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47: Changing Priorities



The past few months have resulted in a lot of us changing our priorities, whether or not we’ve wanted to. Even when it’s been necessary it hasn’t always been easy so this fortnight we’re discussing how our own priorities have changed recently and how we’ve dealt with the impact of that.

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20sarehard@gmail.com / @20sarehard

charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe

helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations

Becoming (Netflix)

Hustlers (Amazon Prime)

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga

Protein Ball Recipe


44: Problematic Lockdown Trends



A lot of new trends have sprung up in the past few weeks. Some, like dalgona coffee and TikTok dance crazes, are fine and a nice distraction. Some aren’t so great though and the competitive nature and pressure of these trends can send us into a comparison spiral. We’re discussing them all, from working out 3 times a day to baking enough banana bread to open your own bakery. We’re all just trying to find our own ways to cope but without making ourselves, or anyone else, feel crumby.

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20sarehard@gmail.com / @20sarehard

charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe

helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations

Prepare for the ultimate gaslighting

The Mindy Project (NOW TV)

Onward

Barre With Rod – The 90’s/00’s dance barre has sold out but keep an eye on his Instagram for more

Hamilton Live Showing: Available on Disney+ from 3rd July, no specific time


42: Staying Connected



Finding ways to stay conncted and keep in touch with loved ones is not more important than ever. There are so many thoughtful ways you can let the people around you know that you’re thinking of them, brighten their day and also maitain your own mental health and wellbeing in doing so. This fortnight we’re sharing all the different ways we’ve been staying connected, share more of our recommendations (who knew we could come up with any more after last week?) and share what we’ve been up to in these crazy times. Get In Touch @20sarehard @charlotte.phoebe / charlottephoebe.com @helenabradbury / helenabradbury.com Recommendations Noughts & Crosses Jumanji: The Next Level Toasted Veggie Cashew Bowl Thin Rich Happy: 3 Things To Remember


41: The Bumper Recommendations Episode



This fortnight we’re sharing our favourite movies, TV shows, podcasts, playlists, books and cultural finds to keep you entertained during this strange time. Please get in touch with your favourite recommendations so we can share these too! Stay safe & stay home (if you can). Get In Touch @20sarehard / 20sarehard@gmail.com @helenabradbury / helenabradbury.com @charlotte.phoebe / charlottephoebe.com Recommendations Safe The Stranger The Marvellous Mrs Maisel Schitt’s Creek Friday Night Dinner Race Across The World The Great Race 100 Humans Cheer You Movies When Harry Met Sally Sleepless In Seattle Notting Hill Always Be My Maybe Crazy Rich Asians On The Basis Of Sex Molly’s Game The Dolomite Is My Name The Hitman’s Bodyguard Books The Ragdoll Series Becoming by Michelle Obama Girl, Stop Apologising by Rachel Hollis Circe The Pisces The Flat Share You can also use your library card on Libby, Hoopla or Overdrive Podcasts Terrible, Thanks For Asking Nobody Panic You’re Wrong About NPR Isle of Calm Playlist Blue Sky Days by Liv Purvis Exercise Yoga With Adrienne Psycle London Instagram Peloton App 7 Minute Workout Do You Rumble Down Dog App (free till 1st May) Culture The National Theatre Youtube Channel London Royal Opera House Google Arts & Culture Zoo Live Cams National Gallery Keukenhof Tour Kitten Academy


40: How To Stay Positive



These are weird times we’re living in, aren’t they? Every day we’re bombarded with more difficult and worrying news stories, with little indication as to when any of the madness is going to end. The best thing you can do (other than stay at home, unless you’re one of our amazing key workers) is to try and maintain a positive attitude. Even if you’re usually the most positive person going, right now it’s a bit tougher than usual to do that. We’ve decided to keep it real (as usual), and chat about how difficult the past 2 weeks have been and how much everything has changed, but also share with you the tips we use to try and stay positive. Sending you all lots of love, please stay safe!

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@20sarehard / 20sarehard@gmail.com

@charlotte.phoebe / charlottephoebe.com

@helenabradbury / helenabradbury.com

Recommendations

The Fringe Of It Podcast

Bon Appetit


Episode 36: How To Make A Difference



This week we share all the ways, big and small, that you can help to make a difference both on a local level and more globally. There’s so much going on in the world right now that it can feel so overwhelming, you know you should be doing something but where do you start? We have lots of ways that you can get involved and help to make a difference. We’d love to hear about the small changes you’ve made to help make a difference so please get in touch with us and let us know.

