December 15 2018

Why smelling good is important

Scented oils, perfumes and other fragrance’s have been adorned by people since early civilisation. Today, fragrances can be found all around, from scented candles, to all your favourite bath and body products.

There are numerous reasons why people wear perfumes. But ultimately it boils down to the fact that they make us feel happy. The reason we feel happy is heavily dependent on the individual. One can range from the presence of pheromones, memories the scent invokes, a feeling of escape, and the ability to show individuality through fragrances

The biggest reason we wear fragrances, is to show off our individuality. With so many fragrances to choose from out there a person can truly be original in what they decide to fragrance themselves with.

They can change the way they smell to match their mood, the occasion, or anything they like. One day they can smell like pomegranate and the next day, as their preference changes, they can smell like roses and musk. The ability to have this kind of individuality through scent directly influences our confidence and self-esteem.

The ability of a fragrance to make us feel like desired beings, connect us with memories. It help us to escape and help us show individuality is phenomenal. This boost of positivity in our everyday life increases vitality. It also improves our drive to accomplish, and increases resistance to failure.

Different scents arouse various memories, and this can be an essential part of human life. A lot of us breathe out happily when we smell something that recognises us as a dearest relative, spouse, or a friend. When someone puts a perfume often, their loved ones begin to correlate that scent with their people.

Likewise, in reality, that our scent can assist us in attracting possible mates and being recognised by others, fragrances and cologne are amazingly just very gratifying! It is pleasant to have merriment with your fragrance and keep inquiry until you discover a scent that is absolutely appropriate for your personality and daily routine.

Find today the fragrance that makes you happy and reap the benefits continually thereafter!

PS: This topic has been suggested by Khalid Nawaz. 

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December 14 2018

I believe in Love, you should too.

You’ve been through the wringer, but somehow you still believe in love. Your cynical friends think you’re crazy to believe in something that only leads to heartache. Of course, there’s a little proof right there. Something has to make you feel the mind numbing pain of that first real heart break. Okay, so I’m not making a great case for love here.

The thing is, love does exist and giving up on it isn’t going to make you feel better. Don’t believe me? Spend some time around people who haven’t given up hope just yet. They’re much happier, take more risks and just enjoy life more. Kind of makes you want to believe too, doesn’t it.

If you loved before, then love obviously exists. Just because it didn’t work out this time doesn’t mean it won’t work out with someone else. It’d be great if everything worked out like a movie, but it doesn’t. You loved, you lost and you know you’ll love again.

What’s the one thing everyone wants most in life? To love and be loved. It’s a shared goal throughout the world. The relationships we have are what make life worthwhile. Whether it’s from family, friends or significant other, love is what makes our lives complete.

If you’re still able to love others, then others are able to love you. As long as you still feel it, you still have a good reason to believe in love. Just keep believing that others will love you too.

All the happy couples around you are proof enough that love is alive and well. It’s hard not to believe when you see couples who’ve been happily married for 50 or 60 years or even that new couple that can’t stand to be apart.

You might get called naive for believing in love, but those people just don’t understand. Believing in love means you’re strong. You’ve been hurt, but it just makes you stronger. You know what love is, but you know it’s something you can’t live without.

Thinking back over your life, you realise that some of your favourite moments have all been as a result of love. Maybe it was your mom helping you through your first breakup and you discovering she could be your friend and not just your mom. It might have been going on a road trip with your two best friends. No matter what it was, those moments mean so much to you because they were with people you loved.

When you lose all hope and have nothing to believe in, that’s when you truly feel alone. Why let go of the belief in love? It gives you something to hold on to even in your darkest moments. We all need something to believe in. Why not love?

Don’t listen to all those who’ve stopped believing. You still believe in love and eventually those other people will see just how wise you are.

PS: This topic has been suggested by Siddhartha Mishra to me on Twitter. 

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December 13 2018

Dreams!

