The 5 things I can’t live without

This morning I was scrolling through Pinterest for inspiration, and I came across a list of ideas for blog posts. One of the ideas in the list was ‘to write about 5 things you can’t live without so, it got me thinking and here I am.

  1. M y i P h o n e

My iPhone is like the extension of me. I genuinely feel lost without it, and it’s probably not for the reasons you think. Here is a small list of the stuff that I use my iPhone for daily.

  • Google Maps – How does anyone know where they are going without looking at google maps, or in fact find any new places to explore.
  • National Rail app – How will I know what time my next train is, or if my train is on time.
  • Camera – How will I be able to take cute photos without the amazing iPhone camera.
  • Apple Pay – This is a life saver, what would I do if I left my bank card at home.

It’s crazy how much we rely on our phones for literally everything. How the heck did people live without smartphones?

  1. C o f f e e

I cannot function without coffee. As soon as my train gets to Birmingham New Street I will make my way to Starbucks, Costa, or Nero (whichever I fancy on the day) and get my morning energy. I don’t even want to think about the amount of money I have spent on coffee this past year since I’ve started working. That first sip of coffee every morning literally shoots through my body and gives me life. I need coffee to survive. Yes, I think I’m an addict.cropped-1df3536f-3577-4c99-bdba-6cb3df7ef17d.jpg

  1. B o o k s

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you will go.” – Dr Seuss
I read a lot, way too much. I always carry a book with me in my bag wherever I go. Reading is my way to escape reality for a bit. No matter how much stress you are under, it all slips away when you lose yourself in a great story.Book

  1. S l e e p

I’m not one of those people that can function on a few hours sleep. I need at least seven hours in order to function properly. I’m one of those weird people that falls asleep as soon as my head touches the pillow and won’t wake up till 5am when my alarm goes off.

  1. M u s i c

Music is the best therapy. Music puts you in the right mood, it helps you concentrate better and it makes you feel better. Research has shown that listening to music improves your mental well-being. My headphones are my best friend, I feel so incomplete if I leave them at home (which has happened more than one occasion).

I have probably missed something major but, the above five were the first to come into my mind. What would be on your list?

Mariam x



  1. October 31, 2017 / 5:37 am

    Aw, I love this! It definitely makes me think what I’d consider important to me…

  2. October 31, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    Loved this post, funnily enough my five would be the exact same as yours! x

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