Lifestyle: Are You Doing What Makes You Happy and Feel Good Inside Out?

It has been a while since I blogged, I had to take a break from social media for a little bit to detox, once in a while I always recommend a detox from social media and apps because it can become overwhelming and distract you from what is important. Today I want to quickly discuss the importance of doing what makes you "Happy", this is something most of us take for granted, we often leave ourselves and feelings behind while doing everything for everyone else and we forget that to make others happy = we have to be happy.

I like to brew a good relaxing tea to start with like "Chamomile" tea, It promotes good sleep trust me, Chamomile tea relaxes nerves and soothes the nervous system, therefore helping you sleep better. It lacks the addition of caffeine and is best consumed before sleeping, but as an added benefit, it also reduces stress, boosts immunity, reduces muscle pain and spasm, gives you clear skin.
Detox Your Skin and Body :
Detoxification is about resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health through a range of methods including yoga, meditation and more. 
It also gives you a glow up, detox helps you radiate a wonderful energy through your skin and aura. It's not easy but start from somewhere, remember you are what you eat too.
Even while trying to detox and cleanse, staying happy is very important, if you do all these and you are still bitter inside then it doesn't work, Lately a lot has happened in the world that can easily get you down, but know that there is a reason for everything that happens.
Ways to stay happy even during these tough and hard times:

1) Be with others who make you smile. we are happiest when we are around those who are also happy. Stick with those who are joyful and let it rub off on you, avoid negative people with negative attitude, sometimes when people see others happy they do their best to dampen your spirit, so if you know anyone like this, stay clear of them.

2) Accept the good. Look at your life and take stock of what’s working, and don’t push away something just because it isn’t perfect. When good things happen, even the very little ones, let them in and be grateful, when we put out good vibes into the world and universe ,good things come back to us, sometimes many of us don't notice it but it comes back, but if you put out negativity , negative things happen around us.
3)Do things you love. Maybe you can’t skydive every day or take vacations especially due to this pandemic, but as long as you get to do the things you love every once in a while, you will find greater happiness.

4) Push yourself, not others. It’s easy to feel that someone else is responsible for your fulfillment, but the reality is that it is really your charge. Once you realize that, you have the power to get where you want to go. Stop blaming others or the world, and you’ll find your answers much sooner.

5)Be open to change. Even if it doesn’t feel good, change is the one thing you can count on. Change will happen, so make contingency plans and emotionally shore yourself up for the experience.
6) Bask in the simple pleasures. Those who love you, treasured memories, silly jokes, warm days, and starry nights—these are the ties that bind and the gifts that keep on giving, sometimes sit up at night and talk about funny memories and experiences, believe me this will help you forget or push aside those sad thoughts that tend to creep in every now and again.
I hope these few tips have been helpful in some way, send me an email with tips on any topic you would like me to write about. Have a blessed day.

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Interior Decorating : DIY Projects Can Be Very Therapeutic.

DIY - BEFORE MEETS AFTER 🎨.
I love taking time off social media often especially to detox and spend my time doing things that make me feel good like "Creativity". As we all try to adjust to our new normal we must not forget to take time out to recuperate, we must never let the negativity of the world stop us from doing the things we love.

Creativity doesn't wait for that perfect moment, everything you can imagine is real so 'Stay Creative".✂️
So two weeks ago I found a cupboard I put aside in my storage, I remember doing so because it was too plain and you all know I am a human magpie, I decided to dazzle it up with some acrylic decors I had and here is the result below.
I had to get rid of those silver knobs first and wanted something different and bespoke.
Then I fetched my acrylic designs and added to the doors, I also changed the knobs.
And below is the final result, the main purpose for this post is to tell you not to think you can't surround yourself or your home with beautiful things, whatever you can imagine in this life can become a reality (Visualisation is Realisation), so get out those forgotten DIY projects/tools and do something with them today - trust me you will feel good about yourself.



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Beauty and Lifestyle : A Few Things I Do Daily To Help Me Stay Sane During This Period.

