I’ve always loved looking for the little things in life that bring me joy. Whether that’s a new magazine or a good cuppa, they keep my happiness levels topped up.

Here’s some of the things I do everyday that I love..

 

GOING FOR A WALK + PODCAST LISTENING

My love for podcasts has only been around for a good couple of months, and I love combining it with another activity that brings me joy, getting outside for a walk. Luckily, I listen to them all on my iPhone so I always have a camera ready if I come across anything that piques my interest too.

Getting outside always takes me away from whatever situation my mind is in at the minute, and creates breathing space where I can step back and see the bigger picture.

A SKINCARE ROUTINE

Over the years my skincare routine has developed and (thankfully) I got rid of the makeup wipes when I entered my 20’s.

Taking the time to do a thorough cleanse and moisturise always keeps my skin happy, and I feel a bit more pampered and put together to. Who knew you only had to apply eye cream everyday to feel like you have your life in somewhat order?

 

YOGA AND MEDITATION

Ah my two favourite things, yoga and meditating. I’ve spoken about both of these subjects at length on the blog before so I won’t harp on now, but having 10 minutes every day to refresh my mind and clear my thoughts works wonders for me, and a good 30 minutes on my yoga mat makes me feel like a better human being in general too.

A ROUTINE

Boy do I love a good routine. I just need structure in my day people!

Knowing what I’m doing and where throughout the day keeps me feeling on top of everything and stress free, even just scheduling in a cup of tea and biscuit break at 11am at work helps and the rest of the day feels more manageable too.

What are the simple things that you do which bring you joy?

 

I think at some point in our lives being popular is something that we’ve always considered or even, lusted after.

Even if we were happy with the friends we had at high school, or the success of a loved one who seems to always be the belle of the ball, the attention they get can seem alluring, and we’d like a slice of that pie too.

I bet even if your someone who doesn’t like too much attention being on themselves (like me), all of a sudden fashion blogs are becoming increasing popular and maybe you should ditch the niche you already have and hop on the train. (Never mind the fact that you haven’t bought clothes in about 2 years).

It’s great to become inspired by others, in fact its bloody awesome, but just because the thing that they’re doing is going down well with others, doesn’t mean you have to do it too.

There’s been SO many times I’ve tried to create a wonderfully creative Instagram picture, only for it to feel pretty crap and I don’t even like the look of it at the end. There’s something to be said for finding your own style and way of doing things, even if it doesn’t seem to be getting the likes these days.

Basically, this is a long-winded version of me saying YOU DO YOU. Like what you like and don’t focus too much on what other people are doing.

And you never know, one day the ‘popular’ things might be the stuff you’ve been doing all along.

Have you ever done anything purely because it was popular?

 

 

 

Lets be straight: I’m not blogging for any other reason than for myself and the enjoyment I get from it. I don’t do it to get freebies or to become the next Zoella. And of course every person wants growth in their passion, so it got me thinking about how I’m planning on growing my little space on the web this year…

 

Keep posting regular content

I would love to continue posting every other day on the blog. It means that some weeks there are 3 posts, and the other there are 4, so that seems like a good mix for me. Hopefully I will be able to keep up with this by writing in advance. I also want to keep posting about the topics that I love, whether they are popular or not. I’m definitely thinking of including more mental health posts, but I feel like I’m just not there yet in some ways. I haven’t got any blogging breaks scheduled but you never know how life is going to go, but I’m not going to feel guilty if there is a break in content.

Continue engaging with others

I love reading posts by my favourite bloggers and being inspired by Instagram, so I definitely want to keep engaging online. I hope as I continue blogging, I get to engage with even more people. I’m starting to feel like I’m really building up my own ‘tribe’ online and it’s wonderful to have a group of people I know who are there for me, even if I’ve not met them in person (although hopefully I will meet some more of them this year!)

Staying true to YOU

I feel like as a blogger, you can become consumed by it. Because I love to see what other people write and how they are expressing their journey, it is easy to be influenced, especially if you see that that particular type of content is proving very well received. Thankfully I’ve never let myself get down to the point where I publish something that is completely not me, and I’m starting to realise even more that I’m not going to be a certain type of ‘blogger’, if there is such a thing.

Always stay true to you. The likes, engagement, and comments will come at the right time. But if you’ve been yourself, you will proud without them anyway.

A new venture?

Now I’m throwing this one completely out on a whim, but even typing this possibility excites me so much! I honestly have no idea what this may be, but I’m adding it to the list as I love trying new things, and I feel like I have the freedom to push myself and my content out there a little more, in different ways. Who knows what this may be, but it definitely has me doing a little brainstorm and feeling VERY inspired.. I must also mention that I started my own hashtag! It’s called #postyoureverydaylife and I would love it if you got involved!

Do you plan to grow your blog?

 

We all know writers block, and especially if you are a blogger, it can be something that rears it’s head when we least expect it.

Sometimes it only takes a walk with the dog to get me feeling inspired again, but on other occasions it can take a week or two until I feel like I have anything decent to write about. With that in mind for todays post, I wanted to provide a little blog post inspo for you if you need it.

 

  1. Think piece- something you’ve learnt recently or if your brave enough, something you’re still working through.
  2. How you edit your Instagram
  3. Blog posts you’ve loved reading recently
  4. Creating a slow weekend
  5. Goals for this month
  6. Things that have made you happy this week
  7. What you’ve been reading lately
  8. Tips for a stress-free week
  9. How to sleep better
  10. How to work smarter, not harder
  11. The internet people that inspire me
  12. Where I get my blog post ideas from
  13. Binge-worthy TV shows
  14. How I keep motivated
  15. What no-one told me about blogging
  16. What to do this weekend
  17. How to scroll less
  18. What keeps me feeling creative and inspired
  19. Why ____ is my favourite social media platform
  20. My blog schedule and how I make it work
  21. Products I would/or wouldn’t recommend
  22. How I would spend an ideal weekend
  23. The best piece of advice I’ve been given
  24. Ways to beat the comparison trap
  25. Why numbers do/don’t matter
  26. Ways to make you feel good
  27. Scheduling time in for yourself
  28. My self-care tips and tricks
  29. Things I’ve stopped caring about
  30. How I stay positive

 

Do you ever suffer from writers block? How do you get out of it?

 

Living more mindfully is something I strive to do every day. Granted, it doesn’t all work out like that but the intention is always there. I know I’m the best version of myself when I’m being mindful and balanced, so it’s a big priority. Of course it is totally unique to every individual, but here’s how I try to do it…

 

COUNTING THE LITTLE THINGS

Ahhh. I always say the little things are what I live for and it’s true. It’s like it’s almost in my DNA to look for everyday moments of magic. I remember getting so excited about things that were so simple when I was little, and I’m glad I can still feel like that now. Whether that’s a cup of tea in one of my favourite mugs, or painting my nails with a fresh coat, they brighten up the day. It also helps me live in the moment, I’m not thinking about future worries or past memories, I’m thinking about RIGHT NOW.

KNOW WHAT WORKS FOR YOU

For me personally, I have to be strict with myself on knowing my boundaries. I can easily get carried away and that enthusiasm is great, but realistically I know if I’ve been out all day, I need a night at home and not go somewhere else again, that’s just how I re-set. Being mindful means taking care of your mental health and looking after YOU.

FIND A MINDFUL ACTIVITY- IT DOESNT *HAVE* TO BE MEDITATION IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT.

There’s quite a few things I enjoy that I like to turn into mindful events, such as colouring, walking the dog outside, and baking. I’m trying to incorporate new activities into my daily routine, and I’m loving new hobbies such as cross-stitching too.

Is being more mindful something that you’re thinking about?