10 Awesome New Year’s Resolutions For A Happy 2017 

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Yes, it’s that time of the year again, 31 December 2016! It’s been an amazing year for me! I’ve moved a few times, changed position at work, met many incredible people. I’ve travelled to Malta, Ibiza and Poland. I’ve started my blog that I am very proud of, I’ve grown as a person. I made lots of mistakes and I’ve learned from some of them, the other ones I am still making over and over again hehe that’s life! I would like to share with you my New Year’s resolutions because I believe that you would benefit from them as much as I would (well at least some of them heh) Let’s do this!

1. Talk less Listen more

We learn more by listening and asking the right questions not by talking. I like to talk a lot so this will be a challenging one for me. Well let’s try, shall we?

2. Be less judgmental towards yourself and others

I often find myself judging myself and others in my head. I want to stop that and be happy and content with who I am inside and outside and understand that other people’s perceptions are different than mine.

3. Stop comparing yourself

Looking at Instagram or social media you can easily fall into the trap of comparing yourself with other people. You have to realise that the real life happens behind the screen, so stop comparing yourself to Instagram posts it’s like comparing real life to a movie, edited perfect, life is beautiful as it is with all challenges and failures. Create your own definition of “happy” and leave it!

4. Let go of the past

Those who live in the past are depressed those who live in the future are anxious, happiness is found in a present moment. Let go of the past experiences that hold you back. I know it’s not easy, but you’ll never be happy if you’ll be living in the past. You can’t change your past, close the door behind, leave 2016 challenges in there, learn from them and move on to 2017 with a fresh mindset.

5. Be more present

When you are with someone, be with them, not on your phone , looking around. I’m saying it to myself as much as I’m saying it to you. Very often I find myself having a meal with a friend and instead of being present and engage in the conversation I am already thinking about the next picture of the food that I will put on Instagram, how sad is that ? Yeah I know! From the New Year I
will bring more “me” to the present moment, will you?

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6. Improve your health by creating a new healthy habit

Your brain can’t just unlearn things leaving an empty space in your subconscious mind. If you stop smoking for example you have to replace that unhealthy habit with another, healthy one, like for example having some healthy snack instead of a cigaret.

We all have different health challenges. Some of us would like to lose weight, the others start exercising, drink more water, be more fit. I need lose 10kg by the end of 2017, yes I said it! ouch

Yep, I think this is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. I was thinking if I should write it down, but I did it to keep myself accountable so I can look back at this blog at the end of the year and see if I achieved my goals. Keep your fingers crossed!

7. Make your morning routine non-negotiable

Start with yourself and “put your oxygen mask on first” Exercise, meditate and be grateful every morning it’ll help you to get through a day with healthy spirit, body and mind.

8. Make your own and others people life easier

Very often I see other people making their life more difficult than necessary. If you know that you can’t sew to save your life, don’t spend 10 hours of your day being frustrated to learn how to do it, pay someone a few pounds and get it done! I see more often so many people having the mentality of doing everything themselves, but why? You never going to know how to do everything, you should rather pay someone to do the job that you can’t or hate doing and help others by doing what you are good at!

9. De-clutter your space

Getting rid of the stuff gives me that “cathartic “feeling. I’m sure that you’ve heard phrases such as “clear your space and clear your mind”! When you de-clutter your space you’ll have such a clear mind and open space for the new things you actually do love.

10. Forgive yourself and others

Forgive yourself and let go of the things that are in the past and you can’t change. Learn from your mistakes, but don’t drug them
to the 2017!

I hope that you enjoyed reading my blog and that you’ve learned something from it! If you did, please share it with your friends and family so the can have a happy 2017! I wish you all the happiness in the world!

Lots of Love x

Ewelina

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5 Killer Steps To Create More Happiness Today

I consider myself to be a happy person, but there was time in my life when it wasn’t that way! Not long ago I felt stuck, confused, depressed and to be honest like a big loser! Why am I sharing this with you? Because maybe you are having a bad day, week, month or just having some challenges in your life and I think that by sharing my story I can help you to overcome your limiting beliefs about yourself that keep you stuck and unhappy. I believe that every one of us deserves happiness!

