Lifestyle: How Photography Got Me Through Some Of My Most Stressful Days .

It's been a while guys and I do apologize, thankfully most of you know how hard it is to multitask and juggle so much, but I always say we each have to find a way to cope, no matter what it is you do make sure it's something that keeps you positive, optimistic and ready to seize the day. 
Strange as it may be to some - I have discovered that photography helps me stay calm and distracted.
Photography has been my go-to medication lol, I even decided to give in to my cravings for darker aesthetics and I realised I was enjoying it more and more, every time I set up a little section for photos and take the picture with the darker filter, etc it gave me this satisfaction (Its like watching ASMR videos) that satisfaction you get.

Photography is the story I fail to put into words, In photography, there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality. To me, Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever, It remembers the little things, long after you have forgotten everything that is why when taking a photo appreciate and enjoy that moment.
Many people think it's just a simple act when one brings out a camera to take pictures. Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.
Like this lovely quote i love from The Late Karl Lagerfeld - What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved, the things have seen around you, the feelings you have felt on a deeper level and you bring all that into one photo (That is magic-Trust Me). This is how I cope when it all gets too much and overwhelming, I just whip out my old school camera and take photos of anything that inspires me or has a meaning to me.
No one know tomorrow or how long this pandemic,lockdown and phase will be but if we don't all start finding ways to soothe our minds and anxiety.
This was just meant to be a short post so you all know I am still here, I have not abandoned my readers, it's just I am trying to Mix n Match and Merge other projects together and it's time consuming. 
 Feel free to email me any tips or topics you would like me to talk about - contact@lindaobella.com .
Please leave a comment below also ,tell me how you cope during stressful days.


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Lifestyle: Ways To Stay Positive And Motivated Daily.

 Being positive means you are choosing to see the bright and beautiful side of things. It means that you can recognize that struggle and pain are not the only things out there, even if they are the only things you can see at the time, It means you are trying to do all within your power/abilities to rise above all negativity. 

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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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Essential Elements for a Cosy Home


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As your personal sanctuary, your home should feel cosy, warm and soothing. The key to achieving such an ambience lies in combining design elements that will give your space an inviting flair and transform it into your comfy haven.
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Subtle mood lighting

With the right lighting, you can fill your home with a warm glow and a cosy vibe. Subtle or dim mood lighting will create an intimate ambience in your space, inspiring relaxation and romance. While table and floor lamps can set the mood in your living room, you can use magical string lights in your bedroom for a whimsical effect. In the evening, you can just turn off your overhead lighting and let lamps and other subtle solutions bring a touch of warmth to your space. You can also introduce lovely scented candles and let them fill your space with their flickering glow.
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Wooden elements

Introducing natural wood to your home will not only elevate its style, but it will also add to its comfort. Soft wooden tones are inherently warm, especially when illuminated with soft natural light or gentle mood lighting. You have a range of stunning options for using wood in your home. From timeless hardwood floors to furniture pieces and decorative details, wood will undoubtedly help you give your space homey appeal. You can use it for your frames, decorative bowls, vases and other elements that will bring the charm of wood to your home.
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A cosy colour palette

Your choice of colours in your home will also have an effect on its general atmosphere. For a welcoming look, you should go with layers of warm neutral tones, such as different shades of beige, brown, soft yellow, white and off-white, etc. For instance, a soft colour scheme of whites, off-whites and beiges in combination with natural wood will help you create a slightly rustic ambience that exudes romance, comfort and style. Furthermore, wood and warm tones will help you create a balance if you also go with cooler shades. Nonetheless, you should layer your neutrals in order to create a deeper, cosier look.
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Stunning window treatments

Dressing up your windows will definitely make your home cosier and more comfortable. The additional layer of insulation will help you maintain a comfortable indoor temperature during both summer and winter. Furthermore, the very appeal of window treatments will help you create an inviting vibe in your cosy home. For instance, long, heavy drapes puddling on your floor will give your living space a romantic, lush look. However, if you’re not a fan of drapes and curtains, there are other equally stylish solutions. For example, shutters and blinds are a popular option in the Land Down Under. Moreover, versatile blinds in Melbourne come in various style and designs, enabling you to elevate your home d├ęcor and create a cosy ambience. You can go with chic Roman blinds that will provide you with privacy and sun protection while also introducing a beautiful fabric, colour or pattern.
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Soft, rich textiles

Layers of textiles and cosy materials will give depth to your space and create an atmosphere of comfort. For a truly cosy vibe, you should go with lush, soft fabrics and let their texture take the centre stage. Plush throw pillows, soft knit blankets and cosy throws will be beautiful additions to your space, adding another layer of cosiness to your sofas, chairs and beds. You should also introduce plenty of area rugs and possibly even layer them. You can go with a faux sheepskin rug and place it against a leather piece of furniture. This way, you’ll be able to create a striking contrast and soften the leather piece.
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A fireplace inside, a fire pit outside

A mesmerising fire feature is another essential for a cosy home. If you have a fireplace, you should use it as the focal point in your room, letting the crackling sound of fire fill your space with cosiness. Arranging your furniture around it will create a comfortable vibe and inspire intimacy, romance and family togetherness. Similarly, you can introduce a cosy fire pit in your backyard sanctuary. Even the simplest design will fill your outdoor haven with a warm, cosy glow, keeping you and your loved ones comfortable on a chilly night.
Introducing these essential elements will help you give your home a cosy, inviting and homey look. It will also fill it with romance, intimacy and magic, allowing you to truly relax and enjoy your space.
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