Goals for the year 

Every year you should set yourself goals to reach, this can be anything! 

Places you want to see, people you want to meet, where you want to go in your career, fitness goals and many more. 

Today I will share with you my goals for the year and certain things I believed I lacked on last year. 

Number one,

Fitness, last year I worked so hard at the start of the year to get my body back in shape and I was doing so well untill I went on holiday and then I just gave up! What a waste. So this year I have promised myself that I will stick to it. I have joined the gym and started doing exesize DVDs and workouts from home. Rust has also been a big help as he really encourages me to go for my goal and he has been going on runs with me and supporting me though it! I have also been eating a lot healthier recently and once again I will stick it. Lean in 15- this book is amazing and all the recipes in there are so easy to make and taste amazing! 

Number two, 

Do what I enjoy. I need to stop putting everyone else before me for a change and actually think about myself, I’m going to be selfish! Haha. Everyone deserves to have some ‘me’ time and I believe it makes you appreciate life a lot more. My goal is to spend time with myself and people around me doing things that I enjoy and making amazing memories 🙂 

Number three, 

Further my career. I believe that I work extremely hard at what I do and I really enjoy it. So this year I am pushing myself to the next level. In anyway I can I will make the most out of my job, because at the end of the day who wants to be doing something their not happy with? 

Number four, 

Relationships. It’s time to focus on the people that mean most to me. Spending quality time with the people that are always there and taking no one for granted. Family, boyfriend and friends. Everyone deserves to have a good network around them. 

Number five, 

Finances. The boring one. I MUST set myself the goal to save save save!!  This time next year I want to be ready to purchase mine and rustys house and then get ready to set off and see the world! 

Number six, 

And finally, I need to set a goal to love myself. 

In life I believe you won’t get anywhere if you continue to be unhappy with yourself. Everyone has flaws and no one is perfect. Ignore what everyone looks like and ignore what everyone else is doing. Live your life the way YOU want and don’t worry about anyone else. You’re perfect just the way you are. (I need to tell myself this haha) so from now I need to stop worrying about life and understand that nothing is ever going to be perfect. Just be grateful for who you are and what you have. 🙂

  
lots of love x

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Things to be thankful for 

 
In life we tend to focus on the things we don’t have rather than the things we do have.

When you think about it there are a lot of things surrounding you that you can be thankful for which you may take for granted on a daily basis.

1. Your parents. They brought you into this world and they do love you more than you probably think.

2. Pets. Unconditional love.

3. Good health. Even if you’re feeling under the weather, just think you are always better off than someone else and you should be extremely thankful for that.

4. Money. A few pounds makes you richer than a lot of people in this world.

5. Having a home. Having a place to call home, no matter where it is, you should be thankful.

6. Laughter. 🙂

7. Sunshine. Bringing warmth to your day.

8. Time. You always think theres not enough of it.

9. Waking up today.

10. Clean water. Many people lack the access to clean water. Be greatful you have it in your home.

11. Love.

12. The freedom to vote. Never take your right to have a say for granted.

13. Sunsets. Enjoy the simple things in life.

14. Security.

15. Breathing fresh air.

I could carry on forever, as there are so many little things that effect our day to day life which we take for granted.

Remember the simple things 🙂

 
xxxx

fill your life with happiness :)

Happiness-

Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.

We all strive to find happiness and sometimes it can be tough, but from what i have learnt in the past year of my life is that positivity is key. Having a positive mind is the best way to keep yourself smiling.

‘turn that frown upside down’

Every single one of you will have different things that make you smile and you need to start filling your day with more and more of them. One thing you need to remember in life is that no one wants to see you unhappy.. and if they do you don’t need those people surrounding you because deep down it is probably them causing your unhappiness.

POSITIVITY.. this also means positive people. People with a greater outlook on life, these people will never tell you what is wrong or right, its your life and you make your own choices.. these people will support you no matter what because they have positive minds.

When you’re in that state of mind where you feel exhausted, drained and fragile.. you set yourself to believe that there is no way back to happiness (trust me I’ve been there) but there honestly is.

I created a memory jar.. this may sound silly to some people but i believe it really works for me. Its full of memories from the day i was born until today, and every time i do something i love i will write it down and put it in this jar. My family and friends have also joined in by writing memories we have had together and popping them in the jar, this is such a nice gesture for me as sometimes they are things i can’t remember from my childhood. Every morning i will open the jar and take out a memory. This starts my day off with a smile.

These are a few tips in how i got myself back to a smiler 🙂

1. FAMILY! these people are the most amazing and understanding people, no matter how much you may argue or disagree, they will always be there for you no matter what. My mum is my rock, she supported me so much and i look up to her even more now because it just shows you how much these people around you will always be there even at your darkest times.

2. Money.. does this buy happiness or does it not? this one will be different for everyone, some people believe happiness comes from money and others believe money comes from happiness. In my job i believe that money definitely comes from happiness, the positive vibes you give out to the people around you will excel yourself and possibly your career as people in your workplace will notice your passion and positivity for what you are doing.  I can also agree with money does bring happiness, i see no wrong in treating yourself, going out for dinner or for the day as this will brighten up your mood.

3. A life purpose.. set yourself a goal, where do you see yourself in a years time? aim for that, yes you may fail on the way but what is the harm in trying? Think about what YOU want from YOUR life, and just go for it! There is nothing better than achieving something all by yourself.

4. Relationships, this can be with anyone.. friends, girlfriend, boyfriend, parents, work colleagues. Have a better relationship with the people around you on a day to day basis. Make an effort to interact and find out about other people. I have found that speaking to others really inspired me to go for things which before i would have been to scared to even think about! Getting to know people will then make your everyday life a lot happier as the more people you connect with means the more people you can talk to and talking helps with emotion.

5. HUGS! just have a good cuddle. Hugging increases the feeling of safety, trust, security and self worth. Its a fact that people crave 13 hugs a day, so you better hurry up before the day ends!

6. random acts of kindness.. I’m the type of person who doesn’t give to receive. i LOVE seeing other people happy, i think this is the one thing which makes me happiest of them all. People smiling around you will cause you to smile, smiling is contagious.

when you’re smiling the whole world smiles with you. 🙂

7. DANCING. just dance, try it.. right now. put on some loud music and just dance.

8. Exercise, running may be the solution to feeling good. Not only does exercise keep you fit, it makes you happier in the process. Its a proven fact that just 20 minutes of physical activity will have a positive effect on your mood.

9. And finally, pets. Our pets release oxytocin (also known as the cuddle hormone).. this chemical will reduce stress levels and lower your blood pressure. And the fact is they love you and need you more than anything.

‘take time to do what makes your soul happy’

keep smiling and go with your heart.

xxxx

Puppy love ♡

Meet poppy, the looooooove of my life. Who needs a man when you have one of these loving companions.

Poppy was the best Christmas present I have ever recieved 3 years ago when she was just 2 months old.

She was so tiny and resembled a Pom Pom, a tiny bundle of fur!

3 years on and she never leaves my side, I literally take her anywhere I possibly can.

Poppy has many different names, it’s never simple with me..

Her main name and one that is actually understandable is ‘pops’ and then they lead on to others such as..

Princess poppy 👑 , tink, wincey, lulu, babypop and many more.. Like I said it’s never simple, just don’t ask.

However I expect many of you that have a dog can relate with me!

Poppy’s favourite things to do include walks, sleeping, kissing and eating. We have a lot in common.

I can honestly say that having a dog has to be one of the most rewarding things in this world as the amount of love that one animal can give you is unconditional. My dog is the one thing I will actually turn soppy about.. Don’t get use to it!

love from kathrine and poppy xxxx