6 Ways to Unwind After a Long Day

Hello, my beautiful friends. Today I wanted to share with you six things that I like to do to unwind after a long day. We all can get overwhelmed at times and can write one too many things on our to-do list. I am a sophomore in high school. I’m trying to keep up with all of my schoolwork, maintain a certain GPA, stay caught up with my friends, have somewhat of a social life, do chores at home, etc. It’s important to realize that you deserve to relax and unwind and you deserve to take time to yourself. We live in a world where everything is go go go! and we may not realize that it’s okay to take a break and it’s okay to slow down. Doing at least one or two of these things a day is important for your mental health and to keep you sane.

(1) Take a hot shower or bath. I personally enjoy taking showers. I go to school five out of seven days a week and am constantly surrounded by people and their energies. Unfortunately, not everyone has the best energy and I like to pretend that the water from the shower is cleansing all of the negativity and energy of other people off of me. I find this really relaxing and can just make you feel a little better knowing that all of the negative energy is off of you. Plus, you’re fresh and clean and are making sure your hygiene is in check.

(2) Listen to some calm music. When I say calm music, I don’t mean search for a Spotify playlist of monks chanting. If that’s what you find relaxing, go for it! I really like to listen to Lana Del Rey when I want to relax. I have a pretty broad music taste and am open to anything that is not country or heavy metal, but most of the time you will find me listening to rap music, edm/remix-y type music, or Broods. When I want to relax, I love Lana. If you listen to really intense, hype music then it may be nice for you to listen to something a little calmer. I also really like classical music. I play the violin, so maybe that’s why but I really like to listen to it when i’m trying to relax or read. It’s all about personal preference, so listen to music that you find relaxing, whether that me Lana Del Rey, classical music, monks chanting, or anything else.

(3) Make some chamomile tea. I freaking love chamomile tea. My favorite kind is the Tazo Calm Chamomile Tea. Chamomile tea is one of the best kinds of teas to have when you can’t sleep. I drink it quite often, it’s one of my favorite ways to relax. It’s good for you, it tastes good all by itself, and it helps you to relax and fall asleep. The chamomile tea will be linked at the bottom of the post.

(4) Read a book. This is also one of my favorite ways to relax. I love making myself some chamomile tea and reading a books. I read literally almost every single night. It’s so, so, so relaxing to me. Especially when you have a nice, warm cup of chamomile tea, and minimal lights on. This is so much better than doing your nightly scroll through Instagram and Twitter. It eases your mind and allows you to sleep better. I can link below some books that I like or that i’m currently reading.

(5) Do some yoga/meditation. I really like to meditate as often as possible. There are countless amounts of benefits to yoga and meditation. I personally prefer meditation. Most nights before going to bed, I like to do some guided meditation off of YouTube to make me feel a little more relaxed and centered. You can do guided meditation especially when you don’t know what to say to yourself while meditating. I also like to do sleep hypnosis to help me fall asleep. I find this extremely relaxing and it helps me to fall asleep so much. I will link all of my favorite guided meditations and sleep hypnosis videos.

Links to Everything Mentioned:

Tazo Calm Chamomile Tea: https://www.amazon.com/chamomile-Herbal-Infusion-Caffeine-20-Count/dp/B000E1587K/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1486925164&sr=8-1&keywords=tazo%2Bcalm%2Bchamomile%2Btea&th=1

10 Minute Guided Meditation for Positive Energy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZQ9GfmzR14&index=1&list=PLtLllsPW6tgFZYXls8kvtPdYhSEU6DcmG

5 Minute Calming Meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i50ZAs7v9es&index=2&list=PLtLllsPW6tgFZYXls8kvtPdYhSEU6DcmG

5 Minute Morning Meditation Quick Way to a Great Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rsBpfxEGAA&t=41s&index=5&list=PLtLllsPW6tgFZYXls8kvtPdYhSEU6DcmG

5 Minute Abundance Meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AkEAKtL7a8&t=19s&index=4&list=PLtLllsPW6tgFZYXls8kvtPdYhSEU6DcmG

Be Positive & Learn to Love Yourself Sleep Hypnosis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv0-3-5UBQ0

Stay Motivated For a Busy Work Life Sleep Hypnosis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFkVI9ZlnMk

Motivation for Everything Sleep Hypnosis:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxIdlBLLhHc

Ultimate Life Success Sleep Hypnosis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlHHrclQfxo&t=3s

Links to Books

The Power of Now by: Eckhart Tolle – https://www.amazon.com/Power-Now-Guide-Spiritual-Enlightenment/dp/1577314808/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486925749&sr=8-1&keywords=the+power+of+now

A Court of Thorns and Roses by: Sarah J. Maas – https://www.amazon.com/Court-Thorns-Roses-Sarah-Maas/dp/1619635186/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486925769&sr=8-1&keywords=a+court+of+thorns+and+roses

A Court of Mist and Fury by: Sarah J. Maas – https://www.amazon.com/Court-Mist-Fury-Thorns-Roses/dp/1619634465/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1486925769&sr=8-2&keywords=a+court+of+thorns+and+roses

I hope you all have an amazing and productive rest of your week!

