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
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
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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