Category: Personal

Wednesday went like this

ITS WEDNESDAY MORNING

I slept pretty well which is a change. I’m usually one of those tossing and turning types. So waking up feeling rather fresh was nice. I thought what can I do with myself that doesn’t require going out the house.

I’m writing a book at the moment so I knew that I need to squeeze in an hour or two at some point today of sheer brain power. If you want something bad enough you will make time for it, I believe that.

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So I’ve watched some interesting videos on YouTube, ones I’ve had in my watch later for a little while. Now they are watched I can fill it back up with more 😂

My Alexa at present is blasting out some quality tunes from Kisstory…if you aren’t from the UK Kisstory is a radio station dedicated to throwbacks. It’s bloody great to have your own karaoke day in the comfort of your own home.

Oooo look at that it’s midday…..it’s lunch time….I’ll be back in a bit

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Wow who knew cous cous and tuna tasted so good together.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

I am really digging my nail varnishes I picked up from Superdrug so I’m just gonna take off and refresh. They are by Revolution. Even better they are on offer 3 for 2. Also I heard that Revolution are coming to Boots which is the best cos I have a boots nearly on my doorstep.

My thumbnail has caught in the quick, which for us girls with natural nails is ouchy. Not only that when i pluck up the courage to pull it I’ll have to cut all my nails down so I don’t look like an oddington

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The weather is so pants here, so it’s nice to listen to the rain from the inside. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to take 15 mins to meditate/chill the fook out. I don’t sit in a funny position, I find somewhere where it’s clutter free and nobody else is there.

It really helps my anxiety levels to do this as it’s just concentrating on the here and now and doing controlled breathing. I will do a post on this soon, many of you will be able to benefit from it…even if you don’t suffer from anxiety that much.

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Now that’s done I can grab my notepad and start brainstorming….

I have blog posts to plan, a list to make of things I want to buy to jazz my room up a bit, a few places I want to visit and want to do more research, and obviously my book writing. So me and my notepad will be best friends for the rest of the afternoon, oh and good old google…actually, I’m older than google 😯

I intend to hopefully have a earlyish night tonight but i bet as soon as my head hits the pillow I’ll be wide awake. Always the way isn’t it.

Anyway, that was my Wednesday? Hope yours was good too.

15 Wellness tips

I’ve put together a list of some tips that will keep you on the right route to wellness

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  • DRINK A GLASS OF WATER FIRST THING IN THE MORNING
  • TAKE THE STAIRS
  • MAKE HALF YOUR PLATE VEGGIES
  • GET A FITBIT & TRACK YOUR STEPS
  • TAKE VITAMINS DAILY
  • GET FRESH AIR AND SUNLIGHT EVERY DAY
  • BE KIND
  • STAY POSITIVE
  • GET ENOUGH SLEEP
  • HAVE A MORNING ROUTINE
  • ENJOY TIME ALONE
  • SMILE OFTEN
  • ADD YOGA OR MEDITATION INTO YOUR DAY
  • PRACTICE SELF CARE
  • BE GRATEFUL

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Wellness is all about looking after you as a whole.

Improving you #1

You are under no obligation to be the same person you were

A year ago, a month ago, or even 15 mins ago.

you have the right to grow.

No apologies.

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I believe that if you just stay in one place doing the same boring thing day in day out you won’t change, it’s pretty obvious.

Self-improvement is such a great thing to do and its so easy. you can do as little of it or as much of it as you like.

My advice is to do a little each day and don’t let anybody or anything get in your way. Set yourself goals along the way and reward yourself with whatever you like once you’ve smashed them.

I’ll be doing some more self-improvement posts over the month of March. So keep your peepers open to when I’ve posted them on here.

Hope your week is off to a great start and if it’s not, then make sure you change it.

February favourites

We are two months down into 2020. To be fair Feb has seemed shorter than Jan because it is.

BEST BITS I BOUGHT

You guessed it another wig… Heat resistant and blonde and only £12. I wish the windy weather could bugger off so I can wear it without thinking its going to blow away.

The pink jumper is a newbie too courtesy of ASOS sale. It’s cropped but just the perfect size for me.

Being a stationery addict I love new finds and I stumbled across these fountain pens in different colours. I only owned a black one so I was like these are well cheap I want some. The only downside is they are non refillable.

FOOD THAT MADE ME GO MMMM

When the boyf comes over we kind of find ourselves going to McDonalds at some point over the weekend. I have been opting for these mozzarella sticks. Before trying these I’d never eaten that type of cheese. They are bloody nice.

While in wilkos the other day I was just looking for a little bit of choc to nibble on for the journey home and these were there smiling at me, so I thought I’d be friendly and take them on. They are different to any m and m varieties I’ve ever tried but I’d definitely buy them again if we crossed paths again.