What is something you like to do to unwind?

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Tea Time #6

Hello world and happy Sunday. I do not want to start off this post with excuses. The only reason you all haven’t seen fashion posts as frequently as before is that my camera is broken. If you have seen my post called “A Little Update,’ you would already know about this. I have tried doing some posts on my iPhone, but never liked the way they turned out, so I didn’t post them. The post called “White Ruffle Bodycon” was taken on my iPhone and I actually really liked how the pictures turned out so I used them. I believe in quality over quantity, so I will never post anything half-baked for you all. If I ever have good enough quality for an outfit post, you already know it’ll be up on my blog. I just decided today to let you know about what’s been going on with me.

So my second semester of school started on Monday the 31st. Two of my classes, Honors Government and Honors Orchestra remain the same. My first new class was Spanish II. I was a little apprehensive about Spanish II. I was supposed to have the teacher I had for Spanish I, but her and the other teacher switched classes. I’m so sad because I LOVED my Spanish I teacher. I am also in Spanish club with that teacher so I was so sad I got switched. The teacher I have now is super nice, but her class is a little harder and painfully boring. It’s okay though, it’s only for a semester and then next year I am reunited with my other teacher.

Every quarter/semester depending on a certain teacher, you change the time you have lunch. I have my group of my three best friends and they all are in C lunch and I am in A lunch. Perfect. But it’s okay, in the last quarter of school, I have C lunch, so I will be with my friends eventually. My next class is gym. Usually I absolutely hate gym class, but I actually love mine! Our three units are volleyball, badminton, and archery. I’m a volleyball player and I love badminton! I’ve never done archery before, but people who have already taken gym class have told me that it’s really fun. We also go bowling four times a quarter, which is so fun. We went on Thursday and it was a really enthralling time, I enjoyed myself a lot. I also have three friends in the class. We’re not super close, but close enough for me not to be alone in class.

My last new class is Honors Chemistry II. The only thing I enjoy about that class is the subject and the teacher. My teacher is so cute and so sweet and super kind. I also really love chemistry. I have absolutely no friends in the class though… My teacher gives us assigned seats, but lets us sit wherever we want to do our busy work and I sit alone. There are two other guys and a girl that usually sit with me and the two guys will eventually join me after like ten minutes and one of their friends will sit in the last seat. Most of the time they talk to me, but we’re not like friendsyou know? Like not even walk to class together in the hallway level or Snapchat streak level or even wave to each other in the hallway. It’s okay, but I’ll make the best out of it. If I didn’t like the class or my teacher, then I would be completely miserable. I also really like my teacher’s teaching style. She puts videos online where we take notes and then in class that is where we do labs and classwork and can actually ask for help. She calls it “flipped classroom.” She also gave us a calendar of the month of all of the lesson plans and homework and quizzes and tests so that we can go at our own pace. I don’t know why but it gives me kind of a college-like vibe and I’m feeling it.

I would have to say that my least favorite class is Spanish. I’m surrounded by freshman, it’s soooooo boring, and harder than it should be. I haven’t had a boring class since the first semester of my freshman year, and that was Foundations of Technology. I’ll be fine, though and stay positive and make the best out of all situations.

So far my assignments for chemistry are to finish a lab report for a lab we did on Friday and finish some worksheets. For Spanish I have to define some verbs and prepare for a project she assigned. Yes, my teacher is already assigning a project. Unbelievable. Right now it’s Sunday afternoon and I am finishing up this post so I can get it up, but afterwards I’m going to plan out my week so that I am aware of everything that is going on. Next, I’m going to do all of my work.

Well, that’s basically what has happened last week and a little bit of what I’m doing today. I personally really like to read about what other people’s experiences in school are like and about their assignments and classes and such. I’m not sure why I just find it interesting. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your Sunday and an amazing week!

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White Ruffle Bodycon

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Hello, everyone and happy Thursday! Today’s post is going to be an outfit post! It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these, hasn’t it? Also, Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a safe and fun new year’s day! This post is kind of going to be an outfit plus a really short update on my life, because I feel I owe it to you all since I’ve been gone for so long.

