Find the perfect life balance whilst living in the moment.

Embrace Life!

As several of my friends are approaching and celebrating milestone birthdays, it prompted me to pause and take stock of life, accomplishments, and the things that truly matter. While the hustle and bustle of daily life can easily consume us with tasks and responsibilities, it’s crucial to remember the importance of slowing down and cherishing life’s simple pleasures. Whether it’s spending five minutes (or five hours!) catching up with friends, nurturing our relationships is essential for our overall well-being. After all, laughter shared with friends and loved ones has a way of rejuvenating the soul and reminding us of what is truly important in life.

Friends by Noorulabdeen Ahmad on Unsplash

The Importance of Rest & Relaxation

In our quest for productivity and success, it’s all too easy to neglect the need for rest and relaxation. Yet, taking time to recharge is not only essential for our physical health but also crucial for our mental and emotional well-being. Whether it’s curling up with a good book, going for a leisurely stroll in nature, or simply taking a moment to breathe deeply and reflect on the day, prioritising rest allows us to replenish our energy reserves and approach life with renewed vitality. So, let’s not underestimate the power of rest and make it a priority in our daily routines.

Bluebell woods by Jonny Gios on Unsplash

Finding Joy in Simple Pleasures

Living in the moment is a practice that often escapes us in today’s fast-paced world. However, when we learn to fully embrace the present moment, we discover a sense of peace and contentment that overrides the chaos of our busy lives. Whether it’s eating and savouring the taste of a delicious meal, relishing the warmth of the sun on our skin (when it decides to stop raining)! or taking a moment to appreciate the beauty of a blooming flower (it’s bluebell season here), there is immense joy to be found in the simple pleasures of life. So, let’s make a conscious effort to slow down, breathe, and fully embrace each moment as it comes, knowing that life’s greatest treasures are often found in the moments we least expect.

Friendship by Harli Marten on Unsplash

Recipe Ideas

While there are no recipes to share today, why not make a delicious cake to share with loved ones over the weekend? I will be baking the ever popular decadent chocolate brownies with a new twist, and I’m going to have a play with a new refrigerator cake recipe! I may even make some cheese scones and a coffee cake! Remember, life is meant to be savoured, so let’s make the most of each moment and celebrate the beauty of friendship, rest, and living in the present.

What do I need?

This section would usually show you a selection of items I think would help you create your recipe. However, today I’m sharing a few items which can help you on your wellness journey. You can search here for items such as coffee cups for friends, wellness journals, a new bestselling book or two, some chocolates to share, or gift ideas.

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So… consider picking up the phone for a chat, arranging a meet-up with friends, or simply sending a text or voice message to restart a conversation with a loved one! Life’s greatest joys often come when we least expect them, so let’s make the most of every opportunity to find happiness in the present moment.

retro phone
Retro phone by Annie Spratt on Unsplash


As always, I love hearing about any recipes of mine you try, any ideas you adapt or suggestions you have for future recipes. Please share and tag me @LifeDietHealth or using #LifeDietHealth on InstagramPinterest,   Facebook or X. Also, today though, as you read this (who has read this far?), or re-read this, why not add a message below to say hello! I will reply!

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Laurena x

drinks with friends
Drinks with friends by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash


  • evagallon 25th April 2024 at 18:57

    Gorgeous photo💚💜We’ve just come back from a (chilly) walk but the sun was out still. Luckily we have meadows nearby☺️

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 25th April 2024 at 19:18

      Lovely to have a bit of the countryside on your doorstep. Sun? We had a couple of hailstorms today! It was 1c this morning! When are you back over here again?

      • evagallon 25th April 2024 at 19:24

        We’ve had hailstorms too, ruined our plants! Coming over for May half term but looking after mother in law whilst Raf goes into UK office xx

        • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 25th April 2024 at 19:50

          Oh! again! Maybe I should come over to you sometime!

          • evagallon 25th April 2024 at 19:57


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