Staying Positive Throughout The Year

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
 
Whether you're stressing out or feeling down, it's important to stay positive throughout the year. I know when I'm stress, I get really anxious. Then my whole mood gets ruined and I get upset. But whether you have anxiety or not stress happens to everyone. At least that's what I thought. So I decided to share some ways to help stay positive and experience less stress for the year. These are things that help me and hopefully they help you too. Now I've mentioned some of these in other posts, but that just shows how much I find these ways a must try.
 
Writing In A Journal 
Writing has become a habit that I've enjoyed. This blog has helped me become a better writer. If you don't blog, writing in a journal is just as good. I remember when I was younger I used to have so many diaries. Especially if you enjoy creative writing, a journey is perfect. One day I want to write an ebook, so I'm working on that. 
 
Drawing
I know for drawing makes me happy. I always enjoy seeing other people's work. It's very inspiring and it's great to put positive energy into an art piece.
 
Exercising 
This is a great stress reliever and a way to live a healthier lifestyle. 
 
Listening To Music 
This is one of my favorite things to do to keep calm and relaxed. Enjoying some good upbeat music is one way to stay positive! Two of my favorite songs to listen to is Firework & Roar, by Katy Perry. 
These songs are uplifting and very motivating for me. 
 
Reading A Book 
Sadly I really don't read books, unless we're talking about magazines! But seriously I really want to start getting into books, because they can be relaxing. I've seen a lot of books on staying motivated, so that's great. 
 
Walking
Waking and listening to music is not only relaxing, but you feel happy and positive as well. Maybe that's just me. Well during the other seasons it's beautiful watching the flowers bloom or the colorful leaves  and the beautiful sunshine. Not so much for the winter. 

I hope you enjoyed reading and let me know what things you like to do to stay positive!

Favorite Winter Drink!

Saturday, January 14, 2017
 
My favorite drink for the Winter is got chocolate. I remember when I was younger I wanted to drink my hot chocolate in a mug, because that's what the people on tv did! I thought it was fancy and I always felt cool. Obviously when I make this popular winter drink, it comes from the box. You know when you open the box it's the little packages. It wasn't until some time ago when I made it from scratch, it wasn't my recipe though. Quite frankly this one isn't going to be either, don't judge me! I figured it was a more natural way of having hot chocolate, for me it doesn't matter but I know a lot of people don't really care for the processed version.

This recipe is something I found from the internet, it's very simple and easy. It's Martha Stewart's Hot Chocolate Recipe. When tell how easy it is, trust all you're doing is using about three ingredients. This recipe makes a container full, so you can use it for a while. This recipe is also simple because you can add whatever you like. If I were to add anything it would be marshmallows! I will list the ingredients at the bottom of you don't want to go to the site, but  I would recommend you do so. Martha Stewart has a lot of great recipes, especially her pound cake!
     
  • 3 1/2 cups sugar 
  • 2 1/4 cups cocoa 
  • 1 tablespoon table salt 
  • Whole milk for serving
Check out where I found this recipe! 


Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 1, 2017
 
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays. I can't believe it's 2017 already. I'm so grateful to see another year with everyone I care about and love! I have so many goals and plans for myself and I'm really excited for them. I've been thinking about all the plans I have for blog and for me as a person. This year is going to be different, because I'm not going to be so hard on myself. But I also realize that if I want something, I have to work hard for it. It's not just going to fall out of the sky for me. I'm so motivated for the new year. Although everyday is a fresh start, I feel like the new year makes it a clean slate. When you're trying to figure out life and all of the obstacles you're clueless on where to start. But I think I'm getting there, it's taking time but life is all about learning from mistakes and not making them again. Not to rush time, but this year will mark 5 years of blogging for me. But I feel like it's my first because this is a new beginning for me. It's still the same blog, but I've grown as a person. I'm learning to have fun with blogging and accepting me and my flaws. I decided on a more organized blogging schedule too, so that's a relief!
 
I'm a work in progress and although I don't expect everything to happen overnight, I'm hoping I can accomplish all my goals. Hopefully this world will see brighter days, despite everything that has happened with in the past couple of months. If you want to see change, then do something an it. This is indeed a true statement. I believe people should be treated equally and with respect. No one should feel ashamed or scared of who they are. This year should be filled with peace and happiness. I know everything can't always be rainbows and unicorns filled with sprinkles of positivity, but I'm hopeful. In a place filled with so much negativity having a positive attitude isn't going to make everything better, but it will give some light where darkness falls. You know I should write an ebook of positive messages. I know for me reading inspirational quotes help so much when I'm feeling down. So here's to 2017! A new year to dream big, live life to the fullest, love, stay positive and encourage everyone around you!

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