I loved this little list of things to do - found it on tumblr but enjoyed it so much and thought it was so relevant I've re-posted it here.
I got loads of comments on my last post so I thought I'd do another here... today's post is all about your environment....
I think when you become one half of a couple, sometimes you can lose your individuality (especially true if you're in a toxic relationship) One of the things I really struggled with was a sense of 'self' and ownership - as a long-time only child (me and my little sister have 6 years between us) I've always had an inflated sensitivity to my surroundings and having things just as I like them - I suppose I'm slightly selfish, but when it comes to interiors and such I definitely have a vision for what things should look like.
Anyway, I think one of the first things you need to do when you find yourself single is to define your environment - to mark your territory as yours and yours alone, to prettify it and make it reflect your personality.
Remember the day that you first started at university, or perhaps when you moved into your first room - away from your parents. That 'new start' feeling - this is quite literally what I have right now. For so long I've been living with someone who abhorred everything remotely girly - I wasn't allowed pink, or flowers, or anything remotely feminine. It was dull, boring and totally not me. So when I got a room to myself... it was only natural I wanted to girlify it!
Laura Ashley wallpaper
It's amazing what a difference this has made to my mood; for those of you who don't follow me on twitter, I had been sleeping on a mattress on the floor as my previous bed had broken (!) and it was really getting me down - I had no room, everything was everywhere and it really didn't look pretty.
It's just amazing what a little TLC can do to your environment and to your mood. Now you're single, you owe it to yourself to make a fuss of yourself, so I highly recommend you go ahead and do it.
Are there any interior tips you might like to share? Or places to go shopping?