Feel Good Friday: Spring

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The weather in the UK seems to finally be brightening up and yesterday was the first official day of spring! Flowers are starting to blossom and the sun is making a welcoming appearance, its time to brush of the remaining winter co webs lingering in your head and get a spring in your step instead! There’s something very refreshing about spring, it’s not too warm and it’s not too cold and don’t get me wrong I love winter, but now spring has arrived I feel a lot more positive and the sun seems to brighten up everyone’s moods and get people motivated. So here are some ideas I’ve come up with to get yourself in the spring mood and that I will be trying to partake in…

  • Buy some bright, pretty flowers to freshen up your home, daffodils are always a winner when it comes to spring time, they seem to be blossoming out the ground all over the place!
  • Spring clean a room or area in your house. Your bedroom, wardrobe, kitchen, lounge anywhere that could do with a deep clean or some organisation, this is always refreshing and It gets some positive energy flowing through your house and you will feel positive whenever you enter that room or see what you’ve achieved. Doesn’t have to be inside, our gardens need some TLC after the harsh rainy winters we’ve had in England, plant some flowers or mow your lawn, you’ll thank yourself when it comes to summer and your spending even more time out there!
  • Buy something spring and summer appropriate, a dress, shorts, sandles, sunglasses anything that gets you excited and prepared for the warm weather. I personally love all things pastel when it comes to spring. I have recently purchased some white flat shoes that are a lot more spring appropriate than black flats or boots, sunglasses and a light grey bag as it’s always nice to add some lighter shades into your wardrobe when the weathers nice.
  • Give yourself a manicure and pedicure, our feet have been hiding away in socks, slippers and boots all winter so our feet need to get sandle ready. Soak your feet in warm water, buy yourself a foot file (gross I know, but you’ll have super smooth feet at the end), moisturise them and paint your fingers and toes in a spring colour, I’ve been really liking pastel powder blues, lilacs and vibrant orangey reds!
  • Bake something for Easter, I have seen so many weight watchers Easter recipes I want to try and I am determined to make myself bake something for Easter day. An easy one is classic chocolate nests with mini eggs inside the recipe I have is from weight watchers which you can find HERE. I will hopefully do a blog post on whatever I decide to bake and show you how it turns out!
  • Go for a walk or bike ride when the spring sun is out and take in the lovely views and appreciate the new flowers, birds about and the sun etc. Down below is a  picture I took on a recent walk I went on and I think it’s rather pretty!

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I hope you this post has got you a little more excited for spring and summer if you weren’t already, let me know any things you like to do to get yourself in the spring/summer mood.

Happy Friday you lovely people,

Anna

Feel Good Friday: Penguins?

So I have a book called ‘Everything is going to be ok’ and it is basically pages of quotes and pictures that are inspiring! Its one of those novelty books that could be classed as a ‘coffee table book’ that you or a guest can just flick through, but I love the cover so much I have it on display on a shelf in my room. This weeks post is going to be a bit different but it is related to a quote like normal but instead of me writing about it, it’s mainly going to be pictures! 

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The quote I have chosen is…

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“One cannot be angry when one looks at a penguin”

When I first read this quote it made me laugh, and me and my mum used to joke about imagining being in the middle of an argument and whipping out a picture of a penguin and just holding it in front of the really angry person. I think it could possibly work, I would not be able to keep a straight face if someone done that to me, so I thought we could test this theory out!

Here are some pictures and GIF’s of penguins, lets see if seeing the penguins makes you smile, feel happier or less angry if you are!

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Did it work? are you smiling? Comment down below if you are!

Happy Friday

Anna

Feel Good Friday

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 I will start off by apologising  for the lack of blog posts recently, but my keyboard is broken so I am borrowing one until mine is fixed,I think I am suffering with blogging withdrawals, so its good to be back at it! The picture above made me laugh so I thought I would make it apart of today’s ‘Feel Good Friday’ blog post, I love music, it has helped me through so many of my struggles with OCD and Depression. I love how a song can make you feel so many emotions, and there is one for every mood you have, happy, inspired, in love or sad etc, there is nothing better than listening to a song and relating to every single lyric in it. Its almost like some ones written a song to explain how you feel at that current time and its really comforting to be able to relate to something so much.

