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
- 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 !