Friday, 18 August 2017

A Few Of My Favourite Blogs To Read

There are so many incredible blogs out there. If I ever need inspiration, motivation, or a cosy read whilst I’m having my breakfast, I always turn to my favourite blogs to see what their latest posts are. There are so many that I absolutely adore reading so today I thought I would share some of my favourites.
These are just the first few that came to mind, there are lots of others that I love as well so if I follow your blog and I haven’t mentioned you here, please remember that I wouldn’t be following it if I didn’t love it!

Monday, 14 August 2017

The Pros and Cons Of Always Seeing The Bigger Picture

Most of the time, people think that always seeing the bigger picture is a good thing. It allows you think about things in the long run, focus on what’s really important and can help us to make the best out of our short lives. I am one of these people that constantly see’s the bigger picture. A lot of the time, I completely agree that it’s a wonderful thing to do. There are lots of positive aspects that can come from seeing the bigger picture, but at the same time, it can also have some negative affects.
Even though most of the time my brain does lean towards the bigger picture, I definitely still have days where I’m sucked in and I can’t focus on the bigger picture at all. I have days where things scare me or I care about things that I know I shouldn’t give two thoughts on. But for the majority of the time my brain goes to the bigger picture, and I thought today I would share a chatty post with my opinions for both the positive and negative sides to this. It’s something that I think about quite a lot and really enjoy discussing so if you feel the same way as me please let me know in the comments!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Mid-Year Goals

Even though we’re already over a month past the half way point of this year, I’ve seen quite a lot of these posts floating around the blogosphere and I thought I would do one of my own! I love having goals and things to achieve written down in a physical list as it really motivates me to get my butt in gear and tick them off.
Whilst my 7 Things I Want To Do In 2017 post was more of a general post about things I wanted to improve on or start doing throughout the year, this is more specific things that I want to make sure I’ve done before the year is up!

Monday, 7 August 2017

Why Sometimes You Should Be 'Selfish' And Put Yourself First

I don’t like letting people down. This is something that I’ve hated doing for as long as I can remember. If someone wants me to go out and I don’t particularly want to, I’ll still go. If someone needs help with work or uni, I’ll do as much as I can to help them. If someone wants something that I want as well, it’s most likely I’ll back off and let them have it. Don’t get me wrong, I love doing these things. I’ll always try and help someone in any way I can, but sometimes it can become a bit too much. Whilst I’m sure everyone would love to give as much as they can, from time to time it’s incredibly important that actually, we put ourselves first. Obviously I don’t mean this in the sense that we should all be horrible and never help anybody out, I think it’s an incredibly quality to want to help others and more people should do it, I just mean we need to look after ourselves as well. In our normal daily lives, self-care is something that all of us need to do and here are a few reasons why.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Summer 2017 Reading List

Even though summer seems to be rapidly coming to a close here in rainy old england, there's still lots of books that I'd like to get around to reading, preferably out in my garden soaking up some sunshine but we'll see! My third year at university is fast approaching, I can't believe I'm back next month, and it's scaring me how behind in my reading I seem to be so I thought what better way to motivate myself than making a good ol' summer reading list. I'm hoping to get around to reading many more books than this but here are a few that are currently in my 'to be read' pile!

Monday, 31 July 2017

Choosing A Career When There's So Many You Want To Do

I’m a firm believer in doing something you love. I’m terrified of the idea of waking up to a job that I hate every day and whilst I’m young, with no responsibilities, I plan on doing as much as I can to make sure that doesn’t happen. But at the same time, I also have so many different dreams and aspirations that I’d like to do at some point in my life that sometimes I’m not quite sure where to begin. Whenever I feel like I’ve made a decision and start to focus on one particular goal/career, all of a sudden a new interest will pop into my head and I’ll be consumed by that for a while, until the next one comes along and so on and so forth. Even though I know a person can have many different careers throughout their life and do a number of different jobs at once, I find it quite difficult to distribute my attention and time across lots of things and it frustrates me when I can’t seem to choose one to focus on. I’ve been feeling like this a lot recently and it can become incredibly overwhelming, so I thought I would share some of things that I try and remind myself of when I’m feeling this way, and if any of you relate to these feelings hopefully this might help you in some way!