Create your happy place

 

Creating your happy place

 I have created a happy space in my home, where  I can just go, relax, meditate and use my imagination and all my senses to achieve inner peace and happiness away from the business of every day life.  I am grateful I have space in our home to do this.   Further along this blog I share other ideas of  creating your happy space if you don’t  have the space in your home.

My Happy place at at home I have created my own happy space by getting the backdrop of a beach scene. I also bought a folding sofa bed which I can also use as a chair. I then lie on my chair, with some lovely relaxing music playing  in the background, and I imagine myself having a wonderful time in my own happy island.

 

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My Happy Outdoor Place

Our Local Promenade –  When I go to our local promenade, I feel very relaxed as I can sit down, watch the boats go by and watch the swans and listen to the sound of the waves.  I spend time imagine myself on a boat going on a cruise to different parts of the world where I meet new people, have new experiences and just have fun. I can also feed the swans, and make new friends as most times people will just come and sit next to me and start to chat.

I love spending time meditating by focusing on the waterfall and taking in the sounds it makes, as this helps to clear my mind.

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Over to you now – Where is your place?

Remember it’s a place you can go to chill out, change your environment and zap up some energy, enthusiasm and passion for life.

Your happy place can be:-

  1. A small area in your bedroom
  2. In your garden
  3. In your car
  4. In your imagination where you just visualise being in your own happy Island – check my blog http://wp.me/p1aWbA-iz

 

 Here is another blog to read on the same topic http://positiveatmosphere.com/profiles/blogs/create-your-happy-place

Wishing you  a  peaceful day – May the smile be with you and do let me know how you get on. You can even post picture of your place . 

Join me every monday morning on my facebook page for a dose of laughter, fun and tips to fuel your day.

 

 

 

Please help us fund our #HappyCommunityCar

I have this big dream of getting a happy bus which I can use as part of my mission of doing my bit to spread happiness and good vibes to as many people as I can. For now the dream is to get a happy community car which I can use to deliver food to those in need and gifts to people who will be nominated as a way of making them feel good and have a reason to smile.

 

 

. This need for the Happy Community Car has come because I am currently a volunteer driver delivering lunches and gifts to help those in need around the gravesham area. The residents of one of the sheltered housing complex, all say they look forward to me coming especially as I put on various bright costumes to cheer them up and they always wonder what I will have on the next day.

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My plan is to have my yellow car covered with smiley faces and other fun stickers so that as I drive around people can notice it and smile.. I will also deliver little treats, cards and inspirational messages to make people feel good.

I would really be happy if you could help me make my dreams become a reality by donating what you can towards The Happy Community Car. 

Please donate here https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/happy-community-car-1

 

 

 

 

 

Try again and keep hope alive

It is easy to sit back and let life pass you by. Everyone fears failure, but the one sure way to fail at something is to never give it a go. So today, I encourage you to be brave, step out and try, because trying is the first step to succeeding.

 

 

Achievement doesn’t happen immediately. Most of the time it’s a slow uphill walk. But gradually, over time, the landscape changes, you near the top, and suddenly you’re there.

When you feel you can’t move another step, when you feel crippled with fear, watch something that will make you laugh. Dance when life rains down on you. You will be amazed at what a difference this will make.

 

Next time something embarrassing happens to you,  don’t think of how embarrassing it is, don’t beat yourself up about something you can’t change, instead re-frame the story in your mind. Think about how you will tell the story to your friends to make it a funny and entertaining. Let the story you tell make you smile and laugh out loud.

 

Right now, it may  seem like you are stuck in a dark tunnel; like the pain, fear and desperation you feel is just how your life will be. But that is not true. You won’t always feel this way; people, situations, locations and feelings all change. Think of other times in your life where you felt like nothing would change. Now remember that they did.

Use affirmations like these to help motivate and inspire you

If you need any help do email me.

Share your smile – Join in my #ISmileBack campaign

Go out and share a smile #ISmileBack

In this world where there are a lot of people suffering, feeling lonely, living on the edge, frustrated and having no purpose, the least we can do is to share a smile – smiling is contagious and when you share it with someone it can change their mood. I love wearing my Tshirt walking down the road, and watch as people read it and most smile back

Smile even when someone does not smile back just because you don’t know what they are going through. This should not stop you from moving on and smiling to to the next person you see.

