May Favourites 

I have just realised it has been over a week since I wrote a new blog post, my head hasn’t been in the game at all recently.

I’m not having a great time at the moment i may do a post about it but at this time i cant bring myself to write about it, but i still want to get my usual posts up as much as i can.

It’s the 1st June so here is my May favourites!

Bullet Journal

I have been really enjoying using my bullet journal to stay organised, and i have found so much inspiration from other bloggers on how to set mine up the way i want it. I wrote a post on my May set up here if you didn’t see the post. l will be writing a post on my June set up also that should be up at the weekend i am hoping.

Zoella bath latte

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I decided to buy this as i hadn’t tried it before and wanted a new bubble bath and i love it. The packaging says it is enriched with almond cacao and honey, and once in the water you can really smell the almond. It leaves my skin feeling really soft as well which I love.

Sushi

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As I have said before i love seafood, and i hadn’t tried sushi until recently, and i really enjoy it, I’ve been buying it for my lunch at work as i find it really filling for me and I’m not really eating a lot, and its a lot better than other things that i have for my lunch normally.

Converse

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I have been wearing my converse a lot the last month they are so comfy to wear when I’m just walking around, shopping and i use them for work as well.

 

Looking back on the past year!

A few days ago I was thinking back to this time last year and at that time I didn’t think I was going to be where I am today.

As I said before last year was a bad time for me mentally. I was suffering with depression and anxiety all due to stress at work. I nearly left my old job this time last year but I didn’t because I didn’t see what the job was actually doing to me. Everyone around me was telling me I needed to do something to help myself.

There was a few months that I felt better and more myself,but then in October the same feeling in my head came back again. I didn’t want to do anything,my moods were quite low most of the time and if I was feeling good it wouldn’t take long for that to change again, I didn’t want to be around people and if I went into a low mood I had to be by myself. It was when all this started again that I did do something and I applied for another job.

I started my new job in January and since then I have never felt better. I occasionally have moments of anxiety still but not at all like I did before.

I then decided to start this blog and I am so happy that I did because this has been the other thing that I needed to help me. I never really done anything for myself before and when I thought about blogging I couldn’t do it,but I have been doing it since January and I’m so glad I did as I have had something to concentrate my time on when I’m not at work and not doing other things. 

I have now got 226 followers on this blog and want to thank everyone for the support that they give,as it just gives me more encouragement to carry on blogging.

Favourite apps to use for blogging

A lot of the time I am not at home to be on my laptop so I have to use my phone for blogging stuff,I thought I would share my favourite apps that I use for blogging.

WordPress
I use the WordPress app everyday,you can use it to catch up on latest blog posts from the blogs that you follow,check your blogs stats etc.You can even use it to write a blog post and schedule/publish it when it is ready which is a feature I have use quite a lot as I’m not at home very often.


Twitter
I use this to share my blog posts when they are published.So many people are on twitter and I use it to follow people who’s blogs I follow as it’s a great way to keep up/in touch with them other than on their blog.


Instagram
Again same as twitter really I use it to share blog posts that I have written and follow so many other accounts as well.


Bloglovin’
This is a great way to share your blog posts and keep up to date with blogs you follow,and what I like is I can follow other blogs that aren’t on WordPress as well so as I’m able to see latest blog posts from them also.


Pinterest 
Their is so much to see on Pinterest,you can search for something and will instantly find it.If you are stuck for inspiration you will definitely find it on Pinterest,I also share my blog on there also.

Buffer
I started using buffer a few weeks ago,you can link it to social media accounts and post from the app,I use it to schedule posts for while I’m at work or doing something where I may not be able to check social media.


Canva
I use canva on my laptop to make my blog post headers,when I seen that they had an app also I had to get it,as it is great if I am writing a blog post whilst away from home using my phone I can still make a header as I would if I was at home.

YouTube!!

So I’ve done it…I’ve made a YouTube channel…and posted a video!!

I wanted to make a video to go alongside my blog post on my May bullet journal set up which you can read here.

Here is the video that i made, check it out.

And here is a link to my YouTube channel.

I want to do more videos on my bullet journal as well as my blog posts, and will be doing other videos as well.

May Bullet Journal set-up

I had a lot of fun setting up my bullet journal for this month, so thought I would write a post to show you all how I set up for the month of May. Its not exactly how I want it right now but I’m working on it and will get it how I want it with time.

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I’m using the Moleskine classic squared notebook.

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I started with making a key for my bullet journal that I can follow, and then moved on to my index pages.

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For the first actual page I done a year overview for 2017.

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I had to make a books to read page as I have so many books that I want to read, and once I have read each one I will colour the books in.

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Next is my May title page

IMG_0328I then have my monthly overview and habit tracker.

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I am keeping track of when I drink plenty of water each day, eat well, check Instagram, twitter and WordPress, publish a new blog post, and when I have read my book and eat breakfast as I very rarely eat in the morning but want to try and eat breakfast more.

I then made a page for my blog this includes blog post ideas that I have had during the month and then a blog stats tracker in the corner to track at the beginning of each month.

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This is followed by a page with goals that I have set myself.

And then the weekly spreads which aren’t perfect and I’ve got to add things to the weeks ahead as I have done each week of May already, and I can just add bits that I want when I want to.

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There is so much more that I want to gradually add into my bullet journal as there is other things that I know I want to keep track of, but that’s the best thing with a bullet journal you can add and take away things as much as you want, you only need to add what you need.

My weekend 6th and 7th May 2017!

I had the weekend off from work so I stayed with my boyfriend for the weekend.

Saturday

On Saturday we spent the day fishing,it was a really nice sunny day and it was so peaceful and relaxing to be sat outside for the day not having to worry about anything else.Even had sausage sandwiches for lunch and then burgers for dinner whilst fishing with endless cups of tea throughout the day.We packed up at about 8:30pm and went home,and just spent the rest of the night relaxing and watching TV.


Sunday

Sunday was more of a chilled relaxed day, I hadn’t had much sleep on Saturday night so I was really tired and not really up for doing anything.

We went to a local café for breakfast, which was delicious.

We then went to our friends house as it had been his birthday on Saturday but  due to us fishing we hadn’t been able to go and see him so went round Sunday as we had a present for him, we stayed there for the afternoon, then went down to where we had been fishing on Saturday as a friend was fishing there, and stayed there for about an hour before going home, then we just relaxed for the rest of the evening watching TV.

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Bullet Journal

Ever since I first seen a blog post on this I have been really intrigued by them,even more the past few days.I have spent the past few days reading blog posts and watching YouTube videos on bullet journals and starting one etc. I watched and read so much that it made me want to start one myself so much.

I went out to Waterstones and bought the Moleskine hard cover squared notebook, this was £13.99.

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I also bought some papermate ink joy pens in different colours so as I will be able to add some colour to my bullet journal, these were £1.50 in Tesco. I also got some washi tape from WHSmith for £2.79.

The bullet journal was originally created by Ryder Carroll, to find out more about bullet journal I recommend going over to the website bulletjournal.com. There is also so many blog posts and YouTube videos that you can read and watch so definitely check some of those out as well. There is also loads on Pinterest as well.

I’m going to make a start on my bullet journal now and I will be doing more posts on this to show how I set mine up etc.

I would also like to know if anyone else uses a bullet journal and where you get inspiration from for different spreads.