Why We Should All Wake Up Early

In my post “How To Become A Morning Person When You Are Not In Fact A Morning Person“, I mention that one day I’m just going to rant about how much I love the morning and how it’s the best time of day and how much happier I am when I get up early. Today…

How To Be Unproductive in Lockdown

Last week’s post was about lockdown tips, since as a Ph.D. student, I’ve had a lot of experience organising my own time. I’ve ALSO had a lot of experience being incredibly unproductive. So without further ado, here are my tips on how not to achieve your goals!   1. Give yourself a strict timetable with…

Lockdown Tips From a Ph.D. Student

As someone who has spent the past 4 years working on a Ph.D., I feel like I’ve been preparing for this lockdown my entire life. Doing a Ph.D. is ALL about motivating yourself to work on your own time, keeping yourself busy with various projects, and setting your own goals. I’m actually really happy with…

A Millennial’s Weekly Cleaning Schedule

Over the past few weeks I’ve kept coming back to my 50s housewife week. Sure, the elaborate schedule was a bit over-the top, but there were lots of positives about it as well, and overall, I was really happy that week. I thought my house looked great, and I felt on top of life in…

Why You Should Stop Eating Refined Sugar

I’ve already touched on this in my Diet Tips post, but I strongly believe nothing good comes from sugar. Don’t get me wrong – I do eat the occasional sweet treat. You may have seen eclairs, chocolate fondants, and doughnuts sprawled across my instagram page. But I actually have a very firm line with these…

The Makeup Hierarchy

Last week I conducted an experiment via my Instagram. I wanted to know: if you could only wear one item of makeup (blush, highlighter, lipstick), which would you choose? Due to Instagram’s slightly annoying poll setup, I had to do this in a variety of stages, comparing 4 items at a time and later reducing…

Springtime Resolutions

I don’t do New Years’ Resolutions. Never have, probably never will. They’re almost doomed to fail; their die-hard nature, the miserable time of year, the fact that they often involve a period of restraint and not-very-fun following a period of parties and overeating and what is for many people the biggest night out of the…

Tips for a Traditional Christmas

I hate tacky, over-the-top Christmas decorations as much as the next person. I hate them with a passion. They seem to be everywhere, with many places adopting the “more is more” attitude. So I’ve made a list of everything I can think of that might help you avoid accidentally turning your home into this horror,…

My Diet Tips

Hello friends! I thought I’d touch on diet today. And I mean the “change of diet” type diet, rather than the “going on a diet” type diet. I also want to emphasise that I this is completely based on personal experience and is therefore fully anecdotal. However, it may still be helpful to some, so…

How to Combat Decision Fatigue

We make hundreds of decisions every day, some easy, some less so. What time do you want to wake up? What will you have for breakfast? What will you wear? Will you have coffee at home or on the way to work? There are also some things you don’t think about every day. Do I…