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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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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Merry Christmas! 🎄

Hey everyone, I hope your day has been well.

This year has been very eventful and its finally coming to an end, but not before we celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Although December is a time of food, drinks, and general indulgence, it is important not to over do it.

Here are some tips to staying (somewhat) healthy:

  1. Stick to a daily workout, something you enjoy and will look forward to.
  2. Cut out the added sugar in your drinks.
  3. Don’t feel forced to eat everything you are offered
  4. Eat more vegetables and salads in your meals to avoid snacking throughout the day.
  5. Opt for low sugar, salt and fat varieties.

I’ve really enjoy posting recipes again on WordPress and it’s been a great challenge for me to keep consistent and remain creative in the kitchen. Thanks to all of my new followers 🙂

I probably won’t be posting on here until the New Year, so I’ll see you in 2021!!

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Soothing Anxious Thoughts

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by my blog today.

In these uncertain times, it is likely that everyone has felt a sense of anxiousness throughout the recent weeks. Whether you are working from home, social distancing or a key worker, it’s a good idea to just let yourself feel and be in the moment (but try not to stay down for too long). Even if you have always been an anxious person remember, every day is different and it’s always useful to try new things. I think anxiety is something that will pop up at different stages of our lives however, learning different coping mechanisms may help you to keep it under control and ignore the negative voice in our head. Also, when we wake up each morning, we have the chance to start again and live a new day.

Try my simple tips below to hopefully ease your anxious thoughts:

  • Read a book: fiction or non fiction, just read something and get captivated by each page.
  • Go for a walk: it can be down the road or to the park and spend a little time in nature.
  • Journal your thoughts: all you need is a pen and paper to write down how you are feeling, you might even look back on it and be surprised with how you were feeling. Its also a great tool for reflecting and seeing how far you have come.
  • Listen to music: sing the lyrics out loud to your favourite artist or turn up the volume to a relaxing genre.
  • Have a little cry: sometimes we just need to let all of the emotions out.

Comment below how you soothe your anxiety.

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Wake up feeling good! 

Sometimes getting up early in the morning can be so difficult and even just mornings in general, I’ve come up with a few ideas to get you all feeling positive and great about starting your day 🙌 

– Relax your body 

– Focus on 10 deep breaths 

– Listen to ‘happy’ music

– Do some stretches 

– Don’t check your phone too early 

– Make something delicious for your breakfast