Staying motivated is a struggle — our drive is constantly assaulted by negative thoughts and anxiety about the future. Everyone faces doubt and depression. What separates the highly successful is the ability to keep moving forward. There is no simple solution for a lack of motivation. Even after beating it, the problem reappears at the […]

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To survive and thrive we need to find ways to deal with pressure and uncertainty. Here are 10 tips that will help you on a daily basis.   In late 1939 after the outbreak of World War II, the British government designed a number of morale boosting posters preempting the eventual mass bombings of the […]

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    My top 20 ways to be more creative each and every day:       1.      Get outside into nature – balcony, garden, park, beach, anywhere that has some greenery in it and find inspiration.   2.      Get on YouTube and learn how to do something new; knitting, jewellery making, sewing, drawing…and then […]

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A well-planned budget can help you to achieve your frugal goals. Learn how to create your own frugal budget.   Difficulty: Average   Time Required: 1-3 hours   What You Need:   A copy of your bills A calculator Pen or pencil Paper           Here’s How:   Assess your monthly expenses.   Make […]

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1.   It is ethical and environmentally friendly   Being ethical and kind to the environment is so “in” right now, but we’ve been doing it for years. Buying clothes at the op shops cuts out the worry of whether or not it was made in a sweat shop. Buying second hand clothes and goods […]

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In our culture of multi-tasking, hyper-activity and praise for doing it all, taking the one at a time approach or (gasp) doing nothing at all can make us feel unproductive and unworthy. On the surface we do our damnedest to keep up, catch up, stay afloat and do more than everyone else, but at the heart of […]

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Stay Healthy in Your Mind and Body by Doing these 7 Things Daily       In words of the famous Yoga guru B.K.S, Iyengar, “Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit.  When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.   We […]

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FOR years women have been sold the idea of work-life balance. And if you look at balance as something you need to achieve every day — keeping the scales evenly weighted between your partner, kids, family, friends, yourself, spirituality, health, keeping the home, work — you will struggle to find real balance and expend so […]

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I live a frugal life, but not a boring one!  We even have more holidays than most families because we have learnt all the tips and tricks for saving money.  Don’t believe me?  Take a look at our TRAVEL page.  We don’t sit around at home and sulk and not have a life.  We have […]

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