Everyone has that friend or loved that is especially difficult to shop for. You know that person. You’re checking off your list and then you get stumped on that one name. Admittingly, I am usually that person; so, I know it’s difficult to shop for that introverted friend or family member.
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These three items could be easily surmounted if not for the final inhibitors—fear and doubt. Public speaking terrified me, despite being a teacher (I spoke everyday), and I doubted that whatever I would say would be received. While I could have let these excuses hold me in a place of fear and stagnatism, I had to remember that I moved halfway across the world… by myself.
You won’t see swimsuits, daisy dukes, and flip flops now for a while, unless you live in tropical area that is. Even still, fall is officially here and it’s time to bring out the sweaters, scarves and booties; but it’s not just style that changes. Along with the changing colors of the leaves, come those changes in décor, atmosphere, and taste. So it’s also time to brew that pumpkin spice coffee, light apple cinnamon candles, and bring out the flavorful pies.
In this manner, hobbies function as essential lifestyle activities. They combat boredom and listlessness with productive and helpful counterparts, adding value, novelty, and charm. So why not challenge yourself with a new hobby?
What do you do when you wake up in the morning? Get out of bed and make it up. Brush your teeth wash your face. Get the morning brew going. Look in a full closet at a loss of what to wear. We have all developed important morning rituals that are characteristic of how we start our day; however, ladies if you do not have a morning beauty ritual, you’re falling short.
Our self-care moments should be times that we enjoy. Honestly, they are some of the best moments of my day because they remind me that it’s always the little moments. These little moments are the fabric of our lives. I love picking out activities to do for myself—movie night, retail therapy, stay-cation. One of my favorite activities to do for self-care, I do just about every day. These are my face care routines.
We push ourselves beyond our limit, sometimes thinking it’s okay and it will work out for the long run. But the bottom line is that you’re doing more harm than good and can’t recognize you need to step back and breathe. It is after taking a mental health day, that we become aware of the things draining us and refresh our minds.
There is nothing wrong with the comfort zone. We like it because it’s safe and secure. It includes everything we know and all that we believe we can do; but the comfort zone is still a zone.