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My tips for studying at home.

Hi readers,

So as some of you know, I’m currently an Open University student. When I began studying from home, I struggled a little to adjust. Here are some tips and opinions I’ve come up with that helped me study.

Chose a designated space- A space free from distractions, and gets you in the mindset of studying. I find having everything I need in that space helpful.

Create a schedule- I like to know how long I need to spend studying. A routine allows me to use my time wisely.

Take regular breaks- Give your brain time to rest.

Remove distractions- I try to go somewhere quiet where disturbance is low (easier said than done)

Join groups- I learnt so much by joining WhatsApp and Facebook groups of people, who are studying the same as me.

Believe in yourself and work hard- Whether it’s online or in a school. Have the confidence in yourself. Try the hardest you can and be proud.

Have fun- I know how stressful studying can be, but I try to enjoy it as much as I can.

How do you guys like to study from home?

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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Everything We Keep Kerry Lonsdale: Book review

Hi readers,

I’ve recently just finished everything we keep by Kerry Lonsdale, so I thought I would do a book review.

This book is currently available on kindle unlimited.

Aimee a chef due to be married seems to have a perfect life. However, life is turned upside down when her fiancee James dies in an accident abroad. Then a mysterious lady approaches Aimee at James’s funeral, warning her that there are things she needs to discover.

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4th January: 21 Positive quotes for 2021

“You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” Unknown

“You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” A. A Mine

“Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you.” Michelle Obama

You are always stronger and more resourceful than you give yourself credit for.” Rob Moore

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” Dalai Lama

“May you see sunshine where others see shadows, and opportunities where others see obstacles.” UNKNOWN

Tough times never last but tough people do.” Robert H. Schiuller

“Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life.” Charlie Brown

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” Christopher Reeve

“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” Roy T. Bennett

“Positivity always wins…Always.” Gary Vaynerchuk

“Sometimes, we’re tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.” Unknown

“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” – Michael Jordan

When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’

Sydney Harris

“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” John Wooden

 “We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.” Swami Vivekananda

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein

“I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it.” Simone Biles

“I thrive on obstacles. If I’m told that it can’t be told, then I push harder.” Issa Rae

“A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug” ~Patricia Neal

Thank you for reading!

Take Care Lauren x

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1st January 2021: First blog post of the year, and my goals for 2021.

Hi readers,

So here it is it’s 2021 and my first blog post. I’m excited about what this year entails.

Last year I didn’t set any goals, so I thought it would get the year to a good start. Here a few ideas that I would like to achieve during this year,

  • Blog– Practice and hopefully get better at blogging.
  • Drink water- My goal is to drink a litre of water a day.
  • Read more– Set myself more free time for reading.
  • Practice knitting– Find some knitting projects and practice.
  • Exercise- Set myself an achievable workout plan.

Have you set any goals for 2021?

How things are at the moment, getting through the day seems like a goal achieved. Take every day as it comes is something I strongly live by.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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December 30: New Year Look Back Tag!

Hi readers,

I think most people have had an unexpected year this year. I thought this blog post would be a final reflection of 2020, then a move on and a clean slate. Also, I want to pick up some postives so I don’t think this year was all bad.

What did you do in 2020 that you’ve never done before?

I travelled to France and stayed in Paris for my twenty-first birthday. Also, I visited Disneyland for the first time.

What was last year’s New Year Resolution, how did you do?

I can’t remember setting resolutions, but I know that I was desperate to pass my driving test. After my sixth attempt, I finally passed during lockdown August 2020.

What would you like to have accomplished in 2020 that you didn’t get to?

Getting through 2020 itself feels like an accomplishment to me. I believe all should focus on what we have accomplished this year, and how well we have dealt with the circumstances.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?

It’s a difficult one its either getting my driving licence or passing my first Open University module.

What was the best thing you bought?

It’s going to strange weird, but knitting supplies. This year I learnt to knit, and it has kept me occupied during this year.

Did you travel anywhere memorable?

Paris in January, it seems like a lifetime ago now. I feel grateful that I did have a holiday this year.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned last year.

I’ve learnt never take anything or anyone for granted. The everyday things I have missed during lockdown has been a real lesson of how I should always apricate them.

If you could look back on one memory this year you wish you could relive, what would it be?

The memory I would like to relieve is missing my boyfriend’s birthday due to restrictions.

If you could change anything about the year you had, what would it be?

I don’t like this sort of questions. As I would always say I would change something, but would I be the person I am? I believe everything that happens to you is a life lesson.

Share something you’re looking forward to this year.

The summer and hopefully watching the Coronavirus impact go down.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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December 22nd: Questions about Crohn’s Disease.

Hi readers,

Sorry if it’s not a very Christmas one again.

Today I discovered a website https://www.ittakesguts.org.uk/ and a brilliant idea called In My Shoes. The concept is getting others to understand what it is like to cope with Crohn’s and Colitis. So in light of that, I thought I would answer a few of Googles most searched questions on Crohn’s disease, as best as possible.

How do you get Crohn’s- I think this one is for the medical experts. The possible cause is unknown. Many factors have been researched, such as genetics, diet and environment. No one is one hundred percent sure yet.

What does a Crohn’s attack feel like? It feels like a sharp stabbing pain in my stomach. Also, it makes me extremely fatigued. Trying not to get too graphic but I make many toilet stops if you get my gist.

Cure for Crohn’s disease– Unfortunately, there is no known cure for Crohn’s disease. However, some treatments and procedures can help with symptoms.

What do I have to avoid with Crohn’s disease? Alcohol, cigarettes and spicy food. I don’t smoke, but I do allow myself a wine occasionally and some spicy food.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren

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December 15th: My Christmas Booklist.

Hi readers,

Here are some books I would like to read during the Christmas season.

1. Christmas at Lock Keeper’s Cottage- Lucy Coleman.

2. Christmas in Cockleberry Bay- Nicola May.

3. Holly’s Christmas countdown- Suzie Tulett.

4. Christmas Calamity at the Vicarage- Emily Organ

5. Magic Under the Mistletoe- Lucy Coleman.

6. No Room at the Little Cornish Inn- Nancy Barone.

7. A perfect Paris Christmas- Mandy Baggot.

8. The Christmas Pauper- Iris Cole.

9. Christmas In Mistletoe- Clare Lydon.

10. If Every Day Was Christmas- Donna Ashcroft.

11. One Family Christmas- Bella Osborne.

12. Just for Christmas- Emily Harvale.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x