Saturday 7 February 2015

How To Be Happy

- cut out all of the negative ninnies. You know the ones, the ones who don't make your days better. The ones who don't always want the best for you. The ones who don't want you to succeed.

- make plans. Having something to look forward to always makes a dull week more bearable. They don't even have to be big things, just things that you enjoy.

- take time out. Have some 'me time'. I know it sounds cliché, but it works. Watch the High School Musical trilogy with a tub of Ben and Jerry's, or read a whole stack of magazines.

- exercise. I know it's not everyone's idea of fun, but I find I always feel much better after I've worked out.

- switch off. Every once in a while it's nice to take a step back from social media. I mean, do you actually care about someone's high score in Crossy Road or what so and so had for breakfast. I feel like with social media comes a whole host of jealousy. Look what they're doing. look what they can afford, look how great their life is... Jealousy is toxic. And so, I'd definitely recommend logging off every once in a while.



  1. Totally agree about exercise, if I'm getting a bit down I just up my exercise routine, have a pamper session and it's like hitting the refresh button :)

    Josie XOXO
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  2. Lovely little post and full of truths :) I am been slowly cutting the toxic people out of my life and I think I'm pretty much there... it makes such a difference! Switching off is important too, I've been ill for a few days and haven't even charged my laptop and even though being ill sucked it was nice to not be bothered with my laptop or tweeting and just resting properly :)
    amber love

  3. I used to be so sceptical about exercise making you feel good. After being diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder as I feel permanently exhausted. But it really truly helps. I just go to netball practice for an hour a week but, not only is it loads of fun, I've made new friends and I feel so so much better for it afterwards.
    You point about social media is also so true. It's tough to stay away when you're a blogger mind you! x

    Emily -

  4. I love these types of posts, and you do them so well on this blog! I will definitely take some of this advice, particularly making plans and trying to cut jealously out of my life. I'm fairly new to this blog, but the posts seem to be only getting better and better. Keep up the fabulous work :D


  5. Definitely agree with all of the above, even on twitter I have to cull all the moaning moaners. Exercise is definitely a good one but with 1-2 days off to have some me time ;) xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs

  6. I have real trouble switching off - not really through my own fault though, my husband and I own a pub so we basically eat, sleep and breathe it so it's all he talks about a lot of the time and there's times I just want to say SHUT UPPPP hahaha

    Jade x

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