“Be happy with who you are and what you do, and you can do anything you want.”- Steve Maraboli
I recently reached 300 followers which I’m so thankful for and wanted to share my gratitude with all of the wonderful souls that have supported me.
I thought that this would be a great time to take the opportunity to ask for some feedback. The internet is full with so many incredible self-help and wellness blogs that I sometimes wonder if my blog can really add anything different to the already amazing blogs out there.
Bill Gates said “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” So here I am being completley open to any feedback so I can continue to grow and help others with my writing. I have a couple of questions to help prompt your thinking but any feedback at all is so valuable!
- For the people who have followed me for a while I would love to know what post has been your favourite so far?
- Is there anything you would like to see more or less of on my blog?
- Are there any topics you struggle to find on the internet that you could potentially see on my blog?
Thank you again for reading, I hope my blog continues to give you many smiles and a little sprinkle of positivity in your day ♡
“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over, instead of craving control over what you don’t.” Anonymous
I have been working hard on re-framing my thinking about how I react to the things are not in my control. After writing and sharing my tips on how to change your perspective I started to reflect on all the things I DO have control of in everyday life.
In typical “Natalie” style I started writing a list on all the things that are in my control and quickly had a list of 30 simple controllable things in daily life. I truly believe that if we put our energy into the things we CAN control and stop worrying about the unknown we can live a healthier more positive life.
So here is my list of things that the majority of us have total control of in daily life
“I believe your home tells a story about who you are and who you aspire to be. We represent ourselves through the things we own. I don’t believe in trends. I believe in collecting things that you connect with. We should surround ourselves with things we care about, that have meaning.” Nate Berkus
My house is my favourite place in the entire world. I know it may sound closed-minded or maybe a little boring but for me my house is my sanctuary and I love everything about it. Don’t get me wrong I love going on holidays and getting out and about during the weekend but nothing beats that feeling of walking into the house and being hit with the comfort and safety of being back home. If you have browsed through my Instagram page you would probably notice my slight obsession with interior design and I’m often asked why I haven’t pursued a career in it, the honest answer is that my love for interior design is totally selfish as I only like improving my own home.
I may not be able to help with the placement of furniture or what theme you should go with for your house, but I can share some tips on how to make your house feel more like a home.
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”- Wayne Dyer
Something we tend to hear a lot of is people complaining that their current situation is permanent. Whether it’s in relation to their health, work, relationship or current location we often feel like “this is it.” It’s funny because we all know how quickly and unexpectedly things can change yet when we are unhappy we default to just give up and wish for something better. Seeing things in a negative mind frame is easy, it’s a habit that we generally build throughout our entire lives so to change takes persistence and practice.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou
May has been challenging to say the least and has been the perfect example of how unpredictable life can be. Instead of focusing on particular things that happened in May I decided to share with the areas in which I felt a lot of growth.
“To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!” – Charlie Chaplin
Today has been a really “off” day for myself and I couldn’t really put my finger on what was bothering me. I sat down with the intention of writing a list of the things that are causing me anxiety and after 30 minutes my blank piece of paper was still blank. I did have a bit of a giggle to myself, here I am having heart palpitations and trying to control my breathing because I was worked up about, well…….nothing! As ridiculous as it sounds it’s a common reality for people who live with anxiety so I thought instead of sitting and dwelling in my current state I would make light of the situation and write a list of 10 daily struggles of an anxious person with a bit of humour added in.