Much Needed Me Time

Have you ever liked the smell of a candle so much that you keep burning it until there’s no wax left? Well, I’m that candle… and after a long impressive run, I’ve burnt out. I’ve been going to sleep late and waking up in the middle of the day. My laundry has been on the corner of my bed for nearly two weeks and I have yet to do the dirty laundry in my hamper.

I always get a pre-burnout feeling. It’s like the universe is telling me to take a break before I have to take an even bigger one. But I’m pretty thick-skulled and ignored the signs every single time. You know what that means- full brain-purging mental breakdown.

Just a couple days ago, that was exactly what happened. I won’t get into it, but I really do think “full brain-purging mental breakdown” is the best description I could go with.

Whenever I get this way, I like to have some well deserved me time. I usually spend this time in my room watching youtube videos, listening to podcasts, or scrolling through social media. I know a lot of people would think that going on social media is a bad thing to do during me time, but I believe that your me time should be spent doing things that make you feel happy and/or comfortable. For me, I love scrolling on Pinterest and Twitter.

Another thing that I just found that has been great for when I need some time to myself is an app called Sanity and Self. It’s an app for women devoted to self-care. It’s full of guided audio sessions based around all kinds of topics such as relationships, sex, self-love (my favorite), sleep, stress, and yoga. I haven’t invested in the premium features- which allows access to all the audio files on the app- so I can’t give a full review on it. What I’ve seen so far, though, has been pretty impressive. I highly recommend.

Whenever I’ve had a stressful day/week and need a little time to unwind, I like to clean up my bedroom. Having a clean space to detoxify in is key to bouncing back from a burnout, I’m sure we can all agree. Who even likes being in a messy space? I start out by lighting a candle. Afterward, I make sure all of my dirty clothes are in the hamper to get cleaned. Then I fold/hang any other clothes laying around (don’t act like you’re perfect… I’m sure you have clean clothes on your floor too). Once that’s all cleaned up, I make my bed and fluff my pillows. Seconds later, I ruin my freshly made bed by hopping into it.

Sometimes it helps a lot to plan out my week in advance to prevent last-minute stress. I typically use Google Calendar to keep track of what’s going on in my life. I like how easy it is to color code and move things around. I write down blog ideas, special events, things I have to get done, and holidays I’m most likely to forget.

So if you haven’t caught on by now, I like to keep myself occupied whenever I’m alone. I know most people like to relax and do as little as possible, but I love keeping busy.

What do you do when you need some time to yourself?

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Getting Relationship Advice From My Instagram Followers

I hope everyone is having a relaxing Memorial Day. Before I get into this week’s post, I want to thank those who lost their lives defending our country. Your sacrifice does not go unnoticed.

This morning I honored my community’s fallen soldiers with others who wanted to share their respects. I ask that while you are enjoying your hotdogs, cold beers, and three day weekend, you remember the meaning behind this day.


Let’s admit it, being in a relationship is fun… for the most part. Sometimes things can go a little haywire, but the overall fulfillment of being with the person you love makes up for it all. Unless you think you have it all figured out, I’m sure you’ve asked some people for some advice regarding your love life.

The other day, I took to Instagram to ask my followers for their help.

I asked 4 questions to my followers on my Instagram story, and within minutes I had an immense collection of answers from people. It was refreshing to see how many people wanted to offer up their own advice to strangers who may need to hear it.

First, I asked everybody how old they were. Here are the results:

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Next, I asked what their current relationship status was.

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Following that question, I asked how long their latest relationship lasted.

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Finally, I asked everyone what their advice was for others who are trying to have a happy and healthy relationship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did get a good mix of both male and female participants in this survey, so this advice is coming from both sides. I really am super grateful for everyone who offered up their tips to help others. Whether these were learned from first-hand experience or not, I don’t know, but I appreciate all of the kind words nonetheless.

I don’t know if you guys notice the same pattern I do, but it looks to me as if communication is really important in a relationship.

I had this whole thing written out with my perspective of all the advice, but I didn’t want this to be me giving advice and no matter which way I spun it, it sounded like I was force feeding my advice to you. I wanted these tips to come from other people who don’t necessarily have other ways to share them with you. So instead of writing out a long summarization of all the advice and data collected, I’ll just say thank you to everyone who contributed, and I hope that their advice can help anyone who needed to hear it.

Follow me on Instagram to participate in future surveys. I also like to ask for opinions on things going on in my life and share my current playlist with my followers. Links to my socials are on the right sidebar!

I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day! See you next week!

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