It is the small things in life…

It is the small things in life that counts and make a difference. Do you ever stop and look at the sky? Today where I am, it’s beautiful. Light blue with grey and white clouds with purple and pink hints. The sun is slowly rising. It’s fascinating how the sun rises and sets at such different times (yes I know earth being round? and all that…or?) but the difference it makes to the hours of daylight you get. There are some parts in northern Sweden where citizens get 4 hours of twilight and 20 hours of darkness. The last two years now, our lives have been living in darker times. It makes a difference. We try to lighten and brighten up the darkness with more lights and candles, and to eat better and include different type of vitamins. Regular exercise also helps to combat the darkness. Some people are not impacted at all, some are. I’ve also realised how important it is to stay positive. And if you been following my posts, you know it’s not at all easy at times… but that’s when we need our thoughts and willpower more, to steer our minds to happier thinking. Of course, many outside events beyond our control can hinder us from doing so. But our minds are more powerful than that. I’ve just started reading a book about the power of exercise Brain Power. I admit, I am one of those who plan and start… and then stop or don’t remain as focused or committed as I want and what I know would be good for me… so hoping that this book will convince me to take up my running again and focus on my exercise more. Of course that is what makes sense. To ensure your body moves?! So I am not giving up on being good to myself; eat better, exercise more, read more, less social media, more happy thoughts, less focus on the negative… right? I… think I actually do… recommend! Be good to yourself…

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Convinced it’s the small things in life that we need to focus on to ensure we live a happy life. Love sharing experiences and recommendations and starting to understand that positivity is very contagious!

7 thoughts on “It is the small things in life…

    1. Thank you… yes it’s so easy to get distracted by other things… and forget about the simple but amazing things in life… have a lovely day! πŸ˜ŒπŸ™πŸ»

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  1. Thanks for your post once again
    And for the book recommendation- I love how sometimes when you post I’ve been thinking the same things and we live across the world from each other I’m in Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦- makes the world seem that much smaller – I, like you, am getting back in to running and making a schedule is helping however we do have to give ourselves permission to have bad days and not get so down on ourselves – self care is so important for sure !!

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    1. Yes! Self care is very important… we need it in order to look after ourselves and feel good so we can influence others to remain and be positive! Keep me posted on how your running is coming along? My crazy mind is already tempted to sign up to a half marathon in September… but let me remain focused on just getting out there first! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜Œ thank you for you always kind comments!

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  2. I find running stimulates all the good chemicals in my brain so it’s easier to be positive and then all the other good behaviours seem to stem from that. I really hope you enjoy the book and have faith in yourself that you can do (and stick to) everything that you’ve said you want to here!

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