5 Self-Care Activities That Keep Me Sane

One of the things I embraced this year was the importance of self-care. However, not just on the outside, but on the inside, too. Actually, when you take of your inside, it shows on your outside and vice versa. So, I have a few go-to self-care activities that makes me feel and on occasion, look good.

5 self-care activities

Keep reading to see my five favorite self-care activities that keep me together.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: October 20, 2017

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

Link-End Round-Up October 20, 2017

Happy Friday! My week started off a little rocky, but once I changed my mind frame it got better. Earlier this week, I shared my plans on how to end this year on a high point. One thing I didn’t mention or elaborate on is that I want to work on be more in the moment. I have a tendency to let my mind and energy wander off to work on other things when I should focus on what I’m already working on. I think all of those years being programmed to be have the ability to multi-task has caught up with. However, that’s another conversation for another time.

I’m so excited for this weekend, because The Walking Dead finally returns on Sunday night. So, my sister and I have already planned to spend Sunday nestled on the couch binging last season. This has been out tradition for the past couple of years. We load the coffee table with snack and bottles of water while watching Rick and ’em kill so walkers. It’s almost therapeutic, at this point.

I hope you all have an amazing weekend and let’s chat some more next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: October 20, 2017

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Embracing Prints for Fall with Simply Be

I am a creature of habit that loves to be comfortable. I also love for things to be easy. Therefore, I can get stuck and start to hate everything. One thing I learned about trying to get unstuck is to get uncomfortable. A few months ago, I realized that I had become stuck in my closet of basic pieces that I can switch and mix with each other. So, I decided to get out of my norm of basic solid pieces and start embracing prints for fall.

embracing prints for fall simply be

Don’t get me wrong, I love and will continue to mostly buy solids, but prints are slowly becoming my jam. So much so, that I’ve worn and documented a lot of prints over the past few weeks. So, interested in my journey of embracing prints with some cute pieces that I got from Simply Be, then keep reading.

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Fall Skincare Morning Routine 2017

It’s been fall for almost a month and I just finished curating my fall skincare routine.

fall skincare morning routine 2017

There were a few hiccups along the way such as trying to figure out which products were making me break out with dry patches. Actually, there were a couple of combinations that caused this to happen. Keep reading to the see the what and why of the products I use in my fall morning skincare routine.

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Pacing Myself To Finish Strong

For the past few months, I’ve been all over the place and not where I planned to be or pacing myself. In August, I usually use this time to plan the final quarter of my year. Instead, I spent most of August sick with bronchitis and no motivation. September is usually a little busy, because of my birthday and an annual family get-together. However, this September, I had hectic and time lapping plans each weekend. A hectic weekends followed by hectic work weeks caused me to have a couple of mid-week crashes.

pacing myself to finish strong

As for October, even though it’s only half-way over, the theme for this month has been ‘stress’. Between helping a couple of people close to me deal with their personal issues and my car deciding that it was time for me dish out a few hundred dollars to keep it running, my brain (and wallet) is drained. So, I decided that I needed to do what only I can do for me; get myself together. I was listening to Myliek Teele’s latest podcast about finishing the year off strong and made me think about ways to end my year off strong.

Keep reading to see the 5 things I plan to do to end 2017 on a personal strong note.

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