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25 Self-care and hygge gift ideas

Posted in Gift Guides, Self Care
on December 5, 2017
25 gift ideas for self-care and hygge lovers

I’ve said it before but, as much as I do love Christmas, I’m not one for getting into it until December. But, now that it’s here, I’m all fairy lights and gift-shopping.

I’m on a bit of a gift guide roll here on the blog. You might have seen my other two guides but, just in case you haven’t, I’ve linked them here:


21 gift ideas for the awesome feminist in your life (in collaboration with Laura Reflected)

28 gift ideas for the fitness fanatic (in collaboration with buddyupfitness)


Today’s gift guide is all about gifts you might consider for that person in your life who is into hygge, or self-care, or maybe you think they deserve a little break now and then, and want to buy a gift to help with that.

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The Perfect Chill Out Playlist: 34 Uplifting Songs

Posted in Lifestyle, Self Care
on November 9, 2017

I love playlist posts, because I’m always looking for songs to add to my own. Especially my gym playlists.

But, today, I thought I’d share the playlist I listen to when I just want to chill out. Whether it’s playing through speakers while I wander around the house, or through headphones whilst I nap in the garden in summer, it just calms me down and makes me think quite deeply about things sometimes, too. Most of the songs are pretty uplifting, and they’re a mixture of old and new, so I hope you’ll find something to add to your own! Continue reading

10 Quotes for Feeling Good About the Future

Posted in Self Care, Wellbeing
on September 21, 2017

I love a good quote. This year, I bought a calendar with various positive affirmations on each month which I like to look at every morning. My ‘wise words’ board on Pinterest probably has the most pins on it. I’m planning on getting them all printed and framed to display around the house.

I think the reason I love a good, relatable quote, is that it makes me feel less lost. If there are words that someone has strung together that can so completely describe my current situation or thoughts, then someone else must have gone through something similar and come out of the other side. Does that make sense?

It makes me feel understood on a quiet level, instead of a shouty social media level. I read quotes sometimes and it helps me to accept my own thoughts. I really like quotes that make me feel hopeful and positive. I’ve noticed a lot of people struggling recently with motivation and a lot of “what’s the point?” discussions going on, especially on Twitter. So, I wanted to share my favourite quotes that can help change my mindset whenever I start to feel pessimistic about the future. Continue reading