The Liebster Award

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Thank you to Fragrance of Fashion for nominating me for The Liebster Award – I am so grateful to be nominated for this 🙂

Be sure to check out her page ❤ I love it!

leibster-award-golden-circle-300x300 (1)Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
  2. Answer the questions they have asked you
  3. Nominate 5 people
  4. Ask them 5 questions

My Answers:

  • What is your absolute favourite fragrance?
    • Apogee by Louis Vuitton – You have to smell this, it is amazing.
  • If you could only buy one piece of clothing for the rest of your life, what would that be?
    • A good black jumpsuit – Easy, simple & goes with anything 🙂
  • What is the thing you’re grateful the most in your life right now?
    • Living a healthy life – That is something to be very grateful for.
  • Are you a coffee or tea person?
    • Tea ALL THE WAY! Its unfortunate, but coffee gives me heart palpitations.
  • What is the think you like the most about blogging?
    • I love putting my thoughts to keyboard – my mind is a never ending cycle & I love that on my blog I get to express who I am.

My Nominees:

My Questions:

  1. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  2. Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
  3. What is one big accomplishment in your life?
  4. What is your biggest fear?
  5. Summer or Winter?

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

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The Versatile Blogger Award

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versatile-blogger-award_zps78pkrvtpThe Versatile Blogger Award was created to feature and recognise blogs that have unique content, high quality of writing, and fantastic photos. As the webpage about the Versatile Blogger Award says: Honour those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.

Thank you to Timless Classics for nominating me for this award, I am very grateful ❤

The Rules of the Versatile Blogger Award:

  1. Thank the person who gave you this award, and include a link to their blog.
  2. Nominate blogs that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  3. Share 7 things about yourself that people might not know.

7 Facts About Me:

  1. I love tea – Give me tea, any tea, any flavour tea.
  2. I have a new hobby of bullet journalling & I love it.
  3. I have never broken a bone.
  4. I ADORE cheeseburgers, haha.
  5. I am obsessed with taking photos
  6. I want to travel Europe

My Nominations:

 

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

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Don’t Doubt Yourself

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You’re happy. Genuinely happy after what feels like ages. And you’re finally getting the stability you’ve been craving for absolutely ages. You’re finally beginning to get the things you need from your life and everything feels blissful after a very, very long time. But for some reason, you simply cannot shake the feeling that you don’t deserve it. There is a little voice inside you that just keeps saying “Nah, this new job, this new house, this new life, this is all going to go wrong soon. Just wait.”

Fear of happiness is actually a very real fear. It strikes those of us who have always found ourselves exuberant until “the other shoe fell” and suddenly everything we thought would be there for us was suddenly gone, without warning. Fear of happiness affects perfectionists, workaholics, longterm abuse survivors for a range of different reasons, but all of us at some point have stopped and wondered, “Do I deserve being this happy? Is this going to be taken away from me soon?”

Psychologically this comes from doubting one’s self worth. It’s the idea of “deserve”. We hear so much that the world is an unfair place that we begin to think that any happiness we receive is undeserved and therefore are suspicious when we fall into a good place, a sound routine and a strong support system in our lives.

I want you to know this. YOU DESERVE TO BE HAPPY.

Yes, the world is an unfair place. Yes, things won’t last making you as happy as you are right now in this moment. However, living in fear of this happiness and believing you don’t deserve it is a self fulfilling prophecy. You have struggled through a lot in your life. You have suffered and been in pain. And you didn’t deserve all the sadness you have been through. The happiness you have found right now does not even compare to the amount of heartache you have been through, this is why you deserve happiness.

I hope you find ten times the happiness you have right now. I hope you find so much happiness that you don’t even know what to do with it. I hope you find joy wherever you go.

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

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Feel Confident

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You can’t take good care of something you hate.

We all need a reminder that you can’t hate yourself into a smaller body. And similarly, loving your body isn’t going to cause you to gain weight. Loving your body, or at the very least respecting it, is a must if you want to take good care of it.

Every day we get dozens of messages reminding us that society values smaller bodies, so it takes active work to feel good about your body.

Here’s five exercises to promote body confidence.

1. Express gratitude for your body

Instead of focusing on perceived imperfections, focus on what your body can do, and express gratitude to your body for it. Those thighs you hate? Say thank you for powering you through a strenuous hike that allowed you to enjoy the most gorgeous view you’ve ever seen, for giving you the strength to pick up your child (or dog or cat or, like, a heavy box), and for releasing tension and calming your body as you stretch them during a yoga class.

Maybe it’s too difficult to feel gratitude for a part of your body you’ve spent your whole life feeling ashamed of. Show gratitude for a part of your body that isn’t connected to your body image, like your lungs or liver or brain. Literally, just grab an anatomy book and open to any it to any page. It’s absolutely fascinating what our body does without our thinking about it. Although understanding how a renal corpuscle filters the blood or how the small intestine absorbs nutrients from our food won’t make you feel better about parts of your body you’re sensitive about, it will help you develop a more complex view of your body outside love/hate.

2. Joyfully move your body

There’s no better way to foster gratitude for your body than by seeing what it can accomplish. Run, jog, hike, walk, dance, barre, stretch, lift, swim, rock climb, jazzercise…just move your body! Just be sure that whatever movement you’re doing, you’re doing it with the intent of having fun. Not sure if your exercise is motivated by weight loss or enjoyment? Ask yourself if you felt OK in your body, would you still do it?

3. Toss the scale

Just smash that thing. It’ll be cathartic! After all, the scale doesn’t tell you anything about your health, value as a human being, nor should it dictate your happiness. Need some more motivation? Here’s four reasons to ditch the scale.

4. What do you love about you?

There’s a lot to love about the uniquely perfect individual that is you, but when you’re staring at a perceived imperfection in the mirror, it can be hard to remember what those things are. Write them down so you always have something there to remind you.

Your body is just a teeny, tiny part of who you are, and probably the least important part. So write down aspects of your personality that you love. List skills and accomplishments, both big and small. What do people you love like about you? Write it all down and keep that list with you so you can break it out whenever you need a confidence boost. Even better, write it on post it notes and stick them all around your full length mirror—then you’ll truly see yourself.

5. Get annoyed

When you see headlines about a model dropping all her baby weight in six weeks or a bikinied actress endorsing a diet pill, get annoyed. Redirect the anger you feel towards your body to who really deserves it—a predatory diet industry making billions selling false hopes. They are the problem, not your thighs.

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

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