- Take a cue from Sleeping Beauty... and catch up on some Zzzs.
This should be a no-brainer after five months of having late nights with your school books. Although it's tempting to stay up until in the wee hours of the morning just because there's no 7:30 am class the following day, make sure to get some quality shut eye so you can finally get rid of those eye bags.
- Bring healthy back.
Keeping a perfectly healthy and active lifestyle is quite challenging once you've been bombarded with all the activities and workload that school brings (it's an admirable feat if you manage to do that!). Use the sembreak as a chance to bring your body to its top condition. Avoid a diet that revolves around junk food and don't settle on being a couch potato! Just move, be active, and have fun.
- Take a breather from the city life.
Whether you're going to have a road trip with your closest friends or a family trip to your hometown or province, escaping the hustle and bustle of the city and having a change of scenery will help you to mentally unwind. Traveling with the ones you love is also one of the best ways to make happy memories!
- Have an R&R date with your best girls.
De-stress in the way only girls know. Go to a spa or a salon with your mom, sister, or best gal pals (or maybe all of them!) and get facials, manicures, and pedicures. Maybe you could grab some fro-yo or cupcakes afterwards. Just bask in the girly vibes and enjoy each other's company!
- Get a makeover.
Makeovers, no matter how small or major they are, can always make you feel good. Get subtle bangs or a bold, short, haircut. Try a new lip color or maybe you could even sport a new hair color as well! Face the upcoming semester with a fresh look.
- Vamp up your threads.
The first step is take some time to inspect your closet and check if you have clothes that need some repairing, like ones with unravelling hems and loose buttons. While you're at it note if you have some items you can give away (which merits you more closet space!). Also, look for the clothes into which that you could put a little bit of DIY magic. The next step is, of course, shopping ! Update your wardrobe with this season's new accessories and key pieces.
- Do some spring cleaning.
Sembreak is also the perfect time to declutter. Throw out all the useless materials that's been hogging all the space on your desk ,such as used scratch paper, tattered folders, and empty pens. Then, organize your desk and drawers in best way possible.
- Shop for school supplies.
There's something about new school supplies that makes us productive and motivated so go ahead get pretty and functional stationery that you'll love using for the next semester.
- Don't let go of the positive vibes.
As you welcome the 2nd semester with your new look, outfit, and school tools, don't forget to maintain the happy disposition you had during sembreak. It'll help you become motivated to accomplish your goals and keep your fresh outlook for the new start.
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There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!