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20sarehard@gmail.com/@20sarehard helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe

Recommendations

Lydia Millen “Small Changes That Changed My Life”

The Trial Of Christine Keeler on BBC iPlayer

The Travel Diaries

Fashion Footprint Calculator

Reusable Cotton Pads

Beeswax Sheets

Coconut Oil Sheets

How To Contact Your MP (don’t forget to include your name and postcode or they aren’t allowed to come back to you!)

The Higg Index


Episode 27: Credit Cards



This fortnight we’re back talking about money and this time we’re exploring the (sometimes scary) world of credit cards. We’ve all head the horror stories of spiralling debt and creating bad financial habits associated with credit cards but in fact they can be really valuable and beneficial financial tools. We get into why credit cards can be so beneficial, how they can help you improve your credit rating (along with how to check what yours is and how you can use it) and we also share our favourite resources for learning more about the different financial products out there and some tips for creating good credit card habits.

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Drop us an email at 20sarehard@gmail.com

Get your (almost) daily dose of positivity and follow @20sarehard on Instagram, or catch up with what we’ve been doing by following @charlotte.phoebe or @helenabradbury

Get inspired for the new season and take a peak inside Charlotte’s wardrobe at charlottephoebe.com

Keep up to date with Helli’s travels and fuel your wanderlust at helenabradbury.com

Recommendations

Anna Jones A Modern Cook’s Year

Tiny Rebel Brewery

Sibling Gin Distillery

This American Life: In Defence of Ignorance

The Farewell

Money Saving Expert ( A new series of Martin Lewis’ Money Saving Expert has just started on ITV, you can catch up here)

Clearscore Credit Checker


Episode 26: Bonus Episode – Discussing Body Image with Becky & Asia



We’re coming to you this week with something a little different, a bonus episode where we interview our friends, Becky and Asia, and discuss all things body image with them. We spoke in the last episode about how we were conscious that we came to the discussion from two very specific viewpoints so we took the opportunity to open up the discussion with our friends too. We hope you enjoy this extra dose of 20s Are Hard and we’d love to hear what you think about interviewing guests on the show!

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20sarehard@gmail.com

@20sarehard

@helenabradbury / helenabradbury.com

@charlotte.phoebe / charlottephoebe.com


Episode 24: How To Stay Motivated



Are you struggling to get back into the swing of things after a break over the summer? Or maybe you’ve been working towards a goal for what seems like forever and suddenly you find yourself running out of steam? Maybe you just need the kick up the backside to get going on a new project? Well this fortnight’s topic is perfect for you because we’re discussing motivation but more importantly how to stay motivated. We’ve all felt that initial buzz when we start a new project or make a new plan but keeping it up and making sure that we can sustain that level of motivation can sometimes be a bit of a challenge, no matter how much you want something. We’re all working towards our own goals and all have our own motivations for them but at the end of the day we’re all also just human. So if you need some tips in how to keep that momentum going and how to stay motivated even when things are tough or are taking longer than you expected, we’re here for you!

Get in touch

Drop us an email at 20sarehard@gmail.com

Get your (almost) daily dose of positivity and follow @20sarehard on Instagram, or catch up with what we’ve been doing by following @charlotte.phoebe or @helenabradbury

Keep up to date with Helli’s travels and fuel your wanderlust at helenabradbury.com

Get inspired for the new season and take a peak inside Charlotte’s wardrobe at charlottephoebe.com

Recommendations

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

Seedlip Non Alcoholic Spirit

How Power Poses Impact Confidence at Work

Big Wild Thought


22: Keeping Fit



We all know that exercising and keeping fit is important but it can often feel so difficult to work it around our busy lives and other commitments. Even if you love working out, finding the time can feel like a real challenge. This fortnight we discuss the ways we try to still prioritise excercise and why we always ensure it’s something we make time for, regardless of whether we love it and always have (Helli) or find building up the motivation more challenging (Charlotte).

Get In Touch

20sarehard@gmail.com

@20sarehard

@charlotte.phoebe

@helenabradbury

Recommendations

Florence and the Machine Article

Secrets of the Multi Layer Millionaires

The Escape Room Swansea

Victoria Secret Butt Workout

Yoga WIth Adrienne Abs