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how to grow as a person _ pretoria girl writes

7 Ways To Grow As A Person

With the year I had, I have an extreme longing to grow as a person this coming year; to get to know the new me and take care of myself. I want to grow emotionally and achieve my goals. And of course, I have asked myself, “How am I going to do this?”   So…

habits of successful people _ pretoria girl writes

Habits of Successful Humans

If you stumbled upon this article hoping to learn how to be successful in your career or relationship, this is not it. As I find myself at another crossroad in life; wondering what path I should take next, I’m haunted by society’s recipe of what my life is supposed to look like. To be successful…

anxiety _ pretoria girl writes

Inside An Anxious Mind

I wanted to write about it sooner, but I couldn’t. Admitting that I suffer from anxiety is not something I like doing. I’ve always been considered as a strong, independent woman. And by saying I suffer from anxiety out loud, makes me question this strength and independence.   Despite these feelings, I know it’s okay…

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5 Ways to Stay Focused

Every successful person has a story of how they had to work hard to get where they are now. They usually talk about their determination and how giving up wasn’t an option. And sometimes, we find ourselves looking at this person and wishing we were born with their determination and self-motivation.   The skill of…

is content the real happy _ pretoria girl writes

Part 2: Is Being Content The Real Happy?

Read Part 1: Is Being Content The Real Happy?   So yes, contentment isn’t as glamorous or exciting as being in a state of euphoria. But it is warm and comforting. And life is just simpler when you are happy with what you have, instead of wishing for things you don’t have!   I’m pretty convinced if…

is content the real happy _ pretoria girl writes

Part 1: Is Being Content The Real Happy?

Every choice we make is with the goal to be happier. But so many times, I’ve ended up feeling disappointed. Not because I didn’t achieve my goal, but because I thought I would feel happier. Happiness is sold as the ultimate aim in life; a destination that we need to reach. But happiness is an…

friends_ myths about being an adult _ pretoria girl writes

4 Myths About Being An Adult

As a kid, you can’t wait to grow up. Then you move out of parents’ house and realise how stupid you were; wishing you could turn back time. And of all the things I wanted to do, becoming an adult is the dumbest thing I have ever done.   We don’t realise the amount of…

how deal with with rude people _ pretoria girl writes

Dealing With Rude People

  Rude people are everywhere. And dealing with them is one of the most challenging things we have to do on a daily basis! Not only is it a difficult challenge, but it’s also an exhausting one. If it were up to me, running away from them while screaming would be considered a great idea….

what no woman should wear _ pretoria girl writes

The Ultimate List of Things No Woman Should Wear

We are bombarded on a daily basis of what we should and shouldn’t wear. And with so many different lists out there, it’s impossible to not feel overwhelmed with all the different information.   So how should you know what list to follow? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here is your ultimate and go-to…

feeling stuck _ pretoria girl writes

Things to Remember when You’re Feeling Stuck

  Most of us have already experienced the feeling of being stuck at some point in our lives. And I’m not talking about getting stuck in traffic – even though it can evoke similar emotions. I’m talking about those moments in your career or relationship when you ask, “What now?”   When life goes in…

how to improve yourself _ pretoria girl writes

7 Small Ways to Constantly Improve Yourself

One of my biggest fears is becoming stagnant; not growing into the best version of myself. And with the pressures of today’s world, we tend to forget that the only people we should actually be comparing ourselves to are ourselves.   Comparing yourself to someone else is like comparing the ability of a fish to…

how do you know you're on the right path _ pretoria girl writes

How Do You Know If You’re On The Right Path?

Building your dream isn’t easy. Like most people I have days where I doubt myself and wonder if I’m on the right path.   The thing about life is we can plan as much as we want to, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to go according to that plan. It sucks, I know. But…

basic needs in life _ pretoria girl writes

Three Basic Needs In Life

“In order to succeed in life, you need three things: a backbone, a wishbone, and a funny bone.” And when you break it down and think about it, it may just be one of the answers to this question we call life.   BACKBONE A strong backbone gives us the ability to encounter adversity with…

turning 30 _ pretoria girl writes

My View on Life before Turning 30

It’s my birthday tomorrow! Can I get a whoop-whoop?! I’m turning 29, which means – yes, you guessed it – I’ll be turning 30 next year. And to be honest, I have mixed feelings about it. It sounds old and young at the same time; confusing my identity.   On the one hand, I feel…

signs youre already successful _ pretoria girl writes

11 Signs You’re Already Successful And You Just Don’t Know It

When it comes to success, our eyes often lead us astray. And if you’re ambitious, you tend to feel like a failure from time to time. Especially when you start comparing yourself with friends or family; feeling like you got left behind.   Social media has influenced us in believing that success is measured by…

things only creative people will understand _ pretoria girl writes

Things Only Creative People Will Understand

There are certain things that only creative people will understand, as they see the world through their own lens and are often misunderstood. But the truth is: creative people are different for a reason! Different studies have confirmed that a creative person’s brain has structural differences. These differences cause them to think and act uniquely;…

choose your battles _ pretoria girl writes

Why You Should Choose Your Battles

Ever since I can remember, I was that little girl who stood up for what I believed in. Some saw it as being stubborn or difficult, I saw it as “just raising my opinion”. When you had something to say to me, I was quick with a witty response. And I’m not saying I’ve changed…

how to stay motivated _ pretoria girl writes

8 Tips to Get (and Stay) Motivated

In life, we go through times when negativity seems to follow us and destroy our hope. When that happens, we easily drown in our negative thoughts and accept it as the way of life.   While we can’t always control what is happening to us, we can control how we respond to it. And I…

build your dream _ pretoria girl writes

Why You Should Build Your Dreams

People love to say, “Follow your dreams”. But only a few achieve this, as life tends to happen. You have bills to pay and sometimes you have to do a job that you don’t want to (or maybe didn’t plan to) – which I can relate to. And as I think back at the journey…

you can _ pretoria girl writes

Actually, You Can

We live in a world where the fear of getting hurt or disappointed is our compass. Our daily worries get us down and we second-guess every decision we make; being afraid of taking risks have become the norm.   If you’re waking up every day to a job that you really and truly hate, you’re…

be yourself _ pretoria girl writes

What It Means to Be Yourself

We have all heard the statement “just be yourself” many times. And it’s easy to say, but what does it really mean?   As we grow up, the expectations of society and the people around us exert an influence on our identity. We start to worry what others might think of us and constantly wonder…

being a teacher _ pretoria girl writes

Life Lessons I Learned While Being A Teacher

I will never regret my time as a teacher, regardless of the obstacles and frustrations that came with it. Thinking back, I know it was meant to be a part of my life’s journey and being a teacher, made me a student of life.   When you open your mind and heart to kids, it’s…

blog _ pretoria girl writes

The Onion We Call Life

Onions. Oh, how I loathe thee? They are, without a doubt, one of my biggest enemies. When I start cooking soup, I peel the onion first and let it soak in water with the hope that in a few minutes time it won’t declare war on my eyes. Only after all the ingredients are in…