Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Let's Discuss...Staying Motivated

Hey everyone! Today I’m going to be sharing the ways in which I stay motivated to be the best version of myself and how I sustain this throughout life on a daily basis. I’ve wanted to write this post for such a long time, but I think because motivation is something I’ve struggled with a lot in the past it just didn’t feel right until now.

Being a student can be really tough on your mental health, I know that the constant change in sleeping pattern, diet and general lifestyle changes had a massive impact on my happiness throughout my first two years of uni.

I would definitely say that the past two months have been a massive change to my lifestyle, finishing university for until September has definitely helped with this. Personally for me the university timetable scheduling for my course in particular makes it tough for me to stay motivated, I find that only have eight hours spread across seven days is too little time spent in education and the rest of the time is spent deciding whether to actually go the library or catch up on sleep. I 100% made bad choices in this through both my first and second year and its something I’ll kick myself for if I do again - however the way I’m living now and what I’m learning from it should hopefully help me not do this again.

Here are my best tips on how to keep motivated and the best life for yourself...

Monday, 26 June 2017

My Skincare Routine with Charlotte Tilbury

My last couple of posts have been all foodie related, so I thought I'd talk about skincare today. I'm pretty rubbish with my 'skincare routine' as usually I'll just use a makeup remover and then moisturise, but it is nice to pamper yourself every now and again. I only have a few high end skincare products as I like a lot of the ones on the high street market and think they work just as well, but when I'm in the mood for a deep cleanse I love to use Charlotte Tilbury skincare products.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

A True Foodie Experience | The Grind Cafe

Today I'm discussing yet ANOTHER one of my favourite places to eat in Sheffield (as it seems to be all I do). I visited the Grind Cafe last month with Tom and his mum and the food was insane. I'm pretty disappointed with myself for not visiting already beforehand as I lived in Kelham Island for my first year of uni, but I know exactly what I'm like and I'll always stick to my same favourite restaurants rather than trying anything new unless someone else makes the decision for me (aka Tom's mum - I'm sorry for always being so fussy and I literally have you to thank for taking me here). 

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Catching Up with a Bestie & Eating out on Ecclesall Road | Mudcrab

If you're a student in Sheffield then you've most likely heard of Ecclesall Road, one of Sheffield's most highly student populated areas. As a second year, securing a house on Ecclesall Road was super exciting - although our student house had a lot of trouble living there and definitely didn't make the most of the area at all because of that. 

I've had a lot of time to myself since finishing second year, and more time to explore what actually lays in the heart of Ecclesall Road. I already knew there was pretty much everything when it came to big brands (Starbucks, Costa, Tesco, Nandos, Pizza Express etc.. you name it), however I'd definitely been neglecting the smaller independent restaurants and shops - I've found some pretty good finds and they'll be blog posts to follow.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Sheffield's Best Pancake, Waffle and Coffee House: The Cabin

The Cabin is one of those places which you'll keep passing if you're a student in Sheffield on your way to uni and always say to yourself you need to visit - so do it. Honestly, I'd been saying it for ages everyday on my way to uni and I didn't visit until the end of my second year (what a waste of many potential trips I could have had there). Primarily a waffle and pancake house, The Cabin offers food at a reasonable price which will cure any sweet toothed cravings you've been having. If your preferences tend to be more savoury, like mine, then you can opt for one of the toasted bagels with toppings of your choice - I always opt for scrambled egg as its my all time favourite.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Life Update - Healthier and Happier

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As usual, it's been a while - it really has. So much has changed in my life and I've been so busy that again my blog has taken a back seat. I've found it really hard to have the motivation to blog when if I'm truly honest my interests are completely different to what they were when I first started my blog. My blog was originally beauty focused, which is still something I enjoy - just in a different way. Recently I've made big changes to my lifestyle, and I've never felt happier within myself. I've found myself addicted to YouTuber channels such as Elle Darby and Grace Fit and their videos have made a huge difference in my life. I've started to eat well (for the first time in my life), and actually understand nutrition and fitness so much more through tracking my macros in my diet. I've re-joined at the gym I used to go to in first year, and I've actually been training muscle groups rather than attempting cardio for 30 mins and then thinking it cancels out my large bag of crisps I'd seat and eat afterwards.