How to say No (so you can say, YES!)

In order to say YES to good opportunities, you need to get good at saying no

This post contains affiliate links. Find out more here OK, I know what you’re thinking…Alex, I know how to say ‘no’ – there you go, I literally just said it!  Whilst I’m certain you know how to say no, let’s be honest, you probably don’t say it as often – or feel as comfortable about […]

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25 Ways to Increase Your Love for Life

25 Ways to Increase Your Love For Life

Life can be many things – wonderful, challenging, rewarding, tough, joyful, short.  Yes, there are circumstances in life we can’t control but we can be in control of our response to them. This is your life and there are plenty of things you can (and should!) do to increase your enthusiasm & love for it.     With this in mind, […]

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5 Easy Ways to Feel Energised

Easy Ways to Feel Energised.

Wouldn’t it be great if just like our electronic devices, we came with a charger! I mean, the moment you start to falter you just plug in and boost your energy level right back up to full.  Ideal right?  Whilst sadly this solution won’t be available any time soon, there are some easy to implement alternatives […]

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February Well-being Focus: Vitality

February Well-Being Focus: Vitality

I’m really excited about February!  One, because it’s the 2nd anniversary of Living.Pretty.Happy and two, because of our focus for this month.   February’s theme is not something we’ve really touched on before but it’s an area I consider to offer us bags of potential for fun!  This month we are focusing on vitality.   […]

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Goal Getter: How to create & use a vision board

Goal Getter: How to create & use a vision board

Vision boards, dream boards, call-them-what-you-will boards, are perhaps one of the best tools to get you ultra-focused on your goals. Once you understand your purpose & truly know what you want, I personally see vision boards as the next logical step in helping you achieve all that you aspire to. So what is a vision […]

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How can affirmations help you? (& how to make sure they do)

Affirmations: How do they can help you (& how to make sure they do)

“You are worth more than this” a short statement which held so much power for an acquaintance of mine whilst they were experiencing a period of obsessive behaviour.   For them, those six little words were enough to shift their mindset when the behaviour occurred.   Positive, affirmative statements – commonly referred to as affirmations […]

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5 Reasons to live your life with purpose

5 Benefits of having a purpose

Why do you need to live your life with purpose?  Perhaps you don’t, perhaps you’re perfectly happy without purpose? But perhaps if you ever catch yourself questioning why you do what you do and what it’s all for; or you feel there’s a life you were meant to live which doesn’t quite sync with the […]

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How to Find Your Purpose: The Questions You Need to Ask

How to find your purpose: Questions you need to ask yourself

I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching this week; digging quite deep to discover what my purpose really is.  When I started this exercise I thought I knew what it was, but the more I’ve taken guidance & really started to reflect, the more I’ve realised how unclear I’ve actually been.   Which I’ve […]

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January Well-Being Focus: Purpose

January Well-Being Focus: Purpose

Hello & Happy New Year! When choosing the focus for this month I felt inclined to lead with vitality.  I mean, New Year is often the time we decide to get fitter & healthier, maybe you’re even taking on Veganuary?  But then another theme jumped out at me, spoke to me if you will.  It was […]

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My 2019 well-being round-up

2019 well-being round-up

Back in April, I took Living.Pretty.Happy (& hopefully all of you) on a more focused mission to help increase our sense of well-being. It’s believed that an increased feeling of happiness & overall life satisfaction is achieved when all elements of our well-being are in balance. I talked more about these areas in Improving Well-Being: […]

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3 Simple ways to feel closer this Christmas

A Christmas Couple look happy & close together

It’s perfectly natural to want to feel closer to the people in our lives.  The strength of our connections is often highlighted to us more so at Christmas than at any other time of the year.   Therefore, Christmas is a great opportunity for us to do some very simple things in order to help build our […]

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My Happiest Finds of 2019

My Happiest Finds of 2019

Promotion ||  This post contains affiliate links marked with a *.  Find out more here.   I love discovering new things.  Especially when said ‘new things’ aren’t things you would necessarily stumble across on the high street.  Discovering products that make my life a bit easier, help me feel happier & maybe even indulge me just a smidge are […]

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December Well-Being Focus: Connection

This December we are focusing on Connection

Connection: [Well-being definition] Feeling close and connected to the people around you. Could there be a more fitting theme for the most festive month of the year? For the last 3-months we’ve really been looking inward, focusing on self-awareness, self-acceptance & most recently self-worth. Now it’s time to look to our loved ones, to our […]

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How to practice Self-Care without feeling selfish

A young woman sits taking time out for herself reading a book and drinking a glass of wine

Sometimes the hardest thing – especially for us women – is to take time for ourselves, to practice self-care. There have been countless times I’ve wanted to just sit & breathe.  But there is always something to do, someone to help, somewhere to be.  If I took 5-minutes for myself, my inner-critic would rear her ugly head to […]

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Silencing your Inner Critic

Silencing Your Inner Critic

Say 3 good things about yourself… I’m a good friend.  Are you?  Are you really though?  I have a list of your epic friend-fails to hand if you want it!  I’m hardworking.  Seriously? I’ve met sloths more hardworking than you!   I have a big heart.  What so it fits in your fat body?  That’s […]

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WRITING TO UPLIFT: A GUEST POST BY ROSEY LEE

Writing to Uplift: A Guest Post by Rosey Lee

Today I’m joined by author Rosey Lee as she talks about why she writes to uplift & also discusses her new flash fiction series… I’ve always enjoyed that books offer an escape from the challenges and frustrations we experience in everyday life. I’ve spent hours engrossed in characters’ lives, and I feel comforted, energized, and […]

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5 ways to build up your self-worth

5 Ways to build self-worth. A contented woman stands happily in her kitchen drinking from a mug

Let’s be clear from the get go, your worth has zero to do with how you look, your bank balance or your material belongings.  Literally nothing to do with these things.  So if you’re here thinking that’s how you build self-worth, get ready to turn your attention elsewhere.   As I mentioned in the self-worth […]

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