5 Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

Hey loves! Today I am collabing with my sweet friend Katarina from Fashiions Finest again. We’ve come up with 10 tips for a healthier lifestyle. I will be sharing five and Kat will be sharing five over on Fashiions Finest.

Unplug

I think this is something everyone should do more often. We get so caught up in social media and texting that we lose reality. I’m not saying turn your phone off for 24 hours, but start with 30 minutes. In those 30 minutes try being present and taking that time for yourself. Whether you use that time for reflection, meditation, a bubble bath or whatever it may be, make sure you’re doing something positive and for yourself.

Read More Books

I was never into reading in high school, and I think it was because of how forced reading was for me. Having to go home and read multiple chapters of a book I had no interest in really deterred me from picking up a book. Now that I am in college and take zero reading classes I find myself wanting to read. I promise that if you find the right book for you, you will not want to put it down! Reading is a great way to unwind and relax, so if you don’t have time to read during the day, do it before bed every night! Some of my favorites are “I Had a Nice Time and Other Lies” “Pillow Thoughts” and “Girl Boss

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Drink More Water

This is a given! If you want to be healthier you need to drink water. Water does so many great things for your health, skin, and even mood. Drink only water for two weeks and see how much of a difference it makes.

healthier 2.JPG

Try a Workout Class

I know working out isn’t everyones thing, but a workout class is a great way to get healthier. Doing group fitness is fun because you get to interact with other people who all have the same goal, to be healthier. If you check out your local gym I’m sure you will find a number of group fitness activities. Even use yelp and search yoga studios near you, or whatever type of exercise that interests you.

healthier 3.JPG

Get Outside

Try doing something outside at least once a week. Whether you go on a walk, hike, kayaking anything. I swear that just being outside on a sunny day just boosts your mood. Who doesn’t love to be in a good mood?

Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

What are some things you do to be healthier? Let me know below 🙂 Don’t forget to check out Katarina’s blog for more tips! Be sure to follow us on Instagram! 

Shy’s Instagram

Katarina’s Instagram

Advertisements

Sunday Style

Hey loves! I decided to do something a little different. I’m starting a series on my blog called “Sunday Style” where I show you guys my typical Sunday. I’ll show you my outfit, whether I get into actual clothes that Sunday or stay in my workout clothes. I’ll show you what I eat and any activities I do. I want to be more personal on here so I think Sunday Style will show you guys into my real life.

I like to really take extra time for myself on Sunday’s so this is Sunday, my style.

 

Sunday Style

  • This particular Sunday I spent my day outdoors being active so I didn’t wear a super cute outfit or anything. These workout leggings are from Kohl’s and are actually really good quality! My Calvin Klein hat is from Pacsun and my shirt is thrifted. This backpack is probably my favorite piece I’ve bought all year. I wear it to music festivals, when I go out at night, shopping, or even hiking. It is so versatile and I love it. They come in all colors and price ranges, mine is $24.99 from Marshalls. But I linked a similar one.

Sunday Eats

  • After spending the day hiking I went out to lunch and caught up with a friend. Going out to lunch is one of my favorite things to do with friends. I got this delicious chicken salad. 🙂

Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

Sunday Funday

  • I went on a hike at a trail a little ways from home. It was so peaceful and so beautiful. Like I said in my HOW TO: Get Through a Heart Break post I love doing something outdoors on Sundays. It gets me back in tune with myself and focuses me for the week. I love starting my week with a clear head and letting go of all of the stress from the previous week.

Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

I hope you guys enjoyed my first post in Sunday Style, let me know what you think below. What did you do this Sunday?

xox,

Shy

HOW TO: Get Through a Heart Break

Hey loves, today I’m getting more personal on the blog. I want to keep this blog as true to me as I possibly can. With that being said, todays post is all about heart break and how to get through it. Trust me you will get through it. Even though it may feel like this will last forever, we all know nothing does. I will be sharing what I do to keep positive and happy through darker times!

happiness 6

Exercise

This is an easy one for me. Exercising helps me in multiple ways. It most importantly clears my mind. I like to start my day with a workout. That way I start my day with a clear head. I know exercise isn’t everyones cup of tea, but that’s ok. Whether you go to the gym and lift weights or simply go for a walk, I promise exercising will help tremendously. Exercising also makes you healthier, and if you’re healthier you’re automatically happier. And you know what they say “the best form of revenge is a good body.” 😉

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

Journaling

I have come to love journaling. I use my journal for three different things. First, I use it to write out my weekly goals. No matter how big or small the goals are, write them down. This way you are being held accountable. If you open your journal everyday and see these goals, you are more likely to accomplish them. Next, I use my journal to keep a to-do list for the week. Nothing feels better than checking something off your to-do list. It is all about finding happiness wherever you can, and that little check mark definitely puts a smile on my face. Lastly, I use my journal for daily reflections. I like to reflect on my day and write what made me happy, mad, sad, excited, etc. that day. I love looking back on my reflections to see how much growth I’ve accomplished or areas of my life that are continuously making me feel a certain way. Journaling takes time but I promise you will love it once you start!

happiness post 2

Be Social

It is so important to surround yourself with people through tough times. Find genuine people to spend your free time with. I am blessed to be surrounded by the best group of girls who build each other up everyday. Getting out of the house and spending time with people who make you happy is so helpful. Being social helps get through heart break the most.

 

Get Outside

This ties into working out but becoming one with nature is a big help. Getting outdoors and exploring the beauty of nature is so calming. Going through heart break and tough times often makes us feel anxious. Going on a hike or nature walk really resets me and calms me. I like to do something outdoorsy on Sundays to reset myself and start my week off on the right foot.

happiness post

I hope this was helpful in any way, shape, or form. Going through heart break can be so difficult and I want other women, and girls to know they are not alone. It’s hard and it hurts but it doesn’t last forever. We are strong and able to get through it. It is so important to love yourself and to take care of yourself. Remember self love is the greatest love. Take my advice and try these things, and with time I promise you will become happier with yourself and your life.

xox,

Shy

Leave me a comment below and let me know what you do to get through hard times!