World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day was yesterday here in Australia however, alot of my bloggers are from the US so I though I would write my blog today to coincide w/ my followers overseas.

When going on to: https://1010.org.au/ I chose to make a promise to myself.

My promise was: 

My mental health promise is to: remind myself that, this too shall pass & there is light at the end of the tunnel. 

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Jump online & make your own, they send you the JPEG file to your email. You get to choose your own background & writing etc.

I love the photo, I love how one side is dark & one side is light. Our lives are how we percieve them.

If we think negative everything around us will be negative bc that the mindset we’ve given ourselves.

If we think positive, everything around us will fall into place bc when we think positive, great things happen around us.

Mental health, mental health, mental health… Where do I begin? Its been a rough journey over the past 3-4 years but when I look back at how far I have come I am more than proud of myself.

I know for a fact that I have a long way to go & some days I think I am not going to make it, but there are several quotes that get me through:

  • God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers
  • Little by little, one walks far.
  • Your mind is powerful, it can heal you as much as it can harm you.
  • It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.
  • There is light at the end of the tunnel.

What are some great quotes you love?

Making sure that you have a good support system around you is KEY! Bc somedays you feel like the world is crashing down & you need that pick-me-up, or that chat, guidance, love, support etc. No matter what you are going through, your loved ones are there for you to help you through this.

There are so many services that you can get advice from & even helplines that can assist you in support & guidance.

Just know that you are never alone, we are all fighting our own battles.

Be there for your loved ones, the same way they are for you ❤

Do let me know if you make a promise ob the WMHD website 🙂

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you to In The Life of Faith for nominating me for The Sunshine Blogger Award. Be sure to check out her blog, I love her blog bc it reflects mental health & ways to improve your mental health + day etc.

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The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked.
  • Nominate 11 other blogs ]and ask 11 new questions for them.
  • Finally, list the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo somewhere in the post.

 

Questions:

  • How are you feeling right now as you settle into answer these questions?
    • I am feeling great, I love answering questions, I love people knowing about me more.
  • What type of days do you enjoy? Cloudy, sunny or rainy? Maybe foggy days?
    • Oo, this one is a hard one. Depends on my mood. If I am in a great mood, I love sunny days outdoors. When I am feeling a bit under the weather, I like to spend days indoor. (Today is raining & cloudy + I wish I was snuggled in bed w/ a hot chocolate)
  • What do you treat yourself too? Whether it’s regularly or on special occasions.
    • I like to treat my self in different ways, whether that’d be getting my nails done, drinking a hot chocolate, buying myself something nice, buying myself a new book.
  • If I told you yellow is the color of happiness would you apply more yellow in your life? Why or why not?
    • Yes, I would. I believe that colours can really set moods for us. My bedroom is white bc I like clean slates, I like to not have too many colours clashing in my bedroom. The fresh flowers I have in my room is the colour pop. But if you said YELLOW was HAPPINESS. I would add more 🙂
  • What’s your favorite (or go to) hairstyle?
    • Little low messy bun is def my go-to
  • Do you contribute to your community? What is it that you do? if you don’t what would you like to do?
    • Yes, I do – I like to donate clothes to my local charity shop.
  • What is something you’ve been wanting to do but have been putting off?
    • Buying more clothes for my wardrobe.
  • If we reverted back to the days of no cell phones, do you think you would survive?
    • I think I would be more at peace.
  • What are some goals you have planned for 2018?
    • Stay focused, humble, healthy + mentally & physically fit.
  • What is something you are proud of?
    • Going in an elevator & air plane trips. (want to know why? It’s all explained in this post: I Must Confess…)
  • What advice would you give to someone in need? To someone that is struggling?
    • ‘God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers’ & ‘Our mind is powerful, we can heal ourselves just as much as we can harm ourselves’

 

Nominees:

 

Questions for Nominees:

  1. Do you have any big travel plans coming up?
  2. Where would be the one place you could travel to?
  3. What is your dream job?
  4. Could you survive without social media?
  5. What do you have planned for the Christmas season?
  6. Share a good samaritin experience you’ve undergone?
  7. Have you ever broken a bone?
  8. If you could change one thing form your past, what would it be?
  9. Coffee or hot chocolate?
  10. What are some of your 2018 goals?
  11. What is a goal that you have achieved?

 

I hope you liked reading through this & congrats to all the nominees.

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

Make Working Out A Habit

It can be tough going starting a new workout routine and your willpower might be tested along the way! Trust me, you CAN make working out a regular habit. These tips can help you beat workout struggles:

 

Set goals

Goal setting can help you stay focused. Make your goals specific. Rather than saying ‘I want to get fit’, maybe you want to be able to do 10 pushups on your hands, without stopping. Each time you reach a goal, set a new one. Tapping into your own motivations can help you to build habits and push you to keep working hard, even when you want to quit!

 

Find a routine you like

Pushing yourself through a workout style that you hate is not the way to form a healthy relationship with exercise. Find an activity that you enjoy doing and you’re more likely to stick to it. Fitness is not a one-size-fits-all solution. A routine that feels fun for you can help keep your interest and make it easier to keep going.

 

Get a workout buddy

Having a personal supporter, or at least someone who will help keep you accountable, is a great way to make working out a habit. If someone is waiting for you at the gym, you’re less likely to leave them hanging!

 

Be ready for setbacks

After starting a new fitness routine, it’s really common to hit a roadblock. Maybe you aren’t seeing the results you’d hoped for at this point. You might have suffered an injury. Rather than dwelling on the negative, look at the positives of your new routine. You might have found you have more energy, or maybe you’ve discovered how good that “runner’s high” really feels.

 

Invest in awesome workout clothes

Feeling good about what you look like when working out can make all the difference to your motivation levels! Treat yourself to that crop you have been eyeing, or those new pair of shoes. Once you put those clothes on, you are a whole new person who is ready to work it. Goodbye tired girl, hello fitness goddess!

 

Make every step count

Are you tracking your steps and activity? It’s amazing how addictive it becomes! Not to mention it makes you more aware of how much exercise you’re actually getting during the day. If you have an apple watch – you can even sync my app up with it, which does all the work for you!

 

Don’t feel you need to make all of these suggestions into habits all at once, but they can be a great way to get started.

 

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)