Guys...I’m going to be 100% honest with you. I’m going through a period of depression right now. I’m finding it hard to do everyday things,like cook meals, and life in general just feels hard right now. 🍓 In times like these it’s important that you don’t beat yourself and try your best to take care of yourself. For me, smoothies are a life saver when I feel like this. They are easy to throw together and I can feel good about doing something good for myself. 🍓Being kind to yourself when you’re feeling terrible can be difficult, but small things can make a huge difference. ❤️ 🍓How are you guys doing? I’d love to hear about it.❤️
Sometimes you have to do something just because it brings you joy. 🐳 This silly stuffed narwhal brings me so much freakin happiness I have never once regretted the $15 impulse buy at the Michaels checkout counter 😂 🐳 Being kind to yourself means doing things that make you happy no matter how ridiculous it may seem to others! 🐳 What’s the most random thing you’ve ever done just because it made you happy!?
This weeks #pumpupyourjournal prompt asked us to imagine our future self and how you hope that person is living their life. ➡️ I hope future me is choosing happiness over obligation. For the majority of my life I’ve done things because I had to. I want 2019 to be the year I do things because they make me happy. ➡️If you watch my Instagram stories than you would have seen me talk about how, at my core , I feel like I’m a sad person and that I was afraid I would never be able to change that. But I don’t think that true. If I start chooseing to do things that make me happy..maybe it can change! ➡️ So there you have it! These are all the things I’m going to choose this year in the pursuit of happiness! ➡️ What do you want future you to looks like by the end of 2019? Let me know! ➡️ As always , thank you to @artwwwera and @mashaplans for hosting!
“The fears we don’t face become our limits” This quote is especially relevant to my life right now. 😬 😬 I am currently in my last year of university and a huge part of senior year classes is presentations, Dun dun DUN! 😬Specifically, I have four throughout the semester. One with a group , one with a partner and two on my own. One of those two will be a 30 minute presentation...I am particularly nervous about that one.😨 😬 My stage fright is a true phobia. If any of you have a phobia than you know they elicit the kind of fear that makes you feel like you might die. 😬 This is not the first semester in which I’ve had a lot of presentations. Last semester was fairly presentation heavy but luckily, my therapist is very patient and helps me work though my fear and helps me prepare both practically and emotionally. 😬 The point is that I’m not going to let my fear keep me from accomplishing things. I’m going to use the tools I have to prepare myself in the best way that I can and be kind to myself. This is a hard thing for me, and getting in-front of people and saying words is an accomplishment for me. It may not be an A+ presentation, but that’s not what’s important. What’s important is that I challenge myself and that I don’t let my fears hold me back, and I’m going to reward myself for that! 😬 What’s something that you’re afraid of? Have you had a similar experience?
Self care is about so much more than hot baths and face masks ( although they are great). Self care is about taking care of yourself first so that you can give your best to the world. If for you that means spending your Friday night watching movies or dancing the night away. If it means going to therapy or taking medication or both. You have to do what’s right for you and what gives you the best chance to be the best you can be. 💊 I am an introvert with generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder. So for me, my self care means taking medication everyday, going to therapy every two weeks and prioritizing “me time” , even if it means saying no to invitations from time to time. 💊 It’s important to remember self care is not selfish. Self care is about being kind to yourself so that you can live your best life ! 💊 What do you do for self care?
I’m gonna be completely honest with you, if I didn’t designate a day in which I post a cat picture than everyday would be #caturday 😅❤️🐈 🐈 I am 100% an unashamed cat lady. My cat (Malaka) is definitely one of my best friends and I couldn’t ask for a better furry companion. 🐈 I’ve honestly never had a relationship with a pet like the one I have with Malaka. She follows me everywhere and seems to always know when I need a kitty cuddle. 🐈 I think pets are such an amazing thing to have in our life’s and they seem to know and understand us in a way another human can’t . I am so grateful for Malaka, I truly think I would be a different person if she wasn’t in my life. 🐈 Do you have a pet? Do you think pets are a special type of relationship? I’d love to hear about your furry friend!
I love stories in all formats. I love books , I love movies , I love TV series and all other forms of story telling! Something that I am excited to start, is to sharing and recommending my favourites to you! ✨One of my favourite T.V. shows I just finished watched was “ The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel! ✨ The show is set in the 50’s and follows a women attempting to build a career in stand up comedy. ✨The show is written and produced by that people that did “Gilmore Girls” so you know the writing is amazing and funny. ✨Furthermore, my little feminist heart cannot get enough of a women killing it in a male dominated profession regardless of the challenges she faces. ✨This show definitely makes my top 10 all time favourites (an honour, as I can be a harsh critic 😅) I definitely recommend you check it out! ✨Have you seen the show? Or do you plan to check it out? If you have seen it what did you think!? Please no spoilers!!!