 

 

What you can do-

Design your own Tshirt or badge and walk around and smile at people and watch their reaction too as they read your Tshirt

Upload your photos showing us your smile on social media using #ISmileBack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile even when someone does not smile back! #ISmileBack

Go out and share a smile #ISmileBack

In this world where there are a lot of people suffering, feeling lonely, living on the edge, frustrated and having no purpose, the least we can do is to share a smile – smiling is contagious and when you share it with someone it can change their mood. I love wearing my Tshirt walking down the road, and watch as people read it and most smile back

 

 

 Smile even when someone does not smile back!

The other day,  I went to a very uplifting event in London, and everyone looked happy and smiling, except one lady who just looked miserable. I made eye contact with her a few times, and she just seemed to stare at me as if to say “ oh for goodness sake stop smiling”. This really did bother me. But then I realise that she may be going through stuff and was not in the mood to smile.

Think about it – Do you always smile back at people? If you don’t, then think about it. Chances are you’re thinking about something else, or are distracted or don’t even see them. Same with other people. Remember that most people are friendly by nature, but right at that moment when you smile at someone, you never know what’s really going on in their heads, so don’t think or worry about it.

Continue to smile, continue to say hello, and when someone does not respond in kind, go on and share the smile with someone else.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspirational lyrics to help when a relationship breaks up

If you are going through break up right now, I want you to stay strong, but the days you feel like crap, know that it is ok not to be ok. Express whatever emotions comes your way, but before you go to bed each night, think of something positive, or listen to or read the lyrics of inspirational songs.

Years, ago when my relationship broke down, one of the things which helped me  to pick myself up, was singing and meditating to the lyrics of songs, even at times with tears in my eyes when the hurt seemed too much. I Hope these will help you too and that one day you too will be able to sing this song by Destiny’s Child.

Now that you’re out of my life, I’m so much better
You thought that I’d be weak without you, but I’m stronger
You thought that I’d be broke without you, but I’m richer
You thought that I’d be sad without you, I laugh harder
Thought I wouldn’t grow without you, now I’m wiser
Thought that I’d be helpless without you, but I’m smarter
You thought that I’d be stressed without you, but I’m chillin’
You thought I wouldn’t sell without you, sold nine million
 
Thought I couldn’t breathe without you, I’m inhaling
You thought I couldn’t see without you, perfect vision
You thought I couldn’t last without you, but I’m lastin’
You thought that I would die without you, but I’m livin’
Thought that I would fail without you, but I’m on top
Thought it would be over by now, but it won’t stop
Thought that I would self destruct, but I’m still here
Even in my years to come, I’m still gon’ be here
After of all of the darkness and sadness
Soon comes happiness
If I surround my self with positive things
I’ll gain prosperity
Songwriters: Anthony Dent / Mathew Knowles / Beyonce Gisselle Knowles
Survivor lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management

Stop beating yourself up, everyone makes mistakes #fittergenny

Yesterday whilst I was waiting for the train I  overheard an adult saying to a child  “Mistakes are normal and part of life, top beating yourself up about it, you have to learn from it and move on.   You need to keep a dairy of things that happened to you so you can go back and read them and learn from them” I was so inspired by this, that when the train came, I decided to sit opposite them .

From their conversation, I realised they where father and son, and it brought tears to my eyes as it reminded me of my father who dies 31 years ago, and I miss him every day and wished we had moments like these when he could have imparted some wisdom to me. This proud dad continued to encourage his son, who was listening to his dad and asking questions along the way.  ,

 

 

Don’t suffer in silence

How are you feeling today?

Whatever you are going through don’t bottle it all in. It’s ok to talk to the right people who will not judge you and are interested in your wellbeing. Never feel ashamed, embarrassed or guilty if things have got too much. You are not alone. Talk, ask for help, don’t keep quiet.

 

Talk to someone

Sometimes it’s hard to talk to family or friends. You may not want to burden those close to you or you might feel ashamed or find it difficult to ask for help. Talking about how you’re feeling to someone, can help you to put things into perspective and help you to feel more positive about the future. There are many organisations with people who can listen to you in a safe, non judgemental and confidential way.

Wherever you are in the world I hope their are organisations like the samaritans here in the uk who can help. I used them at a time in my life when i felt  depressed and did not want to talk to my family and friends. I found the samaritans very helpful and non judgemental.

Fun in the snow – singing whilst it’s snowing

I jus love it when it snows, for it brings that chidlike playfulness in me and just makes me happy.

 

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You must learn to smile again

 

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