Why engage, when you can block?

Over the years we have seen how, many celebrities, media personalities and businesses intentionally create drama and do ignorant and racist things to incite outrage, thus leading to free advertisement. This lazy but very effective phenomenon is called outrage marketing. OUTRAGE MARKETING 101 Brand does something ignorant/racist/outrageous. People are outraged and share what the brand has done. Brand goes viral = free marketing. Brand may give a superficial apology. Reputational damage is often low and it’s business as usual until next time. The cycle continues. A few brands/ people that are great at this technique: Katy Hopkins Previously used outrage […]

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Staying positive whilst adapting to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Millions of people worldwide are self-isolating due to COVID-19 and a lot of us are finding it hard to believe that this is our reality, how our plans have been put on hold until further notice, there is no end in sight, and for now, there’s nothing we can do about it. There’s a lot of uncertainty and worry for the future but in times like this we have to be optimistic. Not optimistic to the point that we’re oblivious to reality and we try to suppress our sadness for our plans being cancelled (we’re human we’re allowed to have […]

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I’m the love of my life

Love of my life. A few months ago, I came to the realization that I’m the love of my life. Sounds weird and a bit narcissistic, but hear me out. Fairytales Whilst writing my Life after Graduation post, I remembered how we’re expected to find the love of our lives in uni, just like the movies and have a romance like the Notebook, High School Musical or like Awkward before Jenna cheated on Matty Mckibben and then you live happily ever after. Yeah?! Life has a funny way of reminding you that fairytales only exist on Disney and Fox. Instead […]

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Is Self-love the best love? 

Self-love is the “regard for one’s own well-being and happiness” — Oxford Dictionary Having a regard for your happiness and well-being means making the active effort to participate in activities that enhance your well-being and make you happy, while saying no to things that don’t bring you joy and cause you pain. Self-love, to me, is making my happiness and well-being a priority whilst learning to love my strengths and flaws. It’s taking the time to rest and recover to prevent burning out. It’s making the conscious decision to commit to being the best possible person I can be, saying […]

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The Power of Saying “No”

No one is entitled to your space. No one is entitled to your time. No one is entitled to you. Repeat those three sentences until it’s ingrained into your mind and you start putting it into practice. It’s okay to say no when you feel like it. This two letter word can bring you so much happiness and can stop you from being exploited by those who use up your valuable time and resources while demanding things that you would never ask someone else for. Do not feel inclined to do things for people because you fear you’ll be viewed as […]

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My favourite positive affirmations 

Treat yourself well, your words have power. -apieceofsarah.com Positive affirmations are a great way to tackle self doubt, below are a few of my favourites: Everything is well with me My soul is happy and I am a beacon of light in the world I will achieve everything that I want to achieve and I can do all off this through Christ who strengthens me. I am beautiful and love surrounds me everywhere I go. I love everyone around me and they love me too I wake up each day with a clear mind and clean heart, I forgive those who […]

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Self-doubt & how I deal with it

Self-doubt steals more joy and dreams than failure ever will. Today I want to talk about self-doubt because it is a destructive trait. There’s no way to sugar-coat it or dress it up. It’s the epicentre of negativity and fear to me. Self-doubt is the lack of confidence about one’s own abilities and actions. Examples of self doubt: “What if I’m not good enough?” “What if I don’t succeed?” “I’m too old to be starting something new anyway” “It’s never going to work” “Things never work for me” “I’ve done something similar before and failed, why would it be different […]

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Procrastination: The only action that doesn’t involve an action 

Procrastination is a thief of time and quality. When you procrastinate you rob yourself of the chance to produce things to the highest standard and give yourself a greater chance of failure. Avoiding doing a task doesn’t mean it will go away, it just gives you more stress and less time to do it. A lot of people, myself included procrastinate to the point where they’re disappointed at the time (hours, days, months sometimes even years) they’ve wasted because they avoided a task by putting other things & people first. Avoid doing this because you’ll only blame yourself when things […]

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Celebrate yourself 

Today I reached 1000 views on apieceofsarah.com It was my goal for January and I’m over the moon. It’s nice to see my website taking shape. I also have an Instagram where I post healthy food and a Twitter account, if you didn’t know already. I would like to thank everyone who have supported me through retweeting, following, liking & reposting. It does not go unnoticed and it is so appreciated. I decided to write this post because as humans we really don’t give ourselves enough credit on what we have achieved and focus on all the bad things we have done […]

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