Posts tagged meditation
5 Ways I Want To End My Day

I recently published a post about the things I want to do to start my day, but there are also new habits I want to form when it comes to ending my day. After a day of work I usually just want to sit on the couch and catch up on some YouTube videos or watch a new Netflix series, but since I spend my work day looking at a screen, I want to fill up that evening time with other activities that’ll get me ready for a peaceful sleep. Some of these habits are going to take time to be in regular practice, but I find that even setting up the intention is enough to begin switching the way you approach certain aspects of your life.

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5 Ways I Want To Start My Day

Seeing as I’ve started my freelance journey again, this time with a fresh perspective and newfound motivation, there are a few ways that I want to begin my days that I haven’t been able to do in the past. Everyone has their own routine that makes them feel ready to take on the day ahead and I’m still searching for the one that’s right for me. Seeing as I don’t sit down at my desk until 10 am to start working, I have a fair amount of time in the early morning to begin practicing a new routine that I think will help me stay focused throughout the day.

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5 Ways To Quiet Your Mind When You Can't Sleep

Having a good night’s sleep was never really an issue for me until I entered my mid to late twenties. I was always (and still am, to an extent) the kind of person that can fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. However, I’ve noticed that with my increasing anxiety through the years of unavoidable “adulting” and the many changes I’ve gone through in the past year, sleep hasn’t been the easiest thing for me after a long day of stress. I often catch myself thinking too much about what I have to do the next day or what I might be regretting about year’s past. This usually culminates to hours spent tossing and turning and a few temper tantrums here and there. I know that I’m not the only person out there who suffers from difficulty sleeping, so I thought it would be useful to share a few tips and tricks that I keep up my sleeve for sleepless nights.

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My Goals For 2019

This year has been one of the most eventful years of my life. I’ve gone through many physical and emotional changes as well as learning what I like and where I want to be in the years to come. In this post I wanted to talk about a few of my 2019 goals as a way to document my current aspirations so that I can look back if I ever feel unmotivated or lost with my direction as the months progress.

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My Experience With Meditation As A Beginner

Meditation seems to be a big topic of interest at the moment, to the point where almost all the Youtube videos I watch or podcasts I listen to will mention it, even if just in passing. I’ll be honest and say that I never really understood what meditation was until a year or two ago, thinking that it was primarily a religious act that someone like me couldn’t really participate in without traveling to a Buddhist temple.

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I LEFT MY PHONE AT HOME BECAUSE SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO BE ALONE

Today I left my phone at home. I was inspired by Michael Harris after finishing his book Solitude to step back from the device that controls my life and have a look around at what is actually around me. I'm not embarrassed to say that my phone controls me because I'm sure that's an acknowledgement most people in today's society would make about their pocket sized devices. Its abilities to predict the weather dictates how we dress, the digital bus schedule tells us when we'll get to work, and the social media platforms at our fingertips show us who cares enough to know what we are up to on another mundane day. 

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