Hey everyone! Today, I will be featuring a post from Roxana, a Sydney-based writer. She’s filled with great ideas and tips that are useful for anyone with a busy schedule. Enjoy 🙂
Sometimes you feel like you are in a small room where the walls are closing in, and there is nothing you can do about it. All the obligations you have are giving you stress and squeezing out your “me time”. Between work, home life, friends and family it seems impossible to dedicate some time to yourself, but if you are neglecting your needs and health, you have got your priorities all wrong. There is only so much juggling a person can handle; here is how to right that wrong.
Six months ago, I created my first 101 in 1001 list. If you’re unfamiliar with this type of list here’s a brief description: brainstorm 101 goals you have for yourself and work to accomplish them in 1001 days (click here to see my full list of goals). In this post I will share all of the goals I have completed, which ones are in progress and a few “big” goals I need to get cracking on.
Like many of you, one of my goals for 2016 is to consistently eat healthier. Consistency this area has proven to be challenging for me because of how much I rely on snacking. I don’t particularly enjoy the feeling of being “full” after eating a big meal, so I’ve become accustomed to eating a snack every few hours for sustenance. While I am trying to make habit of cooking healthier meals for myself, I know trying to eliminate snacks is unrealistic for me. Here are the healthy snacks I’m reaching for these days.
I will be the first to admit that I am a self-proclaimed sentimental hoarder. It’s quite funny actually. I’ll come across an old friendship bracelet that had fallen off and, while I couldn’t tell you where I got that bracelet, I will insist that it must be important to me (because I’ve kept it for so long) and I’ll toss it into one of my sentimental storage boxes and continue on with my day. In my closet, I have two huge boxes, two smaller boxes and a plastic bag (all seen in the above picture) filled to the brim with various sentimental things. One of the goals on my 101 in 1001 list was to go through these boxes and get rid of what I didn’t need to keep. Here’s what I learned in doing so.
As you may know from reading my reflection on 2015, I experienced a lot, often painful, growth in 2015. I intend to make 2016 a fantastic year in all facets of my life. Since I have changed and grown over the last year, I want to take this time to re-introduce myself and my blog to my readers, both new and old.
I have been interested in makeup since I was very little. I loved how makeup has the potential to completely change how someone looks or beautifully enhance someone’s natural beauty. I went through a phase when I was sixteen where all I bought was makeup – there could never be enough. Since realizing I would rarely wear all of the colored eyeshadows I had accumulated, I have done a massive purge of my makeup stash. That being said, I like to go through my makeup bag every few months to throw out old, rarely used products. I’ve created my own process in order to ensure that I always know exactly what products I have.