Living With Depression & Self Doubt

Today I wanted to be extremely raw with myself and whoever reads this. Since this is mental health awareness month I wanted to share a bit of my story.

Sometimes I find it really easy for me to write. Other times I struggle with even finding the first few words. I like to think of myself as a pretty open book, I’m good at letting myself be vulnerable and I’m learning to be more present with my emotions. I also like to think I don’t often give a shit how others view me, as their thoughts and opinions don’t define me and my reality. However, I’ve been finding that I hold myself back a lot and have had to ask myself why. I often don’t fully execute ideas and projects to my full ability. I know I could if I tried maybe just another 25% harder but I don’t.

So why don’t I? After some time looking inward I’ve come to the conclusion that somewhere deep down I must have a fear of failure and probably do care a little bit what others think of me if I don’t succeed. This stems from my history of depression. I’ve never been one to get anxiety that often but I’ve been struggling with manic depression from as far back as 11 years old.

The good news is, since I’ve become more aware of this I’ve been letting myself stay in my feelings and my “episodes” for a few minutes, and really just surrender to it. Sometimes I’ll fucking sob on the floor and lose my damn mind. It can get pretty lonely when you’re in that dark place.

But one thing resonates with me… Yes I have depression and it cannot be changed. But I’m aware I live with it and I CAN change my thoughts on the byproducts of the emotions. The byproducts being that feeling of failure and what others think of me. Here’s the thing though… PSA: These negative thoughts you experience aren’t yours! You are conditioned over the years of your life and fed these soul sucking thoughts by external sources.

Other people may have said or done things to you and put those thoughts in your head and now you believe them. Well don’t because they truly aren’t yours to begin with!! The sooner you realize that and diminish these EXTERNAL thoughts you’ll be able to control your INTERNAL growth!

Since I was actually able to get the courage to share this, I’ll be diving deeper into my history with my mental illness and writing more about my experiences with it.

This also stemmed from me stoping my podcast…I was afraid I’d fail and afraid what people would say, was I good enough? Was it boring? Do I sound dumb? But honestly fuck it. I’m doing it for the 1% out there that may need to hear what I have to say. If I can help just one person suffering from any mental illness then it’s worth it to be judged. That being said… I made a new episode. Go check it out, or don’t. But either way spread some love and compassion today. You never know who needs it.
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Moon Milk: The Latest IG and Pinterest Trend Hitting Your Feed.

I’m sure you guys have heard and seen alllllll about this new moon milk trend popping up on your feed. Those creamy whites, golden glows, and fluffy pretty pinks. What are they exactly? Um hello they are the best thing like ever! I usually make my little concoction before bedtime to help me sleep, hence why they named it moon milk; BUT I’m also an avid day time consumer as well.

What’s in it?

Moon Milk consists of your choice nut milk beverage, warmed-up and then infused with herbs and spices. It can be garnished with edible flowers, spices, herbs, or a pip of honey.

Moon Milk supposedly came from Ayurvedic medicine, a centuries-old holistic healing system, and features several Ayurvedic ingredients, such as turmeric and ashwagandha, a plant said to have anti-inflammatory properties.

So does it actually help with sleep?

The ashwagandha in some moon milk, helps with promoting a calm peaceful state of well-being, as well as the tumeric may lower inflammation, which can create a sense of calm before bedtime. Depending on what spices and herbs you’re putting in it and their benefits, moon milk may or may not help you achieve a more zenful, peaceful slumber. I’d say it’s more likely the ritual of a warm beverage that helps aid relaxation but either way these colorful, frothy potions are delicious and totally worth trying.

I’m all about my routines and rituals so if you’re like me and like to wind down and have a special step by step process, try including one to your bedtime routine. add your favorite adaptogen and start counting those sheep!

How to make:

So I have two routes for you because as per usual I’m all about harmony. Although both are easy and quick I’m going to give you the fast and faster ways to make these babies. The Golden Tumeric Latte is the recipe for today. Gluten free, Vegan, Dairy Free.

Option one (from scratch):

Ingredients- 1Cup Coconut Milk (or nut milk of choice)
-1 tablespoon Honey or Maple Syrup for vegan
-1 teaspoon Ground Turmeric
– 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
-1/4 teaspoon Ginger

Instructions-

Combine all ingredients in a small pot over medium heat.

