10 Random Acts Of Kindness.

10 Random Acts Of Kindness.

Hello my lovelies! How’s your week been? I’ve been busy working on several projects at the non-profit I work for, plus we were given an award for supporting apprenticeships along with some cupcakes! It was something that was simple and small and it really brightened up our week.

And it got me thinking about how in a few weeks time we have #RandomActsOfKindnessDay and how all of the little acts of kindness others do for us that can brighten up our day.

So I thought I’d list some of the small random acts of kindness I have received and given to give us all some ideas on how we can brighten up someone’s day.

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1 . Giving someone a compliment. Give someone a genuine compliment on their personality.

2 . Opening the door for someone. Don’t you just hate it when someone has opened the door for someone in front of you but you’re just that bit too far away and they let it go just as you get there? Just holding the door open for that little bit longer can really make a difference to someone’s mood during the day.

3 . Put out your neighbours bins or defrost their car for them. I hate having to defrost my car in the morning, but whenever I do I defrost my mums too because she always leaves a few minutes after me, and it just makes the start of your day easier when you’ve got one less thing to think about.

4 . Check in on someone you haven’t heard from in a while. Living in an all work all the time era, it’s easy to forget to check in with the people you care about, so make an effort to check in with them. You never know, it could be just what they needed.

5 . Offer to babysit for someone who could use a break for some selfcare. Not everyone can afford to have a day/night off and get a babysitter, so offer to look after the kids for a few hours so they can have some well deserved me-time.

6 . Give the people who help you on a regular basis a small gift or thank you card, this could be your postman, postwoman, delivery driver, bin men or bus driver! It’s guaranteed to put a spring in their step!

7 . Simply smile at people, it’s infectious. Have you ever been having a bad day and had someone just smile at you? It makes everything just a little bit better, and it’s such a simple thing you can do!

8 . Give blood/sign up to donate your organs. I think everyone should sign up to donate their organs, and give blood if they are able to. It really could save a person’s life, and someone else doing the same could save yours if you needed it!

9 . Let someone go in front of you in the que. Have you ever been in the que trying to get just 2 things and someone in front of you have about 50? Isn’t it just amazing when they let you go first?

10 . Finally, be kind to yourself. Do something kind for yourself, after all, you’re the one who has to live with yourself for the rest of your life; and you won’t be able to go and be kind to others to the best of your ability if you’re not being kind to yourself first.

And with all of that, those are my 10 random acts of kindness you can do for someone. It might be hard to see how one simple small action can have such a big impact on someones day, but it really can.

What small acts of kindness do you do for those around you? Let me know in the comments!

Have a great week my lovelies!

Love,

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10 Must-Haves For Your Handbag

10 Must-Haves For Your Handbag

Happy Saturday everyone! It’s been one busy week! And with this week being so busy, I’ve been on the go a lot, so I’ve been thinking about what I absolutely MUST have in my bag.. and poof! Today’s post appeared.

It’s kind of crazy how much stuff I carry around with me, and I think that’s partly due to women’s clothes often lacking in pockets! Or having pockets which are either fake or so tiny you can only fit a 50p coin in there.

It always makes me laugh when someone says to me: ‘Why is your bag so big? You surely don’t need it that big?’. Well you do if you haven’t got pockets and when your boyfriend asks if he can put of his stuff in your bag too, and sometimes I just like having a huge bag to be honest!

Let’s get into it!

1 . Your Purse – Duh!

I can’t go anywhere without it, even if I know I won’t be needing it.

2 . Hand Sanitiser

I hate using public toilets, and even though there’s soap and sinks, I still like to have that little extra clean feeling. Plus, all of my friends and family often ask me for it.

3 . Travel PerfumeHandbag Essentials

If you’re someone who always has perfume on, I’d suggest getting yourself a travel perfume bottle! They’re super cheap and it’s great for when you’re on the go and want a little refresh.

4 . Headphones

I can’t go anywhere without my headphones now, partly because everyone nowadays are listening to music and podcasts on the go! Plus it’s great for if you need to make a phone call when out and about and need to hear someone better.

5 . Water

A bit of a change from what I used to take along with me, I never carried any form of drinks with me but these days I need to bring water with me! I get that you can buy a bottle, but why spend more money when you can bring it yourself?

