The holidays are over and it’s time to get back to work on a full-time basis. Does anyone else in part feel a little bummed but also a little excited to get back into a routine? I’m feeling such mixed emotions about it all. On one hand, I’ve REALLY enjoyed my time off and having my days to myself. On the other hand, part of me misses the routine of having a regular schedule, even if it is filled with work activities. In the end… it comes down to this… It’s 2020 – let’s make the most of it!! Let’s just run wildly into it, putting the past luxuries behind us and bolding stepping into the new opportunities of 2020. We’ve sooo got this!
I’ve heard a lot of people say, “The girl didn’t work out? Well, you deserve better than her, anyway.” Or, “She dumped you? What a jerk.” My family would be one of these people. The more I experience life, the more I realise that perhaps this isn’t the best way […]
It’s shocking to think that 2019 has come to an end. This year has flown by and it doesn’t even feel like we’ve just seen the end of Christmas. 2019 has been a fairly difficult year all round, and I certainly feel as though my anxiety has taken a bit […]
New Year’s Resolutions: Are they effective? Absolutely. Maybe not? It really all depends on you and your intentions in setting them.
‘We’re in Auschwitz. What do you want me to do? Take out life insurance?… ‘In a place like Auschwitz where everything is designed to make you cry, a smile is an act of defiance’. This book. Trying to find words to summarise just how powerful this narrative is is beyond […]
There’s so many things I love about Christmas. As soon as bonfire night is over, I’m a bundle of Christmas cheer; singing carols, buying presents, spreading holiday cheer. There’s just so much joy about the holiday season. Want to know the reasons why I love Christmas so much? Well, let […]
It’s not even Christmas yet, but already the ‘new year, new you’ messages are blaring everywhere we turn. ‘Have you overindulged this Christmas?’ ‘Feeling the bulge this January??’ There’s even a ‘drop a dress size’ weight loss board positioned strategically next to the festive food and drink offers outside my […]
Christmas is a busy time for many of us. For Retail chains, it’s the one time of the year to break big at the bank and get your sales increases that you’ve been dying for all year. As someone who works in a retail environment, I can honestly say that […]
It’s November. The rents been taken out. The overdraft has been well and truly broken into, so Dominos Fridays are no longer a thing. What a sad, sad sentence. I will not however be deprived of my cheesy pizza and, as if I wasn’t procrastinating enough already, I decided there […]
A lovely selection of beauty products can help us to feel pampered and rejuvenated, but when you practically need a different product for every body part, the cost can really add up. But did you know that you can make a variety of products cheaply and simply at home? With […]
I used to think that my life was pretty great – nothing was going wrong, I had a good job, great friends, and no major stressors. The only problem was that I was just letting time slip by me without being proactive, or intentional, about what I was doing with my life. I was living a life but I was not living my best life. This revelation was a life-altering for me.
It gets to this time of the year and there’s always a whole lot of talk about it being “the most wonderful time of the year.” However, for a lot of people, Christmas is hard. It’s a time that reminds them of those that aren’t there with them. Christmas reminds […]
Christmas is on the way. The tell tale sign for this is the Coca Cola advert being on TV. This is by far my favourite time of the year. I love getting the home looking festive and we do lots of advent activities with our children to make the season […]
Christmas….oh how I love and hate thee I have a big love-hate relationship with Christmas for a variety of reasons. Don’t worry I’m not some scrooge who goes round saying bah-humbug all December! Bah humbug! It’s one big expense, and I’d say possibly the biggest of the year, but why? […]
I’ve got countless notebooks where i’ve written down here and there things for my ‘bucket list’ but, most of my list is kept mentally in my head. I’ve been lucky enough to already have ticked off parts of my list and, on my trip to Paris I got to tick […]
We all know that, whilst social media has many benefits, sometimes it’s not great for our mental health. Highly stylised imagery, photoshopped faces and bodies, designer bling and exotic locations – they’re not necessarily things that make us feel good as we run for the bus in the pouring rain […]
Hey guys, December is upon us and soon we’ll all be writing our New Years Resolutions! I thought i’d share with you an old post from back in February 2019 documenting my attempt to stick to a new years resolution. Spoiler alert: i didn’t stick to it but, in the […]
Recently, I’ve been starting to think that maybe we’ve got the meaning of the Christmas season wrong. What if, it’s not about the extravagant gifts we buy or the elaborate feasts we prepare? But instead, what if it’s about simply being present? What if we gave our presence for Christmas […]
Help! Not just anybody! I’m hosting Christmas day this year for the very first time! Now if you read my last post, you’ll know that I’m not a total fan of Christmas. But I do love the family time and I love a big Christmas dinner, and a drinky or […]
Emotional support animals or (ESA) are animals, such as dogs and cats, that provide emotional support to the owner on a daily basis. These have become very popular among Americans and are often prescribed by licensed professionals for mental stability. Essentially emotional support animals have been around for a while […]