January Self-Care Checklist


January Self-Care Checklist

Self-care is all the rage on the internet right now and I think that’s great. If we are to build up and encourage others, then we need to make sure we are looking after ourselves. Last week, I wrote a post on things to do when you’re feeling down and I promised to share my January self-care checklist with you. A list like this is a really good way for me to keep track of all the things I’ve done to keep my emotional and mental well-being healthy.

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What Books Am I Reading This Year?

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What Books Am I Reading This Year

While I’m still churning out my propositions for 2017 after my yearly goals post, and the one about the cruelty-free make up brands I’ll be supporting this year, I thought that I would expand on one of those goals I made. To read 24 books.

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I’m Supporting These Cruelty-Free Make Up Brands In 2017

I made a vow last year to be more intentional and so I’ve started to be more intentional with my purchases. Last October, I shared why I’m changing my make up buying habits and why you should try cruelty-free too and now I’m going to be sharing some of my favourite brands and tell you why I’m supporting them this year.

I'm Supporting These Cruelty Free Brands in 2017

I have recently become so obsessed with learning how to do my own make up, especially as I’m doing my own (and probably my bridesmaids’) for my wedding next year. For someone who up until the middle of last year wore nothing but mascara, I have certainly come a long way. I’m really looking forward to discovering lots of cruelty-free brands this year, but I’ve put together a list of six of my favourites right now for you.

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10 Things To Do When You’re Feeling Down

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10 Things To Do When You're Feeling Down

We all feel down from time to time and sometimes we just need a little pick-me-up. Since it’s part of my blog’s mission to share how I’m being intentionally optimistic, here are some things I recommended doing if you are feeling down and need to cheer yourself up.

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Seven Instagram Accounts I’m Loving Right Now

Hi, friends! How are you all doing today?

One of my January Goals was to establish plans for all of my social media accounts and within the last week or so I’ve really had a brainwave. I finally found a focus to help with Twitter (I’m microblogging on there each day) and I’ve been really inspired over on Insta. In fact, I’ve nearly reached my goal of 300 Instagram followers by the end January! I say nearly, you might notice that I have already reached this target but my I do keep fluctuating in my follower number so I’ll call it a success at the end of the month if it is.

Today I want to share some Instagram accounts that really inspire me and motivate me to improve my photography, my engagement, and have helped me to better understand how bloggers can really flourish on this platform.

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2017 Goals

Happy New Year, friends! I was initially dreading 2017 coming because I’m not a fan of odd numbers, but I am so glad it has finally arrived. 2016 was a controversial year for me but now I’m ready for a fresh start and to really chase my dreams.

2017 Goals

Last year I made goals but they weren’t intentional enough for me to be able to achieve anything so I sat myself down and asked myself where I wanted to be at the end of 2017 and ta-dah! I came up with these eight intentional goals for the year.

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