Posts tagged Personal
Ways I'm Investing In Myself For 2017

The year of 2016 brought with it a whole lot of new experiences to the fold and it has taught me a lot of who I am or who I want to be despite me being a few years off 30. This post is all about some of the struggles from the year and how I plan to help myself be the best version of me, whatever form that it will take. Here's how I'm going to try to make 2017 a good year, how about you? What are you going to try harder with?

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Getting Rid Of Some Worrier Baggage

We all have those niggles and comparative thoughts on what we 'should' be doing with our time which could possibly lead to a negative way of how you assess your day, instead of feeling guilty here's some baggage I'm planning to let go of and why. I can be a worrier and as such it can lead to an over-analysing cycle that can be hard to break, here are some things I'm ready to stop beating myself up with. What have you decided to stop feeling bad about?

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Everyday Moments To Love

Call me boring, call me grandma but I'm In love with those little moments and objects that have the ability to add a little bit of happiness to your day. There are so many good things within your more mundane elements of life, that I thought I'd share a list of what can make me smile. What about you? What do you like about your everyday?

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Dealing With Feelings Of Inadequacy

The emotion of inadequacy is something that can haunt us forever and a day, it can stem from comparison but it can come in ripples or can turn into crashing waves of negativity. Personally I'm no stranger to these feelings of being good enough and these are thoughts you've had to overcome for a while. So whilst I admit this is not one of the happiest topics I have ever discussed on Not Copper Armour but it is something that can be quite relevant in an age of looks, insecurities and criticism. How would you help those who are suffering with the feelings of being inadequate?

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The Love & Hate Of Blogging

Once you get the blogging bug it's incredibly hard to shift, with this you'll come across both the positives and negatives of the creative outlet. With blogging they'll be times where you find yourself either loving your space on the internet or seriously questioning your direction and the content you produce. How you feel about your blog can affect your work levels or mood in general, so what do you love and hate about blogging?

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Why Blogging Is Good For Self Growth

Blogging although not a new concept is still majorly misunderstood by many and as such it isn't all about getting free products, it can affect us both physically and mentally and in this post we'll be discussing some ways it can change us. I started properly blogging in 2014, I made the choice to take this space more seriously last year and after not looking back I have noticed a change in myself. How has blogging affected you whether you're a reader or a creator?

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Beating The Monday Blues

Ahh Monday, the dreaded first day of the working week where we drag our bodies reluctantly out of bed and skip to work - here are some ways to better the Monday morning experience. Whether you work from home, an office or have to travel out and about regardless of your job type it's important to start the working week the right way with a more positive attitude. How do you better your Monday morning?

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Silencing Your Inner Critic

If you're someone who tends to question their own thoughts then you may be your own biggest critic which can give you the insight and inspiration to spur you forward however it could also be a hindrance to your wellbeing. Personally, I can be a bit of a worrier and can be very self-critical of my life journey, my achievements and my choices which can cause a few sleepless nights if I'm unlucky. Here are some ways to help your inner critic and quieten that deafening (sometimes negative) voice.

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Reviewing The Yearly Goals

I hate to say it but 6 months have passed since I assessed my intended 2016 goals, it's odd to think so much time has passed but let's see if I've been sticking to my objectives. I generally wouldn't consider my goals 'new years resolutions' as I feel that gives me somewhat of an excuse to overlook them these are more lifestyle changes I wish to stick to. I think it's important to look back on your past targets (even more personal lifestyle ones) to that you can celebrate how far you've come, what goals have you accomplished during the year?

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Thoughts On Style & Helping To Define Your Own

A while a go I wrote a post on my own personal style lessons which can be foundhere, it spoke of things that affect me and my body which may or may not be applicable to me. Whilst I adore people watching viewing all the stylish people with their weird and wonderful get ups I realise the concept of style is an incredibly personal one. It's something we hopefully grow to love and explore in our own way, here are a few thoughts on fashion and style. What do you think of personal style and fashion?

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Ideas For A Rainy Day

The seasons are changing here in the UK, meaning that although there have been many glorious days with blue skies and fresh blossoms it's inevitable that there will be just as many days full of rain. Instead of sitting around, feeling frustrated that the rain has scuppered your plans there are loads of things you can do and ways to spend your time. So depending on whether you fancy a day of relaxation or productivity I have a few ways to help get over those rainy blues and have an enjoyable day regardless of the weather.

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Not Copper Armour: The Rebrand

After much debate and several failed attempts it's time Not Copper Armour had a mini overhaul, so after hours of figuring out confusing code and enlisting the help of my very patient partner on the matter, I'm proud to present Not Copper Armour 2.0. Whilst design wise it isn't that dissimilar from it's previous incarnation but it's a sleeker, cleaner and slightly more refined option that suits my style better. What do you think think of the new design?

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Capturing A Photographic Journey

My love affair with photography is one that has and will last a life time ever since my parents gave me my first film camera that had some kind of animal on the front, the subject has allowed me to expand my knowledge and push myself to new creative heights. I thought it would be fun to look back on my past creative endeavours, whether successful or not and reminiscence about past stages. As a creative what were your past stages to where you are now?

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Things To Make You Smile

Of late I've been feeling a bit stuck, uninspired and I've needed a few pick me ups to get the ball rolling for my motivation. Happiness is something I've been working hard on and in today's post it's all about the little things that make me smile and make my day all the better. Don't overlook the small everyday things as they really could make all the difference to how you perceive certain tasks and situations.

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Helping The Worrier In You

Being a constant worrier can be a struggle, it can be exhausting, time consuming and quite frankly really annoying, in part this can be related or can cause eventual anxiety over certain situations - which no one wants. Over time you can establish not only the ways but also the confidence to combat such a personal issue, in this post we're going to look at the reasons behind why we worry but also a few ways to hopefully help you overcome the panic and anxiety. How do you determine when your worrying to much? And how do you deal with it?

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The Online Blog Plans

The past year of 2015 saw me fall in love with blogging, and whilst admittedly the blog is still a baby compared to more established blogs out there, but it grew in ways which I didn't think could happen. It's a slow process but I'm willing to push myself and the blog to grow Not Copper Armour into a place I'm really proud of. These are my blogging goals for the year, what are yours?

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