New Year, New You 2020

People often get reflective towards the end of the year or the start of a new one. It’s a great time to start planning your new year, making resolutions or reevaluating what’s important in your life. This time, that’s doubly the case for me. Almost two months back, I handed in my notice. I had absolutely no idea what I’m going to be doing in 2020. For the first time, I didn’t really make any plans. I just knew that I wanted a change. In order for the end result to be different, you have to change the process. You can’t stick to the same habits, the same hobbies and the same behaviour but expect completely different results.

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Random Acts of Kindness – through letter writing

Christmas is all about giving. I know the season is hectic for everyone and there’s always a last minute rush to get things done in time for the break – if you’re lucky enough to have one! However, I wanted to share a few charity appeals and local drives with you. There’s never a wrong time to think of others and I think that’s even more the case during Christmas. It should be a joyful time for everyone but sometimes, it’s not. So here are a few ways to help others in need this Christmas. Your festive random acts of kindness through letter writing, if you will.

Random Acts of Kindness

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2019 Goals Review

Wow, okay, so it’s somehow been almost a year since I wrote my 2019 goals. A lot has happened since I wrote this post on the 11th January and whilst my blog has not always been a priority, there are definite moments when it has been a success. I wanted to take a few moments to step back from the hectic lifestyle of everything and just reevaluate where I am and how far I have come.

2019 Goal Review

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Three Good Things

Writing down three things that make you happy, that you’ve accomplished, that you’re proud of or just made you smile a little can make a difference on your mental wellbeing. Since mid August, I have been practicing this technique every night. It’s gotten to the point where it feels strange if I don’t do it. I have a dedicated notebook for it and I wanted to share why writing three good things every day is something we should all do.

I intend to carry this on, all year around as I think it will be helpful. However, since the festive period can get very hectic or stressful, I wanted to share this now. The holidays, whilst meant to be full of joy and happiness, can easily become a bit overwhelming. It can become costly, or just busier than usual. So this idea is very simple, minimal cost method of allowing yourself to rest, relax and recuperate. To find the joy in the smallest moments and remember what is important to you or makes you feel good. Because despite how busy life gets, it can also be wonderful.

Blogmas Three Good Things

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In Memory Of

Losing someone you love is always hard, and it’s always hard to celebrate a holiday without them. This isn’t a very “Christmassy” topic but I feel like it’s an important one. Celebrating Christmas when you have lost a loved one can be difficult so I wanted to make today’s Blogmas post all about that. Today is the anniversary of my grandfather, who passed away rather suddenly last year. I wanted to take a moment to write a blog post in memory of him and incorporate him in my Christmas. I also wanted to share some of the ideas that I found whilst I was searching for something to have or create in his memory, in case any are of use to you.

In Memory Of Items

Finding a way to honour the memory of a loved one is a process that takes time. I personally found it to be a way to help me come to terms with the suddenness of everything. However, it might not be for everyone. Everyone mourns the death of a loved one very differently and that’s allowed. 

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