The Happiness Planner 2022

The Happiness Planner 2022 Review

The Happiness Planner brand:

Launched in 2015, The Happiness Planner was the first planner brand that started incorporating CBT & NLP techniques into beautiful everyday agendas, helping you tap into the power of your subconscious mind and learn to reframe the way you look at things.

What’s in the box:

The Happiness Planner 2022 box

    • Planner
    • Review & reflections booklet
    • Stickers
    • Planner drawstring bag

I pre-ordered my 2022 planner in early October, thankfully it arrived just in time for Christmas 2021. The total cost was £51.00 including tax and shipping costs.

(The cost will vary depending on your location.)

The Happiness Planner Review:

The Happiness Planner 2022 & 2021

For 2021, I used the planner on the left. Personally, I was not a fan of the rough material. Whenever I would clean it, the colour of the cover would fade away. I tried my very best to avoid that but it really was challenging. Cover aside, the planner itself is brilliant.

This year, I’m so glad that the brand have gone with a smooth cover. It might seem like such a minor thing, but it truly is something that matters to the overall quality of the planner.

I’ve been using The Happiness Planner for the past 3 years – it’s safe to say I’ve not been disappointed. The daily pages are hands down my favourite feature.

Every person is different, I genuinely enjoy having one place to write about my reflections, schedule, meals and to-do’s. For me it just makes sense having all that information in one planner.

The past year has been especially difficult with the pandemic continuing. Which can make time feel like a blur. I’m a firm believer that using a planner and journals can significantly improve your mental wellbeing.

Thankfully, having a planner with daily inspirational quotes and room to write my reflections for the day helped me cope with the stress of last year. I also managed to achieve my goals, both personal and professional, in 2021 with the help of this planner. 🎉

I hope you all enjoyed my review and have a wonderful start to 2022.

Click here to see what else The Happiness Planner offers.

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Kind Culture turns 5!

It’s my 5 year Blogiversary! 🎉

I really can’t believe that it’s been 5 years since I launched Kind Culture. It’s been a process of trial and error over the years. I’ve learnt and grown so much.

In the last year , I had to take a break from blogging. While I would post here and there, my attention was focussed on my health. I was working non-stop and was definitely starting to experience burn out, and it had taken it’s toll on my health both physically and mentally. Taking a break from blogging definitely eased up the work load.

Now in lockdown, I had a lot more time on my hands to look at the blog with a fresh pair of eyes and work towards the best version of the blog that I possibly can. And of course the best version of myself. Of course, I can’t just say that I’m gonna be the best version of myself, without making changes. In the last month, I’ve been updating the Kind Culture visual design across the site and on my social media in time for this milestone. I cannot wait to get started on all the new projects that I’ve got planned.

Thank you so much to everyone who has been supporting me over the past 5 years, I genuinely appreciate it all. 💖

🚨GIVEAWAY ALERT 🚨

To celebrate Kind Culture turning 5, I’m collaborating with Alchemy Oils for a fab giveaway. Those of you that having been reading Kind Culture for a while will know that I absolute love their products. The brand is cruelty-free, paraben free, sulphate free and vegan.  Alchemy Oils uses plant-based oils and a holistic, Ayurvedic approach to hair care focussing on treating the scalp and root of your hair. Best of all? The brand is suitable for ALL hair types. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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How to win: 

1) Like the competition picture on insta 
2) Follow @kindcultureuk + @alchemyoils 
3) Tag a friend in the insta post.
 
And for a bonus entry: 
1) Share the insta post on your story
2) Tag @kindcultureuk + @alchemyoils in your story
Simples. There’s no limit to the entries. 
 
One winner will be announced by 12th June at 3pm (BST). The winner gets a pick of one FREE full size Alchemy Oils hair remedy or brow remedy. Please note the giveaway is open to UK entrants only – sorry to all my readers from outside the UK. 
 
I hope you all are keeping well and safe in lockdown. Keep following my blog for more reviews, guides, offers and giveaways to come. 🙂

Don’t forget to comment, share and follow.

 
– Sonam x
 

P.S: Check out my Alchemy Oils reviews here. 