I have a weird relationship with Instagram. I love it, but I have a hard time finding my place on the platform and and I find myself feeling pretty crappy about it. 💡As I scroll though my discover page , I see all these beautiful people and curated feeds and all I can’t think it “ that’s not real!” My vision for my feed is organic, real , and unstaged , but I’m afraid that’s just not what people what to see.. 💡I love self-care, TV, movies, books, cleaning, cats , adventures and so much more! And I want to share all the things I love along with inspiring you to live an intentional happy life! 💡In short , I want my feed to be beautiful but real and inspirational! I want my instagram to be something that I’m proud of , not something that reflects unrealistic perfection! 💡What do you prefer, a curated feed or a more organic feed? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
One of the goals I’ve set for myself is to get to a place where I am proud of my body. My goals is NOT to lose X amount of pounds or to look like X person. It’s to work out consistently so I feel good, it’s to get to a place where I look in the mirror and say DAMN I look good! 💪 I am currently 160Lbs at 5”2 and resemble a pile of mayonnaise...white and jiggly 😂 💪My plan is to start with working out 3 times a week and hopefully work up to more than that as my fitness improves. And of course to eat as clean as possible. 💪 To be honest I HATE exercise, and every time I do it I get sad.(like where they heck are these Endorphins I keep hearing about) I just get so bored!! ...if anyone has any tips about how to not die of boredom in the gym I’d love to hear it...I’m desperate 😅 💪Are you on a fitness journey? Where are you on that journey? I’d love to hear about your experience! 💪 P. S. Excuse my kitchen in the background 😅
I feel like 2018 was a pretty chill year, I took a lot of time to think about what I really want out of life and to take care of myself. ✅That being said I want to make 2019 the year of getting shit done! I want to take all of the thoughts and plans I made in 2018 and take action! ✅To help me do that I’ve used this weeks #pumpupyourjournal prompt to help me organize my ideas and put them down on paper. So here it is, 19 things I want to do in 2019! ✅Do you have any goals for 2019? Tell me about them!
6 years ago a 21 year old me walked into my first year of university full of anxiety and excitement. Today is my last first day at university and the feelings are much like the feelings I was experiencing 6 years ago. I’m both anxious and excited for what the next phase of my life has in store for me. 🎒Change is scary, and the unknown is even scarier. I think it’s important that we enjoy the moment and take it Day by day. In my experience, everything seems to work out. 🎒If you’re going though some life changes of any sort as well, I think the best thing we can do is follow our instincts and they will lead us in the right direction. 🎒Are you going through any changes right now? I’d love to hear about it ! Maybe we can even exchange tips !
Winter can be a difficult time of year for a lot of us. The shorter days and cold can take a toll on our mood, and I don’t know about you but I’m definitely feeling it. However, I do have a few strategies for making the best of the winter season. ❄️Be kind to yourself. Beating yourself up won’t do any good. Think about what advice you would give a friend if they were in your situation and then take your own advice. ❄️Consider taking a Vitamin D supplement. Some of us hardly see the sun during winter and that can take a told on your health, making sure you get the nutrient you need is vital. ❄️Get cozy. If there is anything good about the winter is cozying up with a blanket, Netflix and a hot drink. So go ahead, relax, you deserve it! ❄️ Do you find the winter a difficult season? What do you do to make it better? Share your tips in the comments!
Does anyone else feel like January is just a month long monday😆 • January is for getting back on track with your goals and re-aligning your goals. For me that means creating the kind of content that brings me joy. I’ve been feeling pretty uninspired just doing bullet journal stuff , so I’ll be changing up the types of I’ll be posting, I hope that’s ok with you!! Don’t worry there will still be journaling posts.. my love of organization will never die I promise! What’s your goals for the new year? I’d love to hear about it!
