The Inconveniences Of Losing Weight

The Inconveniences Of Losing Weight

No one ever thinks how losing weight can be inconvenient, but sometimes it really is.
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Weight loss is a great thing, especially when you are as heavy as I was. Many great things have come from me losing weight like not feeling winded just from walking down the hall, my joints not aching even while sitting, and the unbelievable amount of confidence I've gained.

While these are common things that you've probably heard from people who've lost a lot of weight, there's an aspect that hardly ever gets brought up is the negatives of weight loss.

Your clothes quickly stop fitting right.

Those jeans you just bought a week ago? Yep, they're already too big and just look bad. Thankfully, shirts can last a little longer before they completely swallow your body. This is the most frustrating part I've found to losing weight. It feels as if I'm constantly buying clothes that are only going to fit for a couple of weeks, and that it's an endless (and expensive) cycle.

You start to receive unwanted attention.

I'll admit that I've always been jealous of my friends who have received a lot of attention from guys. Now that I'm thinner, I'm starting to receive some of that attention. I don't know what I was jealous of. Some of the messages I get on my Instagram make me want to crawl in a hole and hide.

Your body starts to feel foreign.

I know this statement sounds strange, but it's true! You start to feel bones and tendons and such that you weren't able to feel before since they were covered with fat. It's weird to me because sometimes, I'll be like, "Oh, I didn't even know what was there and it's my body." I feel like I'm a baby learning about my body than the 20-year old I actually am.

You still see your old self sometimes.

This is something I've heard from multiple people who've lost weight. It's been one of the most disheartening and frustrating parts of losing weight. No matter how good I feel, sometimes I still see the size I was just a few months ago. The only thing to do is push that image away and feel proud of your accomplishment so far.

While the pros outweigh the cons greatly, there are still some negative things about losing weight. I hope that if you're losing weight and have been struggling with a couple or all of these things, that you know it's not just you!

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100 Ways To Practice Self-Care In Your Everyday Life, In 20 Minutes Or Less

Simple ways to start taking care of yourself.

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Life is overwhelming and distracting so it's easy to forget about yourself sometimes, but practicing small self-care acts is easy. Making time for yourself every day isn't selfish and is really good for your mental health. I think it's important for everyone to spend time doing things that make them happy and more calm, even if you only dedicate 20 minutes each day. Putting yourself first can lead to growth so many other aspects of your life.

Obviously, each person is allowed to practice self-care in their own unique way, but here are some ideas to get you started!

