Monday, 10 November 2014

Don't Forget To Smile Today


Happy Monday everyone! For most, today will just be 'one of those days', I mean, I find the majority of my week tends to be sometimes, so I thought what better day than a Monday to post and write this on. I just wanted to talk a bit about happiness as I can honestly say I am feeling so happy at the minute and this 'Don't Forget To Smile Today' sticker I got from My Little Box just rang so true that I just couldn't not share it... 

We can get so caught up in our busy lives that we can forget to do things that we love and make us happy. We get used to things, perhaps change can seem daunting but if in the long run it'll make us feel better about life in general then it's so worth doing. That can be a big change, a few little ones or just something to make you feel that bit better instantly. Like listening to your favourite song or getting back into that band you used to love. Popping on your fave lipstick (pictured is a lovely one from MDM Flow, how cute is the packaging?!) or having a sweet treat. Spending time with your best friend, someone you love. That kind of thing. It can be as big or small as you like, just do it, you'll feel so much better for it in the long run. I'm not saying don't do things like go to work if you don't feel like it, I mean a girl's gotta earn a living, but maybe do something after to make you feel better, or before? Perhaps even both. 

I'm feeling really happy with life at the minute and a lot of that is down to changes I've made and things I'm totally getting into doing. I'm quite lucky to absolutely love my job and the people I work with, I'm making sure to spend my time around people that keep me feeling positive about everything and that is helping so much too. I'm doing things I love, and trying to not stress about not being able to do as much as I'd like, I will get everything I need to do done at some point. There is only so much time in the day after all...

I can be a really disorganised person, I mean I like to think I'm not that bad but I can be, but I've found that giving myself this Monday, Wednesday, Friday and a video on Sunday routine has just made me feel so much better about doing this and creating content for you all. I honestly cannot tell you how happy making videos has been making me. I bloody love it. I get excited filming it (albeit a little stressed sometimes, which we can definitely see in the outtakes, oops!) and then seeing it come together when I edit it and then finally put it out there come Sunday for everyone to see. It's a super long process and if you don't make videos, you probably don't realise quite how long it does take, but I love every second of it and right now I wouldn't change that for the world. Every comment, every thumbs up and every view puts the biggest smile on my face and that's because I'm so proud of something I've worked so hard to put out there and because of that happiness it gives me, I just can't see me stopping that any time soon. (Here's a link to my channel if you'd like to see what I've been up to, honestly cannot tell you how excited that makes me to say... Eek!)

Obviously I still love writing posts on this blog. I told you how excited I was to put my new design out there and how inspired that made me feel and of course, that's still the case. I never would have written a post like this before. It was all beauty reviews and although I did enjoy that, I just didn't find the content to be as riveting to write and it almost started feeling like a chore. I'm changing up my content, adding back in a little Fashion, adding in the new spin of lifestyle and of course the regular videos will be included! It's so much more enjoyable to write now, and I'm hoping so much more enjoyable to read too... Although don't be shy to tell me if I'm wrong there, of course I'd love to know if you'd prefer differently. It is you reading it after all. 

So that's just a little bit of how I'm feeling at the minute, I mean it's not fine and dandy all of the time in Lorna Land, but there are a few things that are just keeping that smile on my face that bit longer. 

Go on, treat yourself to something you love to do, you deserve it. 

What makes you happy? 

Lorna x
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