BEATING BLUE MONDAY + MY TIPS

18 January 2019


January can be quite a difficult month after the holidays and just a lot of grey and dark days in general. On Monday the 21st it’s actually Blue Monday, which supposedly is the most depressing day of the year. I can relate because I remember a couple of years ago feeling super down on this so called Blue Monday. However I am determined to make my Monday less blue this year, so I thought it would be fun to share how I am beating the most depressing day of the year - or just any other day of the year where I feel a bit depressed, meh and down.

MY BLOG VISION FOR 2019

16 January 2019



Last year, 2018, did not feel like a good year for my blog. It was one of those years where I was putting most of my creativity and energy into uni assignments and writing my dissertation. This meant that I felt like I barely had time left to also come up with writing blog posts. I felt creatively restricted when it came to my blog, but since I finally feel like I have a bit more time to breathe and focus on my blog, I already have so many creative blog posts ideas.

LIVING AT HOME AT UNIVERSITY

14 January 2019



Today I wanted to talk about something that has really been on my mind lately. It all started because of a conversation I had with my brother a couple of weeks ago. One thing led to another and that conversation got me thinking about whether I missed out on certain experiences because I was still living at home instead of on my own or in a house with other students.

Back when I started university in September of 2014 I was so sure of studying in a different city than my hometown. I live in one of the bigger cities here in The Netherlands and was determined to study in a different city to also move into that city. Three weeks into my course I had panic attacks every day and I had no personality left. I felt horrible, which is why I decided to quit studying at that university. In February of 2015 I decided to start studying again, but stay in The Hague, which is where I live. At that time it made no sense for me to move out as I only lived 30 minutes away from university.

BEAUTY DISCOVERIES OF 2018

11 January 2019


This past week has really been all about reflection for me personally. Now that I have handed in all of my assignments for university, I feel like I finally have a bit more time on my hands to really look back on 2018 and sit down to write about a couple of beauty, or mostly skincare products that really stood out to me in 2018 and helped clearing up my skin.

In the beginning of 2018 my skin was having quite a rough time. I remember really struggling with it quite a lot. This actually led to me completely changing up my routine, which I am now super happy with and really help control my acne.

MY SELF-CARE GOALS FOR JANUARY

9 January 2019



Last week I already talked you through a couple of goals I set myself for this year. Besides setting those goals for myself on a yearly basis, I also wanted to set a couple of goals in January. As you might know last year, especially December was super busy and stressful for me. This stressful time has left me feeling extremely exhausted, which made me think it’s so important to make self-care a goal in January.

The root of me feeling, first stressed and now exhausted is university. I already talked about my dissertation a bit on the blog and if you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that I handed in my dissertation on Monday. So after quite a stressful 9 months, I finally feel like I can spend a bit more time on taking care of my mind and my body to rest. So my goal of January is to take care of myself. I already have a couple of mindful activities in mind that I am really hoping to be doing this month, as well as the rest of the year.