What Is Toxic Positivity? | Real Talk Column

Have you ever brush off a problem you have experience, with a positive quote? Have you ever heard of toxic positivity? Yes, it is a such thing of a being excessively positive & happy. As a human being, it not such thing of being happy all the time. Some more than others but we also have bad days too. Lets be clear, it is nothing wrong with having a good attitude on life. However, if you deny your own and other’s feelings, or overgeneralizing happy, and optimism-it can be toxic. We can all say we have been guilty one time or a few to toxic positivity. It can be even worse during the pandemic, “It is what it is” or maybe “It could be worse”. On today’s post, I am going to talk about how to identify toxic positivity and how to deal with it. Related: 7 Ways To Boost Your Energy I am guilty of this toxic positive on myself. In my life I always brush off my feelings. I feel guilty when I am complaining about different things. I mask my true feelings by brushing them off and telling myself, it could be worst. However, I was doing …

7 Ways To Boost Your Energy

Are you running on empty? Do you feel depleted? I know for myself I have been there before.  Honestly, I was there a few weeks ago. Low energy. I was eating out of boredom and over worked.  Being in on stay at home order has been so tough, it been tough on everybody, I know it.  However, I am so over being constantly tired and drained. I decided to make some easy and natural changes to help me boost my energy. On today’s post I sharing 7 ways that can help you boost your energy, naturally. Be the energy you want to attract. Related:Beauty Talk | How To Get Glowing Skin ? 7 Ways To Boost Your Energy 1. Eat Better First, start by changing up you diet. Eating the right food can give our body the fuel we need to be boosted. Consume more fruits and veggies with you meals or replace a snack with fruit.  Honestly, this one is hardest for me. I love my chips, and croissants. Instead of depriving myself, I keep a food journal to watch what I eat through week. Try to be more aware, of when I am eating out of boredom. Also, …

8 Things To Do While Being Quarantined

Is it me or I am I the only one going stir crazy being stuck at home? I know the first few weeks in March, was absolutely hard for me. I was so bored, and really going nuts trying to socially distance myself from people. Now I know in order to do our part in flattening the curve, we have to stay at home.  I am not going to lie it has been hard from time to time. I  am the master of spending my time alone; at times it is not fun. Other than working from home,  I soon start feeling like I was running out of things to do. Now it week 6 of working from home, self quarantine, and now the extended stay at home order (Sidenote: information based only in Michigan). I believe I finally found some entertaining things to while being stuck inside. One of my most favorite things to do our self portraits.   So, on today’s post I am sharing 8 interesting things to keep your time occupied during the pandemic. Related: 8 Tips On How to Work From Home 10 Things To Do While Being Quarantined Here is the time to make self …

20 Small Ways to Improve Your Life

Improving your life does not have to be hard. Small changes are very beneficial to improving my life.  A sis is getting older and she can’t be doing the same thing she was doing in her early 20s. It is something that I constantly and consistently work on -Day by day.  It does not have to be super big gesture.  Small steps in the right directions can help with personal development. Forming good habits can lead you into developing a better life for yourself. On today’s post I sharing 20 quick and simple ways to help improve your life. These steps range from stress relievers,  help you become a better “you”, forming better relationships,  and healthier lifestyle. As of lately I noticed that I have been make small changes with what I eat. I have been drinking about 64oz of water everyday, eating oatmeal, and having salad consistently for the past few weeks. I noticed that small changes have been making me feel so much better.  When my gut is happy I am happy. SMALL CHANGES TURN INTO BIG IMPROVEMENTS! Check out the list below to see more. 20 Small Way to Help Improve Your Life Drink plenty of water …

Affirm Yourself: 20 Positive Daily Affirmations

Like myself, some of us are accustomed to thinking negatively, berating ourselves down. “I can’t”, “I won’t”,  and “I’m not”…. Do you even realize how many times you may say this to yourself? I know for myself it goes unnoticed.   I know the more you keep watering these thoughts they will manifest in terrible ways. So my mission for my life is to be positive. I want to grow myself by saying positive things to myself all day every day. Now, I have to be honest saying affirmations and writing them out are kinda foreign to me.  However, I  am all about manifesting and trying to live a stress free positive lifestyle. So I am going to use POSITIVE affirmations  to help me rewire by mindset. “I can”, “I will”, and ‘I am”. On today’s post, I am sharing my 20 favorite affirmations I say to myself to keep my mindset positive.  I have been on positivity wave and of course I am trying to stay with. What are Affirmations? Affirmations are little saying we repeatedly say to ourselves out load or in our thoughts.  They can be positive or negative. In my opinion, everyone’s focus should be on manifesting positive …

10 Simple Ways to Stop Overthinking

So, I can create a whole climatic event/ story in my head, and that is because I am an over thinker. Overthinking is exactly  what is it, thinking too much. I overthink everything and guess you can say that I am addicted to thinking. Positive thoughts or negative thoughts (mostly negative), I think all throughout the day. Worst of it all I have not made any type of action.  The constant ruminating and worrying definitely takes a toll on me mentally. Clearly I am living in my life too much in past and the future. I need to be present today. As a highly sensitive person a strength of mind is deep thinking. My thoughts can translates into some great things. On the contrary, often times we can get bogged down and stuck on unnecessary things because we overthink.  Next thing I know my mood is shot, drained, and sad. On today’s post I will share a 10 simple ways to counteract overthinking everything. “Overthinking will destroy your happiness and your mood. It all make everything worse than it actually is. Take a deep breathe, exhale, and have faith. What’s meant to be will be” Why highly sensitive people over …

Black Girl Sunscreen| Will This Protect My Melanin?| Product Review

Black does not crack! Well what I have to say to that is if you do not take care of it properly then it will certainly wear. Drinking water, minding your business, and a good SPF can have you skin in tip top shape. Speaking of SPF I purchase the Black Girl Sunscreen from Target. This product is just in time for the summer. Detroit is seriously heating up, Okay! I need all the protection I can get from the hot sun. Hmm, maybe Jackie Ania, a Youtuber, brainwashed me into using SPF lol.  I have not use SPF in quite some time. Anyway I am trying out sunscreen, on my body, for the first time since I was a young girl in summer camp. On today’s blog post I will be reviewing the “Black Girl Sunscreen“. Before I get into this review, let me tell you a few reasons why I never wore sunscreen. I know my kinfolks can understand my gripe with sunscreens, in general. First, I believe that my darker skin already protected me from the sun. Sunscreen protection was not something we discuss as much growing up Sunscreen I though was another product to waste my …

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