Finding an hour to mix, apply and wash off a face mask sounds easy, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who prioritises work over self-care.
When I finally found some time to try out a face mask from brand new UK beauty brand Tsaka, I was glad I did.
So you’ve just been approached and asked to speak at an event.
I’m so happy for you! All those late nights writing blog posts, scheduling social media content and telling all your friends and family how much you know have finally paid off.
Now it’s time to present yourself in the best possible light on the day, here’s how:
Summer successes are built in the winter.
So as we approach what I like to call ‘stay low and build season’ (that season when it gets cold and people stop wanting to do things outside all the time, and everyone’s broke from all the summer shenanigans) here are five things to remember as you get ready to hibernate.
1. The guy who runs his own business from home and is sick of the sight of his bedroom
If he spends one more night working on his Mac until he falls asleep on top of it, he might just give up on his dream of building the next Facebook and go back to sales, so he leaves the house in his pyjamas, and finds a nearby coffee shop instead.
Most likely to say: “What’s the wifi password?”
Most likely to order: scrambled eggs with chorizo and field mushrooms, and four flat whites
1. I’m gonna look for my body yeah/ I’ll be back real soon
2. But you know that a king is only a man/ With flesh and bones, he bleeds just like you do
3. I tried to dance it away/ I tried to change it with my hair
4. But it’s hard when you only/ Got fans around and no fam around/ And if they are, then their hands are out/ And they pointing fingers
I’m the definition of an introvert; most comfortable in the corner of a room sipping a glass of Prosecco than in the middle of the dance floor, most suited to deep and meaningful one on one conversations than public speaking, and most used to being part of close, tight friendship circles than part of a larger gang.
I don’t want to make you feel uncomfortable, but you need to learn to do Afro-Caribbean hair.
That’s the hair that’s super curly, the hair you call “rough, tough and unmanageable,” the hair you pass on to someone else to deal with backstage at fashion shows, because you don’t know how.
Now is the time to learn.
2. Eat lunch that looks better than theirs and post it on Instagram with lots of heart eye emojis
3. Put your needs before theirs
4. Pay off your student loan
5. Think you’re the perfect weight
By the time I finish writing this article roughly 21 million tweets will have been sent.
Some of them will be from bloggers like me, shamelessly promoting their work, others will be witty one liners with Arthur memes attached to them, and others will be abuse, tweeted directly at specific users.
Here’s how you can keep sane, and still be active, on Twitter and other social media platforms.
1. Never side hustle when you’re supposed to be doing other things
One thing no one ever tells you about side hustling (working on a business venture outside your day job) is that you still have to make sure you give your best performance in every other area of your life. You still have to over deliver at work, be an awesome parent and be there for your friends.