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20 Fun Ways To Spend Time Alone

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In this post I’m going to talk about 20 ways that I like to spend time alone. Disclaimer: the things I consider to be fun may not be fun to you, what’s fun to you may not be fun to me. We’re all different and we all have unique taste. Let’s respect that. Hope you enjoy 🙂

1. Dress up/do my makeup

I like to try on different clothes and discover styles that may suit me. I typically don’t feel good about myself so experimenting with clothes and doing my makeup really can be fun sometimes. It gives me that confidence boost that I always need. And not only that but doing this helps me get to know more about my overall fashion taste.

2. Catch up on my favourite YouTube channels

Life can be hectic and busy sometimes so catching up on some of my favourite YouTube channels (such as makeup collections, DIY, home tours and haul videos) makes me feel that I have access to the break that I need. It’s just really nice sometimes to unplug and watch videos which I can learn and enhance my own skills from. 

3. Discover new music

Although the music that I currently listen to is nice, I must admit that sometimes I get bored of listening to the same music every day. So I like to browse through undiscovered, low key artists – and to be honest I end up finding some of the best songs I feel like I should have listened to a long time ago. Old is gold!!!

4. Organize my room/wardrobe

Sometimes I love looking through my stuff to admire what I have and in the process of doing that I somehow end up organizing my entire room and wardrobe. There’s just something therapeutic about organizing and it’s always worth it when my room feels like a cluttered mess. It’s the feeling of cleaning, somehow makes me feel like I’m cleaning up my entire life too. 

5. Vacuum every room of the house

This is going to sound weird but I like the sound that the vacuum cleaner makes. It feels like genuine alone time because the only thing that’s really on my mind is just me, the vacuum cleaner and my complete focus on vacuuming the entire house. The plus side is that it gets my blood pumping so it’s good exercise too. 

6. Visit the library

I am fortunate enough to have access to a very big, traditional local library which is very close to where I live. I visit it quite often because it’s peaceful and not many people go there which is perfect for me. It gives me plenty of time to focus on getting my alone time and just catching up with general work for myself. I pick out random books and read through them to get inspiration. I do believe that the library is a great place to be, that’s where new ideas can be born and transformed.

7. Spend time on Pinterest

I’d say that my all time favourite social media app is pinterest. The main reason why is because of the endless ideas and inspiration that exists there in comparison to other social media apps. There’s so much pretty things to look at on pinterest, I can never resist logging in to that app and scrolling and pinning stuff for hours. Not only that, but I really love sharing my own work and ideas too, it makes me feel like I really own the platform and am part of such a mind blowing vibe of creativity.  Pinterest is my absolute favourite, I don’t know where I’d be without it.

8. Paint my nails

I don’t paint my nails often so the majority of the time they are plain and yes, very boring to look at. So now and then, I like to paint my nails to add a bit of colour to my hands so that when I’m typing on a keyboard, I can look down at my hands and be proud that my nails look good, lol… I don’t know… I think that sounds weird but yeah. That’s that.

9. Curl my hair

My hair is always straight so I like experimenting with my curler to see how I look with curly hair. It gets boring doing the same hairstyle all the time so I like switching it up sometimes by adding soft curls to my hair. 

10. Browse through different websites

 I don’t always do this but rarely, I like researching websites from different niche/category groups and looking through their layout/content to spark ideas for my own website and content too. I try not to look at other websites because I’d rather keep my own stuff as unique as possible. I like thinking of ideas for and by myself.

11. Colour

Yes, I still like colouring. No, it’s not childish. In fact colouring is good for your brain and overall mental health. It helps you to reduce symptoms such as stress and anxiety. I have a colouring book which has different pattern outlines. I find that when I colour, I feel that my brain is focused on the simple activity of colouring, and nothing else becomes a distraction, suddenly my brain just feels relaxed.

