Do the things you said you would!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are having a great day and the new year has been good so far.

As I wrote these words, I was lying down in my bed thinking about all the things we say we want to do buy never get round to doing. It was an early Saturday morning and I woke up the same time I would for work thinking about the tasks and projects I would like to achieve.

There’s probably one thing we all have on our mind that we would like to do and it could be anything. But we always put it off and say we’ll do it another day. It’s like we don’t believe in ourselves enough to commit but it doesn’t have to be that way. Whether you want to start a YouTube channel or a podcast, phone a friend, visit a family member, take a holiday, start working on a solo project or even tidy a pile of dirty clothes, it can be done. The list might be endless but it’s not impossible, all you need is a plan and it usually just takes that one step to get the ball rolling.

I know for myself, I’d like to do a random mixture of things by the end of the year at least but I generally put it off and procrastinate on other things. I’ll think of something and it will be on my mind but I won’t actually take action. I realised that I don’t really spend enough time on myself but I often give a lot of my time and energy away.

Tips for doing what you said you would:
1. Write down one thing you would like to do, in as much detail as possible
2. Write down why you would like to do it
3. Next, write 3 steps you will take
4. Set achievable dates for things will be completed (it’s okay if it takes longer)
5. Make a start!

This is a gentle reminder because life is too short to sit around and be lazy or nervous. Whatever it is that you want to do, do it and I’m sure your future self will thank you for it x

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Life Lessons

Hello Everyone, welcome back to my blog.

There have been a few changes in my life where I’m now surrounded my new people in a new environment and for a while I started doubting myself.

For an example let’s say you make a mistake and someone makes a comment about/towards you. This can relate to friends, family, colleagues, school, work, place of worship etc.

What do you do?

I was in a negative cycle of repeating those thoughts and experiences over and over in my mind and although I’d be at home cooking dinner or watching something on my laptop, somewhere in the back of my mind, my inner thoughts were focused on that thought. I’ve realised that the aim is not to distract yourself but rather let go, as you walk away from that environment, you should leave all thoughts and feelings behind you.

An important thing is not to be reactive to someone’s words, allowing negative thoughts to penetrate into your mind because that can have a negative impact on you. You can start doubting yourself and questioning who you are as a person.

When you wake up the next morning, it’s a new day and everything has been refreshed. Forgive yourself and anybody else in your mind and start again. At the end of the day your life is most important so make sure you make you most of it, anyway you can.

A few life lessons:
1. Don’t take things personally
2. Own who you are
3. Trust yourself

Thanks you for reading ♥

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Love Your Job?!

Hello Everyone, I hope your Sunday has been well.

I’ve been writing a lot recently about changing to a new job and it just dawned on me how important it is that you actually enjoy what you do for your a living because the average British employee will spend 84,365 hours in our lifetime working in a job for someone else and at the end of the day if you are not happy there, enjoying what you do or passionate about it, what’s the point?

Of course we all work to earn money because we need enough money to live comfortably and do the things we enjoy in our own time, but when we’re spending 37+ hours in an environment, with other people doing specific duties it’s actually a blessing if you like all 3. And let’s not forget the location as well, travelling long distances before and after work all takes up time.

If you are sitting in traffic in the car or on public transport, make the most of that time (safely) rather than stressing, you can:

1. Listen to music
2. Phone a friend or family member
3. Read a book
4. Say affirmations
5. Plan your food shop

I don’t believe you should stay somewhere just because it is easy for you. Especially if you don’t really like your job or you have another goal or passion you would like to pursue, go for it because you’ll never know if you don’t try. No matter what age you are or how much experience you have, anything is possible and if you put in the effort to find a way to your true “passion”, chances are you’ll find what your looking for.

It’s also important to accept where you are in life and not to wait for that special job in order to like what you do, put in your best efforts and act as though you are working your dream job so that when the time comes, you will be ready.

I honestly think it takes time to figure out what you want to do and be in life and there’s so much pressure from a young age to know what you want to be when you grow up and become an adult. I also don’t believe you’ll find your dream job straight away (but you are lucky if you do!), I think we’ll all have a few interesting work experiences that we’ll look back on and appreciate when we’ve found that dream job whatever that means for you.

Thanks for reading ♥

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I Was Inspired

Do you ever watch a show and just feel completely inspired?? Recently I’ve noticed a rise in black history shows on television and felt like doing a little post 🙂 even though you learn and ‘study’ history at school you’re never really taught the truth, which is quite sad when you think about it because how do you know where you came from? Watching Back in Time for Brixton was a real eye opener because it gave me a real understanding of what my grandparents endured when they came to this country. Not to stay stuck in the past, I really do appreciate everything they did which now allows me to live the way I do today. The UK isn’t 100% united in terms of race and probably never will be but things have certainly improved!!

Finally, do some research into your own history and see what you find out because it’s good to know where you came from ❤

Watch it on the BBC iPlayer: Back in Time for Brixton

When I Tried to Make a Swiss Role #Fail

So I thought it would be really easy but I was surprised with my turnout. I’m not sure if it was not whisked enough or may be too much and the mixture was kind of stiff, then after I took it from the oven the cake wasn’t moist or soft enough to role at ease without it cracking along the sides. 

Baking is so much fun and it is all about trial and error so if it doesn’t turn out amazing the first time try again until you get it right or are at least proud of what you have made/done. This kind of applies to any situation in life basically never give up and keep trying. 

I will definitely try to bake a swiss roll again but I think I’ll use a different recipe 🙂 Happy Baking!! 

I used the recipe from http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/swiss-roll/