Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Thinking Positive

I wanted to write a little bit about positivity. Sometimes I struggle with this, and I think social media has made it worse for everyone. As a wannabe-blogger, I am following dozens of others, and you can see them jetting off to exotic locations on a company's dime just to post an #ad, or being gifted boxes and boxes of free clothing that costs more than a new car. It can be downright depressing comparing yourself to others. Someone else always comes out on top.

I encourage myself to look at the good things I have to make myself feel better. Sure there will always be someone else who is richer or thinner, but there is no one exactly like me (or you!). And if I can do any one thing with my blog, it would be to inspire others and let them know it's ok to not be perfect. Perfect is boring anyway. And social media presents a highlight reel of stuff that is already embellished. Let's keep it real here. We don't live inside Pinterest after all.

So to help with that, I tried to come up with some of my top tips to get me out of a funk:
  • Watching a trashy reality show or funny movie
  • Snuggling with my cat
  • Going for a walk and enjoying nature
  • Working out at the gym
  • Organizing my closet or drawers
  • Coming up with a new outfit from clothes I already have 
  • Writing down my feelings in a journal
  • Cooking dinner with my husband and having a glass of wine

 What do you do to cheer yourself up when you're not feeling good enough?

Monday, April 10, 2017

New Beginnings

I have found myself with some unexpected free time so I thought I'd sit down and write about whatever runs through my mind today.
We just bought a house, so things have been busy. The house hunt wasn't too bad - we looked at a bunch and were able to find one sooner than I anticipated. We moved in last week and have already had a bunch of homeowner "tests" - but we're pulling through! The cat loves it, so it was a good buy.
The day we moved in was warm, and it has been nice ever since so we have turned a corner and winter is over. It's time for a fresh start and new beginnings, in more ways than one. I am hopeful for the future and encouraged by all of the awesome content creation I see out there - I really hope I can force myself to stay vigilant and commit to posting more than once every few months. Time gets away from me, but I think I can stick with it this time!