This Brilliant Day

My name is Sophie. I live in the UK. I started This Brilliant Day in September 2018 as a way to get my ideas out to the world. My ambition was to share things that I have learned and experienced in the hope that they will be helpful to others.

I don’t like to bind myself to a niche, so you’ll find posts about anything and everything here. However, here are some of the main topics I write about in this blog:

Mental Health

In early 2018 I began experiencing anxiety, brought on by a combination of reasons and events. I found this very distressing because as an adult I had never experienced mental health issues on this level before. I didn’t understand it, and I didn’t know how to cope with it.

Over the past years, I have been gradually getting to understand my anxiety more and more. I have also learned ways to cope with it and to relieve it. I am not there yet and I still have a lot of learning and healing to do, but I have come a long way from where I was.

In this blog, I hope to make something good come of my mental health struggles, by sharing my experiences and advice with others who may be going through similar.

Physical Health

I believe physical health is very important, not least because it is linked to mental health in so many ways. The first two things that come to mind when I think of physical health are diet and exercise. I am constantly striving to optimise both of these and become fitter and healthier.

I write quite a lot of blog posts about diet and exercise, including some healthy recipes I have made up. Other physical health topics I have written about are sleep, skincare and natural remedies.


I love reading and I find it very enjoyable and satisfying to explore books of many different genres. I read both fiction and non-fiction. Philosophy and personal development books (and other materials such as audio and blogs) are a favourite of mine, as I am very interested in those subjects.

I like to get second hand books from charity shops, and pass them on to someone else when I am done with them. However, when there is a specific book that I want to read, I sometimes buy the kindle version on Amazon and read it on my tablet. I rate the books I read on a scale of 1 – 5, so that I can look out for more books from the authors I like, and bypass the ones I didn’t like. I post book reviews on this blog of most of the books that I read. 

Sustainable Living

I am always looking for ways to live a more sustainable, environmentally friendly lifestyle. On this blog I will share some tips I’ve found, as well as reviewing environmentally friendly products that I use.

I am also fascinated by Permaculture, which is a way of living in harmony with nature. In short, Permaculture is about optimising the land you live on in order to benefit humans, nature, the environment and your community. I aim to incorporate the principles of Permaculture into my life on an increasing scale.

I highly recommend reading up about Permaculture because I believe it holds many answers to the issues we are facing in the world today. Here is a Wikipedia link to get you started.

Why ‘This Brilliant Day’?

At any moment, the current day is the only one that exists. Whether good or bad, the past is only ever a memory and the future is only ever a daydream. So, let’s live in the present and make this day brilliant!

I hope you enjoy reading this blog, and get some value and enjoyment out of it.

Sophie x

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