The importance of gratitude

I think gratitude is something a lot of us lack, we all have it in us deep down but how often do we actually express gratitude? Some of you may do it regularly (if so you’ll know how beneficial it can be) But the majority of people hardly express it. How nice is it when somebody comes up to you and thanks you for something you have done or achieved. Its a wonderful feeling and it often brightens up your mood. Just think how much nicer the world would be if we gave one person a genuine thank you or let them know how grateful we were. One little thing could really brighten a persons day and I think recently we all need that! So go out of your way today and tell someone how grateful you are, I promise you’ll make their day and maybe even your own!

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If you believe you can, you will

So often I hear people complain that they can’t do something, whether that be down to financial issues or a lack of knowledge. My main pet peeve is when people believe they can’t do something, as soon as you say you can’t do something it almost tricks your brain into thinking you can’t so you don’t try you just give up. The one thing I’ve proven to myself over these past few years is that you can do anything you put your mind to. Just recently I graduated from university as a qualified veterinary nurse, now those 3 years were some of the hardest years of my life, there was so many times I just wanted to give up and quit but if I did I wouldn’t be where I am today. You truly can surprise yourself when you put your mind to the task. Studies have shown that if you can see your goal happening in your mind and you believe in yourself that you can achieve it then you sure as hell can achieve it. DON’T PUT YOURSELF DOWN! Just give it a go, what’s the worst that can happen?

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My experience at a digital detox

So I spent the last 2 weeks in lanzarote enjoying the sunshine and peace hence my lack of posts! I made a commitment before I went on holiday to spend less time on my phone, I felt like i was checking my phone every 5 minutes and I couldn’t put it down! So as soon as the plane landed I switched my wifi and mobile data off and immersed myself in reading my books and sunbathing! I felt so much better not constantly checking my phone for notifications, it was hard initially but once I got used to not using it i was surprised at how much you don’t miss it! Admittedly I did use it to take photos but apart from that I refrained from using it as much as possible! I found i was listening to conversations a lot more attentively than i used to and found my concentration levels much higher! Now i’m back home i find only turning your wifi/ data on every now and again helps to stay off your phone!

Have any of you done a digital detox? If so let me know how you got on in the comments! I’ll leave you with a picture from my holidays!20180622_140314

Acts of kindness

Ever so often we go about our daily lives being immersed in the digital world constantly checking into twitter or Instagram always keeping up to date with the latest news. But how often do we look up from our phones and take note of the people around us? The old lady struggling to stand on the bus or the young mother struggling to get her pram on the train. Just delivering small acts of kindness can really make someone’s day even if it is something as simple as smiling at a passer by or offering your seat up on the bus.  Not only does it make the person who you are offering the kindness to feel happier it makes you feel happier! Only the other day I noticed a lady drop her watch in the street, I quickly notified her and gave her the watch and you know what she said? That I had restored her faith in humanity. She expected the watch would have been stolen and never to be seen again. So you never know just by showing kindness to another stranger you may be restoring their faith in humanity!

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Quote of the week

This weeks quote stuck out to me as it’s so relateable in order to better ourselves we need to be prepared. To reach that goal we have set for ourselves we must continue to follow those mini goals or stepping stones as i like to call them. By following these mini goals we continue to progress into reaching our final goal, each bit of progress brings us closer to our final goal!

What goals have you set yourself? The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances_ if there is any reaction, both are transformed