Monday, 8 August 2016

5 Reasons Why I Love Living By The Sea


As some of you may or may not know, I was born in Milan. Most of my life I lived in big cities, but for the past 6 years I've been based in England, with the sea visible right outside my window. As I recently finished university, I realised that in order to do what I like I'm going to have to move to London, which is partly exciting but also heartbreaking. Some people totally get it, but others recently asked me "why? why is it a big deal? why do you like living by the sea so much?". The list could be infinite but here's my top five reasons: 

- It saved me from my asthma
I've had asthma since I was a little kid and for years my doctors said that living in a big polluted city was never going to help me heal. Apparently the tissue of my lungs was grey (bit gross), and not red as Milan's air was so bad. My family has always been very careful and every Christmas, Easter and summer break I would go on holiday somewhere near the sea to 'recover', and only now as an adult I realised how blessed and lucky I was to be able to go on such long breaks from the city. Ever since I moved here, my lungs have completely healed. Last year I went to get them checked by my old doctor and she said they sounded great and there was no 'squeaks' or weird noises to signal struggle in my breathing as I once had. 

- It helps me with my anxiety

I'm not quite sure what it is about it but if I feel stressed, overwhelmed, sad or anything negative in general, a walk by the sea really clears my mind and my spirit. There's no cars, not that many people if you choose the right time, and you're just there on your own recharging and having time to think. It's very liberating and relaxing so by the time you go back home, your mind is clear. 

- It keeps me fit. 

I've been a little lazy this past month but usually I walk by the beach almost daily for an hour or two and I manage to keep myself relatively fit. Wether is walking, power walking or jogging, I love it. There's other people doing the same and you're just in the zone. Even if you forget your headphones it's okay because the sound of the waves makes you chill. 

- It's the best place for socialising

BBQs, drinks, dog walks, you name it and you can do it. There's even different little festivals going on through summer and you can enjoy watching acrobats or fire eaters practicing their thing. I find the beach to be a great location for socialising with pals and catching a light tan. My boyfriend and I love going even for a little fire in the evening. It's affordable and always fun. 

- It inspires me

Now, this might sound a little weird but I genuinely feel like the sea gives me a little boost of energy and inspiration to succeed. I look at the sea and I feel like Jack Sparrow, no limits, no grounds, it's just you and whatever you can do to live the dream. Whilst being calming it can also turn on a little switch inside that occasionally gets turned off, and I definitely feel like going back home and getting sh*t done. I also always imagine to just get on a ship one day and sail away somewhere to explore the world. 





Bag - Pia Rossini (My go-to bag for the beach)
Shirt Dress - ASOS


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15 comments

  1. I LOVE being by the sea, but I'm based in the countryside. I'd like to think it would help with my anxiety too and my dog certainly loves being on the beach xoxo

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    1. Aw the countryside is beautiful too :)

      haha my dog is scared of the water but we're slowly getting him used to it! xx

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  2. All my life I lived minutes away from the water, and I just love it! I can never be away from the sea, it's definitely my happy place!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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    1. So lucky! :) i can definitely relate, it is a happy place xx

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  3. lovely bag, I think it would be great living by the sea!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Clare :) Have an amazing evening xx

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  4. I would love to live by the sea. I always find myself drawn to the seaside when my anxiety takes hold. I can't explain how or why, but it does really help.

    Laura x x x

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    1. it really does :) glad someone else agrees xx

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  5. Wished I lived by the sea. We stayed in Ramsgate and couldn't keep off it. With all those benefits too it sounds amazing for you

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  6. I would love living by the sea. I imagine if I lived by the sea I would be much more fit!! I'd be jogging and walking all the time and breathing in that lovely sea air.

    Samantha Series

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  7. Lovely pictures! I love the sea it's so calming and relaxing, also how amazing that it cured your asthma!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  8. Great post! I suffer with quite bad anxiety and I'm moving to Plymouth in September! My apartment has an ocean view and I'm so excited so hopefully it will help me too! I can definitely understand being inspired by the sea too!

    |Georgia Megan|

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  9. This is so beautiful. You're so lucky to live by the sea, as you've said! But I always feel whenever I visit, somehow, spiritual, grounded & calmed. It's so magical just seeing a huge expanse of water. ^_^

    Katie // Words by Katie

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  10. I loved this post! I lived by the sea all my life and have recently moved to London for work - its an amazing city but I can't help but miss the sea, a beach trip is defiantly needed soon!

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  11. Great post lovely you are so lucky living by the sea! I've always wanted to it is so peaceful and beautiful.

    Ella xx
    www.inellaselement.co.uk

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