Does everyone need a five-year plan?

By Kelly Exeter | May 18, 2017

Cressida recently asked this question in the Straight and Curly Facebook group: I was chatting to a friend today who said he was worried …

3 things you can safely edit out of your life. Today

By Kelly Exeter | May 11, 2017

Whenever I catch myself in ‘overwhelm’ mode and can see it’s not temporary (i.e. isn’t the kind brought on by an expected short-term project, …

Why we make bad decisions in our 30s and 40s

By Kelly Exeter | May 4, 2017

Every single decision we make – big or small – has a cost. Getting up early costs us morning cuddles with our partner. Staying …

The secret shame of my obsession with decluttering

By Kelly Exeter | April 27, 2017

If you’re currently drowning in clutter at home, you’re not alone. A recent UCLA study showed it’s a huge problem for middle-class families. “Managing …

4 things you might not know about running a live event

By Kelly Exeter | April 20, 2017

So here we are – Brooke, Alexx and I – 10 days out from A Simpler Way Sydney. If ticket sales stay where they …

How to prioritise when you want to do everything

By Kelly Exeter | April 13, 2017

You can do anything, but you can’t do everything. I’ve always known this, but for the longest time, it didn’t stop me. Trying to …

Don’t be afraid to …

By Kelly Exeter | March 31, 2017

Often we know exactly what we need to do, we just need someone to give us permission. Well, here it is. Don’t be afraid …

Why you’re more disciplined than you think

By Kelly Exeter | March 23, 2017

In this week’s episode of Let It Be, Brooke and I explored the concept of ‘discipline’. It was an interesting conversation because I’m someone …

Why we should all set aside time to worry

By Kelly Exeter | March 9, 2017

You get into bed, exhausted. Given you’ve been falling asleep on your feet all day, it’s only reasonable to expect you’ll be out like …

Let’s talk about snacks (especially the ‘healthy’ ones)

By Kelly Exeter | March 2, 2017

After I announced the details of the next Better Than Yesterday challenge (nutrition) I got quite a few emails and comments from people asking …

How the ’empty shelf principle’ can help you fight overwhelm

By Kelly Exeter | February 24, 2017

If you were ever to come to my house, you’d notice something a little weird. In pretty much every cupboard and set of shelves – …

Start tiny – the secret to making changes that stick

By Kelly Exeter | January 19, 2017

“I was listening to your podcast flying from Ireland to Spain. Kelly was talking about habits and she said start small, like push-ups: start …

The remarkable, cumulative effects of just 15 more minutes of sleep a night

By Kelly Exeter | January 12, 2017

Towards the end of last year I ran a survey asking you guys about the one quality or ‘thing’ you’d love to improve on …

Dreading going back to work tomorrow? Here’s what to do

By Kelly Exeter | January 8, 2017

If you live in Australia, it’s likely you’ve used the Christmas and New Year period to take a lovely two-week break from work. A …

Feeling lost? These 5 things might help

By Kelly Exeter | January 7, 2017

When you’re looking for direction in life, who better to provide it than the people you look up to? That’s why, when I first …