Living For The Now

Things that have troubled you maybe last week or last month, just niggly things should be pushed out of the picture.

Your life, the one you are working on to get as you want is

Today, not yesterday or tomorrow but today.

So don’t worry about what has happened or is going to happen.  Focus on the here and now, as tomorrow is never promised.

I firmly believe that worrying about things that can’t be changed is a waste of time and energy.

Put your all into things that you can make a difference to and be proud of what you can accomplish.

QUOTES ABOUT LIVING FOR THE NOW

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The Pages of yesterday cannot be revised, but the pages of tomorrow are blank and you hold the pen.

Make it an inspiring story.

Til next time

hol

Feature Friday Q &A

Todays feature Friday is Marissa Dolan from INROOROOSWORLD.

Marissa is a very brave and courageous young woman and I am so glad to have her on my blog today.

Her openness warmed my heart and I hope it will with you.

On we go with the questions…

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How long have you had diabetes for and had it ever stopped you from doing anything in life?

I have had Diabetes since the age of 4, in April 2018 it will be 20 long years. For me I have tried to not let this illness stop me from doing anything and so far it has yet to stop me.

A song that reminds you of your childhood?

Off the top of my head, the song that immediately comes to my mind is Wannabe by the Spice Girls. My sisters and I were (still are) HUGE fans and most likely always will be.

A song that makes you happy?

The first song that makes me the happiest has to be I Wanna Dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston.

A song that helps you through tough times?

Whenever I’m feeling down I hate to sound extremely corny but my go-to song is Fight Song by Rachel Platten. I love the message it gives and I can relate to it so much.

What famous person do you look up to and why?

I have a few celebs that I obsess over but, the most inspirational celebrity to me is Demi Lovato. She has been so open about her daily struggles and gives us all a reason to keep pushing through because she does with such grace and it’s very inspiring.

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging because I have always wanted to share my life story. Whether that’s about my diabetes or just daily tips I can give, I love sharing what I have been through and honestly blogging has helped me so much with being more outgoing and I love this community it’s amazing!

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Thank you so much for stopping by.

See you in my next post…

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How To Get A Mental Cleanse

Lately I have realised there is no point in clogging up your life with things that just add more stress and anxiousness to what really can be a more zen like kind of life. 

I have came up with a list of things that you can start doing to help get your mental health looking and feeling more like you got your shit in order to put it quite frankly.

SELF CARE

  • Go to bed 30 minutes earlier than you normally would. Do this for a few weeks and you’ll soon be in a routine.
  • Journal for 15 minutes about whatever comes to mind. Its for your eyes only so don’t hold back.
  • Make weekly goals and do daily gratitude journalling. It will make you appreciate things more.
  • Reward yourself with a pampering or a nice bubble bath. Giving yourself some well deserved me time.

DIET AND EXERCISE

  • Meditate for 5 mins in the morning and a little longer in the evening if you can to keep your mind clear and allow yourself to unwind.
  • Find a workout you enjoy and do it regularly. Yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi are less strenuous and focus on the here and now.
  • Look at your diet and add some goodness into it whether its fruit, veggies, nuts and seeds or just drinking more water your body will thank you for it.
  • Enjoy every bite you take and appreciate what you’re eating. 

DIGITAL CLEANSE

  • Remove all unwanted texts from your phone unless you really need to keep them its just using up space. That goes for emails too. 
  • Try to not go on social media first thing in the morning, take this time to be productive. Leave it until at least 11am before you click on it.
  • Unfollow people who don’t inspire you.
  • Don’t use your phone at mealtimes and out with friends you’re meant to be enjoying the moment not dictating your outing word for word.

POSITIVITY

  • Give yourself a compliment, and compliment others too.
  • Make sure you laugh daily -My favourite quote is live,laugh, love.
  • Make a Pinterest board of positive quotes and affirmations.
  • Do a little random act of kindness. It’s always nice to make someone’s day.

Putting these into practice everyday will change your life completely and you’ll look at it in a totally different light. It will become part of you before you know it and you won’t be getting stressed right out because you will have these helpful tools to keep you smiling. 

FEATURE FRIDAY Q & A

For this weeks Q and A I am joined by the wonderful Hannah from AMETHYST ROSE BEAUTY who’s blog posts have inspired me reading them and I hope they will inspire you too.

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Here’s a few questions I came up with….

What quote do you love/live by?

I love the quote ‘Once you become fearless life becomes limitless’ because is so true. In life I realised I needed to be fearless in conquering things I wanted to achieve. Being fearless to me means not caring what others think or say, only doing things for me and things that make me happy. Then life really does become limitless, because there are no restrictions on what you can achieve!

What makes you feel confident?

Every time I wear a bold lip I feel so confident! No matter if it’s a simple makeup look or full glam a bold lip, it just makes me feel like I can conquer anything.

What is your signature make up look?

