Why Cleaning Out Your Closet Is Good for Your Mental Health

The impact of decluttering your home can be so much more than just getting rid of stuff….read more

When Success Doesn’t Equal Happiness: 7 Questions To Design A Happy Life

This post contains affiliate links. See affiliate disclaimer here Have you ever thought that despite achieving what many would consider equals success, you’re not actually happy ? We’re conditioned from a very young age to aim for certain things in life that are considered to be successful – get a good job (whatever that might be in your belief system – maybe your parents would ask if you want to be a doctor, a lawyer, an accountant, a business owner).  Whatever it was that you were taught to believe equalled success isn’t really the point – the point is that so many of us expend boundless amounts of energy working towards a preconceived notion of what it is to be successful. I am one of those people. Driven to Succeed, But Never Quite Grasping Happiness For reasons none other than an unhappy home when I was 17, coupled with a bit of a rebellious and impetuous nature, I didn’t go to university.  What I did do was decide that I would go out into the world, get a job with opportunities for advancement, be independent, and work my bum off to be the best I could be. I worked harder than […]

How to create a life you don’t need a vacation from

Do you ever dream of running away to a tropical island, a lake in the wilderness or some quaint place a long way from the life you lead now?  If you answered “heck,  YES” or anything similar, then rest assured that you are not alone. People from all walks of life dream about a life that they don’t have, or only get to experience every now and then. We were those people! We’d spend our year working in jobs that were OK but they didn’t exactly fill us with joy, and after several years, they became less and less fulfilling. Our focus would be on where our next trip was going to be, where we might find great diving spots and beautiful marine life to photograph, and we’d plan a vacation around wherever that turned out to be. Most of the time it turned out to be somewhere in Asia – the diving is wonderful, the water is warm, and it was pretty easy for us to get anywhere within Asia from our then home in Perth, Western Australia within a day. The reality was that we spent about 48 weeks a year doing stuff that didn’t exactly make us […]

How to Make Money When You Move Abroad

If you’re feeling stuck in life, the best thing you can do is work out what your ideal life actually is. It doesn’t really matter if your current state is because you don’t enjoy your work, don’t like where you live, hate the weather, or some other reason. However it’s definitely a plus if you can clearly identify what is making you unhappy.