• Motivation & Encouragement

    23 lessons I have learned throughout my 23 years of life (part 1)

    My 23rd birthday has already come and gone but I still wanted to share a few lessons I have learned throughout 23 years. Majority of these are from the age of 18 onward but they are lessons learnt nonetheless. The situations in which these lessons were acquired weren’t always pleasant but I have made it a point of duty to always take the positive out of every situation. I give thanks to God for all He has done, is doing, and will do for me. If you can take these lessons and apply them to your life, skipping the pain and regret, then count yourself a blessed soul. Okay, without…

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    4 SURE ways to get motivated

    Let’s face it, we all need a pep talk, a gentle reminder, inspiration, a dose of enthusiasm, and the list continues. Whatever you would like to call it, we need that motivation baby. Here’s the thing, where will you get it from right when you need it? What if that bright spark of a friend isn’t around or you cannot get through to them for whatever reason? Have no fear, for Tropical Tide is here. I’m kidding, but no, I’m serious. I’m here to remind you that you have to be your own motivator at times. How? Why, I’m glad you asked. Today I’ll be sharing with you four sure…

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    7 Simple ways to get out of a RUT!

    How can you overcome a rut? The infamous rut happens to the best of us and sometimes at the worst time possible. Anything can trigger a rut in the making or even be the starting point. Do not think, regardless, that you have to wallow in self pity or succumb to the blank, empty void you might be feeling. You might think it difficult while in the midst and decide to just let the phase pass you by. Nonetheless my lovelies, I am here to inform you that it is possible to overcome a rut. In this blog post I will share seven tips that have helped me personally to…

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    Tick Tock

    Has time ever stopped for you? It certainly has not for me. Yet, we sit around as if it does while it passes us by. Time waits for no one so why wait on time? By this I am referring to waiting on the right moment. It is never, majority of the time, the right moment. Procrastination rarely works out in our favor. In fact, it makes us more aware of the time that is passing by. Don’t make it a habit to put off today’s work for tomorrow. Tomorrow will come bearing it’s own challenges and task load.  When your work load piles up, you tend to find a…

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    Make a Move

    “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out WHY.” – Mark Twain It is approaching the third month of 2018. What have you been doing thus far to achieve your goals? This is usually the time when resolutions get placed on the back burner and many throw in the towel. But the year is still very young. You can still set goals if you have not done so already. You can still write that book, start that blog, or start your own business. Do not let fear, or anything for that matter, hinder you from making moves this…

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    Say Yes

    Happy new year everyone. I hope that you are all sticking to your new year’s resolutions and are working toward your goals. I just want to encourage everyone to be bold and say yes in 2018. This year is giving a vibe of greatness. Greatness in the sense that dreams are going to come through, goals are going to be accomplished, habits are going to be formed while others are being broken, breakthroughs, favor, and the entire works. This greatness, however, is going to require a lot of hard work and dedication. I propose a challenge to one and all to really be the best versions of yourselves this year.…

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    A letter of reflection

    Dear Me of 2017, What a year! I am so proud of you girly. You’ve come a long way. I’ve seen where you struggled and where you persevered. It’s been a bumpy ride, a journey to remember. Let’s start with January. You started the new year in the wrong atmosphere and with the wrong mindset. It’s okay, you were trying to find yourself. You went to school almost every single day not of a sound mind, just helping to fill a lecture theatre. February rolled around and you hit the 22 year milestone, marking the start of your 23rd year of life. You finally excluded the negative people out of…

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    The Comeback

    Pow! The Tropical Tide is back. Being a girl boss in school can get so overwhelming. One thing I’ve learnt is that despite what you might be going through, the world continues whether you show up or not. In that case, I choose to make my contribution now when I have the energy and strength to do so. Being under the weather, experiencing writer’s block, and having the world of assignments and exams (still ongoing) can really demotivate a woman. Even if that woman thrives off of being an encourager and motivator, sometimes she herself needs a little motivation. God is good nonetheless. How does one conquer these tides of…

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    Healthy Eats

    I often catch myself dancing randomly and most times it’s because I’m eating. I LOVE food! I’m sure you guys can relate.  Eating healthier is a goal that majority of us set for ourselves but struggle to accomplish. I was the type of person to read health blogs, search for healthy meal ideas on Instagram, Pinterest, etc., and subscribe to many vegan youtubers for inspiration. I was a hearer but not a doer. I finally acted. I went on a 21-day diet that consisted of only plant based foods with no added sugar. Let me just say, BEST DECISION EVER! I lost a few pounds and I also got really…

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    How to Manage your Money

    Money, money, money, moneey, MONEY! I enjoy having the money to get the things that I need and to pay the bills, don’t you? A lot of the time we find that we aren’t effective in getting much done with our money. Why? What do you spend on often? Collect all receipts for a week to a month and evaluate how much you spend on average on different items. It is not necessarily because you don’t have enough but rather the way you manage it. In today’s blog post I am going to share a few tips on how to manage your money. Also, at the end of this blog…

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