• Ten Reasons To Drink More Water-glass of water-reasons to drink water-health benefits of water-healthy living-wellness
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    Ten Reasons To Start Drinking More Water

    Are you drinking enough water each day? According to the NHS Eatwell guide, we should all aim to drink around six to eight glasses of water a day to avoid dehydration. Low-fat milk, sugar-free drinks, tea and coffee all count towards the intake too. As well as keeping us hydrated and quenching our thirst, there are oodles of benefits that come from drinking water. Here are my top ten reasons to start drinking more water…   Aids weight loss Water has zero calories and zero sugars so it’s definitely the healthiest drink option out there. If you drink a glass of water before a meal it can suppress your appetite,…

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    Gratitude list #3

    Gratitude list #3 is the third instalment of my gratitude series. I enjoy writing a gratitude list because it means I have to stop, sit down and really take the time to appreciate everything I have to be grateful for. Life seems to move so fast and I don’t think we always realise just how much we have to be appreciative of in our lives.   With that, here are the things I am grateful for in Gratitude list #3: I have finally managed to sit down and start reading some of the books I bought a few months ago. I’ve been looking forward to reading them for a while…

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    What is Wellness?

    When you hear the word ‘wellness’ what do you think about? I think wellness is typically thought of in relation to a person’s physical health and wellbeing. That’s right, to an extent, but there is actually a lot more to achieving wellness than that. So then, what is wellness? And how do we achieve it? Wellness is about making a deliberate effort to be healthy in body and mind, being happy, and living the optimal life. There are actually seven dimensions to wellness, and it is thought that if we are healthy and happy in each of these areas, then we will lead a fulfilled life and have achieved wellness.…

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    Gratitude List #2

    For me, this year is about letting go of the past, having a gratitude attitude, and taking the time to really appreciate everything I am already blessed with. After a few rough years, I have set myself a motto for this year, which is: ‘Life Changing’. And you know what, it will be! I will make sure of it. One of my first steps towards achieving this was realising that I needed to change my mindset, and think more positively. I was stuck on negative, dwelling on things I didn’t have. I have rebranded my blog, and I suppose I am rebranding my life too. In order to remind myself…

  • Gratitude List #1-gratitude list-gratitude journal-table with a diary on it decorated with a flower, jewellery and a cup of tea
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    Gratitude List #1

    When I sat down at my computer to write a blog post a few days ago, I never intended the outcome to be a post about writing gratitude journals and gratitude lists. I had been feeling down for the best part of the day and it was affecting my ability to write. It was like a dark cloud following me around. I have been struggling with depression since last year but I’ve been making a conscious effort to try and see the positives in everyday life. Hence the rebrand from Stressy Mama to Serenely Sam. But sometimes, that dark cloud still rears its ugly head, especially when my Endometriosis is causing…

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    How do you write a Gratitude List?

    Have you ever heard of a gratitude list or a gratitude journal? They are like a diary where you record all the things you are grateful for, the things you have to feel positive about, or even what you want to give thanks for. Keeping a gratitude journal or writing a gratitude list is a great way to help you relax, promote positive thinking, and helps you learn to appreciate everything you have in your life. This all sounds great, but how do you write a gratitude list? Here are my top tips: Go Shopping Buy some nice new pens and a gratitude journal. Alternatively, you could just buy a new…

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    Life Overhaul: Going from Stressy to Serene

    Hi there! Welcome to the Serenely Sam blog and my very first post! I’m Sam, and prior to blogging here at Serenely Sam, you could find me blogging as Stressy Mama. I dedicated a year of my life to the Stressy Mama blog but I needed a change! You can read more about me on my About Me page. I discovered that the name of my blog was similar to another blogger’s name and I was concerned that the similarities would confuse people. Though a rebrand would involve a lot of hard work, I knew it was for the best. Yes, my stats and DA score would be affected, but I’d…