Positive Mondays

 

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It’s Monday again, which means a fresh new start to your week!

Here are some tips for making your Monday a little less blue. Lets do this!

1. This is your perfect chance to correct any mistakes you made in the previous week! Make a list of everything that you want to accomplish by next Monday to keep yourself motivated & see how many things you can tick off your list during the week 🙂

2. Organise something exciting to do on your day(s) off – The week is always easier to get through if you know what’s waiting for you when the weekend shows its pretty little face!

3. Realise that before you know it, the weekend will be here! *Flash back to last weeks Friday dance*

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Happy Monday 🙂 ! xo

 

 

Who You Are

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You are a unique human being.

Nobody in the whole world is made exactly like you.

Be proud of who you are 🙂 ! Don’t waste any energy on wishing you were somebody else, overlooking how special YOU truly are.

Your “flaws” are what make you stand out in the crowd, they are what make you  so incredibly beautiful.

In time, I hope you can see just how special you are, as special as you are to me.

(Did you spot the hidden message in this post? Look again. I’m talking to every single person that reads this, don’t count yourself out. You are precious.)

Happier App

Hey there, I hope that your 2015 has started off as the most wonderful year yet. If it hasn’t, don’t worry, sunshine is heading your way, I promise, it won’t rain forever 🙂

Yesterday I came across a brilliant app & wanted to share it with you all. It’s called “Happier”. It’s simple to use and could have a huge impact on your daily life!

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What is it? – I guess you would call it a social media app. “Not another one!” I hear you cry. Don’t worry its something with a completely new concept. They describe it as a “fun social gratitude journal combined with a positive community” & that’s exactly what it is.

What’s it about? –  Being happy & inspiring others happiness

How does it work? – You have your own profile where you can share your happiest moments either publicly or privately. For example: “I am so grateful that I get to come home everyday to the cutest doggie in the world” *insert picture of my dog*. The happier community can then choose to “smile” (equivalent to a “like” on Facebook) at what you have shared & they can also comment on it too. If you find somebody you connect with & like reading their posts, you have the option to “follow” them. (Unless you’re in the social media world, that sounds kind of creepy doesn’t it?)

How can this change my life? – Surrounding yourself with positive, happy people in your real life can be challenging sometimes! Here, everyone has the same goal…to be happy! Share your moments, whether small or mighty & have those to look back on when you need a boost. Happiness is infectious & you can help inspire others to find the sunshine in their glum days. The more you realise how many blessings you have in life, the happier you will become & the healthier your mind will feel. You can stop saying “I’ll be happy when ___” & start thinking “I’m happy because___” 🙂

Overall, I think this is a really positive step as far as apps go & I hope millions of people get on board and download the app. It could change lives & perhaps even save lives.

I know you’re wondering how much it costs…IT’S  FREE!

If you are interested here are the links:

Android phones – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.happier.android&hl=en

Iphones – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/happier/id499033500?mt=8

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Thanks for reading, feel free to share this post with others if you also think the app is great & want to spread the word

& remember…Smile 🙂

Tis the Season :)

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I just wanted to take a moment to remind you of those who unfortunately don’t have a lot to look forward to this Christmas. For some, Christmas is a lonely holiday with nothing much to offer and can be especially painful for them if they don’t have a lot of family around them.

If you are able to sprinkle a little Christmas magic & help those in need then please do, don’t hold back.  There are homeless shelters all around the world who need help every single day. But if you can offer food or warm clothing this Christmas then I can guarantee you that would be the most well received gift you will give this year.

Christmas is about giving but that doesn’t mean you have to spend money, instead share joy & kindness. Spare a moment of your time for family, friends or neighbours who are spending Christmas alone. Sitting down for a chat with them, posting a Christmas card with your best wishes or doing something kind for them will mean the world to a lonely soul and help turn their Christmas around and it doesn’t have to cost a penny.

So this Christmas I ask you to please open your heart & think about those in need.

Help make their Christmas holiday sparkle with happiness 🙂

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Thank you for reading 🙂

4 Simple Things

As we are coming into the colder months now I thought I would share 4 simple things that I love to do in the colder months that cheer me up & might cheer you up too 🙂

1. Hot Chocolate Dates – Take a friend, family member, whoever you like and go along to Costa (or wherever sells your favorite drink or food) for a nice lunch or drink “date”. Time is best spent with those you love & even if you just take an hour out of your day to go and grab a nice warm drink, it gives you the chance to sit down, relax for a while and catch up on anything you may have missed! OR. It can be just as nice to cuddle up at home with a drink in your favourite mug if you don’t feel like venturing out 🙂

2. Winter Walks – Put on your warmest clothes & go out for a refreshing walk to clear your head. Somewhere with beautiful scenery & take your dog along if you have one.

In the UK, we have to wear at LEAST 20 layers to go outside…

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and that is in summer! Just kidding, it’s not that bad 😉 .

3. Cosy Nights In – Cuddle up on the sofa with a blanket & watch some of your favourite films. It’s only October & I already want to watch “Elf” !

4. Christmas Shopping! – I know it’s early yet so this will be later in the year & sometimes it can be quite stressful but, for me there is something magical about shopping at Christmas. It can be easier to do some of it online now but I still take some time to travel to somewhere so I get to experience the beautiful twinkling lights, the shops and shopping centres expertly decorated, the festive treats..I could go on and on.

Although, there has been times when it feels more like this:

 

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Thanks for reading! What are you looking forward to? 🙂

 

Collage of Happiness :)

Sometimes life seems extremely difficult. Happy memories get pushed to the back of your mind, you almost forget that they even happened in the first place! Those bad memories creep in & take over your mind, making you feel helpless & sucking every last bit of happiness from your soul.

I’m here, sharing with you a collage of happiness that I made for you today, to inspire you & to prove to you that there is light in the world yet, to warm your heart & to hopefully make you smile 🙂

Remember that… happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

(Quote from Harry Potter)

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Each picture made me smile & I hope at least one of them makes you smile too!

Thanks for reading! ..xo

 

 

One of those days…

Having a bad day?

Don’t ever let a bad day trick you into feeling like you have a bad life. It’s just a bad day. A strength builder, which will help you through tomorrow & the next day.. and the next.

After all, how could we possibly detect the bad days from the good if all we ever had was the good days? How would we truly appreciate those great days?

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Embrace the bad days, show the world what you’re made of! Show them how STRONG you are & that you will keep on fighting until the end!

BRING IT ON, because we can conquer anything! We are always stronger than we believe ourselves to be.

If you don’t feel like taking on the world on one of those gloomy days, just remember that your rainbow is around the corner, great things are about to happen. You just have to put up with a little rain until it’s your turn to shine & all it takes is a little time 🙂

May unicorns fart rainbows all over your day…

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Keep smiling 😉