90,000 Views, Yay!

90,000 Views

Hello loves, ❤

Happy Tuesday 🙂 It’s Tuesday morning here in Sydney, Australia. Hope every one had a lovely weekend – I’ve posted about my weekend in My Weekend Be Like This Tag – be sure to check that out ❤

Some great things happened over the weekend – MY STATS JUMPED THROUGH THE ROOF & WE GOT 90,000 VIEWS! I am so grateful & so happy about this ❤

WOW! WOW! WOW! I am so grateful for all of you lovely people that have gotten me to where I am today in the blogging world 🙂

The friends I have made on this platform I will be forever grateful for, you are all so lovely, supportive, friendly & always say the right things 🙂

Blogging is like entering another world – Blogging is such a good release for me bc I do have a lot that constantly runs through my mind.

I am so happy I took the leap 2 years ago & started blogging 🙂 Best decision I have ever made 🙂

Thank you to the lovely people below who have re-blogged my work:

I have so many people emailing me & asking if I am going Youtube ❤ Now this is a big thing to jump to but I do like a challenge, I might give it ago but there is a lot of things to take into consideration 🙂

I love that you all email me so much – I love having e-pals ❤ I love how much you all care about me & also feel that you can confide in me also ❤ Your love & support does not go unnoticed ❤

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

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Feel More Grateful Every Single Day

Feel More Grateful Every Single Day

Hello loves, ❤

I think we could all learn to be a little more grateful, myself included. It’s so easy so to go through life focusing on the things we don’t have, whether that’s the impressive career, the smoking hot partner, a tight-knit family, or the shiny finances.

Our psychology is practically geared to make us ungrateful. Here’s a lesson that always stuck with me from an article: studies show that people felt more distress from losing $20 than they did happiness from gaining the same $20. You know what, it makes sense. Feeling our distress strongly (and acting on it) could get us out of danger. But in today’s age, it’s hard to justify our negativity in the same way. Feeling bad about the boy who didn’t text, the job you didn’t get, or the rude lady who cut you off in traffic really doesn’t do you much good. So, I threw together a list of ways we can fight our brains and bring gratitude to the foreground of our minds. Here we go:

1. Savor the gratitude you feel naturally

Ever notice it’s so much easier to cling to negativity than those really dope rushes of happiness? Here’s a challenge: next time you get that natural rush of gratitude, hold on to it. Really savor that moment and try to extend it for as long as possible. Let’s say you see a cute puppy on the street and you smile because it makes you think of your own dog waiting back home, embrace that thought and really think about everything you love about your pup. Or maybe, you get a text from your friend asking you how your day’s going. Pause for a second and think about how lucky you really are to have such a supportive network. It’s all about training our brains to assign importance to these types of thoughts.

2. Call home, whatever or whomever “home” is for you

Because they’re worth it. Nothing brings me more gratitude than knowing I have a family that loves me. It’s really easy for me to get caught up in my day-to-day obligations. I’m sure most people can relate. But guess what? “Being busy” or “life getting in the way” isn’t a valid excuse. Everybody’s busy – that’s really just a requirement of life. So next time you’re on the fence about picking up the phone, just do it. That latest episode of Netflix can wait, and so can that 8:00 PM email to your coworker.

3. Be a decent human being

One of the first steps to continued gratitude is believing the world is a kind place. And I think the best way to achieve that mindset is to be a kind person yourself. By being decent to others, you’ll bring out their decency. Plus, you’ll feel pretty good about yourself. That’s warm and fuzzy feelings all around! I’m not saying you have to donate half your savings to a cause you’ve never heard of. Hold open the door for a stranger, compliment your coworker, bring your friend over some chicken noodle soup when they’re hungover. It’s the little things.

4. Unplug

Getting off social media is a probably advice you’ve seen in every self-help article you’ve ever read. (Probably because it’s some really good advice.) Scrolling through Insta is bound to encourage comparison. Comparison often leads to envy, and envy in inevitably leads to a lack of gratitude. Plus, marketers have gotten really damn good at identifying what they think we need and shoving it down our throats in the form of pretty ads. That’s great for them, but not so great for us when we’re trying to appreciate what we already have. One of the best ways to feel more grateful is to shift your attention from all the things missing in your life to what’s already in front of you. Shocking concept, I know. You could start by turning off those tempting, little red notification badges.