With everything going on right now in the world, it can be very challenging to keep up with your normal daily routine, I know I do struggle from time to time especially with being a mom and having to always improve my brand/platform every day, but we have to try to invest in ourselves and never forget to put ourself and happiness first, If you are happy, the people around you will be happy.
Today's post is about the few things I do to try to maintain a normal and healthy lifestyle daily.
Start Your Day With A Healthy Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” – and it’s true, we have fasted overnight while sleeping, so skipping breakfast will just add to this fasting period. Missing your morning meal has been found to disrupt blood glucose balance, consequently affecting energy levels and concentration. 
If you leave home without breakfast this means your body would have to play "Catch me if you can" all day long, because it's trying to make up for not eating in the morning, so you won’t be feeling your best, leading to poor overall function. Eating a good breakfast on a regular basis leads to improved mood, better memory and good hormonal balance. The consumption of a healthy daily breakfast has also been found to boost the metabolic rate and consequently lead to efficient weight loss, as well as help to maintain a healthy weight.
An Hour A Day Work - Out:
Exercise helps people lose weight and lower the risk of some diseases. Exercising regularly decreases a person's risk of developing certain diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. Exercise can help a person age well. This may not seem important now, but your body will thank you later. Exercise has been proven to provide a mood booster, as it releases chemicals into your brain that help you feel happier and can ease the effects of depression, ADHD, and anxiety. It can also allow you to sleep better at night, which is important to maintaining an overall good mood.
Set Up A Motivational Work Space In Your Home And Sit There Few Hours A Day:
Use a simple desk, your dressing table, your dining table or even your coffee table. You need to create a positive space that would tempt you into sitting there almost all day without feeling down or depressed. I would like to discourage you from sitting in bed or slouching about, you want to feel like a powerful Boss Queen Or King. You need to create a workspace that feels and looks beautiful but also functional. In a recent post, I mentioned my love for crystals and how certain crystals help you stay focused, I like adding crystals to my home office table that help me stay focused while studying.
Meditation Is Key:
I know a lot of people enjoy Meditation, but after doing further research I realised that some people don't enjoy it, Some feel it's too long a process, some actually find it boring.
Here is what I think- At first when I started meditating I hated it. It took so long to finish, listening to the Guided Meditation got so boring I Stopped and tried other things. I then returned to the basic things I do like, Playing with my Crystals, Burning sage to get rid of negative energy around my surrounding and myself, I enjoy using my Cards and Dices but I still felt drawn to the idea of mastering the Act of Meditation, I tried it again and slowly started liking it, or maybe I liked the voice of the speaker in the Guided Meditation, It was so soothing he put me to sleep so quickly, Since then I have not stopped Meditating. Another good thing about it is this- there’s research suggesting that the practice of meditation may reduce:
Anxiety (Y'all can see I made it bold, this is something many of us struggle with daily especially during this period of Isolation).
Depression
Blood pressure
Insomnia

In a nutshell, it has many Mental and Physical Health Benefit, these are dark times and so much is going on in the world today, what better time to start than now?
Practice Daily meditation because the practice of staying present and mindful for a limited period of time can have numerous benefits for our mental and physical health, When we meditate, we can enhance our focus and decision-making and lessen our feelings of fear and stress.
I do hope this post has been helpful in some way please share and leave a comment below, and stay tuned for more posts coming soon.
XO
Linda O Bella

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Lifestyle : Self-Isolation Or Self-Re Evaluation!

Hi, Lovelies,
 I am just checking in on everyone, I hope you are all holding on and going strong, I want you to know that you are doing the best you can right now, don't forget to have fun and use this time wisely, don't just see this as "Self-Isolation" see it as "Self-Re-Evaluation".
Self-reevaluation is one of the ten processes of change in the transtheoretical model and involves cognitive reappraisal of how behaviour change is part of one’s identity. Although self-reevaluation is a critical motivator for individuals in the contemplation stage of change
We need to use this period to Re-Evaluate ourselves, this is the time to re-connect with who we truly are, It is also a time to rebrand and take time out to improve ourselves. If you have a platform, for example [Blog, Podcast, Vlog, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook] this is the time to work on what kind of platform you want your audience to see.
Firstly Raise your Consciousness:
Consciousness-raising is the process of actively becoming more aware, mindful or conscious of the current situation, Self-reevaluation flows naturally from consciousness-raising. Self-reevaluation means taking stock or appraisal of the behaviour that needs to be changed, and reveals how your values conflict with the problem behaviours.
I am a huge lover of interior decor and design, I also love photography and all things beautiful, I am using this period to study and brush up on my skills as a digital content creator, I want people to be entertained when they visit my platform, that is why I am using this period to re-brand myself and my style.
Social Media Detox:
I love to take time off social media every now and again to detox and study, to also think of ways to improve myself, Social media will always be there so why would I need to spend every minute of my life on it.
It was discovered that most people who use social media end up comparing themselves to the lives of everyone they know. The problem with this is that it can have a serious impact on your self-esteem.
Even if you aren’t aware of it, social media brings out your competitive side. This is because the main basis of social media networks such as Facebook is to attract attention to your posts. Each reaction and comment is a measure of how popular a particular post is, which can make you strive to outdo others and even yourself.
Studies have shown that the more time you spend on a social media site, the more likely you are to develop depression. Additionally, the amount of time you spend on these sites is directly related to whether or not you feel stressed out or happy.
In other words, if you’ve been feeling highly anxious, stressed out or depressed, this is a good time to take a social media detox. It may feel weird at first, but your overall mood should begin to improve as you stay away from Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites for a little while.
Focus Your Energy On Important Things Like Your Health
I know we are told to go out once a day to exercise, but there are still other workouts one can do indoors to improve ourselves, get off that couch and move, it is easy to relax and let ourselves go but one must ask ourselves the bigger question- What would life be like after this is over? How do you foresee your Mental and Physical Health?. I am not perfect myself that is why I am sharing these tips with you also, to encourage you to never give up or assume this is the end of life as we know it, in fact, this is the time to do the things that make you happy and feel good.
Please leave your comments below, let me know your thoughts.


