Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Costa Del Birmingham

Monday is like marmite, you either love it or you hate it! What I've learnt from previous Monday morning melancholy is too treat the challenging first day of the week as a motivation for the rest of the week to come. What better time to make good changes and big things happen than at the start of the week? This will lead to a positive outlook for the upcoming days and make yourself feel uplifted.
Yesterday (Monday) I had no lectures or any reason to wake early or actually to do anything. However my friend Jess and I chucked on our layers and coats, wrapped up warm and ventured into Birmingham City Centre. Although there were a few bits that we needed to pick up, there was no actual aim for the trip however theres something rather motivating about wondering around, people watching and seeing where the day takes you.
Our day took us to Costa, one of my favourite pit stops ever! My usual order would probably be the one with most sugar, caffeine, chocolate and cream (of course I want sprinkles)  however I'm currently undergoing an extreme health kick as I would like to be able run around the beach in the summer without a single part of me jiggling! This meant that I sacrificed my usual order of a medium caramel latte and opted for a small green tea which I would strongly recommend as although it was 'small' it in fact came with a pot of boiling water to keep topping it up so, who's the real winner here?!
I sat in Costa, in good company and just enjoyed being and appreciating how far I've came on private journeys, fitness journeys and educational journeys. Whether it be your own personal issue such as self esteem, whether you haven't eaten chocolate for just two days or you got just one more mark in a class test than before; the little improvements lead to the bigger picture. Sometimes we can be so focused on wishing our life away and rush to the 'bigger picture' that we often forget to commemorate the smaller achievements we make along the way. We forget to just be and take each small step at a time to embrace those little yay's! 
So from now on I'm going to work on myself day by day in the moment and enjoy my yay's. Everybodays 'yay' moments will differ but whatever they may be, be sure to pat yourself on the back and be grateful for it. Did you finish the novel you attempted to read months ago? Or did you turn down the cake and biscuits with your cup of tea? Whatever inspires you to continue down your journey of yourself, live it, love it and enjoy it!
Whilst I recognise that this blog post isn't about makeup or skincare, I'd like to address it as beauty related as it is those random moments, little accomplishments and 'being' that are truly beautiful.

Thank you for reading, Hayley x 


  1. I'm on a health kick too but I don't think I have the motivation to swap my usual starbucks order for a green tea! xx


    1. Haha never mind I'm sure you can make changes else where! Thank you :)

  2. Great post, Hayley! Good for you that you passed up the late instead for a cup of green tea; I'm sure you must of felt great afterwards! Isn't it always such a great feeling when you tap into your own inner strength and determination and do what you know you'll thank yourself for later on?! I have a quote that I often say, "do what your younger self would admire and your older self will thank you for"; it's my life motto :) Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a lovely day so far!



    1. Thats so sweet thank you very much!! I hope you're well :) xx

  3. Lovely post I love green tea and I hate sundays lol. Thank you for sharing this with us. Visit me www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk whenever you can. Enjoy the rest of your day, Dominica S.

  4. This is a great post! I'm the worst person for getting stuck on the end goal and not noticing the little improvements. I'm on a health kick, too but I can't drink green tea for some reason, I tend to get terrible headaches. :(

    Maxine, xo

    1. Thank you hun, i hope the health kick is going well! xx

  5. I don't like Green tea unfortunately but do like Peppermint tea! x