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

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The importance of ‘me’ time

Everyone loves having some time to themselves to do as they please whether that be having a relaxing bubble bath or reading a favourite book. Most often we neglect spending time doing something relaxing as we have such busy schedules ‘me’ time is often out of the equation. But having time to relax gives our mind a break, allows us to unwind and forget about our worries. It benefits us both mentally and physically, allowing our bodies to rest for a short while. Often when trying to reach a goal or milestone in our lives we are so focused on that goal that we don’t stop trying to achieve it, now sometimes it’s good to be so focused on our goal but allowing your body to rest helps recuperate and gather our thoughts. Productivity and motivation will be increased if we spend some time away from our goal. It doesn’t have to be a long break but you will benefit from it! So make sure you schedule in some ‘me’ time!

Whats your favourite thing to do to relax?

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3 Simple ways to motivate yourself

Motivating yourself isn’t always easy, it comes in waves sometimes lasting for days yet other times it seems impossible to motivate yourself. I’m quite lucky in the fact that I find it pretty easy to motivate myself but if you don’t always find it easy here’s some simple tips to become motivated!

  1. Watch YouTube video’s- this is often a favourite of mine, there are tonnes of motivational videos on YouTube for all different kinds of motivation from exercise to work goals. I often find ted talks to be really useful in helping me stay motivated and on track.
  2. Envision your goal in the future- what do you want to achieve and when do you want to achieve it? I find by envisioning my goal it inspires me to keep going to get where i want to be and reach that final goal.
  3. Take some time away from daily life- Now this doesn’t have to be a long time away, nor does it need to be somewhere hot and sunny, Often taking a break away from any distractions can be beneficial in getting your mind active and letting you think more about ways to achieve your goal.

How do you motivate yourself? Why not share in the comments below? motivation

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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The power of fitness

One of the ways I achieve positivity/happiness is by using fitness getting out for a run and breathing in the fresh air there is quite no other feeling like it, the blood pumping around my body and my legs aching. It feels strange saying its a good feeling, at the time it feels a lot different and you find yourself thinking what in the world possessed me to do this but once you’ve got your breath back and recovered you get that feeling. Almost a high of exercise. Not only does it help your physical health but your mental health. Studies have shown that physical activity improves our mood helping to feel content and calmer, relieving stress and has a positive impact on self-esteem! Now if that doesn’t encourage you to take part in some physical activity I don’t know what will! It doesn’t have to be anything to strenuous just a brisk walk can give you the same effects!

What activities do you do to make you feel positive/happy?

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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

Tips on achieving your goal!

Achieving a goal can often seem like a never ending process, there are often financial or personal limitations that prevent us from achieving that goal or self doubting yourself that your goal is impossible to achieve! I’ve been in that situation numerous times thinking it’ll never happen but its does! Today I’m going to share my top tips on achieving your goal!

Firstly I start off by writing down a plan of action, often its a tonne of small steps that accumulate to my final goal. Breaking your goal down into a plan helps it to become less overwhelming and more achievable. Somehow I find that writing my goal down helps it become more real.

Once I’ve written my goal down I try to find similar people who have already achieved a goal similar to mine. I try to find as much information as to how they have achieved their goal as often they have tips or information that you might not have thought of that will really help.

If you are struggling to figure out how you are going to make your goal happen I tend to find watching video’s or listening to audio visualisations helps to focus your mind. Tedx Talks is a personal favourite of mine!

Believing in your goal and visualising your goal becoming true really helps to motivate you and sets your mindset into trying to achieve your goal!

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