Did you know there are positives in failing? I didn’t realise this until I failed something quite important to me. I needed to pass, but God said no, it’s not time yet. You need to learn what it feels like to fail. We all go through times in our lives when we pass or fail various things in life. Whether it’s a job interview, an important test at school or some training you’re doing. I realise that failing is generally seen as a negative thing, but going through my failure has shown me there can be positives too. Sometimes failing can stop you from going down the wrong path and making the wrong choices. It can be such a great learning curve for us too.Read more
I know I can’t be alone in feeling sometimes like I’m at a standstill in life. There have been several times in my twenties that I have felt like that. I think honestly, alot of it is to do with comparison. Comparing where you are in life to where others are. And I am not about that life anymore. I don’t want to compare myself to others journeys. Life is not a race, and I have to constantly remind myself of that. Waiting and feeling like you’re at a standstill in life can be really hard. I have been there, and I am there.Read more
With Covid restrictions becoming looser and more people being able to socialise again, I thought I would share some of my best party planning tips for re-scheduling those events that you missed out on. Covid really ruined so many big days for alot of people. Weddings, birthday parties, graduations and so much more. Here in the UK almost all covid restrictions are now lifted, which means that all of these celebrations can now resume!Read more
You probably clicked on this post, confused as to why the title says that happiness is not my goal. And no it’s not clickbait. Over the last few months, I have really been doing some soul searching. To discover not only who I am in life and my purpose. But also my why. Why was I placed here on this earth? Why am I in the place I am right now? And honestly, I am trying to still discover my why. But one thing I know for sure, is that my main goal in life is not to be happy.Read more
We have all been there, walking into our houses and wanting to unwind after a hard day. Whether its school, college or work thats stressing you out I know most of us can relate to that end of day feeling. As I get older I have really started to pay attention to how important it is that I care for myself after hard days. And heck, it’s even important to care for ourselves even if it’s been an easier day too. There are so many small things we can do each day to ensure that we are looking after our minds, bodies and souls.Read more
I really dislike confrontation, but I never let that get in the way of standing up for myself when I need to. It’s taken me a while to not let anxiety and self-doubt stop me from sticking up for myself and showing others that I won’t be walked over. I see it so often. Timid people being treated poorly, or spoken to with disrespect and them not having the courage to say anything back or stand up for themselves. I guess thats where my empathy comes in. If I know someone won’t do that for themselves, I often step in if I feel the need to. Nobody is getting taking advantage of, not on my watch.Read more
It’s important that when someone tells us they feel anxious or down, we do what we can to help an anxious friend. A blogging friend of mine posted that she was feeling anxious and didn’t know why or have a reason as to why. After chatting with her about struggling with content inspiration she posed this question to me and said it would be an amazing post. I absolutely loved the idea so here are my tips on how to help an anxious friend.
This post today is brought to you by Debs from Fire To The Phoenix – thanks Debs for agreeing to write and guest post on my blog today! I hope everybody loves this post as much as I do! – OliviaRead more
I can’t actually believe that its taken me 26 years to love myself, but here I am.
As many of you know, over the last 6 months I have embarked on a new lifestyle journey. Learning to love and respect my body, mind and soul. I have been exercising and eating better so that I can become better. But not only have I been learning to love my body, but myself as a whole. Never before I have I felt such peace with myself. Everyday I learn something new about who I am and who I am becoming. I have spoken to a few people about this topic, and so many have said that they are at a point even still at 40-50 years old where they don’t love themselves. Society has such a large part to play in this. With their unreal beauty standards and expectations of how we should look and be as people.Read more