Magical Affirmations

December is so magical and wonderful! It’s the greatest time for reflection than any other in the year and today I felt like writing about a little something I’m passionate about.

I love affirmations and read enough books to know that this is a constant theme in the steps to self-love. If you say these affirmations enough, you will believe and become them. Negativity fills so much of our days. We self-deprecate everything we do and don’t acknowledge our full potential.

I try and read an affirmation every morning to really start the day on a high and repeat it constantly whenever my mind begins to wander out of the present moment.

Here are some that I found on The Mala Collectives Pinterest Board ♡

 

I’ve found you have to be very open minded with affirmations. In today’s society where there is gossip, negativity and harsh realities, repeating these affirmations is where I tell myself that everything’s okay, you’re more than this time, you’re full of so much love and fear will not control you.

I’ve had plenty of times where I’ve forgotten that lately but will get back on track starting from right now. I also hope you will be enlightened by this post to at least try and see how great you feel!

Katie ❀

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World Kindness Day

Today is World Kindness Day and very appropriate to celebrate after the troubling events over the last few days.

Even after the world and my personal life have taken a knock, I will always keep kindness in my heart and love in my soul.

Whenever I feel lost or filled with uncertainty, I turn to ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ by Louise Hay and would recommend everyone to do the same and gain much needed perspective on loving yourself and others.

Katie ❀

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Learning Italian

Ciao bello! I love learning a new language but like so many others just can’t give it the time and dedication it needs to imbed in my mind.

I’ve been trying to learn Spanish since I was a little girl. I spent up to 6 weeks in Spain every Summer for around 10 years and if I stayed out there long enough again, I’m sure the language would come back to me.

My husband has been learning Spanish on Duolingo for almost a year and absolutely loves it. He’s picked up the basics really quickly and is now on to more advanced learning. I downloaded the app to my iPhone to join in on the fun of learning Spanish again but felt that actually it would be lovely to explore a new language and then chose Italian!

Duolingo is a fantastic app that allows you to learn a new language at your own pace. If you have a competitive spirit, the ‘streak’ that counts how many days you have consecutively practiced the language is especially great! I really love that the app is so convenient when out and about every day but that you can also log in on their site at a computer and complete a daily practice there too.

I’ve been to Italy a few times already; visiting Rome, Florence and Venice. It’s an amazing place full of beautiful and dark history. I would love to visit again next year so I can put all I have learnt in to practice.

They say Italian is the most romantic language in the world and now I know why. This is my favourite quote:

Il dolce far niente – The sweetness of doing nothing

Katie ❀

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