Thursday, 1 February 2018

Dancing Through Life's Lessons: Slay Your Day!

     Hello everyone. Can you believe it's already February? This year is slowly starting to pick up speed...and damn this semester is crazy. Due to mobility issues living in a house was very difficult for me since I am primarily always in my wheelchair on campus so I was able to move into one of the on campus apartments. I had a meeting about it on a Wednesday and I was moving in by that Friday which is absolutely nuts. It was so overwhelming, sudden, sad and stressful but I honestly felt so much better about it once I got everything settled. I might film an apartment tour sometime in the future.
     Anyways, there are a few things I wanted to talk to you all about. First of all, you may or may not have noticed that I'm only posting every other week. That is because I really need to focus on my academics, especially since I declared a minor in theatre (finally!) approximately four days before the semester began. I, of course, will continue to vlog and make traditional YT videos every week, as it's much easier for me to sit and talk in front of a camera, quickly edit and upload it, than it is for me to brainstorm, research, write, edit, proofread, add pictures etc for my blog post. Secondly, my "life lessons" series is taking a different turn. I will still write about important life lessons to learn every so often, but this series will primarily be the "lifestyle" portion of my blog. Which brings me to today's post. How to Slay Your Day.
     This post is kind of going along the lines of the Carpe Diem! post I did a while back as well as the post I did last month on how to look like you've got your shit together. This post are my top essential tips on how to make your morning rock. And in making your day start off right, even if the rest of your day goes downhill due to life, at least you had a good morning and hopefully a good morning will help you keep your head held high when life tries to bring you down. So let's get right into it.

1. Make Your Bed
It's said in psychology that if you make your bed first thing in the morning, you are more likely to be productively throughout the day. So go on...make your bed. And don't be lazy and make it by just throw the sheets and the comforter over your pillows. Make your bed properly and make it look nice, it'll guarantee to put a smile on your face later in the day.

2. Take a Shower
Taking a shower first thing in the morning will wake you up, especially if you're not a morning person. The heat of the water is invigorating and using a nice smelling body wash will wake you up and entice your senses. I recommend any citrus or fruity body wash. Herbal Essence has some great options.

3. Put lotion on
Again, waking up your senses is the perfect way thing to do in the morning. Your body needs moisture and putting on a thick lotion (preferably one that matches or goes well with your body wash). Trust me, your body will thank you for it later.

4. Get dressed
Wear something that makes you feel confident and comfortable. If you like dressing "up" every day, by all means, do it. I highly discourage you to wear just sweats and a random t-shirt. You'll feel lazy, you'll look lazy and people will treat you as such. If you want to slay your day and be treated better by people, dress up.

5. Drink 8oz of room temp water
Water wakes up the body. It revives all your internal systems and cells that were working so hard to heal you and keep you alive during the night. Plus hydration is important and hydration means clear skin.

6. Eat a nutritious breakfast
Just as hydration is important so is eating a nutritious breakfast. Food is fuel for your body and if you really want to slay your day, you must eat food. It can be as simple as yogurt, granola and fresh fruit. Even half a grapefruit and a cooked egg is good.

7. Skip the coffee
Your body produces the hormone cortisol which is one of the hormones that helps you sleep. Until about 9:30am, your body is still producing this hormone and downing a cup of coffee will definitely wake you up but it'll put your hormone levels out of balance and you'll have a caffeine crash later in the day. The optimal times to have coffee are between 9:30am - 3:00pm.

8. Remove social media
Social media takes up all of our time so don't get on the grindstone when you first wake up. Do all the things I talked about first before you check social media, it's not going anywhere, I promise.

I hope these tips helped you. If they did don't forget to give this post a +1 on Google+, like, share and comment and follow me on all my social media sites. See you all in two weeks!

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