Book Review: Swallow (#26/30)

Book Review: Swallow (#26/30)

Title: Swallow Author: Sefi Atta Published By: AAA Press Release Date: 2011 Genre: Fiction Format: Paperback Length: 196 pages Synopsis It is the mid 1980s in Lagos and the government's War Against Indiscipline and austerity measures are in full operation. Tolani Ajao is a secretary working at Federal Community Bank. A succession of unfortunate events [...]

Here’s Why You Procrastinate + 6 Practical Tips To Help You Overcome Procrastination

Here’s Why You Procrastinate + 6 Practical Tips To Help You Overcome Procrastination

Procrastinate/prə(ʊ)ˈkrastɪneɪt/(verb)delay or postpone action; put off doing something."the temptation will be to procrastinate until the power struggle plays itself out"synonyms:delay, put off doing something, postpone action, defer action, be dilatory, use delaying tactics, stall, temporize. It is no secret that procrastination is a huge enemy of the achievement of goals and dreams. I would know, I almost procrastinated writing and publishing this [...]

Why You Need Mental Breaks + 5 Simple Ways to Take a Mental Break

Why You Need Mental Breaks + 5 Simple Ways to Take a Mental Break

The importance of taking occasional mental breaks cannot be over emphasized. Mental breaks are great for your mental health in general because they give you a much-needed boost in creativity and productivity. They serve to rejuvenate and refresh your mind so you are not simply existing on auto-pilot mode on a day-to-day basis, barely makin' [...]

How Journaling is Changing My Life + 6 Amazing Benefits of Keeping a Journal

How Journaling is Changing My Life + 6 Amazing Benefits of Keeping a Journal

Writing has always been a great purge for me. As far back as I can remember, I have always loved expressing my thoughts in words, to the best of my ability, I must add...because sometimes, my crazy imagination cannot be put into simple words. LOL. So writing has always come easy to me and with [...]

Book Review: The Four Agreements (#22/30)

Book Review: The Four Agreements (#22/30)

Title: The Four Agreements Author: Don Miguel Ruiz Published By: Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc. Release Date: 1997 Genre: Self-help Format: Paperback Length:129 pages Synopsis In The Four Agreements, the author reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements order a powerful [...]

5 Tips To Become Consistent; How To Get Things Done When You Don’t Feel Like It.

5 Tips To Become Consistent; How To Get Things Done When You Don’t Feel Like It.

“Without commitment, you’ll never start. Without consistency, you’ll never finish.” One of the major lessons I am currently learning is the important role consistency plays in the achievement of goals. Consistency in daily living cannot be overemphasised as it is almost always related to success. The latter cannot exist without the former. Want to become [...]

Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck (#14/30)

Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck (#14/30)

Title: The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck Author: Mark Manson Published By: HarperCollins Release Date: September 2016 Genre: Self-help Format: Hardcover Length: 204 pages Synopsis In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger shows us that the key to being happier is to stop trying to be "positive" all the time and instead [...]

Book Review: Becoming Nigerian: A Guide (#8/30)

Book Review: Becoming Nigerian: A Guide (#8/30)

Title: Becoming Nigerian: A Guide Author: Elnathan John Published By: Cassava Republic Press Release Date: 2019 Genre: Non-Fiction; Satire Format: Paperback Length:149 pages In Becoming Nigerian: A Guide Elnathan John provides an affecting, unrestrained and satirical guide to the Nigerians you will meet at home and abroad, or on your way to hell and to [...]

Book Review: Daughters Who Walk This Path (#5/30)

Book Review: Daughters Who Walk This Path (#5/30)

Title: Daughters Who Walk This Path Author: Yejide Kilanko Published By: Kachifo Limited under Farafina imprint (2014) Release Date: 2012 Genre: Coming-Of-Age Fiction, Domestic Fiction Format: Paperback Length: 315 pages Synposis Spirited and intelligent, Morayo grows up surrounded by school friends and family in Ibadan. There is Eniayo, her adoring little sister- for whose sake [...]

Finding Balance; The Compartmentalisation Conundrum

Finding Balance; The Compartmentalisation Conundrum

Life is balance. Everything you see as life, everything that you see as yourself is beautiful only when it is in balance.-Sadhguru Recently, I have been learning a whole lot about finding and maintaining balance in life. Balance between career and/or school, personal goals, faith, relationships, emotions, unexpected rollercoasters, highs and lows, failures and disappointments, [...]

Taking Seychelles Islands; The Daring Adventures of a Nigerian-Seychellois

Taking Seychelles Islands; The Daring Adventures of a Nigerian-Seychellois

Yup. Nigerian-Seychellois. Because that is what this young lady is by virtue of association. 😂I am now therefore half Nigerian, half Seychellois (pronounced "Say-shell-wa" . Now, say it a little faster. Do not bite your tongue, plis.) Ugh! I cannot even believe its been a little over two weeks since I had one of the [...]

My Reading Goals For 2019

My Reading Goals For 2019

Hello, my name is Rachel and I suffer from a little bit of Tsundoku (okay, maybe not a little bit). No, I do not need any saving or cure as I am perfectly content enjoying this...illness or whatever it is. Oh, if you're wondering what that strange Japanese word above is, kindly see below. "Even [...]

Chapter 2019!

Chapter 2019!

Ahhh. *exhales* A new beginning...a new chapter...a fresh start...another chance. That is what the new year offers us, isn't it? Second chances, opportunities to right those wrongs and a chance to rewrite the past and start all over, or to just continue and grow. The new year always bursts forth with its freshness, golden opportunities, [...]

Taking Risks

Taking Risks

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go” – T. S. Eliot Recently, I took a what I consider to be a "big risk". Now, at the time I was deciding whether or not to go through with it, I tried to convince myself that it [...]