Tuesday, 19 April 2016

I'll Be Back Soon, I Promise

Hey there !

I LOVE blogging and it's a massive part of my life. I love sharing what I've learnt, talking about positivity and making friends with all of you ! Seriously, I love you guys and you're all amazing :) Unfortunately it's exam season and I've tried and tried but I just can't revise and focus on my a levels AND write blog content that I'm proud of . I'm really sad that I'm not going to be posting for two months because I've been blogging non stop for over two years and I am going to miss all of you so much but hey, I promise I'll be back as soon as possible and if any of you end up feeling rubbish or need a virtual hug over the next few months, I always check my email so feel free to email me if you need anything .

For all of you sitting your exams soon then I want to wish you good luck and please remember that no exam is the end of the world so go out there, do your very best and if you don't pass, It will still work out in the end I promise <3

I love you all and will miss you so so much !

So until the 13th of June,

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

P.s. If you need me you can email me at : MyHappyBubbleXx@outlook.com

Friday, 15 April 2016

How to ... Get Into The Revision Mindset

Hey there !

So we're a few months away from final exams ... and it's getting scary and you REAALLLY want to do well but the idea of sitting down to revise sounds about as fun as throwing yourself into a pit of snakes ! Well, that's how I've been feeling for the past few weeks but I've finally worked out how to get myself into the revision mindset ! So now I've worked it out I thought I'd share it with you :)

Step One : Create Your Revision Space 

We've all heard that saying " Tidy room, tidy mind " and it works ! Make a space in your room completely clear so that you have lots of space to work and decorate it with lots of things that inspire you or make you feel happy to put you in  a good mind set ! A few things I have are :

  • Fairy lights 
  • Crystals 
  • A photo of me and my girlfriend 
  • insense sticks 

Step Two : Be Prepared 

Make sure you have everything you need; pencil case, paper , text books. EVERYTHING ! If you get up to get a pencil we both know you're not coming back until you've watched the entirety of netflix ;) 

Step Three : Dress Up, Make Up, Hair Up... Whatever Makes You Feel Up ! 

You're not going to be in the right mindset to work when you're in a pair of trackies with bed head . Make yourself look good so you feel fresh and motivated to do well . 

Step Four : Water 

Keep a glass of water ( I like it with ice ) on your desk. Staying hydrated is key to keeping your focus. 

Step Five : Prioritise 

Make a list of everything you need to do and then colour code it for high priority, medium priority and low priority work in that order . 

Step Six : Find Out When You Work Best 

I spent weeks trying to work all day and I literally got nothing done ! I got distracted and bored and for a whole day of misery I barely had an hours work to show for it. And then I realised, I'm a morning person ! So now I'm getting up early in the morning, working 7am - 1pm and then doing what I want to do in the afternoon so I have something to look forward to while I'm working :) 

Step Seven : Meditation Music 

I used to listen to music or have a film on in the background while I worked and it just didn't work because I just ended up distracted. But no one wants to sit in silence for five hours. So now I have meditation music up on youtube and it's brilliant ! I even found some especially to help you study, I'll leave a link here. 

I really hope this helps and I know you're going to great in all your exams so just work hard and believe in yourself ! I'd love to hear what you do to get in the revision mindset in the comments ! 

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

P.s. I'm super sorry I've missed Mondays positivity diaries, I had my french speaking exam this week so was revising none stop! I promise there will be one this Monday :) 

Friday, 8 April 2016

The Anti-Sadness Jar | DIY


Happiness is something we all strive for. After all, everybody wants to be happy :) So myself and Emma from the lovely little blog " Ems World" have been working together to think of ways to help you boost the focus on creating happiness in life so you can really live life to the full ! So pop over to Emmas blog to read a wonderful post she's put together on 'How to be more positive' for lots of helpful tips that will leave you bursting with sunshine :) Unfortunately, there are times when you're feeling what can only be described as a lil bit rubbish. And I can't stress enough that that's completely okay and you should always let yourself have the time to feel sad until you're ready to get up and going again and... well , as my girlfriend would say " Get your sparkle back ". So today I thought I'd show you a quick and easy DIY you can make to help you out in those moments when you're ready to put a smile on your face !

Step One : Get some bright colored paper ( I choose yellow add a little sunshine ) and draw lines down the page.

Step Two : Cut along the lines with scissors so that you get lots of strips.

Step Three : On each strip write something for you to do when you're sad to get your sparkle back. Or even a nice quote or a sweet message to yourself. Anything to make you smile.

