Self-Care

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These last few weeks have literally flown by and I cannot believe we are already almost through June. It feels like it’s been such a blur, but not in the wow-where-did-the-time-go kind of way. More like a holy-crap-what’s-happening-ahhhhhhhhh kind of way.

 If you’re in your early to mid-twenties like me- or honestly, probably any age- there’s a lot going on. The transition to post-grad, making decisions about jobs and businesses, relationships…. the list goes on.

 Well that’s definitely been my life lately. If I had to put it into a single word, the word would be blurry. I just felt overwhelmed at everything going on and like things were happening way too fast.Things have just felt off- one morning in particular, I woke up and was just filled with anxiety that I couldn’t even pinpoint a source to.

 Driving into to work that morning, I thought about what my life had been like lately- busy. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I thrive off having things to do and trying to utilize all the hours of my day to be productive. But that kind of drive comes with a downside too. How many of those hours did I devote to taking care of me? Not a whole lot, to be honest.

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Podcasts I Love

Happy Monday!

I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like I’ve been crushing it so far this year (.. all nine days of it haha).

Either way, my productivity, creativity- all that jazz- have been at a high and I’m loving it. When I have these major bouts of hustle, I like to make sure I’m maximizing on it and try to be judicious of my time to consciously make decisions to feed into that. (More on that in this post!).

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One thing I love is to do to enhance my day is listen to podcasts. Don’t get me wrong – I’m an avid Spotify gal and can be found blasting the tunes in the office or the gym. But sometimes I like to switch it up and listen to podcasts. I play them in the car on my drive into work in the morning, while I’m doing my makeup, cleaning the house, etc. Some of my faves are definitely just entertaining and good for a laugh, but I also really try to listen to shows that are educational and provide some value.

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What will you feed?

And just like that, another year is coming to a close. #bye2016

I’ve always loved these few days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. For me, they’re kind of a slow limbo to be progressively reflective and growing. I like to think about the lessons I’ve learned in the past year, but always from the perspective of trying to implement those lessons and ideas for the upcoming year rather than dwelling in the past.

And of course, making good ol’ resolutions. Which is what I was going to write about in this post- “___ Resolutions I’m making this year.”

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But a friend of mine posted a photo on Instagram with a caption that really inspired me as I was writing today’s post. “What you feed will live; what you starve will die.”

I love this! It really put things into perspective for me. How many times a day do we say “ugh I wish I could do this or that” Or “I wish I didn’t do this or that so much” or “ I wish I was successful in this.” But how often do we do the opposite?

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The benefits of prayer/meditation/shutting up for 15 minutes

BENEFITS OF MEDITATION (1)This post isn’t meant to be preachy in any way. [just a disclaimer]

We live in a crazy hectic world. We’re constantly running from one place to another like crazy people and we stay busy almost all day.

Which is why the idea of taking some time out of your day everyday to pray or meditate or just simply shut up is so so necessary.

Does that sound like crazy talk? It did for me.

I thrive on keeping myself busy- it’s the best way for me to get work done. I have my to-do list every day, my whole day scheduled in my calendar almost always a week in advance and I stick to it (please tell me someone else out there does too). Especially now that it’s wedding week, things can get really stressful. 

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Organic Tampons

How crazy is it that we’re almost done with the first week of July?! I can’t believe how fast the summer is flying by! But anyways- let’s get into it, shall we?

So today I wanted to talk about tampons.

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Let’s be real- ladies, we all use them (or some form of sanitary feminine product). So why be shy about it?

Recently, while I was on Pinterest (AKA almost every night), I saw a pin promoting organic tampons. And I was like “what the hell are organic tampons?” Like I get that organic-everything has been having a moment for a few years and I’m all about that. But tampons? What does that even mean?

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