You would not believe the number of amazing opportunities that came my way a mere few weeks after making my vision board. Whether you believe in the theories behind manifestation or not, a visual reminder each morning to get up and work on your goals will inherently make your goals more tangible.
Here’s what happens when you make a vision board (in my experience):
…which you don’t always get the opportunity to sit down and do.
You can approach your vision board in one of two ways. You can make a short-term (yearly) vision board or a long term one…
Nothing has changed my life more than setting ambitious goals and actively working towards them.
It is so, so easy to coast through life, following the path set before us through our boss, societal norms, or even our own complacency. However, I promise you, when you set an ambitious goal and slowly see yourself achieving what is needed to eventually get it, your life will change forever.
Your dream life is yours and yours only. There is no universal dream life.
Yours could be filled with plenty of time for the family or frequent traveling. …
We all know that investing our money is a good idea. But there are so many reasons young people have put off investing their money or decided it’s not for them.
Whether they don’t have enough money to invest, they’re risk-averse or just have never spoken to someone in real life that invests their money. There are plenty of reasons we don’t invest, but there are so many more reasons why we should.
And the way the maths goes, the earlier, the better so I started at age 20.
When I wrote my yearly goals at the beginning of 2021…
Almost any experience in life, when reflected on, can produce a long list of lessons. When I reflected on the UK lockdown, I thought of 16 money lessons:
When you move out of your family home, you are given the opportunity to stop and reflect on the financial attitudes of your adolescence and how the increased responsibility of renting your own property has provided a new sense of perspective when approaching personal finances.
When I lived with my parents, I did not even give a second thought to what happened when I flicked switches on and plugged things in.
While couples benefit from economies of scale when it comes to their finances, costs can add up quickly when you’re in a relationship. However, achieving your financial goals as a couple is still possible, by making simple swaps. By drinking less alcohol and making the most of the great outdoors, you can accelerate your savings to achieve those financial milestones together, as a team.
Hobbies are well worth the money you spend on them. They’re fantastic for your mental health and overall contribute to creating your identity outside your 9–5 which is important for everyone.
However, you will have hobbies…
Luxury is not a treat afforded exclusively to millionaires. It is a state of mind and the result of thoughtful curation of objects and intentional habits. By investing in your atmosphere through delicate sifting at the thrift store and creating magic every day, you will lead a life of luxury and opulence without living above your means.
The best way to create luxury in your life is to stop buying the things you do not care about to fit in…
The pandemic has negatively affected us all, and not necessarily by University students the worse. However, the impact on University students is a relatively undocumented one.
Here in the UK, University education is not compulsory, and so it is not treated with the same severity as primary and secondary school education. However, we are still grouped into the category of education, and therefore had our place of study closed down during the first lockdown.
While those who were not working had the furlough scheme, whereby they would receive 80% of their income while not working, we students had almost the…
At the beginning of 2020, I set out to read 36 books in total. With the idea that I could read 3 books a month, or one book every 10 days. Using Goodreads to track the books I read, I can see that while I did not reach that goal, I did read 27, which is the most I have ever read in a year.
If you read any of the same books, I would love to know your thoughts. This will be in chronological order of when I read them. A 3-star book is a solid good book for…
If you look around, more and more students are setting up side-hustles by selling handmade items on Etsy or picking up casual shifts in the shops.
Often, income streams or side hustles are presented online to be extravagant, entrepreneurial ventures when, in reality, anyone can have a side hustle or second income stream, no matter your entrepreneurial capabilities.
The average millionaire has 7 income streams. This does not mean millionaires should be the only ones to have multiple income streams, quite the contrary. Students or those generally with less access to money should be taking advantage of the benefits of…
Although not for everyone, the new year can be the perfect reason to implement some new habits and routines. There is something about the luxury and excessiveness of the holidays that perfectly suit a period of discipline and action.
Such resolutions can take the form of anything from budgeting to friend-making. Ultimately, just picking two or three of these resolutions will make for some more effective goal setting.
An investigation researching the effects of reading on those suffering from depression arrived at the conclusion that reading is a “stimulating, meaningful, challenging activity which at once helped them to relax, putting…