Good Vibes, Good Life - Vex King

Good Vibes, Good Life Review

Hey peeps 🙂

How have you all been?

So much has been going on since I last posted in April. Initially, I consciously decided to not work on my blog because of a course that I was doing. Once I had completed the course I realised that I was burnt out and hadn’t given myself time to recharge. I cannot stress the importance of putting yourself first, especially when you feel like you’re perpetually exhausted and truthfully I had been feeling that way for a while.

While I was taking a break from blogging, I read Vex King’s ‘Good Vibes, Good Life’ book in one weekend (so you can probably tell how I feel about the book)

Scroll on down to read my review!

Who is Vex King?

Vex King is a mind coach, a writer and a lifestyle entrepreneur who fuses his natural business acumen and creative knack for the arts with a philosophical mindset, spiritual wisdom and faith in a positive attitude to achieve success.

As an optimist, visionary and philanthropist, Vex is the owner and founder of the Bon Vita lifestyle brand – a platform which delivers empowering perspectives, spiritual wisdom, practical solutions, inspirational stories, life lessons and more. Vex is using his positive influence to spread Good Vibes Only so that people can unlock their full potential and demonstrate greatness in all areas of their life.

I’d been following Vex King for a few years on both Twitter and Instagram (@vexking) as I found his content both motivational and relatable. It’s definitely worth following him.

Good Vibes, Good Life

When I bought the book, I couldn’t put it down – I managed to read the entire book in one weekend! I thoroughly enjoyed it on so many levels. One thing that stood out to me the most was the authenticity of the book, the entire book is filled with the authors’ anecdotes which made the advice much more personable and relatable.

The book takes a more practical approach in terms of addressing the issues, trauma and habits that can bring you down in life as opposed to simply ‘being positive’. Chapters like ‘Check your own behaviour’, ‘Your mentality is your reality’ and ‘Lessons will repeat themselves’ not only provide great advice but give tips to unlearn our individual toxicity.

Self-love, or the lack thereof, is central to understanding how our lives are effected by our mentality, behaviour and actions. The references to Philosophical concepts made the points in the book all the more valid and personally aligned with my own beliefs. Like Manifest Now by Idil Ahmed, this book doesn’t focus on religion but rather is grounded in spirituality which is accessible for anyone.

As I mentioned before, I was feeling completely burnt out from blogging, working full-time and maintaining a balance in life. It was important to step back and acknowledge where I was going wrong (i.e not taking time out for myself). Reading this book has empowered and given me reassurance that it’s okay to prioritize myself and provided a new perspective on self-love.

I’d love to know your thoughts on my Good Vibes, Good Life review. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did. ☺

Get your copy of Good Vibes, Good Life here. Don’t forget to comment, share and follow.

 

– Sonam x

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Manifest Now - Idil Ahmed

Manifest Now Review

Hey everyone,

How has your first two weeks of 2019 been so far?

As this is my first post of the year, I wanted to it be useful for everyone that has set themselves some goals for the year and keep the momentum going if you feel like you could be slipping already.

Like most of you, I got fed up of reading the ‘New Year, New Me’ tweets and updates. The way that I look at it the New Year should be a time for you to reflect on how to improve on yourself with the way that you already are and be in harmony with yourself. (Instead of comparing yourself to someone else and wanting to be a whole new person.)

This review is on a book that I’ve wanted to share for such a long time, but honestly, it felt right sharing the review now as at the start of 2019.

Who is Idillionaire & Idil Ahmed?

Idillionaire is a Lifestyle brand and Consulting firm that infuses the essence and power of truth and positivity, to those who seek. Providing inner development and ‘spiritual intelligence’ for the mind-body and spirit. A Universal platform dedicated towards the healthy evolution of souls; supporting expansion, consciousness, creativity and growth in business, art, fashion and culture. Acting as an extension to both humans and industries; Idillionaire bonds corporations, brands and most importantly, people with a heightened state of purposeful, profitable flow.

I actually came across Idil Ahmed’s account @idillionaire quite a few years ago through her inspiring posts on social media and had followed her Twitter and Instagram ever since. (I would definitely recommend her accounts, if you haven’t already came across it).

