Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year?
I usually don’t, but I decided to this year because I feel like I haven’t done anything since the pandemic started. One of my resolutions was to do more self-care, whether it’s meditation, journaling, reading, or whatever.
I’ve always been an anxious person, so I’ve tried many of these apps before. But lately, I’ve been using them more because I recently had terrible anxiety. I’m feeling much better now, and I don’t know if it’s because of the apps or just enough time has passed, or maybe both.
A primary concern about these self-care/wellness apps is privacy issues. So whenever I use these apps, I don’t put any personal and sensitive details. I write about my mood or anxiety and write vague descriptions that are not too personal and that I would feel comfortable telling other people.
Another thing to note is that I’m basing these reviews/recommendations on the free versions. I know not everyone can afford to pay for apps (same here), and I get frustrated when I see reviews of apps on the paid versions only. I usually don’t know what I can or can’t access before downloading an app. And when I would download it, I would be disappointed by the lack of features on the paid versions. This post will only talk about my experience with the free versions.
If you’re going through anxiety, stress or want to practice self-care, these are the free apps that I recommend.
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It’s my birthday today! The only reason why I’m making this post is because my birthday falls on a Tues(two’s)day on 02/22/2022. I honestly just wanna commemorate it because of the date! But I guess I’ll take this time to reflect on my recent shopping habits and highlight one of my favourite jewelry stores.
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So it’s more than halfway through 2018 and I have read 59 books so far. Woot, woot. I’ve already reached by goal of 52 books (*pats self on the back*), so I upped the challenged to 80 books. I think I’ll be able to handle that. I mean, if I wanted to be ambitious, I would have set my goal to 100 books, but the inner lazy reader in me was protesting.
Anywho, I wanted to quickly discuss some of my favourite books so far (and series, hehe. Yeah, it’s technically more than one book, but it’s my blog and I can do what I want to!).
Without further ado, here’s my favourites in descending order.
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Happy belated January wrap-up! Yup, I’m very behind. Blame either work (for making me tired) or me (for just being a lazy bum). Either one is correct.
Anyways, I read (and listened) to a grand total of … five books. It’s not the biggest amount, but I’m very proud of it. I call myself a lazy reader, which means I want to read all the books but I lack the motivation to start and actually read them. So I end up reading one book over months.
But with the reading goals I set for myself, I’m way more motivated to pick up a book. Which is great for my reading (but not so great for my wallet because once I start reading all the unread books on my shelves, then I, of course, need to buy more!! It’s the only logical conclusion).
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Oh Tobermory, I never get sick of that place! I’ve been thinking about it more recently due to the recent cold, wintery weather we’ve been having here. *Sigh* So I decided to create a post looking back at the warm, summer days at Tobermory.
If you’ve never heard of Tobermory, it’s a small town located around four hours north of Toronto, near Georgian Bay. I suggest the best way to make the most of your stay is to go camping. There’s nothing like being surrounded by your closest friends in the wilderness (ok, wilderness might be exaggerating it a little) and just having a good time.
With no electricity and very poor cell phone signal ( … trust me, it gets better), you can actually talk with your friends or family without any distractions from the ever-present social media posts. Plus, it’s good for keeping active and having fun because there’s so many trails to hike and chores to do around the campsite. Yes, I just said chores are fun, at least only when it comes to camping.
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As a broke student in need of new clothes, I recently went on a thrift store run a couple of weeks ago. I went to my local Value Village and it too me a while to find something I really liked.
I’m always confused and slightly envious when my friends show me the awesome and stylish clothes they find at thrift stores while I struggle to find anything I like. But luckily on this trip, I actually found a piece that I really liked. In the end I only ended up buying two items. A Harry Potter book (couldn’t resist!) and a striped Hollister oxford shirt.
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Discovering your personal style can be a difficult process. It involves having a deep understanding of your sense of self (that’s my Psych major talking right there..), a great confidence in your own skin and knowing what works and doesn’t work for your body type.
Many people say that fashion is an extension of yourself, an outlet through which you can express your creativity and personality. I agree. We are drawn to specific garments, styles and colours because we are attracted to, and feel comfortable, in them. We choose them because they fit our tastes, likes and visual aesthetic.
After following fashion blogs for years, I quickly noticed how they had their own unique style. Then I started thinking about myself and how I didn’t think I had a personal style.
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How is it possible for me to love fashion so much but dislike the shopping process? Don’t get me wrong, I love to shop just as much as the next shopaholic, but the process of shopping is frustrating.
Maybe it’s my impatience. I don’t know. But I get overwhelmed by all of clothes staring at me and I have no idea where to begin. I look at the people who are shopping and they’re staring at the clothes meticulously and I’m wondering, “What? What are they looking for? How do they know what to look for?” I try to do the same but I just end up glazing over the clothes or go back to my old ways — quickly browsing through the clothes until something catches my eye.
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Hi! Welcome to my fashion blog. I decided to create this blog because I love fashion. Ever since I was a kid I collected, or others would say hoarded, various fashion magazines such as Flare and Elle. I loved looking through the pages, analyzing the clothes, admiring the beauty of the models, and taking note of my favourite designers. Nowadays I use Pinterest, Tumblr, LookBook, and other social media platforms to get my fashion fix. I have a Tumblr account dedicated to street style, and my Pinterest account is saturated with fashion and style boards. I guess you can say I have a “passion for fashion”.
Admittedly, I don’t take enough risk regarding my personal style. It’s very safe. The major reason is that I don’t think I have the confidence to pull off some of the style and fashion trends I admire. Hopefully this blog will enable me to take more risks, and to become more confident in my own personal style.
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