"Miniscule Care Theory for Anxiety" - How to uplift yourself gradually with a big effect.

*theory created by me*

As a blogger we are constantly on the move. But when you suffer with mental illness, chronic illness, learning dificulties or stress, you truly never find ways to provide yourself with love and care. The ones around you probably receive 90% more love from you, than you give to yourself. I found with myself, I wasn't giving myself the attention I needed. Maybe I was looking to others to give me that attention when really I just needed to give myself it. These are not cures, or ways to get out of a panic attack, but for those high functioning days where you feel you CAN take little steps.

1. Reading
Reading can come in many forms, and it doesn't have to be a bog standard fiction book. Find what you enjoy to read. If you enjoy reading my blog (shocker!), check out the blogs in my "Friends" section next to this and give them a read! Or check out instagram and twitter to see what bloggers you most relate to, and read theirs. You not only spend some time relaxing and to yourself, but may gain insight on other's lives, or what can inspire you to greaten yourself.

2. Miniscule Shopping.
It's coming up to Halloween and Christmas, and for many; especially those with families, it's starting to get hectic. But you probably notice, you're buying so much for others, but have never thought to consider yourself in the equation. What have you bought yourself recently? And I don't mean food, essentials, but something that could make your own life easier, or provide you with a smile? Miniscule Shopping is when you are out shopping for the essentials, pick something small up for yourself. It may be a chocolate bar, if you've been on a massive health kick. It could even be spending an extra 5p on a stronger bag to put the shopping in. This may seem tiny as the name suggests, but can have a big impact on the rest of your day.

3. Makeovers

And no I don't mean invite all the girls round and do eachother's makeup (although if that would help, go for it!) I mean moving decor and reorganising the things around you. Many psychologists say that the environment we're in is a mimic of what we truly want to be like. In theory, this means that people are unrealisitic and like to hide what's on the inside, but to me I see it in a more positive view. Brightening a room with a new splash of paint can be exciting and lift your spirits, showing you how you should be. Colours such as yellow, blue, light purples, browns are all colours in relation to relaxation. So maybe tomorrow have a look at new paint strips, or go buy a vase and pop some colourful flowers in and add it to your room. Maybe even move your bed to the other side of the room. It's tiny changes that can have a big positive effect.

4. Opposites

In relation to the last one, try something opposite today. This may be not washing the dishes straight after you're done, or wearing a different type of clothing than you normally do. Have you ever looked at someone and thought "Wow, I want to be like that?". Analyse a small perspective of them. Do they maybe wear dangling earrings and you never have? Pick out a pair, and pop them on in the morning. Look at yourself, and tell yourself you look good. They accentuate your ears, the colour matches your eyes. Now tell yourself you did something different today, and you look good doing it. A tiny bit of positive re-inforcement can lead to a higher level of functioning when out. Many CBT therapists will use a heirarchy of fear to help someone overcome their anxiety, starting with the least scary thing to the most. Using opposites is the prior steps taken before you reach that 10% more scarier thing. 

5. Social Media Minimal Interaction

Nowadays everyone is glued to their phone. Am I right? Well it's not alarming as this is where the world is going. Everything is more digital, and everyone is getting more afraid of the real world. I am one of those people. But even we find that Social Media is the greatest cause for anxiety for most. It may be someone simply commenting on something you wanted to, and this causes panic inside because you don't want to be repititive. But with minimal interaction, you can overcome anxiety in a baby step in relation to this of course. The basis of this is to comment on more things. See someone has a status up, and you think "Gosh I would love to comment on that?" Well simply take the first step and do a minor comment. It may be something small like "Congrats!". If they don't reply it's fine because why would they? It wasn't left open for you to do so. Now the next comment on another post may be "Wow! I love this!" and so on. How this works is more of a social benefit. We use social media with the intention of socialability, yet no one interacts fully thus causing anxious-ness and more. Furthering your reach, can create more interactivity for you, maybe you'll make a new friend tomorow you can chat with, or maybe tomorrow you may say Hi to a neighbour, instead of hiding yourself in avoidance.

To some, this may have been a load of rubbish they've read. But so many people around me who have suffered with anxiety, like myself have been jumping into things. Although my anxiety can be unbearable, I know my limits and what is okay for me. Which is why I created the idea of miniscule care. We all have a lot going on in the day. And some doctors even say "Just take a nice long bath" but does that ever truly solve anything? And don't forget jumping the gun, always leads to a bullet somewhere, right?

Blogger Reacts to Animal Crossing; Nintendo Switch 2019 Announcement! (EEP)

So exactly an hour or so ago, Nintendo officially announced that Animal Crossing will be coming to the Switch in 2019. How exciting is that!? New Leaf has been the highest ranking game of Animal Crossing (no offence to others who may prefer a different one) so 6 years we have been waiting eagerly for something to show up to top it. Will this be the next thing?

In my opinion, I wasn't so excited for a new game. I quite enjoy New Leaf, and although I get periods of boredom from it, when people were speculating last year there would be a new release soon, I just wasn't so excited. And today, I thought, maybe I should be. Every game series has to move on to a new console, and while I'm glad that I have a switch, I don't want my DS to feel neglected. What would be nice would be to get a new New Leaf or Happy Home designer update. For example, when they released a new update to New Leaf last year and we got a handful of new villagers, and new items. Or maybe bringing the sanrio cards back into stock, with maybe hinting at a US release on those? (I just want to make my US family happy!)

