What does the morning look like for you? We miss so many opportunities in the mornings to make our days that little bit better. It’s so easy to snooze, scroll, eat left over pizza for breakfast and fill up on caffeine, but is this truly benefitting how our days play out? I’m passionate about making small changes with a big impact and I’m here to let you know how great your day can be when you leave the snooze-life behind and inject intention into your mornings. This is not a checklist, do not pressure yourself to do everything. Just achieving a couple of the morning transformers below, each day, will make an exciting difference in your life.
Hi, my name is Laura and I am so grateful to be featured on Olivia’s blog today. Over on writinglaura.com I like to share information and tips for women to help with their personal growth journeys. Once you’ve read this post on 14 things to do in the morning to have a positive day, I’d love to see you over on my blog.
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Something thats really important to me, and something I like to remind people of is the good things they have in life. I especially like to do this when I’m having a rough time, it really helps to put things into perspective. Being thankful in the mist of a bad time or a bad period of mental health is something I really cling to, to help me feel better.
So today I thought I would spread some positivity in the internet world and came up with the idea of this post. I want this post to be a hub of positivity. Where we all come together to share the things we are grateful for in life, and so we can encourage and remind each other of the good things we have.
I’ll list 10 things I’m thankful for this week and I then want you to go to the comment section and list as many things as you like, that you are thankful for too.
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Were still in quite a weird time right now, and making the most out of life probably looks a-lot different than if I was writing this a year ago. But none-the-less I think its still so important that we make the most out of life. Not to get morbid here, but we don’t know when our time will be up. We don’t know when we will die, so why do we always put these off for a later time or not appreciate the time we do have here enough?
I’m writing today’s post as a reminder to you and to me too. That we must do all we can to appreciate and love the life we are in now. Tomorrow is not guaranteed, so live your life today. Here are my top 10 pieces of life advice that I follow, that allow me to make the most out of life.
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It can be really hard when you suffer from a mental illness to see the brighter side of life. Your thoughts consume you and you feel hopeless. Whenever I feel this way, I try to remind myself of the good I have in this world. I remind myself of the things that bring me and joy and make me happy. I do this exercise as a reminder to my brain that things are better than I think they are.
I read a book that a therapist wrote a few years ago when I was at my lowest mentally, and it gave this really good learning technique. It was saying out loud to yourself that you acknowledge your feelings. This triggers something in your brain so that you recognise that it is just thoughts, it’s not real or present. Doing this exercise and saying out loud the good things you have in life can help in the same way. It’s like you’re talking to a friend or a family member, reminding them everything will be okay. But instead you are talking to yourself.
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I have to admit that I once was that person that lived for the weekend. I felt stuck in a job that I hated and when Friday came around its like I became a new woman. This feeling slowly went away as Sunday crept in as I knew the doom and gloom awaiting me at work on Monday. It can be really hard to get out of this mind-set, believe me I know. But once you do its the best feeling in the world.
Today I’ll be sharing some tips and tricks on how you can stop living for weekends and start living for everyday instead!
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Recently I have become addicted to Tik Tok, I’m not proud of it but they say the first step of beating an addiction is admitting you have one. So here I am. Haha I’m totally kidding but I really do love watching Tik Tok videos. A few months ago I stumbled across a page where a woman called Nabela, who shares these amazingly put together videos showing pockets of peace in her day. Even if she doesn’t have a great day, she finds even the small positives and I thought it was such a great idea and such a great way to remember to be grateful and see the goodness in each day.
So today I thought I would share how you can find your pockets of peace in each day. Then I thought we could start a conversation and share with each other our pockets of peace. I’ll start by sharing mine and then you tell us yours in the comments!
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I did a blog post recently that was called ‘5 Lessons I’ve Learnt From My Parents‘ and I thought it would be a great idea to do the same post but based around things I’ve learnt from my friends. I’m so lucky to have been blessed with so many amazing friends throughout my life. Some just for a season and some for the long haul. I’m grateful for the lessons learnt in all of those friendships. My friends play such a huge role in my life so why not pass on the lessons and knowledge that I have learnt from them onto the world.
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What is a simple life pleasure you may ask?
it’s life’s simple pleasures – the moments, sensations, and actions that we experience, feel, and do every day, often without taking notice – that can lead to an unequivocal amount of joy.Mirele Mann – Goodnet.org
They are small parts of your day, that just bring you so much joy. They might be small or irrelevant to others but to you they could make a huge difference in your mood or the outcome of your day. Today I’ll be sharing with you my 7 simple life pleasures, and I want to hear yours too!
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I try to wakeup everyday with a grateful heart. We are given a fresh start everyday, how lucky we are. It’s important that I find small or big things in my day that bring me joy. When I was at my lowest mentally, each day I’d tell myself what I was thankful for and why. It helped bring so much perspective to so many bad days.
So I thought I’d share some of these with you, and I want you to share some of yours with me too!
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