January Wishlist

Hey dolls, with the new year in full swing and payday approaching fast I though it would be a good idea to do a little wishlist. This wishlist has a mix of practical items for this dreary winter and a couple of items that I can’t wait to use in Spring. There’s one item in particular that is something I would never normally go for which is the coat, I’ve never been a fan of fur or faux fur but when I saw that coat I just thought “my word! I need that in my life”. 

2015 1st wishlist

KeepCup – Lip Print Mug – Collarless Faux Fur Coat – Fedora – Rose Gold Midi Ring – Book: I ❤ Your Style – Snake-Effect Sandals – Ring – Sunglasses – Bodyclock Alarm Clock – Zip Skirt

Much love,

Paige x

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Getting over those ‘meh’ days

Hey dolls, I think it’s safe to say that we all have those days when we feel indifferent. We can’t place our finger on what it is that has made us feel so flumpy (yes i did just say flumpy) but when we’re in that sort of mood you just kind of coast through the day, looking forward to the end of the day and bed. I had one of those days earlier this week and where I would have normally just wallowed in the ‘meh’ feeling I decided that this was not going to be one of those days. I tried to make work as entertaining as I could (needless to say that was a difficult task) I only managed to get through without feeling worse because of the people who were there, they entertain me no end.

When I finally arrived home after 30 minutes of clock watching I decided to do something proactive to try to improve my mood. I decided to make my lunch for the next day, I know that it doesn’t sound like much but I never make my lunch the night before and always end up buying junk food from Tesco on the way to work (not good). Making my lunch actually did make me feel a little better as I knew that I’d made the effort to do something that in the long run would benefit me. When I eventually went upstairs to go to bed I decided to do some exercise as I hadn’t worked out that day. I went for Jillian Michaels 30 day shred, a nice high intensity workout. Short but sweet. After my workout I felt so much better, it had completely lifted my mood though I was shattered after. Needless to say I slept very well that night and woke up in a much better mood the following day.

So from two small actions I managed to completely turn my mood on its head.

Much love,

Paige x

My Happiness Project #1

2014 was a pretty rough year for me personally, I’ve been struggling with my depression and my colitis has caused me some issues on and off so I want 2015 to be a fresh start for a happier me.

I was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis  when I was 19 and I have struggled keeping it under control and I’ve particularly struggled with my diet and keeping my weight on track especially after being on different types of medication over the years. Even though I’ve currently got the colitis under control I want to get back to a place where I’m comfortable in my own skin and happy with the way I look. In 2013 I was officially diagnosed with depression though I’d been to counselling whilst I was studying at University due to personal reasons. 2014 has been a huge struggle for me with depression, even though I’ve had the support of my family and friends I still feel alone more often than not and I’ve still found it incredibly difficult to deal with and quite frankly I’m sick of feeling like this, just waking up and feeling like I’m in a never ending pit of self-loathing and I am desperate to change this.

At 27 I feel like I’ve reached a point in my life where I need to really need to have my life in order and at the moment it just feels like chaos. I recently read a post by Tattooed Tealady about her happiness project and I felt inspired to do my own. There are so many things I want to accomplish with my life and I know that this rut I’m in isn’t going to get me anywhere so I have decided to have a complete overhaul of my life. So here it is, a huge commitment so I’ll be writing a monthly update on my progress as I will be giving myself a new set of tasks each month and I’ll be posting daily  on Instagram as well.

  1. Start a regular exercise to my routine. This year I want to really concentrate on becoming fit and healthy. It’s going to start with introducing exercise to my daily routine, I used to be really active, I loved sports and in all honesty I’m not 100% sure when that changed but I want to get back into the frame of mind where I look forward to doing physical activity instead of procrastinating and trying to avoid it completely.
  2. Spring clean my life. This is basically me organising my life. I feel like my life is pretty cluttered and I need to dispose of things that are unnecessary like actual clutter and emotional clutter – the latter I know will be more difficult. I think the best way to begin will be to sort through my things and have a clear out. At least that way it’s making a start.
  3. Stay on track with healthy diet. Since New Year’s day I’ve adopted a much healthier diet than I had last year, I will not be eating any take aways or junk food and I’m trying to steer clear of binge eating too as I found that when ever I was having a bad day I would ‘eat my feelings’ so to speak which I think we can all agree isn’t healthy at all. I have about 3 stone of unwanted weight that I want to get rid of and it’s something that I’m determined to do. I know it’s going to be a struggle at first but I know in the end it will be worth it.

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Image: Whatever you are be a good one [ book ]

So.. January is here and my happiness project has started, here’s to the beginning of a brand new me.

Much love,

Paige x

New Year, New Me!

Happy New Year dolls! It’s finally here, 2015 and I’m determined to make this year a good one. Even though I welcomed the new year with the flu (great start) I’m sure it’s going to be an amazing year. I decided to make three resolutions because there’s so much I want to accomplish this year to make myself a healthier and happier person that one resolution was never going to be enough.

Resolutions

  1. get fit and lose weight
  2. No more junk food or take-away’s
  3. have one positive experience each day (no matter how small)

I hope you all had a wonderful new year. What are your new years resolutions? and what do you want to accomplish this year?

Much love

Paige x