Everyday Life Well-being

Life in Lockdown Update

June 4, 2020

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I’ve not written anything for over a month. When COVID-19 kicked off and lockdown first started, I found writing to be therapeutic. Despite the less than ideal circumstances, lockdown was novel. I’d been given the gift of time and I could finally do all the things that I’d been struggling to do. I slowed down and started enjoying a slower pace of life. I was writing regularly, ploughing through college work, tidying the house, de-cluttering,…

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Everyday Life Travel

Walking The Rothay Circuit

May 27, 2020

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Walking The Rothay Circuit was first published in August 2014, and updated in May 2020. The Rothay Circuit is one of my favourite walks in the Lake District, and as it’s National Walking Month, I wanted to give it a shout out. An 8-mile route, starting and ending in either Ambleside or Grasmere (we always start in Ambleside), it’s a walk we’ve done so many times I’ve lost count. If we head to the lakes …

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Health Well-being

April was Stress Awareness Month

April 30, 2020
Cherry blossom tree

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The month of April was Stress Awareness Month. Ironically, with the current global situation it seems fairly appropriate. Stress is the body’s reaction to change and comes in two forms: eustress which is good stress, and distress which is negative stress. While some stress can be good for us and feel exciting, like going on a roller coaster, negative stress can feel unpleasant. It can put us under pressure, cause us to feel anxious and…

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Everyday Life Well-being

The Highs and Lows of Dealing with COVID-19 Lockdown

April 3, 2020
Magnolia tree against blue sky

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Last week I wrote a blog post called Adjusting to Life at Home. Having experience of working part-time and also 7-years of being self-employed, I know a thing or two about being at home and getting organised. Creating a healthy daily routine, eating well, getting dressed, and exercising daily are all things that have helped keep me on track. It sounds simple. But I’ve come to realise, there’s a huge fucking difference between being self-employed…

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Health Well-being

Adjusting to Life at Home

March 26, 2020

Follow my blog with Bloglovin A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post called 6 Activities to Help with Smartphone Overuse. I talked about Smartphone addiction and how being connected to everything 24/7 is taking its toll on our mental health. I encouraged people to look up from their phones and start exploring more practical ways to spend their time. Little did I know just a couple of weeks later, staying active and finding practical ways to keep…

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Content Writing Well-being

6 Activities to Help with Smartphone Overuse

March 23, 2020
Smartphone overuse

6 Activities to Help with Smartphone Overuse, was first published on 12th March 2020 and updated on 23rd March 2020. Little did I know that just a couple of weeks after writing this post, the topic of staying active and finding practical ways to keep ourselves occupied, would be so relevant. I think now more than ever, we need to step away from our phones and concentrate on activities that help our mental health, rather than hinder it. Smartphone overuse…

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Content Writing Well-being Workouts

How to Stay Hydrated During Exercise

March 19, 2020
A couple out hiking

How to Stay Hydrated During Exercise was first published in July 2018 and updated in March 2020. The 16th – 22nd March is Nutrition and Hydration Week, so it seemed appropriate to update this post about how to stay hydrated during exercise. Looking after ourselves by eating properly and staying hydrated is important at the best of times. But during this crazy Coronavirus pandemic, staying fit and healthy by feeding our bodies correctly, is crucial. Although staying hydrated is important…

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Content Writing Well-being

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Content Writer

March 3, 2020

A content writer does more than write website copy. A content writer can help with many areas of your business, including running social media accounts, writing newsletters and maintaining your blog. Last week, I looked at why it’s important to have a blog for your business. This week, I wanted to share the benefits of hiring a content writer to look after it for you. Why You Should Hire a Content Writer Your to-do list is always a work in…

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Content Writing Well-being

5 Reasons Why You Should Start A Blog For Your Business

February 27, 2020

With information so readily available, we walk around with the internet conveniently tucked away into our pockets. In a matter of seconds, we can be online accessing our favourite websites and for many of us, we can run a business from our mobile phone. The whole world is at our fingertips and we’d be crazy not to take advantage of it. If you’re a small business owner, chances are you’ve got a website, several social media accounts, and possibly an…

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