Self-Care

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Social Animals Movie Review!

Published April 15, 2019 by Shay Taree

So this past week I watched a movie on Netflix called Social Animals. This movie was actually about 3 teenagers and their different experience when it came to social media. One kid uses his Instagram for photography and actually got pretty famous for it, another girl is trying to be an aspiring model, and the last girl it seems it just trying to survive in this world with social media.

It was honestly a very interesting movie to watch and actually seemed to be one of the realer documentaries that I’ve watched about social media. This is because it also showed the downsides to social media such as the bullying, people asking for nudes, also the issues with FOMO, and “social media rules”.

It made me think about how I use social media in my everyday life and what I should do differently. I definitely recommend checking out this movie since it was pretty interesting. If you are interested in watching it then it is available on Netflix and is about a little over an hour long.

So if you decided to watch it comment down below on your thoughts and also do so if you’ve already seen it.

~Shay Taree

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Technology Downtime!

Published April 9, 2019 by Shay Taree

So a lot of times on YouTube I will watch videos where people discuss their nighttime routines or self-care routines and a lot of times they mention technology downtime.

Technology downtime is pretty much having some time before bed where you don’t engage with technology such as your phone, game system, tv, etc. Usually people use this time to read a book or journal so that going to bed is a relatively easy process or just so that they can think about things.

I honestly have yet to practice this. I am literally addicted to my phone. I mean I’m typing this up on my phone while sitting at my desk for work. I’m on it constantly so when I think of not engaging with it I start to sometimes get anxiety I guess. I started to realize that I use my phone for everything such as playing games and sometimes for even self-care but I know that it’s not healthy and social media plays havoc on my mental health.

So my question is if you currently practice downtime with technology what helps you? What do you do during that time and how long do you do it a day? 1 hour? 30 mins? Several times a day? Comment down below and let me know since I’m pretty interested in trying to do this.

~Shay Taree

Vision Boards!

Published April 4, 2019 by Shay Taree

I know that the big thing that everyone likes to talk about and make are vision boards. I’ve never created an actual vision board but I did decide to create a digital one using Pinterest.

I decided to try creating one after doing some research via YouTube and hearing from other youtubers that they created one and I decided to try it out. Now most youtubers I saw made an physical vision board involving a poster board, magazines, etc. I decided to try and do one digitally because well I didn’t have any magazines or other materials that they mentioned.

But I guess my main question is have any of y’all made a vision board? What was your experience and will you do it again? I think one thing that I need to get better about is looking at my digital vision board more often. So comment down below and let me know.

~Shay Taree

Positive Self Talk!

Published April 2, 2019 by Shay Taree

I decided to make a blog post on positive self talk because I feel like it’s something so many of us don’t do very often. I can honestly say that I don’t do this as often as I should. Whenever I start to feel sad, depressed, or anxious I start to think and say things to myself that aren’t true. For example I may say that I deserve to be alone, that I’m not pretty, that I’m not successful, I don’t have any friends etc.

Usually once I’m out of this mood I don’t think these things anymore but I wonder if there is a way to reverse this thinking before it starts. I feel like so many of us don’t stop this talk until we feel better about ourselves.

I know that one thing I did for a while was writing the things I liked about myself on a piece of a paper and taping it to the back of my door. Then I also wrote in marker on a mirror I had a list of things I was with positive words and then a things I was not with words that were negative such as greedy, unemotional, and jealous.

These things were definitely helpful for a time but now I look for other options. So what I usually do now is read affirmations via Pinterest or I journal. But I’m always looking for more.

So what do you do for yourself that promotes more positive self talk and how do you combat negative self talks? Comment down below and let me know.

~Shay Taree

My Mental Health!

Published April 1, 2019 by Shay Taree

So for today’s post I decided not to do a video due to really struggling with my mental health. This last week was a huge struggle when it came to my anxiety and my depression.

I just felt so overwhelmed with everything that was going on in my life and so many changes. Plus one of the major things I struggle with is feeling like I don’t fit in or like people are talking about me. I’ve always dealt with people not liking me especially as a kid and it’s something that has always hurt me. I always try to tell myself that I should continue to be myself but I still struggle with accepting myself.

For a while I actually thought of taking a mental health day at work but I ultimately decided not to. I just felt guilty thinking of calling in to work and I really wanted to be around family but many of them were going to be working as well. But I also felt a lot better after going through the weekend.

To help with my mental health this weekend I talked to my dad a lot and just really let him know what I was feeling. I also took the time to do a journal prompt and ultimately just did a lot of writing. Overall my mental health is something I’m still working on and something that I’m still struggling with. Sometimes I don’t know what else to do. But I know that it will get better.

But what do you you guys do for your mental health? Also what advice do you have for me and what I could try to work on self love and also my confidence since I struggle with that. I would love to read your comments and I hope that you all have a great week.

~Shay Taree

Morning Routines

Published March 25, 2019 by Shay Taree

For this weeks video on Self care I decided to talk about morning routines. Mostly I’m discussing why I have a morning routine and also what my morning routine consists of. So comment down below on if you have a morning routine and what your favorite part is. Plus feel free to comment down below any ideas that you have for future videos.

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Talking About Routines: Morning & Night!

Published February 19, 2019 by Shay Taree

Now to be completely honest I love having a morning and night routine. Well I try my best to keep up with one. The main reason why is I love being able to have things in order and just having a set schedule makes things so much easier for me.

I promise it is like clockwork for me although there are moments where I do stick to it due to life in general or just something going wrong. In the mornings it’s me getting caught up with something that’s on YouTube. At night it’s me just being too lazy to put on my pajamas. Also a lot of times in both instances it can be me getting distracted by what’s on my phone.

This is why in the mornings I have downtime turned on so that my social media’s are blacked out and unable to be used. I also get really interested in watching other people’s morning routines on YouTube.

Trust me I know this can sound weird but this has really been helpful for me. Sometimes it gives me information on how routines are beneficial and sometimes it’s helps to give me ideas on what I can integrate into my routines.

Some of these things include meditating, having downtime for my social media’s, journaling, drinking water in the mornings, and also exercising. I realized doing some of these things in the morning and some at night made me more energized, focused, and productive.

So now I want to know if you have a morning or night routine? If not would you like to start one? Why or why not? Comment down below with your answers. Also I definitely recommend searching on youtube morning or night routines.

~Shay Taree