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Month: February 2016

I’ve Been Nominated For a Liebster Award! I’m Over the Moon!

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Thank you so much to opzioni binarie ischimoku Paige at Shutterflies Photography and http://www.techhelpnumbers.com/font/5130 Jennifer at Women Winning Online for nominating me for the Liebster Award. You’ll never know how happy I am about this – it means the world to me.

I’ve also really enjoyed browsing other blogs and creating my nominations! Especially since I’m a relatively new blogger.

What is a Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is an award which is given to other bloggers by bloggers in the community. It’s great for smaller, newer blogs to be recognised. It’s also a fantastic opportunity and is very fun! Being recognised for the quality of your blog is especially meaningful when you’re new – like me!

So what are the rules?

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http://agencijapragma.com/?kiopoa=come-funziona-iqoption&5e1=4e These are the questions I’ve been asked to answer:

  1. rencontres perspectives Where do you see yourself in five years? I will definitely still be blogging. I feel like I’ve found my calling! I know it sounds really cheesy but the past few weeks have been amazing. I wouldn’t change it for the world now. I’d also like to hope I’ve helped/inspired just one person. Whether it’s through my blog or outside of it. I get so much enjoyment from helping others that I’d hate knowing I haven’t made a difference. Oh and I’d like to be earning millions of pounds. Haha.
  2. source link What do you do for fun? I enjoy reading books, playing computer games and TV. I’m getting into my films and have started doing a bit of gardening. I enjoy cooking as well as eating! When I’m not doing those things I’m either sleeping or blogging. Old age!
  3. te rencontrer en anglais What is your passion in life? Definitely to help or inspire. Up until extremely recently my passion is now my blog. Every moment I get I’m blogging/doing admin for my blog. I’ve not really spoken to my other half since starting it!
  4. see Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi and it has to be from a can.
  5. hook up boulder What is your favorite holiday and why? My favourite trip has been to Budapest last year. I loved the place and would go there again. The food is great, the culture is amazing and would seriously consider moving there given the chance.
  6. source link Name an accomplishment you’re proud of. Getting my degree. It was during my last year at uni when anxiety reared its ugly head and I almost quit. I’m glad I stuck it out and passed (not with the best of grades but definitely a pass). It was very hard but I am proud of myself. I can look back now with no regrets.
  7. rencontre boite de nuit What is your favorite song right now? There are a few but its Never Forget You with MNEK and Zara Larsson. Amazing song!
  8. go to link What is your all time favorite movie? WITHOUT A DOUBT Lord of the Rings. Nothing will ever get close to that in my lifetime for me now. It also started my weird thing for elves and fantasy films in general. That film was the reason why I started playing World of Warcraft (I don’t anymore and yes I’m a nerd).
  9. binäre optionen profi What inspires you the most? Stories of accomplishment. I love hearing the good things happening in the world and that everyone can achieve their goals. It inspires me to keep trying and not to give up. It also makes me encourage others when they may not have the confidence to believe in themselves.
  10. Name a weird talent you have. I can lift the right-side of my lip up (like how Rihanna does in some of her music videos) but mine is obvs better. Also I could probably recite the whole of the first LOTR film to you.
  11. What made you start blogging in the first place? For an outlet for my anxiety. It’s really helping getting my feelings out and knowing that I’m doing some good makes it that much more worthwhile.
  12. Is your blog a hobby, a business or a hobby that you hope to turn into business? I’ve definitely considered making my blog a full time business venture. I’m one of those people who like to research first though so this will be a long time in the making. Right now though it is very much just a hobby.
  13. Did you always want to write or is this a new talent you have discovered? I’ve never thought about writing as a career but I certainly enjoy it. I’ve helped friends write covering letters (leading to successful interviews and positions) and would say my grammar and spelling definitely aren’t poor. I love language and communicating so naturally a blog fits well with this for me.
  14. What motivates you to blog? Knowing that I’m helping. I’ve had such positive feedback so far that I think it would be a bad idea to stop. There’s no way this will happen now though!
  15. If you could wave a magic wand over your blog, what would you like to see when you opened your eyes? Success stories from my followers on any aspect of their life. I’d love to see them living the life they deserve and truly believing it themselves. It would be that I’d helped them in this process.
  16. Are you a glass half empty or glass half full person? Bit of both really. It depends. I am generally positive though so its going to be glass half full.
  17. What’s your number one organizational tip? BASKETS. No only joking. Keeping it simple. Too much stuff ruins organisation and ruins your head. It’s not great.
  18. Dogs, cats or neither? Oh cats definitely. They are like my personality – a bit indifferent, independent and not attention seeking.
  19. What do you want to learn more about when it comes to blogging or online business? How other people operate with their blogs. I love being nosey and I’d love to know more from other bloggers. I’d also like to smash it when it comes to SEO. This is something I’m currently still learning.
  20. What is your favorite social media site and why? This is only a recent discovery but Pinterest. Stumpleupon comes close to it. I am a visual type person and pictures win in my eyes any day. Sometimes I find Facebook a bit annoying so that is out.

