A Little Break
I’ve been feeling sort of wonky about social media and socialization in general. I just finished “The Circle” by Dave Eggers and the whole thing made me feel like I was having a very slow anxiety attack. It was published in 2013, and social media has made leaps and bounds since then. Ideas that seemed far fetched – like live video feeds – are now realities. It was a great book but definitely bizarre to see the scary turn that social media obsession can take.
Dressing for your Mental Health
Lately (and I’m sure it’s partially due to the season) I’ve been feeling pretty “meh” on my general appearance. I haven’t been making the time to work out, I’ve gained some weight and I’ve been feeling hyper critical over my appearance. Basically, I think of every mean girl comment that could be made and I make it to myself.
It S U C K S.
The Winter Burnout: Some Thoughts on Personal Branding
Over the past few weeks, it’s seemed like a lot of my blogger friends are feeling burnt out on posting, writing, or developing their blogs. I think part of that can be attributed to the fact that we haven’t seen the sun in a few weeks, but I also think that some of these beaten down feelings can come from over comparing ourselves to others. We see others being successful and we wonder why we aren’t seeing the same results. We doubt our outfits, our sites, our posts – and on rough nights, we wonder if anyone even reads or cares about the content we’re putting out. It’s easy to say “community over competition,” it’s easy to support people doing awesome things – but it can be a little more difficult to keep self doubt from trickling in to our mindset.
It's My Pity Party (Playlist) & I'll Cry If I Want To
In an effort to be a little more respecting of my body, I’ve been on a steady change of medicating with really guilty Spotify playlists (and prescribed meds) vs. self-medicating with large glasses of wine and retail therapy, so I thought I’d share my perfect formula for a pity party playlist.