After missing a couple of posts this month, I decided it was time to evaluate my psychological and physical health. The two are a couple holding hands but when one is without the other things get rocky. When physical health is abandoned eventually psychological health starts to fall apart. It is important to remember to take time for yourself no matter how daunting your checklist is. I fall prey to this easily and pay for it every time.
Do not be that boring cookie cutter person who brings roses and plans a reservation for two (unless that’s what they asked for or really enjoy). Try being different, think a little out of the Hallmark holiday. Even swinging by Starbucks or Jamba Juice to pick up their drink of choice on a random day shows love. Show interest in their hobby: buy tickets to a show (not a movie), dart painting, rock climbing, race car driving, archery, horseback riding, dancing, music or have a photoshoot.
While February is known as the month of love, people too often forget to love themselves. School is starting to crack down on assignments to be done with midterms crawling their way towards us. Whatever your kryptonite, here are some ways to destress without breaking the bank, and skip that pricy massage you tell yourself you want, but never make the time for As a fellow broke college student, I got you.
Honestly February is a bitter sweet month filled of perfection expectations. It is easy to forget that showing love is not just permitted to one day of the year, Valentine’s day. Instead of stressing about one upping each other on what your sweetheart got you compared to your friends, take a step back. Remember all the things they do for you the other 364 days of the year. Have you been showing love too? This “holiday” should be used as an evaluation to check in on how you personally are making others feel special.
Before each semester starts, I nerd out on school supplies to see if anything is “needed”. One of my favorite times of the year is honestly back to school shopping. The spring semester for college is not as exciting as there are no hyped up deals or ads. However, I do still enjoy going through all my supplies and organize what I may need based on each course.
Curly hair is a blessing and a curse all at the same time. Blow drying causes frizz and damage. Wet hair left down is annoying but regular hair ties end up soaked causing a moldy smell overtime. The Invisibobble sparked my interest as it is advertised as being waterproof. Perfect for swimming or pulling back hair after a shower.
Holiday hustle is starting to wind down, the ball has dropped to ring in a new season. Now is the time to make a clean slate, starting with your closet. Unless you’re a minimalist there is work to be done. Clean space, clean mind to bring forth new ideas in this new year.
Step into the season, a time of newness. Months, weeks, days that may be hard could be right around the corner that cannot be controlled, but the ability to react can be. Step back breathe, realize that people are nearer then they feel when the walls seem to close in. Times of happiness will come that bring tears and bellyaches of joy. It’s the time to review how far you’ve come in this year of 2017 and how far you wish to climb in 2018.