So there should have been 22 questions but unfortunately I had to delete two as they were repeated! That was so fun though answering those questions!

Here are 11 random facts about me:

  1. I love hamsters. They are just the cutest.
  2. I have a brother who suffers from Cerebral Palsy. He’s cool though. 🙂
  3. I got told by my other half after Christmas I was spending too much time on my tablet. Switched to the laptop instead! Hehe
  4. I have a thing for men in tights or medieval type outfits. Robin Hood, Legolas, the majority of the cast in LOTR and Games of Thrones.
  5. Passing out is like a hobby for me. Too hot, no air, anything, and I get dizzy. Doesn’t matter where it is either. I’ve passed out in a gym and hairdressers. SO EMBARRASSING.
  6. I have a weird lump on my finger due to not holding my pen correctly since a young age. I once got my fingers caught in a door and Primary school. I got to go to hospital and get out of school because they thought it was bad. It wasn’t, it was just the lump.
  7. I used to be obsessed with Orlando Bloom.  This is connected with number 4.
  8. I met a bunch of great people at uni. Our nickname for the group is Prague Six. We almost got tattoos with it. And we still post things in our private group on Facebook for reminiscing about good ol’ times. I’m talking songs, pictures, silly things but no one would get it other than us 6.
  9. My nickname is Jess the Mess. This is also tied in with number 9. Haha.
  10. I’ve been paint-balling. Hated every minute. Probably because I won the award for least appropriate footwear – a pair of fake ugg style things. I don’t even like that style of footwear. What was I thinking?!
  11. I’m on medication for anxiety. They are classed as antidepressants but they ease the physical symptoms of anxiety. If it weren’t for these things I would be a blubbering, shaking, messy mess, like I was at uni. Ha.

These are the questions I’d like to ask my nominees:

  1. What made you start your blog?
  2. What quality do you admire in people?
  3. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?
  4. Where do you see your blog in a year?
  5. Do you have any annoying/ habits?
  6. Do you have any nicknames your friends or family call you?
  7. What is your number one goal for your blog?
  8. What’s your favourite kind of food?
  9. What are your hobbies?
  10. Are you interested in politics?
  11. Have you met anyone famous?

My nominations are…

Meghan Sara’s Blog

Emma’s The Fashion Craze

Jodie @ Dream Your Passion

Jewel @ Jewel Abroad

I’m looking forward to seeing all your responses to my questions! Well done – you all deserve it  <3<3<3<3

 

 

 

A Top List on Why To-Do Lists Are Great!

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Do you use lists? Have you seen other people using lists and never really understood why? Do you want to bring some order to your chaos?! Here is some inspiration for you.

I’ve mentioned in the past that I like goals, and lists are a great way to help you with them. I’m hoping you’ll find this useful, and maybe inspire you to do something you’ve always wanted to do.

So why are lists so great?

There are loads and loads of reasons why they are useful. You may or may not be surprised to know what there are scientific reasons as to why human beings love lists.

“Michael Lamb, professor of psychology at Cambridge University and editor of the Journal of Psychology, Public Policy and Law, says there is a clear science behind our love of lists. Many of us, he says, begin a list in order to motivate ourselves. “It provides one with a very clear statement – in this case a motivational statement – that helps one to focus.

