Working in social media, it can be hard to take a break from the online world, but I dug down deep to the matter of why I wanted to take a break. I didn’t need to take a break because I spent too much time on social media, because outside of work, I have never been one to binge out on timelines. I never really spent that much time on Facebook anymore besides updating my family with life happenings or photos and keeping up on groups I was apart of. I deleted my Snapchat two years ago and my Twitter soon followed a year later. And let me tell ya, deleting Snapchat was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made on so many levels it practically warrants its own post. Maybe soon to come?? But no, those were not the culprits to the way I was feeling. It was Instagram. Continue reading “Why I Took a Break from Instagram”
Positivity matters. I’ve been doing this one exercise ever since my senior year in high school and it has changed my entire outlook on life. And now, I’m using it to make an impact on other’s lives around me! Continue reading “Positivity Matters”
Lately I’ve been finding myself slipping back into the trap that is comparison. Continue reading “Why Comparison is a Lie”
There are always going to be people out there that have crummy things to say about you. And while you may not be able to stop the harmful words spewing from their mouths, you are able to choose what you listen to. Continue reading “Your Worth is not in Their Words”
We often forget sometimes to actually stop and listen to our minds and bodies. It’s as if we don’t feel we “have the time” to care for ourselves or as if we just need to “keep going.” Chances are you know the type because you are one of them yourself. The type of person that has to have it alll together because that is what you feel is expected of you. Heck, you do it all! You take on evvverything. You agree to any task. And without even thinking much of it, you likely allow your mental, or even physical, health to take the back burner for the sake of helping another’s improve. Stop. Continue reading “Sometimes Even Heroes Need Saving”
More recently, I have been trying to live more mindfully and intentionally. I had always been that crazy, busy girl who had her mind on a million things at once, took care of everything, kept up in school, and was always the one people counted on to help them “fix” their own life’s issues and drama. Throughout all of this, I was told I am capable of handling it all and able to do it all simultaneously, and therefore I felt responsible for taking care of everything – doing it all. But the thing is, I wasn’t capable of carrying it all – taking care of everyone’s requests all the time. I couldn’t “fix” everyone else’s lives when my own life needed fixing. I was getting warn out by all the expectations. I felt used up by all my efforts. I was stretched so thin, I was ready to break. I went to bed exhausted and woke up exhausted. Something needed to change.
That is when I decided to start living out each day more purposefully and mindfully, and it changed everything. Continue reading “Mindfully Living”
Rewind many years back to the 7th grade when it all started… the dermatology visits, the various skin treatment trials, the overwhelming pressure of trying to “fit in,” to just be liked. That was the start of it all – when I put on that first bit of makeup in a desperate attempt to cover up. You see, I used to have really bad acne to the point that my face embarrassed me, and I only added to the problem by putting on foundation, powder, blush, anything to hide my flaws. Continue reading “Why I Stopped Wearing Makeup”
What do you imagine when you think of the word adventure?
Chances are you imagine something like I do… rocky hiking trails that lead to bluffs covered in trees overlooking everything. But how would you react if I said I thought of running errands when I imagined adventure? Continue reading “Adventure is a Mindset”
Some seasons in life are just meant to be seasons of growth and there is nothing wrong with that. I think oftentimes we as humans strive so hard for success that we forget to take in the beauty of the lessons learned. Not every lesson is learned from success and pure joyous moments. Some of the hardest and best lessons are learned just like that, the hard way. Continue reading “Seasons of Growth”
Today I was approached by someone who had been reading some of my recent writings and said that my upbeat perspective caused them to have a new outlook on their day and that they wished they could be nearly as positive as I am. To this I said, you can. Continue reading “Choose a Positive Mind; Choose Happiness”