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15 Ways to motivate yourself to success

You clicked on this post for a reason, and it’s been written with yourself in mind. So to start with, a little about me. This year I’ve become an expert life juggler, taking on double my workload (including starting a small business from scratch), and still maintaining a house, a relationship, and enough sleep to get me through… JUST! Motivation was and continues to be the #1 driver to keep me going, and at times I’ve had to find it in some weird places. I know I’m not the only one that needs this, so I teamed up with L’Occitane to deliver my tried and tested top tips for motivating yourself to success. Success is something I’m super thirsty for, so if you are too, check it out… 15 Ways to motivate yourself to success 1* Get your space looking good: Whatever conditions work best for you, make your space…

JOIN ME: Confidence Building Instagram Series

You’ve clicked here for a reason! Lacking that self-belief, self-love, or just a little guts? Lack of confidence and self-belief is what holds many of us back from having the life we want. And that’s fucking lame! So, let’s change that… Together! What am I creating? A fortnightly Instagram series where we look into a proven tactic to boost self-confidence, and go forward to test it out as a community. How is it gonna work? I’ll go LIVE on Instagram every Sunday night to check in with you all. What’s the experiment, how’s it going (weekly check-in), and what did we actually all think about it. I’ll also arm you with templates and prompts throughout the fortnight so we can ensure we’re held accountable to trying it, and we’re giving it our all. Why am I doing this? Self-confidence is something I’ve really struggled with in the past, and I’m…

Where to from here? An update on 6 years of blogging

When I started this blog (originally ‘Teacups + Tantrums’) in 2012, I did it for creativity. I was going through my worst time with anxiety and the tell-tale signs of depression, was incredibly frail, and had lost the creative outlet I had throughout my studying years. My blog didn’t save me, but it helped to get me out of the hole I was in. 6 years have passed from there, and I wouldn’t throw away the opportunities, friendships, long long hours and many tears for anything else. I feel so incredibly fortunate for the life I have built for myself, but for now it hasn’t been enough. I’ve felt inadequate. You see, 6, 5, 4, and even 3 years ago it was totally okay to be a fashion and beauty blogger in New Zealand. You didn’t need to have an angle, or an edge because you already were niche, one of…