MUSIC I HAVE BEEN SINGING ALONG TO

This album will never get old even though the film is 20 years old…that makes me feel well old saying it like that 🙈

It just so happens that ITV2 showed it at the weekend so I was a happy Hol.

FILMS AND SERIES I’VE DISCOVERED AND LOVED

I have been loving watching this series on BBC Iplayer called The Split about a divorce lawyer who happens to fall in love with her co worker despite being married herself. It’s a must watch.

I watched Coming to America with Eddie Murphy back in the 1980s. Thought it was odd at the beginning but then as I got into it a bit it was so funny.

Then there was a film called You get me with Bella Thorne as the lead. It was a psychological thriller, made you think what’s she going to do next. It’s 3 years old so I expect some of you may have already been it.

MOMENTS THIS MONTH I’VE CHERISHED

Spending time with my family, the boyf and being able to do a spot of shopping.

When you don’t have to put on any front or any make up if you don’t want and they’ll think you’re wonderful all the same.

What made your February fabulous?

The power of the mask

How true is this….

This is the beauty I am using at the moment by The Body Shop

I think using a face mask a few times a week does you the world of good. There’s some really affordable ones out there to the damn right pricey.

You got peel off, clay, sheet and overnight ones. Probably missed some other types out.

Take your pick and have fun 🌸

When things get in the way

I have to first of all apologise for the lack of posts this month…

I have been to a few appointments either at the hospital or Drs as its been 4 weeks now since major surgery took place.

Then I have been trying to catch up on my sleep as and when as my body clock is still on the 6am time they woke you up at the hospital.

Then I’ve been spending time with my boyfriend. We tend to only go on our phones if needed when together as we cherish our times together.

March hopefully with a little bit of planning will be lots of content and thank you so much for being understanding 😘

The next post will be my February monthly favourites so keep your eyes open for that… Probably Tuesday.

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Things that make us all happy……


MORE SLEEP

At the end of the day you can’t wait to get in your bed, to get warm, snuggle in and sleep your senses away. Then in the morning you don’t want to get up and snooze god knows how many times. Sleep is great so never deny yourself it. Get as much as you can

MORE MUSIC

I know music makes my day a happy one. A tune that takes you right back and makes your heart sing as well as you singing along. Music is so powerful, whether it’s a song or instrumental.

MORE TEA

It doesn’t have to be Tea. Just your favourite hot beverage that makes everything better for that moment in time. Mines a Options mint hot chocolate. Delicious. Come to think of it, it doesn’t make any difference if it’s a hot or cold drink it’s just one that makes you go mmmmm.

MORE BOOKS

A good book can make you happy and intrigued for hours. Some people just can’t stop buying books and divulging into them. Others just plod on through one but are equally as thrilled with the book.

MORE SUNSETS

When there’s better weather, a beautiful sunset makes you go wow and it’s so pretty to look at, until the sky goes black. Appreciating all the beauty of it. Then it’s a while til you see something so picturesque again. So if you can, get your camera out.

MORE CREATING

whatever form of creativity makes you happy, do it. Whether it’s writing, drawing, art and crafts or creating something on a bigger scale. Personally myself I like to dabble in a bit of all sorts.

MORE LONG WALKS

 

Going on a walk, either on your own, with a friend or a lover…or even in a group is really enjoyable if you have a lovely destination at the end of it and obviously the company makes it worth its while too.

MORE LAUGHTER

I will forever say this…Laughter is the best medicine, and the best form of therapy.  You won’t ever feel unhappy after laughing and that’s why i think it’s such a magical thing.

MORE HUGS

Giving someone a hug is a gift that can mean so much in a time of need, and can definitely turn a frown upside down. Most people love a hug. There is the few that aren’t fans.

 

MORE DREAMING

I don’t mean those dreams you have in your sleep that are all higgledy piggledy and don’t make sense at all. I’m on about the ones you want to become a reality. The ones you can work towards to make you happy as Larry. Keep dreaming and make them as big as you like.

MORE ROAD TRIPS

Nothing beats a road trip, with the best playlist and a friend who lets you forget all your worries and sing like a cat pissing in a biscuit tin. You don’t have to do them all the time but every once in a while if someone asks you, go. You’ll be smiling there and back for sure

MORE FUN

Fun can be anything you want it to be and as long as it’s making you happy and it’s not illegal, carry on having as much of it as you can. Fit some fun into your day and wear that grin with pride.

MORE LOVE

Love comes in all shapes and sizes and you can love a person, place or a thing.  The world needs more love and I tell you when you feel loved it’s a wonderful feeling. Love with your head and heart, body and soul.

What makes you Happy?