Manifest Now

I bought the book in the summer and been reading it this whole time. It’s needless to say that when you keep going back to a book that you thoroughly enjoy it.

Overall, the book is grounded in spiritual, mental and physical growth. As a whole, it is an easy read, covering aspects of life that people typically want to improve on.

I  enjoyed the focus on spiritual energy that you put out, and being in harmony with yourself as opposed to being spiritual in a religious sense. Sometimes I’ve read books that occasionally mix the two meaning that you have to understand the religious context before reading the content. Thankfully here it’s pretty simple to follow through regardless of your personal beliefs, journey etc. It seems applicable to anyone that is willing to take the step forward to manifest and work towards their goals in life.

Personally, I felt that the last few chapters are the best. From the ‘Release It’ techniques to literally help you learn how to cope with situations that you struggle with or unlearn toxic behaviour patterns that are damaging for ourselves. To the ‘Think It’ techniques that help you stay focussed and the ‘Affirm It’ chapters with its empowering affirmations that ensure that we are not only aligning our thoughts and energy but also being kind to ourselves.

I’d love to know your thoughts on this book, if you’ve read it. And if you haven’t, it’ll be nice to know what you think about my Manifest Now review and whether you’d read it. I hope you love it as much as I do.

Get your copy of Manifest Now here .  Don’t forget to comment, share and follow.

 

– Sonam x

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Femna Relax Tea Review

Hey guys, how are you all doing?

Did you know that over the past year, 74% of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope (Mental Health Foundation). Lately, I’ve fallen into the habit of completely stressing out, panicking and feeling burnt out in the past 4-5 months and while I’ve bounced back, all of that stress has been its toll on my physical health. Strangely enough, this week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the main topic that they discuss is stress.

I get irregular periods due to stress and at times I get bloated and sensitive to many foods that it’s not only effected my confidence but my routine too. Generally, I drink green tea to help with the bloating but I felt that it wasn’t working as well as it normally would due to the problems that I face with my periods. I’ve spent more time working on self-care, i.e making sure that I’m spending more time focussing on my health and making time to relax. During this time, I got an email about this wonderful brand that makes teas specifically for womens health, so of course I had to try this out and write a review for you all.

A little about Femna…

Femna was founded by Maxie and Emily, two young and committed social entrepreneurs based in Berlin, Germany that share a passion for women’s well-being. They believe that ailments like menstrual cramps, PMS, cycle fluctuations and menopause discomfort need not be tackled with popping pills all the time. The range of natural alternatives is huge and effective, giving women the opportunity to feel good, naturally.

Femna offer the best natural products possible to make women’s lives easier by helping women maintain a healthy lifestyle, and education around various stages of life.

Femna Relax Tea ☕✨

Lavender can help you unwind so the world won’t look so overwhelming. Nature’s passion flower is made of perfect concentric circles which radiate calmness and peace. Lemon balm and tansy help you to let go of unwanted stress and Chamomile comforts your organs from all the negative energy that might surround you.

The Relax Tea is priced at 11.90 for 50g, which roughly makes 25-30 cups of tea. This tea is not recommended for women during pregnacy and lactation.

How to make

Drink as a regime for a few weeks with 2-3 cups a day and use 2 teaspoon per 200ml boiling water, cover (so you don’t lose the essential oils) leave to brew for 8-12 minutes.

Review

Let me get straight to the point – it was love at first sip! The aroma of the tea itself is soothing, you can smell the blend of the lavender and passion flower. As the relax tea is a loose tea, the smells and taste are more prominent than your normal cuppa.

I’ve never drank anything with passion flower or rose before and I am not complaining, it really adds a gentle touch to the tea. You can taste the chamomile in there, but personally I think that I could feel the calming effects of the chamomile more than you can taste it.

So far so good, I generally feel less bloated in the past few week that I’ve tried the tea and overall my body feels relaxed. As a result of my body feeling more relaxed, I don’t panic as much as I have done in the past, I definitely feel that this tea has been working on helping me to relax. This feels like a natural, more cleaner way of dealing with everything without worrying about any extreme negative side effects. Of course not every girl and woman experiences the same symptoms or problems which is why Femna have a whole range of teas designed to suit you at whatever stage you’re at in life.

