How to Take Care of Yourself as an Adult

So, you’re probably wondering where I’ve been for the past week considering I haven’t been posting.

I’ve been so caught up with work and making lovely new friends (!!) and general life stuff that I forgot to take care of myself and ended up with a nasty cold/headache situation that left me with no energy and a penchant for comfort food and movies. It doesn’t sound that bad, but I can’t remember the last time my head wasn’t hurting.

This misfortune was a blessing in disguise, as it reminded me that self care as an adult is very important. It’s easy to take on too much – even fun stuff – and forget that keeping yourself healthy is also a priority. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of easy ways to take care of yourself before you get a cold/headache situation, or worse.Read More

The Insider's Guide to Teatoxing

Okay, what is teatoxing?

It is drinking tea daily for a month to help the body detox. Yes, it is simply that.

I have done a teatox (through Skinny Teatox) and it honestly was not what I expected. And that’s saying a lot, considering social experiments, especially concerning diet, are kind of my specialty. I’ve only consumed green smoothies for weeks, done a chicken and Gatorade diet, gone pescetarian, and just about any other weird food plan you can expect. And yet, teatox was a whole new ballgame.

For my teatox, it involved me drinking the special tea every morning for 28 days and then drinking a night tea every other night. That’s a total of 42 cups of tea total in 28 days. Which is a lot, even for my tea-loving self.

So, what should one expect during/after a teatox? What did I go through? What were problems? What did I like best about it? Well, let me tell you. Warning: Constipation is not a problem.Read More

Decorating Tips for College Living

Living on a college budget and still having a beautifully decorated space is one of life’s biggest challenges. I understand skrimping pennies, but I also believe a gorgeous home boost happiness and productivity. So why not save money and have a beautiful home?

Living with great decor is a lot easier than imagined, and it doesn’t have to come with a designer’s budget to pull it off. Simply choosing pieces that look high end, or using a great deal of creative designing, can easily make your tiny dorm/apartment space look amazing. And you won’t need to eat ramen the rest of the week!

Let’s get decorating!Read More

How to Focus & Get Stuff Done

Sitting in the middle of midterms week and have no motivation to do anything?

I am 100% on your level.

There’s something about crunch time that makes all motivation go out the window. No matter how much you try, finishing that project is just not going to happen. And that’s when you need your friendly neighbourhood blogger to come and show you how to gain back that focus and get everything done!Read More

12 Kind Things You Can Do Every Day

In the wake of #YoungmanOnEllen, I’ve thought a lot about how to share kindness within the world.

Senora Youngman is constantly teaching how to spread kindness and to be nice in our everyday lives. With that said, I thought a lot about how I want to share kindness to people through how I interact with others. Which led me to think about what are nice things that can help others. And I came up with a list of 12 things that I believe are super easy and spread niceness into the atmosphere.

Here’s the list!

12 Easy Ways to Spread Kindness, in Honor of Senora Youngman

1. Compliment

Tell someone you like their shirt, or that they did well on that test, or even that you admire the way they dealt with that negative compliment.

2. Go out of your way

Hold open a door. You never know when someone really needs that in their day.

3. Smile

That best way to spread kindness is to put it on your face. Smile at everyone and be a positive face in a face full of frowns.

4. Be honest

Being honest with someone is much kinder than lying. And you don’t have to be blunt, but if you’re honest with someone they will appreciate it much more.

5. Listen

Take time to listen to someone else who needs to rant/talk. The fact that you’re taking the time probably means more than they’re showing.

6. Stop judgment

Stop saying judgmental things like, “She’s a whore,” or “That top is really ugly.” That’s just spreading hate and will not be tolerated.

7. Stand strong

Even if you’re in a room full of people being negative and putting others down, continue to say nice things and push against the negative behavior.

8. Lead, don’t follow

Don’t wait until someone else says something. Be the first to say the nice thing, the first to open the door, the first to stop something bad.

9. Encourage

Encouraging people is one of the kindest things you can do, and it isn’t difficult at all. Encourage others in their actions and dreams and they will never forget you.

10. Be present

Don’t look at your phone or your nails when someone is telling you something. Focus on the conversation and show the person that you are worth it to them to put down your phone for a few minutes.

11. Follow through

Did you friend tell you something that has been upsetting them? Take a few days and then reach out to them and ask how they’re doing. Following through on your kindness is just as important as doing it.

12. Spread it constantly

BE KIND AT ALL TIMES AND OTHERS WILL FOLLOW AND OTHERS WILL FOLLOW THEM AND EVENTUALLY WE WILL ALL BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER


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9 Ways to Make 2016 Your Year

Okay, first week of 2016 and we’re all looking for a little hope that it will be the best yet! We’re sticking to our resolutions, cutting out crappy people, realizing healthy food is super expensive, and hoping all of this lasts until December 31, 2016.

But the reality is that a lot of us fall off the bandwagon about a month in. You’re tired, hungry, and that stupid ex-boyfriend keeps calling. What do you do? You want 2016 to be your year, your shining glory, and you didn’t even make it a month in! How are you supposed to obtain your goal?

The trick to making any year your year is to know the tips and tricks that are long lasting and not going to burn you out. It’s so easy to rock this year, or any future year, by knowing where to start and where to keep your pace. Below are nine simple tricks that are easy to follow and ensure that you’re fantastic every day of 2016.

As someone who had a pretty rough and tumble 2015, as I’m now realizing, I hope you’ll join me in remaking our lives into something beautiful and positive.

Who’s ready to start being as fabulous as Sharpay Evans?Read More

My Advice For New Bloggers

Four and a half years ago I discovered blogging. And let me tell you, it was a doozy. I found out there was a lot more than just typing up my thoughts a few times a week, it was actually A WHOLE LOT MORE. And I wish I’d had someone who could guide me through all the mess that was discovering blogging and ultimately creating a blog I could be proud of. And now I’m going to do that for you, a new blogger.

The 4 Pieces of Advice I Wish Someone Had Given Me: Blogging Edition

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10 Ways to Cheer You Up

So, it’s Dead Week and I’m stress sick and I’m 90% sure I’m getting my period and the Apocalypse will probably happen because it’s one of those weeks.

Therefore I need some cheering up and I’m sure you do too!

10 Ways to Cheer Up When Life Seems Pretty Bleak

1. Throw yourself a dance party

Sometimes you just need to crank up the tunes and dance out that bleary mood! Turn up some funky music¬†and get out your best moves while you let out any negative energy. And if you’ve got some friends also pretty down (it’s Dead Week, invite everyone you know) then you guys can all crank it out together!Read More

Six Perfect School Hairstyles

As we approach finals week, I find myself struggling to make my hair look decent. Actually I’m struggling to look anything other than sleep-deprived and sickly. And as looking decent is important, it’s time we find some easy ways to do so.

After doing some research, and playing around with my hair, I have found six hairstyles that look (more than) decent and are easy enough for a busy time like finals. Shall we take a look?Read More

DIY Sticky Note Calendar

There’s something about a functional, beautiful, Pinterest-y calendar that makes you instantly want to do it. And that’s what I’m sharing with you today!

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I wanted something I could put my entire term schedule on, but I could still move dates around as assignments were moved around. And that’s where the sticky note idea came in. Why not make 11 rows of sticky notes, with five columns, and put the assignments on Monday-Friday? And that is how my sticky note calendar came to be.Read More