Kindness Is Not Weakness

Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I often get a label called “overly nice”. Huh?! Does anyone else ever get this and just think, “is it possible to be too nice”? I agree, there are certain situations and scenarios where “niceness” should go right out the freaking window but…on a daily basis? Is it wrong to be too kind?

“Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you”

I learned a long time ago that smiling, encouraging, and uplifting others makes a difference. You never know what another person is going through or what hardships they could be facing. As cliche as it may sound, a kind gesture or comment can go a long way. A very long way.

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But what some don’t understand is that kindness is not weakness. A person that is kind shouldn’t be walked over. They shouldn’t be overlooked, ignored, or deemed too fragile. If anything, being a good person…a nice person…makes me feel inspired and motivated. I feel more confident and more willing to engage with others. I communicate well with my coworkers and love to meet new people. Being nice, gives me this glowing belief that I made an impact. If I can change the direction of one person’s bad day, than that is proof I am living a life with purpose.

“The world is filled with nice people, if you can’t find one be one”

So next time you are having a bad day, appreciate the people who are trying to make it better and spread good vibes even when you’re not feeling them. Things will get better, life will go on, and tomorrow is a bright new day! What you put into the universe is sure to come back around.

Best Watch For Fall With Daniel Wellington

Fall fashion tends to be all about warm tones, comfort, and functionality. It’s the time of year when the weather changes ever so slightly but yet drastically impacts the way we dress. What about the way we accessorize though? I’ve scrolled through a handful of blog posts that point out Fall clothing trends but hardly anything regarding how we should be accessorizing these outfits? Fear not though internet, I am here to save the day and introduce you to my new favorite little gem.

Let me just tell you a bit about Daniel Wellington

DW is a Swedish watch brand that makes beautiful time pieces in an assortment of different styles. The beauty in their watches is highlighted by the simplicity. It’s minimalism at it’s finest. Carefully crafted and designed to match anyones lifestyle!

From experience, I can say my Daniel Wellington watch has followed me from a museum tour, to apple picking, and through a night out with friends. It’s so versatile that I can take it nearly anywhere without worrying about whether or not the watch would stay stylin as much as I was. And to make it even better, the brand features swappable bands! So even if desired, I could switch a look for something different – saves me from having to buy a new watch all together! Super convenient!

The piece featured in this post is my Classic Petite (size 32mm) Durham in the color silver. This watch gives me all the Fall vibes so when I saw it, I knew I had to have it! This specific face comes in a gold detailing too but I chose silver to match my wedding ring!

In addition to the incredibly ultra-thin case design. The watch wraps around you with a light brown leather band. The leather band stays secure on my wrist keeping the watch where it can be seen best. That’s always been a huge issue for me in the past – finding an accessory that isn’t too large or too small. This one fits just right!

So, what do you think?! Don’t you love Daniel Wellington as much as I do?! If the answer is yes and you’d like to purchase your own, be sure to use my code NATALIEGG at checkout. That will get you 15% off your order on www.danielwellington.com – yay for discounts! Am I right?!

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30 Days Of Self Improvement

So far, there’s been a few days this season where I just feel lost. Not sure what to do and can’t necessarily get myself out of bed. But I’m not okay with that. I want to do more this summer and with my husband deployed, now is the perfect time. This blog post will feature a few ideas to boost your self-improvement and mood. It’s also geared towards keeping busy and staying productive. It’s the end of July people, the clock is definitely clicking.

Start a fitness plan. 

Find a new coffee shop and study, work, or create something.

Read a book from a genre you normally wouldn’t lean towards.

Set your alarm an hour earlier than normal.

Watch the sunrise. 

Watch the sunset.

Drive 20 miles outside of your city to a unfamiliar place. 

Go see a movie with an old friend.

Cut your hair.

Take a long walk without social media, texting, or phone calls.

Do something nice for someone else. 

Make a vision board.

Declutter and deep clean your space. 

Write down what you want to accomplish in the next year.

Work on your professional resume. 

Learn about something new.

Eat breakfast outside. 

Try meditation.

Go the entire day without complaining. 

Make a new “feel good” Spotify playlist.

Donate your clothes to a shelter in need, thrift store, or friend. 

Buy yourself flowers.

Start planning your dream vacay. 

Don’t buy anything for 24 hours.

Go to bed early.

Clean out your email inbox.

Stretch your night routine and pamper yourself. 

Spend a day trying out photography.

Sign up for a non-credit/credit course at your local college or recreational center.

Volunteer at an animal shelter.