We live in a world where social media has become a way of life.
We use it for everything, everywhere and all the time. When used mindfully, it can be a very powerful tool. But it can also become a source of distraction, stress and anxiety. You may feel pressure to keep up with it, or get into unhealthy comparisons – and of course – it can be a big waste of time.
I think it is time to be very clear and mindful about how social media is affecting our lives and wellbeing. This is something I’ve been working on recently. I became very conscious of my own social media habits and made some changes to use social media more mindfully.
1. Tidy up your space!
Decluttering and creating a clean space really does boost your productivity. My best and most productive days start with tidying up my apartment. It is so simple and magical! :) First things first, tart by making your bed, then declutter and clean your desk/work space. Since I work from home most days, I also tidy up the living room so there is no distraction.
4 years ago, I moved across the world (from Turkey) to go to grad school in San Francisco. After finishing the school, I realized that I didn't really want to work in my field (Linguistics - Teaching English) and that I wasn't very passionate about my job. I started to doubt every decision I made about my life and career, ended up going through a tough "quarter life crisis".
Hello hello! :)
It's a sunny Sunday morning here in San Francisco. And I'm so happy to be back to my blog with 5 amazing book recommendations! These books helped me so much in my personal growth, spiritual practice and having a positive perspective on life. If you are looking for some books to curl up with this season, definitely give one of these a try.
There are many aspects to a happy and healthy life than just exercising and eating vegetables. Relationships, career, and spirituality are just as important to your health as the food you eat. I really believe in this and take a holistic approach to living a healthy lifestyle.
After a summer of serious soul searching, I found myself questioning what I really wanted out of my life and what it was that I truly enjoy. Do I just wanna get a "job" and drag myself out of bed every morning and look forward to 5pm to go home? Everyday, for the rest of my life? Have you ever felt that way? So, it turns out there's actually a very popular phenomena called quarter life crisis, the 20 something version of a midlife crisis.
Are you having a Quarter life crisis?
"If you’re somewhere between your mid twenties and thirties, you might be experiencing a serious low point in your life. A period of confused identity, misguided purpose, and hopeless transition. You feel lost, anxious, and panicked."
So, I'm here to say you are not out of your mind! What you're going through is very normal. And you are certainly NOT alone. Millions of successful and happy people go through this phase every year. Good news is there are plenty of ways to go through this trial and just make it a little easier to cope with.
Do the work that comes from your heart.
I was just thinking about this, and wanted to share a quote I find helpful in easing my mind: "Don’t be scared to switch paths or pave a new one. Do the work that comes from your heart! Remember, it’s always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than the top of the one you don’t."
Reading this was just so empowering and I felt like I wasn't alone in this, you know. Maybe I wasn't crazy and my feelings were real and valid!
I've compiled these helpful resources if you're looking to find a way to put your mind and soul at ease:
With everything going on in the world, it is easy to lose our connection with ourselves. A lot of us often live in a depressed and unsatisfied state. I've been thinking on what to do about it. After reading a lot about happiness and what really makes people happy, I've put these two tips together for you.