30 Ways To Practice Self Care & Reduce Stress

1. Get more sleep (whether it’s naps or going to bed earlier).

2. Eat food that makes you feel good (eat the rainbow).

3. Exercise (the way YOU like to exercise).

4. Have a deep conversation with a loved one.

5. Begin and end your day with 5 minutes of meditation/silence.

6. Journal about your thoughts and feelings.

7. Indulge in guilty pleasures from time to time (you deserve it).

8. Get a massage, a hair cut, or your nails done.

9. Practice healthy skin care routines (check out Delia Organics).

10. Go for a walk in nature.

11. Plan an evening of rest.

12. Try a new class (cooking, exercise, etc.).

13. End your day by thinking of 3 things that you are thankful for.

14. Buy your favorite scented candle.

15. Read a book that makes you think.

16. Spend time with your pet, or volunteer to walk a sheltered pet.

17. Watch the sunrise/sunset while drinking a nice beverage.

18. Give yourself a morning to sleep in (and don’t feel bad about it).

19. Cut caffeine and sugar.

20. Drink more water.

21. Write a list of what you love about yourself and your life.

22. Declutter/clean.

23. Grab your favorite snack and watch a movie.

24. Buy yourself your favorite flowers.

25. Eat slowly.

26. Give yourself an hour without your phone, computer, and other technologies.

27. Evaluate your goals and set steps to accomplish them.

28. Watch a documentary.

29. Meal prep for the week.

30. Volunteer in your community./Do a random act of kindness.

xxo,

Jennfier

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Makeup Free Monday

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I’ll never forget the first event that I attended in California. It was less than a month after we had moved from Massachusetts, and I was so nervous. Over the past two years, I attended events in Boston, with all of my amazing Boston blogger friends. It was a strange thought that I would not be seeing any of them. But even though I was nervous, I pushed myself to go. Thankfully, all of the women that I met were extremely nice. It wasn’t just bloggers who attended, there were radio show hosts, TV hosts, and all these other cool bossladies.

While I was there, I noticed a difference between California style and Boston style. While I saw a lot of black and modesty in Bostonians, I noticed a lot of bright colors and glam in these Californians. Now, I should add that this event was held at Blushington, a gorgeous makeup and beauty lounge. But all the girls had arrived in dresses and heels, while I had in jeans and flats. And while I wore my usual “going-out face” (eye shadow, eyeliner, and mascara), these women had extensions, lashes, and full faced makeup. Now, either style is fine! I am not judging what makes someone else feel amazing. I understand that some women love makeup and view it as an art. All I am trying to say is I felt uncomfortable in my own skin, because I felt less beautiful than these women. I felt like a small fish in a large pond. What was I doing??? I had been in my element in Boston. I felt comfortable and confident at every event, and now I was questioning myself.

I didn’t feel pretty and was getting in my own head. It felt like I stuck out like a sore thumb. I know that we have all experienced that once or twice in our lives, but it got me thinking: why are we so hard on ourselves? Why must we compare ourselves to each other? I have been so fortunate with all the women I have met, through blogging. We all lift each other up, help one another, and celebrate each other’s achievements. So if I do that with other women, why is it so hard to do that for myself?

I love how I feel when I wear makeup, but I also like how I feel without it. To be honest, I only wear makeup when Alejandro and I are going out on a date. It’s freeing to know that I can leave the house without makeup on, but that wearing it makes events even more special. So whether or not you love makeup, like makeup, or hate makeup – be confident. We are all so beautiful and unique. And treat yourself as well as you treat others. You deserve it!

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Current Obsession: Printed Paints

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Hello, everyone! Alejandro and I are back from our wonderful trip to Boston! We were able to be visit because Alejandro graduated from Berklee College of Music this past Saturday! I was so happy that we were able to head back to my home city, and celebrate this amazing accomplishment with our friends and family. But now, we are back at home with our GSD, who we missed very much.

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Lately I have been obsessing over pants that have fun prints on them, so I wanted to show you how I like to style them! I also wanted to share a few links to some pants that I like. When wearing pants with fun, funky prints, I like to tone down the outfit by wearing a neutral colored shirt and shoes-like I did here. I am also a huge fan of tucking my shirt in. I tend to lean more towards jogger pants, so this makes my outfit look more clean and pulled together. Then, as always, I love to dress my look up with tons of jewelry! Since I was wearing busy colored pants and a laced top, I chose to only add bracelets to this look.

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 Here are a few likes to some cute pants that I found online. (Click on picture.):

Crushed Velvet Pants

Camo Print Joggers

Thank you so much for reading!

xoxo, Jennifer

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