So we are almost approaching 2020. How do you feel about that? Are you nervous? Excited? Uncertain? Well… I think it’s normal to feel mixed emotions about the new year. However, I do believe one important thing we should all feel about going in to the new year, and that’s with a brand new fresh mindset to become a better person. In the graphic below I have put together some things I think I should do more of in 2020 (I want you to benefit from it too, maybe you can do these things too). Underneath the graphic I will further elaborate each point as a new year’s resolution. I hope you find them useful…
Increase my self-worth and self-love: this year for me has been a roller coaster. I have been, and still am, on a journey to discover my self-worth and love myself fully. And I’m just thinking what’s a better way to make the most out of the new year than to invest more time in myself? I want to spend more time on taking care of myself and being the best me I can possibly be.
Improve communication and social skills: I’m not the best at communicating or being around people, so for the new year I would like to get out of my comfort zone and be more open with people. I want to make valuable connections with people that will enrich my life and will bring out the joy and happiness out of me.
Have stronger relationship with family: the connection that I have with my family isn’t the weakest but it’s not the greatest either. I would like to be comfortable around them and trust them more. I want to be able to feel free around them, be myself and not feel judged at the same time.
Manage my emotions, behaviours and thoughts: sometimes I can feel down and out of mood, and consequently, I can become quite distant, emotional and end up keeping myself away from human interaction. I understand that this can be toxic and affect the people around me, so I’m going to think before I act a certain way. Although it’s difficult to control how I am sometimes, I’m going to try my best.
Set boundaries: one thing that I’m definitely going to work on is setting boundaries for my peace and energy. I’m going to be restricting myself from going overboard with certain habits such as social media scrolling for hours and checking up on profiles that have the tendency to make me compare my life to theirs. This will be a good starting point for me to work on gaining a healthier mindset.
Have better time management: I suck at managing my time. Some days I don’t realize until hours have passed and suddenly I haven’t accomplished all the tasks that I have set for that day. So it’s going to be a top requirement for me to prioritize my time and ensure that I don’t waste it, but be productive with it as much as I can.
Understand who I am and how I work: as I mentioned above, I’m on a journey to discover myself. It’s been long enough since I’ve been alive that I’ve felt lost, without feeling an actual sense of purpose or identity. Although I’ve been to school and dropped in and out of college, I have always felt that I didn’t belong there. I will continue to nurture my healing process and hopefully in 2020 I will fully understand who I am, and what my top goals in life are.
Have better self control: it’s safe to say that as humans we will feel temptation to give in to silly habits such as binging on chocolate or not waking up on time. As for myself, I want to master my mindset and have full control of how the outcome of my actions turn out. I want to practice waking up early and consistently every day, something which I am desperate to achieve, because then I can start my tasks for the day while everyone else is sleeping, without getting disturbed.
Be more understanding and open to reality: I am a dreamer, and most of the time I’m stuck in my mind of dreams and wishes. This isn’t a bad thing but I must admit, sometimes I focus on my dreams too much that I seem to avoid reality. In 2020 I’m going to dream bigger, but I’m also going to work harder on getting closer to making everything a reality. I understand that dreams don’t come true just like that, and I must make it happen myself. And I will.
Improve my mindset; remove limiting beliefs and adapt a growth mindset: without a doubt I’m going to step in to the new year with a positive mindset and continuously remind myself that I can achieve what I want. I’m going to leave all the doubts and negative thinking behind and just believe in myself fully, and unconditionally, no matter what.
Increase my self-esteem: I am naturally an insecure person sometimes, so self esteem can be a very big deal for me. I’m going to try and increase my self-esteem by accomplishing a lot of my goals, tasks, securing my financial status and then being able to take care of myself by treating myself in a way that will make me feel my best. I think everyone should do this.
You’ve reached the end of this post now, thank you for reading! 🙂 Don’t forget to leave a comment below with your thoughts and some of your own new year’s resolutions, I can’t wait to read them 🙂
Is Skincare Really Important Before Makeup?
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.
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.
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!
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!
90+ Life Changing Affirmations To Follow (Part 2)
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
90+ Life Changing Affirmations To Follow (Part 1)
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
Thank you for reading part 1 of this affirmations blog post. Click here to read part 2.
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