8 August 2018

Four Decorating Mistakes I would Avoid If I Could Do Things Over Again

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Rushing to move in
As soon as I exchanged contracts and received my keys I started moving in my boxes and ordering in furniture.
In high insight that was a such a silly thing to do.
Coming from living with my family I literally owned nothing but clothes and makeup and bloody hair products lol which meant I would have had a blank canvas to decorate without having to move or manoeuvre around furniture or even me lol.

 I also didn’t own any items such as lamps, bookshelves or even soft furnishings. Everything had to be purchased brand new or where gifted to me (some of which I didn’t even know I needed) again if I had taken time to properly do my research and comparison shop instead of having a mad last minute dash to buy everything quickly and cheaply I would have saved myself from rebuying items because the broke, didn’t work properly or because I simply changed my mind.

Keep it real
The original décor in my flat was beige throughout walls and carpet not to my taste because I wanted to go grey, but great because style wise there were many ways I could work with what I had to make it work for me...
I didn't take into consideration how I am or the number of things that can go wrong with  beige carpets
I also have a friend that put white carpets in her home which look beautiful but she forgot to take into consideration her kids and her husband who is a massive kid. Those carpets did not last long lol!

Take space into consideration 
Don't give me the side eye for this but … I literally only purchased a tape measure recently ok I will be honest it was given to me at some home buying/decorating event I attended.
I literally purchased all of my furniture blindly with no regards to the limited space I actually had which I regret every time I stub my toe on the dressing table in my bedroom or I think about the unutilised space in the draws under my bed that I cannot actually open because my room is too small.

Buying online

While I love shopping online I have learnt that here as some things you should see in person before buying and my sofas are defiantly one of them. Yes they look cute and match my décor but they’re far from comfortable

What are some of your decorating mistakes?
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1 August 2018

This Is Why You Should Get Your Nap On

I have to be honest, I do love a nap lol.
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Unfortunately my busy doesn’t permit me to have them as much as I would like but every now and then the universe treats me to a cheeky hour in the afternoon to indulge but afterwards I do feel guilty about the many chores or responsibilities I could have taken care of instead of sleeping.

However numerous studies say that a cheeky 20-30 minute siesta can help improve your mood and general wellbeing.
I know right!

Check out some more napping benefits:

It can help increase energy and alertness throughout your day.
A nap will have you feeling refreshed, revived and awake.

Makes you less forgetful
Yes! 
You are less likely to forget things you are meant to do or even things you have learned if you are well rested.

Improved concentration
If you are sleep deprived you are more likely to make mistakes or missed things

Makes you eat healthier
Do you find that when you are more likely to reach for unhealthy food?
That is your body trying to refuel itself with sugars and fats to try to give you an energy boost that you wouldn’t need if you had that nap.

Helps manage stress
Just taking a short time out of your busy day recharge your batteries, can massively decrease daily stress and anxiety.

Sound good?

Here are a few tips to make sure you get the 
full benefits from napping:
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Set an alarm-
they say you should nap for 20-30 minutes so perhaps try setting alarm for 45 minutes which will allow you 15 minutes to actually fall asleep.
Opt for a place with dimmed lighting
 but not pitch black to make waking up easier

Pick the right time too early and you probably won't feel sleepy too late and you will find it harder to go to sleep at bedtime. around 1-3pm would be an optimal napping time.

If you cant schedule in regular naps or they are not your thing utilise when necessary

If I know I’m in for a light (And perhaps boozy night) having a nap beforehand is defiantly a must for me often meaning that I am more sociable and am less likely to go home after 1 hour.

What do you do to help manage daily stress?
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