Monday, 30 March 2020

Gratitude List

It's been a difficult month worldwide with the spread of the coronavirus and lockdowns in various countries. But I thought it was important to still do the monthly gratitude list.  Of course if you practise gratitude you may not be able to find anything to be grateful for right now depending on your circumstances, and that's completely ok. Just put it on "pause" right now and concentrate on what you can. :)

Things I'm grateful for this month:

Birthday presents and birthday wishes. :)
Birthday cake! (Tesco's red velvet that I also had last year).
Going to Nando's for my birthday (this was just before they shut all the restaurants down).
Oestara/the Spring Equinox
Sunny days- it's nice to see them out the window even if you're not going out.
Hot chocolate- I've been drinking ready made and also making my own.
Toilet roll being available again!

Hope everyone is doing ok. :)

P.S. I'm taking part in Amina Makhdoom's 30 Day Challenge which starts on 30th April. I've done it the past few years and it's always fun. Read more and sign-up here:

Monday, 16 March 2020

Feeling Your Emotions- Happiness (Part 2)

This is the next post in the Feeling Your Emotions series. You can read the introduction here:

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, so if you're having mental/physical issues please seek medical help in addition to reading this. :)

So far in the series I've covered the so-called "negative" emotions- anger, sadness and depression, fear and anxiety and shame. Then I wrote a "neutral" post about the between point of "negative" and "positive" emotions before moving onto happiness. It's quite a big subject so I decided to split it into  a couple of posts. You can read Part 1 here:

Now I'm going to go deeper into the subject of "happiness".