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Lifestyle: My Tips On How To Stay Focused And Productive During This Lock down At Home.

There is no way one can blog a post these days without acknowledging the fact the world is not what it use to be, everything is changing every day, and people are having to find ways to cope and stay sane, and I have been doing more breathwork and meditations lately to keep myself calm and grounded.
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Lifestyle Tips : Things I Do To Keep My Self Mentally And Spiritually Balanced During These Dark Times.

Meditation
I know a lot of people enjoy Meditation, but after doing further research I realized that some people don't enjoy it, Some feel it's too long a process, and some actually find it boring.
Here is what I think- At first when I started meditating I hated it. It took so long to finish, listening to the Guided Meditation got so boring I Stopped and tried other things. I then returned to the basic things I do like, Playing with my Crystals, Burning sage to get rid of negative energy around my surroundings and myself, I enjoy using my Cards and Dice but I still felt drawn to the idea of mastering the Act of Meditation, I tried it again and slowly started liking it, or maybe I liked the voice of the speaker in the Guided Meditation, It was so soothing he put me to sleep so quickly, Since then I have not stopped Meditating. Another good thing about it is this- there’s research suggesting that the practice of meditation may reduce:
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Interior Styling - Sharing My Love For Beautiful Things Especially Mirrors.


I am Still Gushing over my Gold Mirror From Mirror World UK, It fits so well with my Decor and Living Space, I would advise you to please take advantage of a 10% discount of all their mirrors bespoke or ready-made by either quoting reference QT10FF  at the checkout if ordering via the website at www.mirrorworld.co.uk  or call the sales team on 0333 800 8181.

Look In The Mirror- What do you see? :

Now I do not mean this in a Vain way, I mean really Look into the Mirror, See a Perfect and Beautiful Human Being standing there, never be anyone's version of what it should be, be your own kind of Unique, Many of us go through life trying to please people, always trying to get other peoples Opinion, but let me tell you this, Never let anyone one make you feel inferior about yourself without your consent, Every Morning I smile into the Mirror, Do this every morning and you will start to see a big difference in your life, There are two ways to spread light and happiness in the world, "Be the Candle or Be the Mirror That Reflects it.




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Daily Motivation : Learn How To Keep Negative Minds And People Away From Your Positive Zone. #inspiration #qotd

Hey Lovelies,
I am sorry this post is long overdue, I have read your lovely emails and I appreciate all the tips and support, but I will shed light on the topic a little bit and when I am back I will go more into it.
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Lifestyle: I Would Not Be Who I Am Today Without Spirituality.

So It's been a very hectic and strange year and I have not really done a lot of posts about spirituality lately I apologize, I have answered most of your questions via email and Instagram, many of you wanted to know ways to clear negative entities and energies away, I say it starts with the mind and then Action, it's one thing saying you do not want negativity around you and it's another thing to actually do something about it. I am one of those people who don't give a toss what anyone says about me, I live my life the way I want to live it but I live it RIGHT, you must be yourself and not another person's version of you, some people come into your life because they want to exploit you, you have to be strong and be able to recognize a toxic friend, a friend who does not serve you or bring positive things to your life will only end up being your worst enemy, so before things get too messy "Do the right thing" and let them go, a true friend or colleague will try to work it out and find out ways to change their negative behavior while a fake friend will exploit the situation and do what I call "SEEK PITY PARTY" and  "Play the VICTIM", but when it gets to that stage, pat yourself in the back and know that you did the right thing by letting them go.
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Interior Design: Always Try To Add Magical Touches To Your Bedroom. #interiordesign #homedecor


I have always had a passion for interior, but to me, it's more than just decor, it's about creating the perfect space filled with good vibes and energy. If I can not find what I need in-store, I take time to recreate and customise items to suit my needs.


I Love the colour "White", I love being surrounded by bright and vibrant colours too, that's why it means a lot to me when my bedroom space is clear and bright and chic looking.


I enjoyed painting and decorating my Home , In doing this I was able to add my personal magical touches to each corner of the home, I got my bed customised  with an "Egyptian Wingback Headboard" (lol I love anything Egyptian) , I am a hoarder of Cushions lol, as long as they blend in perfectly "let me have it "...


A girl should be two things - Classy and Fabulous, and so should your bedroom be, so make a decision today to revamp and if you need any advice on how to do this at a low cost feel free to email me - shop@lindaobella.com




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