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Live your life

My absolute favourite song. That I don’t know what the rest of the song says, or that it may not go with what I have attributed to it or what I get from it is also irrelevant. It’s the first line that I just blows me away. Live your life. Such a simple and yet profound statement. Live your life. The very first time I heard it I asked myself, ‘Who’s life am I living?’ And I was surprised when I unpacked that ...
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Sowing dreams

I honestly did not know what to title this one. I saw someone tweet that ‘Tshimo ga e lengwe ka loleme’ and I was intrigued. Loosely transalted, it says, You do not plant or sow a field with your tongue. Yep, you actually do not. Talking about it will not cause anything to happen. Talking to the field will not make anything happen. So why do you think that talking about your dreams will make things magically happen for you? Without working ...
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Finding Passion @Work

Passion! I have been harping on and on about this for a while now. Because I believe it really is important. I see people going through life daily as if it is a chore, as if the life they are living is it, as if they have been dealt a bad card. And it saddens me greatly. I believe life is a beautiful gift. We have all been gifted with life. A clean slate to do anything you can imagine…. You just have to imagine it. That’s it. The ...
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It’s never too late to start over

I started writing this post late last year and could not believe how quickly time had passed. I mean, its January one minute and the next we are singing Christmas carols. It feels like just yesterday when the year was starting and we were so excited, eager for all the amazing things we were going to achieve in the new year. Some of the things we had planned to do last year we did and we did them very well, some we let slip by, some just ...
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Not everyone likes you

My daughter said that to me and I felt so proud. I will admit though that I was slightly saddened by my then 4 year old’s observation. Until I remembered that I also don’t like everyone. (Don’t judge, you also don’t like everyone)   And that’s fine.   They also don’t have to like you. And you don’t have to like everyone too. That is why we are not overly friendly with everyone or we are just plain not friends with everyone.   ...
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Are you challenging yourself Enough

    I have been struggling lately. I ended the last year on such a high, I honestly thought it would carry through to the new year. But nope, I am struggling to get back to form. Even gym hasn’t really seen me much this year. But you made such good time on the 15km Bay to Bay you say? Well, that’s Bay to Bay. It seems to be the one thing I do ever since I started. After that my one day of rest turns into a week and before I know ...
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3 Ways to boost your confidence

    Where would you be if you were confident? What would you do? What would you be doing? There is definately no doubt in my mind that you would be living the best version of your life if you were confident.   1.Don’t compare yourself to anyone else I know this is easier said than done. You have probably found yourself comparing your fine self to someone else without even knowing you are doing that. Comparing steals your ...
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How to get rid of distractions

There are so many distractions in our lives. You don’t even have to go far, you open your eyes in the morning and your cellphone says ‘Hello’!, apps on the phone, whatsapp, email, sms, instagram. There’s the radio, tv, netflix, pinterest and lots of other little things that are helpful but hectic time wasters if you let them. Of course there will be people time wasters as well. It is overwhelming at times.   ...
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Taking Charge of your day

I will admit, up until recently I was one of the people who didn’t have a morning routine. I was a regular get up and go girl. And 70% of the time it was more of a get up and run kinda situation. I would read or watch tv until late then wake up as late as I could possibly push it and that was how the rest of my day would go… unstructured and in a rush. Before I got married and had kids it kinda worked, I didn’t know any better so that ...
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5 ways to fall in love with Monday

I used to dread Mondays. Like break down in a sweat have a tummy ache kinda dread. I didn’t know what to do. My weekend consisted of only one productive day as I spent the Sunday in bed or walking aimlessly around the house. I tried a lot of things. Exercise which helped a lot, reading, affirmations, cooking and baking. And they all worked…. when I was busy. The minute my head hit the pillow the restlessness and anxiety of the ...