How to get out of your comfort zone?

Everything you want is just outside of your comfort zone

This quote has literally changed my life. I know it’s basic and pretty much common sense, but the moment I read it in the book ‘how to get from where you are to where you want to be’ by Jack Canfield it really resonated with me. If you haven’t read this book yet then please do! It really is a game changer.  I used to think I was quite an out-going girl. A girl who would go for what she wants and willing to try new things. Little did I know that I am so confined and comfy in my comfort zone that I didn’t even notice the zone to begin with.

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Have you ever found yourself saying all the things that you would want in life but never actually doing anything about it? Well, yeah that’s me. Although I would describe myself as having a good work ethic I know that right now everything I am doing is within my comfort zone.

It seems we can all say what we want, but we never put it into action. This is either  because we we are too lazy, not sure how to begin or because it is outside of our happy, comfortable bubble that we have created. Well huns I am here to tell you that it’s time to leave your nice, cosy king-size bed with extra blankets comfort zone.

If you are super happy with your life and wouldn’t change a thing, then obviously don’t leave your bed because it sounds amazing however, I am sure there might be one part of your life that you would like to work on. If there is then stay tuned because I am going to give you some helpful tips to step out your comfort zone into the wonderful world of opportunities.

Step 1. Decide which areas in your life need a little tweak and write it down. You won’t be able to change things until you have identified what needs to be changed.

Step 2. If you carry on doing the same thing you will get the same results. So try something completely new. If you are looking for new business, speak to different people. Make an ad for your business or turn to social media. If you want to get a promotion, speak to your boss and advise them why you want and deserve it. If you want to meet the love of your life, go out to different places, join a dating website. Do something that you wouldn’t normally do.

Step 3. Gain knowledge and ask for help, you don’t have to do this alone. There are loads of people that are willing to help you. Buy books and search the internet, there is so much infomation available.

Step 4. Keep pushing. It is going to get uncomfortable and you might face new obstacles everyday but remember anything worth having doesn’t come easy.

Step 5. Write down every new thing you do and review it in three months. You will be amazed by the results and proud of yourself for stepping outside your comfort zone.

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Blogging Event- Yikes kitchen launch

On Thursday 11th January I had the pleasure of being invited to the official launch of Yikes Kitchen. On arrival, my sister and I were met with drinks and sat down at a table with some lovely bloggers. The menu had been sent to me beforehand so it is safe to say that I was bursting with excitement to try the food.

Before I begin I would like to give you a bit of background knowledge surrounding Yikes Kitchen. Yikes is dedicated to providing the best quality food at a very affordable price. Their aim is to provide quality chef-made meals to your dinner table.

The idea to deliver quality, hearty dinners to your door is absolute genius and has not been done properly in North London. This unique vision can only do well as there is a huge gap in the market for delicious, quality take-aways. When I think of getting a take-away, which seems like every other day.  The choices are always the same … pizza, Chinese or Indian however, with the carefully selected menu by Yikes Kitchen and food cooked by a professional chef, this will definitely be the new craze for take-away and I cannot wait to see it flourish.

So let’s get onto the tasters menu…

  • Bruschetta with crispy Halloumi– who doesn’t love Bruschetta? It was the perfect starter and extremely delicious. I loved the fact that it was topped with halloumi it was a lovely touch to a gorgeous starter.

 

  • Sweetcorn soup– I’ve never had or heard of sweetcorn soup so I was very eager to try it and I am so glad I did. It was unreal! The sweetcorn was not overpowering and the consistency of the soup was perfect. It was filling and is a perfect starter for a cold winter night.
  • Jerk chicken burger– The jerk burger was absolutely exquisite and I am ordering it as soon as Yikes Kitchen delivery is live! The chicken was soft and tender and the plantain was a tasty extra in the burger. I would recommend this to everyone and anyone.
  • Lamb Kotfe and Couscous– I must admit I am not a big lover of lamb but I really enjoyed this dish. This would be perfect for anyone who is trying to eat healthy but doesn’t have the time to cook. I thoroughly enjoyed this meal and would order it again.
  • Bruised short ribs of beef with creamy mash– By far my favourite dish of the night. I was blown away! I wish I had two helpings because it was divine. The beef was soft and succulent. The mash was creamy and accompanied the beef so well and I can’t even begin to describe how mouth-watering the gravy was (sorry mum, it was better than yours).
  • Hazelnut chocolate tart and Eton mess- Both were the perfect treat to finish off an amazing taster menu. I cannot fault the desert in any way, it was delightful and I will most certainly be ordering both again.

 

Overall, I was extremely impressed and so stuffed with food that I literally could not move. It was an amazing night and an honor to meet the chefs. The launch was extremely well organised, with 5 star food and a goodie bag was provided at the end (it doesn’t really get much better than that does it).

Yikes kitchen has officially launched today! From Thursday 18th January and Friday 19th January there is 50% off all orders eat in and take away. Please try the amazing food for yourself if my post hasn’t persuaded you enough. I will link their website and menu for you to have a little browse and order. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on their full menu.

Bon appetit.

Yikes Kitchen- website and menu

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Fashion post- Becoming a brand promoter

Hi Lovelies,

I hope you are all having a great day! I am mixing things up a little bit today because I am doing my first fashion post… nervous. On Instagram I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing clothing companies which I will be writing about in this post.

Without sounding like the vainest girl in the world, I have always loved taking pictures (mostly of myself) in different outfits and at different places. Luckily for me, I have the best sister in the world who puts up with me constantly saying “Jessssss will you take a picture of me”. Everyday is new outfit and picture day and this is how it all kind of started. I am now a brand promoter for quite a few online brands which I absolutely love. I am nowhere near where I want to be but I am hoping that with a lot of hard work and dedication I can get there. I will be linking some of my favourite outfits and websites below, please also give me a follow on Instagram at demi_enchanted.x

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact me demi_j@hotmail.co.uk.

