Monday, 12 October 2015

Things We Should Do More Often

Life can be a busy, stressful and a challenge at times and that's why it's so important to ensure you are living a life you love and that you always do the things you want to do. We have to make the most of life, be happy and truly fulfil our potential, so I'm here with just a few of the things I feel we should all do more often and ensure we make time to do. 











Take a break
Sometimes things can get too much and you can really start to lose touch with something unless you take a well deserved break. I actually had this recently with my blog and channel, I lost all inspiration and motivation to even log on to my computer and look at my pages, let alone create any content. I took a break from everything including my social media and it worked a complete treat. I honestly believe that if you take regular breaks from something, you will continue to love it for a lot longer. It's so important to know that it is okay and its normal to want to step back, whether thats just for a few hours or even for a week, month etc. 

Treat yourself 
I'm a bit of a saver me and I always find myself being very reluctant to buy things, I really like to save my pennies and I hate the thought of wasting money. Recently I have started to realise that life is far too short to worry about money and to not treat yourself to anything. If you really fancy that new Urban Decay eyeshadow palette then have it, or that new pair of shoes you've been lusting over for the past few weeks, you deserve it. Allow yourself to feel proud of the things you can purchase and always treat yourself to the things you truly want and deserve. As they say, you only have one life so live it to the very fullest you can and allow yourself to have those things you desire. 

Learn
You may think that your brain can't take on any more information and that now you've finished school you really don't need to learn anything new, when actually, we should be constantly learning new things everyday. Whether its a complete new subject you're interested in or just how to complete a simple task, we are always learning new things so make it something you aim for, tell yourself that you're going to learn something new this week and share your results with friends and family or even your blog. You may even discover a totally new hobby that you love and cherish for life, we can learn so many new things and most of the time we can learn new skills for free too. 

Set yourself goals
Although its great to stick to what you know, keeping in your comfort zone, it's also great to get out there and try new things, whether that be a new type of food, fashion piece or gym class. There are so many different opportunities out there for everyone that we should snap up whenever we can, take risks and try new things, set yourself goals and reach them. Whatever it may be that you want to achieve, set yourself realistic goals and work hard to achieve the end result you desire. 

Be fit and healthy
This is pretty new for me, I have been a pretty lazy person most of my life, until recently this year I hardly did any exercise at all and I ate the complete wrong things the majority of the time. I've started to go to gym classes, be more active and eat more healthy and I feel so much better in myself and I've noticed little changes on the outside too. I invested in a Fitbit Charge HR back in July and its honestly one of the best things I have ever purchased. Allowing me to keep track of my steps, calories burned, exercise, heart rate and more, I can take full control of what I do throughout the day and encourage myself to be more active, move more and generally be fitter and healthier. 

Whats one thing you want to try to do more often? Let me know in the comments below. 

43 comments :

  1. I've recently decided that I need to learn most of the ins and outs for photography, not only will it help improve my blog but it's also nice to learn a new skill!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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    1. I really want to do that too, I'd love to learn more about my camera, I have no idea what half of the buttons do! x

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  2. Such a great post! I think that everybody should focus on these things rather than being always overly busy and stressed! :) xx

    www.thecovetbeauty.com

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  3. I'd love a Fitbit. I'm a keen runner and would love to give it a try.

    Emily x
    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. It's honestly something I'd be so lost without now, amazing thing! I do really want an Apple watch though.. x

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  4. Couldn't agree more with these points! Setting realistic goals is so important :)

    Hannah | Oh January

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    1. Thank you, it really is so important x

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  5. I love this post school started a week ago and I have been all over the place I need to have more time to myself!
    Nice post :)xx

    beautydreamcatcher.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww just take a break and have some me time, school can be a really stressful time! x

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  6. I totally agree with treating yourself! When I started working I never wanted to spend a penny of my wages cause I felt I was wasting my money but I decided that reason I was working was so that I COULD spend it on things I wanted, we work to live not live to work. x

    Megan | http://www.meganjean.co.uk

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    1. Exactly, we go to work and earn money so we can afford the things we want in life! x

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  7. I try to do most of these! I need to work on being fit and healthy though♥♥

    summerdaisy.net

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    1. You'll get there! One step at a time :) x

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  8. This is a great post :) I feel like everyone is definitely a bit too hard on themselves sometimes. However, I definitely need to become an avid saver not shopper!x

    Abi | abistreetx

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  9. Loved this post! Setting goals is super important, we always have to know where we're heading!

    A Little Dose of Makeup

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    1. It's really useful and helps to keep you motivated in life too! x

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  10. I love the things that you've said, I thing that we deffinately should take a break and relax, but most of the times we forget about that and we live our stressed lives.
    I think that I should take a moment and be thankful for all I have lots of times, because I can be really moany and demanding, and I don't tend to realise about how many things I have to be grateful for, not just materialistic, but also I'm on the degree I want, my family is pretty healthy,... idk, it's something that I think that we all should do more ofter.
    Really nice post, lovely. Have an amazing week. xx

    selenaponcestyle.blogspot.com.es

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    1. Thank you! I really agree with your points, we all need to make sure we have time for ourselves and don't run ourselves down, life is just too short for mistakes! x

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  11. I don't think I treat myself that much, but when I do it's like Christmas at once! I think I should space it out during the year to give me something to look forward too :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. That's a good idea but it's also nice to treat yourself all in one go! x

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  12. Completely agree with this lovely post, taking some time out and setting goals is so important! xx
    Chasing Belle 23

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  13. What a lovely post Learning is possibly my most important one and something I try to implement daily, be it about cooking, technology, whatever :)
    Sal xxx
    UmmBaby Beauty

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    1. Thank you Sal, I've learnt how to cook some amazing dishes recently, its amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it x

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  14. great post dear! I love your blog:)

    www.theprintedsea.blogspot.com

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  15. Lovely post, I completely agree that we should constantly try to learn new things! I've been trying to get into exercise too but I'm struggling with it haha. Would be great if you could check out my recent fashion post? :)

    The Fashion Road

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    1. I really struggled with the exercise at first but now I've found something I love, I'm addicted, and seeing results is so motivating :) x

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  16. Such a great post!!! There are always things we need to do more often and most of the time other 'important' things come first.
    http://www.alifeofacharlotte.com/
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    1. Thank you, we definitely need to re-establish 'important' as most of the time things aren't as high priority as we think, we need more time to do these things for ourselves x

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  17. Fab post Alice. A few points I really need to remember sometimes especially taking a break. Even when I do take a break I sometimes find myself still doing something. xx

    Alice Anne // Annie Writes Beauty

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  18. Alice your photograph just convinced me to get a new iPhone. So beautiful.
    And thank you for reminding these. Keep them coming.

    ksabeautyhaul.blogspot.com

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  19. Lovely post and photo! I've been trying to follow these rules recently because I truly think they make you not only feel better, but be a better person! xo

    http://mylovelierdays.com

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  20. Great post!!! The second point is my favourite!!! I used to do it lots, but unfortunately not anymore))))

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  21. This is such a thoughtful post - I totally agree with all the points, especially taking breaks and learning to treat yourself. I'm currently out of work and searching for a new career, and although I'm still living at home and have money saved up from previous jobs, I find it so SO hard to actually dip into it and spend it. It's important to realise that it is OK to do so, I think. x

    Ps- you have a gorgeous blog - I'm so happy I've found it!

    Lucy Amelia | flawedfairytale

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  22. Great post! I'm thinking of getting a FitBit too :)

    Naomi || http://nlyavenue.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. I really want to be organized and focus on the blog, since I can easily get distracted by the fancy stuff around me ..

    Sam || Beautydetour

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