“It is also, he says, a way of organising thoughts and ranking them in order of importance. “The succinctness is really crucial, particularly if you are writing it for yourself. You don’t need the extra vocabulary that you would normally put there.” (Daily Telegraph, February 2015)

As you can see from above, humans are naturally drawn to lists. Here are some other reasons why lists are great:

  • They are quick – Creating a list can take as long as you want it to take. However generally putting a quick list together takes no time at all. A quick brainstorm on whatever it is you’re doing the list on take a few minutes. You can do them either on your phone or written down.
  • They are easy – You don’t need to know about rocket science to make a list. Anyone can make lists, which is Why they are so useful!
  • Lists allow you to prioritise your tasks – This is similar to goal setting. To get the most out of a list, especially to do lists, it’s important to prioritise so the most important things get some first. Writing it down list style can really help you prioritise.
  • A list can help you structure your day – If you find yourself feeling unorganized, a list can allow you to write down what you need to sort out, and you could even give them timeframes. Setting yourself time for each task on your list helps you with time management.
  • They can be never-ending – You can always keep adding to your list! They don’t need to stop (unless you want them to).
  • Lists are great for helping you remember – As you may already know my memory is shocking! I have to create lists to keep me on track and help me remember what I need to do. Without lists I wouldn’t remember and get nothing done.
  • They can help you bring order to chaos – For those that crumple under any form of stress (like me) to do lists can be great for the brain and lowering your anxiety levels. When you’re feeling overwhelmed and out of your depth, creating a list can be therapeutic and help you to keep calm.
  • Lists are perfect for helping yourself getting organized – as mentioned in past posts, lists are great for organizing the day ahead of you. Whether you create them the night before or the morning

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What to do with your lists

Don’t overwhelm yourself. It’s very easy to create a list with lots of items on. You may have lots to do but it can be counter-productive.

Too many items can be overwhelming and cause your brain to silently go to sleep. This unfortunately won’t get you anywhere.

Especially if your brain goes to sleep quite often like mine does!

Keep the list short and the tasks simple. The feeling of success once you can strike each bit of your list will encourage you to carry on.

Don’t deal with too many things on your list at one time. I would only recommend dealing with one task at a time. Otherwise you’ll frazzle your brain before you’ve even started!

This is me talking from experience as well. It’s quite easy to do but don’t get ahead of yourself.

Similarly, group similar tasks together if it’s possible. This will help you be more organised and efficient, and allow you to tick off two at a time! Great stuff.

Also, juggling too many lists at one time is not good. It’s great that you want your lists, but having too many types at one time is definitely not good.

You run the risk of overwhelming yourself as I mentioned above, and feel deflated if you can strike them off when you wanted to.

Do categorise your to-do list. This also ties in with goals. I’ve also mentioned this above briefly however keep separate lists under different categories will also help.

Heck you could even create lists for ‘essential’ jobs, ‘medium priority’ and ‘low priority’ if this helps you. Post-it notes are your friend.

Do come back to them. It’s great you’ve decided to write your lists but putting them somewhere but forgetting about them is no use. Plus it’s naughty! Not really.

It’s not great though – you need to review them to see how you’re going. If you don’t, you’ll be drowning in your own brain with the amount of things you need to get done!

What type of lists can you make?

Bucket list, places to visit, lists for your journal, blog lists, tasks, hobbies, thoughts etc. the list of lists you can write is never ending. See what I did there? Haha. These are just a few examples – there are many more.

Whatever you want to achieve, you can create a list for.

What tools are there to help you with your lists?

There are actually lots of useful tools to help with your to-do lists/lists in general.

Depending on whether you prefer paper or a phone, I’ve found a few below for you, because I’m nice like that!

Astrid (Android only): A simple but effective to-do list/planner for your mobile. It also has a social aspect where you can invite your friends to join. You can pay for the premium version to give you more options and tools.

Amazon has some amazing notebooks you can write your list in. Here are a couple I have found whilst browsing. Honestly I love Amazon!
       

 

If you want to read any more on goals, I’ve written an article here helping you in setting goals!

What do you do with lists? Do you use them? Let me know!

How To Use A Planner To Get The Most Out of Your Life

Looking for planner inspiration? I can help with that! By dedicating a whole post to my love of planners and how to use them I also know I’m not going to win everyone over. But let me try.

Paper planner or app? How can you use your planner to get the most out of your life?

I love my planner/diary. I know not everyone else likes planners and honestly I understand. They aren’t for everyone.

But even if by the end of this post I haven’t won you over – it may have made you think just that tiny little bit! Anyway, I’d never force my opinions on you. I’m not that bad. Really.

