Friday Gratefulness //3

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I’ve earlier written about not just appreciating big events but also the little things. Therefor every Friday I’ll be posting one or more things that I’m grateful for the following week. This I believe is the way forward to a happier every day.

You can re-read
Friday Gratefulness // 1 here
Friday Gratefulness // 2 here

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First and foremost – I’m so sorry about me just stop posting from one day to another. In stead of coming up with any excuses, I’ll just tell you that I’ve been very busy and finally found a new place to call home.

This very moment I’m at my parents house in Denmark next to me is Viva, my little furry best friend – my dog, and I’m so very grateful to have the opportunity to always being able to travel back home and visit my family whether it be for a weekend or a week, like I am this time. My plan is to do as little as possible and finish up a few of those blog post I have saved in my drafts. At this moment there is 35 pieces, some finished, some only just begun so trust me, it’s not because I don’t know what to write about..

And don’t worry I’ll write a post, so you guys know what I’ve been getting up to lately. What have you guys been up to ? 🙂

 

 

 

Friday Gratefulness // 2

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I’ve earlier written about not just appreciating big events but also the little things. Therefor every Friday I’ll be posting one or more things that I’m grateful for the following week. This I believe is the way forward to a happier every day.

You can re-read
Friday Gratefulness // 1 here

“It just sounds really lovely with your family. It’s so unbelievably lucky, that you all have each other even though you don’t see each other every day” a friend said over a pint the other day. And I couldn’t do anything but agree with her. To think that we are four siblings, two sets of parents and even more grandparents, that all agree on that we are each other’s favourite. That we can, as we say in Denmark, “hygge”, no matter if we’re just a few or all of us together. Each year in March we all skip in and rent a massive house where we just hang out and enjoy each others company.

This she said after we had talked about what my plans were in September and I told her, I’m going home to see my family. So well known that in September I have a massive family gathering, I’m comfortable and extremely grateful leaning back on the sofa with my Soy Latte, that I’m also grateful for.

Are you guys family orianted? And what are you grateful for this week?

Friday Gratefulness // 1

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I’ve earlier written about not just appreciating big events but also the little things. Therefor every Friday from this day onward I’ll be posting one or more things that I’m grateful for the following week. This I believe is the way forward to a happier every day.

This week I’m particular grateful for my crazy, beautiful and cool friends. They’re doing a great job, just being them self. They’re great at taking care of me and vice versa and I think we all suit each other quite perfectly!

What are you guys grateful for ?

 

About Appreciating The Little Things

We all do it, we all think forward to that holiday, weddings, promotion at work instead of focusing on the little things in life. That’s not what life’s about, is it ? I think we’re often to quick to focusing on the bad things but for me life isn’t always about the bad things or only the big events coming up, because if you spend every day on thinking about that big thing coming up, you don’t truly appreciate what you have. Life is not worth anything, if you don’t live it!

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1. Okay this isn’t as creepy as it sounds, I promise 🙂 But I love sitting at a bench in a park, by the river or in a cafe and just watch people as they pass you as they live their lives. How wonderful is it, that we’re all completely different? I think it’s absolutely amazing.  Especially watching  children playing and laughing together, it just reminds me of all the joy in the world.

2. Letting my phone die. In this time of day, we’re so attached to technology. I think it’s a shame. We should spend the time together with friends and love ones instead.

2. Listening to a song you’ve completely forgotten existed and regain your love for it.

3. Morning cuddles with B.  I absolutely love waking up and appreciating another day together. It’s not often we get to wake up together and just enjoy each others company, but I need to go back in bed for 5 minutes before leaving to go to work each morning. I mean for me it’s just a success getting up in the early hours of the morning.

4. Catching up with your best friend, whom you haven’t seen for a while. Or just chatting with your mum over the phone. My mum and I have made a pact to talk once a week, as time flies to quickly when you’re in different countries.

5. A sunny day! It just lightens up your mood, sitting catching the warmth of the sun on your skin. Enjoy nature.

What are your favourite little things in life ?

 

Outfit // Leoprint and Leather

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What I’m wearing: (AFFILIATE)
Leather Jacket: Vero Moda Old (Similar here) – £54,99 £43,99Dress/top: Binky for In The Style old (Similar here)£33,99Jeans Zara no longer online, but still in stores look for their basic denim collection (similar here)£19.99 –  Bag: Primark old (similar here)£14,00 (Similar here)£30,00 (Similar here)£49,00

From last Wednesdays date day, visiting @sg-skygarden for the first time. Did you know it’s free to visit, although you have to book time in advance to go see it. It’d worth a visit where you’ll be seeing London from a different view around exotic plants and bars.  Have you been?