My go to signature makeup look would be winged liner and simple eyeshadow, a bold lip and a good highlight! It’s so quick to do but looks like so much more effort has gone into it!

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging as it was something I had been thinking about doing for a while, and eventually thought there’s no time like the present! So I stopped putting it off and here we are today! Blogging about makeup, makeup looks and things I go through in life for me is very therapeutic. To write about my experiences and interact with others all over the world is amazing! I couldn’t imagine not blogging now!

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If you only follow one person today make sure it’s Hannah.

Thanks for reading

See you in my next post….

10 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR MOOD

Absolutely everybody gets a down day even the most happiest of people.

Nothing is wrong with looking for advice on how to find that smile again…I’ve done it myself in the past. 

So I made this list back along in my journal and until now I didn’t think about sharing it with you. 

  1. Grab a DVD (preferably a comedy) some snacks, a blanket and dim the lights.
  2. Light a scented candle, add some bubbles and jump in the tub.
  3. Make yourself an uplifting playlist of songs that make you smile for days when you need to turn to it.
  4. Phone a friend and arrange to meet up- tell them to bring laughter.
  5. Go shopping whether in town or online it is the best sort of therapy.
  6. Draw or write whichever you think your better at and let yourself get super creative.
  7. Go put on an item of clothing that brings you joy, in your fav colour preferably. 
  8. Make your favourite meal / snack and really enjoy all the flavours 
  9. Go for a walk, feel the fresh air hit your face and take in all the beautiful views you see.
  10. Give a hug to someone it’s so heartwarming and leaves you with that happy fuzzy feeling. You could be cheering up someone else in the process.

My Fab blogger friend Bella Inizio also did a blog post on this topic why not go check hers out too. (Click on her name and it’ll take you straight to it)

I hope my list helps in some way and if you ever feel sad know that I’m only a twitter message away. 

Til next time….

FEATURE FRIDAY Q AND A

Welcome to my second Feature Friday. This week we have Alexandra from ALEXACEZA

I have only recently discovered her blog so it’s nice to learn some things about her too. So these are the questions I’ve come up with.

How long have you liked horses and how old were you when you first rode one?

Ever since I was little and could talk for that matter, were about horses. I loved how beautiful, powerful and graceful they looked like. It’s funny because both my mom and dad were surprised by my passion since they never mentioned riding or horses to me (they have never been on one themselves). Eventually as I grew older, they both figured that I wouldn’t stop talking about horses so they finally got me lessons when I was 8 years old.

What 3 things are you most grateful for?

1)My mom – my mom because she taught me to think and look at the world differently. She taught me to always look at the brighter side of life and to look forward to the experiences you want to happen.

2) My horse – I am very much grateful for the horse I have now since the previous ones I have owned always had some sort of health issue I was dealing with at the time and couldn’t ride much either. Orion is super healthy and has never given me any issues! I can rest my head at night knowing he is happy and healthy munching on some hay with his paddock mates! Plus the fact, I can go and ride whenever I want to.

3) My Life – I know this is a very vague answer but truly, I am very grateful and happy for my life. I know that I have been through my ups and downs, I have been through crazy situations but I have always come out stronger than before and much happier to have been lead through those experiences to where I am now. I was always so scared of getting older and not achieving things how I wanted to achieve them, but now I realize that sometimes we need to go through this life down a different path than we envisioned.

Where is your favourite destinations. Home & away?

Hmm, I can’t say I have been to many places yet but so far my favourite place away is Germany. I went there 2 years ago to Munich, Germany and it was just so beautiful! I love the culture, the food and the architecture. Everyone was so lovely, most people spoke English so it made me feel a lot more comfortable! The food, I honestly couldn’t get enough of, YUM and the sites were just stunning, every corner you would turn was so beautiful! I would highly recommend Germany.

At home, I love going to Niagara on the Lake in Ontario. It is one of my favourite places when I just want to get out of the city and go to a cute little town. It super cute and small, you can walk the little town in about 20 minutes! Try the cute cafes and restaurants, they are so worth it! Plus the lake is just a 10 minute walk from the city and it is so beautiful to sit in the park and just watch lake Ontario. I love it!

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging because I needed a creative outlet. I was always a very creative person and for whatever reason I stopped being creative for quite some time. I would always see someone drawing or painting or just using their creativity somehow and it made me feel sad so I needed to figure out a way how to use my creative talents once again! I would love to draw and paint but I am a perfectionist at heart and am very hard on myself when the drawing doesn’t come out the way I saw it in my head. So I needed to use my creativity differently.

 I also wanted to document my life somehow and be able to look back at it and give positive advice to folks. Blogging was just the perfect way to get started! I love how I challenge myself to think of what content would be useful and what people would love to read. It’s just a way for me to mentally “get out” of the office and into my own space.

If you want to keep up to date with Alexandra you can go follow her below

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Join me next Friday for another Feature Friday 

Much loves xx