Some of are a bit weird. I am weird. If you have a bit of a stationary fetish then planners are even better! It’s the perfect excuse to go out and buy some. I know what I’ll be doing on pay-day!

Planners/diaries are absolutely great for organisation. But they can also help with other aspects of your life too.

The thing is, it’s all well and good saying you’ll be more organised, but actually doing it is another thing altogether.

So…

I think the first question to think about is – planner app or paper planner?!

To be or not to be. That is the question. A quote from Arnold Sweatyknickers himself. Well not him directly, but yeah I like the film Last Action Hero.

Okay so that’s not really relevant but its a good quote! But it is an important question as not everyone gets along with a paper planner and vice versa.

Both have their pros and cons and one or the other may not work for you. I’m not going to preach to you either as I know not everyone is like me. But if you’re considering it, then have a read below on the pros and cons.

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pros

– If you like stationary, a paper planner is ideal. You can include sticky labels, stickers, tape and pens to decorate it if you are a visual type. You can decorate to your heart’s content.

– It allows you to slot anything in which is useful, for example receipts, notes, shopping lists etc.If you like it can be your go to place to keep everything in one place (within reason).

– When you need to write something down – you don’t have to faff around in your phone to do it. Sometimes I get frustrated with the annoying copying and pasting needed on my phone and it’s so much easier writing it down instead.

– If you have massive fingers like I do then you aren’t going to get along with apps. Editing becomes a bit of a nightmare and writing on paper is much easier.

– I find that you can easily forget Apps on your phone. If you’re just starting out with a planner and are not fully committed, the last thing you’re going to want to do on your phone is plan. There are much more important things to be done on your phone than planning! I get that a lot.

– Writing down something cements the thought in your head. Typing it out quickly on an app may not be the best way you remember and as such a paper planner might be better.

– Once you’ve deleted something on an app, it’s gone forever. At least when it’s written down you can salvage at least something from it.

Cons

– Carrying a paper planner around is not the most convenient. Depending on the size it can be bulky and heavy. It could also be a source of annoyance with bits of paper hanging out if this isn’t your thing.

– It could be perceived as ‘ancient’. Our lives involve a huge amount of technology and unfortunately you can’t ‘sync’ a paper planner to anything.

– Modern day life is very fast paced and as such you need a face paced tool. Writing everything down on paper may not have room in your life right now.

– Again it could be easily forgotten. You buy a planner and leave it somewhere, never to be used again. It looks pretty, but that’s about all it is to you.

– Apps are cheap/free, whereas a paper planner can set you back £10 or more for a good one.

This list includes just a few pros and cons – there are many more. But it gives you a bit of an idea of how each tool might help you.

What a lot of people do is actually use a bit of both – paper and app. Personally this doesn’t work for me after giving it a try. This is certainly something you should try though and see how it goes. You never know!

In addition to this it’s all well and good me harping on about how to use one below but remember it may not work for you.

Either one is great if you have a bad memory like me. My memory is shocking and as such I need these in my life to actually get stuff done. Otherwise the idea/thing/goal would be gone in a shot.

So what can I use my planner for?

As mentioned in the title, any type of planner can help you in everyday life.

You probably know how much I like organisation and I’m a firm believer that being organised eases my anxiety. So I’m going to go into a little detail what you can do with your planner.

Use it to set, and keep track, of your goals. In a previous post I covered goal setting and how to do it. A planner is the perfect tool to keep you on track.

By using your planner as a tool for your goals, you can keep track of them easily in your planner. You can set reminders or set dates or review. Time-frames are important in your quest on achieving your goals so a planner will help you keep on track.

You can also add additional info as part of your goals in your planner. For example if you’ve come across a useful resource which will help you, you can add it to your goal. It’s important to understand what you will need to achieve your goal and a planner will help with that.

A planner is great for all of your to-do lists. I’ll be covering to-do lists at some point but your planner is great for your lists. It is one central location for your personal reference and to keep you focused.

My to-do lists are usually written on paper. I then tape/staple them into my planner. It’s no good having bits of paper all over the place for them to be easily forgotten. Again if you’re anything like me you’ll easily forget.

It also helps to keep your lists private. Sticking your lists to the fridge is great, but if they have personal/private/surprise things on you don’t want the rest of your family/other half seeing them. Keeping them in your planner is a way of doing this.

