Monday Motivation 101


Its Monday, the beginning of a new week and most of us get that immediate feeling of dread of oh no its Monday. Yes it’s the end of a weekend where you probably could relax a bit more and enjoy a bit of freedom but now its the start of a brand new week and it should be exciting and not mundane.

If you have these 3 things then great if not they would be worth investing in

A collection of Sticky Notes


A Diary to keep events in etc


A Planner Pad


  • With your sticky notes write some positive affirmations on there to get you in  fabulous mood for the week ahead. No matter how silly you think they are if they are going to perk you up and make you feel good its worth it every time.
  • Keeping a diary is one of the best things you can do. Not only can you put in things that you can look forward to but also the things that have made you happy. One productive thing no matter how small should be noted. The little things can become the big things one day.
  • You can pick these planner pads up pretty cheap i think mine was £2 from Wilkos.  They are really good if you need a kick up the bum to get chores done. Kind of like a to do list but with a much better layout and looks prettier than a tatty piece of paper.


I have gathered a few motivational quotes on this slideshow especially for getting you in the mood for Mondays…You can also follow my Motivational board over on Pinterest.


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Remember it doesn’t have to be a Monday to get motivated it just helps start the week off fresh. That’s the way i look at it.


Have a fab week …


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When your body doesn’t work properly 

I have not been well for 2 and a half years and I have had to give up my job I loved and look after my health the best I can. 

I have a invisible illness called M.E

One night I went to bed….woke up with a numb body and let’s just say life hasn’t been the same since. The numbness comes and goes but brings all of these symptoms along with it. I don’t ever want pity I just want people to try and understand. It’s one of a handful of invisible illnesses and just because you can’t see me suffering doesn’t mean I’m not on the inside 💙

I am hoping one day there will be a cure and I can carry on living life the same as all my friends my age. Until then I am going to fight on and continue doing what I love best which is writing and blogging.


Little things mean a lot – Small changes

Try looking at things differently and those things you once saw will change

Once in a while its good to step things up a little and see if making small changes in your life will benefit you…i think they will in the long run. 


Below there are some examples you may like to give a go

  • Making to do lists daily and then crossing the completed tasks off is weirdly satisfying.
  • Make your bedroom a phone free zone as soon as you unwind for bed you’ll sleep so much better.
  • Keep a memory book or journal to store happy times you can look back on and smile at.
  • Don’t keep clothes you don’t wear give them to someone who will appreciate them and actually make use of them.
  • Laughter is the best medicine. Its so addictive. You can have as much of it as you want and the side effects are amazing.
  • Create playlists that motivate you, make you smile and bring back good times. Make a CD of them if possible.
  • Do something nice for someone else, even if you don’t know them. Like a random act of kindness. Instant feel good thing.




My Morning Routine

Everybody has a routine when it comes to getting up and going to bed and this is one of my typical mornings and i thought i’d share it with you.

Generally i get up at 8 in the morning if i don’t beat my alarm. I always think its fun to have something to greet you when the alarm goes off. Here are a few of my examples


I can’t help myself i have a quick nosey on social media, sometimes for longer than needed. Before you know it 45 mins have been wasted.


Once i’m out of bed its downstairs to fuel my body and this is my usual breakfast


I can’t go a day without listening to music so on goes Spotify and out comes the hairbrush and me singing slightly out of tune


If i remember i bring my journal down and write away whatever comes into my head whether its important or just me rambling. i allow myself 15 mins for that.


So i don’t forget i head upstairs to clean my teeth for the recommended 2 mins.


I take a soak in the bath or a quick shower depending on what time i have.


Then cleanse, tone and moisturise my face ready to then clog it up again


On goes the face that makes me confident but doesn’t define me as a person


When i have done all the important things i can then start brainstorming and doing a spot of blogging. Online shopping sometimes takes place too.


Occasionally a bit of yoga is incorporated into my morning routine if i am stressed out about anything.


Then its lunchtime….My favourite time of day 🙂

See you tomorrow for day two of daily blogging

much loves


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10 Tips For Anxiety | Holzieloves Podcast #2

Just a quick reminder…… my weekly Podcast is now up.

I wanted to do something that not only i benefit from but so many others could too. Being a sufferer with anxiety i know all the struggles and these handy tips will definitely help in times of trouble.

As  i have said before you don’t need a soundcloud account just click down below and it will take you right to me and my Anxiety Podcast.

Feedback is always appreciated.

Any topics you would like me to cover just let me know.

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Avon Must Have Summer Essentials 

Avon Calling…… ha ha

I absolutely love a good nosey through the Avon catalogue and you can always find something either for you or a gift for a friend and at an affordable price which is why Avon appeals to me.

This is one of a few posts that i am going to feature on my blog about Avon so keep a look out.

So the summers on its way… our skin and hair need to be looked after so I’ve bought some lovely bits that are going to see me into summer and I think they are a must have for anyone…ok preferably female but males if your in touch with your feminine side knock yourself out.


Adds a beautiful summery scent to your locks (comes in other scents)



Your make up stays put on a hot day with a spritz of this. Tried and tested 🙂


When you get out the bath/ shower or the sea spray this on all over to keep your legs looking and feeling smooth.


Use when you need that unwind and relax after a hot day spray on your PJs, duvet cover or just in your room. Lavender has so many great benefits. I love it and use it all the time

I ordered mine online which is the best thing as back in the day you didn’t have such a luxury. My Avon Representative Sarah is lovely and is always at hand for any questions I have. I’ll leave her link below so you can use her too.



Week 2: Holzie Reveals… The day my life changed forever 

I had to have an operation there were no two ways about it.

So January 2015 I signed my life away… it was a 6 1/2 hour procedure  and when I was being put to sleep I thought this is the end. Now I have a wicked scar that has a story behind it and here it is.

I had to have a bladder stoma made as I couldn’t wee normally. It suddenly came on one summers day 2013.I hadn’t had a wee for 8 hours and had drunk hell of a lot. I had gone into retention and they drained out 1.5 litres of we No wonder I was in agony.

I had the most unflattering leg bags to wear day and night with a catheter for a year and a half until all avenues were explored and a stoma was decided.

2 years later I’ve had my ups and downs with it and it’s weird that I’ll never wee sat down again, but it makes me special I guess.

My illness is invisible and many don’t even know what’s up until I tell them. Then all the questions come which I really don’t mind.
It’s made me a stronger person and made me look at life differently and appreciate the little things in life just as much as the big things.