Do We Need To Distance Ourselves From Social Media?

In the recent times, I’ve found myself grab for my phone more and more. Messages, phone calls, face-time have become part of our daily lives more than ever and thankfully, technology is working wonders to keep us in touch with all of our loved ones during this time. Of course my screen-time tracker shows the minutes that are spent on Face Time, but the social media time keeps creeping up. I’ll be honest, I do love Instagram but sometimes we all need that reminder to just disconnect, even if it’s only for an hour. A bit of social media self-care I guess.

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A Self-Care List for Everyday

The first thing that comes to mind when I think ‘self-care’ is a face mask to be honest. A good step to making yourself feel pampered and I’m sure we’ll agree that a face mask does make us feel fabulous but it’s not the fundamental element of daily self-care. We live in a society where we are reminded about self-care – like drink enough water, get a good nights sleep etc. But let’s cut to the real elements of self-care, it is simply the role in protecting your own well-being, increasing your energy and an attempt to reduce your stress.

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The Ultimate TV List for Lockdown

I do love a good TV series and as there’s been quite a few lately, these recommendations have been tried and tested.

For today’s blog post, I’ve put together a bumper list of all my favourite telly from the last month (including classic box sets) so whatever you’re looking to add to your ‘To Watch’ list, this list has it all – whether’s a bit of escapism, lighthearted, crime, documentary, drama and of course, a few trash shows. All of the TV shows are linked so LET’S GET STARTED…

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The 6 Beauty Products That I’ve Repurchased & Why I Love Them

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Time for a bit of a beauty chat! I don’t tend to break the bank with beauty products and although it takes me a bit of time to find products I truly LOVE, I can easily accumulate beauty products that I don’t actually need – can’t beat a wander around Boots from time-to-time. Skincare wise, I suffer from dry skin and am yet to find a moisturiser that truly works but these six products have been my main routine for quite some time now.

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Book Review: My Thoughts on ‘Flawed’ & ‘Perfect’ by Cecelia Ahern

I’m an avid reader, but the amount of time I set aside for reading comes in waves. As soon as the sun comes out, that tends to get the motivation and time for reading back out. Is there anything better than sunbathing and reading a book?

The most recent books that I have read are: Flawed & Perfect by Cecelia Ahern. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I started reading but it’s a page turner! The reason why these books are so captivating is how the core element of the story questions judgement in society. Without giving any spoilers away, Flawed finishes on a cliffhanger & if you’re engrossed in the story, you’ll want to start reading Perfect straight away. Perfect picks up right from where the story in Flawed finishes, so in total, you’ve got 829 pages to dive into.

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The Best Addition to a Roast Dinner

So one week into self-isolation and I’ve seen all the baking on instagram. I’m yet to jump on the bandwagon, but Sunday did equal a pretty incredible roast dinner. My first roast dinners without meat just included all the trimmings, but I’ve started to make my own dish to add to the table. You can check out the ultimate veggie pie recipe here, but lately, it’s been a nut roast. You’re probably thinking that it takes quite a bit of time to make, but it’s about an hour in total to prep, bake and set on the table with a pretty simple recipe – it’s all about the layers. Here’s how you can make your own….

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The 5 Podcasts for Escapism

I’ll be honest, with COVID-19 news, it does feel a little weird to be writing and publishing a blog post. With self-isolation being advised, it does bring another element of uncertainty and anxiety to the mix. But that’s the last I’m going to talk about it today. Instead, I’m offering a list of my favourite podcasts which (hopefully) will add an element of escapism to our lives at the moment.

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The Self-Care Journaling Method

Time to get your pen out…

As 2020 rolled around, I vowed to ‘journal’ more. Take a bit of time and space away from the screens. But as my life is currently a constant to do list of reading, essay writing and lectures, I haven’t gone the whole hog with this resolution – mainly because I often can’t fit my bullet journal in my bag for a day at uni. But when I have made the time to journal, it has set everything into a wider perspective and that’s where Fearne Cotton’s books, Happy and Calm come in.

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International Women’s Day 2020

Let’s get International Women’s Day booked in the diary, its the 8th March every year and not a day to forget. It’s time for us to appreciate and celebrate the achievements of all the women in our lives. This years theme is #EachForEqual, celebrating the changes that have been made in the working world, but also inspiring us all to look forward to the future of women’s rights across the globe.

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The 5 Things You Should Know About Yoga

It’s been three years since I started going to yoga classes, but I think I can now define myself as an amateur. My yoga journey begun with an incredible instructor at a village class and although I was completely sold on the benefits, my practice has been on and off over the years. But my yoga mojo is back and it’s here to stay this time I’m sure. It’s become my weekly past time for switching off and attempting to master some flexibility.

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