SS: Sunday Saves (#56)

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Happy Sunday everyone! While I’m writing this, it’s such a gorgeous day outside, always a sure fire way of being in a better mood eh? In today’s post I’ll be talking about cleaning your home and mind, habits of grateful people and being more mindful as a non-vegan.

1) Suzie Speaks (50 Things To Remove From Your Home and Your Life)

Judging by the weather (most of the time), I’d like to think we’re coming into the Summer and one of my favourite things to do during the Summer is do a massive clean. I know a lot of people like to do a Spring clean (in the Spring of course) but for me, it always goes back to when I was in school and you would have a huge clear out before heading back to school in September. Suzie highlights fifty things that you should remove from your home but also from your personal life, so not only are you cleaning your house but you’re also cleaning your mind, to a certain extent.

2) Hack Spirit (The Top 9 Habits Of Grateful People… Even In Tough Times)

If you’ve been reading the blog lately or following me on my social media, you’ll know I have started to get into the practice of gratitude. It’s such an important practice for me especially when my day isn’t going as well as I had hoped it would. Gratefulness brings me back down to earth. That’s what I found so interested about this Hack Spirit blog post about habits of people who are grateful even on the tough days. It’s something we should all take into consideration, both on the good days and the bad.

3) The Zombie Said (5 Simple Ways For Non-Vegans To Help Vegan Causes)

I prefer to call myself plant based rather than vegan because I’m quite open about not having changed all my clothes, make-up, hair care and skincare over to one hundred percent cruelty free. I really liked the way Steph came across in this post, it’s not preachy or forceful, it’s just giving you a few simple tips on how you can be more mindful when it comes to spending your money on products and perhaps promote a positive change if you can’t commit yourself to being vegan.

Well that’s all for today’s Sunday Saves post. If you’d like to catch up on my other Sunday Saves, you’ll find them here and let me know your thoughts on today’s post, either down below or over on my Twitter!

SS: Sunday Saves (#45)

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Happy Sunday everyone! Apologises for being MIA last weekend, I just had such a busy weekend and I didn’t want to force out a half written post because I knew I wouldn’t have been happy with it. I’m back now though, and this week I’m talking about writing when you’re not in the best place, creamy vegan ice-cream and giving your digital space a spring clean!

1) Headspace (How To Write Your Way Through a Rough Patch)

If you’ve never heard of Headspace, you must have been living under a rock for the last few years! It’s one of the most popular mindfulness apps and it’s also one of my favourites.Β I didn’t know they had a blog until this week but they wrote a post talking about writing when you’re going through a rough patch. This is something that I practice particularly when I’m having a few rough days; I don’t write an essay by any means but writing down what you’re grateful for is something thatΒ I have found can help you gain a little perspective on life. It doesn’t work for everyone of course, but if you incorporate it into a daily or even weekly routine, whether that’s in the morning or the evening, you might find that over time it will come more naturally to think of the positive little things in your life rather than the negatives that overshadow them.

2) Anne Smiles (Banana Icecream Aka Nicecream)

In one of my favourite cafes, they serve nice cream with pancakes and it’s one of my favourite foods from their menu (Check my Instagram if you haven’t seen my obsession!) I haven’t tried making my own nice cream at home yet; mainly because I never give bananas enough time to turn yellow, never mind ripe, but Anne’s recipe is really so simple, I’m pretty sure anyone could make this easy, two ingredient vegan dessert!

3) Lindsey Lou Blogs (The Digital Spring Clean)

We’ve all heard of a Spring Clean but when do we ever do a digital spring clean? I have about a number of different email accounts that I should clean out all the old newsletters and spam that I’m never going to read. I also need to unsubscribe from all those newsletters, clear out my folders and even delete an email address or two. If you’re looking to have a clear out but aren’t sure where to start, read Lindsey’s post for a kick start.

Thank you so much for reading this Sunday’s blog post. If you have any favourite blog posts from the week, leave them down below or tweet them to me over at @RetroSnowflake, I’d love to read them!