back into the swing of things here are a few ways you can nurture your flow and overcome your unproductive rut.

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For the past 10 days, I’ve been in an unproductive rut.

I’ve felt unmotivated, uninspired, unenergised and just plain low.

And I’m not even on my period.

There have been things happening in my personal life that have started to take their toll on me. And I’ve just felt stuck.

All I’ve wanted to do is curl up in bed, watch movies and re-runs of The OC and just escape from reality.


I always thought of myself as a positive person.

But this past month has been particularly tough on my mental health and negative thoughts have been arising.

So this book couldn’t have come at a better time.

Here is my book review on ‘Eliminate Negative Thinking’ by Derick Howell.

Since leaving the hustle and bustle of London and a toxic 9 to 5 job behind in 2017, I’ve made a conscious effort to live a stress-free and intentional life.

My wellness journey officially began when I found myself in South East Asia travelling solo, and since then I’ve been a more positive person.

But with the events of the last year, and being stuck in lockdown for so long, negative thoughts have started to creep their way back into my head.

And I’m now a lot more…

Take back control of your week by eliminating overwhelm, boosting productivity and managing your time more efficiently.

The secret?

Theming your days!

Here’s the exact process I used to organise my weekly schedule, allowing me to have a more productive week and stay consistent.

I know I’ve been talking about my unproductive rut a lot lately.

But I believe that when things don’t go according to plan or when we are faced with difficult challenges, we find more clarity.

Clarity in what we’re doing and where we’re going.

And I truly feel that I learnt a lot from taking a step back and doing nothing.

Mid-rut I discovered ‘Eliminate Negative Thinking’ by Derick Howell.

This book showed me how to control my…

It’s officially been 6 months since I started my blog and newsletter. So this week I have been reflecting on my entrepreneurial journey and slow growth.

My blog and newsletter have gone through a lot of changes in these past 6 months and so have I.

I started out solely talking about productivity before expanding into self-care once I realised you don’t need to sacrifice one over the other.

My “online space” is now something that I create to intentionally help you put your well-being above everything else. …

Life is short. But that doesn’t mean we should race through it at a hundred miles an hour and miss all the good moments. The moments that allow us to slow down and appreciate the present. The moments that we enjoy and make us truly happy!

I’m all about slow living and enjoying the moment. So here are my top tips on how you can also slow down and start to adopt a slower approach to life.

Mindful Moments in Bocas Del Toro, Panama | July 2019

I don’t want to keep sounding like a broken record, but I hate feeling stressed out.

Since quitting my job and leaving London to go travelling, I have been making a conscious effort to slow down.

That’s nearly been 4 whole years of taking it easy, not overloading my to-do list or schedule and allowing myself the time to truly take care of my mind, body & soul.


It took me 28 years to realise that in order for me to be truly happy and fulfilled, I need to live life on my own terms. Not how others want me to live.

Every day I’m learning more of what this means and implementing boundaries where necessary. But this process isn’t always easy. It’s uncomfortable and can sometimes make me feel guilty.

But I keep reminding myself that my mental health & well-being are my number 1 priority. Something I ignored for years.

So, with just a few days to go until I turn 31, I’m reflecting on 31 life lessons that have shaped me into who I am today.

Let’s just say I got the inspiration for this post from my absolute idol, Taylor Swift.

A couple of years ago Taylor spoke to Elle Magazine about the 30 things she learnt before turning 30.

It was mesmerising, inspirational and completely relatable.

Unfortunately, my blog didn’t exist this time last year so I missed out on doing a post like this for my 30th.

But I always say there’s no time like the…

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about readjusting to life after lockdown. The post came from a mental health standpoint with an emphasis on protecting your well-being and easing into socialising again.

But with normal life well underway, I wanted to write a similar post but from a different angle.

The work-life balance angle.

So here are a few mindful thoughts and tips on how you can create a healthy work-life balance post lockdown. A balance which not only helps boost and maintain your productivity but puts your well-being first.

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Since lockdown ended and restrictions started easing up, I’ve felt slightly unproductive.

I know I talk all the time about not feeling guilty for resting and taking self-care days but sometimes my guilt gets the better of me.

Truth be told, I sometimes struggle to practice what I preach.

I’m only human. And as humans, we seem to find it easier to help others…

Periods, productivity, hormones, emotions, cravings, sleep, self-care, mental health and the best knickers ever! This post has it all!

Since my wellness journey began I’ve been making a more conscious effort to put myself and my mental health first. And this has had an effect on how I treat my period.

Today, I’m talking about how to balance productivity with your period and still make sure you’re getting the right amount of self-care.

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I’ve been wanting to write a blog post about my period for a while now.

But sometimes it’s hard to find the right words. Or even do it justice.

Especially when periods are so unique to each individual woman. …

Lockdown restrictions are finally easing and soon enough we will be able to travel again. Although part of me is excited for this new spell of freedom, my introverted self is slightly apprehensive about all these new changes.

So, I thought it would be a good idea to dedicate this blog post to readjusting to life after lockdown so we can continue to protect our well-being.

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Everywhere I look there are groups of friends having a drink in the sun outside the pub, a string of happy individuals queuing to get into their favourite clothing shops and smiling couples enjoying their first date night post lockdown.

Life after lockdown was always going to happen. …

Notes by Thalia

I share actionable tips on living a productive and well-balanced life to help you feel happier, healthier and more fulfilled as you grow your business

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