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Journal Prompts for Self Care/ Personal Development

Hey friends! Today I want to share some journal prompts with you. These prompts should help you begin a journaling habit by answering the question of “where do I begin” or even “what do I write about”. Not only that but they will also help you to start to ask yourself questions that will help you along the journey of personal discovery and personal discovery leads to (in most cases) personal development. Feel free to take these along with your on your journey! Happy Journaling Journal Prompts for Self Care/Personal Development Who are you? What are you good at? What are 3 non physical things you love about yourself? What makes you feel beautiful? What makes you feel loved? How do you show love to others? What are your most valued friend traits? 3 Things that made you happy from last month. 3 Things you are looking forward to this month. What has been your favorite age so far? Why? What is your favorite season? Why? What makes you feel confident? How do you reset? …

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30 Compliments for Girls That Don’t Mention Their Bodies

It’s mental health awareness month and I’m starting my side of the conversation with this little but significant post. I know that when we do it, there’s no harm intended, BUT we’ve got to stop focusing on the physical when talking to girls (boys too) about their positive attributes. This doesn’t mean you can’t tell your friends or daughters that they look nice…that’s not what I’m saying. Let them know they look nice, and also let them know of other ways they’re beautiful to you. This does a few things: One – It helps them to develop not only eyes that see those non physical attributes as equally if not more important than their physical ones, but it also helps them to affirm their strengths in other ways. Two – It helps you as a person to become conscious of the way you see people. It helps you to develop the skill to see those around you beyond their physical presentation. I think we need more of that in todays world. And that’s all I’m …

Little Loves |April

April is over and now we welcome May. April was…interesting to say the least, but along with it being a month of chaos and heightened emotions, there was a lot in this past month to be loved and that’s what we’re doing today. Today we celebrate the ‘little loves’ of April. I started April off with a little bit of a room makeover (technically this was the end of March, but it still counts…) This helped me to not only better utilize the space in my room, but it’s been so pleasant waking up with more space and sunlight each morning. I’ve actually taken to keeping my blackout curtains open during the night (I have blinds, don’t worry) so that I can wake up to a room flooded with sunlight. It’s been doing wonders for my morning motivation. These three songs have kept me vibing all of April. I’m usually quite varied when it comes to my music tastes, but for the last few months I’ve been very intentional about the messages in the music …

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36 Things to do to Keep Your Sanity in Quarantine

People are so creative aren’t they? I think that’s one of the things I’ve been realizing over the past few weeks, that people are actually so creative when given the time and motivation to be. After quite a bit of virtual people watching I compiled a list of things people (and myself) are doing to keep the endorphins up during this period of stress and just…abnormal-ness. Some of these items aren’t nesesarily endorphin boosters, but they’ll definitly keep you busy! 36 Things to do while you’re bored at home Make a vision board Jam out to music (check out my Feel Good Playlist post here) Coreograph dances Create a new dish Start a garden Decorate your driveway with chalk Start a blog Start a YouTube channel (check out mine here) Build a workout routine Start biking Start jogging Rearrange your room Rearrange your home Spring clean Read a Book Write an E Book Declutter your home Declutter your car Paint your nails Purge your makeup collection of old expired makeup Clean your make up brushes …

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How to Feel Beautiful

You’re beautiful my friend. Why? Because you’re you. It’s really that simple. We don’t always feel that way though, do we? Answer: No, no we do not. We all have days where we don’t feel our best, days where we feel out of sorts and out of place. It’s usually on those days that I’ll find myself being pretty harsh verbally with myself. I used to be a pro at picking myself apart and leaving myself feeling like total garbage. Within the last year though, I stopped and started doing something else instead. That something else resulted in a lot less nitpicking, and more acceptance, encouragement and even celebration from me to me. Here are some things you can do everyday to feel like the beauty you are! Smile at Yourself Okay, I know this one sounds weird, but what if I told you it was backed by science. When you smile, the contractions of your muscles tell your brain that you’re happy. When your brain gets those happy signals it releases chemicals that make …

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5 Local Businesses to Check Out In Providence, RI (Post COVID-19)

Today I’m making a list. An after COVID-19 explore list. In this list will be the places I am looking forward to visiting again or for the first time. Why? Because future aspriations and goals actually help us to feel hopeful and excited. It gives us something to look forward to, to dream about. All of those things can in some cases even help us to combat feelings of despair & depression, which is prevalent during times like these. So, let’s do this, let’s dream about tomorrow and look towards these better days ahead!

Why I Stopped Trying to “Get in Shape”

Growing up I never thought about weight. I was never focused on that. I was a skinny kid who honestly and truly couldn’t care less about what I looked like. This carried into high school, where I was a track athlete, a competitive swimmer and an all around active human with a high metabolism. I could wear whatever I wanted and never worried about if something would make me “look fat”…because it wouldn’t. Fast forward to the college years. And no, it wasn’t the freshman 15 that got to me. It was actually everything that happened after college. The slow down of activity, long hours of sedentary work and the general stress that came along with adulthood. Put those factors together along with the slowing down of my metabolism and there you have it. I gained weight; and a bit of it. Now, it wasn’t a super dramatic increase, but it was enough to realize that I had gone from being at a place where I used to be so unconcerned about clothes fitting and …

Things I want to Start Doing Immediately

I have a list. It’s a large one. It’s a list of things I want to start doing to better my life. Here’s my frustration though….it still a list. That’s frustrating because that means that I haven’t accomplished any of the things yet! Are you like me? Do you have a list, mentally or physically of things you want to do but haven’t? Things like, workout daily, or eat more greens? Maybe wake up earlier? How do we get rid of the list and just…do all of the things? I think I just answered it…we just have to do it. I’m home from work indefinitely. So what better a time than now to start turning that list into actions? Here are somethings I am going to take off of that list starting tomorrow and make into actions: Stretch Daily Core Exercise Daily Write Daily Instagram Story Daily Read Daily Start my Day With a Bottle of Water Daily Watch an Illustrator Tutorial Daily Read my Bible Daily There are soo many things I want to …

My Work From Home Routine

Hey friends! At first I was going to say that I hope you’re hanging in there, but I instead want to say I hope you’re thriving. I hope this period of quiet and slow has given you enough time and space to finally rest and take care of yourself or accomplish some goals you’ve had on standby. This week I started working from home. My place of work is still open, but some of us were given the ability to work from home. As much as I am pleased to be able to be home and get my work done in the safety and comfort of my own home, being at home presents its challenges. Mainly, the challenges I bring upon myself. I need a routine in order to be productive. If I do not have a routine, I will not produce. I will sit in my bed and play The Sims or Legend of Zelda all day if I am not careful. I will also forget to eat appropriately. Therefore, I need to set …