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January 16th: Why I started blogging.

Hi readers,

As you may know from my previous posts, I’m a pretty sentimental person. So I thought I would remind myself why I started blogging.

I started blogging because I have been following bloggers for a long time. I always thought it looked fun and a means of escape. It looked like a positive thing to do for yourself.

It took a lot of confidence for me to start. But I’m so glad I’ve now done it. It’s something I can see myself doing for a long time,

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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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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2nd January: A big thank you!

Morning readers,

Was very happy when I see this morning that I had reached fifty followers! Also over 50 likes!

I would like to thank everyone who has taken their own time, to like, comment and follow my blog.

My advice to anyone who would like to start blogging is, take the leap of faith and enjoy it. The reaction you may get could be completely unexpected.

I’m looking forward to seeing how my blog progresses in the future, and where my blogging journey will take me.

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 31st: Goodbye 2020 and Happy New Year!

Hi readers,

Just wanted to do a quick post to say Happy New year!

This year I’m going to have a quiet new year’s eve. I’m going to watch television, put on a skincare facemask and maybe a Malibu and lemonade (or two)

Hope everyone has a safe and healthy new year’s eve and 2021!

Thank you for reading,

Take care and see you next year 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 20th: How I’m dealing with not getting the Christmas I planned 2020.

Hi readers,

So I don’t think many people are getting the Christmas they planned this year. It hasn’t been an easy year. Now further disruption from announcements of tier four restrictions in the UK. It’s dishearting, but here is how I’m trying to cope and stay positive for Christmas 2020.

Video calling– As I am in a long-distance relationship, I know video calls can be a saviour. It’s comfort. I’m going to try calling and video calling as much as possible.

Trying to distract myself- I’m going to do as many indoor Christmas activities as possible.

Look forwards- There will be hopefully many more Christmases and occasions I will be able to celebrate.

Take one day at a time- When life gets too much I’m always trying to tell myself just take one day at a time.

Accept it’s okay to be upset– I’m not pressuring myself to be completely happy always. Life doesn’t work that way. It’s how I react and pick myself up is the main thing.

Thank you for reading

Take care Lauren x

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December 19th: A quieter Christmas…

Hi readers,

I’m sure like others I will be celebrating a quieter Christmas. It will seem very strange not being in a full house, but it is the safest option considering the circumstances.

It will also be the first year in twenty one-years, where everyone won’t be in our house for boxing day.

However, I’m trying to stay as positive as I can be. This Christmas will be the one I will appreciate what I have.

Take care Lauren x

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December 12th: How I deal with Christmas stress.

Hi readers,

Christmas can be a stressful time, so here are some of the techniques I use to combat that stress.

1. Start early- It saves a lot of worry before the big day.

2. Get in the Christmas spirit- Watch a Christmas movie, create some Christmas crafts or listen to some Christmas music.

3. Talk with family/friends- Keeping in touch is very important at the moment. Speaking any concerns to those I trust always seems to make me feel better.

4. Try to focus on the positive- It can be difficult sometimes to see anything positive, but I find trying to focus on something positive can help my stress.

5. Enjoy the moment- During Christmas time, it seems as though I’m trying to one thing to the next.

Thank you for reading!

Take care Lauren x

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November 14th: £55 million raised for Children in Need 2020

Hello readers!

Was delighted to find out that Children in Need managed, to raise a whopping £55 million last night.

It’s a record-breaker for the most money raised apparently. One positive from coronavirus, I think is its making people more charitable and grateful for what they have.

I’m sure the money will go to deserving causes. Every penny makes a difference when it comes to charity.

I assume Joe Wicks is taking a rest after his 24-hour session. He’s a money-raising machine! £1.5 million raised.

Enjoy your Saturday everyone.

Take care Lauren x