How To Stay Productive

how to be productive lottie murphy

Life is busy right? We are all juggling work life, emails, perhaps starting or running a blog, social media, social lives. Yet I still don’t understand why when my to do list is 2 pages long, I have a pile of admin and a full inbox, I sometimes sit and watch an hour of youtube videos or scroll through endless apps on my phone achieving nothing! And I LOVE my work so what stops me being productive? I am actually asking you because I really don’t know. However what I have done is compile a list of helpful productivity tips that I know help me massively when I’m having a watching cats do funny things day… 

How To Make A Matcha Latte And Mask

matcha tea mask

I feel like this year is on fast forward? I can’t believe we are now in October. It’s been exciting and busy for everyone but like I wrote about in my post “Don’t Forget About Me London”, we can let life run away without really sitting back and reflecting. This is why I am BIG on “me time”, slowing down and pressing pause on life. Life’s too short to spend it in a rush! There’s many ways I love to press pause but after being introduced to the new Origins RitualiTea Mask Collection recently I have a new favourite press pause moment that I wanted to share with you today. 

The Challenge That Opened My Eyes

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It was recently World Water Week and One Difference challenged me to only use 5L for one day to raise awareness for their vision for a world in which everyone has access to clean and safe water, forever. Wow, were my eyes opened to how much I take clean fresh water for granted. “Over 2 million people die every year from waterborne diseases and most are children under 5 years old.” – One Difference 

How I Get Photo Shoot Ready

Lottie Murphy photo shoot post

This year I’ve had quite a few photo shoots and doing what I do now means I always have to be “photo shoot ready” in a way. These things don’t get booked in months in advance anymore, a shoot with a brand might pop up the week before or I might get a last minute work trip or photographer get in touch. So how do I get ready to be in front of the camera 24/7?

A Spontaneous Week In Ibiza | My Top 6 Places To Eat And Chill

ibiza babylon beach club

As you know from my previous post, at the end of July I was in need of a week off, chilling in the sun with a good book and no wifi. The opportunity arose that we could book a very last minute week away. We started searching looking online and it was so exciting knowing that wherever we chose we’d literally be there in three days. I’m so used to counting down three or four months before; my South Africa trip was booked almost a year in advance and I even had a laminated itinerary just to give you an idea of how I usually holiday… 

A Supergood Greens Smoothie

the supergood greens smoothie lottie murphy

On a sunny day last week I took a visit to The Good Guru headquarters in Surrey to meet with their in house nutritionist Simone. I’ve dabbled with supplements for the last few years and was really interested to talk with Simone and find out a little bit more about The Good Guru range as well as why she is so passionate about supplements and superfoods, my favourite so far is the the Good Greens from their Superfood range and I thought I’d share this delicious Supergood Greens smoothie with you plus a little bit more about my take on supplements…

A Sunday Well Spent Brings A Week Of Content

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A Sunday well spent brings a week of content and when it also involves winning a parsley plant in an egg and spoon race on Regent Street it brings a lot more than that. If you’ve read a couple of my recent posts you’ll know that I’ve been trying to make more of my weekends and find more of a work/life balance. Sunday’s in Summer should certainly not be for boring admin and loading the washing machine, they are for getting out and about and making the most of the day whatever the weather. So last Sunday I popped along to the second week of the Summer Streets festival on Regent Street to get involved in some of their health and wellbeing celebrations… 

A Magical Morning On My Terms

my magical morning routine lottie murphy

I’m all about living life on my own terms which is why I’ve created a career around my ideal lifestyle but a gorgeous long morning routine is not always possible or realistic every day. At least once a week, usually at the weekend, I try to have a more leisurely morning exploring new passions and hobbies, without emails or an endless to do list. This week I’m exploring with my new handy love in a cup, Nescafé Azera Coffee To Go, which has inspired me to make the most of life even more. There’s something about coffee lovers, we get each other, which is why I’m sharing my special recipe with them, coffee lovers can get the low-down right here because I love you all. It’s the little things that we must remember to find adventure in; a good book, a new walking route or the smell of coffee. Here’s what my magical morning looks like…