All posts filed under: Inspiration

5 Things About Instagram Themes!

Originally posted on KARA DAVIES:
Hello friends, welcome back! Now! You’ll either get on board with this or you won’t. Me? On board! With themes, however, whilst it’s so inspiring and relaxing to see a feed to perfectly aligned with the stars. It doesn’t just happen on its own. So I’ve put together a list of 5 things about Instagram themes that you may want to consider before delving into the ‘perfect feed‘ world! 1. Be prepared to sacrifice! A touch dramatic I know but what’s new. Now many themes follow the idea of matching colours, maybe you incorporate flowers in each picture somewhere. So yes, whilst it’s pretty, it means that any photos that don’t match your theme, you can’t post – unless you want to sacrifice all your hard work for one photo! So instead you’ll be sacrificing photos and memories that you perhaps deeply treasure and can’t share due to this reason. You can choose to put these on IG Stories though?! My IG story is one I use daily and almost…

The Curse of the “Skinny Fat”

Originally posted on lilrant:
I have a confession: I hate my body. How many of us have this same issue? Midnight pizza/donut/cheesecake cravings, and the inability to shut out the food monsters in our bellies? (I know Paul is one of us for sure.) Here’s something y’all don’t know about me. I used to be overweight in high school. I was a whopping seventy kilos of just adipose and no muscle and it was um, pathetic. Then I went to college and dropped thirty kilos in less than a year, without diet or exercise – thanks to our mess(y) food which was 90% water – and also gave myself anemia in the process. When I was in my third semester of college, I was mighty proud of my newly acquired slender frame which also oh my goodness, came with a waist! You won’t understand the glory of having a waist after years of being a solid brick wall with zero curves. And I became obsessed with maintaining this weight. A mere forty kilos. I didn’t…

70 Blog Post Ideas

Originally posted on The Life of Kristyn:
Hey Everyone! It happens from time-to-time where we will get a writer’s block/creative block. It has happened to me many times and I thought I would share post ideas with you to get those creative juices working 😉 Most of these ideas are going to be beauty related with some lifestyle added in. As always, if you have an idea to add, leave a comment down below. Your skincare routine for morning and night. What products have you recently purchased? Product Reviews What products have you tried lately that you loved? What products have you tried lately that you hated? What’s in your makeup bag? Your everyday makeup routine What new products aren’t worth the hype? Clothing Haul Travel Essentials Monthly favourites Favourite scents for the season Brands you want to try Brands you want to stop buying from Book Haul Makeup Haul Favorite skin care products Makeup wishlist What new makeup products are you looking forward to? Holy grail products “30 before 30” bucket list (I am…

On blogging: The Big Secret

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:
Expectation. It builds you up, but also has the habit of tearing you apart. When it comes to blogging, it’s important to set realistic expectations. What are those, you ask? The realistic expectation is that no one is going to read your blog. Too harsh? Well, it’s also realistic to understand that the hardest battle you will fight is getting from 0 to 100 followers. The first hundred posts, the first hundred comments… That’s it. If you can muster the self-discipline and the patience to actually write those first hundred posts, you will have found an audience. It takes time, of course. That’s the big secret. Time. The more you invest in your blog, whether is actually writing your posts, or tweaking the way your blog looks like, taking the time to respond to comments or just engaging others in the community, all of these will factor in and determine the level of success your blog enjoys. Make no mistake. Time is the most valuable currency. And maybe it’s best…

Classic

Originally posted on angelworlds:
In a world full of trends, i want to remain a classic That sentence gonna be my forever favourite quote and reminder to self too. —— This is not a usual way i am starting a blog post….. Instead, you might find that the sentence and paragraph on this blog post is quite jumping here and there. I do my own reflection as i type this. So pardon the messy paragraph and i hope you guys still enjoy reading this and get something to hold on, to value yourself, and to stand for what you believe ❤️ ————…..———— Often, we lost our identity just to fit in into the crowds. We can’t hold on to the value we once believe… Just because that’s too odd or old fashioned for others. We know that some ideas are just wrong but we don’t have enough courage to stand and say NO. Sad. Tragic. Why? Because we afraid that we don’t have somebody to be with us. Someone cool enough to support us. So…

Lazy Days, or Stuck in a Rut ?

Originally posted on Tomorrow Girl:
You may notice I tend to write a lot of positive posts, how to look after your mind, how to feel better, beating negativity etc etc.  Now, I don’t do this because I’m sitting here with ribbons in my hair, singing along to musicals.  But I write them because that’s what works for me. It keeps me motivated, allows me to check in with myself, and I like to think others like a positive read also. But on the flipside, it’s ok to admit when we have shitty days.  We all have those days where every idea we had to be productive goes out the window.  The days where we say we will DEFINITELY be going to the gym, but instead we then spend the whole evening scrolling through ‘Andy from school’s photos,’ on social media. Because god forbid we don’t look through all those, even though we haven’t seen Andy for 8 years.  Or those days where you spend hours looking up healthy recipes and meal plans, to then…

Stop Being Mad At Yourself

Originally posted on Rosie Culture:
I haven’t been able to get myself to the gym more than once a week lately and I always feel guilty about it. But there are times when you want to go to the gym and you’re too lazy and then there are times you just don’t want to go. And I just don’t feel up to going. And some days I eat a lot more than I should or eat things that really aren’t good for me. And I feel bad about myself even though I was just listening to what my body wants. I just want to stop being mad at myself about these things. Being mad at yourself isn’t going to change anything, it’s just going to motivate you less. It will just lower your self-esteem until you can’t even get out of bed or until you’re loading your plate with junk food. Didn’t meditate today? It’s okay. Didn’t go to the gym today, yesterday, or the day before that? It’s okay. Ate a whole pizza today?…

Reminiscing Summer

Originally posted on Alphe's corner:
Saying that I’m not a great fan of winter would be a huge understatement – I need to wear a jumper in over 20 C (I’m always cold), so when the temperature drops to around 0 C I just wish I could bury myself in my bed and hibernate until April-May. I shouldn’t complain about it too much now though, this winter has been exceptionally merciful in terms of temperatures so far. But besides the cold, the thing I dislike the most about winter is the lack of daylight. I get up early – my alarm goes off at 5:30 Monday to Friday – so I can watch the sunrise from the window in my office at work, and by the time I get home in the afternoon it’s already getting dark again. It puts me in that sad, tired mood, and despite having the same daily schedule in December and July I can’t help the feeling that in winter I get by far less quality time for myself.…

Workout Aversion

Originally posted on snacks 'n the city:
It’s so easy to become distracted from your focus. I try my best to practise yoga daily – but when your focus shifts to something else you deem a priority or if your mind is heavily on other things, it’s easy to put your health and habits second. I am guilty of this as we speak. And while I’m still able to set aside a little time each day to meditate, I’ve found my yoga practise has taken a back seat over the last couple of weeks. It’s ok, it’s nothing serious, deep or dark. I’ve just accidently slipped into a bit of a workout aversion funk – which I’m about to jump straight back out of! I know how these things go if you don’t nip it in the bud before the laziness really had a chance to bloom! When I’m so used to doing exercise every day, it would be easy to beat myself up about it, and find myself in a downward spiral of bad…