LIFE, LATELY: MARCH 2016

life, lately march 2016I think it’s nice to find out about the person behind the words and I love to connect with you lovely people who read my blog! So I thought I’d do a little catch up with what I’ve been watching, feeling, planning, dreaming and grateful for lately. Please leave me a comment as I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to lately.

Listening

One of my favourite writers Shawn Fink of the Abundant Mama Project has a series of podcasts called AMPlify Your Life. She describes them as ‘a podcast offering inspiration for modern women seeking calm wisdom & simple clarity in this crazy, overwhelming world of distractions, raising children and being human’. I’m finding them really inspiring and full of great tips on being an abundant mama.

Watching

A new series of  one of my favourite shows has just started  – Masterchef. I had a lovely surprise the other night when I saw it coming on as I didn’t even know there was a new series. There are some fantastic contestants so far and I just love seeing what they’re going to cook… and I can’t help laughing at some of them whose hands shake terribly with nerves!

Making

I’ve been decorating Easter eggs with the kids. My son had an egg decorating competition at school and my daughter wanted to do one too so we had fun decorating them and sticking pompoms on them! You can see the results on my Instagram.

Loving

All the little moments of joy. Since my realisation that life is all about the little moments of joy, I’ve been noticing and appreciating each one more and more. I’m no longer striving for constant happiness  because I know the moments of joy as what make us truly happy.

Reading

May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein is not your average self-help book . It’s a 6 week course with different exercises, affirmations and meditations to do every day. It’s all about turning fear into love which if I’m honest I’m finding pretty challenging (I find it hard to acknowledge my fears!) I’m only on day 8 but I’m feeling good about the process of becomng aware of and challenging my fears. In between doing this I’ve just finished The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It’s an easy read with a powerful and thought provoking message of following our dreams and treating life as a big adventure.

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

Eating

Easter eggs of course! Yes I’m a complete chocaholic but even I admit I’ve eaten an obscene about of chocolate over the past few days. I only got one Easter egg but my daughter is a very good sharer and likes to literally shove chocolate in my mouth!

Planning

It’s the Easter holidays and I’m having the second week off work with my son and daughter. I’m also looking after my nieces for couple of days so I’m planning a few fun days out and adventures that we can have.

Believing

I’m trying hard to believe in myself. My guiding word for 2016 is ‘believe’ but recently I’ve been struggling wth my self-belief and focussing too much on the ‘what ifs’ which I know is not where I want to be. I need to keep my word in mind and remember the reasons I chose it as my guiding word.

Dreaming

I’ve finally got round to booking our holiday and I’m counting down the weeks. We’re going to a lovely little town in North Wales and are staying right by the sea.  It’s really important for me to get away and a change of scenery always seems to recharge my energy levels. I love having something to look forward to and every time I think about it I feel excited!

Grateful

For my amazing boyfriend. He’s the most kind, caring, funniest big-hearted person and I’m so blessed to have him in my life.

How’s your life been lately? I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to.

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