Femna itself is amazing, I’m always for supporting a brand that helps women talk openly about their health without feeling any kind of stigma which is why I’ve tried my best to be as open about my personal health with you all. Thank you to the lovely ladies at Femna for sending me this brilliant tea.

Click here to check out the different ranges available at Femna (I’ve got a 10% discount for all my lovely readers – use the code:  SONAMFEMNA) ♥

Before you leave, don’t forget to check out the fabulous Feminist Mug range, like the one below, from GearBubble. ☺

I hope you all enjoyed my review. Don’t forget to comment, share and subscribe for more reviews and exclusive discounts ✨

The problem with positivity

Happy Sunday everyone! ☺

I hope you all have had a wonderful week. In the past few months, I’ve seen a lot of bloggers I follow open up and discuss how they’re feeling which inspired this post. I’m sure many of you can relate to this post.

The problem with positivity

For a while, I’ve felt that the positivity I try to put out there on social media, this blog and generally in life was not balanced. Many of us post messages of positivity to motivate one another on social media but are not able to fully embrace it in reality. I for one have been guilty of this. But this issue with positivity, namely only putting out positive content, is equally as damaging as being completely negative. For me, an overload of positivity creates an imbalance resulting in not being able to fully cope and deal with the negativity in my life.

Neglecting the negativity made me become more sensitive to it and I found myself constantly living up to high standards. Which, frankly, can be exhausting at times.  Don’t get me wrong, I still believe that it’s extremely important to improve yourself and strive to be a better person, but it’s equally important to not be harsh on yourself.

How I’ve tried to overcome it

Part of becoming an adult is learning how to take what life throws at you and how to handle that with grace. Whether that be addressing problems with your personal life, work, education, relationships and so on. Addressing the negativity in my life and trying to tackle it has worked much better for me than merely consuming positive content. Deconstructing the underlying issues that I have from the way I handle situations, toxic people and so on has given me a newfound perspective on life. It’s given me the chance to grow. As I’ve gotten older, I find that balancing the positives and negatives in life, and paying equal attention to both has been best for growth. Examining my life more closely has made all the difference.

I would love to know what your thoughts are on this, and if any of you have felt this way.

I hope you enjoyed my post.  Don’t forget to comment, share and follow.

– Sonam x

PS: If you haven’t already, check out my latest review on the Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisteriser.

Things Everyone Should Know About Mental Health & Wellbeing at Work

Happy Monday everyone! ☺

I hope you all are well. Now I know the last thing that you want to think about is work when you finish the day, but I think it’s important to acknowledge and understand these important pointers about your mental wellbeing in the workplace.

So here are ‘Things Everyone Should Know About Mental Health & Wellbeing at Work’.

Things Everyone Should Know About Mental Health & Wellbeing at Work

Your place of work shouldn’t be a place you dread going to, and if you do, it’s probably a sign that your mental health and wellbeing is being worn down gradually by what you experience there. That doesn’t have to be the case though. These days, issues relating to mental health are becoming highlighted more than ever, meaning many employers are now taking these issues seriously.

There are lots of things you can do to make sure that you care for your mental health at work, but it might mean making some changes to your general working habits and routines. But in the end, this will be more than worthwhile because you’ll be happier and more contented at work. Read on to learn more about this important issue; everyone should know about all of these things.

 

Remember That Your Employer Has a Duty of Care

Every business that employs people has a duty of care to those people. That means that if you feel like your business is mistreating you or not fulfilling their duty of care in some way, you should take action. That could even mean taking legal action if the problems you’re experiencing are really bad. There’s no need to simply accept poor practices by your employer.

 

Don’t be Afraid to Talk to Your Boss About Stress

Stress is the major mental health problems that people experience at work, and it’s not hard to see why. When you have a huge pile of work on your desk to get through the end of the day, it piles on the pressure and puts you through the ringer. You don’t want to be stressed every day because that leads to other mental health problems such as anxiety. Don’t hesitate to talk to your boss about the stress you’re experience because they might be able to cut your workload for you.