Heat for 10-15 minutes while whisking occasionally. Do not bring mixture to a boil.

Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Or, cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a blender, add ice and blend until frothy, iced latte.

Option two (instant packet):

Ingredients- 1 Cup of Coconut Milk (or water for even quicker latte)

1 package of Foursigmatic Golden Tumeric Latte

Instructions- Same as above, stir milk until warm OR boil water.

Pour into cup.

Add packet to cup, stir, enjoy! Super quick, super simple and mega yummy!

*For extra creamy heaven I turned coconut milk into whipped cream and added a scoop of that into the instant packet/water. Hence why this one wasn’t as golden.

Now let’s talk about Foursigmatic. I discovered this brand back in January while I was looking for a coffee alternative. After stumbling upon this brand I fell absolutely in love with their hot cocoa mix (more in depth blog to come on all their different kinds soon).

After trying a few and looking more into their background and brand I was hooked. I literally do not let my kitchen go unstocked with this stuff!

This mushroom based company hails all the way from Finland and they do not disappoint. Even if you hate mushrooms you’ll love Foursigmatic. Their teas, coffees, elixirs, and even edible beauty products do not taste like our weird little contorted alien shroomy friends. They do however give you all the benefits!

Mushrooms and adaptogens are some of the world’s most nutritious foods. But they get shiit(ake) on constantly for fickle taste opinions.
Even if they’re not your cup of tea, you’ll be amazed by how easy and delicious adding ‘shrooms to your favorite daily drinks can be. Whether you’re a black coffee, latte, hot cacao, or tea person, we have a drink made for you.

The Golden Latte contains, Organic shiitake mushroom (500mg) organic turmeric, organic tulsi, organic ginger, organic black pepper, organic stevia, organic coconut palm sugar, and organic coconut milk powder.

It is also vegan, paleo, gluten free, and caffeine free.

For more info on Foursigmatic go to http://www.foursigmatic.com and be sure to follow them on Instagram @foursigmatic for all the shroomy goodness!

Happy Moon Milkin’!!

My top 8 new favorite finds – Vegan & gluten free!

Guys this gluten free, almost vegan thing ain’t no joke! For someone who loves the convenience of a one stop shop, this definitely hasn’t been easy. So here I am today now shopping at a few different places because god forbid every brand be in one spot. (Note these are things I’ve found here in Canada)

I wanted to make a list of some of the great finds I’ve scored lately and where to get them so I can save you the headache! I wish future me thought of this so it was already written and present me didn’t have to fuck around and do it herself..myself? Whatever. You get the point. Ok so here goes it!

Meat aka Veat:
Upton’s Naturals Jackfruit- The few I’ve found come in BBQ, Thai Curry, and Original. I haven’t tried the Original yet as I like a lil extra flavor already on my JF. Ok so I’m now a HUGE fan of jackfruit. I tried it for my first time at Surf City Blitz Festival in Huntington Beach and since then I can’t not have this in my fridge.
https://uptonsnaturals.com
Vegan, Gluten Free and non GMO
Found at Nature’s Fare and Choices Market

Gardein Ground Beef- I use to like the Yves brand best for ground beef (still like, it’s just now in second place). This brand however, I prefer better! They also have a massive product selection. Fake chicken, fishless filets, crabless crab cakes, even sweet and sour porkless bites! I’ll definitely be trying many of these soon.
https://www.gardein.com
Vegan, Gluten Free, Non GMO
Found at Nature’s Fare, Choices Market and Superstore

CHEEZ:
Daiya Dairy Free Shredded Cheese- I’ve tried both kinds, mozzarella and cheddar, mostly for vegan sauces to add some thickness but have since then tried it in a few dishes and I must say for someone who’s an insane real cheese freak, I actually am quite surprised by this stuff. Melts just like real cheese and has the same texture and flavor when mixed into your dish. Their website even has a ton of recipes to try with their various items and I’m LIVING for them!
http://www.daiyafoods.com
Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free
Found at Nature’s Fare, Superstore, Save-On and Choices Market

Spread Em Kitchen Co- Alright everyone, stop what you’re doing and go get this stuff like NOW. To date, my all time favorite Cheez substitute, like ever! I’ve only tried the Jalepeno Lemon and Chive & Garlic, and both are straight fire. The creamy texture is perfect for dipping, spreading (hence the name which is already hilarious and clever) and sauces. I’ve made ranch dip out of them and they are just so bomb. Another Canadian company that is a new staple in my fridge. MUST TRY! Their site has some tasty recipes as well.

