It’s March and I’m not quite sure how that happened. I think I’ve glanced at Instagram about once a week this year and haven’t written a single blog post. Until now….
Apologies for my absence and thank you to everyone who messaged wondering where I’ve been, don’t worry I didn’t fall into a glass of wine, sadly. My day job has been full on (in a good way!) and I decided to take a break from the constant scrolling and re think about my little corner of the internet.
In an effort to learn and be more present I switched out Instagram on my work commute with podcasts and books which has completely transformed my mornings and it’s not something I’m going to be changing. Pioneers in the wellness industry like Liz Earl, Ella Woodward and all of their guests have opened a new window of thought and consideration into my life and I can’t help but think these days there is no point doing anything unless it helps yourself, others and the world.
Food waste, minimising our impact on the environment, healthy habits and daily happiness are just a few of the things I have been absorbing over the last few months. Writing about things I am really passionate about is a must, and I would love to try and help you get passionate about these things too and find little ways of implementing change into our daily lives.
Finding happiness in the everyday is something that’s become so important to me. Buying something or drinking that glass of wine may make me feel temporarily happy but what I am more focusing on is how we make changes that give us lasting, meaningful happiness. Working out how can I instill this when I can, every day so I’m living and working on my best life. As humans we’ve been told that we’ll be happy when something has been attained. When I loose ten pounds, when I get that promotion, when I buy that house. How about we all just start being happy right now. I use to not paint my nails because I thought when I’m really thin I’ll deserve things like that. Why didn’t I think I was worthy of treating myself to something nice? A great place for us all to start is by treating ourselves with the same kindness and compassion that we do to others. Being kind and complimentary to yourself, like you would if you’d already achieved that goal you set out to do. You’ll probably find the goodness you put into yourself and the world will help you reach whatever it is far quicker that if you we’re beating yourself up about it along the way.
Happiness is a daily practice and something that requires work. Something great doesn’t happen which means you reach a state of happiness that then remains with you for the rest of your life. I believe little moments throughout the day help you remain happy and positive. That cup of tea you drank in the garden this morning because you got up on time or that walk after lunch instead of sitting on the sofa made you happy and deserves kind words to yourself.
All good things worth having require a bit of effort and something that requires daily practice will always give you the best rewards in the end. I challenge you to say one nice thing about yourself right now. Go on, you deserve it.
Lots of love, K x