Category: journaling

Head over what?

C6F0138B-6AF6-4581-A1F2-14852998CD19When it comes to those things that really mean something in your life, like big things. The ones that you have to make a decision on, depending how you feel.

 So do you listen what your head is saying or how it makes your heart feel… here’s my thoughts on it…

Things that are going to impact your life, every aspect of it, of course Thought and consideration comes into play. But it’s really how it makes you feel when you envision yourself already having it.

I know when that thing has made me smile from ear to ear it’s a feeling of happiness and joy.
So I think I believe it’s heart over head. But each person their own look on it I guess.

 

SCHEDULING SUNDAY

I’m usually a person who likes to write her blog posts and post them on the same day.

But sometimes you need to schedule some in amongst other things too.

I am going to schedule posts this week for Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.  If my creative juices are flowing I may have some up for the following week too. If not please bear with me while I recover from my operation.

I thought I’d find some pins that’ll help you with the scheduling process too.

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I can’t credit the owner as the pins were pinned 🙈

Hope you find them helpful. You could even print them out if you like.

Organise yourself

This post can apply at any time but I think January is the optimum time to do it.

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Of course having one diary can of course be helpful… But sometimes if you are a stationery addict and like getting your shit together then include some of these kind of notebooks/ journals below.

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So this is a weekly spread type diary. Where you can quickly note down what you have to do or have done. I like to use this for keeping track of when my blog posts have been published. To look back on the topics with ease. Love the little note section on the opposite side, really helpful.

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This is my book I write in every night. It has a space at the top to write what went on in the day, you could even draw there instead. It also asks you a question that gets you thinking. I like the concept of that.

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This notepad only arrived yesterday and I was so excited. It has so many pages and 10 sections. Got to plan what subjects are going in there. It was really affordable and can be used for literally anything.

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Lastly I have a 5 minute ls before bed journal which I don’t think would see you through the year so it’s one to more down special things in. I want it to be a positive thought provoking one. But you can use them as you wish. I had it for Christmas but I am pretty sure Paperchase still do it.

Am I the only stationery obsessed one around here, i hope not.

10 years ago to now

Let’s take you back 10 years to the year 2009.

That January I had started the year with a hurting heart from being dumped just after Christmas. Turned out the bloke was a right dickhead.

I had lost a bit of weight in 2009 too after having my gallbladder out a few months before, so I was about 8 and a half stone.

Mum and me were also searching for a house as we had sold our house and needed to find one fast to move into. It was part of her divorce so decided to look for rented property. Just after Christmas that year we found it and moved in there in the Jan of 2010.

So now it’s the end of 2019 and wow what a year its been.

I started the year having my bladder out, and having a stoma, which has been quite a problematic thing so more surgery is needed soon.

I have found out who I really am, with my spirituality, my sexuality (I will fall in love with whoever I find attractive regardless of gender … Simple as that) and found out how strong I can be in shitty situations.

I’ve lost a friend I thought would always have my back, her loss. But also gained a really awesome friend she was in my year at school and I’m so glad to have her in my life as she makes me laugh so much and it feels like we’ve been good friends since like forever.

December Favourites

The last Favourites of the year. I really do like looking at all the previous months as well and see what made me happy.

I’ll leave the previous 11 at the bottom of this post if you want to have a nosey.

Here is some of Decembers bits that have made me happy.

ALIEN PERFUME DEODORANT

I never knew that I could get my favourite perfume in a deodorant/body spray until I was nosing on the perfume shop website and there it was. For 100ml it’s just perfect to fit inside a handbag. Smells beautiful. I am forever getting compliments on the scent, so it’s a no brainer to at least go get a spray of it yourself at your local chemist.

PINK WIG

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Most of you would’ve seen me wearing a couple of wigs as I’m a bit fed up of the length it is so until it’s a bob style I’ll be wearing one of my 3 wigs. This is the one I love at the moment, it is very me as I love pink.

IPAD COVER

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I have had an iPad for a year or so now, but I now have a pencil I can use to draw on it, a cheaper one than the Apple Pencil so I needed a cover that would keep it with the iPad so this is it. It’s very girly and practical. I love it.

DIARY AND JOURNAL

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Both of these are from Paperchase, one was a gift (the 5 mins before bed) and then i bought the pink one (one day one question). I love a diary/journal to write in…it’s just remembering to do it everyday. So these will be in eyeshot so I make them a habit to do.

