11 Things You Can Do For Yourself |Mental Health Day 

Today is world mental health day. We live in a world that is so caught up in social media where we wake up and grab our phones right away. We live in a world where depression is a normal occurrence and the main source of those feelings is technology, comparing yourself to someone, when you don’t even know that person is unhappy as well. Today we need start practicing to do things we love, not check our social media every 20 minutes and practice living in the moment. Look at the world around us and be a participant in the world. Take a run or walk to get your endorphins going. Practice being patient because what you want to do is most likely going to take time to get there. Just a thought. 💭 I wanted to share 20 things you can do for your mind and self that will keep you happy and ready for anything.

  1. Work Hard. Work hard for what you want, nothing is going to be just given to you. It will take time and dedication. All you need to do is start.
  2. Organize. Keeping things clean around you is always an easy thing to practice in your everyday life. Not only will you be able to find what you’re looking for in the morning but it will make you feel so good and ready to conquer the day!
  3. Eye Contact. Eye contact builds confidence in yourself and helps you make connections with others. It also makes you appear more trustworthy, self-aware, and self assured. It can be a little awkward for you at first but it’ll get easier!
  4. Try Something New. Trying something new is always such a fun thing to do. It can be anything from taking a painting class, workout class, planning a trip – I mean anything! Experiencing new things leads to increased productivity, renewed creativity, newfound perspectives, fun memories, and a fun story to tell.
  5. Practice Self-Kindness. Self-kindness can be hard to obtain, I find that I most hard on myself before anyone else. It takes practice and self awareness to be kind to your own self. Take one day and really observe your habits, behaviors, and thought process – are you kind to yourself? If you find you’re being rough with your self, try replacing with something you love. Look in the mirror and give yourself a compliment, if there’s one person you should be able to rely on, it’s yourself.
  6. Sweat. Sweating is a great to feel good, it energizes from the inside to the outside! It’s a great way to get your endorphins running and makes you feel way happier.
  7. Journal. Journaling is so awesome, take time in the morning or at night to make just jot down five things that you accomplished or are grateful for. When you’re done with your list you’ll feel so proud and happy of what you are achieving on a daily basis.
  8. Make Your Bed. Making your bed in the morning literally takes five minutes!! I do it while I am brushing my teeth and it makes my room look clean instantly.
  9. Read A Book.Reading is one the most relaxing things you can do for yourself. I like it because a book has the power to take your mind to another place in time, country, story that is not yours. It’s such a powerful way to disengage from the real world.
  10. Please & Thank You. Saying please and thank you and actually mean it every time you say it. Look in the eyes of whomever is helping you out and say it to them. Not only will the other person feel valued but it’s such a small easy gesture.
  11. Think Before You Speak. Thinking before you speak can be tough sometimes, I know whenever I’m angry at someone I just want to say what immediately pops into my head which isn’t the nicest. Having two sisters I can tell you I’ve definitely practiced this, sometimes the best thing to say is nothing. Once I cool down and really think about what I feel I talk to them and no one’s feelings get hurt.

Thank you stopping by and I hope you left with some inspiration.

Love, Elle.


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Things you HAVE to do at Disneyland with your bestie! 

One of my favorite things to do is go to Disneyland and going with one of my best friends makes it that much better. We always have a blast and we even have matching ears, #friendgoals accomplished. But seriously, such an eventful day and night full of fun!

  1. PHOTO OPP. There is seriously an opportunity to take a picture on every corner and you have to! Who knows when the next time you’ll be at Disneyland again! Plus there are so many charming little corners to take beautiful pictures at!
  2. OUTFIT PLAN. Plan your outfit ahead of time, even coordinate with your bestie to get some incredibly cute pictures. Which makes me think of how cute our pictures would have been if I found some cute short overalls like I was supposed to be wearing! Make sure you go with some comfortable shoes because… well it’s a theme park and there’s going to be so much walking of course!
  3. RESERVATIONS. Before you go make reservations because you’ll be bummed if the restaurant you want to eat at is fully booked. Make sure to do your research before, there are so many options!!
  4. BREAKFAST. Carnation cafe is my favorite for breakfast because they have the cutest Mickey waffles, so photo pretty. That is one restaurant that is always packed so you need to make reservations. You could also get a sugar powdered Mickey shaped  baguette from cafe Orleans or a sweet treat from Main Street. There are so many options.
  5. LUNCH. I would go smaller for lunch time. If you’re starving the corn dogs are seriously a must have because they are so delicious! Sometimes I even crave them, I never crave hot dogs or corn dogs I find them disgusting most of the time but Disneyland corn dogs are the bomb!! It’s a must eat for me!!
  6. DINNER. This is where you go big and make reservations for blue bayou inside Pirates of the Caribbean. The ambiance there is everything and the food is pretty good too!
  7. BACKPACK. Take a backpack so that you can bring extra clothes because sometimes it gets cold at night and it’s a total bummer when you want to stay longer but can’t stand the cold (like me). Unless you don’t get cold easily then you’re good (or bring bae to keep you warm)! You can still bring things you might need in your backpack, total life saver sometimes.
  8. FAST PASSES. Before standing in an hour long line check the fastpass section so you can get on more rides. As soon as one expires go get another fastpass as soon as you can and keep this system going until you’ve gotten on all the rides with long lines!😉
  9. SELFIE IT UP!! Always take a million selfies anywhere and everywhere! My friend and I  are guilty for taking them all the time!! When we look back at those selfies of us it always takes me back to that moment in time where we were having so much fun or laughing it up! (I feel like we are always laughing, about anything or just acting silly! Sometimes too silly! haha) A picture can bring back sweet memories like that so selfie it up girls!!
  10. SOUVENIER! You have to buy at least one thing to remind you of the day! Whenever I travel or go somewhere new but local I always come back with at least one thing. It’s usually a really beautiful piece to add to my wardrobe or lately it’s been jewelry. It has to be something I’ll wear repeatedly and I have so many special pieces that remind of trips. My friend and I both purchased beautiful stone rings.

Those are my main tips for being at Disneyland but most of all have fun making sweet memories!! Duh!!

Love, Elle.

Ps: Thank you to my best friend Maddie for her creative mind and mad photography skills!!  We definitely have some more cute ideas coming up soon for the summer!!! xoxo.

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