A Day In The Life

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Like lots us today, I have many different hats to wear when we comes to my “job”, putting that in quotation marks because I don’t see myself as even having a proper job. I have a life and a career and the two are very much entwined. I’m all about work/life balance and as a Pilates instructor and lifestyle blogger, there’s definitely no 9-5 or even Monday to Friday work week. I might be teaching, organizing events and retreats, writing, shooting, reviewing restaurants, attending a press launch, meeting brands and photographers, researching, travelling and within that I love working out, cooking, seeing my friends etc, so a day in the life doesn’t really exist but a typical day might look something like this.

Body Confidence From The Inside Out

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It’s such a nice feeling when you feel body confident and you sass around feeling positive and on top of the world but then there’s days when you can’t help but feel negative about your body and judge every little imperfection. Guys and girls have this I’m sure, we are all human. Of course there’s things we can do like eating well, working out, wearing cute jeans that can help us but ultimately it’s a feeling that comes from the inside out and it’s based solely on your own perspective… 

Wellness Tips To Keep You Going Until Christmas

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So we are still a good solid nine weeks away from Christmas and honestly I’ve been feeling a bit like I just want this year to be over so I can have a fresh new year ahead of me. I had to give myself a little talking to as I am not one to wish time away and I know I don’t need a fresh year or even a new week to start living to my fullest and achieving some goals. So for the last quarter of the year we can choose to get lazy and succumb to the Christmas slump or we can pull ourselves up, make exciting plans and feel the best we’ve felt all year because why not? So here’s some ways I think we can end 2016 feeling healthy, happy and ready to start 2017 ahead of the game…

It’s Never Too Late Too Dream Big

dream big postI recently had to write a biography for Cosmopolitan Online as I’m doing some freelance writing for them (eek) I never thought that I’d be asked to write for one of my favourite magazines when I was younger although I’ve always been so passionate about writing. I just didn’t think I would be good enough and as a young ambitious dancer I was going in a completely different direction. Dreams can change especially as you go from your teens to your twenties and if those dreams you had as a young girl aren’t your dreams today or didn’t come true, then find new dreams! The bio had to be short, get to the point and show who I really am. This is what I wrote…

Top 5 Natural Beauty Products for Autumn Workouts

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Pilates, yoga and meditation are my workouts of choice this time of year, okay maybe all year round but there’s definitely something about this time of year that makes me want to slow my body down and be mindful. I love beauty products and want to introduce you to Content. “Content is a boutique organic skincare store, naturopathic clinic, beauty salon and website at the forefront of the move towards organic and natural skincare and complementary therapies.” I asked Imelda Burke from Content to share her top 5 natural beauty products for Autumn workouts. I love number 5! 

The One Thing Stealing Your Happiness

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Is comparison stealing your happiness and confidence? In today’s world we are bombarded with perfect images of bodies, lifestyles, homes, holidays, careers, relationships and it can quite frankly make your own little life feel a little poop right. In my new video this week, I just wanted to share with you how I felt about this silly little thing we do, comparing our lives to a snapshot of someone elses and then beating ourselves up for not being perfect…

Down In The Dumps

Like a bad hair day, sometimes we can wake up a little down in the dumps for no reason at all! I haven’t really felt myself the last couple of days and have been a little down in the dumps on some days for the last few weeks. Some people have even noticed and asked if I’m okay which was at first making me feel really uneasy and defensive. I’d beat myself up for letting people see that I was a bit groggy and not my usual positive bright self but sometimes I just can’t help being a little subdued.