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SELF-CARE: 3 Things I Do Most Mornings

I’m one of those people that always try to find things that bring me peace and joy everyday. No matter how small or insignificant it may be OR how if it’s not an instant gratification. This is one of the reasons I’m very big into self-care. If it brings me joy, I proclaim that I’m doing it in the name of self-care.

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Because I am into self-care, I try incorporate as many moments of self-care into my day as possible. However, I feel that the moments I create in the morning are the best and they tend to dictate the rest of my day. Keep reading to see the 3 things that I try to do every morning in the name of self-care.

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3 Favorite Ways to De-stress At Work

Like most of people, this has been an unprecedented year, which has forced us to focus more on our mental health. However, I feel like I’m one of the lucky ones whose everyday life hasn’t changed that much. This also includes my emotions, how to acknowledge what am I feeling, and how to deal with them. Still, there are times when I feel so stressed and overwhelmed that I don’t know what to do. This has happened a couple of times while at work, which forced me to figure out how to de-stress at work.

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Thankfully, I rarely experience these issues, but I have 3 go-to techniques that help me out. Not only do they work, but they are so easy to add to everyday life, if needed. Keep reading to see what I do when I need to quickly de-stress at work.

A couple of months ago, my boss had meditation style music playing while he worked. It sounded so calming. A few weeks after that, I felt like I was going to have a mental breakdown. My mind couldn’t focus, my anxiety was on X-games mode, and by 11 am I was preparing to leave early. However, I too much work to do and didn’t want to use up a half day before trying all I could. That’s when I remembered the zen vibes of my boss’ office music that day. Luckily, I was able to find a meditation playlist on Tidal and let it play quietly in the back for the rest of the day. I was the only one in the office, but it helped me calm down within minutes. Not only was I able to finish my work day, but finish some projects without loosing my mind

A few years ago, I learned about how micromanaging some thing in your life can benefit you. I was fascinated to learn that based on my sleep pattern, especially regarding my coffee intake.  Since I tend to naturally wake up between 4-5 am everyday, it was best for me to have coffee at 9 am and 3 pm. This information was a game-changer. It was best for me to have my first coffee at 9am, because I would’ve been for about 5 hours and I would need a quick charge. Since I have to be at work at 9, I either pick up a cup on the way or brew me a cup when I get in. It helps to jumps start my work day, which I appreciate.

However, my 3 pm cup of coffee is my favorite and I look forward to it everyday at work. My morning coffee usually has a little cream and a couple pumps of flavor. Personally, I prefer my afternoon coffee to be black – no cream or sugar. It helps give me that final push to knock out the last couple of hours of work.

Finally, a quick 15 minutes outside some Vitamin D gives energy and helps to clear your mind. Every time it rains or there is a little breeze going, I try to grab me a few minutes.

What’s one thing you do to help you de-stress at work? Share below.

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New Work Bag: Current Contenders

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been carrying 2 days to work – my everyday shoulder bag and a canvas tote from a blogger event. My purse carries my daily necessities, which includes keys, phone, wallet and makeup bag – to name a few. The tote catches everything else, such as planner, umbrella(if needed), and lunch. However, I’ve come to the realization that this doesn’t have to be my norm. I can totally find a new work bag that can carry the contents of both bags.


Not to mention, I’m really into moments when I have a justifiable reason to shop for new purse. So, if you’re looking for a new roomy purse for work or every day, keep reading to see my picks.

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20 Things That Changed My Life In 2019

2019 was a while train wreck that we miraculously survive. For me, it was legit roller coaster of emotions, life events, and me trying to hold on to happiness. So, I decided to share a list of things that changed my life in 2019. Some were good and some were bad – those bad ones were bad BAD.

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So, keep reading to see the things that changed my life in 2019, but will help me in 2020.

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Customize Your Planner for 2019

For the past few years, planners have been having a moment. It doesn’t look like their moment is ending anytime soon. I’m one of the reasons why, because I can imagine being as productive as I am at work without one. Although I love planners, it wasn’t until this year when I started paying attention to what I want and need in a planner. Since there are numerous ways to plan out and journal your day, there are many types of planners.

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Recently, I was able customize my own planner from PurpleTrail and it was very interesting. Keep reading to see just how personal I got with my planner and how you can customize your planner for the new year.

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