How to be kind to yourself in January

First post of 2019 alert! The back end of 2018 was a quiet time for The Positiff Blog. But with good reason. Studying, a busy schedule and some little dark period of anxieties, illness and not much motivation meant that writing wasn’t on my mind. You have to want to do something to do it properly right?

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Why staycations can be the best vacations

A lot can be said for the humble UK break. It was all I ever knew growing up. My Mum and Dad would pack us into the car, up to our eyeballs in suitcases and pillows, the windbreak and bucket and spades crammed between us, for the 5 hour drive down to Cornwall nearly every year until we were 16 – and we loved it. We knew no different. But we did know we were in for 2 weeks of relaxed parenting, ice cream on tap and pretty much an anything-goes attitude whilst away from our usual routine.
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Avoiding negativity and staying true to yourself

This week I have found myself spouting that old chestnut ‘life is too short’ on repeat to myself and to my best friends. Those 4 little words couldn’t be more true and it’s great to remind ourselves during periods of negativity, drama or stress that there really is so much more to life than silly spats and unnecessary negativity. Continue reading

How To Spend Valentine’s When You’re Single

It’s that time of year again. All the shops cram in the bright red roses, cutesy teddy bears and over the top chocolates. It’s all a bit of an assault on my senses as I embrace another Valentine’s Day as a singleton. Valentines has always been a bit of a bugbear of mine. I don’t think you other half should use that one day as an excuse to show you more love than usual, it’s all a bit forced and who likes anything that’s forced? If you’re single, why not treat yourself and do some of these things when the date rolls around? Self love is the best love after all! Continue reading

Why Your Weight Doesn’t Determine Your Worth

This post is one I definitely feel passionate about writing so soon after Christmas. If you read my last post all about my realistic resolutions, you may have noticed that weight loss was not on the list. I’m a firm believer in feeling your best and treating your body the right way by eating well and moving more, but this year, it’s not going to be the focus of my existence.

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