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What have I learned in 2017?

New years eve is finally upon us, how is everyone feeling? This has been one of the worst years for me. It has been the first full year since my brother passed away. Realisation has started to set in and battling this everyday has been awful. I think it is always good to reflect on the things you have learnt in the year, so here is my list. I am hoping 2018 is a better year and all I can do is try my hardest to make my brother proud.

Things I have learned in 2017;

  • Be grateful, always.
  • My gut feeling is an absolute boss. She is never wrong, listen to her more.
  • To believe in myself and go after what I want.
  • My mum, Jess and best friends are my lifeline, I would be lost without them.
  • Holidays are always a good idea.
  • Trust the timing of your life.
  • A positive mind will lead you to a happy life.
  • Nexflix, fluffy pj’s and my bed are my favourite things in the world.
  • Success can be achieved by hard work, determination and faith in yourself.

I am excited and nervous to be entering 2018. Who knows what this year will bring? I would just like to thank all of my followers and readers for all of your support in 2017.  Happy new year to you all! I have a good feeling that this year will bring us all hope and happiness.

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November beauty favourites

IMG_5649OMG, can you believe it’s nearly Christmas! who’s excited? Christmas is cancelled for me because I am going on holiday next week and I cannot wait. Since November is now behind us I thought I would do a cheeky post of my favourite beauty buys from last month. I am one of those girls that’s easily swayed by an advert. If the advert says that by using this cream I am going to be fresh-faced, have soft skin and no spots then I am the first person to run out and buy it. I even get pulled into those unrealistic results such as ‘if you buy this shampoo then your hair will grow overnight, you will have endless curls, a new wardrobe full of clothes, find £1,000 on the floor and we will even chuck in a boyfriend’. Yeah I’m that naive, I believe everything.

Anyway here are a few of my favourite things from November;

  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation What an absolute dream. I was in Selfridges on the hunt for a new foundation and it was as if the make-up gods came down and pointed to the Charlotte Tilbury counter. If you have oily skin like me then this is perfect as it is a Matt finish. It is also full coverage and stays on all day. I’ve been using this as my ‘going-out out’ foundation as opposed to everyday use. I have olive skin and it was quite easy to find the right match.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation 

  • Honey & Co Face mask Since it is now Antarctica outside my skin is in the horrors. My skin is crying out for some sun and in need of some tender loving care. I try to do a face mask every two weeks. I find that it soothes my skin and gives me a more vibrant look. I love the fact that the products are all natural and it doesn’t  leave your face looking red and puffy as most face masks do.

All natural Honey & Co face mask

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  • ‘Show’ Dry Shampoo– If you are as lazy as I am then you will agree that washing your hair is an absolute chore, especially when you have a lion mane for hair. Dry shampoo is a literal life saver and makes your hair feel and smell as if you have just washed it.

Best dry shampoo ever

  • Anastasia Beverly hills eyebrow wiz in Granite What were my poor eyebrows doing before this? Not only does this product help to define the shape but it also stays on all day. Go out and get it now.

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Eyebrow pencil that will change your life

  • Sanctuary Spa wet skin moisture Miracle Body Lotion I still haven’t found my go to body lotion as I feel that after a few months my body gets used to the cream and it ends up making my skin dry.  I have only been using this for a few weeks but I am loving it at the moment. The cream dries as soon as your rub it in and the smell is to die for.

Purchase here

 

  • Too faced ‘you light up my life’ highlighter- We all want that show-stopping, glistening glow and this highlighter will honestly light up your life. I can’t leave the house without it. All you need is a fan brush and a little bit of product and you are on your way to having highlighter brighter than your ex boyfriend’s future.

Purchase here

What products are you loving at the moment?

 

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2018 I am coming for you

Can you believe it’s 3rd December! Time is literally flying by. I have so much going on in the next few weeks up until Christmas which mostly consists of parties, shopping, hangovers, being broke and then finally I am on holiday woohoo. Who’s excited for christmas?

On this lovely cosy Sunday evening I thought I would write a post preparing myself for the new year. I must be honest these last two years of my life have been disastrous. My little brother passed away and my boyfriend and I broke up not so long after. I feel like I’ve lost so much in such a small space of time that the thought of going into a new year terrifies me. Things have changed so much for me and dealing with a loss is extremely difficult, you never know how you are going to feel from one week to the next. But in 2018 and I am going to try my hardest to make my brother proud of me. That means no more silly decisions Dem!

2018 I am coming for you

Nothing will get you more in the mood for the new year than a vision board, so next week my best friends and I are going to meet up, have a girly sleepover and create our vision boards for 2018. How do you feel about entering the new year? Treat 2018 as a chance to press restart and do not let anything or anyone get in your way.

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Wednesday inspiration

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This post is inspired by one of my favourite films Cinderella. I know my sister is probably reading this, rolling her eyes and thinking “you say every film is your favourite film”.

I do say this on a regular basis however, this really is one of my favourite films.

                  Have courage and be kind

Not only am I a sucker for fairy tales but I love the messages behind them. Some may argue that in reality you do not get a happily ever after but I disagree. Life is made up of moments and there will be stages when you feel lost but, there will also be times when you feel truly happy. No matter what your current circumstances are, always be true to yourself and stand up for what you believe in. Bad situations do not last forever.

Going into 2018 is going to be hard for us all. The new year means new goals to achieve, things to leave behind, money to save etc. The new year is scary but can also be a much needed fresh start. As long as you go into 2018 with the goal of being a better version of your current self then you cannot go wrong.

You must simply have courage and be kind.

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