Showing posts from July, 2020

The Ultimate Hand Luggage Check List | Victoriajiju

Many of us have had to put our travel plans on hold with Covid-19 entering our lives. However, more recently the travel ban has been lifted and some have decided to start traveling again. Regardless of whether you're having a staycation in a lodge or have decided to book a holiday abroad, here is the ultimate hand luggage check-list. 

Documents and Money  Passport/driving license Boarding pass (self-printed or on phone)Insurance documents Hotel documents Money for the country you're traveling to Money from the country you're traveling from Technology  Phone Phone ChargeriPad iPad charger Earphones E-reader
Cosmetics  Wipes Toothbrush and Toothpaste Lip Balm  Entertainment  Book MagazineNotepad and PenTravel Game Puzzle Book
Valuables  Any valuables you don't want to risk being lostGlasses and Sunglasses  Medication  Any daily medication you take Paracetamol/ibroprofen
Food Whatever snacks you like Gum or Mints Comfort  Travel Pillow Travel Blanket Spare Pair of Socks 
I hope this list …

25 Positive Affirmations to Start Using Today | Victoria Jiju

Positive affirmations may sound ridiculous, you may think saying 'I can do this' over and over again may not make you do it any better but, surprisingly it does. 
The Science. There is a proven psychological theory behind positive affirmations that suggests continuous and pro-longed use of positive affirmations improves our mental self-worth, self-efficacy (our ability to control outcomes) all because you're changing your mental narrative around how you perceive yourself. 

What does that Mean? In essence it means, saying positive mantras often can make you feel more positive, which in turn is more likely to make you more successful at something. 
With this in mind, I have developed 25 positive affirmations you should definitely start using to promote you inner and outer positivity.

Positive Affirmations  
1. I am good enough. 2. Everything that is happening now will benefit my future. 3. I have the knowledge to get me to where I want to be. 4. I inspire others. 5. I have the ability …

Book Review: Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams | Victoria Jiju

''Light-Hearted, Modern and Fun'' Victoria Jiju

Whilst looking for a new book I stumbled across what seemed like entire book communities recommending this one. Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams. So I thought why not give ago. Reverting back to my typical chic-lit roots I decided it would be worth a read.  Keep reading to find out what its about, my thoughts and ultimately would I recommend.
What is it About? 

Our stop, pens the stories of Nadia and Daniel and their series of missed connections. Nadia is a twenty-something year-old women trying to get her s**t together since a pretty brutal break-up. Nadia attempts to get the 7:30am train to work in the morning in the efforts to get her life back on track. Daniel on the other hand gets the 7:30am train to work everyday without fail. Whilst noticing Nadia on one of the rare occurrences she makes it on to the train, Daniel decides to write a note to Nadia in the 'missed connections' section of the newspaper. Now readin…

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13 Ways to Practice Self-Care | Victoria Jiju

Self-care is incredibly important. Often there is not enough emphasis on how important it is to take breaks and check-in with yourself in order to be your best self. Everyone needs a break from time-to-time to assess their life and generally get themselves together, because girl, burnout doesn't look good on anyone. So here goes, a list of 13 small things you can do to make-sure you are looking after your mind, body and soul.
1. Have a 24 Hour Social Media Detox
It's so easy to get sucked in to social media. Sometimes it's inspiring but, often it's draining. Reading about other people’s 'picture-perfect' lives and consuming this, you think you need to make your life different or even better so it looks more like theirs. More often than not, you don't actually need this in your life. So every now and then it's important for your mental health to take a break, switch off from everybody else's life and focus solely on yours. 

2. Take a Bath and do a full …

6 Quotes You NEED To Live Your Life By | Victoria Jiju

Quotes can be incredibly inspiring and may seem to fit with a number of circumstances in your life. That’s why I have cherry-picked a few that I think you should definitely live your life by. These quotes, if you choose to live by them should inspire you to be yourself, embrace your body and ultimately prioritise yourself.

1. Don’t Loose Yourself Trying to be Someone Else.

It’s very easy in life to change your personality, style, weight and opinions to please others. As soon as you alter these things to please someone other than yourself, you start to loose parts of your uniqueness that make you, you. Take the lead from this quote and protect your uniqueness at all costs. There’s only one you, we don’t need to be carbon copies of each other, so say your opinions, dress how you like because, the only person you should ever change for is you.
2. Slow Progress is Still Progress.
It's so important to remember that life is a marathon not a sprint. If you take this mindset to whatever ch…

Budgeting: How to Get What You Want | Victoria JIju

So the tips I am about to share may seem a little silly, however they have really helped me, so I thought I would share them with the internet realms. Money can be a major factor in your mental health and can be the root of many arguments and therefore it is important to know how to budget appropriately. As I'm currently completing an apprenticeship you could say that money is a little tight. Therefore with this in mind, my husband and I have had to be pretty savvy in order to get by in life whilst also getting some treats along the way. So here are 6 stages that have helped us get what we want.

1. Make a Table, Spreadsheet or Phone note for all your items.

2. Arrange Your Finances Accordingly
 My husband and I worked out we could get one £50 item a month from our collective income. For more pricier items for example £100 for garden furniture we may skip a month and save the £50 so that next month we had £100 to spend on what we wanted. On the other hand if we had two cheaper product…

6 TV Series You Need to Stream | Victoria Jiju

Sometimes in life you just have to switch off and zone out. 'Me time' is a priority in keeping your mental health thriving. This being said it's often a sneaky TV show binge that may just perk you up after a rough day. I've listed 6 of my favourites below which are absolutely binge worthy and could take your mind off a bad day. You'll find everything you need from; what the show is about, how many seasons it has, where you can steam them and who stars in them.

What is it About? This show is based on a Novel by the same name by Celeste Ng. It follows the stories of the immaculate Richardson family and the slightly less perfect, mother-daughter duo (The Warrens) who seem to bring trouble to their doorstep.  The show explores how the art of lying, love, motherhood and danger can be a recipe for disaster.

Where can I Watch it?
Amazon Prime.

Whose in it? Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington and Joshua Jackson.

How many Seasons?  1 season - Mini-Series

What is it About? This sho…