Finding a new happy place

Ever feel like you’re on a never-ending journey and it seems impossible that you’ll make it to the end? Well that’s exactly how I felt setting up my blog.

You’re more than likely one of my first ever readers, so there is no better time to say welcome and thank you so much for stopping by!

Sharing my own words, thoughts and putting my voice out there has taken a bit of time to get the ball rolling, for a couple of reasons – a) I’ve had to convince myself to take a leap of faith and just go for it. And b), it’s always a good idea to plan content and do your research.

Now that I’ve finally done it, I have to say it feels pretty damn good, and exciting!   

I should probably explain why I decided to start blogging?

Last year I realised that writing is my free therapy, my ultimate ‘zone-out’ activity and I guess you could say – it’s my new happy place. On top of crumpets, choccy b’s, oh and Netflix. And for the sake of a healthy balance… I do love a good ole’ gym session. Since it has such a positive effect on me, it’s my goal to always set aside time in my week to stick at it and let the words flow. 

To keep motivated in a few aspects of my life, and to channel my inner flourishes of inspiration into creating something meaningful, I’ll be keeping you up-to-date with ‘The Diary of Rebecca’. It’s basically the world according to me, a taste of my favourite holiday destinations and random thoughts about everything and anything! 

What tweaks do you make to your routine to keep you feeling happy and positive? 

Is it a self-lovin’ solo Saturday or coffee trip? A ten-minute walk, taking in the fresh air on your lunch break? Or even just checking in with your grand-parents regularly? Of course, fulfilling a burning passion, special life events and the people that are closest to us all bring us joy. There is also value in making sure that we find time for simplistic actions like these that put a smile on our face (or others!) and that make us feel fabulous. As the song goes, ‘the best things in life are free’ right?

Most importantly, if it makes you happy, then always dedicate yourself to it. Set aside time in your routine, even when the effort seems out of reach and when things get a little hectic. No matter how big or small – it’s worth that sense of achievement in the end.

Haven’t discovered yet what truly makes you tick? Then that’s totally fine too. We all have different ideas of happiness and how to achieve it, no person is ever the same! Be confident, believe in yourself and give something new a go. 

Let me know if the comments section below if you’ve been inspired to try out something new this week. I’d love to hear what makes you smile. 

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32 Comments

  1. Olivia
    February 7, 2019 / 9:20 pm

    Well written easy read!

    • Rebeccah
      Author
      February 8, 2019 / 9:55 pm

      Thank you Liv for reading! <3 Lots of love 🙂 xx

  2. February 8, 2019 / 4:54 pm

    This is such a lovely post and it is great to discover your blog, Rebecca! I love that there is so much we can do in order to feel more happy and positive, a quick walk, having a bath, a Netflix binge or even a nice cup of tea all bring me joy. Thank you for sharing, also I love your photo, your dress is super pretty! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Rebeccah
      Author
      February 8, 2019 / 9:54 pm

      Thank you Bexa for your lovely comments 🙂 So glad that you like it! There really is lots that you can do – I hope you’re weekend is filled with all of those that you have mentioned – and lots of tea! xx

  3. February 9, 2019 / 10:00 am

    congratulations on the launch of your blog and your first post!:) the fact that you mentioned that you liked crumpets definitely means I shall be returning! Haha good luck with what the future of your blog brings you!

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      Author
      February 9, 2019 / 10:46 am

      Hi Millie, thanks for much for stopping by and your supportive comment! Haha yes crumpets are the best!! I’m looking forward to exciting times ahead 🙂 xx

  4. February 9, 2019 / 10:43 am

    This is such a Great post!!! I love the way you write and can’t wait to read more posts xx

    Well done!!!

    Anaïs | http://anais-n.com

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      Author
      February 9, 2019 / 10:47 am

      Hi Anais, I’m glad you like the post and enjoy my style of writing! Thank you!! xx

  5. February 9, 2019 / 10:51 am

    One of your first readers and I’m stoked to read more! Definitely going to start doing more throughout my day to increase my positivity levels. Thank you for writing this and welcome to the blogging community! ❤️

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      Author
      February 10, 2019 / 9:31 am

      Thank you for reading Antoria – I’m glad you like it! I hope it helps you to increase your positivity throughout the day 🙂 ❤️

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      Author
      February 10, 2019 / 9:34 am

      Thank you Maria, it’s a good feeling to just go for it! Thanks for sharing, I’m looking forward to reading your blog 🙂 xx

  6. February 9, 2019 / 3:24 pm

    Congrats on starting ur blog! Love ur advice on setting time for doing what makes you happy.

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      Author
      February 10, 2019 / 9:46 am

      Hi Cindy, thank you! I am glad you like the advice 🙂 xx

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 7:37 pm

      Thank you Aditi! xx

  7. February 11, 2019 / 6:31 pm

    So happy you’ve found writing as a way of sorting everything in your head! Me too!!

    In terms of keeping positive and happy, I cannot do without a bath every week! I love to chill out, read a book and sometimes even eat some ice cream in there! :’)

    Keep going on your blogging journey! Love reading!!

    Lots of love,
    Molly xo
    http://www.themollymap.com

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 7:38 pm

      Thanks Molly, it’s so good to just get carried away with! Sounds very relaxing!! Good luck to you too xx

  8. February 11, 2019 / 8:56 pm

    Congratulations on starting your new blog!
    I’m glad you took that leap and joined the blogging community.
    I can’t wait to read more! 🙂

    Fran x

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 7:39 pm

      Thanks Fran, it’s a nice feeling now that I have got started! I’m glad you’re looking forward to reading more 🙂 xx

  9. February 12, 2019 / 3:44 am

    I’ve decided to interact more with my readers (through comments) and my followers on twitter. I think it’s better when people get to know you and trust you. Thanks for sharing your post and welcome to the world of blogging.

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 7:40 pm

      Hi Chevy, I agree 🙂 thanks for reading xx

  10. February 13, 2019 / 2:16 pm

    I totally relate to having to push yourself to take the leap of faith to share a part of yourself online- I still remember how anxious I was to over a year ago! Honestly if you’re anything like me then it will be one of the best things you’ve done so congratulations on starting your journey!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com/ x

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      Author
      February 13, 2019 / 7:17 pm

      Thank you Soph 🙂 It’s good to know you felt like this too, hopefully in just over a year’s time I can say the same too! xx

  11. February 13, 2019 / 8:02 pm

    Wonderful post. Sharing a part of yourself online is scary, but once you make that leap it’s kind of exciting and rewarding. Totally worth the leap. I look foward to reading many more posts from you.

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      Author
      February 17, 2019 / 11:41 am

      Thank you Cheryl! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to getting some more posts out there xx

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      Author
      February 17, 2019 / 11:43 am

      Thanks Nicola 🙂 nothing beats a good gym session to clear your head xx

  12. February 16, 2019 / 12:02 am

    I started blogging as an outlet too. I had my website for a few months before I plucked up the courage to put myself out there. It is very therapeutic. I love the feel of your blog. Thanks for sharing x

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      Author
      February 17, 2019 / 11:44 am

      Hi Laura, thank you! 🙂 I’m glad you liked it xx

  13. March 7, 2019 / 2:20 pm

    I started my blog as free therapy too 🙂
    Good luck with your writing!

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      Author
      March 8, 2019 / 5:54 pm

      Thanks!:) xx

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