Saturday, 29 September 2012

A Down Day

Blogging- it's a tough old ride. I hope I have acquired some readers.. fingers crossed!! I have a lot on my plate at the moment, so I do apologise for the lack of communication. 

University is now back in my life. I have a huge hurdle to cross in these next nine months, and it scares me immensely! To echo a previous blog, I have various moods at the moment. Today, I have been a tad low. This is for three reasons: a) I have a horrid cold, b) A sprained foot and c) Procrastination

The latter is a source of anger. My work is in need of constant attention, yet, I find myself feeling very unmotivated. It is a habit that makes me feel down and frustrated. I don't believe it is laziness, but a sheer fear of setting myself up for failure. It's an unwanted habit, as I'm sure many of you can relate to?? It makes you feel ill. 

For this reason, I have given myself a day of rest in my pyjamas, in the hope of drawing myself out of the rut. I have also been listening to Jessie J to cheer myself up: -

Does this sound familiar to you, and what do you do to cheer yourselves up? Tips please!
x L x

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Autumnal Wants & Needs!

I did a bit of window shopping today and Marks and Spencer seems to keep catching my eye. I tend to shop here for shoes, underwear, home-ware or jewellery, not clothing. However, the Limited Collection is lovely at the moment.. really sixties, eighties and preppy items. I particularly love the riding boots. I've been after some for some time, and these fit the bill with a decent price. 

Are you a fan of M&S?? The only downfall for me are the sizes, as I am a tiny 5' 1" !

Limited Collection Pure Cotton Cable Knit Cardigan: £35.00
Limited Collection Buckle Riding Knee High Boots: £45.00
Limited Collection Geometric Print Dress: £39.50

Saturday, 1 September 2012

The element of choice

I came across this image a few days ago and it got it me thinking about the choices we all make in life and how optimistic I have been about my own choices so far.

So as the wheels turn, I am wondering about the philosophy of mind. I have alright common sense and judgement in practical matters, and so I should, as a hopeful social worker! 

I'm pretty logical with others, offering clear reasoning, but with matters of my own, I have a tendency to be irrational and realistic about what I can achieve. I think we can choose to have those negative thoughts and moods sometimes as that is just the realist in us. 

Over the last few years, everything has been a game of catch up- idealising how I can change things to suit me and imagining perfection... so a bit of daydreamer yes but why not!! We can choose to have dreams, get them and deserve them. We all have them don't we, but perhaps some of us forget them and get bogged down with work or looking after others?

Well, it seems I just can't make up my mind, but I am definitely choosing to listen to my inner voice :) However, I want my little optimist to resurface in full force, glowing with positivity for years to come!