The 3 Minute Memoirs – Anxious Free and Ready To Get Healthy

Good morning lovelies! Today in one month I am getting married and my day will be spent wedding planning and researching our 3 months trip around the world!

Never stop believing that your life can become amazing and something worthwhile. Have faith and know you DESERVE happiness. You DESERVE love from others and yourself. For the first time in my life I LOVE my life and no matter how anxious I get, I would not swap it with anyone.

And all this from the girl who self-harmed to punish herself for being ‘bad’. From the girl who destroyed anything good that entered her life and pushed everyone away.

If I can do it, I know in my heart that you can too.

Dani

Get Healthy With Me!

So, after this awful month of being poorly (yes I’m milking it) I have decided to take a look at my diet and general health and do a 4 week health kick.

I know from the past how much a healthy body can aid a healthy mind, I have witnessed it on a personal level many times, and due to stress of everything going on, I have let me eating habits become worse.

I have always been interested in nutrition. I even became a Herbalife coach for a while because I have always wanted to help people and felt I could help them get healthy. After discovering the darker side to network marketing, I swiftly hung up my scales, but what Herbalife did teach me is that I had the ability to put my mind to something outside normal parameters in terms of a career. It was a spring board to what I am doing now and hope to be doing in the future: to coach and mentor others to living a life away from nettle health problems.

Anyway, having learnt an awful lot about nutrition through my own research, I’m pretty well versed on what we truly should ad shouldn’t put in our bodies.

Over the next few days I’ll start putting up some photos of what food and lifestyle choices I have made including some information about nutrition, facts, myths etc.

Enjoy 🙂 xx

‪100 Happy Days‬ – Day 1

As per the happiness challenge I posted yesterday, here’s my day 1 entry!

Even though I realised I didn’t want the hairstyle I thought I did for my wedding, I did find one that looked awesome and is a bit like this:

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The 3 Minute Memoirs – Hair Trial!

I had my hair trial today for the wedding and sadly, as so often is the case, my vision did not translate! Back to the drawing board!

Can You Be Happy For 100 Days In A Row? I Challenge You To Try!

So my sister sent me this amazing link on Facebook! I have signed up and am starting tomorrow!

Are you up for the happiness challenge? What have you got to lose! Sign up here

We live in times when super-busy schedules have become something to boast about. While the speed of life increases, there is less and less time to enjoy the moment that you are in. The ability to appreciate the moment, the environment and yourself in it, is the base for the bridge towards long term happiness of any human being.

71% of people tried to complete this challenge, but failed quoting lack of time as the main reason. These people simpy did not have time to be happy. Do you?

How? Plain simple!

Every day submit a picture of what made you happy!

It can be anything from a meet-up with a friend to a very tasty cake in the nearby coffee place, from a feeling of being at home after a hard day to a favour you did to a stranger.

#100happyday challenge is for you – not for anyone else. 

It is not a happiness competition or a showing off contest. If you try to please / make others jealous via your pictures – you lose without even starting. Same goes for cheating.

So first you register in the challenge >here<, then choose your favorite platform for submitting pictures. Here you can decide for yourself on the privacy of your participation & happy moments. Either:

  • Share your picture via facebook, twitter or instagram with a public hashtag #100happydays;
  • Come up with your own hashtag to share your pictures with to limit publicity. (Don’t forget to tell us how to find your pictures though 😉 )
  • Simply send your pictures to myhappyday (at) 100happydays.com to avoid any publicity.

And you’re ready to go! 🙂

Why would I do that?

People successfully completing the challenge claimed to:
– Start noticing what makes them happy every day
– Be in a better mood every day
– Start receiving more compliments from other people
– Realise how lucky they are to have the life they have
– Become more optimistic
– Fall in love during the challenge.

So who’s joining me? I can’t wait to start 🙂

I Surrendered!

Sometimes you just need to hold your hands up and say ‘I surrender’ and have a day of looking after yourself. Today I went to a spa with my sister and then had some afternoon tea. It was exactly what I needed and I feel recharged after nearly a whole month of being ill.

Make sure you give yourselves a break sometimes my lovelies. It’s important to have time to repair and heal 🙂

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Wasted Weekend Being Poorly :(

You may have noticed I’ve been very MIA this weekend. Well, I’ve been ill. Again. I have spent nearly the whole of May being ill. Not sure if that’s just a bad coincidence or if it has to do with the sheer amount of stress and anxiety I’ve been experiencing over the past few months, but I fear it’s another ‘body taking over so I’m forced to chill’ thing. I’m not sleeping because every time I drift off I have a coughing fit. I had a whole weekend of stuff planned and couldn’t do any of it and now my anxiety over things I need to do has spiked.

The way it feels when I’m overwhelmed is like there’s so much in my head that is worrying me or needs to be done and it feels too much. I start ruminating and stressing – essentially I’m afraid I’ll forget something or run out of time or both. 

So I’m taking the emotion out of the action and will be spending my day planning, making lists: putting my thoughts on to paper thereby removing them from my mind and hopefully alleviating the anxiety.

Who doesn’t love a good plan of action!

I’m such a geek. 

The 3 Minute Memoirs – Anxiety And Nightmares

Anxiety is so hard to explain. It isn’t rational or logical – otherwise the luckiest people in the world (of who I feel I am one 😀 ) wouldn’t suffer from mental illness.

It doesn’t define me; I have anxiety but there are many other facets to my personality that aren’t affected by it. I’m a positive and happy person and love my life! I wish I could turn off the part of my brain that has such fear of things going wrong.

Some days are better than others. Sometimes you master it, sometimes it feels like it masters you.

New Mile Stone And A Massive Thank You!!

Firstly, and most pressingly, this awesome little blogger wrote the most wonderful and beautiful little post about me. Such amazing kindness ‘just because’ has made me (almost) speechless so a massive thank you to you miusho for doing something that’s really made a difference to me today 🙂

Secondly, and most definitely due to the first point, I have reached a new milestone!

The blogging world is such an amazing supportive community, something I never really imagined when I started back in February and I would like to take this opportunity to tell all of you how incredibly honoured I am to be walking on this Unmarked Road with you.

Thank you for never letting me walk it alone.

Dani xx

The 3 Minute Memoirs – Struggling: In More Ways Than One!

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