“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” – Isaac Asimov
In order to stay calm and somewhat ‘less judgemental’ to everything in my life, I write letters to myself.
It all started about a year and a half ago. I was going through some really self-destructive things, depression and insomniac episodes. I had a little blue book I used to write some really dark things in just to get them off my chest.
Then I started seeing a counsellor who basically advised me to keep writing things down just so I didn’t have to think of them constantly, which in turn would hopefully help me get some sleep. I created someone to address my letters to, their name is ‘L’. Aptly named for many reasons – My surname, Deathnote and Infinite. And I would just tell them things that were bothering me, things that I was happy about and just life in general as if they were a separate person to me. Then I would seal them up, number them and place them in my draw.
So I thought I would slide in a few lifestyle posts into my blog – Well I’m not really good at these sort of things because I don’t do much but here goes nothing.
So I wont talk in detail about my cleansing routine as I do have a dedicated post coming up soon focused around this topic. Every morning and night I tone and cream my face, after washing with water and a hot flannel.
So recently I bought a humidifier/aroma diffuser from Muji and I pretty much use it every day. Every morning before I meditate, I drop in either a berry or citrus scented oil into my diffuser and set it for 30 minutes. This refreshes and wakens my mind before dragging myself our of bed for the work routine. I love how light and fluffy it is and how it gets through my room with ease – I don’t use incense pods or sticks often as I tend to find the smoke lingers in one certain area and chokes me. I’m a sensitive soul. And then every evening I use a Vanilla Chai oil to calm myself ready for my night meditation.
This is a recent thing to my daily routine but it’s working its wonders already. I use the app calm to meditate. I do walking meditation, sleep meditation, breathing techniques, etc. I really love this app and it doesn’t cost much on a monthly basis – £9.99 is a good price in my book for what the app has to offer. Before anyone asks, I have tried researching online for meditations and all but i can never get one that is quite right – if anyone has any free options that are good for helping stress and insomnia then comment it bellow. One of my favourite features of the app are the sleep stories. When I was younger, my brother and I used to listen to cassette stories and fables to help us sleep. Now being what everyone believes is an adult, I do find it hard to sleep at night – I would prefer to stay up for 52 hours until I pass out involuntarily, then sleep. But before I digress into my sleep habits and life story, we will move on.
I only mention this because it has to be the right lighting. I use my side lamp most of the day or just fairy lights on my window to light my room first thing in the morning or just before I sleep. Otherwise, sleep is a myth to me haha.
Yeah this sounds like an obvious thing but I have to brush my teeth 2 times a day. If I don’t it stresses me out.
I told you guys i wasn’t very good with these things, I’m not sure what else I do , even if i do it every day. I hope you enjoy this post and if I remember anything else I’ll update this.
This weeks Mellow Monday! is the song Shoebox by Epik High ft MYK.
Epik High have always been one of my favourite groups – Their music is just sultry. Every song they bring out has a unique and signature ‘Epik High’ vibe.
The whole Shoebox album is incredible, holding so many individually standing songs. I wont write too much as the album pretty much speaks for itself.
Other songs to check out:
- Born Hater (ft Beenzino, Verbal Jint, B.I, Mino & Bobby) – this collab has me gassed
- We Fight Ourselves (ft Younha)
- Lesson 5 (Timeline)
- Rich (ft Taeyang)
- Life Is Good (ft Jay Park)
I’m in the process of deciding if I should do #postaday or #postaweek. I always try to make these commitments but then I get lazy and forget to post.
So far I’m plowing through a catalogue of posts to schedule so I can keep on top of things whilst I am doing up my room – the inaugural room tour will be underway once I’ve completed everything.
I guess i could say I’m excited about getting on top of blogging – I just really love doing this.
I will post again later with my first proper post and then will schedule the Mellow Monday for tomorrow.
See you in about an hour ^.^