I have struggled for years with anxiety and depression, and one of the things I’ve learned along the journey is just how important self-care truly is. When you hear “self-care” you may have a negative view or you may not. This has become a hot topic phrase and over time has led to some negative stigmas about what it actually means.
Self-care is defined as “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health; the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress”. It does not just mean pedicures and spa days, although these are great forms of self-care for some people. When you have any sort of mental illness, day to day self-care is important in both maintaining and improving your overall well-being. For me, this means less anxiety (or responding to it more proactively) and decreased risk of a depressive episode.
Continue reading ➞ Self-Care Tips for your Mental Heath
I’ll give you a heads up, this post is long overdue. I have drafted this post around May 2020 and meant to post this, I promise – but I just was so hesitant that I couldn’t post it. But here I am trying to finish and actually posting it.
It’s been so long since I shared something relationship-wise, an update of the series I did— “Hear My Heart Out”, which was first released two years ago.
And honestly, I didn’t thought that the series will have a follow-up. But hey, this is good and something I want to remember.
Continue reading ➞ Hear My Heart Out | 02
Originally drafted and written: 10/08/2020
When this pandemic started, most outdoor activities were limited. Some states started doing drive in movies, church and so on. And since the pandemic, I caved in and spent time at home. I still go to work but other than that, I go straight back home. I honestly don’t know what the mall looks like now and I don’t even know when’s the last time we were at the mall.
Continue reading ➞ Amazing Drive Thru Pumpkin Carve | Hopewell NJ
Believe it or not, but this British girl has been to New York 5 times in her lifetime. Yes, you heard that correctly. Each year for mine and my mom’s birthday we spend it in New York. Of course, due to the pandemic, we haven’t been able to do it this year but for the last 4 years we have made it a tradition for us. Because of being an annual New York visitor, I have learnt the ins and outs of New York. What to do, and what not to do. And most importantly, the free stuff you can do in NY! Who doesn’t love free?!
Continue reading ➞ 4 Free Things To Do In New York
This won’t be a series, but I just wanted to write something for me to remember. This is a milestone on our life and our 2020.
Right after we closed our deal, we weren’t able to enjoy our home for the next three days: the seller wasn’t really moved out and were still waiting for the home they were also purchasing. So couple days is still okay for us.
Continue reading ➞ AtHome: Packing + Minor Renovations