I would like to apologize yet again for not posting as often as I used to. My camera broke (these pictures were taken on my iPhone), and then school started getting harder and harder and took up more and more of my time. I had some posts that I was going to put up for you all over the holidays, but I decided not to. I only want to put up the best content that I can for you all. I would rather post a few really good blog posts that I pour my heart and soul into and truly love, rather than tons of mediocre posts that I only uploaded because I wanted to have something up, you feel?

I start a new semester in school at the end of this month, so I’m really pushing through finals and just trying so hard to finish strong. I have a much better schedule next semester that includes classes that are so much easier and won’t stress me out as much. I am so excited for that, since it will give me so much more time to do things other than schoolwork, such as blogging!

Anyway, I hope you all have an amazing rest of your day! I love you all so, so much!

What would you like to see on my blog?

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A Little Update

Hello, everyone! I know I promised you all holiday posts. I’m very sorry that I have failed to get those up for you. My camera broke, so I am not able to take any pictures and the past two weeks have been absolute hell when it comes to school. I have some goals for my blog in the future and I will try my best to fulfill them this coming year. I hope you all understand. Thank you!

jasmine

Christmas Wishlist 2016

Hello and Happy Sunday, everyone! Today’s post is going to be my Christmas Wishlist. I am making this post so that if you are similar to me or don’t have any idea what to put on your list this Christmas, this could kinda give you an idea. I am eternally grateful for what I have and would be satisfied if I got nothing for Christmas.

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(1) Adidas Gazelles. As soon as I saw these shoes, I fell in love. These are very similar to the Adidas Superstars, but in my opinion better. The sole of the Gazelles are a little shorter than the Superstars which I like. They are also suede on the outside and a really pretty dusty pink. I also love the gold detailing. Super cute!

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(2) Faux Fur Vest. I’ve always wanted one of these. I feel that this is such a statement piece to have during the winter. It adds texture to any outfit and gives it a super chic and trendy vibe.

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(3) Steve Madden Eleanorr Flats. I’ve wanted these flats for the longest time. I always thought these were so chic. I’m so in love! These could literally go with anything and make a simple outfit look super trendy.

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(4) Lorac Mega Pro 3 Palette. This palette is absolutely beautiful. It has the most gorgeous warm colors that I think will look good on any skin tone. Most colors will work on lighter skin tones, but if you’re darker like me, then you will know that it may be a little bit harder to find colors that will compliment your skin tone. I have warm undertones to my skin, so I feel that a lot of these colors would look really good on me.

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(5) In-Shower Speaker. If you know anything about me, you would know I love music. I am constantly listening to music. It would make life so much easier in the shower to have an in-shower speaker, because I like to listen to music in the shower but it’s always inconvenient when the volume is too loud or I want to skip a song.

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(6) Smartphone Printer. I absolutely love taking pictures. It would be so convenient to just print photos right from my phone whenever I want. I also really love polaroids but don’t own a polaroid camera, so this would also be amazing.

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jasmine

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Tea Time #5

Hello everyone, and Happy Sunday! I’m so sorry that I didn’t get to post on Wednesday. As usual, school has been crazy, with the holidays coming up. Also, I really want to take pictures, but the weather has been horrible. I was going to take some pictures yesterday, but there is this huge wind storm going on. It was so bad yesterday, that all of the power in my city went out for like nine hours. So annoying. I can’t take pictures of my outfits when it’s so windy that I will blow away. Also, since the days are getting shorter, I don’t always have time to take pictures before 4:30 PM(sundown).

I’m going to try and get a Thanksgiving outfit idea up by Tuesday or Wednesday, for all of you who may be getting yourselves together for Thanksgiving at the last minute. As I told you all in my last tea time post, this week has indeed been hell week, and next week will be as well. I was hit with a quiz in Geometry after two days of learning the topic, which was literally psychotic, but shawty got a 19/20, so it was fine in the end. The day before the quiz I literally had to sit at the table and study for four hours straight o finally understand what was going on. Then my teacher announced a Unit test the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and a project that he will be assigning over Thanksgiving break. Not a fan. Then my biology teacher announced a test on Tuesday of this week. Great! I also have a government project due on Monday.

I’ve been running around like a crazy person trying to get all of my work done, and stay motivated during the holidays. I’m going to try and post as much as I can this next coming week.The thumbnail of this post is a sneak peak of another post that’s coming soon. I think you all will really like it. I am spending the entirety of today to study for biology and pre-write a ton of posts.

Though I’ve gotten some seasonal posts up, I haven’t gotten to post too many holiday posts. I have a ton of exciting posts coming in December for the Christmas time, so be excited for those. And yes, I will get another outfit post up ASAP!

jasmine

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