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    Mental Health & Wellbeing

    4 Ways to Relax When You’re Stressed Out

    I’ve done posts before on how to stay calm and enjoy life. However, while things like having that cup of tea or bubble bath are great ways to keep any stresses at bay, what do you do if you’re having a stressful moment and can’t seem to find your way out? You know the times I mean. When you have a million thoughts going around your mind and you can’t sit still. You might be worried about something and can’t concentrate. Sometimes, those stressed out moments just happen for one reason or another. Here are some ways to let out all the frustration and regain focus. Art We’re not talking…

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    Blogging,  Lifestyle

    What Does Being a Successful Blogger Mean?

    When the monthly/annual blog goals come around, a common aim is people wanting their blog to be successful. This got me thinking, what does being a successful blogger mean? Is it easier for some than others? Are you a successful blogger if you have lots of followers and views? What with Instagram and the competitive nature on social media, the number of followers/views has become a big part of blogging. I find this quite sad as numbers don’t mean everything. You could have thousands of followers, but if no one engages with your content, does that make you successful? Working with brands Securing brand collaborations is often considered an achievement…

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    Lifestyle

    BlueRock Bamboo Toothbrush – Product Review*

    If you read my eco-friendly resolutions post, then you will have seen me mention the bamboo toothbrush subscriptions from BlueRock. I’ve been wanting to get a bamboo toothbrush for a while now, but despite the growing awareness of plastic waste, including in the dental industry, it is difficult to find bamboo toothbrushes in the shops. Needless to say, I was delighted when BlueRock got in touch* and told me about their products. Before we get into the details of why bamboo is better and how you can get yourself a bamboo toothbrush, let’s take a look at the product first. BlueRock Bamboo Toothbrush Product Review I’m not sure there’s much…

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    Lifestyle

    5 Easy Eco-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

    Only a few more days until the new year now. No doubt something a lot of you are thinking about is what resolution to make for 2019. The obvious ones are always ‘be healthier’ or ‘eat less chocolate’. They’re great resolutions, but it’s also important to think about the wider world. After all, you can make more than one resolution. 2018 has shown more than ever the need to focus on saving our environment. The truth is we can all make small and easy changes in our everyday lives that don’t take any time or effort. Here are 5 eco-friendly New Year’s resolutions that will help protect our planet. Reusable…

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    Lifestyle

    Christmas as a Grown Up – Do Attitudes Change?

    5 days until Christmas! My attitude towards Christmas has been rather different this year. It’s something that’s been on my mind over the last few weeks as we entered the festive season. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m ‘grown up’ now, who knows, but I thought I’d share my feelings in case anyone else is in the same boat. My family is not religious, yet we, like many families, still celebrate Christmas. Decorations, food, presents, family gatherings, games, music and films. That’s all part of this time of year for me. I love it. We only put the Christmas tree away yesterday… As much as I look forward to…

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    Blogging,  Lifestyle

    Reflecting on 2 Years of Blogging

    I’m back after what seems like a lifetime. Over the past few weeks, I have been busy reflecting on myself as a blogger and working behind the scenes on Megan Elizabeth Lifestyle. Hopefully, you can notice the difference. The reason for such a change? I’ve worked as a freelance writer for about 2 years now and I wanted to join together this aspect of my life with my blog and create an all-singing, all-dancing site. I’ve also been doing some work with Marketing Voice in Leicester and my knowledge of SEO and WordPress has improved from this experience. I wanted to apply this to the blog to create a better…

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    Sober Life

    #SoberNotBoring Hearing from You #2

    Hey everyone! Thank you so much for the support on Saturday’s post. It’s so nice to hear what everyone’s favourite Christmas film is. Today we’ve got some more stories from you for #SoberNotBoring. This has fallen off the radar a bit recently, so let me know if you’d like to see this content about sober living continue. Telles Nutrition Over the years I have had a lot of negative experiences of choosing not to drink – I’ve been told by bar staff that “if I didn’t drink alcohol then I’d come to the wrong place”, a guy cancelled a date because I wasn’t “appropriate” for a pub date, and I’ve…

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    Lifestyle

    Festive Films to Get You Ready for Christmas*

    Ok, I know it’s not December yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited about Christmas, right? I’m already getting a festive feel when out and about, whether it’s seeing gifts in the shops or the Christmas decorations adorning town centres. With that in mind, I’m thinking it’s acceptable to start off the Christmas blog posts. What better way to do that than with some festive films. No doubt we all have a list of movies that are a must-watch this time of year. I love cosying up in front of the TV in my pyjamas when it’s cold outside. A mug of tea or hot chocolate wouldn’t go…

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    Blogging

    Finding Inspiration to Overcome Writer’s Block

    Can’t believe it’s been a week since I last posted! Apologies for that. This viral flu thing is getting me down. What’s more, I had a case of full-blown writer’s block. I’m sure we’ve all experienced it at some point. It’s not that I don’t have content planned, but the posts are November-specific, so this last week of October proved to be difficult. Then, it hit me. Instead of not writing anything, why don’t I write about the very issue of writer’s block? It turns out there are places close to home to find inspiration to overcome writer’s block. Here are just some ideas to get that creativity back on…

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    Lifestyle

    Autumn Tag | Lifestyle

    Hey everyone! The past couple of days were so busy and I didn’t manage to post this on Thursday like I usually do. The lovely Louise from Sociable Events nominated me for the Autumn Tag! As I have never done this, I thought I’d give it a go. Rules: 1. List the rules for others taking part 2. Link to the creator (LaurenAnnBeauty) and the person who nominated you 3. Answer the questions below and tag 3 more bloggers to take part (I’m nominating more because why not?!) Q&A: What is your favourite thing about Autumn? The colours! The red and orange leaves look so pretty. I also like the…