 

Pursue Training Opportunities and Watch Your Confidence Rise

One great way to make you feel better about your work is to make the most of the training and learning opportunities that come your way. When you make the most of such changes, you will improve your career, improve your skills and make yourself more employable going forward. It could eventually help you to clinch a promotion later in your career, and your confidence will grow continually. That will help your mental health because your attitude to your work will be more positive.

 

Don’t Accept Illegal Bullying Practices

If you feel like you’re the victim of bullying in the workplace, you shouldn’t feel like this is something that just has to be accepted. On the contrary, you are entitled to have those responsible disciplined and potentially fired because workplace bullying is against the law. Take action and report your problem at the first opportunity, and do it again each time something happens.

 

Learn How to Take Constructive Criticism the Right Way

One thing that can really damage your mental health is criticism if you take it in the wrong way. Of course, it’s the job of your superiors to make sure that the criticism they offer is always constructive and helpful. But some people can even take constructive criticism in the wrong kind of way. Be sure to always look for the positives in the negatives and use it as a motivator to get better and achieve more going forward. That way, you’ll take the criticism the right way.

 

Understand What HR Can Do For You

The human resources department of the company you work for is there for a reason. Its job is to make the relationships between the company and the people who work for it as smooth and positive as possible. It’s up to you to go to them and ask them what they do for you though because they probably won’t come to you and offer up their services. But there are lots of things that they can help you with, so it’s worth exploring what’s on offer.

 

When You Have the Chance to Get Involved in Decision-Making, Go For It

This is one positive way in which you can improve your own confidence and self-esteem. Employees always feel more valued and respected when they’re made part of the decision-making process. So, whenever the chance for you to do this comes alone, don’t be afraid to jump in and make the most of it. You will quickly find that you feel more invested in your work and what you do each day when you’re involved in calling the shots.

 

If Your Company Has an EAP, Make Use of It

 

These days, many companies have EAPs in place. That stands for Employee Assistance Programmes. They are focused on helping you out when you have specific needs that can’t be taken care of inside the business. An external company will usually provide the EAP services to the company, and then people like you can take advantage of those services. It’s a nice way in which the company can be there for you when you need help and assistance with specific issues.

 

Take Time Off When You Need It

If there are occasions when you need some time off, don’t be afraid to take that time off. If stress or depression or any other mental health issue is getting you down and making it impossible for you to do your job, take the time off. You should be entitled to sick pay, so you don’t need to lose out as much as you might think. There’s no sense pushing through and doing work when you’re not in the right or healthy frame of mind for it.

There are few things more important than your mental health, so don’t take shortcuts when it comes to how you care for yours at work. If you allow yourself to ignore this issue, you will damage your mental health and make yourself unhappy. There’s no need for that because people are becoming more aware of mental health issues at work each day.

I hope you all enjoyed this contribed post on ‘Things Everyone Should Know About Mental Health & Wellbeing at Work’ ☺

I have another post coming out tomorrow, so be sure to check it out guys! ♥

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10 inspirational podcasts for women

Happy International Women’s Day to all my ladies out there ♥

I hope you all are having a fabulous day just being you and forever slaying. Last week, I wrote a post about my current favourite podcasts, and I got a great response. Since then, I have been binge-listening to some more podcasts that I wanted to share with you all. Side note – I think binge-listening is going to be the new binge-watching for me this year.

So for International Womens Day, I thought it would be great to share some more podcasts with you all specifically to keep all you ladies inspired, motivated and entertained. There’s a variety of podcasts here to inspire you in every way possible!

10 Inspirational podcasts for women

1 | She Means Business Podcast with Carrie Green – Carrie Greens’ podcast, based on her book of the same name, brings out your entrepreneurial side. This podcast features female guests that share their success stories and experiences with their ventures, providing further insight and advice to help you get going on whatever business you want. The episodes can be between 20 minutes – 50 minutes.

2 | The Receipts Podcast –  These London based ladies are hilarious, fun, and unapologetically honest (I love it!). From discussing everyday topics that all women can relate to and just having a good honest chat about current issues.  Their episodes are normally between 1 hour – 2 hours.

