Lifestyle

Three Healthy Habits That I Started This Spring 2022

Hi everyone! In today’s post, I’ll be writing about healthy lifestyle habits I started this spring.

  1. Keeping Active

The first hobby I’ve been trying is to be active and exercise every day for 45 minutes. I’m sure you’re thinking one of two things, that I’m supposed to be exercising for at least an hour, or that exercising every day is unrealistic and difficult.

Yes, you are supposed to for at least an hour, but before I set this goal, I rarely did any physical activity. I would only go outside if it was really nice, and the only thing I did inside that was close to exercising was the occasional weight lifting.

As for the unrealistic and difficult, yes I have been struggling with exercising every day. Some days I feel lazy, often times due to gloomy weather, and I think “I can skip today”. Exercising is not as bad as it seems. One of the ways I’ve been keeping active is to go on the running bike we have. The first time I did, I would count every minute and I thought it took forever for the twenty minute program, but now I think it’s easy to go on the bike and use the twenty minute program.

2. Writing 3 Things I’m Grateful For

I started to do this every night after bed because it supposedly makes you happier, and it definitely did. Pointing out the little things made me realize that I had a better day than I thought. Even small moments, like having a smoothie or remembering to post on my blog would be in my list.

I also started doing this because I found this old journal that I used to write gratitude in 4 years ago, and it seem like fun. Vague, I know.

3. Planning my Day

The third habit I’ve made is to plan my day out. I think it’s kind of nice to know what to do and have a schedule so I don’t waste hours watching tv or making rainbows and getting burned out. This way, I know what to do and when to do it, instead of having a mental to do list, which is not reliable.

I mostly do this on the weekends only but I made a schedule for the typical school day, too. I use this daily planner from All Things Lilly Ann, a small business I love. I got it around Christmas, but it’s currently sold out. I love the colors, even though it’s not really my aesthetic, and it’s just the perfect background in pictures. Below is a few of the hundreds of pictures where you can spot me using the notepad.

Anyways that’s all for today’s post. These are all the habits I’ve started and definitely plan to continue in summer!

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My Niche Journey

Hi everyone! How are y’all? I’ve been doing pretty good. In today’s post, I’ll be writing about my small business, some hobbies I’ve been trying, lifestyle habits I’m attempting to make, and some miscellaneous things.(I ran out of time)

Lately, I’ve been focused on my business. I think I’ve found my niche. When I first started, I sold stickers, then started trying scrunchies, did a little with friendship bracelets. From there I did a lot of wax string bracelets, you know, like Pura Vida Bracelets. I really enjoyed those and made them for 4 months or so until I got burned out. By this point, I was selling scrunchies, stickers, friendship bracelets, and wax string bracelets. Being that these items aren’t related, I considered my business and my niche a boutique. After that, I made summery (it was summer) seed bead necklaces until autumn came. I tried making friendship bracelets again, but like wax string bracelets, I got burned out. To be fair, these bracelets took a long time to make, and I am not very patient.

That’s when I started my current niche, macrame rainbows. My favorite small business, Happie Camper Shop had announced that she was going to close her shop on December 1st of that year (2021). I thought her rainbow keychains were SOO CUTE, but I couldn’t afford any more DIY kits because while one is a deal, any more than three is just like, “Oh I’ll buy my own macrame and keychains because I already have some yarn”. Well. Well. Well. When I got the macrame and keychains, I went crazy. I made 10 or so until realizing… they were not that appealing. I’ll include a reel from Instagram now

Anyways, after realizing I wasn’t satisfied with the rainbows, I got some new yarn and made this collection called the Peaceful Nature Collection (I had absolutely NO IDEA what to name it)

After about a month, I had tried almost every decent color combination, so I got a pack of super small balls of yarn and used those. I had also realized that my rainbows were REALLY small, so I made one I later called “Oversized”. I named it that because of oversized tees, you know? Well, this is what it looked like.

This is about the end of my journey to my niche and products and whatever story I was telling.

Here’s some pictures I’m really proud of from my Instagram

Oh! Yeah, I forgot to mention that I started to get some ambassadors because I am not good at taking photos that are lifestyle-y, where it’s not just my products.

Anyways, that’s all for today’s post.