It can ease the burden of remembering things. As mentioned above – my memory is shocking. A planner can be used to track your birthdays, anniversaries, doctors appointments, etc. You can set reminders in your phone if you use an app, or you can write reminders in your planner.

They are great for this. Remember – you can’t be expected to remember everything! Why not enlist the help of a planner instead?

A planner can help you collate all of your thoughts. Sometimes, if I have a lot on my mind, I write. Writing my thoughts down really helps me to process my feelings and make sense of them. So you could use your planner almost like a journal.

Depending on the size of your paper planner, just writing down your feelings can help. I don’t just mean to-do lists, but things that have annoyed you, made you happy or made you sad. If you struggle with your emotions this can be really therapeutic.

You could then come back to your thoughts at another stage and think about what it was that caused these feelings. Then you can work on improving/changing these situations into positive ones.

Honestly, writing is great for this!

Planners are amazing.

All of the above can really help improve your life. I only write about my passions and can’t stress enough how great they can be.

If you want more tips on how to stay organised, read my post on what I do to keep on top of it in this crazy world we live in!

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How do you feel about planners? What do you do with your planner? Let me know – I’d love to hear about it!

The Reasons Why Being Organised Beats Anxiety

Have you ever wondered if being organised helps your anxiety?

Have you written a to do list and found your anxiety levels decrease?

Read more to find out why being organised beats anxiety.

How can being organised help your anxiety? Does it improve mental health? Yes! Read more to find out why

If you’re anything like me then the answer to both of these questions has been a yes.

Being like me isn’t a bad thing I swear!

But it also means you’re curious. Maybe you want an answer to this question but didn’t know where to look.

Well this post is going to go into lots of detail about how and why being organised eases your anxiety. You see – my past posts all had a meaning!

At the very end (if you make it there!) you’ll find some further links to help you and to do a bit more research if you fancy it.

So why does being organised help anxiety?

You’d be surprised (or maybe not) to know that there is a direct link between being organised and levels of stress.

Although stress is not solely as a result of being un-organised it can certainly be helped with organisation.

This is because the feeling of being out of control is linked with stress.

We all need a sense of purpose and control in our lives to keep motivated. For some people this is stronger than others. For me, this is 100% true.

If you’re a sufferer of anxiety you may know this all too well. You may have also noticed that getting stuff done is great when easing your anxiety.

This doesn’t just apply to people who suffer from anxiety either.

What I mean by this is the relief in knowing you have achieved something, whether it’s big or small.

The physical crossing-out of the task on your to-do list is like a breath of fresh air.

Anxiety can show it’s ugly face at any time of the day/week/year.

It won’t just go away. You can’t just ‘get better’. Mental illness is still massively mis-understood and you will be acutely aware of this.

This also means it’s unpredictable, which in most sufferers of anxiety is the reason for higher stress levels. For me, trying to hide the physical symptoms of anxiety is a cause in itself of my anxiety.

“What can organising do for me to help my anxiety?” You might be thinking.

By introducing certain steps to a more organised you will give you that structure and relief knowing what you have planned or what you are planning to do.

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Why else can being more organised help anxiety?

Modern day life creates a number of stress-inducers without you realising it. You have to get to work on time, you have bills to pay, debts to clear off. You have to keep up your social life and look after children if you have them.

You are constantly expected to be on the ball and ready for anything the majority of the time.

This is tiring! You’re balancing a number of things all at once and it can be overwhelming.

Being organised can reduce the levels of anxiety by helping you prioritise your jobs to do. You will feel more in control of your life by setting goals and creating to do lists.

Organising your day/week/month also allows you to deal with day to day aspects of your life routinely, so that when unpredictable tasks crop up it can be dealt with easier.

Where to start?

Identifying what aspect of your life which is causing your anxiety is the first major step to overcoming it and implementing steps to lower your anxiety levels.

This is the ‘how’ part of the post. Unfortunately I won’t be able to solve all problems associated with anxiety for you.

What I am hoping to do though if help you find ways yourself. If you like the sound of being organised, we can take baby steps.

So, do you find yourself rushing in the morning because you have no routine?

Do you cancel doctors appointments because you stress about the situation? Are you anxious about the fact of getting there in the first place?

How about your work situation? Do you crumble under the number of emails you get? Does your filing system irritate you and could be further anxiety on your already anxious self?

I’ve covered ways of being organised in past posts but there are certain steps to ease your anxiety in particular.

