My Pick me up Playlist.

Hi guys

Paige here again.

I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite songs to listen to when I’m not feeling my usual perky self, or when I have my head buried into my laptop working on a post.

So why not grab yourself a hairbrush and put on you dancing shoes (Who else does this, I know I do?!)  and get ready to boogie!!

  1. The Chainsmokers – Roses
  2. The Chainsmokers – Closer
  3. DNCE – Cake by the ocean (Love, Love, Love)
  4. Duran Duran- Girls on film (Oldie but goldie)
  5. Duran Duran – Reflex
  6. Josh Record – Bones
  7. We the Kings – I like it (Shout out Charles Trippy, CTFxC)
  8. We the Kings – I feel alive
  9. Taeyeon ft – Dean – Starlight (She’s is a Kpop star, love her music.)
  10. EXO – Lucky one (An awesome Kpop band that I could listen to all day )
  11. MØ – Final song
  12. BTS – Literally anything by them (Another Kpop band, *cheeky wink*)
  13. Got7 – Just right/Fly (Love both songs but I can listen to anything by them, and they’re another Kpop band. Haha)
  14. Flour East – Sax (Always gets me dancing)
  15. Twenty one pilots – Heathens (Loved the movie Suicide Squad)
  16. Wham – Last Christmas (Yes, I know its September…)
  17. Train – Shake up Christmas
  18. Wizard – I wish it could be Xmas everyday
  19. Mariah Carey – All I want for Christmas is you (Last christmas song, I promise)
  20. And lastly, Thirty Seconds to Mars – Do or Die/ City of Angels

I hope you go and give some of them a listen, I’d love to hear some of your Pick me up songs. Tweet me @2close_2cope or Instagram me at @2close2cope

Until next time

Yours

Paige xoxo

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Motivation and Inspiration

Hello!

Who here finds it hard to stay motivated and inspired, to carry on with your goals in life, especially when things seem to be getting hard? I know I do. I find that I give up before I get going sometimes, letting it slide just because I’m seeing to many hurdles to over come.  Which really isn’t the way to do it, is it? No. So I’ve devised some ways to keep my motivation and inspiration constantly topped up just by following these simple steps… Unknown-1

  1. Seek the good reasons. Always look for all the good reasons as to why you’re continuing on with what your doing. Every little step has a good reason behind it, though it may not seem so at first. Take a step back and look, and soon enough you’ll find it, giving you the motivation to carry on! Not all the task you will do will have a reason, however they feel so natural to do they don’t need it. So if your ever stuck doing a task you hate, just remember; look for the good reason as to why your doing it! Unknown-2

2. Change the view. Maybe theres a different way of completing this task, take another look and see if theres a more interesting and preferable way of completing it.  You may doing everything correctly and efficiently, but if it doesn’t feel right don’t do it that way. There are many routes you can take to complete a task effectively and efficiently while enjoying the task, keeping your motivation and inspiration!

3. Find the fun in it. Remember attitude is everything when it comes to completing tasks, making a task interesting and fun will encourage you to do it. Depending on how you look at it will change the attitude towards it, ask yourself ‘how can i make this enjoyable?’ and answers will begin to pop up. As long as you can learn to look at any task as being potentially enjoyable theres no where you can go wrong with this step. (well of course, the odd jobs that no one likes doing!) Unknown

4. See your progress! Never forget to look back at what you have accomplished, even if doesn’t seem like a lot. Remember it won’t happen over night, so every small step taken is one closer to your destination.

5. Reward. Never let an accomplishment slip. Reward and appreciate yourself! Your working hard for this, you deserve it!

 

Hope this helps!

Until next time

Yours

Paige xoxo

Say YES!

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Hello all,

How many of you turn things down, shy away from new things just because they’re out of your comfort zone? How often does the word ‘NO’ slip out of your mouths? For me, it’s a regular occurrence.

Being someone who suffers with introvertitis (Yes, I just made that word up!) I can fully understand the feeling of absolute fear when it comes to exploring just outside your ‘safe zone’. Saying no allows us to stay within that zone; allows us to be fully knowing, and being comfortable, in what we are doing. I, myself, can admit hands up that I can be very much a control freak; so when it comes to doing anything that I have know idea in what is happening I just ‘nope’ out of the situation. I run a mile and hide myself away meaning I end up in missing out of some amazing adventures and experiences!

I have come to find 90% of the time I allow my mind to take over, it begins to make the decisions for me. It shows me all the wonderful qualities of my ‘safe zone’, you know all the home comforts; and that outside is a cold and scary place, when really it isn’t. Its just a world of new and exciting possibilities. Introvertitis is and can be confining only allowing you to take small steps, shadowing the brighter colours of the world around you. And to be honest with you, I’ve had enough. Ive had enough of taking those baby steps, i want to take long strides and fully shake away the fear. Do I want to keep having to turn things down just because my mind is racing a mile a minute coming up with every scenario under the sun? No and neither should you!

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Its about time to say yes! It may take time, to shake away the beasties that keep creeping their way back in. But its important to start, start saying yes even to the smallest of opportunities. Begin to take those strides out of your comfort zone. Its time to start saying “I’m glad I did that.” instead of “I wished I did that.” or at least “Im glad I tried that.” It is better to try than not to do it, its okay to worry sometimes allow yourself to do that, but make sure to dip your feet in the water, test it out before you say no. At least then you won’t have the words ‘What if” floating around your head. (Make sure to check out my other post ‘What if’!!).

Make it your mission, like my own, to say yes to at least one thing a day. Weather it may be  going to the restaurant, table for one or taking the train somewhere new for the day or by simply saying yes to that pair of to die for heels you’ve been wanting forever. Seize the moments in your life so you can look back on them and smile, remembering that you said yes and you took control, (or didn’t have control in my case haha) and you enjoyed it never the less.

 

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Sometimes all it takes is for you to step back and have a look at the bigger picture, we have one go at life (Unless you believe differently) and we have to make the most of it. Happiness is something we can all reach and all it might  take is for us to say YES

 

 

 

Until next time,

Your

Paige xoxo