Just relax

I think that the hardest thing to do in this world is just too truly and utterly 100% relax. The last month or so have been really hard for me, I’m living pretty much pay check to check this past month. This usually happens to me twice a year. Usually a month before the busy times at my work happens. It’s part of the reason I am looking for something more permanent.

Even though when I’m on holidays and planned ones, I will still worry…Maybe I shouldn’t have taken that week off, maybe I shouldn’t have bought that extra chocolate bar. It can get very overwhelming sometimes. Especially when I start to get upset at myself for buying that little extra treat.

I find the hardest thing to do is to my forgive myself. That’s when my head gets all messed up and I have to try and control my mind so I don’t get so upset that it gets me down all day. So I didn’t mean for this to become a kind of depressing post. I just wanted to share with you what I try to do to cheer myself up that either costs nothing or costs very little.

Books: Books are a great way to cheer myself up and a few other people too I do believe. The great thing about books is that they can actually be really cheap, and sometimes free if you know what you’re doing! Join a Library-Not only do they end up getting a lot of the newest books for you to borrow for free, a lot of Libraries will take requests for new books. A lot of Libraries also have books sales where they sell a lot of different items (not just books) at a heavily discounted price. Just recently I bought three dvds of movies I’ve been wanting for a while now for $6.00 ($2.00 each).

Walking/Dancing: I love to dance and lately I have been taking my dog for even more walks. When I go back to my Mums house, I feel like I NEED to take my dog for a walk, even though she’s little and we play a lot inside. Not only can both walking and dancing be done for free, but they both also release endorphin.

D.I.Y: I always find that over the years you tend to build up a collection of things that need to be done around the house. Now this can be expensive if you do it all in one go. Sometimes I find as well though when you think of the D.I.Y. projects that need to be done you go out and get that stuff. So over time it all builds up, including the materials you need for the project.

Series watching: Now what I mean by this is when you have a favourite television series and you just sit and watch it all day, or at least have it on in the background. Now this is a great idea for relaxing because watching or even just listening to a favourite show, has shown to relax and calm the mind down. I know myself, personally, I cannot fall asleep if I’ve watched something traumatic or some kind of horror film. One of the great things about this option is that there are so many different ways you can do this. Some retail outlet these days will have a deal, for example, 3 DVDS for only $30 (I recently did this one). Let alone the new streaming services. Which do cost a bit more money than a one-off, however, you can get great deals.

I did nearly put a bath in, to relax,…but the reason that I didn’t. It ultimately leads to your overall water bill and if you are anything like me. I usually end up staying in the bath for about 15 minutes. My partner can spend literally hours, but I just cannot do it.

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Out with the old?

Over the weekend I read an article that was about Amazon opening up their first “bookstore” and I have to admit that I was highly disappointed to hear about their set up.

Amazon Book is redefining bookstores, and we’re not sure what to think about it.

I get wanting to display Kindles and that stuff, I even understand about giving a discount to Amazon customers, but the rest is just wrong. What about people who DON’T want to use cards or an app, and why not have the prices display? I don’t know about anyone, I’m not buying something when I can’t see the price and I’m not using mobile data to find out. I might IF they offered free wifi. What about people who don’t have a smart phone? Not everybody does. I feel like this might do well at the beginning, but go downhill fast.

Has anyone here actually been to the store? Everything I’ve read so far, it’s not well…great. Did you have a good experience, or was it more like this writers?

Amazon’s Brick-and-Mortar bookstores are not built for people who actually read (The New Yorker, Jia Tolentino, May 30 2017) … Who after on book she was interested in:

because I didn’t have the Amazon app on my phone, and didn’t want to download it, I needed to pay with a card linked to my Prime membership, and I had left my linked card at home.

The writer then went to another bookstore, and ended up buying books she had wanted or forgotten that she had wanted. She had to pay a little bit more, but like she said “paid from them happily”.

This or That? #95

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This or That? #95

This week Bookmark Chronicles would like to know:

How long has it been since you last bought a book?

  • 1-7 days
  • 8-14 days
  • 15-21 days
  • 22-28 days
  • Over a month

It has been kind of over a month since I bought a book. I say “kind of” because I did buy a book from where I work, a lot of Libraries will have some sort of book sale. They make good money from those. From an actual book store, has definitely been over a month. My brother got me a book store gift certificate and I have actually bought a book from the store. Now comes the responsibility though of what books do I buy, do I wait for a sale, do I just go crazy and get what I want. Or do I wait for a book I want to read to come out or be on sale…The pressure!lol

Yes! Just Yes!

I don’t think that I even need to write a whole post about this one!

19 F@#king Infurating things about Women’s clothing! (Buzzfeed Article)

I have actually been trying to get another jumper/sweater that I can just wear around the house (I only really have the one) and I can say that I can completely relate to Number 8,9 and 17 at the moment!

Geeky Things

I am a bad online retail shopper, there are some things that I just wont buy. I find it much easier to actually visit the stores, so things like jeans and shoes I will go to the shops and buy from. Even though there are so many beautiful things online as well…Sometime you cannot trust that they are going to fit properly and well.

But these are not those things!

The amazing site “Think Geek.com (USA)” have this amazing section that I have just discovered and I wanted to share with you. The have a section specifically for “Book Lovers” and I WANT ALL THE THINGS!!!

Book Lovers … Think Geek

Mama Preached!

Oh my goodness, normally my Mother pays me out non-stop whenever I buy a dress. Mainly because I buy these gorgeous dresses and then never wear them out. Nearly, at least every third night, I do some online retail window shopping. This night I’ve been looking and showing my mum these gorgeous dresses and outfits….Do you know what my Mum said “Well maybe gorgeous dresses and playsuits, should be your style”.

So pretty much since my Mother gave me her blessing I’ve already bought two!lol

Do you have a “style”? What would you call your style?

I’m going to see if this just wearing gorgeous dresses whenever I go out anywhere, works out for me!

Retail Therapy…

I cannot lie I’ve been working full time at a casual rate over the last couple of months and I am finally getting ahead with my finances. After Christmas was over (which feels like another life time ago already) my finances were bad.

It is a really great feeling to be able to do some retail therapy and not feel like I’m eating to “cookie jar” hehe.

I like dresses…I have too many now though, I’ve gotten to the rule now that when I buy a new dress I have to get rid of a dress…What is your retail therapy?

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