Surround Yourself with Love and Joy ~ by Kim Bedene from The Curated Heart ~ Guest Post

We’re facing uncertain times, and this can make us feel anxious, stressed and worried. It’s human to feel this way, so we shouldn’t judge ourselves for having a few bad days. But the good news is, there are little things we can do, that will help us transform and feel a little bit happier, and an important part of this is looking at what we surround ourselves with.

Are we surrounded by positivity and joy, or stress and negativity? Do we read things that make us laugh, or that leave us more worried than before? Are series and movies that we watch joyful and happy, or do we feel a bit on edge or even scared? What about people around us: do they encourage and reassure us, or are they leaving us with new problems to deal with? And the last thing to look at is our home; do we feel at peace or is our house just a big never-ending to-do list?

When we become aware of the little things that bring our spirit down, we become equipped with the knowledge to transform ourselves. And in times like these, it’s essential that we surround ourselves with as much positivity as we possibly can.

So look around you and start picking joy and love, over fear and negativity. Turn off the news and pick up a good book. Instead of worries taking over your mind and ruining your day, go outside or in a quiet room and meditate for a few minutes. And instead of focusing on everything that can go wrong, try to find as many things as you can that you’re grateful for. 

Little habits like these can change our days and weeks for the better, plus we can build some new routines that will help us even after all of this is over.

We’re all in this together, so let’s stay strong and positive πŸ™‚


About Kim Bedene

I hope you found this little post inspiring, and with that, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Kim and I have a blog that is all about minimalism, decluttering and simple intentional living.

I believe we deserve to live peaceful and joyful lives and the things we own are often a big source of stress and dissatisfaction. That is why I’m helping people declutter their homes and wardrobes, so they find their quiet balance and they can finally enjoy their home.

If you have some time, I would be grateful if you check out my blog The Curated Heart where I share all simple living tips that I learned on my journey, and if you’re up for a little challenge, I invite you to check out my 5-day decluttering challenge that will help you let go of some things you don’t need or use anymore.

I truly wish everyone lots of peace and love and joy, and remember, this too shall pass. 

Follow Kim on WordPress & Instagram!

πŸƒ Blog: The Curated Heart

πŸƒ Instagram: @thecuratedheartblog

πŸƒ Check out Kim’s 5-day decluttering challenge 

Survivor ~ by Kylie Sanders from Kitty-Kat Chronicles ~ Guest Post

I have realized in 2020 that my life is finally on solid ground after being diagnosed with cancer stage 3 ovarian cancer in 2007 and beating it. Then recurrence in 2015 that left me battled from countless surgeries and then chemotherapy for six months.

I now have my life and lust for life back tenfold and feel on top of the world. I have survived and have gained so much strength from my battle, as well as found a wealth of people who know and love me, for me and not some cancer survivor.

With my newfound strength I have started my very own blog and after almost two years can not believe where it has taken me. I work as a Kindy Aide at a local primary school and enjoying everyday as it comes. I have even found my Faith again and slowly, but surely building my relationship up with God again.

I do not take myself, or the world too seriously, and also laugh a lot, and always very loudly indeed. I am finally me again after a few years kind of lost and simply existing. Now I journal and go out with my family and close friends, my life is precious, but it also means I live it to the very fullest I can. Yes I still have bad days, but now those good days outweigh them more and more. I want people to see that you can be whoever you want to be. Never ever let anybody tell you otherwise.

Adieu for now Kitty-Kat xox


About Kylie Sanders 

Work as an Education assistant at a local primary school. Keen blogger and journal writer, with a creative drive. I live currently in Perth Western Australia and confessed booklover. 

Follow Kylie on Instagram & WordPress!

πŸƒ Instagram: @knsanders97Β 

πŸƒ Blog: Kitty-Kat ChroniclesΒ 

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