Sleep Hypnosis: Does it really work?

Sleep is a topic that has been discussed SO much recently. Only the other day I was watching the news when it was discussing the rising rates of children and adults with insomnia and difficultly sleeping – I 100% fall amongst this category and recently I’ve struggled ridiculously with my sleeping pattern only getting to sleep sometimes at like 6 which is awful! One thing I’ve tried and tested in order to help me is sleep hypnosis. 

I do engage in sleep hypnosis quite often sometimes multiple times a week so I think I do have a lot of experiences on whether or not it works so I wanted to share these experiences with you and hopefully help out some of you who struggle like me. 

The way I do this is through YouTube – late one night before Christmas I was just willing to try anything so I just googled sleep hypnosis and tried it out. From what I remember it partially worked I fell asleep and then woke up later. Since then I’ve tried it many a times and sometimes it really has saved my life and got me to sleep. However I do feel that it only works if you are already quite tired, I generally only use it when I’ve already been up for ages so at that point I am already shattered! But when I’ve tried it say as soon I’ve gone to bed it hasn’t worked mainly because I’m not at the point of being overly tired.  

Personally, I’d recommend Michael Sealey on YouTube as I’ve found he is the best – he has so many different types of sleep hypnosis, some I like and some I just don’t but I think it’s a case of trial and error to find the best for you. 
Have you ever tried sleep hypnosis or have any tips on dealing with insomnia?

                            Lydia xx

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How to increase blog traffic: Advice as a newbie!

So I have this blog now for over a month which will seem like nothing to some of you lot who have been doing this for years! But in this time i’ve done a lot, a lot, a lot of research – reading blog posts on SEO tips, blog traffic and all things stats. Some people don’t like stats but i do focus on them (sorry!) and reading blogging tips posts are my absolute favourite as i just find it so interesting. I thought i’d share with you my blog traffic tips as a new blogger, and share how i’ve grown my blog in the first month or so of blogging as i’m really proud of my growth so far.

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Why I Hate Blogging!

Okay so hate might be a strong word, but they are some things i find really hard or can’t quite get my head around about blogging! I have only had this blog for a month so i though i’d write this post now and then look back further into my blogging life and see if anything has changed!


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How to… survive your period!

I am pretty sure all women will agree with me on this one: periods are the worst. The constant food craving, stomach cramps, back aches, the emotional rollercoaster. It is exhausting.  I would rather have mother nature send me a text “you’re not pregnant” and move on. But since we have to go through a week of excruciating pain, here are a few tips to survive it, or atleast the things that help me get through it. Might help for you as well!

  • Be prepared

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Weekly Round-Up #2

My second little weekly round- up post, going to also link all the new posts on my blog this week from both me and guest bloggers so please click the images to go read those great posts!



How to Create Your Own Workout Plan! - By Lydia




Should we celebrate numbers in the blogging world? – mariaj.co.uk

Maria runs one of my favourite bloggers to read, if a new post pops up i will always read! This one was about celebrating blogging milestones and whether or not that is seen as being frowned upon in the blogging community. Really interesting and relatable post! I commented my view on the topic over on her blog in the comments!

Behind the Blogger: 25 Facts About Me – theanxiouscanadian.com 

Melissa’s facts post was also one of my fave – i love reading them and i haven’t read too many recently actually so this was a nice thing to pop into my inbox. Melissa is part of the #HerEditionTeam and has wrote for this blog before (she wrote the Tips on how to survive Anxiety post linked above – go read!) So i just love her blog and this post was a lovely light read

I haven’t read many blogs this week as i’ve been snowed under with deadlines, but they are just my top picks! Don’t forget to head over to there blogs and comment, tell them you came from this post so they come and take a look – whatever you like!

Lydia x



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How To: Make a Vision Board

I picked this ‘How to’ as I don’t think you need to be artistic to do one – just a little imagination. Ok and these few bits to make it…

  • A piece of card the bigger the better
  • Cuttings from magazines/photos/quotes that inspire you.
  • Something to stick it all to the card…pritt stick will do.

I guess that a vision board is a bit like a goal board as you put on there all the things you want out of life and aim on achieving each and every one. It’s such a lovely idea, anyone at any age can do one and it’s therapeutic at the same time. I am still in the process of making mine so here’s a few different variations that I found.

Guest post by Holly



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10 Tips on ‘How-to’ Survive Anxiety

Over time, I have been asked on more than one occasion for tips regarding how one goes about surviving anxiety. So, I have decided to post a list of the top ten things that I have found help.

Please note, I am not a physician, so none of these tips will “cure” anxiety; they will simply help you on your journey.

 Ten Tips For Surviving Anxiety

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Weekly Round-Up #1

This is the first post of a new series on my blog that loaaddssss of others do which is just the basic weekly round-up! I’m going to focus mine mainly on blogs/posts i’ve loved this week and may occasionally through a few random life updates in there.

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#1 – skinnedcartree.com  

  • Corinne is just amazing, i’ve enjoyed reading her blog before but rediscovered the love when an old post of hers appeared on my Twitter Newsfeed (i mean do you see already, this girl is amazing, she’s got me reading a blog post from 6 months ago?!) How I got my DA to 45 – so from then onwards i pretty much read all of her relevant ‘Blog Tips’ and i feel like i’m now a blogging expert…well i will try. Whether you are a new blogger like me, or you just want a good blog read – Corinne is the one for you!

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#2 – millieonhearts.com

  • I found millie’s blog in a #GRLPOWR chat last week and it’s so beautiful! I am in complete awe of her layout/design/photography – everything! I’ve particularly been loving her  Travel Diaries, they are just making me so jealous yet so ready for summer! Even if you don’t have time to read just yet, take a look at Milena’s whole blog design – she’s winning!

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#3 – lalsiee.com

  • I just had to mention lauren in my weekly round-up, as she is the inspiration behind these posts! I absolutely love her Merry Mondays series, i just think its really nice to read about peoples lives and what they’ve done that week – it’s a cute little read. Lauren’s also part of the #HerEditionTeam so look out for more posts off her in the future. Lauren also hosted the #bloggerssparkle chat which i did get involved in and was so much fun – i’m loving blogger chats so much.

     Lydia X


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Bringing back the 90’s!

I may not be old enough to have fully appreciate the 90’s style – only being born in ’98! However thats not stopping me from loving this era, many of my favourite films are from this decade so are many of my favourite styles! For this #throwbackthursday, i thought i’d  just share with you my favourite fashion, hair and beauty styles of the 90’s to inspire both you and myself – the 90’s are always making a comeback.

Lets begin with the best bit – the fashion! High-waisted mom jeans and baggy jumpers look so stylish yet so comfortable, this is definitely one of my favourite styles to have

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