How to: Start Listing Your New Year Resolutions

How to: Start Listing Your New Year Resolutions

I don’t know about you, but I’m in a little bit of disbelief that 2018 is merely 8 weeks away. They say time flies when you’re having fun but the fact that the end of the year is practically here has me feeling like I’ve overslept one too many days since January.

Obviously, we still have two major holidays to prepare for. I am the last person to add any major to-do’s to my list during the holiday season, so believe me when I say I am not advocating anything elaborate or ultra time-consuming. However, waiting until the very last week of 2017 to decide what you want to get out of an ENTIRE YEAR doesn’t seem to leave a lot of room for contemplation.   Continue reading “How to: Start Listing Your New Year Resolutions”

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How to Get Out of a Slump

How to Get Out of a Slump

For those who haven’t seen the movie Get Out, “the sunken place” is a reference to a place in which you have no real control over your actions. For me, the sunken place is a place eerily similar to the one I feel I am in when I am in a slump. There is so much I know I should do, so much that I know I want to do, and yet for some reason I am bound in chains to a mental cement block, keeping me from getting anything done.

Sometimes we hit places like that in life. We know that we want to be successful at something, we want to accomplish something but sometimes we forget what that something is or/and we lose the drive we need to work to obtain that something. Optimism gets replaced by doubt, doubt plants seeds of hopelessness and before you know it, you couldn’t make strides towards your goals even if you tried.

It’s always easier to fall into a slump than it is to get out of one. With patience and a tad bit of desire to escape “the sunken place” however, it is more than possible to get out and get back on track. Continue reading “How to Get Out of a Slump”

My Fall Playlist

My Fall Playlist

We are officially in the fall season as of yesterday and I couldn’t be more excited for everything it comes with! Bring on the pumpkin spice aromas and fall inspired lattes! One of the things I especially love about fall is the mornings. I don’t know if it’s just my mind playing tricks on me, but I feel like the air of a fall morning seems so crisp and clear.

It is always slightly chilly so when I get out of bed the first thing I do is reach for a sweater and some house slippers. Typically, when I get dressed for the day I play some music and fall mornings are no exception of course! Here are a few songs that are not only the cherry on top to what I envision a perfect fall morning to be, but for a perfect fall in general:  Continue reading “My Fall Playlist”

How to Boost Your Focus & Concentrate

How to Boost Your Focus & Concentrate

I blame technology. Specifically cell phones. I could be working on a project with laser sharp focus when it happens. My cell phone goes off with a “ting!” letting me know someone or something wants my attention. It’s pretty much downhill from there. Before I know it, I’ve wasted about 45 good minutes on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube. Continue reading “How to Boost Your Focus & Concentrate”

September Goals

September Goals

Not only is it the month in which the official first day of fall lies, but I could not be happier to pick up on my goals posts again!

I had to pause my monthly goals posts for the month of August to reorganize my priorities and experiment with different routines. I felt like those two things were absolute necessities since I didn’t accomplish a single goal from my July Goals post… yep… not a single one.

Thank God for the fresh air of a new month! Out with the old and in with the new. Here is what I will be accomplishing this month:

  • Boost my IG following to 1.5k  (if you wanna help a girl out, click here!<3 )
  • Publish 2 blog posts a week.
  • Finish my current American Government course (It is totally dependant on my pace and I have been moving like a snail…)
  • Finish reading Design Your Life by Rachel Roy

   Do you have any goals you want to accomplish this month? Let me know in the comments below!

14 Things To Do on a Rainy Day In

14 Things To Do on a Rainy Day In

rainI hesitated to write this post because I wasn’t sure how relevant it would be in the month of August. When the news about Hurricane Harvey came out and I found myself and many others unable to go out due to all of the rain and flooding, I turned to my blog post list to see what I could work on and sure enough, the rainy day post stood out the most.

Whether Harvey makes an unfortunate return or God decides enough is enough, rainy days happen and there are plenty ahead of us. Luckily, there are ways to keep them from being gloomy and boring. Here are a few fun things to do on a rainy day in: 14 THINGSTO DOONA RAINY DAY IN (1)

Play Card/Board Games

I will always endorse playing card or board games over video games… unless you’re alone…in that case video games are pretty useful…

Have a Spa Day

Spa days are the best! You may not always have the time to do the beauty related things you want to like face masks or hair treatments, so why not spend the day doing a little pampering?

Do Some Studying to Get Ahead

The future you will probably want to kiss you for doing this. If you spend some time trying to understand a confusing concept, memorizing something that would be useful in the future or getting one step ahead in some way, imagine the extended vacation you’ll have when you can afford to skip a night of studying.

Light Some Candles and Meditate

Rain, as soothing as it sounds, is the perfect background noise for meditation. Download a meditation app such as Simple Habit or HeadSpace and just allow yourself to let go of any negative vibes and maybe focus on getting clarity in areas of your life you haven’t had the time to give much thought to.

Write/Draw

Allow your creativity to roam a bit! You could write a story, letter to your future self, a poem, a song, a diary entry, a bucket list, anything really. If writing bores you, try sketching someone or something.

Read a Book

If there is a book you’ve been wanting to read or haven’t been able to finish, open it up! You have the time to finish it! If you don’t have a book, there are several free audio books and e-books available online.

Bake/Try a New Recipe

I never feel like I have the time to experiment in the kitchen as much as I would like, but I love trying deserts and different breakfast recipe’s when I have the time! Rainy days are perfect for cooking to your heart’s content.

Listen/Play Music

Listening to music is one of my absolute favorite past times. If you follow me on Spotify you’ll probably notice that I update at least one playlist a day. It’s very easy to lose track of time when you’re listening to good music.

Paint

You can hang up your masterpiece in your room or make something for someone else. You don’t always need a canvas to make it worth keeping.

Pick Out a Few Outfits

Go through your closet and try to pick out at least a week’s worth of outfits! You won’t have to worry about what to wear when you have somewhere to go and odds are you’re not going to pick out horrible looking outfits for yourself. You’ll be prepared for the week and you’ll slay everyday. B)

Scrapbook

Even if you don’t have a scrapbook, you can take any piece of paper and just decorate it with cut outs of magazines and pictures you find that you like. Depending on how much you like the finish product you could find a place to hang this up too!

Organize (Or Redecorate) a Room

If you have the time you might as well 😛 Clean and organized spaces tend to aid in clearer thinking.

Do Some Origami

It may seem a little tedious to some, but I’ve always been fascinated by how many cool things you can make using origami. A fun way to do this would be to challenge yourself and see how many thing you could make in a certain amount of time!

Learn a Dance

Look up a line dance you haven’t learned yet and try to master it! Maybe you could even try to learn how to do an older dance. YouTube is a gold mine of video tutorials that could help you out.

What kind of things do you like to do on rainy days?