Home


Vegan, Non GMO, Soy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo
Found at Nature’s Fare

Snacky Snacks:
Hippie Snacks Califlower Crisps- OMFG I randomly stumbled upon these delicious little fuckers while on a road trip to the middle of nowhere and they blew my mind. A) how did I not know these existed and B) where can I get a lifetime supply?! Simple as they sound, just Califlower crisps with some sea salt. Perfect lil road bites.

Cauliflower Crisps


Non GMO, Gluten Free, Plant Based
Found these at Nesters Market, can also order them online thru Amazon

Noble Jerky Teriyaki- When I use to eat meat beef jerky was a stable after I had too many hits from the bong (half kidding). Since I haven’t eaten it in years or bong hoots for that matter I kind of forgot how good it was. This was another random find at Winners in their check out lane and I’m hooked!! Tastes exactly like what I think I remember beef jerky tasted like.
Vegan, Non GMO, Soy based

Home


Found at Winners and Nature’s Fare, also sold online

True North Gluten Free Baked Is Best Crackers- Alright these are a Game Changer! I’ve found it so hard to find gluten free snacks with little, if none, sugar added that still tasted great and these exceeded my expectations. Not only that but they’re made right here in BC!! WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER! I’m such a needy B when it comes to crunchy snacks, like I have a serious issue when I crave salt. I’m more of a savory than sweet girl you know? So not being able to eat chicks has been super lame. But now that I have these I eat them like everyday. So good for dipping in hummus or cashew cheez spread (specifically the one I mentioned above).
Gluten Free, Non GMO, Vegan, Corn Free
Found at Nature’s Fare

Extras:
Red Mill Nutritional Yeast- So far I’ve only used this stuff in sauces but I’m going to stop being a chicken and add it just raw and sprinkled onto some veggies and popcorn like it suggests. It really adds a nice savoury almost smokey cheesy flavor to sauces! Again this brand has recipes on their site as well.
http://www.bobsredmill.com
Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo
Found at Superstore, Nature’s Fare, Save-On, Choices Market, IGA, and Urban Fare

Baked jackfruit and rice w/ vegan buffalo sauce

Alright this Daiya cheese faze I’m in is seriously unreal. WHO WOULDA THUNK?! I love my damn cheese but I think I can get use to this fake Cheez vegan thing guys 😏

Made this the other night and was not disappointed.

So I used the Upton’s Naturals Jackfruit- Thai Curry Sauce. You can google how to prepare jackfruit from scratch or use pre packaged which I like because, helloooo convenience!

Heat up a tbsp of coconut oil, cook jackfruit in pan with chickpeas for 5-8 mins.

I used brown rice and only cooked for half the time. Drain, Add to baking dish with jackfruit and chickpeas.

1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup Frank’s (or preferred buffalo sauce)
2 tbsp coconut oil or vegan butter
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 tbsp maple syrup (can use raw honey)
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp paprika
1/2 cup daiya shredded cheese

Put all other ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Taste test if it’s spicy enough for you and add more buffalo sauce if needed. Pour over rice, chickpeas and jackfruit, mix together.

Bake uncovered on 350f for 20 mins. EASY PEASY! Hope you enjoy this dish as much as I did.

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The eye-opening, essential journey to a healthy mind, body and soul part 1

Do you have stomach issues and are sick of modern medicine failing you? Because for as long as I can remember I’ve been suffering and wasn’t given specific answers until recently.

When I was about 17 I started to notice I would feel ill throughout the day, from that age until just a month ago (I’m 31 now). I was in and out of the doctors office. I had blood test after blood test, ultrasounds, full physicals, pretty much everything the doctor would send me for that he was able to.

Now call me a baby, but getting my blood sucked out of me like I’m a vampires steak dinner, with zero answers back is not my idea of a good time. So you can imagine how frustrating it was to go through the process and continuesly get let down.

I was tired, my skin was always breaking out, my hair was falling out, and my body and mind knew something was wrong. Alas, all my tests would come back and I was text book healthy.

