Monday, 29 February 2016

What's Been Wonderful | February 2016

Hello there ! 

This month has been brilliant for me , I've had more happy moments than I can count and I'm handling the bad moments better :) I wanted to start doing a monthly favorites post each month again  however I wanted to keep Don'tBurstMyBubble really focused on positivity so from now on every month I will be posting a favorites post with  a twist. 'What's Been Wonderful' will be a collection of my favorite positive little things that I've learnt and found in the past month. I really hope you enjoy !

Positive Affirmation 

'Today is going to be  a good because because I will make positive choices to make it that way .'

Article 

I'm a big fan of Psychologies magazine and this month I read an article talking about self confidence. It was a pretty long article and  I took a lot from it but what  I found really interesting was a piece of research into how your posture affects your confidence. It found that sitting up straight and openly for even just two minutes a day affects your brain chemistry to become more confident. The article als talked about how if you adopted a better posture for a few minutes before an interview ( or any anxiety provoking situation) it's more affective than trying to do it once you're already in the situation as that can make you feel fake.

Favorite Quote For Hopeful Notes 



Blog 

Rainbow-Rose Blossom is a wonderful blogger who is all about self love and giving yourself all the kindness you desserve . She's one of the post inspirational people you could have in your BlogLovin feed and her endless passion, love and positivity always means that seeing she's posted brightens my day . I always look forward to visiting her blog and Rainbow is the person who first introduced me to self love. Please check her out, I know you'll love her as much as I do :)

What's made me smile ? 

Just look how cute my girlfriends kitten is ! She's so sweet and I love playing with her :)



What have I been grateful for ? 

Support from my friends over the last few months has been amazing, I've been completely over whelmed by their kindness and support. I couldn't be more grateful <3

Crystal 

I've suddenly become really interested in crystals ( The sparkly kind but I'm also loving Crystal the blogger so check her out as well hehe because she has her own kind of sparkle  ) and learning all their different benefits. This month I bought Prehnite which is a heart chakra and solar plexus ( power ) chakra stone and Prehnite it will protect your personal energy so you won't absorb other peoples negatve energy which is something I really struggle with , as a result it increases your energy . It also helps ease worries which is always a good thing :)



Increasing your well being 

Each month I want to include one small thing that I'd like to do over the up coming month to increase my well being :)  This month , I want to get up 15 minutes earlier so that I don't need to' rush and stress in your morning because that is when the stress hormone in your body is most active . With this extra time I'm planning to make my bed and make sure my room is tidy before I leave the house so I don't have a big mess built up at the end of the week :)

What have you been grateful for this month and how are you planning to improve your happiness / wellbeing / self this month ? Id love to hear from you in the comments !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

39 comments:

  1. Such an interesting note about how posture can build confidence! Although I do believe it, it seems like a lot of people nowadays are bent over their electronic devices. I'm definitely going to have to try that out as well!
    I love Rainbow, she's such a wonderful person :) (from what I've gathered reading her blog//youtube videos!)

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. I'd never thought about it until I read the article but I found it really interesting and i thinks it's definitely something worth trying :) Rainbow is one of the most inspirational people I know <3

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  2. Such a positive blog, and thoroughly inspiring. I love the increasing your well being idea - I'll have to try and change a little thing every month and reap the benefits!!

    TT @ http://introtoblurb.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you, I'm so happy you like it :) That's my plan because other wise you just just overwhelmed and give up within two days <3

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  3. Wonderful post, love it! :)
    I invite you to me, maybe follow for follow? :)

    veronicalucy.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm happy you like it ! Have a lovely day :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  4. Love the positive tone of this post. Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo Emily
    ditchtheheels.com

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    1. Thank you ! I hope you're having a lovely week :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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    1. I'm glad you like it ! Narla is definitely a sweetie :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  6. As always, such a happy, uplifting post, and so full of positive energy! :) Definietly something I needed on this otherwise miserable work day. :( x x That kitten is just too adorable! I've started getting up earlier recently, also, and I find that it really helps my morning routine. I hate being in a rush and stressing out, so having an extra half hour before work just to relax with some tea and watch some TV really helps! <3 Thanks for sharing, darling, hope your week is super awesome so far. x

    Kay
    Shoes and Glitter
    YSL lipstick giveaway!

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    1. Thank you so much :) Narla is lovely for a cuddle when I'm sad :) I agree it's so much never and way more relaxed not having to stress about not being ready :) I hope you have a great day <3

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  7. I really love your take on a February favourites and I adore how positive you are, it's a really lovely quality to have and I think we could all do with focusing on the good moments, not just the bad!

