In defence of doing nothing

I’m really bad at doing nothing. I work full time and when it comes to the weekend, I promise myself that I’ll have one day to ‘get shit done’ and another to actually relax. Unfortunately the day of rest very rarely actually happens. Don’t get me wrong, I start off with the best of intentions but I struggle to get rid of the nagging feeling that this needs doing or that needs seeing to and before I know it, I’ve created a list of things I need to do. Now that’s all well and good but by the time Monday morning rolls around, I don’t feel like I’ve really had the time to rest and recuperate for the week ahead.
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Emily x

Do we take too many photos?

Last month, my boyfriend and I were at a restaurant in London for his birthday. It was one of our favourites and I always order the same dessert: a chocolate bombe which hot salted caramel sauce is then poured over, the chocolate slowly melting away to reveal the delicious centre. After the waiter had walked away, Matt remarked that he was ‘surprised I hadn’t filmed it.’ He was referring to the fact that the last few times I had always whipped my phone out to capture the dessert revelation.
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Emily x

So when are you getting married? And other questions not to ask

 

I am at the age, or rather time in my life, where what I am going to do next in life is somewhat of interest to other people. But I don’t mean the countries I plan on visiting or the career progression I would like to take. Oh no, the question on everyone’s lips, whether it is spoken or not, is: So when are you going to get married?
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Emily x

5 ways and reasons to unleash your inner child

I don’t know about you, but when I was a child, I couldn’t wait to grow up. I couldn’t wait to work (ha!) or have a car which I could jump in whenever I wanted (I imagined intense 3am drives where I stared moodily out at the road with some indie band playing in the background). But now, at 25 years of age, my thinking is a little different. I still enjoy all the ‘perks’ of adulthood such as eating cake for dinner and being able to go to bed when I please (10pm, admittedly…) but there will always be that longing for childhood.
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Emily x

Why we should all step out of our comfort zone

I will hold my hands up and admit that I will avoid situations that make me uncomfortable at all costs. If I am invited to an event I don’t want to go to, I will find an excuse to get me out of it. Similarly, if there is someone I don’t want to talk to for whatever reason, I’ll make sure that our paths don’t cross.

But over the last six months or so, I’ve slowly realised that those awkward, uncomfortable situations are actually needed.
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Emily x