As you can tell, I have been pretty MIA on my blog. Even my posting on social media is sporadic. My last big post was all the way in April, can you believe that? If I’m honest with you, I was burnt out. I started a new full-time job this year and that took precedence in my life. The busier I got, the less time I had to blog. Moreover, I became more critical of what I put out online and became less motivated. It was like I was psyching myself out of posting. Although I love it, blogging along with social media became more of a chore for me. So I decided to take a break from blogging.
During the holiday season, people are prone to being stressed out. Whether it’s dealing with family they rather not see; or picking out the perfect gift for their love. It’s the season that can send people up the wall. I know that some years I feel like I never had enough time to get everything done. Especially when I was also juggling my exams in between this. Over time, I learned of some ways in which I can handle the overhanging holiday stress. So I figured why not share it with you lovelies. If you’re interested, read more after the jump
Those who have read my blog have heard me speak of affirmations before. Affirmations are positive statements that can change the way you live life. You can say your affirmations out loud or to yourself. My mother introduced me to the use of affirmations earlier in the year. Every morning that I woke up, she recited statements on the balcony, before beginning her day.
Affirmations however is not an easy habit to start. Especially if your mood is in a bad or negative place. It was troublesome for me to keep up the routine, thus I often forgot the task altogether. Nonetheless, I believe one should make the effort to form a routine and stick with their affirmations. They have many benefits that can improve your overall quality of living
Most people in the world have had those low points in life. Those points where they are almost completely unmotivated to do anything. Where you’d rather stay in bed than tackle that endless to-do list. It is even worst for those with depression, when those negative, crippling thoughts entire your mind. It causes self-doubt, feeling and hopelessness and guilt.
I used to think before that I was lazy, or that I lack drive. However, I started to realise that I wasn’t alone in this feeling and so many people around me also suffer from this. Depression is an illness that many people gloss over because it doesn’t manifest itself physically like other common illnesses do. Regardless, it is just a serious and can affect one’s livelihood.
We have all met that individual that states, “I’m not a morning person”. Heck, we may be that person ourselves. Where mornings are the bane of existence; and there’s nothing that you wish to be greeted with less than the chirping of birds and sunlight soaking into your room. Yet worst of them all, is the blaring alarm clock, signalling the start of a new day. However, this can all be changed around, and you can not only become a morning person, but even a morning lover.