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Hi I'm Shazie, a mindset + self-love coach ♥ I'm a West Coast-turned-East Coast girl, so naturally I'm conflicted between Dunkin vs Starbs. Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you stick around♥
5 Tips on Setting Boundaries (& Why It's Important!)
I haven’t posted in almost a month. Wow, I’ve been in such a creative rut. Honestly, it has been hard for me to stare at my laptop all day WFH and then finding time to simply type. Writing has always kept me calm, so you can imagine what thoughts have been going through my head these past few weeks. This past month though, I’ve learned a few things that have personally helped me stay sane during social distancing.
So I decided to get out of my creative rut, and share what has worked personally for me in hopes of maybe helping you out (if needed!) –
So I didn’t buy a planner for 2020. Instead, I am using a random planner I got from work. It’s not pink and fluffy, but it gets the job done esp. with my colorful pens. My Feb-Mar months were pretty empty, so I decided to jump start it again. I’m scheduling in workouts, reading time, TV time, FaceTime/Zoom chats, etc. I’ve always relied heavily on structure, so I knew I needed to keep this going. I also started organizing my closet (well mainly putting my winter clothes away).
I’ve been FaceTiming my family a lot more and some close friends from home. We’d either chat or watch a show together. It’s nice having that sense of comfort esp. when I’ve been living alone for the past few weeks. Plus, I do not want to lose my socializing skills post-COVID 😛
I’ve recently purchased a couple of books from a local bookstore with the intent of supporting small businesses while also reaching my reading goals for the year. I’ve very proud to be on Book #3 this year esp. since I only read one last year LOL. Right now, I’m reading Jessica Simpson’s Open Book for my friend/podcaster Milana‘s bookclub (which I highly recommend!). Next up on my list are: Red, White, and Royal Blue, and The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
It has been a bit difficult to get fresh air lately due to Boston’s unpredictable weather, but I started taking advantage of sunny-yet-chilly days. It’s important that I breathe in fresh air AND get Vitamin D. Someone on a work call said our homes weren’t meant to be lived in 24/7, and that resonated with me.
While I haven’t been blogging, I recently started looking up graphic design lessons. I really enjoy designing things and wanted to learn more about Adobe Creative Suite (ie. InDesign and Illustrator), so I hope to launch more projects sometime in the near future. Plus, this helps me stay away from my phone. There is nothing wrong with being on Netflix or on the phone all the time, but this helps me limit my consumption of unwanted stressful content. I kept comparing myself to #QuarantineQueens with luscious long curls, so I knew I needed to monitor my usage.
Okay, I have to applaud all the Gen Z’s on TikTok. I created an account to watch funny little snippets, and while I hate to admit, I actually enjoy it. I don’t think I’ll be partaking in any dance challenges soon (I mainly post tutorials bc I am not that funny/creative), but I love watching people’s creativity soar at this time. Sometimes it’s just nice to simply let go and just be, so I appreciate TikTok’s content right now.
I started reorganizing my boards on Pinterest. It’s amazing all the things you can find on there! You don’t need to have a bunch of followers on there tbh. I create boards for my own preference and has helped my creative side at this time.
& that’s it! These are just a few ways that have been helping me out. Hope you all are staying sane and well, and please don’t hesitate to reach out on here or IG. I’m one DM away!