Do you remember having amazing dreams & goals as a child? I certainly do! I had grand visions of being a rodeo star, singer, actor, you name it, I wanted to be it!  It was an amazing feeling & I really believed with all of my heart that I could be all of those things! It seems as we get older we lose sight of our dreams, which is absolutely wrong! Everyone has something that they are passionate about doing in their lives. Things that we thrive in while we are doing them, things that make us completely happy. I want you to write them down. Then I want you to write down your dreams next to them. 

This is where the magic happens! When you connect with what you are passionate about & what drives you, the sky is the limit. Dreaming BIG while stirring your souls compassion’s are a recipe for success! 

We can all agree that life has its challenges, right? When you have a big enough dream it helps you to stay focused on achieving that goal & dream instead of all of negativity that can swirl around you! When you focus on the good, you receive more good! It is so powerful!

Life is a constantly changing, but having dreams that you are so connected with gives you the power to chase them & to never give up. When you have a purpose so big it exudes onto others which inspires others to find their passions & dreams. It exciting to see this happen!

Dreams are BEAUTIFUL because the more creative you become on achieving your dream the more you will receive! The creative process is so beneficial to you because it opens your mind, helps you to work harder, & opens many doors that may not have opened before! 

Together we can change the world in such a positive way if we all start DREAMING & BELIEVING in our dreams! This is powerful & helps us stay healthy & connected with our souls desires. Dreaming is CHALLENGING but more REWARDING than ever! 

 I ALWAYS have is a special place to write all of my dreams in! I use fun, inspirational journals that help keep me motivated! I keep them close and read through them weekly to see how I am progressing towards my goals!  

PS: This topic has been suggested by Akash Shukla 

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December 11 2018

Achieving your Goals

We often set goals as a way to motivate ourselves to achieve a certain end result that we desire. Often these targets are set at the beginning of a new year or a new month and can range from anything to do with work, health, family or your personal life.

Once we achieve the final outcome in mind, we are overcome with feelings of pride and satisfaction – we did it!

But reaching that point, and achieving these aspirations isn’t always easy. How many times have you told yourself “I’m going to exercise more” or “I’ll start the diet on Monday” with little to no success?

It’s over halfway through the year, and many may be reflecting on the goals they set at the beginning of the year. Some may be proud of the progress they’ve made so far, while others may be left slightly disheartened.

Here are 6 ways to increase your likelihood of achieving your goals, whatever they may be!

Be Specific

It’s so important to be specific when setting goals. Rather than saying “I’ll exercise more”, make your goal “I will exercise for 30 minutes, 3 times a week”, for example.

The first goal is very loose and broad and sets you up for disappointment, while with the second goal, you know exactly what you need to do and are more likely to stick to it and recognise when it has been achieved.

Be Realistic

If you work full time, study, write a blog on the side and have young children at home, it may seem a little far reaching to strive to post 4 – 5 blogs a week. If these are your circumstances, and you manage to do this – I bow down to you and commend you! You are superwoman/superman!

But I think most of us can agree that this goal is a little challenging. Making your goals realistic to your personal circumstances is imperative to ensure you achieve success.

Instead of aiming to blog 4 – 5 times a week, try to wind that down to a more realistic 1-2 times a week. If you end up blogging more than that some weeks – that’s great! If not, then you aren’t displeased.

Make Yourself Accountable

I find that blogging about my goals is a great way to hold myself accountable, but if you aren’t a blogger, or you just don’t feel comfortable sharing your goals on a public platform, tell someone about the things you want to achieve. This could be your partner, parents, siblings, friends – anyone close to you that can regularly check in with you to gauge how you’re going.

Start Small

Set yourself lots of smaller goals that work up to the larger goal in mind. Having many smaller, short-term goals that are specific prevents the overwhelming feeling that often comes along with one large chunk of a goal.

For example, if you currently smoke 20 cigarettes a day and your final, long-term goal is to quit smoking altogether, set yourself smaller goals, as steps to reach that final outcome.

These could be cutting down to 15 cigarettes a day, then 10, then 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 until the act of smoking has been cut out of your lifestyle.

Or, you could approach it differently by reducing the days you smoke. For example: instead of smoking 7 days a week, make it 6 days a week, then 5, and so on until it is completely cut out.

