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    5 things I did to break my social media addiction

    What would your dream workday look like? Mine would go as follows: I come to the office, turn on my computer and one by one start doing the tasks on my to do list, having a clear mind flow and giving 100% percent to what I am doing. As I am highly productive, I finish my to do list 2 hours before the end of my workday and go home early. Sadly I have never experienced such day in my life! I suffer from inability to concentrate, as my mind keeps jumping from one idea to the other and I reckon the level of my productivity is less than 50%.…

  • Eco lifestyle

    5 cheap, cruelty free, low waste personal hygiene swaps for a non-DIY fan

    I have been practising low waste lifestyle for a few years now, constantly looking for new ways to live using as little plastic as possible and buying only the items I truly need and love. One of the main low waste principles is reusing what you already have, so once, inspired by a YouTube video with tips on how to re-purpose old clothes, I decided to recreate my old mini skirt into a medium size make up bag. I spent more than 3 hours cutting pieces and sewing but the final product was not something I would even want to use in public! I realised that even though this is…

  • Ethical living

    Why I failed at being sustainable in fashion (Personal story)

    One late winter day I woke up with these revolutionary thoughts: today is the day when I will do my closet revision. I decided to get rid of the old clothes I don’t enjoy or consider to not represent my style anymore. The revision went successfully, I was fierce to judge whether I still needed those old sweatshirts or not and I had a pile of clothes that I was ready to say goodbye to! Once my closet emptied, I realized I wanted to refresh my style adding more light colours, trendy tops and edgy business attire. I wrote down a list of the clothes I wanted to purchase and…

  • Self development

    Setting up my 2019 goals with SMART strategy (updated with results in 2020)

    At the time of writing this post, I was super optimistic regarding the upcoming 2019. Being self-development enthusiast, I really enjoy planning my future, love setting up goals of the year, and exchanging my future ideas with others. For the upcoming 2019, I had set up 50 personal goals which were divided into 4 categories: – Career goals, – Physical appearance goals, – Habits/ self-development/ skills – Life improvement goals. Part of the goals had been on my list for years and some of them were created on the spot. I have to admit, the whole goal set up made me very excited for the upcoming year! “Perfect me” plan…

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    Getting rid of stuff to declutter my life

    One day back in 2017, I realised I hated to be surrounded by so many useless items around me. The drawers of my desk were filled with old CDs, half-written notebooks and old phones I have not intended to ever use. My wardrobe was stocking 30 different summer tops, which I struggled to manage to wear within three short months of Lithuanian summer. Why am I keeping so many things I do not need? I needed changes.Step by step I started moving towards my minimalistic lifestyle. Since the beginning of the process, I realised it’s not easy to find new owners for my belongings. Of course, I could have just…