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Getting that positive lifestyle | tips

In the past I've never given much thought to whether I'm a positive or a negative person, but if you were to ask me whether my glass was half full or half empty, I'd probably tell you it needed a top up (both metaphorically and pour me some more rosé), which is why recently I've strived to become more of a positive and motivated person, so here's my tips on doing so.

#1 Reinforce yourself with motivational phrases

I don't know why but I have a bit of a thing for reading quotes and trying to apply them to my life, which is why I decided to stick one on my bedside table where I'd see it daily. Etsy and notonthehighstreet have great prints that are motivating but I decided to go for a cheaper alternative and carry out some DIY, so I wrote a quote I liked out on word, printed it out, framed it and voila, instant motivation.

And if artwork isn't your thing, then try following insta accounts like @motivated_type or setting your phone background as a quote that motivates you off google images.

#2 Get some fresh air

Whether its opening a window or going for a walk, listening to the birds chirping and feeling the breeze helps me stop for a minute and remember some of the simple pleasures of life, relaxing my mind - even if only for 10 minutes or so.

#3 Sweat it out

I'm forever hearing about the positives of exercising for stress-relief, but for me one of my favourite aspects about going to the gym is that you don't have time to think about anything else. Try focusing on the TV/music, doing another 8 reps AND whatever stressful situation was on your mind, you'll forget about it straight away!

#4 Take care in what you eat

Yes everyone goes on about how eating healthy makes you feel better and yes it can be really annoying but its also kinda true. Filling yourself with goodness, even if it means spending a little more money on food, will make you feel better on the outside too. Take time to cook and bake food which will make you feel good in the long run, and keep the microwave meals and 3 for £1 sweets for when you need them most.

#5 Remember you're only human, and so is everyone else

If being more motivated means you write yourself a hell of a long to-do list and you don't end up completing it, don't worry! Instagram might make it look like everyone else has their shit together and you're the only one feeling like Bridget Jones, but promise you that ain't true.

Hope you can relate to some of these, I'm also planning a post on staying de-stressed at uni so let me know if you like these lifestyle posts so I can schedule in more!


  1. These are some great tips! Diet and positive mantras are very important :)

  2. Great tips~! These made my day <33

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  4. I agree with all of these, especially the motivational quotes and eating well. A healthy mind & healthy body = happy life :) xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  5. I can definitely relate to all of these. Lately I've been so stressed out, and I really need to stop and take a breather. Thanks for the reminder. :)
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

  6. Great tips, thank you for sharing. :) <3 Fresh air always works for me whenever I'm feeling down, anxious or stressed. Also, I started dieting lately and I'm very surprised by how much eating healthy has affected me (in a good way!). x


  7. I used to ignore the advice about exercising... But since getting free gym membership with work I've taken up weights - and I'm realising that it really does help with mental health as much as physical health!

    Claire // Technicolour Dreamer


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