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Laura
Hi! I'm Laura, a 23-year-old millennial girl discovering who I am by sharing my life experiences on my blog. You'll find me writing about me discovering my personal style, my growing wanderlust or giving any sort of style, uni or mental health advice.

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FIVE GOOD THINGS LATELY

Hello! It has been a little while since my last post on here and it feels like it has been a while since I last really spoke about my life on here. Let’s not beat around the bush. My blog post about loneliness at the end of September has had quite an effect on my mood and I have also been feeling a bit uninspired down because of the rainy and super grey weather we have had basically all of October. I like to spread positivity whenever I create content online, so even though I have been feeling a bit grey and meh, I thought it would be nice to write about five good things that happened in my life lately. These happy things aren’t huge life events, but it’s those small little events in life that bring you happiness on a day-to-day basis that can make you feel happy and put things into perspective.

Recovered from my stomach bug

I have been a bit quiet on my blog and socials this past week. A couple of weeks back I went to Amsterdam and caught some sort of cold or stomach bug while I was there doing meetings. At the end of that week I was feeling so rough I had to stay home and take a few steps back to get my health back up. It has taken a little while, but I feel like I finally got over my stomach bug. However, I now have caught a little bit of a cold, so I’m just eating lots of fruit and veg at the moment to overcome that one as soon as possible too.

Finally getting back into my daily routine

It’s always hard to get back into a daily routine as you come back from holiday. It’s something I always struggle with, especially while I am at uni. I don’t have any classes at the moment while I wait for my dissertation results so I spend most of my time doing some blog and freelance bits and bops at home. The problem with me not really going to an office to work is that I actually struggle to get myself to do the work. However, I feel like I finally am at this point where I am back into my daily routine with more structure. I thrive of structure and to-do lists, so it feels good to get my productiveness back.

Back in the gym

Although I am definitely not as motivated to go to the gym like I was a couple of months back, I am happy to say that I am in fact still going to the gym. Before I started going to the gym again with my friend in April, I had not been in two years. It feels really good that I am still going to the gym even now that the darker months are here. Since going to the gym I have felt mentally better and stronger, and I also saw a little bit of progress in becoming stronger over the past six months So even though I am not as motivated as I like to be, I see progress in my physical strength and mental health, which definitely motivates me to keep going!

Taking care of my mental health

The darker months are here and it can definitely affect my mental health. It’s officially SAD-time and I definitely feel like my energy is low and I have been super moody. The winter blues really suck and this year I am really trying to take care of my mental health to try and be energised and happy this autumn and winter. I recently started taking some vitamin D tablets which in my opinion are working, I am getting back into having an evening routine so I can manage getting enough sleep at night and I am thinking about doing some sort of light therapy to help me a bit more. I try to take enough time for myself without isolating myself from my friends. I have actually been quite busy seeing lots of my friends to drag us all through the darker and greyer last few months.

Re-doing my room

Another thing that definitely contributes to my mental health is a little fixer upper-project my dad and I are currently doing. As lovely as the thought of moving out sounds, the housing prices in The Hague are crazy high at the moment. It’s why I decided to live at home a little longer than I thought I would. My brother moved out a couple of years ago so I basically have a whole floor of living space for myself. I have two huge rooms, which I want to turn into a bedroom and an office space. This way I can keep my blog and freelance work separated from my bedroom. The whole thing is quite a process though. My dad and I are both perfectionists so we like to take our time for this project making sure we paint everything as to how we like it and have a proper logistics plan as we have to paint both rooms white again, put together new wardrobes and other furniture. I also am currently sleeping on a mattress on the floor as we got rid of my old bed, so there are lots of new furniture things happening at the moment. I cannot wait for the end result and I am really looking forward to showing you how I redid my room and am going to make my bedroom a calming, relaxed and uncluttered space. I’m sure I’ll share both rooms as soon as they are finished either on Instagram or a post on here!

Enough the good and happy things in my life. What has made you feel happy lately? It doesn’t necessarily have to be big, just spending quality time with a friend or having a deep chat with a family member could have contributed to your happiness.

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  1. These type of posts always put me in such a good mood, love reading the good things in other people's lives! And I'm so glad you're recognising the good things around you ♥︎ My sister visiting me last week was definitely something that made me happy! P.S. Loving that blazer, you look gorgeous Laura ♥︎ xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words Pinja! I loved seeing your stories from when your sister came to visit, it looked like you had a really love time! xx

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