5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR OWN LUCK

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Whether you personally believe in luck or not, every day people hope for it, hoping for it to make things happen that they don’t think they can do themselves. I’m guilty of having ‘lucky’ trinkets and charms that I hang on to, whether they make a blind bit of difference – I don’t know. What I DO know is, you can do anything if you put your mind to it. I firmly believe, that people don’t get lucky in life by chance. The only difference between those lucky people and you, is that they realise how fabulous they are. Whether you believe it or not, you are one of those fabulous, lucky people too. I have five handy tips for you to help you on your way to making your own luck, and to make your dreams come true (lucky clover necklace not required, but sure does look pretty).

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#1. Set yourself goals. What are your dreams or aspirations? Where do you want to get to and what do you want to do? If there was such a thing as luck and you had all of it in the world, what would you use it on today? That’s your goal, big or small. Now, write it down – whether it’s the proverbial back of the napkin, a scrap of paper, or a cute notebook – put pen to paper so you know exactly what you’re aiming for.

#2. Set timescales. Make them achievable and be kind to yourself. Give yourself longer than you think you may really need because for one thing, it’ll be a nice surprise if you meet your goals more quickly and two, you’ll only become disheartened when you don’t meET your unachievable time scale. Use short, medium and long term goals to make yourself an action plan. How will you meet these goals?

#3. Work smarter not harder. Sometimes it’s not always about working harder than you are now, but it’s about trying new ways to get things done. Be innovative – take a step back and look at what you’re doing with new eyes.

#4. Say yes. Now, before I start chanting ‘yes man, yes man, yes man’, like from the namesake film – just get out there and do it. It’s not always easy but when you do, you will be surprised at the opportunities that come your way. You will always have a new story to tell. After all, in 10 years time you won’t remember that early night you got after watching that box set, but you might remember the super cool contact you made when you accepted an invitation out on a whim. Opportunity is all around.

#5. See serendipity everywhere. Serendipity – the simple, fortunate events or pleasant surprises that brighten our days but I’m not looked for. The first word written in a crisp new notebook, a much needed cup of tea, a smile from a stranger on the street, unexpected kindness, anything at all. Be grateful for and you will realise how much luck you already have.

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Do you believe in luck? Do you already do some of the above? Tell me all about it, I’d love to hear – I feel so lucky and blessed every time one of you comments.

SAYING BRING IT ON TO LIFE

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I spend my entire life convincing myself I’m really living life to the full, when deep down, I know that it’s not the case – definitely not every day like if I was the ‘best’ version of myself.

That all changed recently on one particular day in June this year. I was on shoot and happened to check my emails, only to be met with one from Nivea challenging me to go skinny-dipping in a lake in Wales with two other bloggers. I read it aloud to Jazmine, who I was on the shoot with, and thought ‘never ever’. It was only when Jaz said she thought it would be amazing that I even questioned why I was saying no. Fear? Probably. On realising my reason for thinking no, I immediately said yes. This was one of those chances to really and truly say ‘Bring It On’ to life and prove to myself that I could get so far to the edge of my comfort zone and be A-OK.

The week after, I drove through the night after shooting a look book all day, had a couple hours sleep in a hotel in the mountains and met the amazing Nivea team over breakfast. I couldn’t have been more excited. Myself, Mercedes and Rosie along with the rest of the team were driven through the mountains and around beautiful Wales until we eventually found our destination. At this point I think it’s only too important to highlight that I presumed there might just be us and one camera man other than the Nivea guys. Instead, when I hopped out of the minibus, I was met with a massive production team of 30+, safety guys galore, paramedics and so many more people all there to make sure we could do our challenge in safest and most amazing way possible. It all of a sudden seemed so real and  I was filled with nervous butterflies but equally could not wait.

We were let loose around the forest nearby and had to find the lake ourselves which was quite frankly, no mean feat. When we got there, any doubts, fear and shyness completely disappeared and I had the time of my life. Getting to the end of your comfort zone really and truly feels amazing. The biggest, biggest thank you to everyone at Nivea and the production company for helping me say ‘Bring It On’ to life. Everyone’s been sharing their own ‘Bring It On’ moments online with #BringItOn and tagging Nivea – it’s been amazing seeing them all.

Have you watched the video above? What did you think? Since that amazing day, I’ve been trying to channel this every single waking moment, so if any other brands, companies or even you readers have a challenge, email me, I’m here and ready waiting to say Bring It On. x

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Do you always say Bring It On to life? Tell me all about your own favourite moments in the comments below!