Benefits of Journaling

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Recently I started journaling. Journaling can be different for many people, it could mean writing, drawing, and saving memories. I use my journal to express myself through art. My art journal is something really enjoy having. It helps me escape my busy life and helps with my stress and anxiety levels. If you are looking for something to help with either or are on the fence about journaling here are some for the amazing benefits to journaling.

Mindfulness - Journaling makes you go into a mindful state. When you are journaling you are not thinking about other things like how much homework you have or all the things you have to do tomorrow. You are just in the moment. 

Sparks Creativity - When I am having creative block I like to draw. It makes me not think about things so much. I am able to better think and clear my mind and comeback better and ready to brainstorm new ideas.

Reduces Stress - Since I am able to clarify my thoughts and focus on one thing instead of a million things like I normally do , I am able to reduce stress. I have a lot of things on my plate like most people. I have to work, go to school, blog, make YouTube content, and find time to just live life. All of these things can become overwhelming. So doing something that is not actually on my to do list or a task is refreshing. 

Other Benefits

  • Solve problems more effectively 
  • Cope with Depression  
  • Clarify thoughts and feelings

 

February Mood Board | 2018

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February is finally here! One step closer to my favorite season Spring! January was a great month for me, I celebrated my birthday, went back to school to finish my junior year (so close to getting my degree!), And have been really focusing on all of my ventures. February is a short month and normally I don't have much to do in February, so because  I am not so busy my only goal for this month is to refocus my attention back on my blog and YouTube channel. I want to get settled back into school and now that I am and know my work load I will start back making new content for both. 

What are your goals for February? 

Blog Makeover Tips

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Sometimes as a blogger you want to change up the look of your site without changing the whole theme. I know this happens to me a few times a year. So I am here to share with you a few tips on how to give your blog a little face lift. 

Sidebar

If you have a sidebar on your blog there are many ways you can change this to give it a new vibe. Update your profile pic. Add new widgets that offers something new to your readers. I personally like customizing the title of my widgets than just typing it in regular letters. You can do this on Photoshop or if you don't have Photoshop than you can use Pic Monkey  or Canva.

Color Scheme & Fonts 

Changing your color scheme can make a big difference to your blog even something as simple as changing the shade of color your using. I do this often, my color scheme is pink black and grey but I sometimes play around with what shade of pink and grey I use. I also sometimes change up my fonts it make a settle difference in my blog. 

Layout

The way your blog is organized can always change depending on your needs or your readers needs. Depending on what you want your layout can always change, just make sure it is cohesive and not cluttered because that can be distracting to your readers. 

Personal Style 

Out of all of the changes you can make just be sure to show your personal style. Because you are unique in your own way and let that be shown in your blog. Your blog will reflect who you are as a person and what you like and that is something that your readers will appreciate. 

 

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January Mood Board | 2018

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Hey you guys I hope that everyone if having an amazing year so far and your goals are going well. This is my birthday month I will turning 23! Time has been going by so fast I feel like I just graduated high school. When a new year starts for me I reflect on the past year but because my birthday is also in January I reflect on my whole life and see how far I have came, it pretty awesome. I already shared my 2018 Goals , so for this mood board I wanted to just talk about my specific goals for January. 

January Goals

Post my first YouTube video - I am starting a channel to get me out of my shell a bit and challenge myself to try new things. I will focus on fashion, lifestyle stuff, challenges, a little beauty, and maybe even vlogging. I hope this will show my personality a little bit better as well. 

Enjoy my Birthday - My birthday is on the 19th and I just want to really enjoy my birthday as much as possible. For me just going out to eat and going shopping is a good enough birthday for me. Since my birthday is in January it is the coldest month of the year in DC so there is not much I can do but along as I don't get snowed in I will be fine. (BTW this has happen in the past!) 

Get mentally prepared for school - I have been on winter break since Dec. 15th and I don't go back until the end of the month (which is a pretty awesome break). But I just want to get back into the groove of waking up earlier and commuting back and forth. 

Get my new Laptop - I NEED A NEW LAPTOP!!! I have had the same laptop since 2012 and it is so slow and I never use it, I just use my desktop but because I want to blog more often and now edit my YouTube videos on the go especially when I have free time between my classes, I want to take advantage of that time. So I want something light weight and fast.  

That's it for my January goals what goals are you working on in january? 

Jade Roller

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One of my new best friends is the Jade roller. Jade rollers have been used in China for centuries to refine and enhance skin elasticity. The jade is cool to touch even in warm weather. This cooling effect helps to close the pores, tighten skin, and increase lymphatic drainage. The jade roller also help promotes facial Chi for increased radiance and vitality. For me I use the jade roller after applying my moisturizer or serum and that better helps the product absorb into my skin. I roll the jade roller upwards from the bottom of my face to my forehead and that's all! If I had a restless night I will let my jade roller sit in the refrigerator for a few minutes and focus on rolling it under my eyes to get rid of puffiness and dark circles. 

Benefits the Jade roller offers:   

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  • Enhances skin elasticity tightening and toning facial muscles.
  • Helps refine pores
  • Reduces puffiness and dark circles around eyes
  • Helps relieve facial tension and discourages fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves circulation and revitalizes oxygen flow
  • AIDS in elimination of toxins, reducing stress and inflammation
  • Brighten complexion
  • Helps with  lymphatic drainage