As mentioned earlier, I’ve decided not to spent money on more clothes before losing a little more weight – I’m mean what’s the point if I soon won’t be able to wear it anyways? So I found an old dress in the back of my closet and teamed it up with my favourite jeans, a leather jacket and my old leo should bag.

Outfit // Double Denim & Frills

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What I’m wearing (AFFILIATE):
1. Denim Jacket; My Mums old from B.Denim (Similar) 2. Top; Old Dress From Zara (Similar) (Similar) 3. Jeans – H&M 360° Shaping Skinny High Jeans – 4. Belt – Old H&M (Similar) 5. Ankle Boots; Vagabond Old (Similar)

I made a deal with my self, not to buy any new clothes till I’ve lost at least 7 kg. I’m 2,5 kg down in two weeks, so still got a good way to go, but I’ll get there. So what to do when you don’t feel like wearing any of your stuff and you’re not allowing yourself buying new clothes? You have to experiment, soooo… I decided to wear my Zara Dress as a top and mixed it up with double denim, and I must say, I did quite like the result. Sometimes it doesn’t take a lot, to feel good. What do you do, when you can’t buy new clothes and your running out of options? 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Tips To Become Happy

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The sun is out and it automatically creates a smile on my face, how about you? It’s funny how a thing like the sun can give you that feeling of joy, don’t you think?
Everyone wants to be happy and enjoy life, but stuff like economy, love life, work and not being satisfied with how you look – and so the list go on. Those things have the tendency to bring you down.  Buuhuu! I believe that the key to happiness starts with in you and your ability to be happy in the now. Don’t dwell on the past or worry about the future – we all do it, but please STOP that right now. The key to happiness is to be happy in the now, while you work and progress on your goals. Be happy now instead of waiting till you have reached your goal. Does that make sense ?

So here’s my 6 tips which you can use today, whilst working on how tDress well!

  1. This is probably the greatest tip, which I always use when I feel down.
    Dress well, even for the small things as going to work, grocery shopping etc. If you look good, you’ll feel good and confident.
  2. Be grateful!
    No matter how great we think our problems are, I can almost guarantee that there is someone out there with much bigger problems than you. You may have heard the saying “I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.” – We have to be grateful for everything we have in our lives. Practicing daily gratitude is a great way to train your mind to have an attitude of joy for the little things and gratitude. – A technique for doing this is writing down three good things that happened, every night before bed time. Just write down three things that went well during your day and reflect as to why they happened. It is proven that you will be a happier person , by to appreciate the little things in life. – So start on your “three good things” list today.
  3. Be present!
    Whatever you do, make sure that both your body and mind are present. Do not eat dinner with your family while you are thinking about work or on your phone. Do not work while you think about what you want to do this weekend. Be present and let your mind focus 100% on what you’re doing. Even if you are doing something as simple as drinking a glass of water – be present. Enjoy the moment and the taste of the water while you enjoy it slowly. Try to find at least one situation every day where you can practice being present.
  4. Steer clear of negative situations and people!
    Another reason for negative feelings and unhappiness are certain people or situations. You probably already know who these people are – it is those who only see the negative side of any situation. They are often pessimistic, angry, dramatizing, critical and rarely have anything constructive to say. These people not only create unhappiness for themselves, they often tear others down around him, by spreading this negative ‘poison’.If you want to be happy, you have to avoid these people and situations as much as possible. Unfortunately it is not always as easy as these people often are our friends or family members. So if you can not completely avoid these people, then it is worth to plan and decide how you will handle them in future situations. Most important of all is that you do not allow yourself to be drawn into such a negative pit.
  5. Don’t worry about things you can’t control!
    Stop worrying about what other people do or say. Accept things for what they are, whether you think it’s right or wrong. Accept it as a fact. A good way to practice this is through identifying the situation where you feel that you have some resistance and simply accept, the situation for what it is
  6. Random acts of kindness!
    A really powerful way to increase your happiness is to focus on helping others by simply performing small random acts of kindness, with no expectation of getting anything back. These could be buying a coffee for a homeless, hold a door for an elderly lady.
    Research shows that any random act of kindness increases happiness. So make it a habit to perform at least one small act of kindness every day.
  7. Take responsibly for your own life!
    Be honest with yourself, do you accept full responsibility for what happens in your life?
    If we want to be happy, then we need to stop blaming others for what happens in our lives. We have to stop seeing ourselves as victims in certain situations and take responsibility. To be happy, we need to take full responsibility for everything that happens in our lives. When you take full responsibility, you take control of your own life and begin to recognize that your thoughts and actions create results for your own life. – not other people or situations.