2019 has been a big year for Simply Shine. There’s been quite a few changes to the site, including a new header, which I think suits the brand so much more. Look out for it on other things coming soon, like your emails. I updated the About page, so you can really see what Simply Shine is all about and more about me, the blogger behind the brand. The site has a new Resources page, where you’ll find the freebies that       and the ebooks to help you even further. Speaking of which, I launched two products this year; Know You’re Worth It guide and the Mind Body and Soul guide to self-care, both of which are having a revamp in 2020.

I’m really exciting about the new year, and offering you even more value. However in the mean time, let’s count down of the top blog posts of 2019. These are the posts that you commented on the most, with interesting results…

No. 12 5 Ways to Get Started with Intentional Self-Care

I’m all about being able to provide you with simple practical tips to shine; in this case its in self-care. Rather than plodding through your day, learn tips on how to be intentional, so that you can get to the end of the day and know you’ve spent time on you.

No. 11 How to Start your Day with More Confidence

If our mornings don’t remind us that we have a purpose and value to give-we are less likely to begin our day with joy. Instead we could mindlessly follow a routine of getting up and getting out of the house. Is your morning about chores, getting other people ready and getting out the door? This blog post is about creating a nourishing routine that you look forward to. The secret to start your day with confidence and excitement.

No. 10 10 Ways to Boost your Confidence

Confidence is something we all want more of but what do I mean? When you have healthy self-confidence you stay true to who you are. You show up in the world as the best version of yourself and you know that you are enough. You are enough and you can shine. I’m going to help you. Here are 10 ways to boost your confidence, that you can get started with straight away. 

No. 9 Introducing Self-Care for Your Mind-Part 1

woman at desk thinking with her planner

Self-care can take many forms and for two posts in this countdown, the focus is on self-care for the mind. It is about learning and developing, but it is also about resting, simplifying and de-cluttering. Focusing on what is important and dismissing the rest, being mindful and self-aware. Part 1 looks at learning and development and how to rest and recharge.

No.8 Introducing Self-Care for the Mind-Part 2

Part 2 of introducing self-care for the mind, explains mindfulness, mindset and simplifying. For me is quite often about being in control of the inner critic or negative talk. Ensuring that you are thinking positively and being kind to yourself. One of my favourite subjects!

No.7 Introducing 5 Ways to Nourish Your Soul

laptop and cuppa on tray

This is the most personal aspect of wellbeing; it is about living a life with meaning and purpose. It is about getting in touch with your values and what really matters to you, so you can live intentionally. Spiritual self care is any ritual or practice that we do to further our connection with who we truly are as an individual, the real you. Learn more in this blog post.

No. 6 An Introduction to Self-Care for your Body

woman celebrating

When we think of self-care, we often think of massages and pedicures. Those are fantastic but certainly not part of daily self-care. But some of the most important self-care activities are those that tend to the more mundane needs of the body: getting enough sleep, drinking lots of water, eating healthy food, and getting some exercise. In this blog post, I introduce you to self-care for your body and give you a number of ideas to help you look after the place that you live!

No. 5 7 Signs You Need a Confidence Boost

7 signs you need a confidence boost

There could be any number of reasons why you’ve developed low confidence or low self-esteem. It can be due to a life event that has knocked your confidence and/or changed your outlook. Or maybe you lack of belief in yourself and feelings of not being good enough started from when you were a child. If you never feel good enough, you’re more likely to stay unfulfilled in relationships, your career and life in general. You might already know that you suffer from low confidence. Let’s explore the 7 signs you need a confidence boost.

No. 4 Powerful Skincare Secrets You Need to Know

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Looking after your skin is an extension of self-care. It can be a relaxing process to start and end your day. However there are some powerful skincare secrets you need to know, to make sure you are making the right decisions. That sounds harsh, how about not all skincare products are good for your skin? Find out what you need to know, so you can be making the right choices for you.

3. How to Live Simply to Shine in Life

simple desk with laptop coffee and plant pot

In this blog post I explore what living a simple life means to me, and how you can simplify different areas of your home and personal life so you can enjoy life and shine a little brighter. Read about the various ways, which I then expand on in separate blog posts.

2. How to Start the New Year Afresh

woman writing in planner-Simply Shine

An appropriate time of year to remind you of this blog post; all about clearing the clutter from last year so you can start the new year afresh. Embrace those new opportunities and make the most of the enthusiasm and motivation a new year brings. 

No. 1 Revealing the Reasons for a Simple Wardrobe 

And the post at the no.1 spot for number of comments in 2019; having a simply wardrobe. Imagine opening your wardrobe doors and seeing all your clothes neatly on hangers or folded in draws. The hanging clothes are facing the same way, on matching hangers. They may be colour coded, or sorted depending on item type. All the colours co-ordinate, so you can mix and match with everything. It is easy to pick out an outfit to wear, because you can see where everything is/what you have. If you like the sound of this so far, this blog post is for you.

So there you have it-the countdown of the top blog post for 2019, by number of comments. But all this could change. Let me know in the comments what your top posts have been this year and what you would like to see more of next year.

About Tina Russell

Tina Russell is a Mindset and Wellbeing Blogger and Coach who helps busy women to calm the chaos in their mind and life, prioritise themselves and shine in all they choose to do. After years of not valuing herself and being a perfectionist, Tina suffered from anxiety and exhaustion and knew something had to change. She set about retraining her brain and getting her shine back, making self-care and self-development her passions. Now happier in her life, Tina uses her coaching and influencing skills from her corporate HR career, and years of experience in making positive changes to her life, to inspire and motivate other women to do the same.

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  1. Oh, this is brilliant. Now I need to go and check out all the individual posts. Loving the new header as well.

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