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    8 ways to pick yourself up after a bad start to the day

    Today I broke my own rule. I started the day by looking at the news. Bad idea. Coronavirus. Lockdown. Racism. Murder. Donald Trump. Economic crisis. You name it, it was happening in the news this morning and it took everything I had not to crawl back under the duvet and just sleep the day away. But with work to do (and also not wanting to spend the rest of my day feeling really shitty) I knew I had to pull it back before it was too late! So I quickly made a mental list of all the things I could do to help boost my mood and get my day…

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    13 ways to keep yourself entertained during lockdown

    The UK lockdown has been extended until at least 7th May and possibly even after that. I think it’s pretty safe to say we all saw that coming. But at this point you may be struggling to find enough to do to keep yourself entertained during lockdown and stay sane.  And while we understand isolation and social distancing are completely necessary right now, it doesn’t make staying at home 24/7 any easier. Especially when you can’t see your friends or family. The good news is, there are so many things you can do to keep your mind and body busy until we’re allowed to go to the pub… I mean…

  • How to be more present and mindful while travelling

    As we sat at home last Friday night, glass of wine in hand, we found ourselves flicking through our photo album from our 2015 European road trip. I know, I know, the thought of a photo album that isn’t online seems crazy these days! But there’s something so lovely about holding a physical album and pouring back through the old memories. As we turned each page more memories came flooding back to us and we began sharing stories and reminiscing. But there were a few pictures from our long weekend in Milan that really struck a nerve with me as I remembered the way we felt  at that particular time…

  • 7 simple ways to mentally declutter and feel calm

    If you’re anything like me you’ll often find yourself over-thinking, trying to juggle thousands of thoughts and sometimes just becoming stressed because of it. But if you know how to clear your mind, you’ll probably find that you’re more productive and that you can quieten down the noise inside your brain. So below is a list of 7 simple ways you can mentally declutter and get on with your day! Breathe When it comes to clearing your mind, never underestimate the importance of stopping to take a breath. There are a number of breathing techniques out there to help you relax, but even just taking a few deep breaths can…

  • The Importance of self-care

    Recent years have taught me the importance of self-care and this is something that we want our lifestyle to focus on. It also means we’ll be blogging a lot about taking care of yourself, whether that be mentally, physically or spiritually. Taking care of yourself sounds simple right? Eat well, exercise blah blah blah… we hear it all the time! But there’s so much more to it than that, and it’s something that not enough people are doing.  So here’s our guide on what it’s actually all about and why it’s so important. What is self-care? Self-care is not just about the obvious parts of looking after yourself, it’s about…

  • 6 reasons why travelling is good for your soul  

    Travelling can influence our lives in so many positive ways. For us, it made us realise that we don’t want to spend our lives chasing money, or possessions, or saving for a house we can never really afford. We want to see the world, expand our minds and chase adventure instead.   Whether it’s going for months at a time, or just the odd weekend away whenever you can escape the office, everyone should travel as much as they can. And it doesn’t have to be far! Just take some time to get away from your usual surroundings.   Travelling is good for your mind, body and soul. Here’s six reasons why…

  • The signs you might be suffering with mental health issues

    Focusing on wellness means touching on some serious subjects, and having meaningful conversations. While we always aim to be uplifting and inspiring, sometimes it’s important to remember that it’s OK not to be OK. This week represents Mental Health Awareness Week across the UK and many other nations. With so many people in the world suffering with mental health issues, this really is something we need to be talking about, and something close to my heart. Depression and anxiety are some of the most common mental health conditions. Yet so many people don’t recognise the signs. Many of the symptoms, causes and treatments are the same, and those who suffer…