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”

I Went to a Salt Cave and It Cured My Cold

This winter, I got hit with one of the worst colds I’ve ever had. I was sick for legitimately a month. The first wave of sickness resulted in me staying home from work for a week, and once I thought I was better, it turned out I got sick again and once more stayed home for another week. When I finally got better, however, I still had coughing fits that made me wheeze and tear up. It was as though the slightest trace of dust triggered me to cough uncontrollably. At this point, I had also tried all sorts of medicine to cure my symptoms from Theraflu and NyQuil when I was sick to Mucinex to ease my cough, and even Flonase, thinking this could be allergies. When nothing was working, I decided to look toward a natural remedy and came across a promising solution: halotherapy. Continue reading “I Went to a Salt Cave and It Cured My Cold”

4 Changes I Made in My Life to Practice Mindfulness

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to be more mindful. Oftentimes I feel that I am not present with myself, and overall I know I need to do better about putting myself first and blocking out unnecessary noise. Ever since I made these four changes to my life, I noticed a big difference in how I feel about myself. Here’s what I have been doing. Continue reading “4 Changes I Made in My Life to Practice Mindfulness”

I Went a Whole Month Without Drinking for #DryJanuary. This Is What I Learned

This year, I did what I used to think was impossible: I went a whole month without drinking. Dry January (also called “Dryuary”) is a tradition that originated in the United Kingdom as a way to get people to drink less into the beginning of the new year, which is great because most people may have been drinking a little too much during the holidays. People around the world have began doing this, and it’s become an albeit annoying social media hashtag, but I’m not hear to preach about how I’m so self-righteous for not drinking. This is what I learned about myself over the past 31 days: Continue reading “I Went a Whole Month Without Drinking for #DryJanuary. This Is What I Learned”