If you have been following along with my most recent posts Sick of being sick and Sick of being sick: part II then you will know that I have been struggling a lot with anxiety and I bet right now you are thinking “what the hell does zucchini have anything to do with anxiety?” Well, I’ll tell you. Healthy body = healthy mind. So, today I decided to start eating healthy and getting my life on track and on a better path to a healthy life. Tonight, Gilly’s mum and I cooked together, and for those who know me, I can’t cook at all so this was a very fun and new experience for me. And, what we cooked was zucchini noodles with Bolognese and olives and it was super yummy so I want to share our recipe with you.
I’ve talked about how to get the perfect wardrobe before but the one thing I didn’t talk much about or really at all is how to choose which clothes to keep, how to create a great outfit or how to fully utilize what you already have. One of the biggest things I experience, as do many others, is making an outfit or at the very least not wearing the same outfit 4 times a week because its such an awesome outfit. I have some great clothes that I would wear every day if I could because of how good they look, how comfy they are and how I feel wearing them. My biggest problem is doing just that. I wear practically the same clothes day in and day out without changing it up much and the only time I don’t wear those clothes are when they need to be washed.
For those who have been with me for the last few months, you might remember that I became very sick around Christmas and that ‘sickness’ lasted for ages. Well, today I want to give you a little bit of an update on what has been really going down since that first post I made. It’s been so long since the first post that I can’t even remember what I originally wrote but I think I mentioned that I had seen a fair few doctors (I think at least 10), I started having panic attacks and I tried everything to figure out what was wrong with me. Before moving down to Victoria a couple of weeks ago I took one last shot with another doctor. We did some more tests but ultimately we decided that the reason I was so sick was because of my anxiety and the stress of everything that was going on combined.
I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 whole weeks since I actually blogged! With all of the moving and preparation, and now dealing with the real estate, I just haven’t had the time or the motivation to really write something that I know you will all enjoy.
Ladies its time to put out those umbrellas and get ready in time to welcome the fresh air of autumn!
Now autumn is a time of wearing those favourite cardigans or sweaters that you necessarily don’t get to wear when its summer!
You might also be thinking of getting rid of items that will no longer serve you this season, but in this case, you might have some pieces that you might want to hold onto such as last year leggings or boots.
On Friday I was nominated for the Liebster Award. Until that day I hadn’t even heard of it. If you haven’t heard of it either then here is a little bit of background. The Liebster Award is an award to bloggers from bloggers. Liebster, being German, translates roughly to a person who is liked or loved by others. So, basically, if you are an all-around decent person then this is the type of award for you.
Blogging has become a pretty big business in the last few years. The number of bloggers out there just keep getting bigger and bigger by the day! I’ve only been around for about four months but I have learnt so much during that time, some of which I had learnt before I even started thinking about starting up my own blog. Some of these are a bit of a given but for me, they just didn’t register in my head until it was too late. Basically, I’m sharing with you these tips so you don’t make the same mistakes I made. And, if you have done a few of these things already, don’t worry! Most of us bloggers have, none of us are perfect or knows everything.
The last few weeks I have been trying to read through and pick out over 100 different tips and tricks to make my blog better and my absolute favourite tip was to have an editorial calendar. What is an editorial calendar? Well, while I’m not 100 percent sure why it’s actually called that, what I can tell you is that it is basically a calendar dedicated to your blog posts. I will add a snippet of mine below but for now, I will tell you a little bit more about what it includes.
Stress is probably one of the worst things in life. It can have a pretty serious effect on some people. For me, if my anxiety starts playing up it stresses me out and I end up having a panic attack, becoming really irritable or get super nauseous. But in saying that there are methods out there that can help reduce stress.
Habits can be good or bad. I have both, just like everyone else. I used to bite my nails as a kid. Even though I hated it and it was super gross I just couldn’t break it no matter how hard I tried. I even tried putting horrid tasting polish on them, but it didn’t help. I only stopped when I was 12 and I went to Canberra, Australia with my class. It was so cold down there that I had to wear gloves every minute of the day. I pretty much forgot about biting my nails once I didn’t have access to them. It did take a little longer than that one week to fully stop biting my nails but 10 years later and now my nails are way too long most of the time.