47,000 Views, Yay!

Hello my loves ❤

Hope you are all well ❤

Here we are again, another day, another view appreciation post 🙂

Wooooooo! 47,000 Views – I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS! I pray to be at 50K by the end of 2017 (My fingers are crossed)

Thank you to each & every one of you that have been apart of my 2017, I wouldn’t have gotten to where I am in the blogging world if it wasn’t for you ❤

Thank you to the below people for re-blogging my work:

 

Thank you to the below people for completing my award blogs they had been nominated ofr:

 

I also want to give a big thank you to Bipolar Barb for taking the time to complete my Find Out Who You Are blog.

I am so happy at how far my blog has come ❤

Thank you sooo sooo sooo much for all your help + support in 2017 – Thank you for being there along my journey.

I can’t wait to see where 2018 takes me ❤

 

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

A, x (1)

 

Hunter Valley Gardens Annual Christmas Lights

Hello my loves, ❤

Short & sweet post – I went to Hunter Valley Gardens on the weekend (about 3 hours north of where I live)

It was a great road trip as well as smelling some fresh air compared to what I smell in the busy city 24/7. (Does anyone else agree the air in different places actually smell different?)

Hunter Valley Gardens hold an annual light show whereby over 3 million lights throughout their garden that relate to Christmas, Disney characters & even winter animals too.

Below are some photos of my experience there ❤  What a beautiful experience.

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

A, x (1)

46,000 Views, Yay!

Hello my loves, ❤

How is everyone?

Here we are – Another day, another view appreciation blog post ❤

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I cannot believe how much my blog has grown in 2017, I am so grateful to where it has lead me & how many great people I have met & how much support I have behind me whilst doing this ❤

To feel how far I can come in just a year makes me hungry for the upcoming year.

I am excited to take my blog to new exciting places in 2018. Stay tuned, bc I’d love for you all to come along the journey ❤

The follows, the likes, the comments, the love – They all just keep rolling in & I couldn’t be more grateful ❤

I will be completing a big ‘THANK YOU’ blog for 2017 in the next few days.

There is lots of content coming up so be sure to stay tuned.

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So I finished ALL my Christmas shopping, I am so excited for this 🙂 I did leave it till last minute but I smashed it all & we completed it ❤

Have you finished your Christmas shopping?

We did a Christmas Encounter at work, whereby we gave Christmas presents & baked etc.

I received a pack of hand cream & lip balm from my Kris Kringle at work which I really loved ❤

Some of the photos from the Christmas party have been sent to our emails – LOL look at our team photo – We look SOOOO COOL ❤

I work with such a great bunch of people, I can say that I am so grateful for getting myself into such a great job ❤

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Our Christmas Party was so much fun, if you haven’t seen the photos, see this blog

HAHA, Mel with the leaf makes her look so GANGSTER!

 

 

 

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I got to make some great little reindeer sleighs w/ Milky Ways, Candy Canes & Tiny Teddys for a work bake off competition – They were the cutest thing, everything thought so too ❤

I’ll do a little recipe in my recipe blog soon, it’s super simple, doesn’t take long at all. Just waiting for it to set takes the longest 🙂

And, Krispy Kreme also bought out some Christmas donuts, they are AMAZZZZZZZZING.

(I really need to start working out harder bc this month is the month of eating, eating & more eating)

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I will be doing a Christmas workout blog shortly, stay tuned for that also ❤

 

What will you be making for Christmas? Savory or Sweet?

I would love to hear ❤

 

 

 

 

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

A, x (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hobbies To Reduce Anxiety

Hello loves, ❤

 

Since we are in the middle of planning our goals and habits for next year, let’s talk about hobbies. I think hobbies are important for helping you to become happier for many reasons. For one, it will help you focus on something other than your work or your life at home. It can also help you meet people who have a similar interest! One thing that I love is the way I feel after creating something or doing something that I love. So I want you to feel fulfilled too! Try out these hobbies and see which ones help you reduce your anxiety and feel more fulfilled.

 

  1. PHOTOGRAPHY

I love photos! I love taking them. I love making memories to keep w/ photos. Try it, its really soothing. Here’s why you should try photography:

  • Creating beautiful images is amazing
  • Learning new skills is fulfilling
  • It will take you to places you’ve never been before to have the perfect shot
  • You will learn to see the beauty around you
  • It will get you out of your house

 

  1. WRITING FICTION

Write, write, write – This can take your mind to a different world, it is good for your mental health. Give it a go, you will never know where it can take you.

