• Creativity,  Health & Wellbeing

    Why Bullet Journaling is Good for Mental Health

    You’ve seen my various bullet journaling posts each month, but something I haven’t talked about much is why I bullet journal. Very simply, it has done my mental health a world of good. Here’s a few idea of how bullet journaling can have a positive effect on your mental health. If you don’t already keep a journal, then why not have a go! Getting creative First and foremost, the creativity aspect. Getting creative, whether that be via an ‘adult’ colouring book or bullet journaling, helps you focus and relaxes your mind. You can unplug from everyday stresses and have some much-needed you time. Put on some calming music and add…

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    Creativity,  Eco-Friendly

    4 Eco-Friendly Storage Ideas

    Hello there! How is everyone? I’ve been MIA from the blog over the past couple of weeks. Nevertheless, hospital and Crohn’s drama aside, it’s time to get back to the good stuff. Is anyone else completely obsessed with storage and tidying like I am? I’m not a fan of clutter, so am always on the look out for anything organisation-related. The great thing is you don’t need to go far to find amazing storage. In fact, you can stay in the comfort of your own home and get recycling/upcycling. Here are 4 eco-friendly storage ideas that will save you money and help save the planet by reducing waste. Glass Jars…

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    Blogging

    What the Social Media Downtime Can Teach Us

    Hey everyone! It feels like it’s been ages since I last did a post, although it was only a week ago. Before we get onto the main event that was the dramatic social media downtime experienced by many yesterday (13/03/19), I just want to give you a quick blog update. Redefining my niche and content I’ve been stressing over my niche and content, so I had a category shuffle and added a couple of new ones. I want to blog more about creative things, not just my bullet journal, so hence the new ‘Creativity‘ section. You can find journal content here as well as any upcoming creative posts. Eco-friendly living…

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    Lifestyle

    Spring Resolutions: Set Your Goals Now

    Happy March everyone! How are we 3 months into 2019 already?! I don’t know about you, but my New Year’s resolutions didn’t last long, at least the classic ‘be healthier and fitter’ didn’t. The eco-friendly one is still going strong though. This got me thinking that January is a bad time for resolutions and really our New Year’s goals should be spring resolutions. Why the switch? First off, why not January? Well, if you’ve got the be healthier wish like me, January isn’t the most conducive month for such plan. It’s still old and dark and the thought of exercising goes out the window in favour of a Netflix evening…

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    Creativity

    March 2019 Bullet Journal Setup

    Ok, where did February go? It’s been a good month, what with seeing family, visiting the Lake District (post coming next week) and a couple of blogger events early on. Nevertheless, it’s time to get organised for March now. I’ve got some more meetups next week and I’m coming up with ideas for B.L.O.G. Unwritten. If you haven’t seen on my social media, I’m going to be the writing department lead for a new upcoming online blogging magazine! You can find all the latest on Facebook and Instagram. Please go and give the pages a follow if you can! Anyway, back to the bullet journal. Theme For my March 2019…

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    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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    Lifestyle

    Valentine’s Day Ideas for Single People

    Ah Valentine’s Day. The festival that you either love or hate. If you’re in a relationship, it’s one of the best days of the year, but if not, the day serves as a reminder that you are single, especially when you go to the shops and see the rows of chocolates, teddy bears and greeting cards covered in hearts. It’s hard not to feel low when you’re single and it’s Valentine’s Day. However, instead of letting Valentine’s cause a dark cloud above your head, embrace the positives of single life and celebrate you on Valentine’s Day. Here’s a few ideas of what I mean by this. Self-care Whether you’re in…

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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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    Eco-Friendly,  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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    Creativity

    January 2019 Bullet Journal Setup | Plan with Me

    Happy New Year! Part 2 of my bullet journal setup for 2019 is here. My previous post included a year overview with a calendar and key dates section. This time we are focusing on January. If you are half-asleep from the late night last night, yet still want to do something productive today, this January 2019 bullet journal setup is a great way to have that fresh new year feeling, but in a more relaxed way while the hangover recovery takes place. January 2019 Bullet Journal Setup I’ve carried on with the monochrome look. After spending the second half of 2018 testing out lots of bullet journal designs, I feel…