Saturday, January 20, 2018

Four ways to relax your mind


Stress is a normal aspect of everyday life. These are some fun and easy ways to relieve stress and relax your mind. 

1) Do something creative


A great way to relax your mind is to get creative. Creativity allows your brain to escape from the stresses of daily life for a moment and focus on one thing. So, picking up a creative hobby that you can take on daily (for a few minutes to however long) is a great way to stay creative, inspired and stress-free. 

Look at life through a lens and try out photography. You can capture different little moments from your life and create a visual journal. Drawing is another option, just get yourself a sketchbook and sketch anything that comes to mind for a few minutes daily. Alternatively, you can always start painting which is a great way to boost your mood. 

2) Get your life together


I don't know about you, but I always find I'm most stressed when I have a million things on my mind. The best way to combat this feeling is through managing your time and getting organized. 

Start off your day by making a written list of the things that you need to complete at specific times throughout the day. This will relax your mind and help keep you organized because everything that was on your mind is now visually planned out.

Also, try to tackle the harder things on your to-dos first. So, that now you have gotten the more stressful work done and out of the way.  

3) Get your daily dose of Potassium


Eat a banana or any Potassium-rich snack to get your daily dose of Potassium. Potassium is a known mineral to regulate blood pressure. Healthy levels of Potassium within your system help reduce stress and anxiety. 

4) Listen to music and write creatively


Listening to any genre of music you love is known to boost endorphins in your brain. Endorphins are the "feel-good" chemicals in your brain and this helps to keep you relaxed and happy. So, create a playlist of your favorite songs and listen to this playlist whenever you're feeling stressed.  

My favorite playlists at the moment:

Write what's on your mind whether it's your feelings or dreams. It's an engaging way to clear your mind and get creative with your writing. Writing often can help you develop a writing style and writing creatively can help you with stress. Keeping a journal of your dreams, feelings, or daily activities is a fun way to clear your mind and have something to read and reflect on later.


These are just some of the fun and easy things I do to relax my mind, so I hope you found them helpful for you too!

Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in Lifestyle.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

2018 Fashion Trend Predictions


Hey Lovelies, we've officially started the new year in 2018 and I'm bringing you another fashion rundown! This fashion rundown is about my style and fashion trend predictions for 2018. Check out my last post on throwback fashion trends that are here to stay in 2018, because I'm adding to that with today's fashion rundown. 

Corduroy

This textured form of velvet will make its comeback in 2018. Corduroy is seen in so many different fashion pieces and styles. It's such a great fashion staple to incorporate into your winter wardrobe. 

Plastic and Vinyl 

The style and trends of the '70s are making their comeback. This year, plan to see a whole lot of plastic, patent and faux leather in many different styles everywhere. From '70s-inspired vinyl miniskirts to faux-patent leather field coats, this style will essentially be the frontline of fashion this year.


Buckled-Up Heels

Buckle shoes are one of the retro styles that is sure to make its comeback in 2018. There are so many styles and it's such a versatile statement piece that you can incorporate into your wardrobe and outfits.

Bold Mixed Prints

This year, a fashion statement you'll see is prints and lots of it. And the most popular print of the season is floral prints. Mixed-matched patterns and prints in bold and bright colors are bound to make the biggest fashion statements in 2018. The best way to rock this style is by wearing clothing pieces that have similar color tones.


Belt Bags

Belt Bags are basically a cuter version of fanny packs. They are being seen everywhere at the moment and can be worn as a crossbody or around the waist like a regular fanny pack.

Faux Fur Teddy Coat

A Teddy Coat is a style of a faux fur coat that mimics teddy bear fur. Teddy Coats will be the perfect and cozy fashion staple to have in your winter wardrobe this year.


Utility Style Jumpsuits

For my girls that love rompers and jumpsuits, this one's for you. This staple will be a big trend in 2018, and it's the Utility Style Jumpsuits. This style of the silhouette is inspired by the classic flight suit and comes in slouchy and boxy styles.

Nineties Branded Sweatshirt

The style and trends of the 90s were the frontlines of fashion in 2017, and it definitely looks like it will stay that way in 2018. From Hilfiger to Fila and Champion, the iconic nineties branded sweatshirts, t-shirts and hoodies are back and will be a dominant trend in 2018.


Statement Jewelry

Oversized statement jewelry was a trend in the eighties and nineties that will make its comeback in 2018. Bold statement jewelry, like statement necklaces or earrings, are a great way to accessorize your looks this year. Another statement fashion accessory that will make its comeback are tiny cat eye sunglasses. Tiny cat eye sunglasses will be the statement accessory for the Spring.

Colorful Stripes Print

Again, with the comeback of nineties fashion and style is the colorful stripes print. This 90's print is a little bit out there, however, if styled the right way will be A Look in 2018.


Lavender and Ultraviolet

Ultraviolet and the soft shades of lilac and lavender took over runways at the New York Fashion Week Summer/Spring 2018 shows. These will definitely become staple colors in the Spring of 2018.

 Leopard Print

You can start feeling all types of cheetahlicious as leopard print will make its comeback in 2018. This is such a cute print that can be styled in many unique ways.



Hope you enjoyed this rundown of my fashion trend predictions for 2018.

Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in fashion.