It is no secret that 2019 has been a year full of challenges for me - personally, professionally, and academically. Although I know that I am constantly becoming a more resilient person, sometimes I can't seem to escape my own anxious thoughts. After completing a grueling semester at school, I was surprised to find that I didn't feel much relief... but rather, I felt empty. As a first step in getting my mindset right, I took a brief social media detox this May. I needed time to myself to declutter my mind, boost my mood, and escape the mindless social media scroll. Ironically, after coming back from my brief break, I came across a thought-provoking and inspiring Instagram TV video that inspired me to write today's post.At a high level, this post explores the idea that our friends and social media are corrupting our minds and making us depressed. But how can this be true? Please keep reading to find out.
Although I am an avid beauty collector and beauty lover, I've been working really hard the past few years to work on the bad shopping habits. I found myself in a state where I was buying too many things just to mask or deal with emotional problems. Feeling anxious? Buy some shoes, snatch that purse, fill your online shopping cart with makeup. But here's the thing, filling my life with things wasn't solving my problems - in many ways, my overconsumption actually made me more miserable, because my money was being spent on things rather than experiences. To make matters worse, I moved into a smaller living space earlier this year. As result, the mass clutter I had tucked away, suddenly became exposed.
Failure sucks. How we cope with failure doesn't have to. Whether you're a blogger, a student, a creative, or another working professional, failure is a part of life that everyone has to deal with at some point. If you're feeling down about your recent failures or you're looking for tips on coping with failure, please keep reading.
The feeling of excitement that the holidays brought has fully worn off and the pressures of real life have set in and started to chip away at my resolve. I'd be lying if I failed to mention that this month has been particularly hard for me, both personally, professionally, and on the blog. Rather than staying down, I've decided to push forward and invest in some quality Me-Time. Please keep reading for some tips on how to love yourself when you're feeling overwhelmed.
According to the Daily Mail, we'll spend an average of 3,680 hours searching or 153 days searching for lost items. On average, we lose about 9 items a day (198,743 items in a lifetime)! But just imagine - if we spend this much time just looking for lost items, how much more time do we spend cleaning? As a beauty blogger, I spend a lot of time and money buying and organizing cosmetics and clothing, but I want to reduce the clutter in my life.
A good skin care routine is vital for maintaining, clear, glowing, youthful looking skin and preventing early signs of aging. Unfortunately, many of us operate under the misconception that skin care becomes a necessity in our 30s and 40s. But this is so wrong! Why? It is far easier to maintain your skin's youthful qualities rather than take measures to treat set in wrinkles, dark spots, or other signs of aging. While I regularly splurge on more expensive skin care, the drug store is upping their game by offering affordable, high quality skin care to help individuals with a myriad of skin care issues at any age. Please keep reading to discover your new favorites at the drug store.
This September, I've been taking part in Be More With Less's #BusyBoycott Challenge in an effort to simplify my life. I'm tired of spending all my time and energy doing things that don't add value to my life or bring me joy, so my hope with this challenge is to learn how to better prioritize my life so that I have time to do the things that make me happy.