Looking after my daily water intake is something that I am continuously working on. I never realised how much you really need to drink in order to feel good and be healthy. This was highlighted to me by my partner, who also happens to be a PT (handy!).

Most of us go through life not drinking the recommended amount of water and think that we feel fine, so why is drinking at least 2 litres of water a day so important?

Well, drinking water helps you both sleep better and it also increases your energy levels. This is because your body needs water to function, if you are not giving it the water it needs, your body will start to “slump” and then you will feel exhausted.

Drinking water also promotes weight loss, it is said that water can increase your metabolism and therefore, burn calories faster. Water also keeps you full and you’re therefore unlikely to eat more food. In fact, most of the time, when you think you are hungry, you are actually thirsty.

You will also get less headaches and have clearer skin if you drink more water. This is all down to hydrating your body, you are again, giving your body the water that it needs.

Considering all of the above, you will find that your mood will start to lift, you will have a better outlook on life!

Since I’ve increased my water intake, my mood and sleep have increased dramatically, and I’m definitely going to continue to drink a lot.

2 litres of water seems like a lot to take in, so I’m here to tell you how I am able to drink so much.

The most effective thing I have done since focusing on my water intake is purchase a water bottle with times on. It sounds silly and sounds as if I am treating myself like a child, but you’ve got to be simplistic with this stuff. Not only that, my water bottle has a straw, I’m not sure why, but I always drink more through a straw.

With the different times on the water bottle, I find myself sticking to them as much as possible. I see it as a bit of game, that I have to drink a certain amount by a certain time.

I’ve linked a bottle similar to the one I use below. This bottle is 900ml so you will literally need to fill it twice a day. If you click on the photo below, it will take you to the bottle so do check it out:

If it seems like a lot of water to start with, try increasing your water intake slowly over a few weeks. You’ll begin to notice that you look and feel so much better and then soon enough, drinking 2 litres a day seems like nothing at all.

I really recommend that you make this small change to your lifestyle and gradually increase your water intake. It’s something that we all overlook but yet it is extremely important for our body as it needs water to function.

Good luck!




Since the gigantic rise in use of social media, self validation through the source of “likes” has become a massive issue, to the point where some people are slowly detaching themselves from the real world.

Social media is so powerful, it opens up a fantastic amount of opportunities for everyone, however, it does have some serious downfalls.

If you’re constantly on social media, posting and looking for the “likes”, or panicking if you don’t reach a certain level of “likes”, then you need to re-evaluate your life.

One of the main reasons people are looking for these “likes”, is because they are severely lacking in self love.

Imagine not having social media, there would be no one to impress and no one to tell you how amazing you are. So what do you do? Well, the issue here is that previously, you have been relying on others through a screen to make you happy and boost your ego for half an hour. So without that, try and do it for yourself.

Self love is so important, you do not need to feel it through “likes” generated through an electronic screen by people you have never met.

If you feel that you’re addicted to social media and the “likes”, see if the advice below will help.

  1. Stay off the internet for two hours before you go to bed. “TWO WHOLE HOURS?!” I hear you say? Well, I can guarantee you that nothing is going to happen in those two hours that is so important that you NEED to be scrolling through your timeline. Read a book, or listen to audiobooks/podcasts. Not only are you getting out of the social media hole, but you’re also learning new things too.
  2. Take a walk every now and again, and don’t take your phone. You’ll feel this incredible sense of freedom just being alone with the fresh air. Honestly, people underestimate the power of fresh air, it will do you wonders.
  3. Delete your social media for a week at a time. Obviously, you will want to see what your friends are up to so I wouldn’t suggest deleting it permanently. But, if your friends are actually your friends, they will have your phone number and will be able to text you. You’ll find that you will have so much more free time!

You will not start to love yourself until you stop relying on others to boost your ego through “likes”. If you use the above points by taking time out for yourself and actually learning about yourself, soon you will begin to find out who you are, enjoy your own company and learn to love yourself. The importance of the “likes” will soon be just a faded memory.




I’d consider myself as someone who is particularly good at saving money and budgeting when I need to. At the age of 26, I had saved a deposit for my house and I now own my own home (stay tuned for more information on this).

I have met an incredible amount of people who have not been able to save money. I truly believe it’s all about looking at where your priorities really lie, and assessing your financial expenditure on a daily basis.

