Give it Up For Down Time

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The busy-ness epidemic has reached epically peak levels. We’re always doing something. If we’re not working, we’ve got family commitments, if we’re not with family, we’re with friends, if we’re not with friends, we’re tackling our always-way-too-long to-do lists and while we’re doing that we’re Instagramming and Tweeting the bejesus out of all to make sure people know our lives have substance. But aren’t you tired? Don’t you wish you had a second to just breathe and be? I know I do. So I’ve decided to schedule down time into my week and ensure I devote that time to doing as little as I want. HELL YEAH!

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on March 2nd, 2015 1 Comment » Tags: ,

The No Bullshit Guide to Life Podcast

HELL YEAH! The latest episode of my podcast, The No Bullshit Guide to Life is now live. This week I’m talking about how to be an early bird. Do you wanna be an early rising badass who OWNS your day from start to finish? I give some tips. But I also stress how important it is to work with the way your body is wired. Have a listen and let me know what you think.

Please feel free to subscribe on iTunes and if you could rate it and write a review, I will owe you some huge hugs. Help me climb up those podcast rankings!

Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on March 1st, 2015 2 Comments » Tags: , ,

Feel the Force Field

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I’m entering a new chapter in my life career wise. I’m trying to step it up at every level, so I’m not just a boss, I’m a BAWSE. It involves me pushing myself, exploring new avenues, ensuring I’m always giving my very best (and a multitude of other little things that are probably too boring for me to write about here). But one of the main things is setting limits for myself, or expectations, if you will – a set of rules for the kind of behaviour I will allow in my life. I’m calling it my ‘Don’t Fuck With Me Force Field’ and lemme tell ya, the force is strong in this one.

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 25th, 2015 1 Comment » Tags:

Marathon Training Your Mind

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I can’t remember if I mentioned I’m running London Marathon this year, but there you have it, I am. I’ve kept it pretty low key ’cause really there’s nothing more boring than someone constantly banging on about marathon woes (and I say that as a runner). I’ve taken a head-down-get-on-with-it kind of approach which seems to be serving me well. I thought I’d drop in and leave a couple of wisdom nuggets that have come to me as I’ve run because yes, running is a total metaphor for life and my footsteps have led to some interesting thought bubbles of late.

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 23rd, 2015 4 Comments » Tags: ,

What Will People Think?

The latest episode of my podcast, The No Bullshit Guide to Life, is now live. HUZZAH! This week I’m talking about letting the opinions of others weight too heavily on your life. Have you ever been pondering over a decision you want to make and thought ‘what will people think?’ Then this episode is for you. Should others opinions factor in at all? Where do you draw the line? How do you step comfortably into your own decisions and stand firm in them? Have a listen and weigh in with your thoughts. Chat about it on Twitter using the #noBSPodcast hashtag and pretty please subscribe on iTunes and write a review.

Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 19th, 2015 No Comments » Tags: ,

Dealing With Your Baggage

Whoop, there it is! The latest episode of my podcast, The No Bullshit Guide to Life, is finally live. This week, I’m talking about dealing with your baggage – so necessary! Click above to listen and of course, I’d love it if you subscribed over on iTunes as well.

Let me know your thoughts.

Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 10th, 2015 1 Comment » Tags: , , ,

Review: Momo

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Since this year I’m all about diving in, doing different stuff, nurturing the soul, spending time with friends and generally doing shit that makes me happy, when I received an invitation to review Momo restaurant, I figured that ticked all the boxes and I would go ahead and indulge. ‘Cause you know what? I don’t tend to take myself out for swanky meals nearly as often as I should. So, if you fancy being fancy, read on.

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 9th, 2015 2 Comments » Tags: , , ,

Lazy Sunday Reads

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Kick your feet up. Chill out. Grab a cuppa. It’s time to catch up on some good reading matter. Here’s a little list of the good stuff I’ve read around the web this week.

Dating in the Hook Up Culture – for the other singletons out there, we already know it’s a minefield.

This is a great piece by Eddie Huang about getting his book ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ picked up as a sitcom on network television and the power of trying to stick to your truths in a system that’s stacked against you.

THIS about texting. All of this. Sometimes I just want us all to take our phones and dump them at the bottom of the ocean. They’re making us become assholes. Or at least highlighting our already asshole-ish tendencies. Or something.

Japanese people are losing interest in sex and it’s massively effecting their economy and the future of the country – this is a pretty fascinating read.

In Praise of Limits – I really like this piece. It’s short and sweet, but it gave me lots of food for thought. What limits would you put on yourself? I may set myself some and see if they prompt some positive changes.

Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 8th, 2015 1 Comment » Tags:

Dealing with Overwhelm

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I’ve realised recently that there’s a perception among my friends, associates, social media followers that I have my shit together. People seem to think I’m an endless stream of positive light who’s all rainbows and unicorns. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a lover of life and my tent is pitched very firmly in the ‘glass half full’ camp, but can I be all the way honest for a second? Sometimes shit gets really hard. Sometimes I get totally overwhelmed. Sometimes I wanna just curl up in bed with the covers over my head and pretend life ain’t happening for a bit. (Phew! That was a lot – glad I got that out there!) I’m coming out of a week where the level of overwhelm in my life was ridiculous, but it’s either gonna eat you up, or you’re gonna deal with it, so how have I bitch slapped overwhelm back down to regular grade ‘whelm’?

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 5th, 2015 17 Comments » Tags: ,

Monday Pep Talk

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Scared of Monday? Did you have that not in the pit of your stomach last night? Didn’t wanna get up? Want the world to drift away so you can enjoy those last lingering moments of your weekend?

Here’s the thing: either you think Monday’s a bitch or you make it YOUR bitch.

I vote for the latter.

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on January 26th, 2015 2 Comments » Tags: