29 August 2012

you should start saying "YES!"

"Do you mean you can't, or you won't?" - one of those annoying things grown-ups say when you don't want to do something. Majority of us have heard ourselves say: "I can't....I'm too busy/don't have enough time," and I'm quite guilty of this! But lately I've been trying to break the cycle of saying no. Now, I'm not the most spontaneous person; however I have found that saying yes really can benefit you.

I first found out about this whole concept of saying yes more, was when I picked up last months copy of Boots own Health & Beauty magazine. There was an article on a campaign they're doing this summer called 'Say YES to summer'. It really inspired me to be more spontaneous and think positively.

As a young person in this day and age, I know & empathise with how easy it is to feel negatively about things such as the future. Less and less jobs are available, more graduates are unable to find work and I feel that there's just not a lot of support for young people out there. So keeping motivated and saying yes isn't easy, but hopefully this post will help.

So my aim over these past couple of months was to say yes and to embrace those spontaneous moments.
1. I said yes to starting my own business 'Moonie'. I had to put aside negative thoughts and be brave. It was definitely worth taking the risk, and now it's up and running I'm so happy I turned my idea into a real business.
2. I've always enjoyed reading but I hadn't read a book in ages, I kept putting it off because I was just too busy. So, I donated some old books to a charity shop and replaced them with new ones. I make time for reading now and I have also said yes to buying a subscription to Company magazine.
3. This week I said yes to trying something new. I treated myself to a nail varnish, it's a dark purple colour - something I'd never really wear but it's a refreshing change from what I'd normally choose.(and it was half price!)
4. When asked if I wanted to take part in a charity walk for Macmillian Cancer Support I said yes! It's in October so I've got a bit of time to prepare my lazy body.

After just a few months of thinking more positively and saying yes it has changed me so much! Simple changes to your life can make a big difference. Even the little things like treating yourself to a pamper session or a bright lipstick. Why don't you call that friend you haven't spoken to for ages or take a day trip somewhere you've always wanted to go? Next month I'm going to say yes to clearing my wardrobe of old clothes - something I've been meaning to do for a year now! 


What will you say yes to this week?

* P.S It may look like it, but this is not a sponsored post! Boots haven't told me to write this, I'm not affiliated with the company. It's simply something I wanted to share with you!

13 comments:

  1. Such a great message Kia :) I say yes! :p x

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  2. This is lovely post :) I definitely should start saying yes more! x

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  3. Great post! I really should say yes to more things x

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  4. Wow, this is such an inspirational post! I can't wait to be brave and say yes to something different :) x
    life-according-to-chloe.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I'm usually so undecisive it drives everyone insane! I may have to join you in saying yes every once in a while :) x

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  6. Really great post, and good message for young people! I wish I could be more like that

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  7. This is a lovely post, very positive! x

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  8. Hi Kia I have followed you from the comment you left on my blog post, best of luck with starting the new business xxx

    http://lauralovesboutique.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. love everything!

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  10. I love this post. I only just discovered your blog but it's so nice to hear about the person behind all the blog posts every now and again. Good luck with Moonie!
    Laura from the Skintroductions blog

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  11. Wow I admire you for having the balls to set up your own business, that's great! xx

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  12. Love this post.

    Feyi
    Uncovertheuntold.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I love this post! I need to start saying yes more!

    http://golddustk.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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