1. Do something new. 

2. Make a list of things you need to get done that week. 

3. Drink some hot tea. 

4. Go for a walk on a scenic trail.

5. Paint your nails.

6. Have a good laugh.

7. Buy yourself flowers.

8. Light a candle.

9. Do some tidying up.

10. Don't feel bad for saying 'no.'

11. Listen to music.

12. Slow down.

13. Drink a smoothie.

14. Run mindless errands.

15. Write down your goals for the week.

16. Talk to someone about the future.

17. Wake up early and get coffee. 

18. Take care of a plant. 

19. Take a bubble bath. 

20. Give yourself a compliment.

21. Give a stranger a compliment.

22. Watch a movie.

23. Put your phone down.

24. Declutter your personal space.

25. Go to bed early. 

26. Pray or meditate. 

27. Go for a drive. 

28. Make it a habit to stargaze. 

29. Read a book. 

30. Read poems. 

31. Sing loudly. 

32. Make a list of things you're grateful for. 

33. Drink a lot of water. 

34. Put on make-up for no reason.

35. Watch funny videos. 

36. Take a deep breath. 

37. Distance yourself from negativity. 

38. Unfollow people you don't care to follow on social media. 

39. Have a pajama day. 

40. Read an inspirational book. 

41. Call your parents/ loved ones. 

42. Donate old clothing. 

43. Dedicate a day out of the week to not eating meat. 

44. Do a fun craft or DIY project. 

45. Put on a face mask and relax. 

46. Do a small workout. 

47. Take a power nap. 

48. Listen to a podcast. 

49. Open a window. 

50. Open your curtains in the morning to let in natural light. 

51. Make your bed. 

52. Cook dinner instead of eating out. 

53. Play/ cuddle with an animal. 

54. At the end of the day, think of all the positive things that happened.

55. Moisturize. 

56. Buy a comforting blanket. 

57. Give someone a hug. 

58. Create a vision board. 

59. Have some alone time.

60. Enjoy the sun on your skin. 

61. Dance like nobody is watching.

62. Walk in the rain every once in a while. 

63. Drive with the windows down. 

64. Give someone a gift for no reason. 

65. Get a massage. 

66. Do something that gets your adrenaline running. 

67. Spend the day at the library or a book store. 

68. Organize your work space/ binders. 

69. Spend a weekend in. 

70. Recognize hard work and reward yourself. 

71. Sign up for a work out class. 

72. Eat lunch with a friend. 

73. Spend the day helping others. 

74. Get your hair done. 

75. Have a good cry. 

76. Use sticky notes. 

77. Color code your planner. 

78. Print out pictures and hang them up. 

79. Hang motivational quotes on your mirror and read them when you get ready. 

80. Do random acts of kindness. 

81. Buy fuzzy socks. 

82. Redecorate or rearrange furniture. 

83. Be present. 

84. Set a new years resolution. 

85. Make a bucket list. 

86. Stretch in the morning. 

87. Watch an interesting documentary. 

88. Make a music playlist.

89. Watch the sunrise or sunset. 

90. Explore somewhere new.

91. Be slow to respond to negativity. 

92. Have a game night with friends. 

93. Buy concert tickets. 

94. Have a nightly routine before bed. 

95. Eat your favorite dessert. 

96. Do something you've been putting off. 

97. Invest in essential oils. 

98. Manage your finances. 

99. Buy a new outfit. 

100. Make your own gratitude list. 

Try at least one of these every week and see how you feel! I guarantee you will notice a difference in the way you are living your life.

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Planning For EveryTHING Isn't The Best Plan For EveryONE

Let's face it; planning is stressful.

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Honestly, planning everything throughout your life sucks. I've done it and it had ultimately lead to disappointment or had actually worked out. It's frustrating living life like that.

What I have learned through these last few months of my 19 years on this planet is that planning for everything is not realistic and leads to overwhelming expectations that can't be met in some cases.

Examples of life's spontaneity are when you just stub your two and then later find a dollar in your sweatpants pocket.

You honestly didn't plan to buy a 99-cent coke from the machine today but you had a dollar. And does your foot hurt from working all day and should you go to the hospital to see if your toe is broken maybe?

Though I am really young and have only been through a small sliver of life I've seen/heard a lot of things that give me many different perspectives.

Sometimes it's better to just sit back and see how life unfolds in some cases it may be good or bad. As people, we take the good and the bad and just roll with it.

Though at first, it may be difficult to start just letting things go, trust me I know.

According to Inc.com, it's important to manage your stress but also develop positive and healthy affirmations.

The point of this article is to show how unpredictable life can be and it really happens to everyone . things do go out of sync and that's perfectly okay.

As Ariana Grande would say "just keep on breathin'" because things will get better and things won't go as planned all the time and once you realize that you will be more content and know what to expect and don't let one miss hap ruin your day.

Starting a day with a bad attitude can lead to a bad week, a bad month or even year. This sort of funk can set things totally off the rails and no one wants to live life like that.

Perspective is the most important thing a person can have within themselves and perspective allows us to see things from different point of views and different struggles and successes.

If someone were to plan every second of their day it could lead an overwhelming feeling of being trapped within the schedule. Sometimes having little bumps down the road are good things to distract you from the daily stresses of life. being productive is important and setting time for work and events is important but it is also important to find time to enjoy life and relax.

Sometimes you have no idea what you may be doing that day and that's okay because some of the best things that happen in life aren't planned to a T. yes, is it important to prepare for some things, like a big meeting absolutely but what the point I am attempting to make is to enjoy the little surprises life has to offer.

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