Things Only Left Handed People Understand

If you’re left handed, welcome to the exclusive club. We make up around 10% of the population and there are many different myths for left handed people but nobody really knows.

Here are a few things that I have experienced and only lefties will understand:

When people are like ‘oh my god, I didn’t realise you were left handed?!’ like it’s something unusual.

They proceed to say ‘my (relative to them that is unknown to me) is left handed! 

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Sitting next to someone who writes with their right hand and having an elbow war during lectures.

Writing with an ink pen – nightmare

Spiral notebooks are the devil 

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Tin openers, why are they designed just for right handed people?! 

But it’s fine, left handed people are part of an exclusive club, comment below if you’re a leftie!

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Hope you enjoyed this post.

Jas x

What To Do When You’re Having a Bad ‘Mental Health’ Day

You’ve probably clicked on this post because you’re either having a bad day, you’re scrolling social media and this popped up or your just genuinely interested in what I have to say. Either way that’s cool with me, welcome.

Quick disclaimer – I’m certainly not an expert, this is just what helps me. If you are feeling low please seek help from a doctor or medical professional.

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Mental health is becoming something that more and more people are speaking up about and sharing their own personal experiences. It’s more prominent in the media and blogger friends of mine have inspired me to write this.

I’m not going to go into detail about my own personal problems, mainly because I don’t feel the need to share it but I thought I would write this post to maybe help others with some coping mechanisms.

It’s 7am and your alarm has just gone off to get up for the day, however you feel an impending sense of doom and it sweeps over you, immediately you are overwhelmed.

I have these days and they are often bad, my immediate reaction is to pull the covers over my head and hope for the best. Some days I do that, stay in bed and let it get the better of me. I’ll admit that and if that’s what I need to do that day then I will.

Reach out – My first port of call on these days is my friends, I usually message them and we spend a day either just hanging out or spending time in cafes with our laptops discussing anything and everything. It’s good to talk to people and get things out when you are feeling down. I’m very lucky to have a good support network around me and I thank you all for being there for me.

Time for yourself – It’s important to take time for yourself when you have days like this. I’ve often been called a ‘flake’ or ‘let down’ if I cancel things that I’d planned to go to, but if I’m not in the right mind set then there’s no point me doing something I don’t want to do.

Switch off – Sometimes scrolling social media for hours and getting sucked into Instagram and Twitter isn’t the best thing to do if you’re having a bad day. I find that turning off my phone and laptop and picking up a book or magazine can help if I’m in the mood too.

Get outside – I’m someone who hates being stuck inside for too long. Going out to even the garden centre, Costa or a walk can really help clear my mind.

What do you do to help these days? Comment below

Hope you enjoyed this post.

Jas x

On The Bookshelf

I feel like recently, even over summer I’ve abandoned my love for books. I just haven’t had the same motivation as I usually do to pick one up and read, it’s not that I haven’t got time, I just haven’t found myself reading.

I’ve been speaking to a friend Poppy, shoutout to you if you’re reading this. We decided to do a book swap and she is also a book lover and she’s really motivated me to start reading again!

(Link to her blog here) – go read it, it’s fab.

Instead of buying a new book and reading it, I went back to my bookshelf and picked up a few books that I haven’t read but should.

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My goal for the next few weeks is to read these three books.

To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee – You may be surprised to hear that I haven’t read this classic but I’m very much looking forward to it.

The News written by Alain De Botton – I bought this when I started my journalism course but it’s one of those books that have been slightly neglected but I’m excited to read.

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The final book is I am Malala written by Malala Yousafzai. Which is the story of Malala which I know well but I’d like to read it to get a better picture of it.

I’m hoping to collect all my books together to write a book shelf tour, which for anyone who knows will be very difficult considering my book collection is continuing to grow but my goal is to read all the unread books.

Hope you enjoyed this post.

Jas

Lush Sleepy Review

If you haven’t heard of the Lush Sleepy Body Lotion yet. Have you been living under the rock? People all over the internet are speaking about it. It’s loved by many bloggers, mum’s and it’s been labelled an insomnia-curing product.

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Speaking with a lovely lady in Lush, she informed me that it’s sold out many times and people are continuously coming in to try it out. She initially gave me a sample and after loving it, I went back to pick up the smallest pot available. If you’re only using a small amount each night, it should last around 3 months.

I personally don’t struggle with sleeping so much but sometimes I can find myself lying awake hours before actually being able to fall asleep. I put the cream on my pulse points and my chest. It has a really strong scent of lavender. It includes Cocoa Butter, Oatmeal, Almond Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Lavender Oil and Lavender Flower Infusion.

It really helps in making you feel relaxed before bed, it’s really nice to put on after getting out the bath too.

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It’s certainly a strong smell of lavender, so if you aren’t a fan of powerful scents then it’s probably not for you.

I personally love it. I’m unsure if it’s had a direct impact on my sleeping but it helps me feel relaxed before bed and throughout the day.

Have you tried it? What do you think? Tweet me! @Jasminwbu

Hope you enjoyed this post.

Jas