What I Spend in a Week: Quarantine Edition

Now that everyone is spending more time at home, I’ve realized that my spending has changed—for better or worse. On one hand, I have not been spending as much money on buying food from establishments, especially coffee or lunch on a weekday. However, my online shopping spending habits seem to be going up. So, I decided to do a little experiment to see what I would spend in a week. Continue reading “What I Spend in a Week: Quarantine Edition”

Steps I’ve Taken to Care for My Mental Health

Mental health is a journey that I am still trying to navigate and understand. It’s never easy to truly comprehend what might be wrong beneath the surface, but over time I have found ways to take care of myself and be gentle when confronting my inner turmoil. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in lieu of that, I wanted to share a few tips I’ve learned along the way to take care of my mental health. Continue reading “Steps I’ve Taken to Care for My Mental Health”

How to Stay Motivated During Uninspiring Times

It’s no secret that we are living through challenging times right now with staying at home and feeling anxious about a global pandemic. It’s easy to slip into negative thoughts and sit in our feelings, however it’s important to remember, just as Roman biographer Cornelius Nepos said: “After darkness comes light.” These are my tips to stay motivated even when I don’t feel like it. Continue reading “How to Stay Motivated During Uninspiring Times”

Embracing ‘Yin’ in a Primarily ‘Yang’ World

You may be familiar with the yin yang symbol and know that it may symbolize harmony, and as most of the world is in self-quarantine right now, there is a noticeable shift in the usual energy of the world from being incredibly busy to staying only at home. Rather than both yin and yang existing together, it is imbalanced and as a result has changed our daily lives. But, it all doesn’t have to be bad—let me explain. Continue reading “Embracing ‘Yin’ in a Primarily ‘Yang’ World”

Social Distancing Activities: Self-Care Edition

With most of the country advised to stay indoors and practice social distancing for the foreseeable future, this is the perfect time to practice self-care to relax and treat yourself—especially during a time where everything feels unsettling and people may be feeling anxious. These are the 7 self-care rituals I have been practicing to cope. Continue reading “Social Distancing Activities: Self-Care Edition”

10 Indoor Activities to Actually Practice Social Distancing

With majority of the world on lockdown and people in self-quarantine because of COVID-19, now is the time to stay calm, wash your hands, and stay inside—keyword: inside. It’s even now being advised to keep away from national parks, as people are seeking fresh air and a change of scenery in the great outdoors, however it is not a good practice of social distancing. So, here are the social distancing activities that I’ve been doing to maintain my sanity and keep indoors. Continue reading “10 Indoor Activities to Actually Practice Social Distancing”

Tips I’ve Learned to Manage My Anxiety

With the world in a state of a global pandemic, it’s easy to feel incredibly stressed out right now. People on social media joke that “my anxiety has anxiety,” and although it certainly feels that way, it does not have to be scary. Here are some tips I’ve learned along the way to manage my anxiety not only during a global crisis, but in my everyday life as well. Disclaimer: I am not a professional and I have not been clinically diagnosed with anxiety, however these tips have worked for me personally when I have bouts of anxiety attacks. Continue reading “Tips I’ve Learned to Manage My Anxiety”

Product Review: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Heat Styling Spray

I have previously raved about my love for Living Proof hair products, namely that they have helped me wash my hair less (the bane of my existence). And now, I’d like to talk about another one of their products that has been an absolute lifesaver in helping me achieve my goals to wash my hair less often. I’m talking about the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Heat Styling Spray, aka the product that has revolutionized my hair routine. Continue reading “Product Review: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Heat Styling Spray”