Celebrate World Book Day With Our Favourites

Here at kikki.K, our purpose is to inspire and empower you to live your best life every day – and we believe in inspiring you to dream, do, enjoy and share to help you achieve that.

Whether it be our travel tips, our favourite podcasts, or in today’s case our favourite reads, we think sharing is a pretty great way to help you learn, grow and continue to inspire you to live a life you love.

So today, in celebration of World Book Day, we wanted to share with you our favourite books from some of our most inspiring guests on Kristina Karlsson’s ‘Your Dream Life’ Podcast: Continue reading “Celebrate World Book Day With Our Favourites”

Meaningful Conversation Starters to Help You Connect with Loved Ones, Both Near and Far!

Now, more than ever before, it’s important for us to stay home. There is no doubt this has completely changed the way and frequency at which we can connect with our loved ones and colleagues – and for those sharing a roof with others, it has even changed the way we interact within the confines of our home as well! It is difficult, and can be lonely, but in all of this uncertainty and change, try to remember the one thing that will never change is our ability to have meaningful conversations with each other. So, if you’re in need of a little help to spark up a chat, we’ve put together 35 fun and thought-provoking conversation starters we hope you – and your loved ones – will enjoy!

1| What was the greatest thing that happened in your day today?
2| If you could invite any three people in the world to dinner, who would you invite?
3| What band/musician/music brings you the most joy?
4| Describe the last time you did something outside your comfort zone.
5| Share a highlight from today.
6| Describe a mistake you’re glad to have made.
7| If you could change one thing about the world, what would you change?
8| When was the last time you did something for the first time?
9| What is one thing you’re missing the most right now?
10| Did you have a dream last night? Share it.

11| What is something you wish you could be doing right now?
12| Share a favourite memory from your childhood.
13| What is a goal you’re working towards?
14| Describe how you’re feeling right now.
15| Is there anything you’d like to start doing?
16| Is there anything you wish you could stop doing? Why?
17| Who are you most grateful for, and why?
18| What is one thing you’ve learned about yourself recently?
19| Finish this sentence. I feel happiest when I’m…
20| Name someone who inspires you, and why?

21| What is worrying you the most right now?
22| Share something that made you laugh this week
23| What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
24| Is there anything you’d like to get off your chest?
25| What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
26| If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
27| Name a skill you’d like to learn.
28| What is one dream you are working on right now?
29| What’s the nicest thing someone has ever said to you?
30| Finish this sentence. The thing that frustrates me the most is…

31| What’s the nicest thing you’ve ever done for someone else?
32| When was the last time you did something just for you? What was it?
33| Name a food that best represents your personality, and why?
34| Share your favourite inspirational quote. Why do you love it?
35| Describe something beautiful around you.

So, no matter where you are, pick up the phone, be present and speak to your immediate family or loved ones under the same roof, have a video chat with a group, have a virtual dinner party or a chat via message – and remember connecting with each other is more important than ever now. Take care of each other by reaching out and checking in (from a safe distance of course).

And don’t forget, you can find more handy Conversation Starters available online at kikki.K to help you pass the time meaningfully. They’re also wonderful as journaling prompts as well!

For more positive techniques you can put in place during this unique time, read our blog on Simple Ways to Cultivate Happiness when working from or staying home. And if you’re a lover of putting pen to paper or want to give journaling a try, check out some simple journaling prompts to help you to process and record your thoughts and feelings.

Keep looking after yourself and each other, every day. And happy chatting!

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Journaling Prompts to Help You Put Pen to Paper

As many of us adjust to life at home, away from our normal schedule and routine, and manage our way through what can only be described as one of the most challenging times the world has seen, it’s important to keep doing things that make us feel good and to look after ourselves, and each other (from a distance of course). And while there are many activities available to us, something the kikki.K team believes can help us through difficult times is simply putting pen to paper. Writing down whatever is on your mind.

Whether it’s journaling for pages and pages or simply stopping for a short moment of self-awareness, let these 20 simple journaling prompts below help you to process and record your thoughts and feelings during these ever-changing and challenging times.

1| List all the things that made you smile today…
2| What is something that really frustrated you about today? Why do you think it made you so frustrated?
3| How are you feeling right now?
4| List all the people in your life who make you happy, and why?
5| What has been the most challenging thing about this week?
6| Write down a list of 30 things that make you happy
7| What are three goals you can set yourself to achieve this week?
8| What are three things you’re grateful for right now?
9| What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
10| What would you do with your life if you had all the money and time you needed?
11| What is worrying you the most right now?
12| If you could speak to your teenage self, what advice would you give?
13| What do you want to have achieved by the end of this week?
14| What are five things that you are really looking forward to?
15| What is the best advice you have ever been given?
16| What do you love most about yourself?
17| If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be? And why?
18| What are five things you’d like to stop doing in my life?
19| What are five things you’d love to start doing?
20| Find an inspirational quote that resonates with you. Write it down then write about how and why you think it resonated with you.

So, as we work through these new and sometimes difficult times, remember the simple power of putting pen to paper. Schedule in a moment each day or an hour each week, whatever you can fit in, and write it all down. By putting everything in writing you’ll be getting it out of your head and onto the page, so you can create a calmer mindset.

Grab a beautiful notebook, notepad or journal and pen and maybe even light a candle and make a ritual out of it. Write your ideas, feelings, thoughts, discoveries, worries or any concerns that may be weighing you down. And remember, the simple act of sitting down to put pen to paper is an act of self-care in itself. Keep the above in mind as something you can try as you navigate through these uncertain times, and remember to look after yourself.

For more positive techniques you can put in place during this unique time, read our blog on Simple Ways to Cultivate Happiness when working from or staying home.

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