Monday, 30 June 2014

Quote of the week!

Hello! It's Monday again...sigh.

My days consist of a positive thought and feeling okay turning into a hundred negative thoughts and feeling like I can't cope. I'm sure that really I am doing okay, more than okay in fact; I am doing good! but sadly I never allow myself to recognise that.

Last week, I went for a walk full of my anxious thoughts and I stopped to admire the wonderful wildflowers growing. I love nature. Simple things like wildflowers can be enough to take your mind off worries for a few seconds and to appreciate the good things in life.

So, this week's quote was inspired by these beautiful wildflowers and was found on pinterest. I rewrote the quote and did a little wildflower doodle :) I feel like we need to allow ourselves to grow, to grow free and to be brave and to blossom in our own time. We are all different and we grow at different rates.
Do you have any flower quotes you would like to share? Please do!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Quote of the week!

Hello! Mondays are always hard. Those Monday blues- ych!

Sometimes you just need a pick me up or a few words to make you realise you are okay. You will be okay. Breathe. Smile. Take it step by step. Go slowly.

So here is my quote of the week to tell you just that:

P.s Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Zen Buddhist monk and there are lots of wonderful quotes by him if you would like a read sometime

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Song of the week!

Hello! The sun generally makes people happier, it gives them that little lift, but sometimes even the sun can't help you from feeling a little flat. I don't have much confidence and I'm forever doubting that I'm where I'm supposed to be. I think I'm not good enough and that I'm failing miserably at this thing called life. I have chosen Nina Nesbitt - Way in the World because it reminds me that a lot of people share my feelings. I may not know them personally and I may feel like I am the only one thinking this way, but they are there feeling similarly.We're just finding our way in the world.

"We're not lost, we're just finding
 our way in the world"

P.s I love Nina Nesbitt!! What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

What anxiety is for me

We all get anxious at some points in our lives but some of us are more anxious than others. While there are different types of anxiety disorders I have never named my anxiety. What I mean by this is I have never been to the doctors and spoke about my anxiety for someone to tell me what it is I suffer from; maybe I should but I haven't. I have always been a shy worrying child but it is only since I have grown up that I've considered that I suffer with anxiety. I am an overthinker who lets my anxious mind stop me from making the most of my life; this is how I suffer. I worry every day about little things that seem silly to a lot of people and I sometimes avoid situations because I'm just too anxious. I really suffered with it not so long ago where a situation of unemployment + anxiety + hopelessness = depression (I'll speak about this again in another post some time). It was a really tough time and I'm glad I'm getting better but anxiety still affects me.

Anxiety, for me, is an uncontrollable and overwhelming record of worries repeating over and over and over in my head like a bad song.

What is anxiety for you? Please share in the comments below or feel free to email me at                
Em x

Monday, 16 June 2014

Quote of the week!

It wasn't hard to choose this week's quote of the week. Since I first heard this quote (in my A level Buddhism class) I have carried it with me as it, again like last week's quote of the week , is very me. Kindness. We should all follow this "religion". Do you agree?

What are your favourite quotes? care to share in the comments below?

Friday, 13 June 2014

Song of the week!

So last week I choose a rather folksy, easy listening tune for my Song of the week! This week, as the sun is shining and I feel like we should all have a pick me up for the weekend, I have chosen a more cheery, feel good song.

"Girl, put your records on, tell me your favourite song. 
You go ahead, let your hair down!"

I feel the lyrics: "Maybe sometimes, we feel afraid but it's alright" are words we need to remember. With my anxiety, I can feel afraid on a daily basis but that's alright. It's not nice for me to feel and I know I do not need to be afraid but it is okay that I am. It's okay to feel like that. It's okay to feel afraid. 

Anyway, I challenge you to turn this song up nice and loud and to have a little dance to it today! LET YOUR HAIR DOWN! 

p.s tell me your favourite song (I really would love to know!)

Monday, 9 June 2014

Quote of the week!

Okay so I have introduced song of the week but now comes quote of the week! woo!

I love music, art and literature; Music, images and words. So, of course I would like to incorporate that into my blog because these are the things I like. :)

So here it is:

Audrey Hepburn

I came across this quote as I was reading A Cup of Jo: Are you an introvert or an extrovert? and I thought it was very me. I love time to myself, walking can really cheer me up when I feel down and I love looking at trees, flowers and the sky (my phone is filled with pictures of the sky!!).

BTW, to answer the question: are you an introvert or an extrovert? I am definitely an Introvert
  • I always like to sit on the edges as I feel more comfortable and can have a quick escape if I get too anxious or need a quick time out
  • I love going out with a small group of friends and the more people invited the more anxious I get
  • I need alone time to re-energize
  • I never plan anything and what strikes me as being true, in my case, was "Introverts can have a tendency to let friends and activities pick them". There are lots of things I would like to do but I would never ask my friends to do them with me I simply wait to be asked to do things with them. 
  • I hate talking on the phone! Ych!
  • I love people but in small doses hahaha!
Take a look at  A Cup of Jo: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Friday, 6 June 2014

Song of the week!

I LOVE music.

Music and lyrics speak to me. Allow me to feel. Allow me to understand. Allow me to connect.

Have you ever listened to a song and just thought: YES! That's how I feel! You get me or I get you!

For these reasons I would like to blog a "Song of the week!" and what have I chosen for my first one?

Age of Worry by John Mayer

"Worry, get out of here!"

What do you think of this song? Do any lyrics jump out at you?