Sunday, 7 February 2016

Lost In A Book

After seeing this tag on Aislings Beauty Bytes blog, I really wanted to do it myself. If you know me, you know I am such a huge bookworm. I love books so you best believe I am going to talk about them! 

Do you have a certain place at home for reading? 
If I'm going to be reading for a few hours, I like to be comfortable so I will just get cozy in bed. 

Bookmark or random piece of paper?
I used to have quite a few bookmarks, but they've literally all disappeared! I use a random piece of paper as I cannot stand folded book pages, if you are one of them people; why why why? 

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop at a chapter?
No matter what book it is, I have to stop at a chapter. I've never been able to just stop anywhere, it makes me feel really weird so I definitely have to stop at a chapter. 

Do you eat or drink whilst reading? 
Sometimes I'll have a drink or a snack, but I would never eat a meal whilst reading as I like to keep my books in very good condition - they're like my babies!

E-reader or real book? 
Definitely a real book! 

Music or TV while reading? 
No way, I like to read in complete silence so I can take everything in and just lose myself in the book. 

One book at a time or several at once? 
One book at a time! 

Reading at home or everywhere? 
I mostly read at home, but I have read at a local park area near me, and it was really quiet and actually really nice. 

Reading aloud or in your head? 
In my head, I take it in more. 

Fiction or non-fiction?
100% fiction! I've never really read non-fiction apart from when I've had to, like for school or something and I just couldn't get into it. 

Do you read ahead or skip pages? 
I never ever skip pages, but I do have a really bad habit of reading the last page of a book and I annoy myself when I do it but I just can't help myself!

Break the spine or keep a book like new?
I like them looking new, but sometimes a little spine breaking is unavoidable.  

Do you write in your books? 
Never! I feel like I would be ruining them and they're my babies! If I really wanted to, I would leave a post it note instead. 

Your favourite book? 
I feel like after every good book I read, I always say it's my favourite so it literally changes all the time. If I had to I would say either the Divergent series or It's Kind of a Funny Story. 

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you do this tag so I can check it out. Thank you for reading! 


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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Things To Do When You're Sad

Getting sad occasionally is normal, in fact I guess in a way it's healthy. Life isn't exactly all sunshine and rainbows and it's okay to feel sad sometimes. However, when you are feeling a bit down in the dumps, it's important to remember that it isn't going to last forever. It may not seem it now, but things will get better because the good (but also scary) thing about life is that everything is temporary. 

Listen To Music 
Depending on how down I'm feeling, the music I listen to differs. Sometimes I like to listen to sad music because it makes me feel like I'm not alone and I can also relate to the lyrics, whereas sometimes I listen to happy music that can lift me up. There are some great 'Mood' playlists on Spotify which I would recommend looking through! 

Read A Book
I love reading no matter how I'm feeling, but it's especially great when you're feeling sad because you can just pick up a book and lose yourself in a world that isn't yours and forget about why you were even feeling sad in the first place. 

Take A Walk 
It's good to get out of the house when you're not feeling 100%, fresh air is good. I often like to walk to a park area near me listening to music, and then I'll sit on the bench in front of the lake and read, or sometimes I take my camera with me. It doesn't really give me a chance to think about why I'm sad and I just get lost in whatever I'm doing. 

Watch A Movie Or TV Show 
Watch one of your favourite films or TV shows, anything that makes you feel happy! '10 Things I Hate About You' is my go to movie, it's one of my absolute favourites and it always makes me feel better. If I want to watch a TV show, it will most likely be 'The Vampire Diaries' or 'Friends'.

Dance It Out 
Put on some good music and just dance it out. You could do this with a sibling, or a friend, or even just by yourself. It will most likely make you feel better and probably make you laugh too! 

Take A Relaxing Bath
Add in a bath bomb if you have one, I recommend one from Lush, or just have a bubble bath. Put on some calming music, or some Netflix and just relax

Lastly, remember that you're bloody amazing and you're doing a great job. 

I hope this blog post helped you in some way, thank you for reading!


P.S I'm changing my post day to Sunday as it's just more convenient for me, there may also be mid week posts like this one but I'll always tweet about it! All my social media is down below. Hope you're having a great week so far!