Hey travel lovers and welcome back to a whole new year of blogging! We have some great posts for you in 2019, but for now we are going to be sharing with you some of our favourite travel tips for introverts in celebration of World Introvert Day.
Always travel with headphones, a book and maybe even a sleep mask – If you are too nervous to talk to people then this is one of the easiest ways to avoid conversation without appearing to be really rude.
Try a retreat – There are plenty of different options for retreats available, whether it’s writing, spa, yoga, or something else. Retreats tend to offer a calm and quiet space in pristine natural settings. You will probably end up surrounded by like minded people who like to keep to themselves.
Order room service – This can be a nice break if you have not…
You do not need to necessarily have a super professional looking blog but it would help increase both traffic and followers. It would also help if you are thinking of attracting sponsors or working with other blogs as more companies are likely to work with you if you have a very professional looking blog. Anyway, here are some tips that might help you out
1. Edit- One of the first things people tend to notice is whether or not your post has been edited. It may not seem like a big deal and it may seem like your writing is fine but a lot of times when you reread your post you will find little mistakes you didn’t even realize you had made. Make sure to read through it at least once to check for spelling errors and grammar mistakes. A well edited post shows the reader that you have…
Do your research- I think this is the most important one of all. Google is your best friend when you’re shopping online. Before you buy anything make sure to check on multiple sites to find the best price you can. You should also reviews to make sure the product your getting is worth the price. Some online stores also have student discounts and other such discounts so make sure to do all your research and find out about these.
Sleep on it- I don’t know about you guys but when I start adding things to the cart I tend to go a little crazy with it and add a bunch of stuff I don’t need as well. To avoid wasting money on unnecessary items let the items stay in your cart for a day or two and really think about whether you need them or not. Then go back and remove anything unnecessary. Another perk of waiting a day or two to check out is that some sites see that you haven’t checked out yet and send you a promo code for a discount to give you extra incentive to check out.
Wait for discounts- Always find out when the site you’re using has discounts. Most sites have Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals as well as discounts at the end of each season so if you can wait it out you definitely should.
Birthday deals- A lot of sites also offer you a discount or free products on your birthday so if you can wait until then you may end up getting a better price.
Always check the shipping cost- A lot of times when something sounds too good to be true it usually is. If something is being sold super they may be charging a lot for shipping. Shipping is often how they get you so always make sure to check how much shipping costs before you actually buy something.
Here are some tips to make your transition to veganism easier whether you’re doing Veganuary or thinking of a permanent lifestyle/diet change. Hope they help!
Wait a while before trying substitutes- Your taste buds get really used to the taste of non-vegan food if you have, like most people, been eating them your whole life. However, your taste buds slowly change over time and if you start introducing vegan substitutes slowly into your meals you’ll begin to enjoy them more. If you just randomly start using substitutes you’re more likely to not enjoy them because they won’t be the exact same as what you’re used to. Personally, I hated cheese substitutes when I first tried them but now after about a year I love them!
Try substitutes- I would suggest start add vegan substitutes to your food before you even go fully vegan. And don’t be afraid of substitutes. They’re a great way to eat what you love just that these will be plant based. I’m going to be honest and tell you that not all substitutes are great but keep looking and of course do your research. Don’t give up because you can’t find great substitutes instead read what other vegans have to say and what substitutes they love.
Appreciate that vegan foods taste different- Like I said substitutes aren’t always great and even though some of them are really close to the non-plant based foods they are not always the exact same. I’ve noticed a lot of people like to compare vegan foods to non-vegan foods by making them look, smell and taste like non-vegan food (which is great if you’re into that!) but instead of always trying to eat substitutes I would recommend trying to enjoy vegan food for what it is. It tastes unique and wonderful and a vegan diet can open up your taste buds to a whole variety of new tastes and flavours so try to enjoy them for what they are.
Do a lot of research- Before going fully vegan (and even after!) make sure to do a lot of research so you don’t end up lacking vitamins or negatively effecting your health. Veganism is not always easy and it takes a while to get it perfectly right.
