Day in the Life!

I’m not your typical blogger that has a fabulous lifestyle filled with PR meetings, photoshoots and glamorous events to attend. I’m the other kind of blogger who has quite a simple and normal life. Join me as I go through my tedious daily routine with you!

7:00am – I am NOT a morning person so 7:00am is usually the time I (struggle to) wake up! The first thing I do is pick up my phone and scroll through all my social media and check all my emails. I then walk to the kitchen to make a coffee. This is crucial part of my morning, especially if I want to have a great day! I’m not a huge breakfast person, but if I do have breakfast it will usually be out at a cafe with friends, or a slice of banana bread at home (there’s no in-between).

8:00am – By this time, I am jumping in the shower (I shower EVERY morning). It wakes me up and makes me feel fresh to death! I don’t spend too much time getting ready. It’s simple really. I wash my face, brush my teeth, do my hair and get dressed. I’m usually always rushing out the door because I can never find my car keys! 

9:00am – The day really begins! I’m usually at work by now and on a normal day it’s crazy busy! I work in a 5 star hotel so there are always A LOT of guests to deal with. I usually get a daily morning brief from my manager (sometimes). Most of the time it’s so busy I just have to skip the brief and get straight out to the desk to assist. There’s NO CHILL at my work.

10am – 5pm – My day has no schedule or routine, everyday is different where I work. It’s something that makes me a little anxious (being such a organised and structured person). There are always curve balls thrown at me and my colleagues all day everyday. We all feel the pressure but somehow manage to get everything done. 

6pm – If I don’t have any plans, it’s time to wrap things up at work and get organised to go home. Most nights I have dinner plans with friends, however, on the occasion that I  don’t, I’ll have dinner at home. I usually cook pasta, you CANNOT go wrong with pasta for dinner. I’m always looking for new recipes to try, however they usually end up and huge fail. I love cooking but hate cleaning up! If I’ve had a stressful day at work (which is most days) I’ll sometimes have a glass of wine in the bath! It relaxes me SO much!

7pm – After dinner and a little unwinding (usually with Netflix or a good book) I usually just get ready for bed. I am one of those people who gets into bed at 7 or 8pm then scrolls on their phone until 11:30. It’s a terrible habit I’m trying to break.

Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat. 

 

Is Instagram Ruining Our Lives?

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Haven’t posted for a while, and I was scraping my brain trying to figure out something I can write about. I don’t know if it is because I am busy, life is changing, or if I’m simply feeling uninspired. After thinking and debating, there is something I want to address: Instagram … it’s VERY deceiving. For some reason I just can’t seem to get that through my head. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE Instagram, but it’s nothing but A LOT of smoke and mirrors and nothing is what it seems.

As young adults we are all on a continuous journey to find and love ourselves. Which is never going to happen if we keep trying to be a filtered standard of ourselves that isn’t even real! Sounds like some super messed up and unachievable shit. What does that say about what we think of ourselves and our goals in the first place? How can we achieve them when we don’t feel good enough to be ourselves, let alone to even want to be ourselves.

Here’s the harsh truth are you ready to hear it?

1.) Let’s be honest most of us are looking for validation.

2.) #BodyGoals – We see that hashtag almost every day on our Instagram timeline. Most likely, there will be a skinny pretty girl or boy in the picture with a flat stomach/abs. We’ve all seen it, and we’ve all wanted to be them at some point in our lives (Do not deny it, you know it’s true). So, are they really our body goals or is it just a silly fantasy that is bringing down our self-confidence? I don’t know about you, but social media has quickly destroyed my self-confidence.

3.) There’s this pressure to be “camera ready” at any given time of day.

4.) Instagram is the first thing I look at in the morning and the last thing I look at when I go to bed – this is borderline an addiction.

What have I learnt from Instagram? Most girls want to be skinny, and guys want to look ripped, and if you don’t look like that, then you’re considered unattractive … harsh reality right? But let me break it down for you once more!

1.) NO ONE wakes up with perfect hair and skin. NO ONE eats on a terrace with a beautiful mountain view every morning. NO ONE has a perfect relationship full of gifts, hand holding, and adventures.

2.) Everyone wakes up with a zit the size of a mountain on their forehead every once in a while (guilty). Everyone spends a day in bed eating junk food and binge watching Netflix (guilty). Everyone argues with their significant other (not guilty #singleAF). Everyone has bad days, they just don’t post it on social media!!!

Quite frankly, Instagram is transforming us literally into our own worst critics. Believe it or not if you want. Rant over!