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19th September 2017

How to Succeed in Your Life and In Your Career

When you want to succeed in life, you need to be at the top of your game. You need to feel confident in your own skin, you need to be energised, and you need to get your goals accomplished. Succeeding in life means balancing your ambitions with our social ties and your hobbies. A fulfilled life is one that satisfies your needs and gives you purpose on all fronts. It takes a lot of effort, but if you want to succeed in your life and your career, here is how:

 

  1. It Starts with You

If you want to take on the world, you’ll need to be fully prepared. Start with a healthy diet. You need to have a natural energy that can get you through the day if you want to be able to do everything you want to. You cannot rely solely on caffeine to get you through the day – not only is the crash inevitable, but it is also not good for you. Have a regular schedule so that your body can adjust and know how much energy you need, eat right, and get enough sleep at night. Energy is the secret to having it all, and having it naturally is how you’ll manage it.

vegetables in a bowl by the window - eat well for success

  1. Project an Image of Success

This tip is more for your career. When you want to succeed in this world, you need to act like you will succeed. Dress the part and play the part. This includes everything from wearing smart clothes to having your makeup done or having clear skin. If you truly want to succeed, feel comfortable. There are clothes we feel great in that make us look great too. Wear comfortable Shreddies underwear and never experience an embarrassing moment in the boardroom or with a client. Be the success you dream of being.

Professional woman sitting at a desk working on a laptop

  1. Take Small Steps

When you look at your overall goal, you might find it to be daunting. Break that goal down into smaller goals that you can easily accomplish. These smaller goals will act as stepping stones that will bring you steadily closer to your dream. Don’t try to overdo it and don’t try to take on too much at once – you don’t want to burn out, and you want to be sure you are able to and ready to take the next step towards your goal.

 

  1. Be Honest and Genuine

Whatever your goal in life, you need to have close friends and family. A good way to balance your career ambition with your friends is to have a routine with them. Meeting up with them once a week for a specific amount of time – even if it’s just Sunday brunch – will allow you to catch up on their lives and keep you in the loop.

dinner party

Succeeding in both your life and in your career means making time for everything. You don’t need to be the youngest person to “make it” in your field. Take the time to reach your goal so that you can make time for the ones you care about and for the other hobbies that interest you.

This is a collaborative post

Re-organised Kaycee’s And Ella’s Bedroom

Re-organised Bedroom

Kaycee’s and Ella’s bedroom was starting to annoy me again. We got rid of the bunk beds when Nanny gave us two single beds. We thought it would be harder to get messy if they had less floor space.

It didn’t work!

The constant messy bedroom has been a source of annoyance for both Ant and myself for a long time now and we’d had enough.
After a trip to Chatsworth farm in the summer, the girls started asking for a pet Guinea Pig. Ant said they could have a Guinea pig if they could prove to us that they could commit to something for a long time.
He suggested that if they commit to keeping their bedroom clean until next Spring, they could have a Guinea pig.

Decorating

We were going to re-decorate their room this year because it’s still magnolia from when we moved in, but I want to wait now and see how well they can keep it clean.
They had a brand new carpet when we moved in, but you wouldn’t know if you looked at it now! There are pen marks, dried slime and a whole host of other stains on it.
When we’re ready to get a new one, I”m going to check out https://www.ibflooring.com/carpets/. I need a carpet that can stand up to the challenges of two messy, soon to be teenage girls!

New Wardrobes

To help them, I decided to re-organise their room. I bought cheap canvas wardrobes from eBay and boxes to create loads more storage than they had with the wooden wardrobe and plastic drawers.

re-organised bedroom - canvas wardrobes

Now they have enough space in the wardrobe for all their clothes and Ella has a set of drawers for her school clothes. The top drawer has her underwear in then the other drawers are marked Monday to Friday and each drawer has a set of school clothes. We are trying to get her to be more organised in the mornings as well as in her bedroom!

Kaycee;s and Ella's re-organised bedroom

Kaycee didn’t want her drawers for her school clothes so she’s used them for her school work instead.

Kaycee's and Ella's re-organised bedroom

Kaycee;s and Ella's re-organised bedroom

We’ve had to reduce the number of books they could keep. There isn’t room in there anymore to have 3 bookcases. We’re not getting rid of them, they’re in shopping bags at the top of the stairs for the moment. We now have to find somewhere to store them!

Kaycee;s and Ella's re-organised bedroom

Kaycee's desk

They now have a reward chart where they put a star on each day if their room remains tidy and their beds are made every morning. They will get a Guinea pig if they fill this chart with stars 🙂

reward chart
Kaycee hadn’t put her star on yet as she was at Guides

It feels so good to walk into their re-organised room now. I bought lots of plastic storage boxes so hopefully, Ella won’t have any excuse not to put things away!

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