After many excuses and sleepless nights, something just clicked. Why was I deliberately letting myself feel this way? How many days, weeks, months have I wasted feeling ill. I was putting my health last. How could I justify spending $100 on lash extensions every 5 weeks and not investing in my health. Seems stupid when I say it out loud LOL That’s when I made the appointment.

Your health and life are the most important. Without a clear and optimimal mind, body and spirit, you truly cannot succeed and get the things you want out of life. Starting the journey and making that consult was the best choice I’d made in years.

At my first appointment we went over my health history, what I’ve had done (testing wise), a bit of my family history. My life and some possible stressors, and of course my diet. What kind of garbage was I putting in my precious vessel. It’s funny how often you look at food and packaging and think because it has the key words “organic, gluten free, fat free” that it’s good for you…wrong. I’m a very adamant label reader now btw.

The doctor gave me a week long food journey to track my meals, what I ate, when I ate it, condiments, water and other liquid intake, and even my sleeping patterns and how long I slept.

Next we talked about the testing. I opted to get the Chemistry Panel blood test instead of the food allergy test. I had heard the food allergy test was great but for me personally we had discussed that my issues were steming from my gut, leaky gut syndrome to be exact. The food allergy test would indeed let me know what not to eat but not why it was affecting me. The Chem Panel however would tell me everything.

And with that, an open mind and open heart to properly healing myself, I was off. Off to get more blood tests but this time with some answers.

We take for granted the life we are given so often. The focus on the immediate image of ourselves becomes priority. Hair, nails, makeup, clothes. Making sure we look great on the outside but forgetting about our insides. It all starts with what’s inside. It’s true what they say, you are what you eat. Was what I was putting in my body and on my body slowly deteriorating me? I needed change. I wanted change.

I left that appointment knowing this journey was going to take patience, dedication, discipline and self belief.

Test results and more coming soon in part 2. ❤️

Gluten free vegan alfredo sauce.

So I never once in my life considered being vegan and that’s mainly because I FUCKING LOVE CHEESE! And to be fair I’m pescatarian so I’m kinda close right? Well that changed just a few weeks ago. I wanted to get to the root of all my stomach and health issues (seperate blog touching more on that soon). So I started seeing a naturopath that put me on a new lifestyle change, I say that because I don’t prefer the term “diet”.

With this new change comes the no no’s…no dairy, no wheat, no nightshade veggies, no coffee, no alcohol (tragic I know), no white anything (rice, potatoes, sugar etc). I never realized how much I actually cooked with and incorporated both wheat and some dairy into my meals.

So with that, it was time to get creative. I got the pass from both the husband and child so that’s all I needed to hear! But not to toot my own friggen horn, it was pretty gosh damn good. So here it goes!

1 cup of coconut milk (use canned for thicker/full fat)
1 cup vegetable broth
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp basil
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp 3 onion mix- epicure brand
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp almond flour (can use any flour you choose, no reg white though)
1/2 cup daiya shredded cheese (can use any vegan Parm cheese to thicken up sauce if you don’t like using corn starch)
Himalayan pink salt and pepper to taste

Brown rice fettuccine noodles

I used mushrooms, broccoli and green beans mixed with some meatless ground beef (I love the gardein brand!).

1. Since this sauce doesn’t take too long I started the noodles and veg right away. I don’t think I need to explain how to boil noodles. If you arent sure how to boil noodles but are trying out cooking vegan sauce I vote you go back and learn noodles first LOL. Use 1tbsp coconut oil in pan, or grape seed oil if you don’t like the taste of coconut. Cook veggies, add veef….jk I don’t think I like that word. Just made it up but it sounds too much like queef so just exnay that.

2. Add 1tbsp coconut oil to sauce pan, add garlic and all spices and herbs. Fresh herbs are always better for more flavor but if you’re a triple B…broke babe on a budget then dried works just fine. Let cook for 1 min, stirring.

3. Add the liquids, nutritional yeast and flour. Let cook 8 mins.

4. Add daiya shredded cheese to thicken (or vegan Parm, or corn starch if you don’t give a shit about it being made from alien modified corn).

5. Watch that bitch cook and thicken for like an extra 5-7 mins. Add salt and pepper to taste. Can also add more spices if you taste it and it’s bland. I usually just dump a bunch in but I gave you average measurements.

Watch the video to see my cooking process. Then maybe decide if this recipe is for you 😂.

