Happy Monday! Today I'd like to share a book I received for my birthday back in March and honestly I haven't been able to put it down since! Happy is one of those books that guides you to being the happiest person you can be. As I have grown up I have realised how important it is to nurture yourself, practice self-love and focus a lot more on your state of mind. In the fast paced-ness of day to day life it's quite easy to neglect yourself and it is so easy to get in a funk over little things without having the foggiest idea why. In the past, I found myself seeking the super highs of life only to be greeted with the super lows. I also found that the highs I happened to be seeking never particularly fulfilled me, so, the lows seemed to follow quite quickly afterwards. And just like a rollercoaster the ups and the downs can feel exciting but the constant shift between high and low left me emotionally drained and nobody likes to be on a rollercoaster forever! Reading a book like Happy brings you back down to earth, it allows you to refocus on what floats your boat, tickles your pickle - all the good stuff, the little things we forget about and overlook. Rather than seeking the rollercoaster highs and lows it shows you how to find happiness in everyday.
This book has really helped me to focus on being present and to reevaluate what actually makes me happy not what I think makes me happy. With the help of exercises in the book it slowly brings you to your happy place. A place of contentment. Living in the now brings me joy! It's so easy to be looking towards the future or reminiscing on moments of the past but bringing it back to the present is really the key (for me) to finding joy in everyday. I still have a long way to go but making little changes make a big difference. Now, I try to spend less time on my phone and more time reading, I take more walks with my dog and less time worrying about the future. I have learnt to say no more to things that cause unwanted stress and say yes to more of the things that bring me joy. By doing these little things I have found a balance and contentment in everyday. The whole book is just bursting with positivity and without giving too much away I truly recommend you pick it up because it is one heck of an inspirational read.
So, to wrap it up, how do you find the joy in every day?
Meet Hendrix, our little man who decided to swiftly arrive into our lives on the 25th of June 2017 at 5:47pm after a very lovely labour and delivery. He weighed a healthy 7 pounds 10 ounces of pure perfection. As soon as he came into this world and was placed into my arms, my heart doubled in size, so much so I would often cry tears of happiness when I looked at him. Because how could anything be that beautiful?!
Although I have had on and off flings with other nail polish brands the main bulk of my collection is made up of Essie. I think I must own at least 20 or more of their shades and I still manage to have those nothing to wear moments but for my nails. If I'm ever in doubt of what to put on my nails, these three gems are definitely the stand outs in my Essie collection.
Picking out my favourites for the month of May has been easy peasy! I've felt very content with my my make-up bag and it seems to be working beautifully for me. No switching and swapping products around even though we have had torrential down pours and mini heatwaves. My make up bag hasn't let me down! So, let's jump into it.
Before I get too far along into my third trimester (currently 35 weeks today) I better crack on and update you guys with all the juicy details of the second trimester. So, I guess it's true what they say about the second trimester, at least for me anyway. You do feel better - if you're reading this and you're having the worst time with morning sickness, don't worry, it really does get better!
Happy Monday! Today I'd like to share a book I received for my birthday back in March and honestly I haven't been able to put it down since! Happy is one of those books that guides you to being the happiest person you can be. As I have grown up I have realised how important it is to nurture yourself, practice self-love and focus a lot more on your state of mind.
We found out we were expecting late October and we have been on cloud nine since. Now I am almost at the end of my second trimester and at the beginning of my third. I am quite excited for trials of the first trimester to be over upon reflection, I didn't have a hard time like the horror stories you hear and for that I am eternally grateful to my body and this little baby.
It's been a while hasn't it? It's taken me a while to regain the blogging bug but here I am. I'm back and ready to go go! Firstly, if we haven't met before, Hello! I hope you become a regular around these parts. If you're an old reader and if you're familiar with my ramblings and my old blog you might understand that a lot has changed in the last year.