• Blogger,  Blogging,  Christmas,  Depression,  exercise,  feeling low,  giving up,  happy,  health,  healthy

    What January Blues? 6 Fabulous Ways To Beat The Winter Blues.

    Many people struggle in the new year because Christmas time is over and now there’s nothing large to look forward to (except going back to work, of course). The end of 2017 was pretty crap for me because I was jobless, and I lost a loved one to an awful battle with cancer. To be honest, 2018 was looking pretty bleak and for a long time the idea of the new year wasn’t something that appealed to me. However, over the last few days I have had some good luck come my way and I’m now feeling super optimistic. I begin a new part time job on Friday, and I’ve…

  • Blogger,  Blogging,  money

    Motoring On A Budget: Saving For A Car

    A motor vehicle can be the key that unlocks a world of possibility. From everyday school runs made easy and having a vehicle to transport big family-sized shopping loads, to impromptu trips across the country. However, they can be expensive to buy and run – the AAA reports that the average car costs $8,500 a year. With that thought in mind, you might be wondering how exactly to budget for your car – how to scrimp the extra dollars and cents, how to get the best deal and all while setting a good example for the kids. https://unsplash.com/photos/7eCBiZgyr4E Setting Out The Costs Before you set out on your journey to getting that…

  • Anxiety,  Blogging,  Depression,  feeling low,  giving up,  healthy,  mental health

    Keeping A Positive Mind When Things Are Turned Upside Down

    It’s becoming increasingly hard lately to keep a positive mind due to personal issues that seem to keep showing up one after another. I’ve got to be honest, I’m so fed up of dealing with one problem to then be presented with another. So today I’m going to be talking about how to keep a positive mind even when things are turned upside down because I certainly need it at the moment! Positive Thoughts At the moment this seems near on impossible, but the only way to keep yourself upbeat is to take the time to think about the positivity in your life. Even if it’s something as simple as…

  • Anxiety,  Blogger,  Blogging,  happy,  health,  healthy,  Self Improvement

    How To Maintain A Positive Outlook On Life

    Sometimes, without even realizing it, we can become very negative in terms of the way we think and the way we see things. It’s so easy to become cynical about the world when all we seem to see on the news is constant injustice and tragedy, all while we may be dealing with our own pain and heartache. But negativity will prevent you from being able to truly enjoy your own life, because it will just be that dark cloud that is hanging heavy above your head, and you don’t want that do you? All you need to do is make small adjustments in your life, and you can turn…

  • Blogging,  health,  healthy,  weight loss

    Positive Power: How to Lose Weight With a Smile on Your Face

    Losing weight is difficult. From all the exercises we do to the luxury foods we have to give up, it can leave us feeling incredibly worn out, depressed and lacking the motivation to continue on. It’s no surprise that many of us give up our weight loss goals early into the ordeal, and it takes a lot of hard work to regain any sense of composure to try again.   If this reminds you of your own attempts at losing weight, then don’t worry—it happens to everyone. What you’re likely missing is positive energy and the motivation to keep going. In this guide, we’ll be looking at ways to improve…

  • Anxiety,  Blogger,  Blogging,  Depression,  exercise,  feeling low,  health,  healthy,  mental health,  Self Improvement,  weight loss

    Project Improve Myself: Week One

    I’m on a major self-help mission at the moment. As you may have read in my last post, I’ve not been feeling too good about myself lately and I need to make a change in my day to day life. I’ve decided to not only improve my health but to improve all other aspects of my life too so that I can feel happier on the whole. I thought I’d document the change(s) that I’m going to be making so that if anyone else wants to join in and improve themselves, then they can. Sunday Sunday is the day that I get Dinky back from his Dad’s, and it’s the…

  • Blogger,  Blogging,  happy,  health,  healthy

    Autumn Health Habits You Should Be Forming

    After a lovely summer of holidays, hanging out with friends and enjoying some quality time outdoors, it’s time to refocus on your health. Autumn is a great time to give your mental and physical health a boost, ready in time for winter. To help you get started, here’s a rundown of some top autumn health habits you should be forming. Eating a balanced diet It’s easy to let your diet summer between holidays and days out picnicking in the sun. Autumn is the best time to recover and get back into the habit of making nice, home-cooked meals packed with nutrients. Soups, stews and casseroles make nice hearty dishes that…

  • Anxiety,  Blogger,  Blogging,  happy,  health,  healthy,  Made Up Mummies,  parenting

    I Don’t Want The School Holidays To End!

    Not long until the kids are back to school! I can literally hear the sigh of relief from a lot of you! I’ve got to admit, I have loved every second of the summer holidays with Dinky, he’s really come into himself as a character and his behavior has improved massively. Before the summer holidays, I was struggling with his behavior because he was very much chatting me back, doing everything opposite to what I had asked and in general, being a little pain in the bum. So what changed? Once the summer holidays started, I decided to start this trust routine with him. Before, whenever I left the room…

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    The Benefits of being a Blogger

    Today I took full advantage of being a blogger and able to work wherever I want and spent the day with my friend so that we could catch up. (In between her doing housework and getting her youngest from nursery I was able to work from the comfort of her sofa!). We decided to fill her paddling pool up for the kids to go in after school and cool off, and to treat them all to a takeaway pizza and chips. I’ve not felt so relaxed in ages, I really enjoyed watching Dinky play with her children. His confidence has come on so much. When my friend and I first…

  • Anxiety,  Blogger,  Blogging,  Depression,  feeling low,  giving up,  illness,  mental health

    Just because depression isn’t visible, doesn’t mean it’s not there.

    Depression is something that the majority of us will suffer with at some point in our lives. Whether we realize it or not. It comes in different ways for all of us. Some of us just think we’re feeling a little low. Some of us feel like life isn’t worth living anymore. My experience. When I first went in about my mental health, the Doctor wasn’t sure whether I was confusing depression with anxiety. Now I look back on it, maybe at the time I was, but I’ve definitely had an element of depression. I battled for a very long time with my mental health, and I was stubborn enough…