12. Apply a face mask

At least twice a week I like to apply a face mask to rejuvenate my skin. I like to call this a part of my self-care routine because it honestly feels relaxing to just lay back and feel the mask setting in to the skin. Each time it takes up to 15 – 20 minutes to complete a face mask but I think it’s definitely worth the investment.

13. Shower

I shower literally every. single. day. I am obsessed with showering, I usually do so after I complete my exercise/work out routine after 9pm. Yes that’s quite late but that’s when I prefer to shower. Just before bed time. I feel much cleaner and sleep better. And also, when I’m in the shower I like to get in to a deep thinking mode about life, which explains why some days I take longer to shower than other days. But in the end I come out feeling refreshed so that makes me happy.

14. Shopping

I like going out to big shopping centres on my own and looking around different high end shops for things to buy.  I don’t always end up buying, but just the feeling of walking and looking at cool things has the power alone to make me feel like I’m spending quality time with myself. It makes me happy. Of course I’m even more happier when I make purchases on things that I love!  

15. Read a self-help book

I don’t read much books, but when I do, I read mostly self-help books. I think that it is such a good investment to read such books because in the end they will help and inspire you to work on improving yourself and be the best version of yourself.

16. Imagine my dream life

I like thinking about my future, it keeps me motivated to work hard. My dream life isn’t all about a fancy house, fancy cars and millions of cash, but it’s all about happiness and peace. It’s about living the kind of life that personally makes me feel good, satisfied, over the moon and grateful. My idea of a dream life might not be the same for everyone, but I know what I want and I like to think about it a lot.

17. Research healthy meals

Currently, or should I say, for most of my life I just know about basic meals. I’m not really adventurous with food. And I don’t really know how to cook much. So in my spare time I tend to research healthy meals that appeal to me. I take notes of them and write down ingredients that I need, then for future reference I can look back and recreate those meals successfully. I don’t do this often but I wish in the future I have more time to do so.

18. Go through my social media posts

Believe it or not, I stalk my own social media content way more than I stalk other people’s content. I like looking back and reviewing my own stuff, comparing my own progress to previous months/years. It helps me reflect on how much I have grown as a person. I never get boring of doing this, lol. I spend hours and hours focusing on my own stuff.

19. Look for journal inspiration

I have always been inspired by the idea of having a journal, and I do own a few journal/notebooks. Unfortunately I can’t always be creative every day and I tend to run out of ideas, so I like looking through other journal page ideas on sites like Instagram and YouTube and recreate them for my own. I don’t have the best work so allowing myself to be inspired by other great journal creators really motivates me to fill up my own journal space just like they do.

20. Exercise

Finally, last but not least, exercise is my absolute favourite way to spend time alone. I like to call it “me time” because that’s when I can be away from everyone, and just stay stuck inside a room all to myself with the exercise machines. I like being active and maintaining good health, so exercise can be really fun, especially knowing that I’m in control of increasing strength for my body because I don’t like to be weak.

You have now reached to the end of this post, thank you for reading! Also, don’t forget to leave a comment below with your thoughts and opinions. Let me know some of your own fun ways that you spend time alone. Share your ideas for the world to read, drop a comment 🙂

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Is Skincare Really Important Before Makeup?

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There’s a common saying, “makeup is temporary, skin is forever” which is something we should all deeply think about because it’s inevitably true. For example, you can change your eyeshadow and lip color but no matter how much foundation goes on a face, it’s hard to cover up dry, bumpy, or neglected skin. We are born with the skin we have and just like our bodies, we should treat it like a temple. If you’re still not convinced skincare makes a difference, here are a few things to consider about the importance of having a good skincare routine:

1. Better Skin, Less Makeup Product

We use makeup to change our flaws and highlight our best features. With a skincare routine your better features will begin to show more, creating less of a need for makeup; and we all know that less make up means healthier skin in the long run. The same advice goes for pimples! If you have a bright red spot appearing in the morning, you can apply colour correcting creamer instead of “more than the usual amount” of foundation.

