Key to happiness? Gratitude.

Key to happiness? Gratitude.

Hey guys! For those of you who celebrate Turkey Day – HAPPY BELATED THANKSGIVING! Let’s all take this as a reminder to be thankful 365 days out of the year, not just a couple days. 😉

My life is definitely not perfect, but compared to a couple of years ago, I’m doing a lot better. Back then, I wasn’t straying from the path getting distracted hardcore partying, drinking, etc.; instead, I was on the opposite end of the life spectrum. I was trying way too hard to be perfect with EVERYTHING.

So here I was on this self-destructive journey where I would try to work really hard in short bursts of motivation and energy. Little did I know that life isn’t a race, it’s truly a marathon. After a couple of months I would burn out, crash, and have to reset. It became a repeating pattern. I felt like I couldn’t even stop to smell the roses, look up at the sky, or take a deep breath in; it always felt like I was running against the clock.

I am now trying to break that bad habit by keeping a journal. It has pushed me to slow down in life and give me time to reflect on all the things I do have…instead of always focusing on what I don’t have.

Just three things that I’m grateful for. On bad days, I’m merely grateful that I have the knowledge that ‘this too shall pass’. On good days, I’m grateful for everything – that I’m alive, that I got to see the sun, drive around in my beautiful car, etc.

In addition, because I can have a defeatist attitude at times, I write down three things I accomplished that day. It can be the simplest of tasks, such as: I woke up early today! I washed the dishes. I went grocery shopping instead of eating out. Or it can be big things: I finally turned in that document I’ve been working on for weeks. I paid off all my debt. I forgave someone who really hurt me in my life.

Sometimes there’s no better cheerleader than yourself. It’s so healthy for our souls when we step back and are grateful; it’s also very healthy to give yourself a mental pat on the back.

Do you keep a gratitude journal? How do you battle your own blues in your life? 😉

Cheers,
Alice

Get to Know Me

Get to Know Me

So I usually do more formal makeup tutorials with the voiceover, background music, and (lots of) editing. To break myself out of the usual routine, I thought I would tackle the Get to Know Me tag and its thirty questions.

It’s a little bit more raw. Please try to forgive the awkward vibe; first time talking on camera felt weird.

If anyone’s interested in also trying it out, here are the questions!

Get To Know Me Tag
Found on Root Report (link): https://www.rootreport.com/get-to-know-me-tag-questions/

  1. Are you named after anyone?
  2. When was the last time you cried?
  3. Do you have kids?
  4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
  5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
  6. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
  7. What is your eye color?
  8. Scary movie or happy endings?
  9. Favorite smells?
  10. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?
  11. Do you have any special talents?
  12. Where were you born?
  13. What are your hobbies?
  14. Do you have any pets?
  15. Do you have any siblings?
  16. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  17. Who was your first best friend?
  18. How tall are you?
  19. Funniest moment throughout School?
  20. How many countries have you visited?
  21. What was your favorite/worst subject in High School?
  22. What is your Favorite drink? Animal? Perfume?
  23. What would you (or have you) name your children?
  24. What Sports do you play/Have you played?
  25. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers?
  26. How many Girlfriends/Boyfriends have you had?
  27. Favorite memory from childhood?
  28. How would you describe your fashion sense?
  29. What phone do you have? (iOS v Android?)
  30. Tell us one of your bad habits!