Don’t give up- A lot of people give up on veganism after a while. Some think it’s too hard while some have health issues. My advice would be that instead of giving up try doing more research. If you’re lacking something do research on how to get that on a vegan diet and try that first. If you absolutely feel like it’s not working for you though don’t force yourself to keep eating vegan.
I started this blog because I really wanted an outlet to discuss self-care and self love, two things I struggle with and I know I’m not alone. But what is self-care? I’m no expert and am not pretending to be. I’m just a normal girl, going through life, and trying to figure out the best ways to deal with it all: work, relationships, family, etc. Even when I find new outlets for releasing stress or giving myself a mental health break, they don’t always work. I have good days and bad days, ups and downs. Sometimes, I can’t pinpoint what is dragging me down or depleting my motivation for the day. Other days, I completely surprise myself with how much I can accomplish.
For me, the basis of self-care starts with being able to read your body and mind and listening to them when they are asking for help. Of…
This new year is set to be the biggest for participation in Veganuary (a challenge to try the vegan lifestyle for the month of January). Living a vegan lifestyle has become and is becoming increasingly easier, with a wide range of products landing in shops around the world, but as with any lifestyle and diet change, it is not without its challenges.
As a “new” vegan (I transitioned late September 2018), I thought I’d share my favourite tips, tricks, and words of advice regarding the journey into veganism. Best of luck to everyone participating in Veganuary, or otherwise beginning their vegan transition in 2019!
Educate yo’self!!! There are a number of reasons why people participate in Veganuary/are interested in trying veganism, but three main reasons people stay vegan are 1) for the animals, 2) for the planet, and 3) for their own health (or any combination of these reasons). Whether you…
I recently started using Instagram and picked up on some ways on how to get more followers and I thought I would share it with you guys!
Be Active- try to make sure you like, follow and repost others posts as well as leave positive comments. This will help people notice your page and more people are likely to follow it.
Post Regularly- If you’ve been on Instagram for a while you know that even if you don’t post for a day you’ll start losing followers so try to post as regularly as possible to avoid losing followers and gaining more on a regular basis.
Don’t follow to unfollow- Seriously everyone hates those people that follow and and unfollow people on Instagram. Most people have apps to get rid of unfollowers anyway so it’s really not going to help you plus it’s just a crappy thing to do and people will not only unfollow you back but probably end up blocking you.
Tags- Make sure to use a good amount of both popular and less popular tags to attract more people to your page. You can find the tags on Google but make sure you use tags that are relevant to your post and not just random.
Be Genuine- Post about things you genuinely like and want to post about instead of posting about something everyone else is posting about. Sometimes it’s really helpful to be unique and different and it will actually attract more people to your page. Plus, people can tell when you’re passionate about something and it will make them appreciate your posts more.
I think we all know university can be a huge financial struggle for a lot of people, some people only get a small loan that doesn’t cover their rent, some get no loan and others are not in a position to borrow money when needed. So, for many people getting a job is a necessity while studying.
For me, my loan unfortunately only covers half my annual rent total and all the money I saved working over summer just wouldn’t be enough to cover 6 months rent, food money, social money and transport and therefore, I had to find a job.
Whilst most universities are based in cities, and you’d think finding a job because of this would be easy, for students this just isn’t the case, for many businesses aren’t willing to…
So I finally decided to join Instagram! To check out my profile click here.
I decided to join because firstly I wanted to share my blog posts on it and secondly I thought it would be fun to share a bit more of my life and what I’m doing because as much as I try to share on my blog I can’t really share everything I do every 20 seconds because that would be weird and slightly annoying but totally normal on Instagram! 😂
I also wanted to sort of make more memories and I thought this would give me more incentive to go out more often and also try new things. It also help me kind of document my life and this way I have pictures/videos to look back at and remember stuff and smile!
I am also planning on sharing vegan and vegetarian recipes as well as some posts about makeup (like tips and my favourite brands) because I feel like Instagram would be better for that then my blog.
So if you want to get more of an insight into my life and just what it’s like for me day to day as well as vegan/vegetarian recipes or stuff about makeup make sure to follow me and feel free to DM me whenever!