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Friday, 27 May 2016

4 Tricks You're Missing When It Comes To Making Health Improvements*

Stop struggling to make long-term, effective improvements to your health by employing these top tips.

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Digital Detox*

The Challenge? Live 7 days without a smart phone. Challenge accepted. Let's be honest our generation have the tech neck. You never see people sitting on the tube, train, bus or even restaurant fully engaged in the conversation and talking to people run them. They are sat with there neck looking down at a smart phone. Scrolling through Facebook, twitter, instagram. On whatsapp, taking pictures of there food and editing them. Asda approached me and said what if you didn't do all that for 7 days, would you see a benefit. My first thought was yeah, the benefit would be that I would have major FOMO. However after taking a step back I realised how important it was to try this and give myself a break from always on the go. I never have time to stop and enjoy the moment. So I did it.
What I Found? I found it very hard at first I kept getting my phone out and just staring at it, realising I couldn't scroll through Facebook even though I don't really pay attention. Sometimes I just scroll and daydream and don't even look what's going past. Lets get a pros and cons list to see my outcome.

Cons:
  • Unable to check my emails when I'm out and about.
  • Can't just take a quick snap of my Starbucks to show the world
  • Going back to basics has major FOMO for the latest apps and games
  • Can't use whatsapp, I feel like people my age don't text and it's like the dark ages now
Pros:
  • I slept a lot better without scrolling through my phone for like an hour before bed. The light on your phone can mess up your brain to get ready for sleep
  • When I sat down to check my work emails I could fully focus on them without half focusing on something else
  • Not only that, I found I was more focused on a  lot of things throughout the day
  • I enjoyed my friends/partners company a lot more because I was focusing on them completely.
How I managed:
  • Use an camera instead of a phone
  • Use an alarm clock instead of a phone
  • Use a journal or notepad instead of an app
I would highly recommend giving this a go even if its just for a day, try 24 hours without your phone's extra bits. What do you guys think? Could you do it? Let me know in the comments below.



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Sunday, 22 May 2016

Sunday Summary #18


My minds not been 100% in blogging this week, as you can probably tell. Things have just been a bit all over the place and I can't really explain. I wasn't very well, focusing on my Slimming world, working and my anxiety wasn't great so I just couldn't get in the right frame of mind. However, I have a week off work now and I feel it will help me get a boost back into blogging. I have 2 videos ready to edit and upload onto my YouTube channel. I also have a few plans for some posts.

I did have a sort through my old make up which you can see from my depop shop being stocked. Check it out @emilyvmh. I hope you guys have had a better week than me. Let me know in the comments below!

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Thursday, 19 May 2016

Reasons You SHOULDN'T Have Cosmetic Surgery*

Having cosmetic surgery is a huge decision for anybody to make. There are a number of things that can go wrong, but more and more people are choosing to have it done. In fact, many people will turn to it before trying more natural methods. If you’re contemplating having work done, here are some reasons you shouldn’t have cosmetic surgery!

You Should Love Yourself As You Are

Loving yourself as you are is pretty difficult in this day and age, especially when we’re surrounded by magazines basically telling us we’re not good enough. Loving yourself might seem a long way away to you, especially if you’ve never liked yourself that much. But it’s something that can be learned. You should at least make more of an effort to love yourself and find beauty in yourself naturally before you decide to go through with surgery. There’s only one you in the world, and that’s a pretty beautiful thing when you think about it!

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Sunday, 8 May 2016

Sunday Summary #17


Another week has flown by and it's a lovely hot Sunday in the UK today. I've just checked and we have the same weather as ibiza today. Craziness! As per I've been working this week, had a day off in the week where I was super productive, did some filming for YouTube and lots of blogging prep. I'm feeling pretty good, positive and motivational. If you saw my 'I Choose Me' post, I'm in the right love yourself mindset that I wish I could be in everyday! 

The weather has been really lovely lately and it's actually really lifted my mood. Well that was until yesterday. It was that time of the month. However I don't really get that time. I haven't had this properly in like 3 months! I hate the cramps and pain and because I'm not used to this every month I go in a mood and just can't deal with it. I've took some pain killers this morning so I can try to bash out a workout before I go to a barbecue, so here's hoping. If I do come on, I only have it for about 3 days, so I'm hoping it will be over soon. 

I hope the wether continues next week as I'm on early shifts and it would be nice to have the evenings to chill out and have some good lighting for filming/blog pictures! the struggles are real. 

How's your week been? Let me know in the comments below!




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Slimming World Month One Update

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

I Choose Me

Life is a journey about finding yourself and getting to the point where you are content in your own skin. That's what I think anyway. I've spent a lot of my life and my teenage years not liking myself, wether thats my weight, hair colour, spots or even how short I am. I always focused on the negatives and was so hard on myself. I think some things like this is what contributed towards me getting anxiety and then that in turn stopped me from enjoying my life. I wouldn't go theme parks or go to do certain activities because I was embarrassed or didn't feel confident enough. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself to go out and enjoy life.

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