Happy Cookin’ Ya’ll!!!

5 Stunning products for self care sunday

Ahhhhh Sunday. The day we get to unwind and take a little bit of extra time to do fuck all. Or brunch with the girls, or shave your cats mats off her back (ok that was only like 3 times ever), or as some people cannot help but do…stress about it being Monday the next day. Well FUCK that last one!

No more stressful Sundays. No mopping around, waiting for your 6am Monday alarm. It’s time to use Sundays to your advantage to do some quality SELF CARE. Wether your fighting back the urge to puke up last night’s mistakes aka hungover, or as chipper as a squirrel on acid, you gotta take some YOU time! I like to read, bake (gluten free, sugar free, fun free for me but hey it works), and of course, face mask time!

I’ve put together my current favorite Self Care Sunday picks with a quick review on each 💕

LoveBeautyFoods Adaptogen Mask- Guys this brand is so great! This is another one of my “quick” trip to home sense finds! I stumbled upon this little beauty and couldn’t not buy. It’s a greyish powder mask that you mix with water to make a paste then apply. I’m too lazy to use a small bowl to mix so I mix it in the lid and put it on in the bath so it’s not as messy but it leaves my skin feeling so nice and tight afterwards. Made with gotu kola, reishi, and ashwagandha. These Adaptogens when used on your skin may act as a toner and help support your adrenal functions that help you adapt to stress. This Australian brand is definitely one to check out!

Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Blend- Face oils. My new never-to-be-skipped step in my skin care routine! I’m such a huge fan of anything rose right now! I put this oil on after my toner every single night and even in the mornings under my makeup if I need an extra dewy look and feel. It smells SO good and I’ll probably never not have this stuff on hand.

CocoKind Organic Rosewater Facial Toner- Ok this product itself will be getting it’s own review because holy fucking shit is it ever amazing. I literally use this every day and threw out my other brands of rosewater toner. This is ONE INGREDIENT k?! Simply just rose water! Zero anything added, unlike all the other toners I’ve ever tried. I use this in conjunction with witch hazel from the pharmacy and my skin loves me. You can even use this throughout the day as a skin refresher. It’s honestly so perfect I may as well marry it.

Kora Organics (by Miranda Kerr) Rose Quartz Luminizer- So the title says it all…made by a supermodel and does not disappoint. It’s actually a highlighter not a skin care product. I will admit I only bought it because the pretty packaging, the box is so cute and has rose quartz crystals on it and obviously I’m a sucker for anything crystal related. I was excited to try it however because I don’t have any cream highlighter. It’s light and a little goes a long way. I use it on my cheeks, brow bone and collar bone and its such a lovely dewy light shimmery princess pink. It’s definitely a more subtle highlight with beautiful pink undertones. Most likely will get the other colors to try as well! These are all made with/charged with crystals. Oh and this one has rose oil in it as well…WIN.

Last but not least because I saved the best for last…

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask- Lady Boner! Warning: your significant other will want to eat your face off zombie style if you put this on! This mask is my new all time favorite mask. The fresh feel and Watermelon scent is so undeniably good and it makes my skin so soft! I usually rub my face on my cats belly to get the same effect but this is almost better than that. I’m talking SOFT AF. It’s very light and cool, gel like that can be used as a 10 min mask or overnight. I personally use it over night as I’m not wasting this goodness on only 10 minutes. Worth every penny and I’ll be spending more pennies trying out all their other masks. 200% recommend!

I got my rose quartz roller from winners but will be purchasing a better one as I love using this in the am and pm to reduce puffiness in the face and smooth out the products I use.

Biotin- I take that shit everyday! Good for skin, hair and nails!

My pink spiral hair ties- If you have thick horse hair like moi and don’t like your hair being pulled unless it’s in the bedroom then go get yourself some of these. Can find at pretty much any drug store, beauty store etc.

Hope you guys found some new babies to try!! Leave me a comment of your fav go to’s!

Now go and get that glow girl! Happy Self Care Sunday!!

My social media awakening and how I conquered the dreaded hold of Instagram.

Ok guys, I’m going to try to make this short but knowing me that actually won’t happen and I will most likely ramble on so I apologize in advance.