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2. Flawless Makeup Application

Your face is a canvas for the masterpiece that is you. Think about an artist applying a base coat of paint, it is easier on a smooth surface over a bumpy one. If you take care of your skin and stick to a skincare routine before and after your makeup application, your chances of having that flawless masterpiece is higher and not to mention, easier!

3. Less Product

Over time as your skin begins to clear up, you’ll notice yourself using less and less foundation. Why cover up such perfect and flawless skin? Its an endless cycle of less product, healthier skin, and less money spent! But of course, that doesn’t mean to say that you can’t apply as much makeup as you want for fun (because I do it too sometimes) – because you can! You just have to take some time to think about your skin for the long run just to boost your self esteem.

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4. Feel More Confident

You now have glowing skin, your blushing pink cheeks are natural and your under eyes are no longer dark. It feels good to wake up every morning knowing you only need the bare minimum on your face. It’s a huge confidence boost knowing that you are doing the best for your skin!

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5. Makeup shouldn’t stay on your face 24/7

Whether you like it or not, your face can’t handle having makeup on all day and all night. Of course, its always good to take the precautionary steps if you know you’ll be out all day, like using primer and a hydrating mist- but it still has to come off at some point. Makeup over time can be damaging to your skin, lips, and eyelashes. Foundation can leave the face feeling dry and can infect pimples over time. Mascara dries and chips off, taking your eyelashes with it when you’re rolling your face around in the pillow.

Therefore, cleansing, toning and moisturizing your skin ensures that there is no more product left, and if you’re wearing heavy makeup, double cleanse!

When you get into a skincare routine, you will gain a better understanding of your skin’s needs! This knowledge can even help you pick out the right makeup for your skin as you learn more about your skin’s “flaws” and why they appear. I hope this was helpful and remember, treat your skin like a temple!

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90+ Life Changing Affirmations To Follow (Part 2)

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Welcome to part 2 of the affirmations series. In this blog you will find the remaining 5 sections which have been continued from part 1 (if you haven’t read part 1, click here.)

Enjoy.

Section 6: Affirmations for becoming a better you.

I have the courage to cross oceans and burn bridges; I trust that I am exactly where I need to be at this point in my life; In every situation I am the only who gets to control my attitude towards it; Where I am and where I will be is determined by my own actions and not my circumstances; I believe in taking actions to make my dreams come true; I refuse to accept anyone else’s idea of what’s possible for me; I can create a better me because I control my actions; I would rather aim high and fall short than to aim low and fall short; I set my goals high and I always do something higher every day to move forward; I always have faith, hope and belief because I know that anything is possible and miracles happen everyday.

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Section 7: Affirmations for inner peace.

I am going to stop overthinking about everything; I learn to be confident and happy in my own skin; Nothing can destroy my inner peace; I let go of the things I can’t control; I forgive everyone for everything they have done to me but that doesn’t mean I’m weak; carrying hatred in my heart is a waste of my energy; I believe in my potential and I can do anything; Taking regular breaks comes naturally to me; I do not mix well with chaos or drama and nor do I ever want to; My nature is peaceful and calm, I’m not a noisy person; I approach things with a calm mind and try my best.

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Section 8: Affirmations to improve memory.

I am able to remember information quickly; My mind is always clear; I am always finding new ways to improve my memory; I take walks to refresh my mind and memory; I love taking care of my memory; I tend to remember things precisely; Remember things easily comes natural to me; I have the ability to improve my memory as much as I want; My memory is sharp because I remember and notice all the small details; I like playing memory games and engaging in memory boosting activities.

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Section 9: Affirmations to boost immune system.

I am a healthy and strong person; My immune system is indestructible; My body can bounce back from any injury; With passing time, my immune system improves; I can recover from any health condition; My mind and body are in perfect harmony; I nourish my mind and body with healthy foods and activities that are good for my immune system; My overall health is always improving, every second; I am becoming someone with everlasting good health; My health is my number one priority; my health, is my ultimate wealth.

