Self-Care

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Loving & Accepting Yourself!

Published October 22, 2019 by Shay Taree

So one of the things that I’ve been struggling with has been with me not caring about what people think and also learning that I can’t please everyone.

It’s not really my friends I have the issue with it’s mostly family that I’m still having this issue with. I’ve always struggled with trying to make one individual in my family happy but I’m learning that it just isn’t possible. Trying to do this has been causing me so much stress and also for me just to be generally unhappy. It’s caused me to not love myself and to not be happy with who I am. Plus it’s caused me to compare myself to others in my family since sometimes their accomplishments can be thrown in my face which makes me feel inadequate.

But I’m saying no more! I’ve been listening to a lot of different people that I admire and learning so much about myself and how to just love myself. Plus I’ve been working with a therapist to sort through these issues. Most of these issues stem from childhood so I know that it’s going to take time for me to work on these issues and not feel this way.

The main thing I’ve been watching on YouTube is a lot of Marvel interviews and specifically their panel interviews. The one person I’ve been watching the most is Sebastian Stan’s since he gives a lot of great advice and says a lot of inspirational things. It’s really helpful and has definitely inspired me to be more and not to worry about others that don’t bring anything special into my life.

I know that many people would keep things like this hidden but I don’t mind sharing since I hope that it can help others. Plus to show others that I’m not always a happy puppy but I’m getting through my issues and sadness one day at a time. I also want to show people that there is hope and that you don’t have to struggle with these issues alone. I also like to keep track of my progress and see where I’ve been and just how far I’ve come. For some reason I find this to be fulfilling and inspiring during those dark time’s that many of us go through.

So I hope that this brings hope to someone and that you love yourself! Also show others love since you don’t know what others are going through. Things are going to be okay and I know that all of you will succeed and be happy.

~Shay Taree

Motivational Monday: Mindfulness Routine!

Published October 21, 2019 by Shay Taree

So I’m finally back with a new motivational Monday video and I felt really good recording this video. I hope you guys enjoy it and decide to come out with your own mindfulness routine.

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Monday Motivation: Taking Breaks!

Published October 14, 2019 by Shay Taree

I know that usually on Monday’s I record a motivational Monday video but this Monday I decided to do a blog post. This was because on Thursday I announced that I wouldn’t have a video for Saturday or Monday due to needing a mental break.

On that day on Thursday I definitely wasn’t feeling my best mentally and was not feeling up to recording a video. Actually I wasn’t feeling up to doing anything. I didn’t want to work out and all I really wanted to do was just sit on my bed and just cry. I was sad and just overall not happy.

How I decided to spend my night instead was by reading some fanfiction, watching some marvel interviews with the actors, daydreaming, and just overall doing what makes me happy. During when I have these moments I definitely want to just be in my room and curl up on my bed and do nothing. Sometimes I will also isolate myself which I know isn’t good. But also during this time I also really want to be around those in my life that I really love and care about. Usually this is my mom or dad because I know that they love me.

I also used this weekend to really work on myself and just enjoy my weekend. I’m honestly glad that I took this weekend off for a mental break. It really did help me and it put a lot of things in perspective for me.

So I definitely recommend taking a break when you can and just using the time to relax. It will definitely do you wonders and it will help you to feel a lot better and refreshed when it is time to go back to reality.

So what do you like to do to take a break? How do you like to spend your days when you need a mental break?

~Shay Taree

What Are You Thankful For?

Published September 12, 2019 by Shay Taree

I can’t exactly remember if I’ve wrote about this before but if I have then I’m sorry. But if not then I hope that you enjoy this post.

The main reason why I chose this topic is because I’m sure that you see everywhere people talking about that you should be thankful for what you have. People also say a lot that you should have a grateful heart.

For me this is something that I’ve been taking seriously for the past 6 months. Every morning I write down 5 things that I’m grateful for. This could be something small or something large. Honestly the list is endless and it’s an amazing practice.

For me I’m thankful for how creative I can be, being able to move my body, my family, my friends, and so many other things. Writing down the things I’m thankful for everyday has really changed my perspective on a lot of things. It’s also helped me to realize that I have a lot to be thankful for and I need to try and stop striving for more when I can even appreciate what I already have.

Overall I definitely suggest you try this practice. You don’t have to write down 5 things you could write only 3 things if you like. I also suggest that you really dig deep about things your thankful for, and as a challenge try to write different things everyday.

So what are you thankful for? If you like you can comment down below something that your thankful for. I would love to read them.

~Shay Taree

Has Your Hobby Positively Influenced Your Life?

Published September 10, 2019 by Shay Taree

When I saw this question online I figured that this would be a great topic since for me it’s definitely a yes.

Before I literally just watched anime because it was something that I enjoyed but now it’s turned into much more than that. Anime has caused me to branch out and do things that I never thought that I would do.

Because of anime it’s caused me to start a YouTube channel and blog talking about it which is something I didn’t think I would do. Pursuing those things is something that I never thought was possible because I didn’t know what to talk about. But now it’s opened up so many opportunities such as podcasts, meeting some of my favorite voice actors, and of course meeting so many new friends in this community.

It’s also helped me make friends outside of the online community. I didn’t realize that so many of my friends liked anime and now I have other friends to go to cons with.

Another thing that it helped me out with is confidence in not caring what people think about my hobby. Plus it’s also helped me to embrace the other hobbies that I’ve learned to enjoy such as self care, reading, and also other nerdy topics like comic books and video games.

So have any of your hobbies positively influenced your life? Comment your answer and I’m very interested in reading what you all have to say.

~Shay Taree

Working Out/Exercising!

Published July 23, 2019 by Shay Taree

So I know that I made a post recently about how I want to start working out more and also trying to eat healthy. Well I started doing that slowly but surely.

So far what I’ve been making sure to do is to drink a lot of water. I have a 32oz hydro flask so I’ve been making sure that I drink that entirely at least once a day if not more. As far as food is concerned I’ve been trying my best to lower if not cut out completely sugar. I have a huge sweet tooth so this has been difficult for me but I’m trying.

When it comes to working out so far I’ve been working out 5 days a week for 15-30 mins a day. I work out in the mornings when I get up and once again in the evening once I get home from work. I actually found a workout on Pinterest which is what I’ve been following. I’ll have the picture below!

This is the workout that I mostly do in the evenings and then in the mornings I try to do squats, crunches, jumping jacks, or just some stretching. It really depends on how I’m feeling.

Overall that’s what I’ve really been doing and it’s been working well. This has also really been helping me with anxiety since it gets my extra energy out.

Also I will be sure to keep you guys updated on my progress as well as other things that come to my mind. Plus feel free to comment down below anything that you would like me to discuss.

~Shay Taree

Motivational Monday: Let’s Talk About Meditation!

Published July 1, 2019 by Shay Taree

So one of the things that I’ve been doing on my self-care journey is by meditating. So why not use this time to discuss it. So check out the video to know more and comment down below if you’ve ever tried meditating.

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