Top 5 Tips for Wellbeing at School, Work or University

With the back-to-school organising and back-to-work well and truly in full swing, we thought it would be a great time to pause for a moment and remind everyone of the importance of wellbeing and looking after ourselves each day, as well as being organised and having all the right stationery to help you do so. Here are five of our top tips for looking after your wellbeing at school, work and university, and we’ve also thrown in a delicious recipe to inspire you as well!

1| Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

It’s something we speak about a lot here in the kikki.K office, and it’s something you will hear us talk about a lot anytime the topic of wellbeing or health comes up – and that’s water. Yes, delicious and simple H20 really is the elixir of life, but in order to maintain your regular 8 glasses (or 2 litres) at least of water a day, you need to have a drinking vessel that makes you want to drink more. And lucky for you, we’ve got plenty of beautiful drink bottles to choose from. Take your pick and hydrate as you go about your days. You’ll thank us for it!

2| Make time for mindful moments

Our school and work-days can be very full, especially at the start of a New Year or new term, and even more so when the time comes for assignments and exams or deadlines. Often when our schedules become fuller, we can forget about taking a little time out to check in with ourselves and be mindful. Try to keep this in mind as you start a fresh year, and remember to take a breath, look around you and take in everything you can see, hear and feel for a few moments. Journal about them if you wish. Close your mind to your deadlines and other noise for just a moment each day to really be present, and you’ll find you can return your focus to your tasks at hand much clearer when you do. Be aware of your energy and stress levels. Take time out when you need it and try to be present when studying or working. Set yourself rewards for difficult tasks and take a moment to celebrate every small accomplishment.

3| Stay positive, be grateful

As the saying goes, a positive mind leads to a positive life – and we couldn’t agree more. By choosing to see the positive in any situation (rather than the negative), you’re so much more inclined to feel more positive about that situation as well. Keep this in mind as you start a new school or work year and try to seek out the silver linings in every day. One of the best ways to do this is to write down three things you’re grateful for at the end of every day. It could be a simple as the below, for example:

  1. I’m grateful for learning a new subject
  2. I’m so grateful for my kind and helpful teachers
  3. I have so much fun with my friends

No matter how big or small, unique or challenging, making a point of treasuring moments in your day will help change your outlook on life for the positive. Here are just a few of the most common benefits to keep in mind…

– Gratitude enhances happiness, which in turn, can have a positive effect on all areas of your life.

– When you focus on the positive, you are training your mind to think positively, and

– Gratitude helps us live in the present and see the beauty around us.

4| Prioritise your time

Setting time each day for study and specific tasks, and making sure you do this efficiently equals more time to enjoy doing more of the things you love – therefore it’s important that you have the right tools to help you do so! We recommend using a Study Planner or Study Diary if you’re at school, or a regular Diary or Planner if you’re at work, and plotting in all of your assignments, deadlines, priorities, study time and other commitments each week, then sticking to these so you can ensure you’re giving yourself enough space for ‘you’ time in your full weeks as well.

5| Nourish your body as well as your mind

It’s no secret that a huge factor in our wellbeing is the food choices we make. And sometimes, especially when it comes to school, work and busy periods of our life, it’s easy to let this slide, which can then have a domino effect on all other areas of our lives. So, keep this in mind and plan to eat healthy, home-cooked and fresh foods at school and work this year. Pack your lunches every day and avoid the tempting yet convenient junk food options as much as possible!

And as a special treat, why not try out our delicious raw date-chip cookie dough balls as a healthy snack this week? Recipe below:

Raw DATE-CHIP Cookie Dough Balls Recipe

Dry Ingredients

  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 3 Tbsp almond meal

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 tsp rice bran syrup
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup diced dates (soak for 10 mins, then drain and dice)


  • Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix well until combined, ensuring the dates are spread evenly throughout.
  • Roll dough into 3cm balls and refrigerate in an air-sealed container for 2-4 hours.
  • Take to school, work or university and enjoy!


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Dream, Plan and Express Yourself as You Do!

Whether you’re a lover of linen, have a penchant for prints or thrive on expressing your bold and colour-loving personality, we’ve got you covered as you start to plan for the year ahead with our all-new Dream.Plan.Do. Collection. Take a peek at some of our favourite new products to help you express yourself at work, university or school – and get set for a productive, dream 2020!

Modern and minimal at heart, this Scandinavian-inspired range features all your stationery essentials in a sophisticated palette of warm greys with soft touches of pale pink, dijon and bold cobalt blue. At kikki.K, we believe strongly in honouring our Swedish roots, and this latest release is no different. Highlights included textured linen-look fabric and brushed-gold foiling for a little something extra, to make each piece truly unique.

So, whether you’re returning to work, beginning a new school or university year, term or semester, these beautiful products offer something for every personality, and will ensure you step out and start your year in style!

Here’s a peek at some of our favourites from the range!


There’s something so pure and beautiful about the feel and look of linen, which is why our number one items in this collection include the all-new B6 Planner, 13″ Laptop Case, Curve Pouches, Travel Wallet, Compendium, Pencil Case and A6 Snap Journal in soft Nordic Grey. Without a doubt, the most sophisticated items in the collection, they’re not just beautiful, they’re also super functional to ensure you’re setting yourself up for an organised and productive year. Which ones will you choose?


The perfect pieces to complement your linen-look must-haves are anything with a pop of bold colour.  And as far as we’re concerned, you can’t go past the gorgeous Slim Ballpoint Pens 4PK, Metal Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Square Notebook with cobalt blue pages or the Adhesive Notes to really complete your new stationery wardrobe.


Lovers of patterns and all things terrazzo-style are sure to fall head over heels for this new collection, with beautiful patterns as far as the eye can see! From Drink Bottles, Travel Cups and Notebooks to Study Planners, Study Diaries, Affirmation Cards and so much more, all boasting this beautiful cobalt blue, dijon, grey and pale pink design. Team with linen-look items for the perfect match!


As we mentioned, despite offering a range of differing styles, textures, designs and functionality, this gorgeous Dream.Plan.Do. collection is designed to coordinate perfectly together and help you kick your year off to an incredibly organised, productive and stylish start. Dream big, plan carefully and do it all in a way that’s uniquely you! Shop the full range online or instore now >

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Celebrate Your Individuality & Stand Out at School, Work, Uni and in Life!

The arrival of a new year for any stationery lover evokes a sense of new beginnings, fresh starts and endless possibilities. And this year, as you start a new year at school, return to university and work or simply begin to plan a new decade of goals and dreams, we want you to do it in a way that’s uniquely you!

Remember, you weren’t born to blend in. It’s time to celebrate your individuality, express your unique style and personality, and stand out every day, with our bold, new Back to School collection!

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#37: Cyril Peupion – Productivity, Time Management, Focusing on Progress not Perfection, and Creating Work-Life Balance – Your Dream Life Podcast

Our first episode for 2020 features the wonderfully inspiring Cyril Peupion, one of the world’s leading experts in productivity, time management and creating work-life balance – areas we could all use a little help in, especially at the start of a New Year! Listen as he and Kristina discuss simple actions that can help to make your work and life easier, common tips of high performers, how to create solid foundations for productivity and so much more!

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