So here is my 5 Killer Steps To Create More Happiness Today!

  1. Exercise I can’t stress enough how exercise changed my life! When you are feeling down, go and exercise! It works like magic! When I was struggling with anxiety and was feeling down, exercise helped me a lot. When you exercise your brain produces the happiness hormone-serotonin, which makes you happy, it’s really that easy that’s why you should exercise everyday, first thing in the morning! Yep before you start working! In that way you are going to have an amazing productive day!
  2. Healthy diet. You are what you eat, so make sure that you eat a healthy balanced diet! When I was trying to improve my level of happiness the food always helped. I’ve tried many diets, but the best results I got when I started my gluten-free diet. No, I am not a coeliac, but I definitely feel better when I don’t eat bread, flour, biscuits etc. Some people say that the gluten free diet is just a new trend, but I know how I feel…and I definitely got rid of the brain fog, could concentrate more, and become much more happier and more productive when I didn’t eat gluten (protein found in wheat, barley).
  3. Keep Gratitude journal. According to Harvard Health Publications giving thanks can make you happier. In positive psychology gratitude is associated with more happiness. By writing down 5 things that you are grateful for every single day you can become happier and start to notice more positive things in your life and attract more positive circumstances. Try it. It really works!

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  1. Stop watching the news. This was a big one for me! Television is designed to make you depressed, worried and then sell you stuff to make you happy. I think that the news are supposed to be called “Bad news”…Do you ever hear any positive news? Not a lot! Does that mean that there isn’t anything-positive happening in the world? Not really! I have decided not to watch news and I feel so much happier! I know that some people say that you suppose to know what is happening in the world, but if you can’t change anything what’s the point of watching all of this negativity? Choose happiness and watch something that will lift your spirit up instead!
  2. Eliminate toxic relationships. They say that you are an average of six people that you surround yourself with! Make sure that they are friends who uplift you and encourage you to be the best version of yourself. Write down the people that you spend the most time with, your friends and family and ask yourself: are they uplifting, positive, loving people? Do they make you happier? If not try to distance yourself from them. Of course everyone of us have those bad days sometimes and I am not asking you to get rid or your friends who are just having a bad day,that would be cruel! Just ask yourself if the people that you are surrounding yourself with are making your life easier, happier, encourage you to go for your dreams?!

I hope that you enjoyed my tips to create more happiness in your life! Now if you have a friend that you think would need a              bit of an encouragement, or is having a bad day, share with them this blog! Remember, sharing is caring!

Ewelina xoxo

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My First Blog :)

After many years of procrastination and thinking about having my own blog and sharing my passions I finally decided to take some action! Why did I waited for so long? I don’t know! I think it might have been just a fear of judgment? I didn’t know and I still don’t know if you will be interested in what I have to share, but I have to share it … I just feel that everyone , you and I have something that can help someone else and we need to share that gift that only we have… It might be a skill that I have that will help you to improve your life or the challenge that I went through that can help you to overcome your own challenges. I don’t know… I just have to share what I know with you …my passion for healthy living and my weightloss journey, my social media addiction and extreme desire to motivate people to find their happiness and their own success . Yes… the voice in my head become too loud and I can’t listen to it any longer! I want to motivate myself and you to be the best version of yourself! … If only my blog will help you to overcome a challenge in your life or make a small impact I will be extremely happy!

So who am I?

I am Ewelina. Polish woman who came to Bournemouth, UK in 2006,  for 6 months and stayed for over 10 years. Marketing Executive passionate about social media, self-development,ex badminton player, ex dancer, full time foodie:)  Hoping to share with you my weightloss  journey and the daily adventures, marketing tips and many other things that I am passionate about.

My beginnings in the UK weren’t easy… Coming to live in another country without knowing how to speak English was for some people a crazy idea , but for me it was the beginning of my new journey , the journey to find my real self, my passion, the new way of living…

It’s Friday 10th July at midnight and I am posting my first blog ! Finally. Hope to speak to you soon!

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