If you're a little stuck , here are a few of my ideas :

  • Read a book
  • Make pancakes ( Pancake day doesn't come often enough ) 
  • Leave a hopeful note 
  • Bake a cake 
  • Go swimming 
  • Paint your nails 
  • Watch a comedy 
  • Play with kittens 
  • Have cuddles with a loved one 
  • Have a sing song ( There's very little a sing song can't make feel better ) 
  • Go shopping 
  • Draw 
  • Take yourself out for coffee 

Step Four : Pop these strips of paper into a mason jar and pick one out whenever you need a little extra sunshine in your life !

I'd love to hear how it turns out if you have a go at this ! What things would be on your jar ? I think it can be really helpful to have some go to ideas for when you're feeling down because when you're in  a bad place you're not always thinking straight so it's great to have a pre-made plan to get your sparkle back :)

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

P.s. I'm in exam season now so until the end of June I'm only going to be able to post twice a week ( Monday and Friday ) and I might end up missing a few posts but I'll do my best to stay on top of it !

Monday, 4 April 2016

Sunsets By The River | The Positivity Diaries

Hey there ! 

This week I've been off college and I've had such a lovely week ( well.. afternoons, I've been revising for exams in the morning hehe ) and it's been so good ! So it wasn't too difficult to find things to pop into my positivity diary this week :) What's been good in your week ? I can't wait to hear all about it in our little communal positivity diary in the comments !

Monday : I started putting together a 31 day self love challenge for a post I'm planning for you guys that I'm really excited about !

Tuesday : I watched the new " Bake Off: Creme de la Creme"  it wasn't as good as normal Bake Off but they made some pretty impressive stuff.

Wednesday : My girlfriend took me down to a river near her house that she likes and we sat on the riverbank and it was so beautiful ... very windy but sunny and peaceful and beautiful :) In some of the pictures we  took the sun was so bright you could see the rays in the photo !

Thursday : We went to the park with my girlfriends two year old cousin who's extremely cute, I had a great day <3

Friday : I went to my yoga class and I'm really starting to get into yoga and I'm trying to do it at home in between sessions as well . However I'm not particularly good .... I got stuck on the floor all twisted up and had to roll across the floor James Bond style while the whole class laughed at me to get out !

Saturday : Today we looked after my girlfriends other cousin who's just under a year old and is so cute especially when she found a little tiara in her play box :) Even though she conveniently only stopped crying and fell asleep five minutes before her mum came home hehe !

Sunday : I got to wear my new cat ears I picked up the other week .

So what are three good things that happened in your week ? It's amazing how thinking of all the good things and only focusing on them can really change your outlook on the week ahead !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

Friday, 1 April 2016

What's Been Wonderful | March 2016

Hello ,

So this months been great, I had a great day out at a craft fair with my girlfriend, remembered how much fun trampolines are ( seriously, who says those things are just for kids ) and bought three more crystals ! I can hardly believe it's time to right another post about all the positive things I've learnt this month.

Positive Affirmation

" I can and I will."

Favourite Quote For Hopeful Notes


Shoes and Glitter is the sweetest blog I've found in the last few months ! Kay is such a kind, genuine person and is always so bright and positive , her blog is the perfect place to go for a smile :)

What's Made Me Smile ?

Me and my girlfriend went to a craft fair and had a wonderful day together. You can read all about it in this post I wrote here. We made these pretty flowers !

What Have I Been Grateful For ?

My Girlfriend , I talk about her a lot on my blog probably because she's the most important person in my life but I honestly don't know what I'd do without her. You'd have to meet her to understand but she's the most gorgeous girl on earth and she lights the whole room up with her smile so yeah ... Go Georgie !

I look rubbish in this picture because it was at the end of a long day and sat on a very windy river bank, Georgie still looks beautiful ... but I'm pretty sure she cheats somehow because she always looks beautiful :)


Blue Lace Agate is a crystal that's meant to be great for reducing stress and helping you calm down ! It's also great for creativity :) I've also read, if you keep it by your bedside it can help you sleep deeper .

Increasing Your Well Being

Last month to increase my well being I got up a little earlier everyday so I could make my bed and tidy up and even meditate. It gave me the perfect start to the day ! This month I'm aiming to go swimming twice a week and yoga once a week . I'm really looking forward to getting into exercising more :)

It's been really lovely ending the month thinking about all of the good things, I'm really enjoying writing this series and I really hope you're enjoying reading it ! I'd love to hear in the comments what's made you smile ? What you've been grateful for ? What small step are you going to take to a happier life this month ? Let me know !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

lots of love, Marianne xxx