Todays post is slightly different from my usual beauty posts. Today I wanted to talk about being happy. Everyone, absolutely everyone in the world has down days. Days where life just seems too much, too fast paced, too stressful or conversely days when life just doesn't seem up to par. In our social media obsessed/sharing everything world it can be so easy to look at what other people are doing and compare yourself. "Oh their life seems so much more interesting" or "Look how happy they are". We all do it and it can leave us feeling, well, pretty rubbish about ourselves.
Or sometimes things just don't seem to be going our way. What I have grown to learn is that this is all part of life, it's natural to have theses thoughts and feelings we are only human after all. I have also learned that life goes on. Whenever I am ever going through a rough time my dad always says to me "it won't last forever. No matter how bad things seems it will pass" and he is totally right!
I have just finished reading Oprah Winfrey's book call "What I Know For Sure". It is such an amazing and inspirational book filled with short snippets of life lessons and things which Oprah has come to realise and live by during her life. I would strongly recommend it to anyone. In her book she comes across as such a happy and positive person, a grateful person, learning from everything that has happened in her life.
She focuses a lot on taking time, firstly be thankful for everything, but secondly to enjoy the small pleasures in life. Now this will vary from person to person but it something that really can make us happier people. The law of attraction states that whatever you focus on will become more abundant therefore if we focus on being happy, positive and grateful then the more happiness, positivity and things to be grateful for will manifest in our lives. I agree that the mind is very powerful and what we think, we become.
As you will see I love quotes! Pinterest is my best friend when I am having a down day as I just love scrolling through positive quotes to give me a little boost. I think its important to take time to do things that make you happy and take time for yourself. For me, on down days I like to light my favourite candles, have a nice bath, watch a movie in bed, bake or read. It's also amazing how much better taking the time to do my make up nicely makes me feel! It really is tiny little things that can lift your mood.
Every night before I go to sleep I also like to mentally make a list of everything that I was grateful for in that day whether it be something big like my family and my home or something seemingly insignificant like the smoothie that I really enjoyed or that I got time to practice some yoga. It's all about what makes you fee good and happy!
So the next time you are feeling down or just need a boost of happiness remember that everyone has days, weeks or even months where they feel like this, it's natural. Try to focus on the positives in your life. Be grateful for even the smallest things, there is always something to be grateful for. Don't compare your behind the scenes to other peoples highlight reel and remember that not everyday is good but there is something good in everyday. Oh and smile, it's a privilege to be alive :)