A pretty typical "year at a glance" page. They are always the most tedious to do, but i really like having a place to go to quickly see the whole year so I think its worth the hand cramp. 😅 Did you create a year at a glance spread? Do you think they are worth the time and the pain? ******************************************* #worthit #bujo #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournaljunkies #bujojunkies #bulletjournalcommunity #bujolove #leuchtturm1917 #bujoinspire #showmeyourplanner #plannercommunity #planner #planneraddict #planwithme #plannerlife #bulletjournallove #journaling #plannerobsessed #planneraddicts #plannerspread #bujolist #lifeplanner #plannergeek #plannerjunkie #plannerlove #bujospread #selfcare #planning #yearatglance
This is the first of 2 "movies watched" spreads for 2019. The reason that I have 2 is because at the being of last year, Steve and I started a weekly movie night where we swap movie picks and the other person can't whine about the movie choice 😅 The tradition started as a way to hangout together and a way to check out things that might be out of our personal comfort zone.As a result, I have watched and really liked some scifi movies that I would have never watched on my own and Steve FINALLY seen Mean Girls! So this spread is meant to track those particular movies so that Steve and I can look back on the movies we choose that year and what we thought about them :) Do you do anything similar? What was your favorite movie of 2018? ********************************** #movietracker #bujo #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournaljunkies #bujojunkies #bulletjournalcommunity #bujolove #leuchtturm1917 #bujoinspire #showmeyourplanner #plannercommunity #planner #planneraddict #planwithme #plannerlife #bulletjournallove #journaling #plannerobsessed #planneraddicts #plannerspread #bujolist #lifeplanner #plannergeek #plannerjunkie #plannerlove #bujospread #selfcare #planning #movienight
Happy 2019 all! I made my 2019 title pages simple with a fancy gold and silver colour scheme, which I carry over into all the beginning of the year spreads! Have you chosen a word for the year? If you did, what dose that word mean to you? So I've seen a lot of people choosing words in order to set the tone for the year, and I definitely feel like my life needs some direction this year, so I decided to jump on the bandwagon and choose my own word! As I was contemplating life in the shower (as you do) I came up with several words that could guild me through the year. Like, "achievement" "progress" "productivity", as want this year to be about chasing my goals and actually taking action in order to achieve the things I want in life. 2018 was a year of rest and really figuring out what it was i really wanted, and it was great and I think I really needed that time, but now I want to DO SOMETHING! So in the end I came out of the shower with the word "ACHIEVE" in mind. This year is going to be about taking small actions every day in order to achieve a larger goal! I have created a whole goals spread, so I'll discuss my goals further in a later post. :) Until tomorrow, I hope everyone has a great day and a productive 2019! *************************************** #productivity #bujo #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournaljunkies #bujojunkies #bulletjournalcommunity #bujolove #leuchtturm1917 #bujoinspire #showmeyourplanner #plannercommunity #planner #planneraddict #planwithme #plannerlife #bulletjournallove #journaling #plannerobsessed #planneraddicts #plannerspread #bujolist #lifeplanner #plannergeek #plannerjunkie #plannerlove #bujospread #selfcare #planning #titlepage
Happy New Years Eve !! :) On this last day of 2018 I thought I would share my filled in mood tracker for the month of December. As you can see and as I mentioned in my last post, December was was a pretty up and down month for me. Exam week, going back to work full time for Christmas and then getting the flu, brought on some bad days and some bad moods. However, I took a week of in the middle of December which was definitely a well needed break! Hopefully January and 2019 brings some better days. Have a safe and happy new years everyone!! #selfcompassion #bujo #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournaljunkies #bujojunkies #bulletjournalcommunity #bujolove #leuchtturm1917 #bujoinspire #showmeyourplanner #plannercommunity #planner #planneraddict #planwithme #plannerlife #bulletjournallove #journaling #plannerobsessed #planneraddicts #plannerspread #bujolist #lifeplanner #plannergeek #plannerjunkie #plannerlove #bujospread #selfcare #planning #moodtracker
I know it's a little late, but I still wanted to show off my completely coloured in Christmas advent calendar :) As the completed countdown signifies, we are nearing the end of December (and 2018 for that matter), so I thought this would be a good time to reflect on the month! December was super up and down for me. I had final exams, then I took a week of vacation, then I went back to work full time and caught the flu just in time for Christmas! The beginning of December kicked off exam season, the time where mental breakdowns rule the land!😂 But overall, I'm proud of my final grades even though exam time was extremely stressful. After exams where over, I took a week long break before returning to my retail job full time for Christmas. AND LET ME TELL YOU IT WAS HARD. There was drama there was mean customers and we were all pushed to our emotional and physical limits (sounds dramatic but I am telling you retail Christmas is one of the hardest things I've ever done) but we made it though! we supported each other, picked up the slack when one of us just couldn't do it anymore and we did it! Christmas in retail is super hard and I don't think I could have made it through without my amazing co-workers! And of course there was Christmas! My Christmas was good. I spend time with family and ate a lot of food! I did come down with the flu on Christmas eve, so I was feeling pretty sick all Christmas day, but I'm still grateful for the time I got to spend with people I love :) #bujo #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournaljunkies #bujojunkies #bulletjournalcommunity #bujolove #leuchtturm1917 #bujoinspire #showmeyourplanner #plannercommunity #planner #planneraddict #planwithme #plannerlife #bulletjournallove #journaling #plannerobsessed #planneraddicts #plannerspread #bujolist #lifeplanner #plannergeek #plannerjunkie #plannerlove #bujospread #selfcare #planning #december #Christmascountdown