5. Let those negative thoughts pass on through

It’s close to impossible to feel gratitude when you’re letting negative thoughts frantically cycle through your head. I know, because I’ve done this a lot. For years, I’d let my thoughts get the best of me, letting my brain play failures, anxieties, and awkward scenarios on repeat…I still do sometimes, but I’m getting better about it. It’s crazy how easy it is to selectively focus on the negatives in our lives. Next time you catch yourself doing this, try your best not to fight it (it definitely makes it worse). Let the thought pass on through, just like you would a breath of air. Remember, you get to choose what ends up sticking around in your mind.

6. Set time aside in your day to reflect

Gratitude, like everything else in life, takes work. It can be developed. How? By actually setting aside time in your schedule to practice it. Sometimes on my way to work, I like to put on a song that brings me to a happy place and reflect on everything good I’ve got going for me. Find something that works for you. Maybe that just means thinking of three things that made you happy that day right before bed. Maybe it means pushing yourself to send out that “thank you” text to an acquaintance, or greeting someone with a smile. Think of gratitude, and happiness in general, as a muscle. You’ve got to keep flexing to see so those results.

7. Put your life into perspective

Everyone has something to be grateful for, period. If you’re reading this, congrats, that means you have enough time on your hands for leisurely reading. Have a family that loves you? Good for you, not everyone can say that. Have full use of your body? Not everyone can say that either. Realizing how fortunate you are compared to others is the fastest shortcut to gratitude. Be grateful for the family and friends that always show up for you. Be grateful for the education that allows you to read these words. Be grateful for your body, and its endless mechanisms, that allow you to be a living, breathing human being.

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

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The Inside My Head Tag

Hello loves, ❤

The 'inside my head' tag

Another little tag that I’ve created – Hope you all like this ❤

Rules:

  • Thank & tag the person that has tagged you
  • Attach the tag photo
  • Answers the ‘This or THAT questions
  • Tag a 10-20 friends.

HERE WE GO:

