There is a lot I take for granted. I don’t mean to, it just happens. Like toasting crumpets and making a cup of masala tea when I wake up. It’s like routine?

I think we all take things for granted in some ways without even realising or thinking but something just dawned on me. Somewhere someone in this world didn’t wake up today and somewhere someone in this world won’t go to sleep tonight. Depressing I know but it just reminded me to believe and remember that the simplest of things, are things I really should be appreciating and in the moment.

Belief is a powerful word. It means trust, faith, confidence and an acceptance that something is true. There are three things this week which I believe in:

SLEEP

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Photo Cred: David Cohen

I have always been a bit of an insomniac, especially when something is on my mind. I can be awake until the early hours of the morning then my problem becomes that magnified that I need a UN Summit to take place in my bedroom to sort it out. I somehow sometimes even manage to get by on just FOUR hours of sleep…for DAYS! I have suffered with this since childhood, somehow I fight sleep. When I was young it was because I was scared there would be a fire in the house and if I didn’t stay awake I couldn’t detect it. This bothered me for a long time and I went round the house unplugging every electrical appliance. It is something that has stuck with me as I have grown older and I know it creates a massive annoyance for people having to constantly switch things back on!

This week, I have slept extremely well. My FitBit has tracked over 7 hours of Sleeping Beauty snoozing, for four whole evenings. I have underestimated the power of sleep. I feel rested, I allowed myself to let go and put myself on charge ready for the next day. It feels nice.

LIPGLOSS

Okay I know what you’re thinking, this is weird. Well, I beg to differ. I run through lipgloss like milk. I am constantly applying it, mainly to prevent dry lips even though I think some of these actually hinder rather than help. Since I have been back in colder weather I think I am putting Dior out of business. My favourite new purchase is Dior Addict Ultra Gloss 041 – Famous (above). It feels lavish, it isn’t too sticky like most lip glosses and it has a brilliant crystal like shine once applied. I realised this week it makes my lips look fuller so if you’re looking for that plump shiny look this is the gloss for you. If you are prepared to wrestle me at the counter for the last of the stock that is!

LOVE

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Photo Cred: Roman Kraft

My final belief this week…is love. In its truest form and in so many ways, but starting with self love. This is pretty significant because if you don’t love yourself, as in having a healthy respect for yourself, then how can you expect anyone else to love you? Self love is about enjoying your own company, your raw self, without anything disrupting that harmony such as alcohol or naughty food. They are for another day!

“Where there is love there is life” ~Mahatma Gandhi

What have you believed in this week?

N x

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