Monday, 30 March 2015

Spring Clean: Life edition

For the last few months I've been pretty unhappy and stressed about they way my life is going. A lot of things have contributed to this, from the way I look, to university stresses, to my weight, sleeping pattern etc. and I just seem to have become a bit of a negative person over-all.

Anyone who knows me, knows I'm usually a very happy, loud, bubbly person, but lately a lot of friends and family have mentioned how I seem a lot quieter and that I've been staying in a lot more. I hadn't noticed until it was pointed out but now I have I plan on changing it!

I've decided to go on a bit of a life detox. I want to get back to the healthy, happy person I was this time last year. So to achieve a more ME me I'm giving my life, and attitude towards it, a good old fashioned spring clean.

First of all is the mental spring clean: I realised I spend so, SO much of my time sat flicking through pictures of more successful, richer, prettier, thinner, people on Instagram, and asking myself: "Why can't I do that?", "Why don't I look like that?" etc. and it was really starting to get me down.

I mean I know we all do it but why!? It really is ridiculous, like yeah sure we all have as many hours in a day as Beyonc√© but we certainly don't all have her money! She can afford the best personal trainers, personal assistants, dieticians, make-up artists, stylists and more! So why do we even bother to compare? - Sorry Queen B but no more!

The solution? 'Unfollow'. Simple but genius right? I mean I love you Kimmy K but I don't need you, your million dollar wardrobe or your stupidly tiny waist in my life right now! Soz not soz hun.

I think us girls need to learn to be happy with all the good we have in life and work towards our own goals rather than comparing ourselves and our failures to other people's achievements and good fortune.

As for the physical spring clean: I've taken up a healthy skin care routine to keep those stress spots at bay. I've also banned foundation, and pore clogging products from my everyday routine to help my skin stay healthy and happy.

As well as that I've removed all drinks, except for water, from my life to help cleanse my body. I'm making sure I get my 5+ fruit and veggies a day and have started a course of vitamin D supplements to help treat my psoriasis naturally.

I've only been doing all this for a few weeks and I can already see such a huge difference in myself. My skin is clearer, my hair is healthier and I've even lost a bit of weight. All that plus early mornings and early nights are helping me to keep on track and stay positive in my final few weeks of University ever!

If you guys have any good tips for a lifestyle spring clean, or ways you stay positive in stressful times please share them below. Also if this post has helped anyone at all then please let me know by leaving a comment in the box below!


  1. Oh this is perfect. I'm trying to upgrade/overhaul my life at the moment and be more productive and generally better. It's so easy to compare yourself with others though and come away feeling bad. Best of luck with it!

    1. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it. Good luck with the overhaul! xx

  2. Yes girl! Omg this was such a good post and just what I needed since it's revison season. Also "soz not soz" is the best thing I've ever read in a blog post haha xx

    1. Haha I couldn't resist! Glad it helped xx

  3. I do the same thing going through people's instas and comparing myself :( I know I need to pack it in but I just can't resist haha. Good luck with the spring clean!

    1. Aw just unfollow and the temptation is gone! Thank you, so far so good xx


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