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I’ve started to feel suffocated by my own thoughts in recent times, so I made the decision to travel back down south to stay with my sister for a while, to escape and catch up with my girlfriends. The weather has been beautiful, which does wonders for my mental state. When I’m outside, I feel as if the sometimes smothering force that restricts my mind and body has been held back, allowing my lungs to expand, enabling the oxygen to flow.

Everything feels very up in the air at the moment so at times like this, all I want to do is…

just breathe freely.

Optimism

Part of my happiness is hugely based on the ‘idea’ of optimism. To me there is an ‘idea’ of what it is like to be an optimist and that is often how it remains – as an idea. Part of the challenge in being an optimist, is actually manifesting this ‘idea’ into something that can become part of your being.

I won’t lie and pretend that I wake every day feeling fulfilled, but I make a conscious effort to try and start the day at least feeling content, attempting to remain positive through any given situation that is intent on dragging me down.

I associate yellow with optimism. The braveness of the tone just seems to highlight its refusal to settle into the background. It screams determinism and the person I want to be.

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Happiness can be a choice

I am a believer that you are the master of your own destiny. Reading a book called ‘The Secret’ effectively changed the way I experienced life. Primarily, I had understood the message of positive thinking but I was unsure about it. ‘Was it really that effective?’ I wondered.

After a while, I began to see small changes that did appear to be slightly more positive each time. Not only did my life events become more positive and successful, but my mind became positive and the thoughts that grew inside it. Within due time, I have now become a believer of this wonderful energy that we are able to experience around us. I’ve learnt that even if The Secret isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, what’s wrong with positive thinking instead of negative? It’s far more proactive and in keeps your energies in tune with your body and soul.

At the end of the day, the beginning of dusk and twilight, during the dead of the night – we are the sole guardian of our happiness.Β 

These pictures reflect a memory that I was able to experience with some individuals who bring positive energy to my life. The simple things like an autumn walk through a park, observing the wildlife and the different levels of nature, are enough to make us feel happy and satisfied.

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Very often, we are thrown a challenge that completely smacks us in the face, leaving us entirely disorientated. The way to handle these moments can be simple. Keep moving, get back up and delve into the happiness that you are going to attract into your life.

Some days, I want to stay in bed forever to never be woken because it’s far easier than facing the world and the complications that it brings. The fact that these thoughts enter my head just goes to show that each day is a challenge for me, but I prove to myself that happiness is worth it because I get out of bed and get on with my day. It’s effortless to be sad but for some reason its incredibly grueling to be happy. That’s why it feels so good when we achieve it. Happiness is worth fighting for. It doesn’t always arrive in our lap unbeknownst to us. Often, we have to work to be happy – it’s one of life’s marvelous challenges because you understand that being happy and content is the most rewarding feeling you can experience. In order to spread this happiness on to other people, we ourselves need to start by spreading the joy ourselves. Remain positive and uplift yourself. Things are going to get better if you let them.


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Which crossroads will you take? Take a positive and fulfilled road and allow the dreary, negative path to collect leaves.

Reason to be happy: Weird & Wonderful weather

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How awesome is this??

I was looking out of my bedroom window in Leicester today when I came across this entire rainbow. It’s so beautiful. We’ve been having some really weird and wonderful weather at the moment but I’m loving it. The weather’s moods and patterns are so interesting and I love just sitting back and simply watching.

This has to be my reason to be happy today!!