Since the academic year has recently started I thought I'd do a quick post to share some tips that I used or wish I knew at the time! I often found myself feeling pretty prepared and motivated at the start of the year but hopefully, some of these will help that to continue all year round, or more at least!

Attitude and Behaviour

Put in the effort now - when you get further into the year you'll thank yourself for putting in the time to learn everything properly, especially when it comes to revision as you'll already have materials to look back at.
> Mistakes are good - it can be disheartening when you make mistakes or don't get the feedback you hoped for but learning from them is a really productive and useful way to help improve.
> Strengths and Weaknesses - everyone has things they are better at and things they may struggle with, finding that out now and setting time aside to focus on the things you find harder will help reduce stress. You could also study w…


So it's officially December and my favourite month of the year! This is my first year blogging around Christmas and I'm going to attempt to do some form of Blogmas, my intention is to do the '12 days of Blogmas' but we'll see if I stick to that. Anyway here is day 1! I found it hard to come up with a favourites list for November as I've mostly been sticking to what I know, but there are a few things I wanted to share!

Beauty - Aussie Conditioner has always a firm favourite for me but I hadn't used it for a while so grabbed a little travel size and well let's just say, I'm going to be needing a bigger bottle! I felt like my hair felt a little dry and this conditioner was the perfect pick me up, my is left feeling so smooth and smelling absolutely amazing! I used the 3 Minute Miracle one but there are a few varieties, depending on what you need.

Food -  I'm currently obsessed with Lindt Lindor balls, and to be honest you can't really blame me can you! They're just so rich and creamy which makes them the perfect little treat. We had a big box of them here last week which is the great thing about Christmas as chocolate often seems to be on offer! My favourite flavours are the original milk, orange and mint - unfortunately they also seem to be the popular ones in my family so it is always a race to get them first!

TV - I'm definitely little to the party with this one but I've been really enjoying New Girl recently and have just finished Season 6, it's the perfect show to just chill and watch because you become so invested in the main characters and the forming of their dysfunctional, but hilarious, family. I love Zooey Deschanel as an actress and the character 'Jessica Day' is quirky, passionate, awkward and relatable on many occasions which is why I think the show is so popular. I'm so glad that they're doing a Seventh season so we really get proper ending to each of the characters' storylines and I can't wait for it to air, hopefully next year!

Movie - This last weekend I went the cinema with my family to watch Paddington 2 and thoroughly enjoyed it! It has the perfect combination of charm, wit, humour and emotion that makes a film for everyone to watch and enjoy. I have always loved going to the cinema, there is just something about seeing movies on the big screen that makes them even better and with a bag of popcorn, it is a brilliant way to spend a few hours!

Candles - I always love a good candle but in the colder months;going into the Christmas period, I definitely think I appreciate them even more! Recently I have been loving Yankee candles as they have some great festive scents and the little votive candles are so affordable yet they really fill the room. I of course need to try out more but at the moment I really like the 'Apple Cinnamon Cider', 'Cosy Up', Spiced Winter Berries' and 'Candy Cane Forest' scents but I fully intend to get some of the Christmassy ones!

Music - I'm one of those people who likes to listen to Christmas songs as soon as possible because they make me feel so festive and excited for Christmas, I like to think that the run up to the big day is just as important and the music definitely plays a big part in that! There are so many classic Christmas songs and I have been listening to them non stop since October basically, much to my Dad's dismay. Although for the first time ever I did manage to persuade him to let me put on the Heart Christmas radio station in the car the other day, normally he only agrees to listen in mid December so I'd say that is progress! Listen to this fab playlist on Spotify!

Other - Lastly, a favourite of this month is just generally getting into the Christmas spirit. The planning of gifts, decorations, shopping - I love it all! I got my first few bits last weekend and absolutely loved seeing all of the Christmas displays everywhere. I actually picked up a few decoration bits for my room and have made multiple lists of present ideas for family members and myself, along with a list of Christmas movies and snacks I love so I'd definitely say I'm ready for the season to begin! I'm hopefully going to pick up a Christmas tree this weekend which I have to say is probably exciting me more than the average person but hey!

I'd love to know what you have been doing to prepare for Christmas so far! Happy December!🎄

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  1. Happy December 1st! So far I've bought another Christmas jumper, bought decorations and wrapped presents.

  2. You sound like you’ve got it down! I seriously need to get a Christmas jumper! Thanks for reading x

  3. I used to be addicted to Aussie three minute miracle and I haven't used it in ages. May need to pick some up. And I've been dying to see Paddington! He was my favourite as a kid. Good luck with blogmas! x


  4. It is such a feel good film, definitely go watch it! And thank you!x

  5. Great first Blogmas post, love your suggestions :)

  6. Great first Blogmas post! 💕 Lindt balls are amazing, I eat so many of them this time of year 😂 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.con

  7. Oh god I could go through a box like no tomorrow!! And thank you!xx


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