Be mindful with food 🍴

Hello everyone, here are some tips to help you make better food choices.

1. Keep a food diary and make a note of everything you eat. This is a great idea because it allows you to go back and see why you ate certain foods and particular times in Life. Were you emotionally eating?

2. Do food swaps, for example switch the chocolate bar for some peanuts or replace the packet of crisps for popcorn and slowly incorporate more fruits into your day. 

3. Be you eat a snack do something else, drink a cup of water… Are you still hungry? Also try reading, going for a walk or listening to music to distract the mind. 

Always ask yourself (especially when snacking) ‘am I hungry?’ The main aim is always to be mindful before eating and making sure you actually enjoy the food rather than just biting and chewing 👍

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Have a great week!! 😀

3 Ways to Naturally Detox Your Body 

Hi everyone, these following tips will help to strengthen your digestive system and boost your immune system which is definitely ideal for this super cold wintery season.

1. Drink warm lemon water in the morning and throughout the day because it will help to flush out the toxins. Add cinnamon or cayenne pepper for added flavour.

2. Try dry skin brushing to support your lymphatic system (the bodies sewage system)

– use a dry brush before you have a wash
– always brush towards the heart
– begin at the feet and work your way upwards brushing in circular motions
– using circular motions over the stomach respects the direction of digestion and encourages detoxification
– afterwards have a bath or shower

3. Drinking herbal tea 🍵 (without sugar) be sure to let the tea steep for at least 5 minutes then consume hot or cold

Some teas to try:
– nettle or chamomile for inflammation
– senna, flaxseed or aloe Vera for constipation
– burdock or red clover to cleanse the blood
– milk thistle or dandelion for liver support

It’s so great to have a detox schedule that is natural and beneficial to the body, do it 4 times per year for each season to help boost the immune system 😀👍

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Inversion Method For Hair Growth

Hey everyone, so this method is known to increase blood flow to the scalp and stimulate the hair follicles which results in faster hair growth!! I would recommend using this method for no more than 2 weeks at a time to see results 😊

What to do? 

– rub oil onto your scalp
– invert your head (I hung my head between my knees)
– stay in this position for 4 minutes before slowly rising
– results should show unto 1 inch of growth after the week

*Obviously be careful when tipping your head upside down and if you begin to feel dizzy slowly rise and reduce the time.

Remember to measure your hair length before starting and don’t overuse the method because it won’t be as effective.

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Wake up feeling good! 

Sometimes getting up early in the morning can be so difficult and even just mornings in general, I’ve come up with a few ideas to get you all feeling positive and great about starting your day 🙌 

– Relax your body 

– Focus on 10 deep breaths 

– Listen to ‘happy’ music

– Do some stretches 

– Don’t check your phone too early 

– Make something delicious for your breakfast 

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Tips for the best sleep ever 😴 

Sleeping arrangements have changed slightly for me at home and there’s a few things I actually miss about sleeping in my own room, I was just sitting on the sofa and thought of a few things that will ensure you get the best sleep ever!! 

1. Try not to eat at least 2-3 hours before you go to bed, because your body will be resting and won’t get the chance to digest the food properly.

2. Have a nice hot drink before bed preferably a herbal drink, my favourite is chamomile (though I don’t drink it every night).

3. Write down your thoughts or just hit down a few points and be reflective, then write down 3 things you want to achieve tomorrow for example:

– do some exam revision
– complete a home workout
– find a work placement 

4. Sleep in your favourite pyjamas and on fresh clean sheets, I think it’ll just make you feel better overall. 

5. Have a teddy in your bed, it may seem childish but it made us all happy as children so why not do it now! 

Thanks for  reading 😁

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My Baking Essentials and Tips

Happy Sunday everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week 🙂 I sure did. I actually wanted to do this a long time ago but it’s better late than never right?

I love baking, cooking and food in general so it’s always great to find equipment or tips to make things easier, here are my top 5 essentials/tips!!

1. A spatula: whatever you are baking/making a spatula is the best thing to use to make sure you scrape out every last bit of the mixture.

