Look who's back! I have been so busy for the past couple of weeks that I didn't even have the time to do a little blogging. I feel like I don't even remember how to write a sentence in English! Hopefully I will have more time to dedicate to my blog in the next weeks.
It's definitely been a stressful couple of months for me, mainly because of Uni exams, and I honestly can't wait for them to be over. I study a lot during the day, and that's basically all I do when the day of the exams gets near. However, I like to take a few moments for myself each day and try to forget about everything school related, so I wanted to share with you what I like to do to relax!
I got a Filofax about two months ago and I have become completely obsessed with it. I am a huge list maker and before committing to a Filofax I had sticky notes and reminders everywhere! Ever since I started using a planner, I feel like my days are way more organized and I know exactly what to do and when to do it. I feel like by writing down every task I have to complete during the day my mind is a little less 'cluttered', especially during stressful times like those I am going through. I also use my planner to write all those things that you always forget about, like movies I want to see, books I want to read, projects I want to do in the house and so on.
There's a huge Filofax community on the internet - I suggest checking the #filofax hashtag on Instagram and looking on Pinterest for inspiration!
Let me know if you would like me to write a blog post all about my Filofax - I would happily do that ;)
Something that always manages to relax me is watching Youtube videos; I mainly watch beauty ones as it's one of my biggest interests. I find listening to other people talk about things I actually enjoy learning about is so relaxing, and it keeps my mind occupied with something that's not Uni related!
While I was looking for Filofax reviews before buying one, I stumbled onto Organized Like Jen's channel on Youtube and I have literally become obsessed with her videos! I may or may not have queued them all in my "Watch later" playlist ;) She has three different channels where she talks about beauty, lifestyle and organization tips. I find her voice so soothing (weird, I know) and she's always so cheerful and inspirational! Her videos always leave me with a positive mood. I highly suggest you check her blog and Youtube channel out! :)
While I'm watching a movie or some videos after dinner, I always enjoy sipping on some chamomile tea or hawthorn herbal tea to get my body ready for a good rest. I love having hot drinks all year round, regardless of the season!
Chamomile and hawthorn tea almost have the same kind of effect, but I like to drink chamomile tea if I have had coffee during the day so I can get asleep faster, while I prefer having hawthorn tea if my dinner was particularly heavy.
Certainly, everyone has different tastes in music, but you can't deny that classical music definitely gets the job done when it comes to unwinding. I definitely am not an expert in the field, but I have been enjoying playing some right before bed or doing some stretching, another thing that relaxes me both phisycally and mentally. My two favourite pieces to listen to at the moment are Debussy's notorious Clair de lune and La fille aux cheveux de lin.