How I Unwind After a Long Day // finding balance, advice + thoughts on self care

Sometimes, things get a little bit overwhelming.

Whether it’s from school, work, or life, there will be days where everything, even the simplest of things, seem to be weighing you down. For some people, this may happen once awhile when all your schedules clash, but for others, this may be something they have to cope with almost daily.

Today, I’ll be sharing how I tend to unwind after a hectic day, and my thoughts on self care. I haven’t done mental health related posts in awhile now, and I though that this would be a suitable one to get back into, as this is something that we all need to work one, more or less.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

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3 Reasons Why Self-Reflection is Crucial to Making the Most Out of Every Experience // life updates

They say new year is a time to set new goals and resolutions.

Me? I believe that setting goals is important, but it is as crucial as reflecting on our own past. Sometimes making resolutions and reflections can be stressful for you, and that’s okay – trust me, I understand completely. I’m always on the look for ways to be a productive potato all awhile maintaining my own personal wellness and not working itself overload.

Today, I’m going to share some reasons why I feel self – reflection is important, and how those may help make the process less stressful. I hope that you’ll find one or two points that may be of use to you! I know that I’m only sharing 3 points, but I feel like they are important ones that have inspired me, and hopefully they’ll do the same to you.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

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The Art of Letting Go // teach me how to say goodbye

Hello friends 🙂 Happy, Thursday – we’re almost to the weekends, aren’t we? This past few weeks has been rough for multiple reasons, but I’d like to talk about one of them today: letting go and saying goodbye.

I usually don’t do this type of post, but this is something I’d really like to discuss and share with you. It probably will be a shorter post, but that’s okay, right?

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How to Deal With School Related Stress // World Mental Health Day 2018!!

There is one thing indefinitely that all students have in common: school stress.

For some, it may be minimal while for others it could be overwhelming to the point where it beings to impact their daily lives. One or the other, as students, we all face academic stress.

On my last post, I mentioned that with school and midterms coming up, there’s been a lot more stress in my life nowadays. In response, today I’ll be sharing how I deal with school stress, and giving you some tips and tricks that hopefully can be useful to you too! If this can help at least one person, then my mission with this post is complete. Let’s dive right in, shall we?

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10 Reasons Why You Deserve Love Just The Way You Are

For many of us, allowing ourselves to embrace the fact that we deserve love is a constant struggle.

It may be in a more romantic way, but it may also be with friendships and family relationships. Or, it may be more in a way where you find it hard to love yourself. There are many things that we may find hard in life, and sometimes we might need a little encouragement and inspiration to let us know that we aren’t alone.

Today, I’ll be sharing 10 reasons why we all deserve love just the way we are. Personally, I have struggled with self-love and accepting who I am for my whole life – I am even still to this day. With this post, I hope that I can be that smol bit of encouragement and motivation that someone needs out there 🙂

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

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Talking About My Insecurities // My Life as an Introvert

Hi friends, and happy Saturday 🙂 How are you all? Today’s post is going to be a smol bit different – I realized that I don’t talk about these things a lot here, and I feel like doing this will help me, and hopefully someone out there too. This isn’t my normal *cough* more interesting *cough* posts, but I have been thinking about this for a while. I hope that this isn’t going to be really boring, but hey, I tried my best 😅

So, let’s get this started and dive right in, shall we?

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The Truth About Mental Health // #BreakTheStigma

Most of you probably already know, that advocating for mental health is something that is extremely close to my heart. I feel like this is often overlooked, stigmatized, used as adjectives, as well as romanticized. One of my main goals – aka why I started this blog in the first place – is to help break the stigma, raise awareness for mental health, and hopefully help anyone struggling with anxiety or depression.

My goal with this post isn’t to judge anyone – instead, I hope that it can give some insight on what it really is, and maybe, even hopefully helping someone on their journey to wellness, whatever it may be for them.

Note: I am not a mental health professional – I’m just sharing my beliefs and thoughts 

Before I begin this, I will be mentioning about some of the events that has been circling around the media. Reader discretion may be advised.

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Unrealistic Beauty Standards // social media, peer pressure, and perception of beauty // #torontostrong

In a world of social media, it’s quite hard to not unconsciously chisel away another part of our self esteem.

Nowadays, almost everything people my age talk about, is undoubtedly, social media – and oh don’t forget the filters, hon. When we talk about “beautiful-ness” (aka another word I made up), we often link it to celebrities, actors, Instagram-ers, SnapChat-ers… basically all of those people who always seems to be in front of the pack.

I’m not saying they’re bad – we all lead our own lives, and we should all respect that. The purpose of this post though, is instead of criticizing, I’d like to discuss with how us, the modern generation, are often pressured by these things. Social media is taking the world by storm, but it may be doing more harm than good.

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Just by Being Brave

Did you know that…

being brave is realizing that it’s totally okay to be afraid

being brave is acknowledging your fears

being brave is reaching out for help 

being brave is doing that presentation even though you fear public speaking

being brave is learning how to say “no”

being brave is accepting your mistakes

being brave is trying 

being brave is not shutting yourself out from everyone else 

being brave is not bottling your emotions up

being brave is appreciating yourself 

being brave is accepting all emotions 

being brave is not letting your past dictate your future 

being brave is telling a loved one that you love them 

being brave is taking time off your daily schedule to practice self care

being brave is confronting your fears 

being brave is allowing yourself to cry instead of pretending everything’s okay  

being brave is giving a helping hand 

being brave is allowing yourself to enjoy life

being brave is being there to support someone 

being brave is trying to lessen your inner critic for yourself

being brave is taking a well needed break 

being brave is reminding yourself to breathe 

being brave is not giving up on yourself 

being brave is being you

and so much more…

 

Bravery comes in so many forms. The knight in shining armour, riding a dragon, and fighting this evil witch – we’d always think that the “fighting” part is what courage is. Yes, that’s true – it takes guts. But what do I really think? I think that the part when the knight decides to hop onto his dragon and taking off is the bravest part of all.


let's take flight, shall we

haven’t done these types of posts in awhile *brushes off dust* what is your definition of being brave? thoughts on my randomly weird perspective? do you agree/disagree with any of my blurbs above? tell me everything! comment away lovelies – remember to take care of yourselves ❀

forever yours, kimberly