Monthly Goals // May 2019

Goodbye April, Hello May!

I hope you’ve had a lovely start to May, is the month treating you well? As it’s the beginning of a new month, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the Goals I set myself at the beginning of April. Then create new Goals for May, I’m really excited about the upcoming month. I already have loads planned! May will surely be a great month with everything I have planned.

As I explained recently in my 2019 Personal Goals Update, creating new Goals each month helps you to stay on top of what you want to achieve for the year. If you want to see what I got up to in April, I have shared my adventures in my Monthly Favourites // April 2019 here. It’s great to review and reflect each month, sometimes you even forget what you’ve done.

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Monthly Favourites // April 2019

Hello, there May!

I can not believe May is here, I am so excited for the upcoming month, especially with going home soon. Now is the perfect time to reflect on the previous month., I love doing this by sharing my Monthly Favourites with you! It’s time to reflect on what happened in April. It was actually quite a quiet month, even though it went past in a blur, but I’ve still got some good favourites to share with you today.

Missed my March Favourites? Head over here to see what I was loving
during the month.

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30 Before 30

This year, I turn twenty-four, it only feels like yesterday that I turned twenty-one. Where on earth does the time go? Before I know it, I will be turning thirty… There are certain things we all want to do or even achieve in our lifetime. I’ve seen quite a lot of the things before I’m thirty posts being shared, I loved reading these as it sets down on paper what we want to achieve.

Today, I thought I would do one of these myself, what are the things I want to achieve? If we write it down, then at least we have something to put our mind to. This is exactly the same with my Monthly Goals and achieving my Goals. If you’ve shared or things about doing a similar post, please share with me down in the comments below! I will love to read your list.

Here are thirty things I want to do before I turn thirty.

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Book Review // Collection of the Negatives*

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Here we go, my first blog book tour in what seems like forever! I know I’ve been slacking on these, but recently there has been nothing I wanted to read. Until I came across R&R Book Tours, and the lovely Shannon, the brains behind this. I’ve already signed up for blog book tours over the next couple of month, keep your eyes peeled for those. I cannot wait to share my reviews with you.

I’m excited to be a part of this blog book tour, it’s crazy how much you miss something until it reappears back in your life. Today, I am reviewing Collection of the Negatives by Violet St. Karl, on the fifth and final day of the blog book tour hosted by R&R Book Tours. I am also sharing the blog book tour with Port Jerricho (Review)Eclectic Review (Review) and J Bronder Book Reviews (Review) , please give them some love!

Before we start my review and what I thought, let’s read the book bio for background context.

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How to Embrace Positivity in Your Life

Positivity is such an important aspect of all our lives, sometimes negativity can’t be avoided. Last year, of course, had its ups and downs, when doesn’t our life do this? This year, I am determined to have a much more positive year. Where I can, embrace all things positive. There are some small changes that we can all make in our lives to feel more positive rather than negative.

Today, I thought I would share with you four ways to embrace positivity.

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Review of the Samsung Galaxy Watch

Technology has become a massive part of our everyday lives. We’re all wanting to create a smart environment. From being able to turn on our heating with a touch of a button on our phone and with voice control, enable Spotify to play our favourite song. Today I wanted to chat about my experience just over six months in to using the Samsung Galaxy Watch.

I have wanted a smart watch for a little while, I previously had a Sony Smart Watch, but unfortunately, that didn’t last long. Also it was bulky and didn’t really look like a watch. As a lover on Samsung and Android, it was no wonder I picked up the Galaxy Watch, it connects easily to my phone and in Rose Gold, looks pretty good. I couldn’t say no to Rose Gold!

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5 Simple Ways to De-Stress

In the modern society, our lives are more fast paced than ever before.

Longer work hours, advanced technology, constantly raising standards and new social pressures are putting us under ever increasing levels of stress. In this world, feeling stressed is something so common. One of the best ways to find out about how to de-stress is reading articles online. It’s helpful if you’re unsure and gives you new ideas on how to de-stress.

Everyone in the world experiences stress, and although stress is part of life, it’s not healthy to feel stressed all the time. Being stressed makes you feel less energised and less optimistic, which is not good. With my work life and personal life merging between the two, now is a perfect time to evaluate and de-stress.  I have been feeling it recently and I don’t want you to do the same.

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Current Netflix Top Picks // April 2019

Netflix has been killing it recently! They have some amazing programmes and movies you should definitely watch. I pretty much watch something day in, day out on Netflix. I have been truly addicted to some, weekends are great as I pretty much watch a whole season in one sitting. Before you realise there are no more episodes and you’re waiting five months for the next season.

The last time I shared my Favourite Netflix Series was back in December 2017! A lot has happened and changed since then, now is a perfect time to share my Current Netflix Top Picks. I’m really excited to share these with you today, please let me know down in the comments if you’ve watched any of these yourself. They’re all pretty different from one another, I love the diversity of programmes.

Moving from Winter to Spring is probably the wrong time of year, it’s great watching Netflix during the colder months. It’s lovely sitting on the sofa, with a blanket, maybe even cuddling up with your loved one and watching a movie on Netflix, or even binge-watching one of their many series. Now it’s starting to warm up, I will be watching less so hopefully nothing much good and exciting comes out!

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Stationery Haul // April 2019

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s I love stationery! Everything from notebooks and pens to planners and journals. Also, who could say no to pretty and cute stationery? I don’t show you my love enough here on An Ocean Glimmer, I’m going to try once in a while to create a stationery roundup, haul call it what you will. Maybe even once a month!

For today, I’m going to be sharing with you a small collection of stationery. Recently I entered a giveaway from Soffy | The Mum Affairs and I won! Of course, I couldn’t say no to entering a stationery giveaway, especially as there were some beautiful items. Before we get into what I received, I just wanted to thank Soffy for hosting the giveaway and the beautiful items.

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