3 | SherniCast – (I’ve mentioned this in an earlier post.) SherniCast is a podcast run by Canadian based vlogger and actress Navpreet Banga. Navpreet’s podcasts focus on spirituality, mental wellbeing and motivation and she sometimes speaks in both English and Punjabi. Whenever she does post a new episode on her podcast, I always try to take the time out to listen because I find her talks on motivation to be so genuine and uplifting. Each episode can be between 8 minutes – 20 mintutes.

4 | 2 Dope Queens –  I’ve only recently discovered this podcast run by American based Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams. These two comedians and best friends discuss anything and everything from stories about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and so on. Their honesty is so refreshing, I’m sure you’ll love it too. The episodes can be anything between 10 minutes – 1 hour 20 minutes.

5 | Goal Digger – This podcast is run by Jenna Kutcher, a Wisconsin based photographer, podcaster, and educator with big dreams. Jenna’s podcast covers business, travel, personal lifestyle, from social media marketing strategies, to opening up about her fears, Jenna’s podcast is so refreshingly raw. Each episode can be between 8 minutes – 50 minutes

6 | Radio Cherry Bombe – This podcast is completely different compared to most that I know of; it features interviews of various women in the food industry, like food stylists, about their careers. What I find interesting is that the podcasts features women working behind the scenes of the food industry, that unfortunately don’t always get the credit that they deserve. The episodes are usually between 30 minutes – 1 hour.

7 | Girlboss Radio – Again I’ve also mentioned this in my current favourite list, but it’s worth mentioning here too since everything in this podcast is relevant for women. The Girlboss Radio, run by the Girlboss Sophia Amoruso, covers a wide range of topics that all women can relate to as well as topics that we could always learn more about; finance, wellbeing, beauty, work and so on. The episodes can be anything between 25 minutes – 1 hour.

8 | On Being with Krista Trippett – This is a philosophical podcast that I recently discovered run by Krista Tippett. Although this podcast is not exclusively a podcast for women, I still think that it’s important to get into the philosophical and introspective mood, learn about unique people with their own philosophy on different aspects of our life. Each episode runs for roughly 1 hour – 1 hour 30 minutes.

9 | Cha Da Cup with KayRay – Again, I have mentioned this in one of my other posts. KayRay is a Canadian based actress, model, vlogger that hosts her own show and podcast called Cha Da Cup with KayRay (Cup of Tea with KayRay). I’ve been following KayRay for a while now and I can’t get enough of her sassy interviews, she mainly covers topics on issues in South Asian cultures, interviews key figures of South Asian descent, but also keeps her podcasts and interviews very lighthearted. The interviews are normally between 40 minutes – 45 minutes.

10 | Fat Mascara – This one is for all of my makeup lovers out there, I actually discovered this the other day as I did a quick google search to see if there are any makeup podcasts and voilà. Beauty editors, Jess & Jenn share the industry’s latest news and their inside access along with candid stories of their beauty adventures, from celebrity interviews and freaky new facials to miracle products and epic beauty fails. Each week, they also get advice from their favorite people in the beauty business, including influencers, makeup artists, hair stylists, and more. The episodes can be anything between 30 minutes – 1 hour 30 minutes.

In case you still have yet to buy some flowers for Mother’s Day, I would recommend you buy some stunning bouquets from Floom, they offer same day delivery in London! ☺

Don’t forget to comment, share and follow.

 

– Sonam x

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My current favourite podcasts

Happy Tuesday everyone, how has your week been going so far? ☺

It’s been such a little while since I’ve done a post on things that inspire me. From time to time, I love listening to podcasts while working as I find that it really helps me stay motivated, inspires creativity and generally keeps me from procrastinating. There I some that I have been listening to for years and a few that I have been listening to in the past year or so. I hope you all enjoy this list of my current favourite podcasts.

My current favourite podcasts 📻 🎧

1 | Partially Examined Life – The Partially Examined Life is a U.S based podcast and blog  is run by Mark Linsenmayer, Seth Paskin, Wes Alwan and Dylan Casey. As a Philosophy student, I would listen to the Partially Examined Life podcast for inspiration on my work and generally for better insight into my course; even after graduating, I still listen to the thought provoking and witty podcasts. It’s a great podcast for those of you that have a keen interest in Philosophy, and are just generally curious to learn more without having to do all the reading.

