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How To Achieve A Healthy Balance In Life

How To Achieve A Healthy Balance In Life / Blog Simplicity in Vogue - Healthy living, wellness, self-care, self love, wellbeing, mental health, how to find the perfect life balance, be brave

Our mental health is one of our most important assets. If we don’t have balance in our lives, then every other aspect of what we do can suffer, from our jobs and our interpersonal relationships to our physical health. The perfect balanced life is almost impossible to achieve and this can feel very elusive and hard to get it right but it's vital to try to find some kind of balance. How do you make sure everything is kept in check? Well, quite like maintenance on your house, it's an ongoing process. Letting problems build up is asking for trouble, and ignoring minor issues allows them to develop into major ones.

Think about when your plumbing springs a leak. If you leap into action immediately - fetching bowls and towels, calling a plumber- you’ll sustain minimal damage. If you ignore that same leak, it will seep into the walls, undermining the foundations of the building itself and eventually it may all come tumbling down. It's the same with your mental health. A little ongoing maintenance, even if you don’t think there are major issues, is a far better approach than letting things build up. Finding time to look after yourself doesn’t have to be onerous or a really big commitment. Little steps on a weekly basis can really help you to stay on top of things.

7 Reasons To Take Up Yoga

7 Reasons To Take Up Yoga / Blog Simplicity in Vogue - yoga benefits, wellness, wellbeing, lifestyle, yoga for health, body and mind

Yoga has its origins from deep within Indian culture, dating back to around 5000 years ago and it's about bringing harmony to the mind and body. People have been practising yoga as part of their daily lives for thousands of years across ages and cultures. In more modern times, the teachings of yoga have been spread internationally and it has become a global force. Adepts of yoga swear by its benefits on their overall wellbeing, so could this be an activity for everyone? Is yoga something that we should all be practising? Is yoga something that you have tried before, or perhaps it’s something that you have been meaning to try for ages yet have never quite got around to? If it is the latter, today I am going to be sharing 7 reasons to take up yoga, so perhaps it will give you the nudge to finally give it a go.

How To Feel Like A VIP

How To Feel Like A VIP / Blog Simplicity in Vogue - self-care, self love, feel special, wellness, vip treatment

When you get a little down in the dumps, it can be really hard to improve your mood on your own. Dragging yourself out of bed, skipping your skin routine and crawling to work, it’s easier to emphasise the unhappiness rather than work to improve it. However, it’s on you to take steps in order to be in a much better frame of mind and feel more special, so here’s a little help to get you started.

Rome: Making the Most of a Romantic City Break

Rome: Making the Most of a Romantic City Break / Blog Simplicity in Vogue - where to go for holidays, romantic places to visit, italy, italian cities, travel tips, what shoes to wear for travel

Rome is one of the best places in the world for a romantic city break. The city itself is packed with romance, culture and history. When in Rome, you are surrounded by gorgeous architecture and scenery. There are romantic restaurants at every turn, and there are plenty of magical corners for a romantic moment.

Its reputation as one of the most romantic cities in the world also means that it’s filled with passionate people. When in Rome you are surrounded by couples looking for romantic breaks. People are proposing and declaring their love for each other. Restaurants are packed with tables for two and people holding hands and gazing at each other lovingly. It’s easy to get carried away with it all, and even the less romantically inclined amongst us can start to feel a little loved up.

Unfortunately, however, with so many places to visit and so much to see, it’s easy to find yourself feeling rushed. You don’t want to waste a second of your time in Rome, but this just makes you feel pressured and ruins the mood unless you find ways to make the most of your time.

Adding a '90s Twist To Your Look

90s style, 90s trends, crop tops, tie-dyes, flare jeans, hair clips, grunge style, fashion blogger, influencer style, 2019 fashion trends

Fashion is cyclical and it's about old ideas repackaged and repurposed with a contemporary twist. Thus, you can expect to see a cycle of trends that takes us back around 20 or 30 years and re-sells us the kinds of clothes our parents might have worn in their youth with a few more modern bells and whistles. As such, you’ll often see '90s influences in today’s looks and silhouettes in the same ways that the gradual flares and pointed collars of mid-90s fashion owed a debt to the looks of the '70s.

Lifestyle Factors That Can Negatively Affect Your Mental Wellbeing

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Should you be suffering mentally at the moment, you have a number of options open to you.

You could see your doctor for advice on medication and counseling options. You could book yourself into a treatment center, such as this family psychotherapy service. And for the purpose of this article, you could consider your lifestyle. You see, while your mental wellbeing can be compromised by biological and other factors outside of your control, there might also be issues within your lifestyle that are causing you to feel the way you do.

Consider the following lifestyle factors that could affect your mental wellbeing. If any of them relate to you, as well as seeing your doctor and considering therapy, you might also want to take steps to manage the life you are living.

Helping Those You Love With Their Mental Health

Helping Those You Love With Their Mental Health | Blog Simplicity in Vogue | @ByAndreaB - wellness, wellbeing, depression, anxiety

Watching someone that you care deeply suffering from a mental health problem can be tough. The great news is that there are things that you can do and strategies you can use to help them alleviate their suffering and be as supportive as possible. As someone who suffers from anxiety, it can be really annoying when someone doesn't understand you and try to minimize what you're feeling. Read on to find out what you can do to help.

