Wednesday, 17 October 2018

8 Tips To Help Your Long Distance Relationship

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Getting into new relationships is an exciting time in your life when everything is new and interesting, and you’re finding out things about yourself. This is one of the big appeals with a lot of relationships these days, and it is the reason why we always crave relationships no matter what age we are. When we are young, we have relationships with friends and family, but as we get older, we enter the world of dating.

This can be a nerve-wracking experience for a lot of people, and there are so many different forms of dating these days that it can seem overwhelming. At the end of the day, when you have a connection with someone, you want to be with that person, even if it may not be convenient. This is why so many people enter into long distance relationships, sometimes against their better judgment. Here are 8 excellent hacks that you can use to help your long distance relationship work out better.

1. Communicate, But Not Too Much

When you are in a long distance relationship, it is important to communicate with one another, but you have to make sure you aren’t doing it too much. A lot of people feel like they need to communicate multiple times a day, every day, and this can make things worse in the long run. It can deepen jealousy and insecurities, and really contribute to making things much more problematic between you. Be sensible about the amount of contact you are having, and try to reach some sort of agreement.

2. Try to Meet Halfway

Another good idea would be to try to make sure you meet up halfway. Being able to meet regularly when you are in a long distance relationship is tricky, but if you both agree to meet halfway, this is much more achievable. That way you are going to be able to see one another more and help to strengthen the bonds of your relationship. Make sure you look at the best ways of achieving more regular meetups, and you will probably find this to be one of the best ways of doing it.
3. Build the Trust

Building trust is very important, and it goes a long way toward helping you improve your long distance relationship. This is something that is so essential for keeping things good between you and alleviating all of those worries that you might have. Knowing you are in an honest relationship is one of the most important things for a person to know, and this is why you need to have as much trust as possible.

4. Stop Comparing Against Past Relationships

One of the traps many of us fall into when we date is to compare our relationship with previous ones that we’ve had. This is the wrong thing to do, and it can cause a lot more issues because it will result in you resenting things. Every relationship is different, and every long distance relationship is especially different. So stop trying to compare things that have been with things that currently are. This is the worst thing you can do to your relationship, and it is a definite recipe for disaster moving forward. Make sure you are focused on improving things as they currently are.

5. Get Married

There are a lot of things you might consider doing that will help to strengthen the relationship you have, and getting married is certainly one of those. The only problem is, if you live in different countries, this is something that may not be easy. So, you need to think about getting partner visa application advice so that one of you can move to the other one’s country and get married to start your lives together. This is why you need to make sure you understand what it entails before you actually commit to anything.

6. Be Sure You Want It

It is important to make sure that a long distance relationship is something you actually want before you get started. There are so many variables to consider here, and it’s not as simple as just deciding you’re going to date. There are a lot of factors that can play a role and affect your relationship in a positive or negative way. And this is why it is so important to make sure you think hard about what you want to achieve as a result of this, and whether you feel it is the right move for you for the future.

7. Experience Similar Things

There are a lot of things you can do that will enhance the bonds of your relationship, even if you live over the other side of the world. And this is important because it will help you a lot with growing closer to one another. One of the best things you can do is to have similar experiences. There is no reason why you can’t experience the same things, and share those experiences with one another. Technology, social media, and smartphones make it so much simpler for people to keep in touch and share things with one another these days, and this is something you need to keep in mind these days as well.  

8. Temper Your Expectations

It is important to make sure you change and adjust your expectations these days. You need to be aware that there are going to be differences in your relationship now that it is long distance. You shouldn’t be expecting to spend every day together and be getting married in a number of months. Things take time, and it is not as simple as just setting all these regular relationship milestones. You need to understand how things differ and make changes accordingly.

As you can see, there is plenty of food for thought here, and this is something that you really need to keep in mind. There are a lot of ideas you may use to help you improve your long distance relationship, and the best way to do this is to make sure you have a plan. Planning and preparation are essential in this respect, and keeping up with this is going to help you a lot.

*Please note that this is a collaborative post*


Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Being Savvy With Your Spending

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Finance is a tricky topic to talk about. Making money is hard, saving money is hard, and prioritising money is even harder. My family have certainly never been billionaires, but we have always had the essentials, and been lucky enough to have a few treats on the side too. Having grown up without a Dad, my Mum has had to do her best to provide for me, and I know for a fact it has been hard at times, what with all the bills and food shopping to pay for - not to mention everything else a young girl wishes for. We never learn much about scrimping and saving, but it's the reality for a lot of families across the world, and it's not something that should be seen as shameful.

I thought that today would be the right time to discuss a website, which can help you when it comes to being more savvy with your pennies, especially as we are getting closer to Christmas every second...


Sunday, 14 October 2018

All About The 'G.E.N.T.L.E.' Goals Method*

Now, it's safe to say that I'm not shy when it comes to talking about mental wellness and the real-life issues that us teenagers and young people go through in today's society. I'm no stranger to opening up and I'll always strive to help others live their best lives.

In this post, I'm going to be sharing with you an innotivate, beautifully designed workbook that emphasises the idea of G.E.N.T.L.E. goals and how you can implement this method into your daily routine. So, grab a hot chocolate, get comfy in bed and listen to me sing songs of praise about this cool creation...


Sunday, 7 October 2018

My FAVOURITE Foundation?

When I first started experimenting with makeup around the age of 10/11, I tried and tested a variety of different base products. I was weirdly more into makeup then than I have been during my actual teenage years, which doesn't make much sense to me. Foundation has always been a major part of any makeup routine, in my opinion, so looking back, I don't personally agree with young girls going all out, and applying it on a regular basis. I don't wear it that often anymore, but for when I do, I have a go-to option and I'm going to be sharing that with you all in today's post...


Friday, 5 October 2018

Love Is A Love/Hate Relationship

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You either love being in love, or you absolutely hate it. If you’re thinking the latter, then we know it’s because you’ve been in a few bad relationships in your past. Either that, or you just really enjoy the single life, and who could blame you?! Relationships are costly, timely, and there’s a 50/50 chance it’s going to end badly, but, I'm not here to shame relationships, because there’s not one thing you can name in life that doesn’t have a negative or two. Love might be a love/hate kind of thing, but I'm going to try and sway you towards the love side of it, because if you put your all into a relationship, and you do end up falling in love, then you will know a love like no other, and you will feel happier than you have ever felt before. I'm going to be talking about how you can ensure that you get into a strong and long lasting relationship, so that you never feel any hate towards love!

Sunday, 30 September 2018

To A Selection Of Crushes I've Had Before

It goes without saying that this post is inspired by the Netflix original show 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before'. The whole nation has become obsessed with the storyline (as well as a certain Peter Kavisky/Noah Centineo), including myself, but I wanted to do something a little bit different than just the typical review.

I'm 99% sure that I saw a post similar to the one I'm about to write, but I can't for the life of me remember who published it, so in this instance, I can't give any credit, which is so annoying! 

Anyway, rather than talking about 5 boys I've loved before (purely because I've only loved one and he's got a couple of posts inspired by him and this one here dedicated to 'us'), I thought I'd talk about 5 of the most significant crushes that I've had in my 17 years of life. I won't be naming names, because that's slightly embarrassing, as well as incredibly irrelevant to all of my readers, but I will be referring to them with initials and talking you through the little story of how I came to get involved with them...

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