2 | Cha Da Cup with KayRay –  KayRay is a Canadian based actress, model, vlogger that hosts her own show and podcast called Cha Da Cup with KayRay (Cup of Tea with KayRay). I’ve been following KayRay for a while now and I can’t get enough of her sassy interviews, she mainly covers topics on issues in South Asian cultures, interviews key figures of South Asian descent, but also keeps her podcasts and interviews very lighthearted.

3 | SherniCast – SherniCast is a podcast run by Canadian based vlogger and actress Navpreet Banga. Navpreet is more well known for her videos on fitness and comedy sketches on YouTube, but she occasionally posts episodes for her podcast, one thing that I love about her podcasts are that they focus on spirituality, mental wellbeing and motivation and she sometimes records episodes in both English and Punjabi. Whenever she does post a new episode on her podcast, I always try to take the time out to listen because I find her talks on motivation to be so genuine and heartfelt.

4 | Girlboss Radio – And of course, my ultimate favourite is the Girlboss Radio, run by the Girlboss Sophia Amoruso. This podcast, much like the newsletter, covers a wide range of topics that all women can relate to as well as topics that we could always learn more about; finance, wellbeing, beauty, work and so on. There are many different guests that are part of the podcasts and there is honestly so much to learn from them all.

I hope you guys enjoyed my little list of my current favourite podcasts, I’d love to know what kind of podcasts you all listen to. Don’t forget to comment below to let me know what your thoughts are! ☺

CGD London – Getting Things Done Kit Review

Hi everyone,

How is your week going so far? ☺

Now that we’re coming to the end of January, or what feels like the longest month ever, it can get difficult to keep working towards your goals and stay on track. Truthfully, I am one of those people, I haven’t been sticking to all of my little goals but I’ve been trying to be as productive as possible. Which is why I wanted to share this post about a planner set that I’ve been using for almost a week, because I can’t be the only person feeling this way (I hope lol) and to show you a productivity kit aimed at women.

Who are CGD London?

“We’re women just like you, thinking outside the box on ways to work smarter, not harder.” – CGD London, About page

CGD London was founded in 2017, and is an off-shoot of careergirldaily.com, an award-winning career website  providing support and advice by like-minded career girls specifically for women –  I actually blogged about Career Girl Daily earlier this month; 5 Motivational Newsletters for Women. CGD London believe that the key to a successful life is in a great plan, and help get it done by designing and building products to help you do just that.

The Getting Things Done Kit:

The Getting Things Done Kit is a limited edition kit designed to help you get things done – it’s pretty much in the name. There’s plenty of room to write, set daily goals and keep you on schedule making sure that you’re as organized and productive as possible. Inside the kit, are a Getting Things Done Planner, The Ultimate Week Plan, a Getting Things Done rose gold engraved pen and a sticker sheet. It’s usually priced at £70, but the kit is currently on sale for £35.99.

Review:

1. Getting Things Done Planner

The Getting Things Done planner is an A5 planner made of vegan-friendly leather and there is plenty of space to fill out as much as you need to within the daily pages. One thing that I must admit that I do love is the daily reminder for self-care, exercise, drinking water and space to make note of what you’ve eaten during the day, I feel like it’s been helping me keep track of the little things that tend to get overlooked when prioritising tasks over taking care of myself.

So far… so good, I’ve only been using this for about a week, but this planner has definitely helped me stay productive and it’s generally easy to use.

2. The Ultimate Week Plan

The Ultimate Week Plan is an A4 notepad with enough space to write down your main tasks and goals for the week. The layout is simple and clean, which is perfect as you can make it your own and use it as a basis for your personal goals, studying or tasks for work. I’ve been using this template to help map out my week and just stuck it on my fridge as a reminder, having the week plan separate from the planner has been easier than flipping back the pages to the beginning of the week.

Generally, I feel that the Getting Things Done Kit is quite practical for those of you ladies that are looking to improve on or maintain your productive streak, this is also useful for someone who maybe new to using planners as it’s a very simple layout meaning you can add what you want to it.

I hope you all enjoyed reading my post! Click here to check out the Getting Things Done Kit.

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– Sonam x

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