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Section 10: Affirmations for creativity.

I am a creative person and I love to be creative; I have a very active imagination; I enjoy coming up with new ideas and thoughts; I never run out of creativity; I am always inspired by other artists; My own creativity makes me an individual artist; Creative ideas flow out of my mind naturally and effortlessly; When I feel creative, I feel empowered; My creativity represents a great part of who I am; I find joy in unleashing my creative side.

Thank you for reading this post. Do you have any affirmations you’d like to add? If so then feel free to leave a comment below.

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90+ Life Changing Affirmations To Follow (Part 1)

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In this blog I have created over 90 affirmations in the form of graphics which have been categorized in to 10 different sections which can apply to different aspects of your life. Enjoy.

Section 1: Affirmations For Spiritual Self Care.

(I spend my time outside in nature to find more peace and clarity within myself; I look up to things that inspire my inner creativity; I make the time to meditate in a safe and peaceful environment to focus and take my mind off things; I prioritize prayer in my schedule to fill the spiritual void within me and to feel complete; I make the effort to reflect and evaluate where I am now and how I can improve on where I want to be in the future;  I give space for all the things that give meaning to my life and base my existence around those things; I try my best to ensure that my morals and values are in harmony with my actions; I dedicate my time pray because I believe that  without God, nothing could be possible for me; I believe in the power of miracles and I believe that amazing things happen after going through darkness).

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Section 2: Affirmations For Building New Habits

(With every new habit that I form, I get more things done; I get rid of my bad habits and replace them with good ones; All of my habits provide a way for me to achieve my goals and dreams; new habits are liking having new exciting ideas; I always look for ways to build productive habits; I don’t care about my past habits, all I care about is my present habits; I do what it takes to build good habits that last me for as long as I live; every habit either takes me one step closer to my dream life or one step further back-it is entirely up to my own actions; I understand that will either make or break my future; My habits determine who I am as a person).

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Section 3: Affirmations for personal self care

(I take the time throughout my day to do things that I truly enjoy doing; I keep up with myself to make sure that I am always at my best; I prioritize eating all my meals on time, drinking enough water, getting enough sleep and working out everyday; Just as much as I give importance to other responsibilities, I also give equal importance towards my self care routine because I matter and I am important too; I plan my self care routine all the time and make it as realistic as possible to make sure that I actually stick to it and not neglect it; I have every right to set boundaries for myself-this means that I can tell others “no” to say “yes” to myself; My acts of self care are habits that will last for a lifetime because I deserve to live a good quality life, feeling just as good too).

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Section 4: Affirmations to boost feelings of happiness

(I will only spend time with people who uplift my mood and make me happier; My mind consists of stimulating conversations and positive self-talk; I always find reasons to laugh and be excited; I only participate in anything that makes me happier; I will always make time for my happiness; I will open up to someone that I can fully trust and have the best conversations with them that will cause happiness; I will plan trips, adventures and vacations and make them a reality because they are what make me happy; I will never bottle up or hide my sad/negative emotions, thoughts and feelings. I will always express them to somebody that I love/trust to feel happier; I do things that are comforting to me and make me feel good; My health is my priority because that is what my happiness depends on).

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Section 5: Affirmations to boost productivity

(I work on my skills because I want to always perform my best; I do not take on any extra or unnecessary responsibility that has nothing to do with my future or dreams; I only focus on work that is rewarding to me and makes me happy to do it; I only do work that gives me a sense of inner satisfaction and enjoyment; The space and environment around me is always safe, clean and comfortable which always pushes me to be as productive as I can; I take regular breaks to ensure that I don’t get burned out or feel exhausted from working too hard; I am always willing to learn new things that will expand my current knowledge and encourage me to think outside of the box; I avoid distractions and only make time for whatever boosts my productivity levels).

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Thank you for reading part 1 of this affirmations blog post. Click here to read part 2.

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