  • How do I feel at the moment?
    • I feel a little deflated & unmotivated – i hope to be more energised.
  • What do I need more in my life?
    • CALM! Certainly, can say that, hands down. I know for a fact I need more calm in my life. I am constantly on edge, stressing out, whinging, whining. complaining.
  • What would make me happy right now?
    • A nice mini holiday, just a few days away somewhere relaxing, secluded & away from the world.
  • What is going right in my life?
    • I feel that my blog is most certainly one of the things that are going well in my life at the moment, we just hit 2 YEARS, so I am so excited to see where my blog is going to take me ❤
  • What am I most grateful for? List 10 things.
    • My family ❤ (They are very loving)
    • My friends ❤ (They are so supportive)
    • My health (I am grateful I can move)
    • My job (I work in a fun, uplifting environment)
    • My car (It gets me form A to B)
    • My house (It gives me a roof over my head)
    • My food in my house (This feeds me & fuels my body)
    • My gym membership (This gives me the ability to work out & exercise my body)
    • My shoes (They move me about & protect me)
    • My blog (It has connected me with all you lovely people)
  • When did I experience joy this week?
    • I got to experience joy when I purchased new pens & markers for my bullet journal (Yes, I will do a post on that soon)
  • List a small victory/success?
    • Going on an airplane for the first time (MY FEAR)
    • Catching elevators up & down my office for work (MY FEAR)
  • What is bothering me & why?
    • The FUTURE! Why? Bc I am a big ball of anxiousness! I am so scared of the future & what it will bring.
  • What are my priorities at the moment?
    • My physical & mental health & anxiety.
  • What do I love about my self?
    • That I care a lot about the ones I love ❤
  • Who means the world to me & why?
    • My family & friends ❤ They have been there for me through thick & thin. They see the RAW side of me when it comes to my anxiety & having their support is so inspiring ❤
  • If I could share one message with the world, what would it be?
    • Life is fragile, love the people around  you ❤
  • What advice would I give to my younger self?
    • The popularity doesn’t matter bc after school, these people won’t be your friends.
  • What lesson did I learn this week?
    • I COME FIRST. No one else. How can I help others if I can’t even help myself.
  • If I had all the time in the world, what would I do first?
    • Focus on my anxiety, focus on my physical & mental health ❤
  • Whats draining my energy?
    • Overthinking.. AS IT ALWAYS DOES!
  • What does my ideal morning look like?
    • Weekday morning: wake up, toilet, brush teeth, wash face, moisturise, put make up on, get dressed for work, pack lunch & leave the house.
    • Weekend morning: wake up, open blinds straight away, wash sheets, toilet, brush teeth, wash face, moisturise, eat breakfast outside.
  • What does my ideal day look like?
    • Weekday: wake up, drive to the train station, catch train to work, work all day, catch train home, go to the gym, come home, shower, eat & sleep.
    • Weekend: wake up, wash sheets, eat breakfast, go to the gym, plan something fun to do.
  • What makes me come alive?
    • A good book, blogging, a manicure, a massage, cupping remedy – All these things make my soul happy ❤
  • What/who inspires me the most?
    • My parents & my close friends – We are all battling our own war & to see how inspiring others are is really motivating for me ❤
  • Where does my pain originate?
    • ANXIETY – My pain starts there. It ends there. Its always there. WOW. That was very Negative Nancy of me. But it’s true.
  • What are my strengths?
    • Supportive
    • Kind
    • Determined
    • Committed
  • What is something I’ve always wanted but too scared to get?
    • A PLANE TICKET TO EUROPE.. )possibly one way, ha!)
  • What is something I would love to learn?
    • I would love to learn more about being independent & traveling independent also.
  • Where would I want to live my ideal life?
    • Oo, this part of me is SO hard. Ha! I truly see myself in 12987540346 different places. A little cottage in the woods, a big white castle in Mykonos, Greece, somewhere on an island with no phone service.
  • Where would I like to travel in the next 5 years?
    • Croatia
    • Denmark
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Italy
    • Switzerland
    • Vatican City
  • What can I do to take better care of myself?
    • Create routines & stick to them (I’ll be doing a morning routine soon & a night time routine soon)
  • What hobbies would I like to try?
    • I would love to bike ride more, I don’t do it enough.
    • I also want to be more consistent with my bullet journalling
  • When have I done something that I thought I couldn’t do?
    • Getting on a plane – When diagnosed with anxiety, I would’t imagine EVER getting on a plane. I said to my self I would never do it! AND… I did it! In Feb 2017, & I am so proud of myself for doing so.
  • At the end of my life, what do I want my legacy to be?
    • I want to be remembered as a caring wife, loving mother & a hard worker.

MY NOMINEES:

 

I can’t wait to see your reply blogs ❤

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

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70,000 Views, Yay!

Hello loves ❤

Happy Sunday (It’s Sunday here in Sydney Australia).
I pray everyone is having a lovely weekend so far 🙂

It is SUPER windy here in Sydney today, I wanted to go for a walk & enjoy the outdoors but I will get BLOWN AWAY!

Also, South-West Sydney is at a stand still bc a 20-30 min drive away from me is expressing a BIG BUSH FIRE that has swept through 1000 acres of bushland. People have been evacuated 😦 There was someone that filmed the fire whilst travelling on the train. The fire has been blazing for approximately 20 hours – It is so scary to see this.
I also know the wind IS NOT HELPING the fire fighters. There are more than 500 fire fighters across the board working on this, but the fire is just out of control.

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On a brighter note for your Sunday ❤ Here we are again, throwing another 1000 views in the bag.

WE DID IT GUYS! WE HIT 70K! I cannot believe we did it! 70,000 views in nearly 2 years. I am so grateful for all of you – In 16 days, it’ll be Discovering Your Happiness’ 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! I am so excited to see where this blog will take me.

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

I pray you are all having a beautiful day ❤

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

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