It’s too darn hot, a guide to staying cool.

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Chances are you’ll have noticed the extreme heat we’re having and unless you’re a lizard, then like me you’re not a fan. Luckily for you, I have some tips on how to keep cool that don’t involve hibernating in the ice cream section of Aldi (other supermarkets and their dairy goods are available). Here’s a guide on how to stay cool in a heatwave.

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Eco-friendly edit-The Body Shop

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So after a somewhat extensive and definitely needed break, I’m back! I’ve got so many ideas for everydayjoyandme and where I want it to go and grow in to. This includes another topic I want to include and one I think works well with our overall theme. Eco-friendly or steps I’m taking to be better to our Planet. This will include things I and others are doing, items I’m replacing with more eco-friendly ones and companies I’ve found that are doing great things.

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PTSD Resolution- Charity of the Month

Charity of The Month

Each month I will be focusing on a different charity and showing the work they do in making the world a better place.

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Favourite Things- Book Series

I’ve been a fan of Bee for years, if you’re following her then you must! One of her excellent series is a list of things that make her happy. So inspired by this I’m creating a new series here on everydayjoyandme called ‘My Favourite Things’.

The first of the series is my top five book series and yes I know Harry Potter isn’t there! Don’t worry I still love Hogwarts, it’s just not my favourite series!

I’m going to be expanding on why these series are my favourite and why you should read them.

Have you read any of these? Tell me what’s your favourite book series? I’m always happy for new reads!

Share the Joy- 5 Minute Challenge

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5 Minute Joy Challenge

Joy Challenge- what is it?

The Joy Challenge is a quick 5 minutes (or less!) way for us to spread more joy on the internet. With the steady influx of negativity we’re faced with daily, it can be hard to see through it to the good. So often when the internet and social media is talked about, only the unpleasant side is talked about. However, for so many of us, particularly those who are unwell, the internet is a lifeline. I really enjoyed highlighting accounts I love and wanted to find a way to continue. So, this challenge is a way for us all to help make the goodness of the internet shine that bit brighter.

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