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Wednesday, 27 February 2019

World Book Day Characters For Pre School Children

Next Thursday is World Book Day, as a child I always remember my mum putting so much effort into dressing me up for it and now that I have Darcy I'm excited that it is my first year of doing the same. 
Darcy currently goes to nursery being only 3 years so I really wanted to go for something she's obviously already read with me. Asda have an absolutely cracking selection of dressing up outfits so if you're short of inspiration that is the best place to go.

A few of my favourites are:

Little Red Riding Hood which is most likely the costume we'll be going for as Darcy seems to really like the book. I'd like to think she'd wear it after too. 

Source: Asda George
Elmer is such a good costume too, what kids wouldn't want to be this colourful, so cute too.

Source: Asda George
Paddington Bear. Now if I had it my way then this would definitely be the costume Darcy would wear, soooo cute! Darcy seems to disagree unfortunately.

Source: Asda George

In future years when Darcy goes off to school, I'd really like to get in to making the costumes ourselves as I think that would be so nice. (and cheaper too!)

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

How I've Started This Year As A More Positive Person & You Can Too.

This had been the year where I'd decided to make a change, yep I am that person that waited until the new year. Fresh start and all that. I realise that we are now in Febuary but I just wanted to talk about a few changes I have made within my mindset this last month. I think that your mind is more powerful than you'll ever believe and I've always found it difficult to be in control of it. 

If you're positive then good things will happen to you.
I've really believed this for as long as I can remember, a negative attitude never helped anyone really did it. I can't say I am the best at this because I do love a moan, but it is something I am working harder on.

Practise gratitude.
This is something that I've only recently started implementing, when you wake up, write down 3 things your are thankful for, then at the end of the day write down 3 things that you were thankful for, it really can be so simple but it makes you understand that you're grateful for the small things in life. Also it puts in to place the first point I made about being positive.

Learning about the law of attraction.
This is basically everything I've said above and more but its basically putting all your positive thoughts and manifesting them to make them happen. It's all something I am still learning about but very interesting, I am looking to read more self development books and learn more.

Smile more.
Smiling is one I didn't realise I wasn't great at. I have a bit of a rbf ( Resting Bitch Face. ) I have been consiously making more effort to be smilier as I looked a massive grump 90% of the time.

Take vitamins
I started doing this just before Christmas and I can't tell you how much of an improvement this has made to me. Especially the re-energising tablets I put in a glass of water in the morning. I don't drink coffee but I can only describe this what I'd imagine you'd feel like after having a coffee in the morning, but with vitamins and goodness.

Eat Healthy and drink more water.
I guess this is a given, If you want to feel good you gotta eat good. Water was my weak point and I didn't drink enough of it, I am no a changed woman drinking at least 2 litres a day woooo. Eating healthily needs improvement mind.

I'd say this is the most obvious one isn't it, get those endorphins going. I do find it difficult exercising and finding time to do it, but I just stick on youtube and do whatever the TV tells me to do. Also, Darcy either enjoys joining in or she enjoys laughing at me, either way it's entertainment for her!

Challenge Negative thoughts with positive ones.
So whenever a negative thought comes in to my head, I've got the other side of me saying 'well does it really matter though, can it be sorted' The answer is always yes if you're positive enough to change it. The way I describe it is you're your own best friend so give yourself the advice you deserve.

Set goals.
Goals setting is such a good way to see how far you've come, I've been setting goals and the satisfaction you feel when you've accomplished one is amazing.

I hope you change your life to be the most positive you can be but it does feel gooooood!

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