In March we talked quite a lot about mindfulness and slow living.
We touched on my “struggles” with being mindful while also being… obsessed with all things beauty in my The Beauty Diet post. My beauty collection was getting bit out of control and I actually made it all the way to April with only buying a mascara and a lipstick this year. I got rid of a whole bunch of old, unopened or unused products which I discussed in the Spring Cleaning Your Beauty Stash and having less, actually makes me feel better. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I’m planning to stop blogging about beauty any time soon, but I’m definitely staying more mindful these days.
Doing things like finding compassion and forgiveness for yourself, not calling yourself names, telling yourself you’re stupid or “can’t” do something, being hard on yourself… These are things we all do sometimes. Or… a lot of times. Negative thought patterns are just a part of our daily lives, it seems. It does become a problem though when we start being mean and nasty to ourselves, telling ourselves things that we’d never say to someone we love. If you ever beat yourself up for making a mistake, or struggle with negative self-talk the 4 Ways to End Negative Self-Talk post is for you.
Self-Care is another topic that I discuss often and it’s probably because it’s something that I personally have struggled with for years. To be quite honest, it doesn’t feel entirely natural to take some time out just for myself- I’m the happiest when I’m working and for many many years I slept with my laptop under my pillow. Times have changed and now I’m trying to do things slower and practice a little self-care (even if it’s something as small as a morning cup of tea).
25 Things To Do By Yourself was also probably one of my favorite posts published last month. It was nice to see that I’m not the only one who loves spending time alone.
Blogging and Photography are my favorite posts to work on and in March I showed you guys how I edit my photos using Photoshop as well as how to get better Instagram photos. Every single one of us who has some sort of a creative outlet (and I believe that creativity is something we’re all born with) knows that sometimes “creating” doesn’t come easy. Some days writing comes as naturally as breathing. Other times, you can spend hours staring at a blank page and words just don’t come. This is something that I talked about in the Things to do For Your Blog When You Don’t Feel Like Writing post. We also talked procrastination in this post.
If you read my beauty articles, you probably noticed that I’m very much into skincare at the moment. I talked about one of my favorite drugstore products of the moment, skincare mistakes to learn from and, just recently, I wrote about a bunch of new skincare products I’m loving at the moment.
Which post was your favorite? For my blogger babes, have you published a post during the month of March that you’re particularly proud of? I’d love to check it out!