I know I used smoking as the example, but this could be applied to almost anything. If you make achieving a goal a gradual progression, it is often a lot more manageable, hence successful.

Motivators

Similar to accountability, in order to achieve our goals, we need motivation.

Using the previous tip of starting small, have a set reward in mind for when you reach each smaller goal. These rewards can be anything that you like – a nice meal out, buying a new outfit or a lovely spa day.

Breaking up the goal into smaller stages and getting a treat for completing each stage helps to maintain your motivation and reduce the likelihood of a burnout.

Visual The Final Goal

Like an athlete visualises themselves crossing the finish line, visualise yourself reaching your final goal, your very own ‘finish line’, so to speak. Having this mental image of yourself helps to specifically direct your motivation and can be a really great booster when you’re feeling like you’re in a bit of a slump.

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December 10 2018

QUOTES TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY

Sometimes we all need a bit of a pick me up. We find ourselves in a slump and it feels like nothing is going right. Sometimes, when we’re feeling this way, a bit of self-care can help to lift our mood. Taking a long shower, slapping on a face mask and reading some inspirational quotes can often do the trick and raise not only our spirits, but in many cases, our motivation as well.

Here are 10 quotes to brighten your day!

1. “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique”

– Walt Disney

2. “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one”

– Hans Selye

3. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you”

– Nathaniel Hawthorn

4. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence”

– Vince Lombardi

5. “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness”

– William Arthur Ward

6. “Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude”

– Lou Holtz

7. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow”

– Helen Keller

8. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”

– Aesop

9. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough”

– Og Mandino

10. “You are one of a kind and unique. Never forget that”

– Richard Simmons

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December 7 2018

Online shopping tips for everyone

We all love a good online shopping session, some more than others, but nonetheless, it’s become a common part of today’s society.

Here are some of my top tips and tricks for getting the best online shopping experience.

Low To High

I think a lot of people follow this one already, but I thought I’d include it anyway. When looking at the items on offer, sort them from lowest price to highest price. This allows you to find better deals and sales on items quicker and easier than if you were scrolling through the sites featured order.

Look In Store First

Now, I know you’re probably thinking “if I can buy the item in store, why would I buy it online?” I get it. But, sometimes it can be cheaper to purchase something online. You may have access to a really great discount code, or they may be a sale that is only offered online.

If you’re buying from a site that has a physical store, go in store first to see the item in person and if it’s a clothing item, try it on to make sure you 100% love it. If you still want the item after seeing it in person, then go ahead and purchase it online!

Discount Codes

Every time I go online shopping before I check out, I’ll do a quick google search for “discount codes for (insert store name here)”. I will admit, often a lot of the codes are expired or faulty; however, if you keep looking you can strike gold and find a code that works and get a decent discount on your order or even score free shipping – win!

Subscribe To Mailing List

You know those often irritating pop-up adds you get on a site asking you to join their mailing list? Instead of immediately clicking on the x to continue browsing, actually type in your email and often you’ll be given a discount code for your first order! Also, mailing lists are great for finding out when there are great sales on that you would otherwise not be aware of.

I’m aware these emails can often be quite annoying and clog up your inbox, if this does bother you, maybe just sign up for the stores you absolutely love and shop at often.

Patience

They say patience is a virtue, and online shopping is no exception. If you find something online that you LOVE but it is full price and you can’t find a discount code for that store, try holding out for a few weeks and keep checking back to see if the price is lowered, or if they have any promotions such as free shipping, etc.

Honestly, I cannot count the amount of times I have bought something full price, only to discover it’s been discounted a week later – in store and online. So annoying!

Read Reviews

I find reading reviews really helpful, in any situation, but especially when purchasing online. Because the items you’re looking to buy aren’t tangible, it’s good to look to others who have bought them previously. Take a look at the reviews of both:

1. The product in mind, and

2. If possible the website you’re looking to buy from in general.

If you can find realistic photographs of the items that is even better because we all know that often in real life the item does not match what it looks like online, so it’s best to be prepared and know what you’re in for.

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