  • You will get lost in your own universe
  • You will meet new people if you take classes
  • It’s a good way to escape the stress in your life
  • Writing “The end.” is so fulfilling
  • Nobody has to read your story, but you can also share it with the world easily
  • It’s therapeutic, it will help you deal with your inner demons
  • You will feel like the hero of a story

 

  1. EXERCISING

You should start considering exercising as a hobby instead of a chore. Why? because exercising is fun and will help you live happier! Here’s why:

  • Exercising creates happy chemicals in your brain that fight anxiety and depression
  • It will get you out of the house
  • You will meet new people if you stick to the same classes for a few weeks
  • It’s the perfect way to have some me time
  • All of your worries will be gone once you get back home

 

  1. BLOGGING

Beware blogging can be addictive 😉 I started Discovering Your Happiness over a year & a half ago & I haven’t looked back since. Here’s why you should try blogging:

  • You can blog about everything
  • It helps put your ideas in order
  • It holds you accountable
  • You will meet amazing people
  • Receiving emails from strangers that are feeling better thanks to your blog is the most rewarding feeling
  • You will learn so much from it

 

  1. GARDENING

Okay, so I don’t really have a ‘green thumb’ BUT I try & that’s the main thing. Here’s why you should try gardening:

  • It’s a workout so your brain will create happy chemicals
  • You will feel proud of yourself when you see the results
  • It will get you out of the house to get some fresh air
  • You will want to hang out in your yard more often, just add a hammock and grab a magazine to relax

 

  1. PLAYING MUSIC

I played the piano growing up, the piano is AMAZING, it takes me to another world. Learning the notes & keys than performing a piece is such a great thing to experience. Here’s why you should try to learn how to play an instrument:

  • Learning new skills is rewarding
  • It will take your mind off your thoughts
  • Listening to music is relaxing
  • You can start a band with your friends

 

  1. HIKING

Ahhh, this I need more in my life – I def need to get outdoors more. When working in an office 9 hours a day, 5 days a week – I know for a fact that I want my weekends to involve some sort of physical activity. Here’s why you should try hiking:

  • There are trails for every level
  • When you reach the end of the trail you will feel so proud of yourself
  • You can take beautiful pictures
  • It will help you create fun memories with friends and family
  • You can hike year round, just make sure to have an outfit adapted to the weather

 

  1. YOGA

Yoga is good for the mind, body & soul – I know that I would like to involve myself more within Yoga. I feel that I am a very stiff & tight person, which is unfortunate bc I carry a lot of tension in my shoulders, I would love to do more Yoga to open up my flexibility. Here’s why you should try yoga:

  • It will calm your mind
  • It’s a good exercise for your body
  • If you have pets they will play with you while doing yoga and it’s fun
  • If you go to classes you will meet new people
  • You will become more flexible
  • It’s a good beginning to start meditating

 

  1. DANCING

There’s nothing better than dancing! You can dance at home, in a club or at the gym. I want to try involve myself in Zumba classes, has anyone tried these? Here’s why you should try to dance more:

  • It will create happy chemicals
  • If you take classes or go to a club you will meet new people
  • It will make you stop thinking about your worries
  • It’s fun

 

  1. PAINTING

Painting can release chemicals in the brain to make us feel mentally better – Try it, you won’t regret it! Here’s why you should try painting:

  • It’s so rewarding to finish a beautiful painting
  • You can surprise your loved one by giving them an unexpected gift
  • You will learn new skills
  • Painting is a good way to stop your wandering thoughts

 

  1. COOKING

I am trying to work hard by going shopping on Sundays for the week & work on meal prepping & eating healthy for the week.  Here’s why you should try cooking:

  • You will eat healthier food
  • Trying new recipes and being successful is so rewarding
  • You can make it a fun activity family
  • You will taste new food

 

  1. COLORING

Colouring really relaxes my mind & puts my stresses to the side.  Here’s why you should try to colour a book:

  • It’s relaxing
  • You will feel accomplished when you finish the page
  • It will free your mind
  • It’s fun
  • It will bring you back to when you were a kid

 

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

A, x (1)