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Kathleen is the adventurous writer behind Life by Kathleen. After having her first child, she realised that she wanted and needed better relationships with her friends. Finding ways to improve those friendships, set and achieve her goals, all while juggling motherhood, a career in marketing and a household.

Why You Need Different Types of Goals

2020-09-19T12:14:52+10:00

Please note this post may contain affiliate links. While clicking these links won’t cost you any extra money, I may earn a commission if you make a purchase. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I've done a lot of work on goal setting lately. And I've discovered there are a few different types of goals. And the types of goals can be broken down to make sure your goals are a success. So, there are a few different ways to classify goals. And I like to break them into two main categories, then break those down further [...]

Why You Need Different Types of Goals2020-09-19T12:14:52+10:00

The Secrets to Maintaining Adult Friendships

2020-09-03T15:51:22+10:00

Maintaining adult friendships can be difficult. It’s not like school, where you see each other every day. You actually have to put in some effort to keep them alive. I guess you could say adult friendships are like plants. You need to care for them. A little bit of this and a little bit of that to keep things just right. So here are my top secrets to maintaining adult friendships. Put in the effort Friendships are a two-way street. So that means you also have to put in some effort. Don’t sit around and wait for your friends to [...]

The Secrets to Maintaining Adult Friendships2020-09-03T15:51:22+10:00

The Best Time to Set Big Goals

2020-09-14T13:41:36+10:00

Most people only set themselves some new goals at the beginning of the year. There are a few others that use their birthday as the start of a new year. Both of these work, but there's another time that's great for goal setting. And that time is right now. But there’s a reason why we tend to set goals around milestone dates like the new year or a birthday. It’s because we like to break our lives down into chunks. Years, Quarters, months and weeks. We can't forget how many new things start on Mondays! The best time to set [...]

The Best Time to Set Big Goals2020-09-14T13:41:36+10:00

Finding your Purpose with Personality Tests

2020-08-30T16:06:38+10:00

Please note this post may contain affiliate links. While clicking these links won’t cost you any extra money, I may earn a commission if you make a purchase. I am currently in the throws of finding my purpose. I’m not sure I ever had one but it’s been a pretty constant theme appearing every month or so for the last year. Perhaps purpose should be my word for 2021? But learning more about your self through personality tests can shed some light and help you find your purpose. I’ll include my results in each one! Personality tests to help you [...]

Finding your Purpose with Personality Tests2020-08-30T16:06:38+10:00

7 Self-Improvement Podcasts You Need To Listen To

2020-08-29T20:59:58+10:00

Please note this post may contain affiliate links. While clicking these links won’t cost you any extra money, I may earn a commission if you make a purchase. I know it sounds a little bit lame, but I only really discovered podcasts in 2017. I’m not even sure what made me open the podcast app but I started with a podcast from Headspace. This was also during the throws of postnatal depression. Now that I’d found a podcast to listen to, I found some similar podcasts. And so began my road to devouring self-improvement related podcasts. A little note about [...]

7 Self-Improvement Podcasts You Need To Listen To2020-08-29T20:59:58+10:00

Goal Setting Mistakes We’ve All Made

2020-09-07T14:25:56+10:00

Setting and achieving goals can give your life direction and purpose. But there are a number of common goal setting mistakes that can keep your efforts from being fruitful. So if your goals are leaving you feeling uninspired and like you're not making any progress, you might be making one or more of these mistakes. Goal setting mistakes You’re selling too many goals Your goals aren’t specific You don’t measure your goals Your goals aren't attainable Your goals aren’t relevant Your goals don’t have a timeframe You don’t have accountability You don't have a why You don't have a plan [...]

Goal Setting Mistakes We’ve All Made2020-09-07T14:25:56+10:00

How a Word of the Year Can Help you Achieve Your Goals

2020-08-10T21:07:33+10:00

The first time I heard about a word of the year it was a light bulb moment. I found out about the idea via the Happier with Gretchen Ruben podcast. And I thought to myself, why am I setting all of these goals when I'd probably have more success with just one? What is a word of the year? A word, or phrase, of the year, is a guide for what you want to get out of the year or an area of your life that you want to focus on. It's a great way to set an intention for [...]

How a Word of the Year Can Help you Achieve Your Goals2020-08-10T21:07:33+10:00

My Favourite Tools for Goal Setting Success

2020-08-10T18:51:12+10:00

There are many ways to be successful when it comes to setting and achieving your goals. But some tools can make the whole process a whole lot easier and much more fun. There are three particular tools for goal setting that have really made a difference in my success. Write it down I think writing down your goals is probably one of the most well-known goal-setting tools. There are a lot of different statistics out there about it. But you are about 40% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. So if you only do one [...]

My Favourite Tools for Goal Setting Success2020-08-10T18:51:12+10:00

How to Stay Connected With Friends This Year

2020-09-16T20:53:58+10:00

I’m sure you know by now that I love a good girls night with my friends. But it’s been hard for all of us to catch up in the last few months. We’ve been keeping a list of things we want to do together when this period of our lives is over. In the meantime, I have been relying on technology to stay connected with friends. Snapchat We have our own Snapchat group. And while it can get a little confusing sometimes when there is more than one conversation happening, it’s been an excellent outlet for all of us. It [...]

How to Stay Connected With Friends This Year2020-09-16T20:53:58+10:00

A to Z of Self Care Ideas

2020-08-09T21:33:22+10:00

Please note this post may contain affiliate links. While clicking these links won’t cost you any extra money, I may earn a commission if you make a purchase. Self care. It’s one of those things you love or don’t really care for. I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan of the phrase. But I know I need to keep a few self care ideas up my sleeve. Aromatherapy You don’t have to have hippy tendencies to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy. There are many different ways you can use smells to shift or improve your mood. From wax melts [...]

A to Z of Self Care Ideas2020-08-09T21:33:22+10:00
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