Refreshing Yourself Throughout The Spring

Refreshing Yourself Throughout The Spring | Blog Simplicity in Vogue | @ByAndreaB - wellness, wellbeing, spring, refresh your life

It can be absolutely wonderful to take stock of your current situation from time to time and try to see what might be holding you down. Perhaps a recent difficulty has you feeling a little bit shaken, or you simply feel exhausted from the heavy amount of work you’ve had to do. Perhaps you’re quite comfortable, but still feel that you could be doing more. Maybe you have a difficult and quite large project upcoming, and you’re starting to quake in your boots worrying about everything going wrong.

It's Spring now in the northern hemisphere. This is often a season of rebirth, growth, and beauty. It’s a symbol of new beginnings. This means that more than any other season, there’s a freshness and vitality you may wish to step into and enjoy. This can also be a great place to draw a line in the sand and consider how you are right now in the present, not what the past might be demanding of you. With that advice, let us consider:

A Fashionista's Guide To Holidaying With Hand-Luggage

A Fashionista's Guide To Holidaying With Hand-Luggage / Blog Simplicity in Vogue / @ByAndreaB - travel tips, how to pack, travel light, fashion and style

For the style-conscious, getting away provides the ideal excuse to buy new pieces and have fun with fashion. By the end of our vacation shopping, most of us struggle to meet even the checked luggage weight of our flight companies. Ahh, the joys of trying to weigh a crammed suitcase onto bathroom scales. That’s why this post might send fear through you. How could you ever go away with just hand luggage? It’s madness. Why would we even suggest something so absurd?

In truth, though, rising prices mean checked luggage isn’t always a wise choice. It can end up costing more than your flights themselves if you aren’t careful. By comparison, one piece of checked luggage is free with most flight carriers. And, as can be seen from reviews like those on Veolia Cargo, most luggage options now come in hand-held designs as well. Many even state which airlines you can take them on. If the price isn’t temptation enough, consider that it’s also possible to look amazing all holiday with just hand luggage. All you need to do is make sure you take care of the following when you pack.

How Dogs can Benefit your Psychological Wellbeing

It is a well-known fact that dogs are great for your mental health. More and more research is being done every day to prove this, and they can also help with any psychological issues that you have as well. Besides being cute and the friendliest animals on earth, here are some other benefits that might make you want to have a dog right now. 

5 Ways To Colour Coordinate Your Outfit

Incorporating colour into your outfit can have all kinds of effects – it can help to accentuate physical characteristics and it can also have a psychological impact on the way others interact with you. Here are just five ways to colour coordinate your outfit in order to get the best results.

Actively Improving Your Mental Health in the New Year

Actively Improving Your Mental Health in the New Year / Blog Simplicity in Vogue / @ByAndreaB - wellbeing, depression, anxiety, eating disorder

Mental health had somewhat of a taboo attached to it in the past. To some extent, many of us avoid talking about it still today. There are lots of people who have faked a physical illness in order to take time off work to deal with a mental illness and plenty of people who are missing out on therapy and treatment because they are reluctant to talk about their struggles and symptoms with their doctor. But the good news is that we are, as a society, becoming more and more open about mental health and mental illness. If you have found yourself facing mental health concerns at any point through 2018, you should take the step into the new year as an opportunity to actively improve your mental health as best as you can! Here are a few steps that you can take in order to get the ball rolling in the right direction:

How to Significantly Reduce Your Monthly Expenses

How to Significantly Reduce Your Monthly Expenses - how to save money, minimal living, minimalism, new year's resolutions

Unless you’re a famous celebrity or happen to work in a position that brings in boatloads of cash, then you’re probably like everyone else, and wish you had a little bit more money to play with. While you can’t magically gift yourself more money (though do think about asking for a raise, if you think you’ve earned one), you can bring more money into your life by reducing your expenses. This doesn’t mean reducing the quality of your lifestyle; it means keeping things essentially the same, but making sure it doesn’t cost as much! Below, we take a look at a few simple changes, which will lead to significant savings. By the way, as we are at the end of the year, this could be part of your new year's resolutions, haha.

Winter Wardrobe Inspiration from Celebrities & Influencers

Winter Wardrobe Inspiration from Celebrities & Influencers / Blog Simplicity in Vogue / @ByAndreaB

If you live in a part of the world where temperatures are now getting lower and lower with winter arriving or you are planning to travel to one of these places, then it can be a good idea to change up your wardrobe and add a few extras that are going to keep you warm. But because of the internet, it means that we can steal the style of the celebrities and influencers that we love. But what are they wearing over winter? Here are some of the styles and celebrities that have been making winter look good.

Investing in a Bicycle Could Make Inner City Living Easier

Investing in a Bicycle Could Make Inner City Living Easier / Blog Simplicity in Vogue / @ByAndreaB - wellness, wellbeing, lifestyle blog, why you should have a bicycle

Cyclists tend to get a bit of a bad rep when you talk to other road users. But really, they are individuals who are helping the planet at the same time as helping themselves and you may well want to join their ranks! Here are just a few ways that riding a bicycle can help to make inner city living a fair bit easier and a lot more pleasant!