FOOD

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These have always been the ones I reach for out of all the Haribo sweets. But it’s been about 20 years that I’ve been calling them Tangfantastics until a few days ago I spotted its Tanfastics 🙈

SONG

I heard this song on the radio one evening in bed and thought it was so lovely. The original is of course great but I thought Celine Dions voice was so pure.

QUOTE

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ALL MY FAVOURITES FROM 2019

JANUARY MONTHLY FAVOURITES

MY FEBRUARY FAVOURITES

MARCH FAVOURITES

April Monthly Favourites

Monthly favourites – MAY

June Favourites

July Favourites

Monthly favourites August

September Faves

October Favourites

November Favourites

what’s been your favourite thing throughout December…other than Christmas?

BLOGMAS #21

Can’t beat a winter Q and A so I thought I’d do one for todays post.


1. GREEN CHRISTMAS OR WHITE CHRISTMAS?

White Christmas.I love it when it looks outside just like it does on a Christmas card.

2. WOULD YOU RATHER SNUGGLE UP WITH A BLANKET OR GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY IN THE SNOW?

Snuggle up in the warm with a blanket and hot water bottle and just appreciate how pretty it looks.

3. HOW DO YOU TYPICALLY CELEBRATE NEW YEARS?

It all depends on my health, if I can go out I do. But I don’t mind staying in either.

4. FAVORITE WINTER FOOD?

Mums stew from the slow cooker with dumplings

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASONAL DRINK?

Don’t really drink so I would probably have a shloer

6. HOW EARLY DO YOU DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS?

As late as possible without looking like a grinch

7. DO YOU ENJOY THE COLD WEATHER OR DO YOU GET ANXIOUS FOR SPRING TO COME?

I have always suffered with poor circulation so the warmer weather is always welcomed

8. DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL HOLIDAY TRADITIONS?

Make sure I watch The snowman

9. WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF A PERFECT WINTER DAY?

Hot choc, film, an open fire, candles, blankets and my family…and tub of celebrations

10. WHAT’S THE BEST PART ABOUT WINTER?

Better programmes on the TV

11. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE SET IN THE WINTER SEASON? (NOT NECESSARILY A CHRISTMAS MOVIE)

I like watching reruns of all the oldies like only fools and horses, vicar of Dibley and The Royale family (with Ricky Tomlinson)

12. WHAT DO YOU HATE ABOUT WINTER?

Icy paths, Dark mornings and all day fog.

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34 things I have learnt in 34 years

Since I have just turned 34 I thought it would be good to tell you some things I have learnt in those years that I think are lessons for life and can apply to anyone of any age too.

Feel free to take note of these on paper or your phone

Ok so let’s jump right in

1. Not to be afraid of where you live

2. Nobody is perfect

3. Time stops for nobody

4. Never judge someone by face value

5. Take life one step at a time, don’t rush it.

6. Older people have valuable advice…that’s why they get called wise owls

7. Never feel pressured, stand your ground

8. Memories are so very precious, go make them

9. Sometimes it’s worth risking it for a chocolate biscuit

10. Always be proud of who you are

11. Cluttered rooms means cluttered mind

12. Be the friend you’d like to have

13. The first person you fall in love with should always be yourself

14. True friend stand the test of time and distance

15. Budgeting your money will help you in the long run

16. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice

17. Document…so you can look back at a later date and reflect

18. Say yes more

19. Spend time with your loved ones…share the love

20. Don’t lose that bit of your inner child

21. Not everyone is going to like you and that’s ok

22. You are not defined by a number

23. Finding out what love and heartbreak feels like and learn from it

24. Thoughts are powerful so make them positive

25. Nobody has their shit together 100% of the time

26. It’s never too late to learn a new skill

27. It’s best to have a handful of great friends than lots of half ass friends

28. Take time for you

29. Don’t ever try to fit in, you were born to stand out

30. Use your creativity and run with it as far as it will go

31. Remember how fortunate you are

32. Life is not a goal it’s a journey

33. Laughter is the best medicine / therapy

34. If it’s not ok it’s not the end

I have so many lessons that I literally would be here all day typing away. Please know that in life you need to have picked up things along the way that makes you think yes that makes so much sense, and then apply them accordingly.

Thanks for stopping by

Til next time