How to slay,’smash’ and make your 2018 year count!!

fullsizeoutput_2276Hey loves!! I hope you are doing well! So it’s been a little while since I’ve posted , so this blog post is dedicated to you and the New Year! I recently did a YouTube video on how to make the  most of 2018. My 2017 year wasn’t the best of best years , however I feel like I have learnt so much from it and would like to share with you guys how I took the lessons of 2017 and how I’m going to make the most of this year.

I summarized 5 tips below on how to make the most of the year 2018:

Tip 1:

Prepare. Prepare. Prepare! You can never be ‘TOO’ prepared for something. There is literally mo such thing as over preparation. If you’re in Matric, start preparing for your finals by the first month already. If you’re in varsity, start preparing for your year-end examinations at the first go! Whatever profession or institution you’re in, start preparing! You know as they say: “If you fail to prepare ,you prepare to fail”. And I CANNOT AGREE MORE…

Tip 2:

Stop caring about what everyone thinks about you! The minute you start worrying and start caring about what everyone else thinks about you , you stop yourself from being your true self. Because you are constantly asking yourself what people will think if you do this or if you do that. The honest truth is that someone will always have an opinion about you or something to say about you! Honestly! It is human nature ! So stop worrying, breathe and just DO YOU boo!

Tip 3:

Learn from your mistakes. Truth be told we all make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. My mom always says : “Don’t be afraid to make mistakes”. Because truth be told, we learn better when we make mistakes; way better than when people tell us what to actually do. Experience is the best teacher, right?

Tip 4:

Spice up your wardrobe. So I’m a fashion kinda girl and I love dressing up! I feel like outfits and fashion is like art ; you express your mood through whatever it is that you’re wearing! Fashion doesn’t only speak for you and express your mood, but it also gives you that confidence boost and ‘feel-good’ factor. I always say: “When you look good , you feel good and when you feel good, you DO good!

Tip 5

Finally; it is to get rid of any negative energy and be positive. One of the things that I’ve learnt from 2017 is that my mood right from the beginning of the day affects the rest of my day. So when I start the day on a negative or bad note , I end up not enjoying the rest of my day! If I had a disagreement or argument with someone in the morning, I’m affected for the WHOLE day! So what better way is there to get rid of all negative thoughts and just own my day right from the beginning! If anyone is bringing a negative vibe on your social media platforms, delete and block them. If someone always highlights your flaws and is always negative about you, avoid them completely and make it clear that y’all are not friends! Sometimes life is that simple, we just complicate it for ourselves…

So there you have it loves!! Your top 5 tips on how to slay, ‘smash’ and make the most of 2018 !

I wish you guys nothing but the best! If you need any advice or have questions you’d like to ask me you can either comment below or email me on and I will gladly help you and get back to you as soon as I can!


-Naledi Swaratlhe-

Check out my YouTube video below:



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