    Musings & More

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    1. I'm so happy you like it ! I think a positive attitude is essential to a good well being :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  8. Love all your pictures in this, and omg that cat!!
    So so so cute!
    Thank you for being so positive, I always look forward to reading your blog!
    Chloe ♡
    www.thoughtfulclouds.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you honey :) Hehe she's a lovely cat bless her :) I'm so glad , have a great week <3

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  9. I really love the positive affirmation! Today will be a good day because I will make positive choices to make it so, :D I love that! OMG!!! I'm not a big cat person but that kitty is sooo cute!! <3 I want to pet her <3 haha aww thanks for the shout out ;) haha I've heard so much about crystals and their healing powers, how is it going for you? Do you feel like they actually make a difference? I kind of want to get into them myself. They seem to have such nice calming feelings. I really like the power of your crystal. How does it work? Like do you just keep it on you at all times or is it just simply owning one helps with that? I'm really curious haha. Love the new post idea <3 :D Can't wait to read more of these <3 Hope you are having a lovely day Marianne x

    http://crystallizeddaisies.blogspot.com/

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    1. I often repeat that one to myself at the start of the day to put me in the right mindset to e positive about the day ahead :) I LOVE cats and my girlfriend has like 4 so it's no wonder I'm always round there ! Crystals are so interesting and I'm really enjoying learning all about them , I think they actually do make a difference, I don't fully understand how it works but there is a brief explanation in one of my books on crystals so I'll have a look and let you know but when I hold them or have them around me, I find I actually can feel energy from them :) Some crystals have specific places that it's good to keep them like so work best in the living room or under the bed, others for specific things it helps to wear them, it often tells you in crystals books :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  10. Posts like these are so nice to read! It's great to see other people bringing positivity and self-love into their own lives, and it's a little bit infectious! Your girlfriend's kitten made my heart happy, too, haha! Also, Rainbow is such a fantastic blogger! I'm so glad I came across her when I first started blogging!

    Erin
    http://sexycardi.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you, I'm happy you enjoyed it ! I think positivity is such an important aspect of mental health and I love promoting it ! Rainbow is absolutely amazing and I can't say enough how inspirational all her work with self love is :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  11. I hope March will be an amazing month for you, way better than February. That quote is so true! Your gf's kitten is so adorable and photogenic ^_^

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. I'm sure march will be brilliant if we make it that way :) Narla is definitely a cute kitten hehe :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  12. I love the concept of positive affirmation, it's something I practice as well :) This was such a lovely post, being grateful is undoubtedly the first step to happiness, I agree!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. I think they're just so easy to say to yourself at the start of the day and they can completely change your mindset throughout that day :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  13. I wish you the best with your little challenge for this month. I know it would be very hard for me to get up 15 minutes earlier that I usually do. I just love sleep way too much and any bonus minute makes me very happy. Also, that cat is effing adorable! I love it.

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Thank you hehe , I like my sleep but I think it's really worth the benefits because I'm so much happier throughout the morning :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  14. This is such a nice and calming post! I didn't know that about posture, I guess that's a good reason to start improving mine! Also, your girlfriend's kitty is beyond cute! This month I've been thankful for making new friends at college, my boyfriend, and the less snowy weather so my commute isn't so bad! :)

    www.vintagelillies.com

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    1. I'm so happy you found it calming :) I didn't realize either until I read the article :) Aw it's a great feeling when you're making new friends and I'm glad your commute is better now !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  15. Glad you had such a great month! The kitten is adorable :) xx
    www.chasingbelle23.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you ! I hope you have a lovely week :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  16. I love this idea Marianne! I am all about your positive posts and this one is such an excellent idea, kind of like a monthly gratitude journal, which is just brilliant! I also love crystals and learing about their healing properties, most of the jewelry I wear are natural crystals! You know I am also obsessed with Rainbow, that girl is the most inspiring, positive person I know, she is amazing! LOVED THIS! XO -Kim

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    1. Aww I'm so glad you like it! I love promoting positivity and was determined to do something positive with monthly favorites to re focus on all the good things we forget over the month ! I'd love to have some in jewellery because I think it would be great to always have them on you :) Rainbow is a simply wonderful person, one of the best I know :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  17. Amazing post, dear! :) Do you want to follow each other? If yes, please follow me with GFC and Google, instagram, write a comment
    and I follow you back :)

    With love.
    Diana.
    http://www.mirandabeautyworld.com/

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    1. Thank you honey :) Have a great day !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  18. I think it is important that you are giving yourself extra time each morning! The day always goes better when we are more focused and calm and that starts the minute we wake up! Thank you for sharing this wonderful post!

    Sara
    Happiness Talks
    www.happinesstalks.com (:

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    1. I'm finding it really helpful and I'm feeling much better in myself :) I think it's very important to get your day off to a positive start :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  21. Ooooo the Psychologies magazine sounds right up my alley! Oh my gosh your girlfriends kitten takes 1st place for cutest kitten ever, cuddles with her would brighten any bad day that is for sure! Nawww thank you sooo much for your sweet words and shout out Marianne, you bought tears to my eyes so thank you! <3 xoxox

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