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September 22, 2019

Self-Care Sunday // 3 Ways I Take Care Of Myself.



If you've read my previous post, you can probably guess why self-care is such an important topic to me. We live in a society where everyone is always striving to do more and better. We are constantly told that we should be doing more and that more is always better. More work, more physical exercise, more reading... Well, I call bullshit. 

If we are always working towards doing more, when can we reassess? We need time to think about what we are actually doing and how we are spending our times. Are our daily to-do's making us happy? Fulfilled? Excited? 

For me, "just do it" doesn't cut it anymore. I don't want to randomly accomplish what everyone is telling me that I should. I want to build a life that fulfills me and that's where self-care comes in the picture. 

My self-care time is my time to reassess and regroup. It's a time in which I acknowledge my emotions and think about my day. Am I feeling good about what I'm doing? Are these tasks helping to be who I want to be?  Self-care is a crucial part of my days and how I live my life. Here are just a few examples of how I do it: 


one // plan.
I'm pretty sure I've said this before here on the blog, but I'll say it again: I'm a planner. I love organizing my week every monday and knowing everything that needs to get done. I'm obsessed with deadlines and keeping track of everything. For me, my planning time is self-care because it allows me to avoid the anxiety of not knowing if I'll have time to accomplish everything. It helps to go through the week calmer and more relaxed.

two // youtube and chill. 
I have a very specific after work routine: I take 30 min to an hour to relax, watch some youtube videos, have a snack, and chill before getting everything else done. I need those 30 min to destress and calm myself before tackling my other chores and responsibilities. They are essential for my mental health and are non-negotiable.

three // not ignoring beauty treatments. 
Taking off my makeup at night, showering, washing my hair, applying my eye cream.. even wearing makeup. These rituals make me feel more beautiful and more confident. It might sound silly to some people, but taking these steps makes me feel important and taken care of. They allow me to feel better and unwind at night or in the morning. Taking care of my appearance is important to me and it makes me feel good about myself.

What does self-care mean to you? 

Let's chat!

Thanks so much for reading and come back soon!

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September 21, 2019

LIFE UPDATE // I'm All Over The Place.


I've been a really bad blogger. I don't know why being consistent has been so hard for me.. Actually, I  kinda know: I work too much, I get home and I'm super tired and stressed and the only thing I want to do is stay in bed watching Netflix or youtube videos. Ever since starting this new teaching job, life has been crazy. I have to get so many things done and there are so many deadlines that I have little brain power left to do anything else at the end of the day. 

Well, now that we got that out of the way we can start talking about the important stuff. I need to get my life together. I need to hit the reset button and that's what I'm doing today. Anybody else feel like if they don't blog about it, it doesn't count?! So here I am, back to blogging. Hopefully for good now! 

I feel like I've been stuck in this hamster wheel and no matter what I do I can't get off. Deep down, I know that's not true. I'm a person, not a tree and I'm not stuck anywhere. I know I chose to let my life take this course and honestly.. I'm just so tired. Tired of everything. I need a change.

I'm still not sure what this change will be. Should I move overseas? Should I travel more often? Should I look for a new job? Should I just move to a new apartment? I'm not really sure what's causing this need for a change and what's making me not happy with the way my life is at the moment. Once I figure the next step, I'll let you guys know. 

As for the blog, I'll be around. One of the many reasons why I've been feeling lost and all over the place is because I've been neglecting the things that I know make me happy (blogging, working out, eating well and having fun) because I feel like I don't have time for them anymore. I need to change that. I'm going to change that. My life can't be all about work.

That's it, guys! What's up with you? What have you been  doing? Tell me happy things about your life! 


Do you have any life updates to share with us?
New job? New pet? New books you're reading? 

Let's chat!

Thanks so much for reading and come back soon!

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August 19, 2019

No Buy Update #1 // August, 2019.


Today I'll be updating you guys on my No Buy or No Spend Challenge - however you wanna call it! I want to keep these updates short and sweet. We've been going strong for 3 weeks now and I'm happy to report that it hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be - at least so far. I've been avoiding shopping centers and stores in general because, honestly, there's not point in window shopping if I'm not going to actually shop, right? I had to buy a gift last week and I went straight to the store I already knew I was going to find something and then I went straight to my car.  

In that sense, I wasn't really tempted to buy anything because I didn't allow myself to be tempted. I focused on the things I already had and I reorganized my closet and makeup collection. This gave me a weird refreshing feeling, like I had new stuff when I actually just cleaned and reorganized the things I already had - cannot recommend doing this enough. My main goal is to save money, so constantly reminding myself that that was the goal helped a lot. 

So, that's it! I haven't bought anything so far. YAY! If you're also doing this, let me know on the comments how is it going. I'd love to chat about it! 


Are you also on a No Buy?
How is it going?  

Let's chat!

Thanks so much for reading and come back soon!

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