Why I love blogging

Why I love blogging

Blogging has been a huge part of my life these past seven years. It has enabled me to forge a career that I love, has enabled me to make some lifelong friends and has come a long way from when I first started, sitting in our little cottage at my desk wondering what to do. Since then, so much has happened. The blog has seen the birth of two kids, an engagement, a whole new career. I love blogging for so many reasons but here are just a few: You can make a living from it Not everyone will want to and that’s fine. Some may do it full time, some may do it part time but the opportunity to make a living from doing something you love is there. Whether you rely solely on your blog, your social media or freelance on the side – something that has become possible because of blogging, the fact that you can make a living from it still blows my mind. You can make awesome connections I’ve made so many awesome friends and some great connections with...
Spring resolutions for your home, lifestyle and health

Spring resolutions for your home, lifestyle and health

Am I the only person who thinks that making resolutions in the new year is a complete waste of time? By that, I don’t mean that resolutions per se are the issue, just that January is the wrong time to be making them. Think about it, it is cold, dark, we have that feeling of malaise that comes straight after the fun and excitement of Christmas, and then we expect that we will be able to comply with our new, self-inflicted rules that make us try to give up alcohol, chocolate, cigarettes, or try to help us get fit by joining a gym or starting a new exercise regime. No wonder so many of us give up within a couple of weeks! I think Spring is a much better time to try to start some new regimes and basically get our life and home in order. The sun is shining, the days are longer, and we are in a much better frame of mind than we were when we had just finished with turkey and tinsel. If you are looking to turn your so-so life into a wonderful...
7 proven ways music makes your life better

7 proven ways music makes your life better

A lot of studies show that music has a vast impact on your behavior and mood. No matter what genre of music you are into, you may agree that music makes your life better. Here are seven scientifically proven ways music can improve your life: 1. It can make you relax and reduce stress levels A lot of people turn to relaxing music instinctively when they are stressed. However, research shows that music can actually help with stress. A research backs up that particularly slow classical music is really good to relieve stress. One study also proved that it is much better when it comes to dealing with anxiety than anti-anxiety medication. It was discovered through blood pressure readings that listening to jazz or pop music has a similar rejuvenating effect as absolute silence. 2. It can pump you up for your workout Do you feel that you perform better while listening to music when you work out? It is probably because you do. A research shows...

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