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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

How to survive Mother's Day if you had a dysfunctional childhood



Mother’s Day has been long gone in England, however its blissfully artificial fantasy will soon take place in America. I missed out writing about Mother’s Day when it happened in UK, however I think it is still important to address the issues associated with this event. Mother’s Day can cause past trauma, negative memories and suffering from childhood to resurface. Being bombarded with images of happy families in their picture-perfect homes is nothing but torture for the mind. If you have had a dysfunctional childhood in which your parent did not love you or care - you may ask yourself – how do I survive this celebration?  How do I cope with being motherless / parent-less?

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Life Update: palm trees, birthday reflections and education


All right, I should probably start this post by saying – it’s been a while. It feels like I have totally abandoned this blog. It has not been my intention, life just got a little bit crazy! I don’t know about you but when I was a little girl, time used to pass slowly like a snail. Every single occasion, it felt like I had to wait an eternity for. Nowadays, it’s so fast that I often lose track of it. In addition, fatigue results in me wasting time on pointless activities or not doing anything at all.

I’m a working machine in real life but when I reflect more about my work ethic and habits, perhaps I am addicted to work itself – that’s not healthy. Who knows, maybe I’m not the only one, using my work as a place to get away from negative thoughts inside my head.

Anyway, today I have decided to use my free time wisely and write this post for you guys. The purpose of this post is to give you some updates on my life before I return to my usual posts.


Saturday, 16 March 2019

How to embrace change and find peace in an unpredictable life





Stacked stones on water

The belief that pulls me out from the darkest places is that life is what you make of it. You can
perceive life with fear and become enveloped in avoiding opportunities of change.

On the other hand, you could train your mind into viewing life as your personal obstacle course for inner growth. Obstacles can appear unexpectedly so it’s natural to become afraid of the unknown.

Nevertheless, your fear of unknown should not guide your behaviour. In this post, I will reflect how to embrace change and find peace in an unpredictable life.

Change - an act or process through which something becomes different

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Current Favourites and Thoughts




Makeup items, glasses and a black and white skirt


Hello again, I’m back! Can you believe it’s March already? I haven’t done a favourites post on my blog in a while, so I thought that it’s time to make a current favourites one. 

My head has also been a whole huge mess of thoughts, so I thought I would use my blog as a space of ‘venting’, maybe sharing my thoughts will help you to attune with your own thoughts and feelings. After all, the worst thing to do when you feel a bit ‘off’ is to pretend that everything is okay, am I right?

Sunday, 17 February 2019

You are in control of your life: 7 ways to have strength in the face of adversity


Happy spelled out with colourful pegs


Difficult times come in many different forms, some are experienced on a personal level while other 
difficulties are related to the suffering of those around you. What is difficult to someone may not be difficult for another, so for the sake of this post, I am leaving the subjectivity of the word: “difficulty” up to you. 

When something difficult occurs in life, the automatic response to it is denial and blame – “Why did this happen to me? The world must be cursed”. This is a natural way to response to hardships, however life is not pleasant – so after being blown off your course by several difficulties in a row, it is likely that you will lose all your purpose for living itself.

I think that this is partially one of the main causes of depression (along with the more biological ones). Knowing what to do in the face of constant adversity is a skill that is extremely valuable. It will carry you far into success. 

So, if you are asking now, what do I do? Don’t fear my friend, I’ve got you. Here are some nuggets of wisdom learned experience from my life, and advice from my ingenious fiance Ben.


Saturday, 9 February 2019

Valentines Inspired Makeup Look Tutorial




Makeup products and love hearts on a wooden background


It’s almost Valentines, and for the occasion I wanted to share this makeup look with you. It’s a little 
purple and pink fantasy. Just a little disclaimer – I am by no means a makeup artist. I just find it quite 
fun to do makeup occasionally and not look like a potato. Anyways, I will go through the makeup steps with you guys x

In terms of Valentines Day, remember that you don’t have to have a lover to have fun on the day. Take care of yourself, and don’t succumb to loneliness. If you start feeling horrible, stop checking social media and take yourself out as a treat – you deserve it. Everything on social media is exaggerated, same with Valentines Day. Do whatever you want to do. Celebrate it or have an ordinary day.

Just make sure you get yourself to the supermarket the next day for discounted chocolate (just saying 💗)

Thursday, 31 January 2019

How to Stop Worrying


person sitting on the bed with a cup of coffee looking upset
Photo credit: Unsplash

Worrying is one of the most common issues that people suffer from, it causes nuisance and distress. Anxiety and worrying go hand in hand. Sometimes, worrying can turn into a loop which is difficult to escape. This means that practising methods that help to stop worrying is crucial. These methods I’m about to share with you come from years of studying Psychology and a group CBT that I have attended for 10 weeks. While everyone is different, these methods are aimed at everyone who suffer from worrying / anxiety.


Sunday, 20 January 2019

Pixi Glow Tonic Review: Transform Your Skin

Pixi glow tonic

Pixi Glow Tonic has taken the world by storm. Everyone is raving about it. I waited for a while until I bought a bottle of this (after all it's £18). 

I have used the tonic regularly on my face for about 3 weeks, and I'm ready to give you a honest review! 

Is Pixi Glow Tonic as good as everyone makes it seem? Does it transform your skin? And most importantly - does it make your skin glow like a radiant beam of sunshine? 


Sunday, 13 January 2019

How to plan your grocery shop and save money in 10 easy steps


Woman

Let's face it, weekly grocery shops can seem like a daunting chore (especially when you are on a tight budget).

Learning how to plan your weekly shop will save you money and help to avoid food wastage. UK wastes £13bn worth of food, every year (The Guardian) .

In order to change this, you need to think about your buying habits - why are you buying, what are you buying and how much you are buying. Planning your grocery shops is a great way to do this!

In this blog post, I will discuss the ins and outs of weekly grocery shop planning, in 10 easy steps!

Remember, New Year is all about self-improvement and following useful habits.
If going to a supermarket is stressful for you - make weekly shop planning your habit!


*This post contains affiliate links which means that I will earn a small commission from every purchase at no additional cost to you.  


Saturday, 5 January 2019

How to Trust Yourself and Others



Me next to a red brick wall wearing a rainbow stripped top and faux leather trousers


What is trust? 


Trust relates to placing a level of confidence in someone and this can be feeling inward trust or trusting other people.

According to Erik Erikson, trust is the first stage of psycho-social development occurring in a baby. In early life, trust is the antidote to anxiety – trusting parents and caregivers in terms of their ability to provide support, ensures a healthy future in a child.

In this post, I will dwell deeper into the nature of trust, the benefits of having a healthy level of trust and consequences of mistrust. I will also share some of my experiences and struggles relating to trust and the lessons I have learned.


Saturday, 29 December 2018

2018 in a nutshell and my goals for 2019


Polaroid


As we are approaching the last days of December and after few eye blinks will be in the year of 2019, I wanted to do this quick post to outline my 2018 and make some few goals for the next upcoming year. I think that goals are important because they help to set your mind on things by giving a clear vision. Forget silly New Years’ resolutions – I have never been about ‘eating clean’ or ‘not eating any chocolate’. As a person I am perfectionistic and ambitious, I want to set myself SMART goals that benefit me and the world around me.

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