February, Gratitude. March, Manifesting.

Tomorrow is a fresh start, a new month, new goals. But, before we prep for a new month and make new goals, aspirations and manifestations we must look back on last month and recognise what we have already achieved and be grateful for them.

What did I achieve in February?

As February has been a time for the weather getting warmer, I have been able to spend more time outside, which is something that makes me very happy! I have been walking near enough everyday and on one occasion even managed to walk over ten miles in a couple of hours. I have even started to pick up running which is something I have always pushed to the side because I’m too tired or am not feeling it. On several occasions I have even ran to my local park to do a morning workout, doing anything from ab crunches and squats. Exercise is something I don’t want to do but I absolutely love the feeling after a workout, so I am so proud of myself for pushing through and achieving this most days.

What am I grateful for?

I am grateful for so many things right now, such as due to the this pandemic and being advised to stay home, I had to return to my hometown to live with my mum and sister, which I don’t normally do. I have also been able to focus all my time on myself as there is literally nothing else to do. I have been able to work on my spirituality, my blog, my YouTube, my Instagram and all things that make me happy!

Now I have realised what I am already grateful for right now, I can make plans for the future of what I want to achieve..

What are my goals for March?

My goals for March are to keep up the fitness, and to still spent so much time outside as it’s my happy place. Ideally I would love to set a goal everyday to do 10,000 steps, but obviously everyone needs a rest day. This month I also want to book my driving test for after the pandemic so I can get it done and dusted and pass it sooner rather than later. I also want to keep saving at the rate I am because the more I safe the sooner I will get my own home!

What am I manifesting for March?

At the beginning of the year I did a tarot card reading for the whole year, where I get one card per each month of the year and my card that I received for March was a card implying that this month was going to bring change. So, I feel like my manifestations for this month are for the positive change to enter my life and make it better. I am manifesting for happiness and health for myself, family, friends and all around them.

I have absolutely loved making this blog. It’s made me so grateful for things in my life right now, even though things are crazy right now, there is always something to be grateful for. It’s also made me so motivated to achieve my goals. I would love to know what you are grateful for right now and what you are manifesting for the month of March?

Let me know if you enjoyed this type of blog, as I can make it a monthly thing? Also, I have recently posted a “February Favourites” YouTube video all about my favourite purchases from February. If you are interested in taking a look please click the link below..

https://youtube.com/channel/UCUZhpfbmp6H8XGVKuVz2gSA

Make sure to take for yourself some time soon and realise what you are grateful for right now in this crazy world. Also, make sure to make some sort of goals for the next month to keep you motivated, even if it’s just making your bed everyday.

Please stay safe,

Lots of love,

Em🦋💙

Kind Gestures at Christmas Time..

This blog I am very passionate about this year. When I am speaking about kindness in this blog, it isn’t something that you only perform at Christmas, or something that should only be used because the world has gone crazy. Kindness, is something that should always be used, in everyday life, no matter if you know someone or not. You never know what someone is going through in their life.

Picture from Pintrest..

1) I always believe when you see an old person out in public, you should always at least hello to them. The elderly, tend to go days without speaking to anyone, so you just smiling and greeting them, could make their day!

2) Smile. If you smile and someone doesn’t smile back, what’s the issue? Nothing. You’ve lost nothing, it doesn’t cost you to smile. A smile could change someone’s day. This year is abit tricky as masks are in the way. But, I believe if you smile properly, you can see it in the eyes and that’s better than nothing, if you ask me!

3) Help the homeless. Christmas can be hard at the best if timed for someone with a home and a family. Imagine you don’t have a home to spend Christmas, or a family to see. Your couple of pounds change form the shop, could you spare it to someone who has nothing? Could you afford a hot drink to someone who is sat in the cold 24 hours a day. Or give the change to a charity who will help people have a Christmas dinner this year!

If you do anything this Christmas, please just make a difference. Whether it’s to one persons life, five peoples life’s, or a hundred peoples life’s. Just make a difference, a differences is a no matter how big or small. Be kind. Stay safe. Share the love!

A Healthy Relationship..

As today is my four year anniversary with my other half, I decided to do something a little different and do a post on relationships. I wanted to do a small blog on what I think the top three things needed in a healthy relationship are.