2. Softened butter: remember to take the butter out of the fridge at least 15 minutes before baking.
Most recipes require the butter to be at room temperature, this makes it so much easier when it comes to creaming the butter and sugar.

3. Baking shelf/cupboard: dedicated to your baking fillings and toppings, this way you won’t be searching around the kitchen for anything, you’ll go straight to that cupboard.

4. Recipe notebook: a notebook where you can jot down your ideas and it’s all in one place.

5. A hand held whisk: even though I like mixing by hand, when you want to cream the butter and sugar together until pale/light/creamy/fluffy an electronic whisk does the job very well.

Tips to help you trust in the Universe

Sometimes you’ve just got to trust in the Universe when life gets difficult, surrender yourself and simply learn to trust that things will be okay.

At first it may seem a bit hard to understand how, but in those moments when you need help or guidance the most just stay patient because the Universe is on your side.

– Realise the Universe is in you, try not to think about a distant external source because our strongest, most powerful connection is within us.

– Leave what is stopping you from moving up, let go of thinking that the Universe will automatically ‘fix’ situations for you and stop doubting yourself because anything is possible when you stop limiting your true potential.

– The Universe will ‘serve’ you but not always satisfy you, imagine you were just given a place at university/college it would be great but you would not get that true satisfaction as opposed to working hard and earning your place which would be much more rewarding.

– Sometimes it’s a gift not getting what you want, you may have to take an entirely different route or approach to what you had imagined but it’s usually the journey that has made you a stronger person.

– It’s all about the power of LOVE, basically the best way to trust in the Universe is to trust yourself.

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7 Habits of Super Happy People

Your life is precious, so make happiness a habit.

Here are some steps to keep you happy…

°Tackle difficult situations directly

°Make mistakes

°Let go of your goals if you outgrow them

°Master the art of having fun

°Speak up for positive changes

°Protect your priorities

°Dedicate your life to something bigger than yourself

Happiness is good energy that enhances the lives around us!!

                           Ab

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Smile, Be Happy!!

Tips For Soft Healthy Hair

Sometimes your hair might need that extra love to help it grow and be healthy, often we are doing to much too our hair like over washing, applying too much heat or product build up which can all have a negative effect on the health of our hair.

Here are some simple tips for all hair types to follow to ensure your hair is at its most healthiest state.

1. Don’t wash your hair too often: I think this generally depends on the hair type but washing your hair weekly should be more than enough, when you wash your hair too often the shampoo actually strips your scalp and strands of the natural oils it produces to stay healthy.

2. Start air drying: instead of using the blow dryer, flat irons and curling tongs let your hair dry on its own and keep it in its natural state more often, this was a habit that I cut out a long time ago as the constant heat and harsh temperature was damaging my hair.

3. Use kinder products: it can be quite tiresome and annoying looking for truly natural and organic products but if you at least make an attempt to avoid certain ingredients/chemicals your hair will appreciate it. Sodium laurel sulphate (SLS) is a common ingredients to avoid as it has drying properties which of course will help to dry out your hair and make it brittle therefore more prone to breakage.

4. Don’t forget the oils: there are so many varieties to choose from each with their own benefits, you may not find the perfect oil for your hair straight away so be prepared for trial and error. Always make sure you buy cold pressed, organic products that are in their purest form.

Oils to use…
– coconut oil
– castor oil
– argan oil
– olive oil
– rapeseed oil and many more

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Follow these simple tips and your hair will thank you 🙂

Making Decisions :-\

Why is it so hard to make a decision?? Especially when it’s between two options…. Recently having to make some minor decisions and I’m still wondering now a week later if I made the right choice. Weighing up the positives and negatives which are pretty much even how do you know if you’ve made the right choice?? There’s no guidance or handbook to follow so you know your on the right line, you just make the decision and hope for the best. I can’t lie though I feel it would be much easier if someone were there to tell me which to choose but then I wouldn’t learn or understand the journeys of life 🙂

Hopefully one day I will be able to make a decision in the future and trust in myself that I made the right choice without regret or looking back pondering.

1. Learn to trust your instincts

2. Follow your heart

3. Believe in yourself

                        Ab

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