Also what are Nintendo hiding? Tom Nook was seen at his desk in the Happy Home Designer office. Does this mean we may get a new Happy Home Designer on the Switch? Or maybe a spin off, since HHD only remained popular for a few months after it's release. Or maybe they'll take aspects from each AC game and mesh them together for this one. One thing I seriously miss is the sassiness of the villagers! Give me some humour Nintendo!

What are your thoughts on the latest announcement? Are you excited? Are you anti-climatic? What do you hope they bring to the latest game that you wanted in the past ones?

Welcome to Olympus - #AnimalCrossing

Visit Olympus Now!

So, a lot of people follow me on Instagram, to see pictures of my beautiful main town, well now is your chance to visit!

Theme; Olympus' theme is "fruitful" I like to say. It's very bright, set in Spring/Summer, and have light coloured flowers and fruits! The house themes are Greek Mythology (minus the mayor's house). I've always found it hard to agree on a theme for my town. I've done natural, pink, forest, seasonal but I always ended up restarting. But then it hit me! I love Greek Mythology and have the sources to do it!

You can visit many ancient PWPs, buy the latest goddess fashion and visit the wonderful gardens and orchards. 

Mayor's House.

My mayor's name is Amy-Lou (in Greek "Agathe" meaning "Good".) like me! Her house is traditional, having every room you can imagine in an actual house. A living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, office and a "gaming cave". I styled it after my own house, adding my own in-game tweaks!

Amylou in her bedroom!

Amylou in her Office!

Fawna's House.

Fawna (meaning; Young Deer / Deity of Fertility in the latter Fauna) is a fairy who dwells in Olympus..playing pranks on villagers, but keeping it garbage free! Her house is literally a secret garden, filled with mini sprites wo help keep it a-light and the inside garden full! Fawna is proud of who she is, and loves the designs in her house! Being a well known best friend of Eros!
Fun Fact; The nymphs from Ancient Greek myths can be considered as fairies and they existed as early as the time of Homer writing the Iliad and the Odyssey!
The Sprite Garden.

Eros' House.  [Aphrodite did not fit in the name box 😩]

Eros is the goddess of Love (Eros; meaning son of the Goddess of love, but I made her Aphrodite so...yeah...). Eros' house is a museum of love, highlighting the love for the goddess. As soon as you walk in, you are greeted to her great throne room, with aroma of lust and desire. Each room highlights her loveliness and kindness, being celebrated by her symbols.

Throne Room.
Bedroom (Fact; A symbol for Aphrodite is the turtle!)

Athena's House.

Athena (meaning "Sharp") is the goddess of wisdom, best known for the association with the Owl. Derived straight from Zeus' head, she came to Olympus to spread wisdom amongst villagers, being a confidant of Mayor Amy-Lou. Her rooms consist of a Greek bath, a golden throne room and bedroom.

Athena in her bath-house, with a trusty owl.
Athena in her throne room!

And now you can visit it!

If you do visit, I'd love to see your photos! And tag me on Instagram and Tumblr!

Welcome to Buí - #AnimalCrossing

*Disclaimer: This is my town and fully worked on by me. This blog post may be long but considers every aspect of the town, residents and more!

Many will know, I've been working on a secondary town for myself. I asked on Facebook for people to help me name the town, but nothing stood out to me. My main purpose was to make a tropical town, as inspired by tequilasunrxse. Then a friend mentioned my favourite colour being yellow. And that's when I realised, I should make an all yellow town!

Buí means Yellow in Irish, so it was only right I used that and took on my Irish heritage too! Now Buí isn't only yellow, as I found it quite repetitive and mundane sometimes, so added a splash of white and orange in minor places. I found this highlighted the yellow more, and made it stand out, on a particular sunny Spring day. The main theme amongst the town, is sunflowers, as they are my favourite yellow flower, but sadly are not included as hybrids in game. Alongside that, is the mixture of Irish mythology. With having a greek mythology town, it was only right the story of Buí have a similar story or just a fun story anyway! Read more below!




Gädis is the mayor of the town. Villagers will see Gädis wondering about the town with her morning goffee or bubble wand, spreading cheer amongst the town. She is the ruler of the kingdom.


Gädis' house theme is very modest and typical. She has a living room, a bedroom and a bathroom. 

However, she also holds dear to her two rooms in which make her more communal. The room to your left as you walk in, is a cafe called "The Sunflower". It is all sunflower based with an orange&yellow rustic theme. Here you can buy traditional irish food along with some european dishes! The basement is a learning centre, for many to come and learn botany, the history of natural philosophy and dendrology.

Sióg (trans; Fairy in Irish) is the resident fairy of Buí! She casts protection spells all over Buí if a threat is warrented, and is in control of the wind turbines! 


Her house is situationed in the far north of the kingdom amongst the trees, only small but perfect for this precious fairy! 

Carman is a sorceress, based on the Irish mythological tale of Carman. She spreads evil among Buí when she can, alongside her 3 sons, who you cannot see due to invisibility.


Carman is set in the middle of the dead forest. Gädis had a sign set up, telling travelers to be wary when they pass. She lives in an enchanted tent. Who needs many when you just need a book and a cauldron?


All villagers have an essence of sunshine about them, with yellow houses or skin tone. Diedre is our speciality villager as she is a symbol of the Irish heroine. All villagers wear tropical shirts to symbolise the kingdom as a happy and tropic-like paradise.

What are you waiting for? Take a trip to Buí today!