1) Friendship. Personally I think there is no relationship without a friendship. My boyfriend is one of my best friends. I wouldn’t say he is my best, best friend because that’s where you can loose a side of live, when you push friends away for a relationship. You need to have a life outside off your relationship. But, I do love spending time with him, We have so much fun together. I can be my full self around him, I do think that’s the problem with relationships now a days, you only show one side of yourself to them. My boyfriend knows my weird side, my partying side, my crazy side, my emotional side, my caring side, my angry side, my family oriented side. A life partner needs to know all sides of you, and not necessarily love every side of you but accept every side of you.

2) Honesty. This is very important in a relationship. You need to be honest. If you tell one small lie at anytime in your relationship then your partner is most probably going to question everything you say from that moment, so it’s better to just tell the truth and be honest. On the other hand of this I also feel like some things are better unsaid. I have had relationships when I was younger before being with boyfriend now, and I feel like before his time he doesn’t need to know about. He knows certain things such as things I have been through from my past but some key things (such as names and bigger details etc) he doesn’t need to know and I feel it will only interfere with our relationship if he knew.

3) Communication. Good communication is key in any relationship, family, love interest or friendship. You need to know how to communicate properly otherwise that’s how issues arise. If you feel a certain way then you need to communicate it to your partner, nobody is a mind reader, you need to communicate how you feel. Things can also get lost in communication, such as someone may take a conversation in a different way to somebody else. You could say that you’re going to meet at four, but someone may take that as leaving at four rather than meeting at four. This is where you need to communicate properly or issues way come about. Never assume. Always communicate properly.

These were my three main points I think are needed in order to have a healthy relationship. This could be friendship, family or love relationship. What would your top three points be?

Manifesting and Gratitude.

I don’t really think a lot of people know what manifestation and gratitude are. Which is why I wanted to write this blog to share more information about the both of them, how to practice both activities and my perception on what the both of them are. I believe manifesting to the universe and practicing gratitude in everyday life is such a beautiful healthy thing. If this is something in which you are interested in, then please keep reading…

Manifesting..

Manifesting is when you tell the universe what you want in order to receive it. The saying “you attract what you put out” comes to mind when thinking about manifesting. Manifestation can also been seen as the “law of distraction”. If you say you’ll achieve something then you’re going to achieve it. This can also be performed wrong when done in a negative way, such as “I will never get my dream job, I’m not good enough”.

I believe that you should always be manifesting in life, the more you manifest, the more likely it to come to you and the quicker it will come to you. Anyone, can manifest. You don’t have to be of any religion. You don’t have to call yourself spiritual. You don’t have to be a confident person you just have to be someone who believes in themselves, that you are good enough to achieve anything in which you put your mind to. But you must when manifesting never say “I want”. Manifesting is all about positivity and believe that you will achieve your dreams, because you will.

Gratitude..

Gratitude is when you notice what you are grateful for. I strongly believe you always have something to be grateful for in life. Let’s say you come home from work after having a rubbish day? You came home. You have a roof over your head. You have a job. There is something to always be grateful for in your life, it’s about noticing it and using gratitude daily.

Gratitude can be used at any time, if you are feeling negative in a certain situation you could, stop what you are doing and notice three things in life that you are grateful for. I can guarantee you’ll feel better about yourself. I prefer to at the end of the day, journal my gratitude. Noticing what I have in my life, such as family, friends, a good job, a hobby. To even the things you may not may recognise that you should be grateful to have, like food on the table, a roof over your head, a warm bed etc. Anyone can perform gratitude, in fact I believe that performing gratitude in life can make you a better person. It makes you see life in a different light. You will be more of a happy positive person.

Manifesting and gratitude can be can be done in several ways, one being vocally. You can say out loud to yourself “I will achieve my dreams” or “I am grateful for my family”. If saying it out loud to you would make you feel uncomfortable you can always manifest and use gratitude vocally, but in your head, you could tell yourself what you are grateful for or what you are going to achieve through thoughts. I personally still believe that the universe can hear your thoughts. Another way of manifesting or performing gratitude is that you could do it physically through a vision aspect by writing it down, this is the way in which I prefer to do it as I feel like writing things down gets the stress off of my mind. If I am stressing about achieving something in my life, I will manifest it by writing it down several times. “I will get my dream job” etc etc. Journaling is often a great way to clear your head. If you are interested in seeing a blog on journaling then leave a comment and I can get it out to you guys soon.

