Throughout my eighteen years of existence, I have received various forms of advice, and today I am going to share some of them with you. I have been so fortunate to interact with so many different types of people who have all played very important parts in guiding me to be a strong and independent young woman. Some of these pieces of advice also come from social media or even things I’ve learned on my own. These pieces of advice range from a variety of different parts of life, so I hope you can utilize at least one of them. If you remember to be mindful of these things, you already improve your life.
Sometimes we hit a slump where maybe we aren’t totally happy but not totally sad or somedays your energy is simply just off. Today I am sharing a few things you can do to boost your mood and pull you out of that rough patch. Some of these are quick and easy others may take a little bit of time, but no matter what you should focus on doing what you can to boost your mood.
*there are so many more but here are the ones I could think of when I sat down to make this list*
In honor of starting the podcast, I wanted to start off with a Q&A, so I asked you guys to send in questions on my Instagram, and today I am going to answer them. Follow my Instagram so you can see more updates and take advantage of other opportunities to ask questions. I am doing this so you can get to know me a little better and also catch some bits of advice here and there.
Hello friends and Happy New Year, I have created a podcast called Lets Get Aloha Spirit. I created this podcast in hopes to share more of that style content on a deeper level. I want to have more in-depth, thorough discussions about anything and everything related to positivity, travel, and other things you may find on my website. Now you may be wondering, what is going to happen to the website. It will still be up and running but I will do things a little bit differently. Every podcast episode will also be a post on the website, so you can either listen, read, or do both of everything I post. Think of the posts as a transcript of the podcast episode with other bits of information here and there. There will still be regular content every 2 weeks, and you can find it all in one place on the website.
Here are a few other notes I did not talk about (I recorded it in July and some things have changed):
As 2020 comes to a close, the time in isolation and learning about myself has led to finding new favorite things, and today I am going to recommend them to you. I’m going to share some of my favorite TV shows, movies, and all sorts of things that made 2020 a little more bearable. I hope you can find a thing or two that you may want to try.
Picture: The Trail of Gargoyles, somewhere in the Stanislaus Forest by my dad (this picture shows one of the most genuinely happy smiles)
*TW: this post talks about anxiety and eating disorders. While I’m not going into a lot of detail, I do talk about it. Know that you are going to be okay and I am here to talk if you need anything*
If you’ve been here since the beginning of Get Aloha Spirit (wow thank you), you have been here to witness a lot of growth and a lot of change. One of my goals with creating this site was to create a space where people feel safe enough to explore themselves, learn to love themselves, and be on a path to a better you.
In the past few days, I’ve done a lot of thinking about how far I have come in terms of my own happiness and confidence. I want to tell you my story, and I want to remind you and let you know that with a bit of time and a lot of love, you too can blossom into an even more incredible human than who you are now.
Picture: My college announcement pictures by my parents 🙂
When I created this document months ago in hopes to sit down and reflect on my college experience as I was going through it, I had no idea the world would shut down and I would be experiencing my first year of college six hours away from my school. I wanted to create this post in hopes to share things I have noticed, done, and learned in the past few months, but now it also acts as a time capsule, capturing such an odd time in the world so others can view it in a few years to see what we went through and how the world has changed. Nonetheless, I still find myself making the most out of the situation and trying to live my best college life as best as I can while following safety guidelines.
I hope this post allows those of you in college to connect the experiences that we have all shared, allows those of you gearing up for college to learn a thing or two about navigating college life, and allows those of you who finished to look upon what it means to be a college student in 2020 during a pandemic.
Picture: The flight into Cusco, Peru by Kyla Alexandre
Let’s talk self-care… It comes in different shapes and sizes and looks different for everyone. Today, I want to talk about self-care with you and give you a list of somethings you can do. If you are like me, you suck at taking care of yourself. I’m a bit of a workaholic and forget that I also need to check in on myself. Ever since I started this website, I have learned so many things, including learning how to better take care of myself. With self-care, there’s a stigma around it where it’s either just a face mask (which is a wonderful form of self-care) or it’s selfish and conceited. I’m here to tell you that it’s neither. While a face mask is an act of self-care, it goes deeper than just a face mask. Taking care of yourself, including your skin, acts as an important part of maintaining your health and wellbeing and therefore is an excellent form of self-care. I also don’t think you should feel guilty or selfish for needing to take care of yourself. If you are not feeling your best, how can you be at your best for others if you are not at your best for yourself?
Picture: Bluff Top Coastal Park, Halfmoon Bay, California by Kyla Alexandre
If you’ve been here a while you would know that I have documented my Law of Attraction journey (here’s part 1, part 2, and part 3), and today marks “the end” of my journey. I’m using “the end” loosely because your LOA journey never ends and I will continue to use it, talk about it, and learn about it. “The end” in this case comes from actually seeing results. *Remember I am not trying to force this idea onto you, I am simply sharing what I have learned so you can learn too and possibly explore the LOA*
Let’s recap… LOA is one of the laws of the universe. The basis of it comes from the idea that you give out the energy you want to receive/will receive. For example, if my headspace is negative and I’m releasing negative energy, the universe is going to dish that negative energy right back (vice versa with positive energy). Manifestation plays a huge part in this journey (check out my LOA Pinterest board for more info here). You can visualize, write, meditate, create vision boards, and so many other things to fit with your LOA journey to create the life that you want.