A Playlist For Mental Health Recovery

My mental health sucks right now. Lockdown is draining me and I feel like I’m stuck. Right now, my main way of making myself feel less glum is listening to some motivating, spirt lifting, happy, positive songs.

Music has a weird way of making you completely change your mood and it can even give you courage that you didn’t know that you had. That is why I think that music is more important than ever right now.

I’m not sure if your mental health sucks too but I do know that a positive and uplifting playlist is great all of the time. It’s just especially great when your mental health isn’t at it’s best.

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The Perfect Lyrics From Taylor Swift’s “Lover” To Help You Express How You Truly Feel

Calling all Swifties – this a post for you. Whethere you’re a old fan or a newbie (like me) we all need to gather together and get excited because Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ album is here and I can’t get enough of it.

Since the album is completely relatable, I thought I would share some of my favourite lyrics from the album so that we can all use them to express how we are feeling from now on…

“I hate accidents, except when we went from friends to this” – Paper Rings

“I’m so sick of running as fast as I can. Wondering if I’d get there quicker if I was a man” – The Man

“Maybe you ran with the wolves and refused to settle down” – Daylight

“I lived like an island, punished you with silence” – Afterglow

“Swear to be overdramatic and true to my lover” – Lover

“I don’t wanna keep secrets just to keep you” – Cruel Summer

“Lived in the shade you were throwing. ‘Til all of my sunshine was gone, gone, gone” – I Forgot That You Existed

What are your favourite songs or lyrics from Lover?

A Little Q&A ♡ Books, Disney, Gaming and Relationships

I love Q&As as they are a great way to find out more about people. So, I asked on Twitter for people to send me some questions and they lovely Twitter people did.

Aside from your phone/laptop, what’s one object you couldn’t live without and why? – What Abigail Says

I would say my laptop but since I can’t say that, I’m going to do with my favourite teddy called Rosy. I have had her since I was very young and she is my most favourite possession. I also have another teddy bear called Honey who is also super precious so really, I can’t live without either of them.

Rosy (left) and Honey (right)

Who is your favourite book character(s) & why? – Raiin Monkey

Okay… so… I thought about this for a while and I think that my favourite character is Eleanor from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. She is quirky and she isn’t afraid to be different. A few other characters that I love are:

  1. Cath from Fangirl.
  2. Callum from Noughts and Crosses.
  3. Lara Jean from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.

What’s your ultimate favourite Disney film and why?! – Coffee & Corfu

Oh my gosh, this is such a difficult question to answer! After a lot of thought, I think I’m going to have to go with Monsters Inc. It’s the film that I remember most from my childhood and probably the film that made me love Disney most of all. I also love Mulan and anything with Chip n Dale in.

Do you play video games if so what is your favourite? – The Smurfy Gamers Blog

I do play video games. Not too long ago, I bought a Nintendo Switch so I have been playing some Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee but my all time favourite game is Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer for the Nintendo 3DS. I’m kind of a Nintendo Nerd!

How did you start your booktube channel? – The Mum Who Read

So… I started a booktube channel about one year ago. I filmed the booktube newbie tag and it got over 100 views which was a huge shock to me. I figured that people wanted to see more bookish content from me so I went with it. I started watching booktubers and seeing what tag videos were out there.

Over time, I got bored of talking about books all the time. So, I started vlogging. I pretty much daily vlogged for a while but my vlogs got boring as my depression got worse and I didn’t have the motivation to do anything.

When a bit of my motivation came back, I got into fitness. So of course, I started vlogging again and talking about fitness.

Now, I film fitness related videos at least once a month and it’s great for me because it’s not too much pressure and it’s also really fun.

What’s a song that you can’t help but jam out/sing along to when it comes on?! – Inspired By Tor

I always tell people that I don’t like Motionless In White but whenever Simon plays one of there songs, I catch myself headbanging and singing/screaming along.

How did you meet Simon? – Estellosaurus

We actually met on Tinder. I had only just downloaded the app and didn’t take it too seriously but Simon and I got talking and we ended up really enjoying chatting to each other. Over time, we decided to meet up and it all went from there…

If you enjoyed the Q&A feel free to leave a question in the comments for my next Q&A or I will answer in the comment section..

Mini Life Update ♡ Setting Goals and Impulsively Buying A Guitar

I would never really call myself an impulsive person but I had an idea and I rolled with it.

I got the idea in my mind that I needed to buy a guitar. I’m not very musically inclined and have no intention of joining a band, but the idea came to me and it wouldn’t leave. So I did it, I went out and I bought an electric guitar.

Maybe it was my inner compulsive spender or maybe I have some secret fantasy about joining a rock band, either way, I headed out and bought a guitar which is super exciting.

I’ll be honest, I know nothing about guitars but I knew that I wanted one. So, I headed to a shop in Chester called Dawson’s and had a look around. Towards the back of the shop, they had a whole bunch of guitars in every colour and style you could imagine.

I didn’t really know what any of the different brands or styles were but I noticed a bright yellow guitar sitting in the corner and it drew me in. Yellow is such a happy colour so why not go for it?

So, it was settled, I bought a bright yellow guitar with no idea about the brand, style or technique needed and I headed home.

I’m pretty excited to start playing my guitar and testing out different music genres.

Setting Goals

Recently, I found a new lease of life. I was stuck in a rut for a long time but now I’m slowly regaining my motivation. Weirdly, I’m putting this dow to buying a guitar. Odd, I know. But whenever something changes in my life or I buy something new, I always feel like a new person with new motivation.

I haven’t felt excited for life for quite some time now but since I finally feel good, I figured that I would set some goals for myself.

My goals:

  1. Learn to play the guitar. It doesn’t have to be perfect but I would at least like to sound decent.
  2. Hit my goal weight of 10 stone by the end of the year. I haven’t given myself much time to lose 5 stone but I think I can do it if I really try.
  3. Stop buying pointless stuff hahahahaha like that will happen….

What goals have you set for yourself recently?

So, now you’re all caught up with my life. What’s been happening in your life recently?