Mindfulness, Mindset

Tuning into our emotions to connect with ourselves

Hi there!   I’m not sure about you, but I have a tendency to overthink things. I recently finished up the book Turtles all the way Down by John Green, and the main character, Aza, experienced thought spirals, a tornado narrowing in on itself indefinitely. While what I experience is not so dramatic, I easily related to that description. Sometimes,…

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Mindset

15 ways to be a happier human

Hi there! The other day, someone asked me, “How do you stay so positive and happy?”   With this question in mind, I spent the next two weeks trying to answer it. How was I so positive and happy? Or, how did I come across as so? Over the years, I’ve come to understand that happiness, like everything else, is…

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Mindset

A simple way to stop overthinking and accept what is

Hi there!   Over the past few days, there have been a few instances where I’ve fallen into my mind’s favorite past-time hobby: overthinking. When faced with an issue, I have always had a tendency of letting the thoughts and feelings circle my mind, and eventually, if I’m not careful, build up into something bigger than the actual issue.  …

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Mindset

How to get out of a funky mood

Hi there! These past few days, I’ve been in a strange funk. Not tired, not stressed, not sad, but just… bleh. Unmotivated, a little emotional, and although having good days, not ever feeling too thrilled about anything. Oftentimes, I feel like I’m the only one who ever experiences these funks, but after reaching out to a few friends, and finding…

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Mindset

How to be more self-compassionate

Hi there! While listening to The Mindful Kind podcast, the host briefly mentioned self-compassion. I remember not giving this term much thought. I figured self-compassion was similar to self-care or being gentle with ourselves, but as Rachael, the host, touched more and more on self-compassion, I recognized it as something entirely different. Self-compassion is loving ourselves unconditionally and not only…

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Mindset

Life lessons from the sea turtle

Hi there!   So, it’s National Sea Turtle Day, and I had no idea until moments ago. Naturally, I decided to write a sea turtle-based blog post for today! If you didn’t already know, I am quite a fan of sea-turtles and in fact, they are my spirit animal! I even have a sea-turtle tattoo on my left wrist that…

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Mindset

3 simple exercises for releasing anxious thoughts

Hi there! This past week has honestly been a bit off for me, as I have been experiencing some anxious thoughts. For the first few days of having this anxiety, I simply wallowed in it and allowed it to spiral–it’s easy to give in to negative emotions and worry. Eventually, I set up a life-coaching call, talked it out with…

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Minamilism, Mindset

6 ways to clear your mind of clutter

Hi there!   Have you ever experienced squirrel-brain? Monkey-mind? Foggy-head? I know I have!   In fact, I am experiencing it now, and have been feeling it for the majority of this week. I had been calling it a “funk”. I felt slow, unable to form concrete thoughts, my head feeling heavy. Besides finishing up Flowers For Algernon by Daniel…

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Mindset

Slowing down and embracing boredom

Hi there! I got a sign today. Two signs, really, both telling me to slow down.   The first one was a few hours prior to writing this. I felt bored, restless, and was literally pacing my room. I had homework and a blog post to write, a stack of books screaming my name, and yet nothing in that moment…

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