6 . Hair Grips and Clips

I have recently started my curly girl hair journey (post to follow in a few weeks!) and with that comes not using any form of heat on my hair and letting my natural curls and waves do their thing, which means that every now and again my hair goes a bit nuts… So hair grips and clips are pretty essential for me at the moment!

7 . Nail file

I don’t know about you but I often chip my nails when I’m about and about, and hate it when they catch on my clothes, so over the years I’ve just got used to carrying a nail file around.

8 . At Least One Pen

I always need a pen when I haven’t got one so I’ve got into the habit of leaving one in my bag all the time, and voila’ no more needing a pen and not having one.

Handbag Essentials9 . Power Pack and Cable

As someone who loves taking photos, listening to music and because I use my phone as a sat-nav sometimes, my phones battery life goes down ridiculously fast, so a power pack is a must. My power pack doubles as a torch too!

10 . Different Earrings

This one’s not essential, but it’s something I like to always have with me for if I ever decide to switch up my look whilst I’m out and about!

And those are the essentials that I carry with my everywhere! I would say I’m a bit of a mum when it comes to what’s in my handbag, partly because I have basically everything plus the kitchen sink in there! Haha!

What are your handbag essentials? Did any of these surprise you? Let me know in the comments! Have a great weekend lovelies!!

Love,

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10 Ways To Make Your Mornings More Productive

10 Ways To Make Your Mornings More Productive

You ever see those people who look so perfect, polished and wide awake first thing in the morning? Does a little bit of you hate them for it? Yeah, me too. It’s not that they are bad people or are mean, I think it’s just that I wish I were more like them.

So.. This week I decided to try out 10 tips that will hopefully make my mornings even more productive. Especially since at the moment all I manage to get done before I leave for work is just about slump out of bed, have a coffee, eat some breakfast and spend 30 minutes deciding what to wear for the day.

Let’s get started!

  1. Wake up as soon as your alarm goes off and don’t hit snooze. Or if you struggle to get out of bed even after hitting snooze, put your alarm clock on the other side of the room, this way you’ll have to get up to shut it up!!Don't snooze image
  2. Pick out your outfit for the day the previous evening.
  3. Create a morning ritual to keep your morning organised, for me this is getting dressed, having a wash, doing my hair, making a daily to do list, having a coffee and then eating breakfast whilst watching Gilmore Girls. If you have a morning ritual then you’re less likely to forget stuff this way too!
  4. Drink some water. I’m rubbish at doing this but this week I tried to drink at least 1 pint of water first thing.
  5. Do the task you’re dreading doing the most, first. Maybe it’s having to iron a shirt or make a not or appointment before you head out. Get it out of the way and you’ll feel loads better.
  6. Don’t spend all your time on your phone. This one’s a given since it’s pretty much said to help everything nowadays.
  7. Take some time to make yourself breakfast.Breakfast image They always say it’s the most important meal of the day!! (I don’t exactly know who ‘they’ are.. but hey, it’s a good thing to start doing!)
  8. Wake up to the sun. This is something I started doing a long time ago, partly because my room has slanted ceilings and is generally dark and partly because I’m too lazy to put my blinds up and down every day.. But anyway, I found waking up to natural sunlight very helpful in starting my day.
  9. Have goals set for the day.
  10. Fit in some ‘me time’ before you head off to work, or start work if you work at home. What I mean by ‘me time’ is spending time for yourself. This can be anything from sitting down and meditating for a few minutes, playing with a pet to painting your nails; all that matters is that you do something for you.Me time image

With any tips and tricks to try out, some will work for you, and others won’t. That’s just life so I completely understand that. With that being said, what worked more me was definitely fitting in a bit of ‘me time’ – which for me was simply writing down one great thing about myself to boost my confidence and picking my outfit for the following day the night before. This saved me at least 30 minutes of time that I can use to either sleep some more or make myself a really good lunch, setting myself up for the day.

What do you do first thing in the morning? I found these tips helpful in fitting more stuff into my mornings and helping me to wake up and get going! What’s your favourite thing to make for breakfast? Let me know and I’ll do a post trying them all out!! Have a great weekend!!

Love,

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