I’ll tell you what, I love writing a good Chai with Sai post. So, it’s time to sit dow with a cuppa because today I’m talking about the need for perfection. It’s not only evident in the blogging world, but it happens in day-to-day life. I hope you guys enjoy today’s post and if you want to check out my last Chai with Sai post you can find it hereView Full Post

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Hey, guys! A little while back and did a post on my top ten Disney films which you can find over here. So, I thought it was about time that I shared with you guys what my top five Pixar films are. Pixar do some of the most amazing films. They’re visually amazing and carry such brilliant and important stories and messages.

pixar up russel1. Up

Without a doubt, this had to be the top of my Pixar film list. This film never fails to make me laugh and cry. How can you not
love Russel in this? It’s an extremely heart-warming story with a message of making sure you always live your life to the full. The beginning of this film always leaves me heartbroken but by the ending, I’m always left feeling content.

2. Inside Out

The perfect film to explain all sort of emotions and mental health to young people without overwhelming them. It was so amazing to watch for the first time. I loved how they personified emotions and I’ve got a little plush version of Sadness in my room now.

coco pixar disney animation3. Coco

How can you not love this film? One of Pixar’s more recent releases and it was so gorgeous. Anything about Day of the Dead I find really intriguing and this was a really lush story. From the songs to the characters. There was honestly nothing to dislike about this film. Admittedly, it did end up taking me a fair bit of time of time to watch it after it was released but it was definitely worth it.

4. Monster’s Inc.

This is such a classic of my childhood and I still watch it with the same amount of love as I did back then. It was just one of those films I can always remember being in my life and it’s always been one of my go-to films to watch. Personally, I think I relate the most to Mike out of all of them. As much as the prequel was amazing, nothing is going to beat the original for me.

5. The Incredibles pixar disney the incredibles superheroes top five

To be honest, this is another film that I feel has always been in my life. And I really don’t watch it enough. The film had superheroes in it. HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE IT!? I remember always wanting to be a part of their family when I was younger but it all looked so cool. Even now I kind of wish I had both of Violet’s powers. I haven’t watched the sequel yet but I’m just as excited for that.

So, those are my top five Pixar films. Let me know what yours were in the comments.

Much Love,

Sai xo

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travel essentials travelling2018 is a pretty amazing year for me so far as travelling goes. In April, I was in Edinburgh for a few days. In August I’m off to Barcelona for a couple of days with my family and September is going to mean me going to Dubai for a week with Zara. I’m so so excited for all of it and I’m incredibly lucky to be able to travel as much as I can this year! However, travelling comes along with having to pack and make sure I have everything that I need. Especially when it comes to long haul flights because I need to try and keep myself entertained for a good couple of hours. So, I thought I would share with you guys what my travel essentials are. View Full Post

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social media

Social media. It’s something that the vast majority of people of my generation use. I’ll admit that I’ve got accounts on a lot of social media sites. Between wanting to have a platform to be able to promote my blog and YouTube to being able to keep in touch with people, social media has proved to be the best way to do all of those things. However, it hasn’t always had the best reputation and I can understand why. Data protection, cyber-bullying… there’s a lot of things that can go wrong by being on social media. But I feel like there’s one things that the older generation love to say about social media: it stops young people from being able to talk to anyone face-to-face because the majority of the time, they’re just talking to someone through a screen. Is social media really killing the art of conversation?  View Full Post

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I’m not going to lie. I never thought that I would actually write a post like this. Not because I thought yoga was stupid or anything like that. It was just because I never thought it was something that I could really do. There was just something about the prospect of yoga that didn’t seem very me. I’m not extremely flexible and so I didn’t think it was something that I’d ever enjoy doing.

When my mental health took a turn for the worst last November, I really read into the different ways I could get help with my depression. Other than medication and counselling, exercise was the other way that people said their depression seemed to get better. The thing is, my uni hours are a little crazy and it’s a little difficult to fit in. But I also know that I can’t use that as an excuse and when it comes to my mental health. I need to make sure I can fit in anything that could help me.

As much as I thought yoga wasn’t for me, I was always in awe of people in all the different poses. I loved seeing pictures of people practising yoga on Instagram. Eventually, it just got to a point where I thought I may as well give it a try. I had nothing to lose. If I didn’t enjoy it, I could just quit it. Especially since I wasn’t planning on going to a class. I was either going to find some videos on YouTube to follow or I was going to see if I could find an app. yoga mindfulness

I ended up going with an app called Daily Yoga which has been absolutely amazing and is something that I’m still using. It had a beginners programme and for ten days they had around 30 minute yoga sessions where it took you through the basics of yoga. It really helped me to understand some of the basic poses and it started to help me with my flexibility and my balance.

For me, yoga has been such a great way for me to find some inner peace. Whenever I’m in a really bad place, I pray but it’s also really nice to have something else to do as well. I can see the difference that it’s doing in regards to my mental health. Yoga has given me something more positive to focus on when everything feels like it’s going down hill. I’m putting a lot of my energy into something productive that helps me and that makes me feel so much better about my situation.

It’s given me a sense of achievement as well. Don’t get me wrong I do get that feeling from other things in my life but I wasn’t a sporty or active person. So, I’ve never really had a sense of achievement from something like this. It’s such an invigorating feeling though. I honestly do love it and it’s a feeling that I don’t want to let go of.

It’s not just the mental health benefits that’s made me fall in love with yoga so much though. I love how stretched out I feel afterwards. I prone to have my body ache so badly when I’m stressed out. My back kills me and everything just feels like it’s cramped up. Yoga has been amazing to just stretch out all of my body and to help it relax a little bit. My body feels so much lighter afterwards.  My flexibility has always been something that I’ve wanted to improve and I’d love to be able to actually do the splits one day and I feel like my daily yoga routine is slowly but surely helping me get there.

What kind of things do you guys do to keep active? Let me know in the comments.

Much Love,

Saira xo

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