Things That Made Me Happy This Week #1

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Things That Made Me Happy This Week #1
If you read my update post, you'll know that I have been struggling quite badly lately with my mental health. I feel like I'm stuck in a bit of a rut and have been for sometime now. However I really wanted to start bringing more positivity to my blog and give myself a place where I can recognise the things I have done each week. I thought it would be a good idea to do a series post on my blog maybe every week or every so often on the things that have made me happy within that particular week. I hope this will help me learn to be more positive, acknowledge my achievements and the progress intend to make. 
- I got my blogging mojo back this week! After feeling low and struggling to blog the past few weeks, I managed to start this week off the right way. I planned a few posts to make sure I'm keeping myself organised, as when I don't this is where I tend to run into the most issues. I'm glad I was able to plan some posts, as it's meant I've felt a lot more relaxed when it comes to the writing and photographing stages. Speaking of photography, I had a really successful blog photography session on Tuesday. It's so good and a relief when your photos actually come out right!

- Yoga! I started doing yoga more often this week. I've only ever tried it a couple of times before and found it so difficult at first. It is definitely one of those actives that takes a bit of time to get use to. I mainly wanted to start doing yoga to help with stress/anxiety. I've started to do it before I go to sleep, as I find I'm more stressed in the evenings and at night. I've been following this routine by Yoga With Adriene. The routine has been so helpful, I've found the breathing techniques especially useful. I've found myself a lot more relaxed at night afterwards.

- A helping hand and moving closer! My boyfriend, Reece, moved house this week. At the start of the week I helped him pack away some of his things and on Wednesday, I helped him move some bits from his room into his new house. I'm really happy that he's moved house. Even though his previous home holds a lot of our memories together from the past three years, it will be good for him to have a fresh start. But now he lives closer to where I live, it mean's I can go see him whenever I want to as it's only a 5/10 minute walk. 

- Sorted out counselling! In last week's update post I mentioned that I was going to look into going back to counselling. I managed to sort out an appointment for myself next Friday, which surprised me, as I didn't have be put onto a waiting list or anything. Hopefully it will go well and I'll be able to receive the help I'm after. 

- Sunshine! It's been so much sunnier this week, particularly this weekend and it has definitely helped to boost my mood. I love waking up to sunshine and it being still fairly light in the evenings. I can't wait till the temperature warms up now and it really starts to feel like the warmer months are on the way. 

What made you happy this week? 

Lauren x

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22 comments

  1. Glad your feeling a bit better now! I always find going out in the sunshine for a bit improves how I'm feeling, must be that vitamin D! X

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Kate :) yes definitely it's great x

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  2. Sorry to hear you've been struggling. It's great that you've found some things which help. Yoga really helps me to unwind too 😊

    Nina - www.wordsbynina.com

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    1. Aw thank you! Yes I've found it very beneficial to calming me down and helping me to unwind xx

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  3. This is such a lovely post Lauren! It's great that you're starting to feel a bit better now :) Glad Reece is settling into his new house well, bet you're loving the fact he's only round the corner now! I'm loving the sunshine too, lighter evenings make me so happy! xo

    ohhelloitshannah.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you lovely! Haha yes it is great. It gives me the chance to get out of the house properly and get some fresh air! Yes me too :) xxx

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  4. Such a sweet post! I go in and out of doing yoga myself. I do much better when I go to a yoga studio, but I feel calm no matter where I do it. Perhaps I'll give it a go again now that I've read this. But anyway, I'm happy you're feeling brighter this week. I hope you carry it through those to come. XOXO

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    1. Thank you!! Aw I'm glad I've motivated you to back and do it :) thanks so much that's so kind xx

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  5. Love this post, I think it's a great idea to look back on and remember all the positive things that went well in your life! Hope the happiness and positivity continues :) xxx
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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    1. Thank you Becky!! Yes I agree, it's great to appreciate the good moments xx

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  6. So sorry to hear you're going through a difficult time but you're definitely approaching it the good way! I used to deal with finding it hard to be positive but I've definitely found appreciating the little things helps a lot! You're doing amazingly and should definitely be proud! xx

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    1. Thank you so much!! Yes it helps to appreciate the little things :) they're just as important!!xx

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  7. Glad you got your mojo back! Have a lovely week x

    Blessings,
    Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  8. yoga with Adriene is the best! I use her videos to get motivated to practice more yoga =o)

    also glad you got your blog mojo back =o)

    http://dreamofadventures.blogspot.com/

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  9. Great post Lauren! I love posts with life updates, I feel you get to know the blogger a little better. I really want to try yoga so going to give that routine a try. That's great news about your boyfriend living closer too - will be good for times when your feeling low knowing he's nearby. Good on you for sorting counselling - it's a big step to make and you should be so proud of yourself!

    Amy | www.typicalamy.com

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    1. Thank you Amy! Me too. I hope you enjoy the routine :) yeah exactly it's great! Thanks so much xx

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  10. I'm so happy to hear you're feeling better and have your mojo back - it's such a good feeling when that happens! Also how great that your boyfriend has moved closer to you. I'm sure you'll create lots of new memories together in his new house :) xx

    Charlotte | Just Charlotte

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    1. Thanks so much Charlotte! Yes it really is such a good feeling and I really hope we will :) xx

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  11. Lovely post Lauren :) I've been struggling a bit with my mental health too, but reading posts like this really puts a smile on my face :) I've been really keen to start doing yoga too but typing yoga into youtube was enough to put me off! Will definitely check out the channel you suggested :) Great news about your boyfriend moving closer too!

    Hannah xx
    www.hannahemilylane.com

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    1. Thank you Hannah! Aw I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you feel better soon lovely. I'm glad this post made you smile though. I hope the suggestion helps you :) all the best to you xx

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