Let me first start by saying HOLY FUCKING CAT SHIT is social media ever a headache! If only I had a dollar for every second I’ve wasted trying to piece together the shit show that has been the last few months of my life online. Now don’t get me wrong this story has a happy ending so over all I’m happy and content. Let’s rewind back to November.

It was just a normal day for me, posted my usual daily post with more than likely a smart ass caption that took me way too long to figure out. I kissed my cats a few million times, talked to my bird, annoyed my fiance. Totally normal stuff, until later in the day when I went to check my Instagram. Nothing. Logged out. Glitch in the Matrix? Possibly….but no it in fact was fucking not.

It actually took over half hour until I got the dreaded “your account has been disabled for violating terms” message. I panicked. Now I know it’s only social media and not real life but when you spend 6 solid years building an honest following…no bought followers etc, and when you make a living off your social media; it’s kind of hard to not worry about it.

So I appealed it, over 30 times since then if we are being honest. No response. Now, knowing in my heart I did nothing wrong as I’ve never posted anything that would violate terms, I figured I’d get it back so I vowed not to make a new account. Well 2 weeks later I caved. Made a new “backup account”, and here is where it gets nuts. A few weeks into this new account I reported a fake account using my photos. Then I got the notification “this account has been taken down for pretending to be someone else”…. I thought OH FUCKKK YA, one point for me. Wrong.

I then clicked on the notification and boom…logged out. Instagram deleted my account (again) INSTEAD of the fake one using my photos. Zero points for me. So flash forward now a few more weeks. My jewelry page (shameless plug, if you haven’t yet be sure to follow it on IG) was thriving. I was getting good exposure, lots of hits on my new site. Business as usual, I go to check my account….logged out. Fuck me right. This time it was hacked. Completely deleted and gone forever.

Now let’s rewind again and go back to when my first original account got deleted (I hope you’re still following) At this time I was really feeling down, depressed, uninspired and most of all I was already feeling like social media was sucking the life out of me. The constant pressure to make good quality posts and stay relevant was always weighing on me hard. I was working a job I wasn’t 100% sure of, I didn’t know what direction I wanted to go with that and if I wanted to seperate it from my Instagram. I was confused.

Through the months of November and December I stayed feeling this way, all of the social media bullshit was too much so I deleted my Facebook and tried to stay off of it all as much as I could. Some issues in my personal life were bothering me and I was at a very low point until after new years. I kept thinking why is all this bad shit happening to me? That’s when it hit me.

None of this was happening to me, it was happening FOR me. I wasn’t happy but I wasn’t changing because I was fighting the natural flow. The universe was sending me sign after sign and I was ignoring it because I was so far down, deep in my pool of self pity and deflection. All of these things were happening FOR me to clear space in my life for new, better things to come. I was literally being forced off social media. That time I had to myself was so nurturing and healing.

I was finally able to think clearly, to feel more, to be present, to look up into the fucking sky instead of into a tiny piece of soul sucking technology. It was short but it was so sweet. I got back into writing, editing, shooting, all the things I had been putting off because I was so absorbed into what I thought I had to post next, just for some superficial admiration from strangers.

I had the time to think about what my intention is for social media, what purpose I want to use it for and what direction, and message I want to give to people following. Posting because I felt I had to wasn’t making me happy. I used it like a drug, it was an addiction. I want to use it as a tool to connect with a community and of course a job I enjoy. We are given this platform, the internet; our gateway to everyone, everything, and anything and we let it control us.

Well FRIG THAT, not anymore. Being back on social media but with limited time has been so refreshing. Posting and putting my phone down without the urge to pick it up every 2 seconds is fucking RAD.

So guys, I want you to do this with me. TRY to consciously use your time online wisely. When you find yourself scrolling remind yourself to stop. Literally say in your head over and over “fuck off phone”. There’s a thing on most devices these days that can track your time on each app. Check it, you’ll be amazed and probably partly disgusted. I was anyways. Let’s get that number way way down!

Here’s a lil trick I do. Think of 3 positive words to describe yourself… Mine are ambitious, loyal and caring. Everytime you pick up your phone to check your socials think of those 3 words. Think of how much time you can spend off your phone really BEING those 3 words for yourself, your friends and fam. Repeat those words and use them as fuel to get shit done! Social media isnt everything but without spending so much time on it YOU can be everything you wish to be!

And with that im getting off line and going to work out and be present with the day!!

Xo Jenna