Showing posts with label Lifestyle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lifestyle. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Current Fall Playlist

Hi, everyone! Long time no blog. It has been an insanely busy few months of constant homework as I'm a uni student, and I have also been in somewhat of a blogging rut as far as what to post. Hopefully I get out of this place soon because I really want to create some good content for you guys!

Until then, I decided to create a list of songs that I've been obsessed with and replaying constantly this autumn season. If you give any of them a listen or are in love with them as much as I am, let me know in the comments below.

1. Hello Ego (feat. Chris Brown) - Jhene Aiko
2. Not Ashamed - Majid Jordan
3. You - Majid Jordan
4. Sativa (feat. Swae Lee) - Jhene Aiko
5. On My Mind (Acoustic) - Jorja Smith
6. Supermodel - SZA
7. The Need To Know (feat. SZA) - Wale
8. Belong To You - Sabrina Claudio
9. Stand Still - Sabrina Claudio
10. Every Kind Of Way - H.E.R.
11. Best Part (feat. H.E.R.) - Daniel Caesar
12. Get You (feat. Kali Uchis) - Daniel Caesar
13. Crew (feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy) - GoldLink
14. Garden Shed (feat. Estelle) - Tyler, The Creator
15. Jess Connelly - Turn Me Down & the entire How I Love EP

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Easy Vegan Friendly Breakfast Recipe

Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope you're all doing well this week. I've been spending the last two weeks struggling to get back into the routine of things when it comes to school, and it's affecting everything, including my skin and diet. Hence, why I decided to make this post.

Most of the time I try to stick to a pretty healthy diet. I haven't drank cow's milk in God only knows how long, and I don't eat pork simply because I don't care for the taste of it anymore. Now, I'm not completely vegan/vegetarian, but I try to eat as healthy as I can most of the time. We all have moments where we eat absolute trash, though, so to avoid buying fast food, I like to put together quick snacks like these that even a domestically challenged girl like myself can make. I usually eat something like this for breakfast, but you can enjoy this bowl any time of the day. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! If you recreate it or plan to, tell me in the comments below.

2 or 3 strawberries, sliced
A handful of blueberries
Granola (I use this brand)
Almond milk or non-dairy yogurt
Coconut flakes (I use this brand)

If you are using yogurt, spoon into bottom of the bowl. Sprinkle as much granola on top as you like. Add strawberries, blueberries, and coconut flakes on top. If you are using almond/non-dairy milk instead of yogurt, pour into bottom of bowl, as you would with cereal. And just like that, you're done! I feel silly even making a post about this because it's so simple to make, but I just wanted to share an easy, healthy snack with you guys that I absolutely love. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Dealing With Depression And Anxiety

Hi, everyone! I hope you're all doing well this week. I've been super distracted with family staying over, and the sky has been so overcast lately that I haven't been able to take a good photo to save my life. So this week's post is a bit late and a bit different than my usual. I wanted to touch on the subject of something serious that many people, as well as I, deal with on a daily basis. It's way too often seen as taboo or dramatic on the part of the person suffering from it.

I personally have dealt with both anxiety and depression since my early teens. It wasn't something that I told anyone about in the beginning; I began having anxiety attacks almost every night from the stress of my home life, and the depression soon followed. Of course stress affects everyone, but I found myself unable to deal with stressful situations and worrying about minuscule things to the point where I would have an anxiety attack again, or fall into a type of sadness that I could not get out of. Certain things like financial issues and deaths trigger them as well.

These are a few of the things that have helped me, and hopefully they can aid you in some way as well. But just as a disclaimer, these are coping methods that have helped me personally. They may not work for everyone. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, you should always seek the help of a professional.

1. Talk to someone - This is probably the number one most important thing to do when suffering from depression or anxiety or any other mental illness, whether it's a friend/family member or a professional. There are coping methods, but not everyone is capable of helping themselves and may need the help of a doctor.

2. Meditation/mindful breathing - I'm going to be brutally honest, when I first heard about these techniques, I thought they were a load of crap. But meditation and mindful breathing have helped me tremendously with introducing positive thoughts into my mind. There's an amazing little book called How To Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh that focuses on the practice of mindful breathing, which is basically focusing solely on each breath and nothing else when you feel stressed.

3. Cut down on caffeine - It was definitely hard for me to cut out coffee, but caffeine can actually make your anxiety worse. I switched to green tea, which has significantly less caffeine than coffee, and cut out all soft drinks.

4. Take vitamins - It is believed by some that taking daily supplements can aid with mild depression. I take them not only for this reason, but for my health and skin as well.

5. Know that the way you are feeling will not last forever - It sounds cliche, I know, but most of the things that cause our anxiety are temporary situations, which you should never make permanent decisions based on. Know that you are worthy of getting better, and know that you are worthy of living.

Leave a comment below if you have dealt with depression or anxiety and what has helped you, or just your stories in general. I would love to hear them.