I cannot imagine a world without music, it would be awful, wouldn’t it? I love whacking on my favourite songs and singing really badly and loud along with them, it makes me very happy, and I like to play music obnoxiously loud, sorry not sorry to any members to my family or neighbours that get annoyed by this! I think its important to appreciate and cherish the free things  in life which can make us happy, so put on your favourite feel good song ( I recommend Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen) this song always gets me singing, turn it up and sing like  nobody’s business, if it makes YOU happy!

Happy Friday♥

Anna x

Feel Good Friday

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So it’s the 14th of February and we all know what that means VALENTINES DAY. Love it or hate, it’s here, so why not embrace it, I see so many single people including myself talking about how their going to be lonely this valentines day or that no one loves them etc. Well I am here to tell you, just because you don’t have a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife, does not mean you cannot get in the spirit of valentines day and spread some love, that’s what it’s about really, is showing someone you love them and making a big deal of it for this particular day.

I used to think Valentines Day should only be for couples but why not wish your mum, dad, brother, sister, best friend whoever it is you love and couldn’t be without, tell them ‘ I just wanted to say Happy Valentines day, because I love you and you mean a lot to me!’ cheesy I know, but why not.  You could go one step further and bake  or buy some cute cupcakes and give one to everyone close to you, including yourself of course, or buy them chocolates or buy some flowers, or get you and your best single girls together and go out for a meal, or have a pamper evening, with some wine and chocolate. Valentines Day doesn’t have to be lonely or spent with a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife etc, there are so many people around us that love us and that’s all Valentines Day is, showing someone special and close to you that you love them, not only on valentine’s day but every other day of the year too, P.S don’t forget to love yourself too!

So to all my lovely blog followers and readers, Happy Valentines Day ♥ this blog would be nothing without all of you guys support which is why I love you all!

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Feel Good Friday

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I found this quote on Tumblr and I think its something we should all live by, not only always find a reason to laugh, but always find a reason to never give up when times get tough.  When all your problems feel so big, look for the simple things in life that make you a little more happy as its true what they say ‘It’s the simple things in life’, a lot of the time its the simple and little things we remember most or look back on and feel comfort in. It may not make you feel instantly better and like the quote says it may not add years on to your life but it will definitely add life to your years, life is short, so remember to laugh and appreciate those simple little things we love.

 I decided to write a list of 50 things I love or that make me happy, whether its something big or something small, I want to look at the list when I’m down and remember all the good things I have to not be down about and although I may not feel like there’s anything to feel happy about at the time that, I won’t always feel like that, just a little reminder to myself that, even if you feel down there are lots of reasons to never give up and to stay positive about!

1. Coming home from being in the rain or freezing cold, making a hot drink, running a bath and putting your cosy pjs on!

2. Coming home from being out and seeing my dog so happy to see me

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3. Singing at the top of your voice and playing that song you love at the time over and over again

4. Reminiscing about memories with family and friends

5.Looking forward to your favourite tv series and programs to come on tv

6. Getting into bed after a long day

7. Sitting in front of a fire when your really cold

8. Cute vintage shops

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9. Country pubs

10. The country side

11. Vases of flowers

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12. Looking at old photos

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13. Sleeping in freshly washed bedding

14. The smell of clean washing

15. The smell of coffee being made

16. Summer BBQ’S

17. That attraction between you and someone else

18. When my dog chooses to come and snuggle with me, it makes me feel special

19. Buying new things and unpacking it all when you get home

20.  Holding hands with someone you like

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21. Finding money you didn’t know you had

22. Feeling loved

23. Listening to old songs that I used to love

24. Eating your favourite food

25. The smell of freshly baked cupcakes

26. Bath bombs

27. Baking and decorating cup cakes

28. When you achieve something and feel proud of yourself

29. Lazy days

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30. Sunday roasts

31. Watching someone talented paint and draw

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32.  When you order something online and it finally arrives at the door

33. Markets

34. Having an ice-cold drink when you really thirsty

35. Candles

36. Inspiring quotes

37. When someone plays with my hair

38. When my hairs really soft and I play with it

39. Beaches

40. Walking my dog along the beach and seeing her play in the sea

41. When the sky and clouds look pretty

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42. DVD nights

43. Chinchillas

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44.  The smell of tea bags

45. Biscuits dipped in tea

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46. Romantic comedies

47. The zoo

48. Fairy lights and Christmas lights

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49.  When someone unexpectedly does something nice for you or buys you something

50. Polaroid photos

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I found writing this list really hard, probably because I forget to acknowledge these little things I love on a daily basis, let me know in the comments if you decide to write a list of 50 things that make you happy or you love, or link me to your post!