I hope you have learnt something from reading this blog, whether it be the meaning of these two words, or if you already knew what they meant, then I hope you’ve learnt about how I use manifestation and gratitude in my day to day life. If you have any question feel free to comment them below and I will get back to you, or if you would prefer to do it through a direct message then check out my Instagram which is emwinn_blog , you can find the link to this on my “contact me” page, and drop me a message. Stay safe.

Morning Routine for Happiness…

I strongly believe if you start your day in a positive way, then you will have a positive day. The question is, how do I do that? Well, I have certain things in which I do to start my morning off in a positive way. These things work for me but may not work for others because everyone is different and that is okay, but the ideas are worth a try.

Time Management

I love waking up with loads of time to spare, there is nothing worse than rushing to get ready, it will make you stressed and will give you a negative start to the day. Remember, to stop and breathe. In fact, when you first open your eyes, don’t move a muscle, lay still, take a few breaths and relax before your day.

Manifest and Gratitude

With lots of time to spare it is great to use this time to journal your thoughts, to write down what you are grateful for in your life and to manifest what you want from the universe and want to achieve in life. I would love to do a whole post on journaling, let me know if this is something you are interested. When journalling I love to have a cup of coffee and really take my time without my phone.

Put Yourself in a Good Mood

Starting your day off in a happy way can only be done by doing things that make you happy such as listening to your favourite song while getting dressed, or catching up on your favourite programme while doing your hair and make up.

Make Your Bed

Start as you mean to go on. Making your bed when you wake up to start your day is like a “you can’t get back in, it’s time to get up”. Also, you will thank yourself when the day is over and you return home to a tidy room.

Natural Lighting

While getting ready, open the curtains. Let the natural light in, the same with making the bed it’s like a start to the day. It will help you wake up and come to realise that the day is starting. This can also be done through a morning walk as this will also get you fresh air.

If you are wanting to switch up your morning routine for better, make sure you download the “fabulous” app. I would 100% recommend it is great at slowly switching up your routine day by day for the better.

What do you do in your morning routine?

Meaningful Quotes

If you follow me on Instagram (emwinn_blog) you’ll know by now that I absolutely love a quote, so much so that I even say them in everyday life. You’ll be surprised how many times I say “living my best life” when something good happens to me. So, I decided it was only right of me to do a blog post on some of my favourites. If this is something that you enjoy and you’d want to know more of favourite quotes, then give this post some love and let me know in the comments.

“Everything Happens for a Reason.”

This is such a meaningful one for me because I honestly believe it so much! Everything does happen for a reason, everything from relationships, to dropping your ice cream on the floor. Everything has a meaning, a deeper meaning than what you think. The most amazing part about it is the fact that sometimes you just don’t know what it means until later on in life. Such as, relationships you may be with someone and break up. Why? Because you weren’t meant to be? But why were you together in the first place? Why did you “waste time in life”? Time is never wasted, because everything happens for a reason. That reason you’ll know one day, just not today. But there is always a reason such as they were a lesson that you need to learn, such as how to be treated or to teach you what you need in your final life partner. It will all make sense, it just may not make sense right now. But, one day it will.

“I cannot stress over things in which I cannot control.”

This is something I don’t say to myself enough, although I am getting better at it. On the other hand, my other half is very good at saying it to me when I am stressed, which I am very grateful for. If you are stressed about something. Stop. Think about it. What is it really that’s stressing you out? Oh right? Okay? And, what can I do about that to stop it stressing me out. Speak to someone? Get it sorted? Stop spending money, if it’s money problems? But, what about when there is nothing that can be done about it? Stop stressing about it. I cannot stress over things I cannot control, it’s someone else’s problem then, not mine? Or if you have to wait until 9am until the shop opens to get the problem resolved, wait. You cannot open a shop that is closed. If I cannot control the situation that is stressing me out, then I will not waste my energy on it.

“You didn’t come this far to only make it this far.”

Just stop for one second and think about how much you have already been through in your life, I can guarantee that you have been through a lot and it would have made you so much stronger. Think about how much you’ve already gone through to get where you are today, so why go though all of it to only get to where you are? Push yourself. See how far you can go. See how much you can achieve. Don’t regret something in your life because you were afraid of what might happen. Think about when you’re 80 years old, sat in your arm chair thinking “oh I wish I’d tried that” or “I wish I wasn’t so scared to have done that”. No flip it, imagine sitting there telling your grandchildren how much you achieved because you wasn’t afraid to step outside of your comfort zone! Take on every challenge. Chase every dream. You didn’t come this far, to only come this far. See how far you can go!