Below are my five top tips to help you save some extra pennies. If you are seriously looking into saving some money, I do not think that these changes are particularly difficult:

1. Shop weekly at a large supermarket

I know a lot of people who buy their dinner from a local convenience store on the way home from work. You wouldn’t believe how different the price is on the products that are in the same chain of store, but in a larger supermarket. At the end of the day, it is in the title of the store, you are paying extra for the CONVENIENCE of it being right on your doorstep. If you plan your meals for the week and buy all of the ingredients from a larger store, I can guarantee you will be saving a few pounds each week.

2. Do you really need that Starbucks?

One thing I never do is go to coffee shops, maybe once at the weekend to treat myself, but never during the week. Yes, ok, it may taste delicious, however if you are really trying to save some money, this is one of the main things you should be cutting back on. If you have coffee in your home or at work, why are you spending tens of pounds each week at a coffee shop just around the corner? It’s the same as point 1, you are simply paying for the convenience of someone preparing it for you! What I usually do is take a flask with me, everywhere. I’m a green tea drinker, I’ll always take one in a flask when I’m on the go.

3. Give yourself an allowance for the month

One thing I do is allow myself money for every aspect of my financial expenditure. For example, I allow £60/week for fuel, £50/week for food and £70/week for general weekend entertainment and socialising. Everything I allow for is always OVER what I would actually spend. Never underestimate your spending as then you will literally have no money left to save. For me, my fuel is never £60/week and my food is never £50/week, therefore, I’m left with more money that I can put into my savings.

4. Make your own lunches for work

This is the same as point number 2 really, but in relation to food. If you are buying your lunch every day from a store or sandwich bar etc. you are paying for the convenience of the food being made for you. You’re therefore spending tens of pounds on food when there is no need. It is much cheaper to prepare your own lunches at home, it only takes a quick 10 minutes in the evening to put something together.

5. Do not spend lots of money every weekend

Lots of people feel that they need to constantly go out every weekend otherwise they are missing out. This is far from the truth! For me personally, I go out for food every other week with my partner. The other two weeks we grab cheap ready meals from the supermarket and watch movies at home. Generally, we go out after we have been paid. There are also tonnes of things that you can do for free in your spare time! You just need to research what is around in your area and then you’re good to go.

I hope that the above tips are helpful to you. These are minor changes that you can make to your daily life, but they can make a big difference to your bank account.


The Importance of Sleep

Sleep is something that the majority of us don’t get enough of on a daily basis. I can’t even remember the last time I got 8 hours sleep. With the constant pressures of life in general, work stress, relationships with individuals etc. sometimes we can find ourselves tossing and turning all night, with our minds struggling to switch off.

It’s recommended to us that we get 8 hours sleep each night. Some people (me included) feel like they need more and others, less. It is entirely dependent on your own body and obviously, you know what’s best for you.

Good sleep is one of the main things required in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle. In my opinion, it is one of the most overlooked factors when people try to make their life healthier. Here are my four reasons why sleep is so important in order to improve your life:

1. Brain fog

This is categorically one of the worst things for me. For someone who works with computers all day and who is constantly reading, brain fog is horrendous. Brain fog is a term for when you feel like your mind isn’t clear, and you feel like you can’t concentrate on anything. Sound familiar? Well, you may be pleased to know that if you go to sleep an hour earlier, this may just cure this issue for you.

2. Mood

Tiredness is a big contributor towards your mood. If you go long periods of time without obtaining adequate amounts of sleep, you may find your mood slipping. Lack of sleep can also contribute towards mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Always check in with yourself and make sure you are feeling ok.

3. Immune System

Without adequate sleep, your immune system will begin to work less effectively than usual. This is a danger as you can be susceptible to illnesses. Ever thought that time you were “run down” with a cold or the flu when you were stressed at work, may also have been when you were struggling to sleep? Trust me, it’s linked!

4. Weight Loss

Who knew that a good night’s sleep would contribute to weight loss, and a bad night’s sleep contributes to weight gain?! If you are looking to lose weight, make sure you get your sleep in, not sleeping enough causes your body to hold on to more water and eventually, causes you to gain body fat.

Considering the above, I know I’m going to work on my sleep pattern. I know that sometimes it’s hard to get that sleep in. But in the long term, for your own personal health benefits, it is worth working on it.