My happiness project #3

Well this really is quite late. But I wanted to write the 3rd installment of my happiness project. This month has been pretty difficult because of various things like issues at work and people getting me down quite a lot. Though there has been something positive this month. I started my Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help with my depression. So far it seems to be going well and I’m hoping that I’ll start to see some improvements in my mood etc soon. Also on a health note the vegan diet I’m doing at the moment is really good, I’m really enjoying it and I’m genuinely obsessed with tofu at the moment I can’t get enough of it (go figure) so there have been three things that I’ve been trying to do as often as I can to try and improve my mental wellbeing this month just because it’s been a particularly difficult one I’ve mainly been trying to keep myself busy though I’ve been forgetting to blog regularly sorry about that.

Have a weekly plan I am the worst when it comes to planning. I’m the most unorganised person you will ever meet. It’s ridiculous really. I’m a procrastinator and I’ll go out of my way to talk myself out of doing something straight away, it’s very rare that I’m motivated at the moment so it’s easy for me to avoid doing things. So this month I’ve been keeping a weekly plan of things I either need to do (like housework) or would like to do (like working out or watching a film) I’ve noticed an improvement in my mood on the days that I stick to my plan compared to the days I just can’t be bothered and if it’s a job I never enjoy like the housework I’ve been rewarding myself if I get it all done with smashed avocado on ricecake with cayanne pepper or Nando’s peri peri salt yum!

Keep a thought diary now this one is quite new and has been part of my CBT whenever I feel a strong emotion because of something that has been said or something I’ve seen I get my thought diary out and write down what happened, the emotion I felt and the thought that went through my head at the same time. This has been helping me to see how actions, thoughts amd emotions are all connected and it’s quite interesting to see on paper how I’ve been feeling and what’s caused it.

Organised my night time routine I have trouble getting to sleep most of the time though once I’m asleep I’m generally dead to the world sometimes something will wake me in the middle of the nigt then I’m tossing and turning for hours trying to get back to sleep. When I am eventually asleep I also struggle to wake up or get out of bed in the morning. I’ve spent this month trying to refine my night time routine to ensure I get a good nights sleep so I feel rested and ready for the following day. I’m not going to go into detail but if you’d like me to write a post about my night time routine please to comment and I will be more than happy to do that.
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Image taken from “whatever you are, be a good one”

Much love,
Paige x

Styling: Ripped jeans

Hey dolls, I’m a huge fan of jeans and I’m especially loving ripped boyfriend jeans at the moment. It’s been a while since I uploaded anything so I thought I’d do a quick post on how I would style ripped jeans.Styling: Ripped jeans

Much love,
Paige x

Non Beauty Favourites: February

Hey dolls! Well I think we can all agree that this is very late but at least it’s here. My February favourites *wooo* I decided to have a non-beauty favourites post as I found that most of the things I’ve been loving this month have been everything but beauty products. I’ve been reading two books this month, the first is ‘The Glam Guide’ by Fleur de Force and it’s absolutely brilliant, a must have for the beginner and expert alike. The other book I’ve been obsessed with this month has been ‘How to be Parisian wherever you are’ it’s pretty safe to say this has become my bible it’s been such an interesting read I’ve loved every minute of it. Moving from one obsession to another I bought myself a pair of Vans style sneakers from Clarks and they are lush, and so comfortable and I love me a good pair of comfy shoes so these have been great. For Christmas I got an Arctic bear animal hood from Merrimaking and I wore it a lot when it was really cold as it’s huge, furry (faux fur don’t worry gals) and fleece lined for extra warmth so naturally during the dreary weather it has been a god send and I definitely want to get another! Now my next favourite is the most adorable eye mask in the world. I bought it from Primark and I think it was about £2 or £3 so it was your typical Primark bargain but I absolutely LOVE it because it is a pug eye mask and I am obsessed with pugs and I desperately want one. My last favourite is the Breville blend active family blender, I use it pretty much every day to make myself some super healthy smoothies for breakfast or even an amazing hangover/still drunk in the morning cure.

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SneakersArctic bear hood – Pug eye mask – The Glam GuideHow to be Parisian: wherever you areBreville VBL096 Blend Active family blender

Other non-beauty favourites

TV shows: American Horror Story / Sons of Anarchy / Adventure Time
I have been obsessed with these three TV shows recently amd luckily they’re all on Netflix so I can watch them with ease. They’re all so different it’s great if I’m not in the mood to watch one I’ll be in the mood for one of the other two. These shows have taken up most evenings this month as I’ve had a relapse with my colitis so I haven’t wanted to really do much except recover so this month has been spent chilling out and relaxing with TV and films (yes I did go and see 50 shades whwn it came out).

Images taken from Google

Music: House of the Rising Sun – Lauren O’Connell / Special Death – Mirah / Take Me To Church – Hozier / What I did for Love – David Guetta feat. Emeli Sande / Stay With Me – Sam Smith / Time in a Bottle – Jim Croce
I’ve had a chilled kind of month and the music I’ve been listening to this month shows that I think. I love music that I can lose myself in and feel completely relaxed and each of these songs have been perfect for keeping me relaxed.

Apps: Netflix / Pinterest / Instagram / Kindle
I’ve been using my tablet a lot this month and I’ve found that I’ve been drawn in particular to these apps.
Well that’s it for my non-beauty favourites this month. I’d love to know what your favourites have been this month.

Much love,

Paige x