I always tell anyone who wants to start being more organised to take small steps at a time.

Reducing each large task into small parts reduces the burden you may feel on your shoulders.

This is an important part for sufferers of anxiety as the feeling of being overwhelmed can lead to further stress and anxiety.

And like I mentioned above – you don’t need to be diagnosed with anxiety to feel these emotions.

If you find visuals useful, you could brainstorm with a diagram instead rather than a list. split them into main areas, for example bills, the kids, work, etc.

You can then split these sections off in into smaller tasks to get your job done. Honestly it really works!

What other organising techniques can I implement to ease my anxiety?

Create to do lists. For anything. This allows you to keep track of your tasks and you are able to tick them off as you go along.

You could make lists for your bills, money coming in, food shopping list, etc.

Maybe deal with this the night before so you can go to bed feeling refreshed and ready for the next day.

If your morning routine is all over the place, write down a schedule for yourself. Give yourself time to get up, wash/shower, make lunch for work, do your make up, etc. and give yourself a reasonable time frame for each one.

Sadly enough I used to do lists and my own little schedules all throughout school. A lot of the time I wouldn’t stick to the exact schedule, however it was useful for me to plan. I also enjoy writing things down as it helps me remember.

I used to almost compete with myself that I could win at the schedules. Very sad indeed.

This technique might be particularly useful if you are forgetful like I am. Some anxiety sufferers find their memory can be affected by anxiety so think about how this option might suit you.

This would also be a good one to do the night before to prepare you for the next day. The further in advance you can do this, the lower your stress levels will be.

Try not to overthink each task. Try also not to think about what might happen is something goes wrong. It will get you nowhere fast.

The statement above I know is MUCH harder in practice – trust me I know. However keeping yourself on track is key to your lists, schedules and plans.

If you can – think about the positive impacts of dealing with your tasks and issues when they’re done. This brings you back into positivity and can give much relief from your anxiety, even if it is just temporary.

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It’s not all bad news…

In this post I’ve covered ways to beat your anxiety using organisational techniques to help you. However anxiety also has it’s ways of being negative. Negative on situations, on your self worth, your self image and more.

I want to remind you that being a sufferer of anxiety has it’s pluses – and you may not have even thought about them!

Suffering from any form of anxiety means you are a good problem solver. You are able to predict the outcome of situations well and prepare for them (mostly preparing for the worst). Most jobs require this skill and makes you an ideal member of a team/even a boss.

Sufferers of anxiety tend to be very intuitive toward other people’s feelings. You will also be very empathetic and make great friends and supporters.

This is something that not everyone is able to do well, so if you can relate to this then be proud of yourself!

Remember – you are amazing and believe in yourself!

Here are a few helpful previous posts you might find useful:

What is Social Anxiety and Do You Suffer From It? Read This Now to Find Out

Guest Post – Juni Desiree – Why I Love Goals

Why I Think Goal Setting is Great (And Why You Should Too)!

Is Your Own Brain Stopping You from Achieving? Learn How to Fight it!

What to Do If You Find Organisation Difficult

Oh and by the way, do you want a free printable to get you towards your goals?

Do you have any other techniques you use to stay organised? How does it affect your mental health? Let me know in the comments below!

 

 

 

 

Fascinating Fancies #4

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Welcome to a new edition of Fascinating Fancies!

A random assortment of bits and bobs I’ve found over the week – and there were loads!

I’m going to keep it short and sweet this time though and hopefully not bore you too much 🙂

Firstly you can view #3 here.

If you haven’t already found this website – StumbleUpon is great for just browsing the web. It learns from your likes to give you better content – very smart! Add your own interests and browse away. You can add/view me here! The more the merrier haha.

A useful blog post overcoming self doubt by the Positivity BlogFor me this would be good for sufferers of anxiety, but then anyone can let self-doubt creep in at any time. Have a read, it’s got some useful tips!

If you can’t get enough of organisation, here are 41 insanely awesome organisation hacks at Popsugar! Organisation envy right there.

As you may well know – it’s Valentine’s Day on Sunday. If you don’t have much money (or want to try and save a bit of money but still celebrate it) here are some nice ideas over at The Huff Post. They’ve got 20 free date ideas for you to try. Although some are slightly cheesy I’m sure you could find something.

That’s it for this week – let me know if you find them interesting!

Can you recommend any to me? I love browsing the web!