Be proactive!



Happy Monday everyone. How was your weekend? I spent my Saturday at the Saatchi Gallery to see the Selfie to Self-Expression exhibition with my friend (post coming soon), and then we went to Covent Garden to get dinner and dessert.

I spent Sunday in church as I do every week. It was a pretty great weekend, especially since the weather decided to behave itself, bar a few insignificant showers on Saturday morning and afternoon.

“Life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it’s about doing, being and becoming.”

I love this quote because it reminds me that I cannot just sit still, looking up at the clouds, wishing that everything would change. I have to make it happen.

Life is about growth, evolving, developing, becoming a better version of yourself day by day. The way that I think now has changed so much from when I was in my teens. I dream bigger and believe in so much more, and what I am capable of.

We need to be proactive. The difference between those who are achieving their dreams and those who are sulking is, action. Yours may take longer to conquer than others, but as long as you are doing something, it will happen. That’s why it’s important not to watch what other people are doing, because if you are not moving as quickly as they are, you tend to become discouraged. It’s human nature.

Keep your dream alive by doing something about it. Be it. Become it. But don’t do nothing.

Have a great day!

Mich x


Believe in your beauty


Happy Monday everyone! What did you all get up to over the weekend? I went to a wedding on Saturday and it was simply beautiful. I was truly happy for the couple because it had been a long journey to finding each other, but God blessed them greatly.

Today’s quote:

“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.”

When a woman is physically attractive it cannot be denied. But have you ever seen a beautiful woman who only speaks filth, nonsense or negativity when she opens her mouth? I believe that ruins everything—I can no longer see how flawless her skin is or notice her perfectly chiseled jawline because for me, beauty isn’t just about how attractive you are on the outside, but who you are on the inside and your attitude.

Of course, if said woman is gorgeous and a sweetheart, then she is well and truly blessed, but back to my point about your internal beauty.

You may not be drop-dead gorgeous, but as long as you believe in your beauty through your own eyes, and don’t base it on how other people see you, then you will exude beauty in the form of self-confidence. You will walk with your head held high and won’t care what beauty is according to the media, magazines and trends. You are one of a kind. And you are beautiful, but you have to believe it. Attitude is everything.

Have a wonderful day.

Mich x


The purpose of life’s challenges


Happy Monday all! How was your weekend?

Today’s happy quote is:

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyse you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.

There are some problems that we face in life where their sole purpose is only to show us who we are. Sometimes we think we are something that we are not—that we are strong and ready to overcome the world, when in reality we could crumble at the next hurdle. It’s a hard truth to face, but it’s a good thing. It enables you to fix up and really become who you need to be.

I have had to deal with this recently. Looking in the mirror was difficult because I saw who I really was. And I’ve been working on myself ever since. Even though this problem is hard to swallow, one thing I can admit is that it has made me stronger. But that’s me choosing to see it in a positive light.

You will never be free of problems. Life just isn’t like that, so the least you can do is face it head on full of determination and positivity. And become a better you in the process.

All the best.

Mich x


Time is precious


Happy Tuesday everyone! Another late #MotivationalMonday post, seeing as yesterday was a bank holiday here in the UK. I spent it with my husband, and brother and sister-in-law. We went to Vapiano (review will be out soon) and to the cinema to watch a film I had been so looking forward, but ended up being very disappointed with.

Today’s post is a short one, as the quote from my Happy Jar is straight to the point.

“Every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you will never get back.”

Time is precious. Don’t waste it. No matter how down you feel, it will be much more worth it getting out of your slump and moving on with your life, or doing something to solve your problems.

You can never get back how much time you’ve spent upset.

Enjoy your day and keep smiling. 🙂

Mich x



Source: Pinterest

Good morning everyone and happy Monday.

I’ve had some pretty jam-packed Sunday’s these past two weeks, which is the reason why there was no Motivational Monday post last week. But I didn’t want to leave you all without some motivation for today, and even for myself, so here goes.

This quote is not from my Happy Jar, but something I found on Pinterest.

Belief is a powerful thing. I looked up different words for it and these are examples of what I found:

Faith; hope; confidence etc.

‘Faith’ appeals more to me. Before any goal becomes reality, you have to believe that you can make it come to life. If you don’t, you might as well give up on it there and then.

Belief in your dream and most importantly, yourself, is the first step to making anything happen. Without faith in your ability, you won’t take any actions to get to where you want to be. You’ll be doubting yourself and putting yourself down, giving yourself a ‘no’ before you have received it… if you even do.

If things have not been happening for you, analyse if you really believe in your potential. Are there doubts that have been plaguing your mind and stopping you from taking the action that will bring your breakthrough?

I have had to do this for myself. I haven’t moved forward at times because I have been scared or not confident in my capacity. But once I decided to turn my back on those negative thoughts and focus extremely hard about the positive in me and have faith in myself, I was able to take a step forwards.

Try doing that this week. You’ll definitely get further than you have done without belief.

Have a great day.

Mich x


An unfamiliar path

An unfamiliar path

Happy Tuesday everyone!

How was your weekend? I’m glad that it was a bright and sunny one here in the UK. On Sunday, it was the warmest weather we’ve had so far. But I wasn’t particularly smart; I had such a jam-packed day, but I didn’t drink enough water or eat food and I had a meeting at 6pm. My head was pounding throughout the meeting and when I got home, I couldn’t do anything but eat and go straight to bed.

I think it affected me more than I thought, because I couldn’t go to work the next day. I hope I’m not coming down with anything, because I couldn’t leave the house on Saturday either.

So, here is your Motivational Monday post going live on Tuesday ha. Never mind. Better late than never.

I love the quote that I pulled out of my Happy Jar last week.

“Don’t be afraid to take an unfamiliar path. Sometimes they’re the ones that take you to the best places.”

We all make plans for our future, and we have a route that we believe is the right way to take. It’s all there in our heads. Most times, we even write it down. “I’m going to get this qualification, then get this job, and save this amount of money to start this small business…”

But unfortunately, life doesn’t always go the way that we planned. What if you don’t meet the requirements needed to enrol on the course you wanted, or you fail it? What if you don’t get the job?

Don’t panic, because as much as it seems like it is, is it NOT the end of the world. And your plan isn’t necessarily the only route you can take to get to where you want. There is always a way. Don’t write it off as a dead-end.

It is easy to become frustrated, I completely understand that. Have your moment, then take a deep breath so that you can think clearly and consider other options.

I didn’t know that I would end up back at the same job that I had quit, but I’m not fretting or seeing it as a fail, because I know that it is not my final destination. There is just a different route I have to take for me to get to where I want to. Here’s to the future.

Thank you for reading and enjoy the sun.

Mich x


Do something


Happy Monday everyone! How are you all?

I got back yesterday from celebrating my friends’ wedding in Portugal, and although I don’t have jet lag (because the time zone is the same), I’m tired from having had to wake up at 4am to leave for the airport. I didn’t do much catching up on sleep when I got home. So, today’s post will be short.

Dreams don’t become reality without a key ingredient – action. You may not be able to take an action towards your goals every day, but at least once a week you could do something, even if it is small.

Every small action will lead up to something great. But you have to do something to get there, preferably more than one thing.

Have a great day chasing your dreams.

Mich x