#40before40 Three Years in the Making

In October 2017 I turned 37. It came as a little bit of a shock as I still think I’m in my 20’s. I’m not even sure I feel like an appropriate adult the majority of the time but somehow I’ve found myself a parent of 3 children, a small business owner and navigating my way through life with Daddy Moo (who I’ve spent nearly half my life with now!).  This paragraph has me aging by the second! Anyway it got me thinking about doing something just for myself. Sometimes we get so distracted by life and “stuff” that we…

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Increasing Traffic to Your Website

“Build it and they will come” unlike Kevin Costner’s baseball field in Field of Dreams, this isn’t exactly how it works with websites. *sigh* we can but dream! Getting more people to your website should be one of your primary tasks as a business owner. After all, this is the place where they are going to find more information about your products and services, as well as the place where they can buy from you. Essentially, it is a modern day shop window. But with so many other businesses all shouting out for attention, how are you going to stand…

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Is Social Media a Drain On My Brain?

Ever feel like your drowning in stuff. Literal stuff, because let’s face it Daddy Moo is a hoarder and life stuff. The internet has enabled me to start a business from home around the children, make virtual and real-life friends, write a book but it’s also in my hand 24/7.  I wonder how much of “the great brain fog of 2018” is due to social media? Switching Off :  This October half term we escaped away for a much needed break. Andrewshayes is the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the world, our mobile phones and technology. The…

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5 Ways To Stay Happy This Winter Working From Home

The worst thing about working from home in the Winter is feeling like you missed any daylight hours.  Despite the clocks changing it still so dark at 7:30am! It literally feels like all my downtime is in the dark. Winter depression is a real thing, SAD or seasonal affective disorder affects our life and can make us feel quite frankly 💩.  In the Winter months we feel a decrease in serotonin (happiness and wellbeing) and an increase in melatonin (the hormone responsible for sleep) which in turn makes us all out of whack. But there are few simple things you can…

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