Before I get this blog post started, I just wanna say I’ve added another social media platform – Youtube!… After getting amazing feedback from some of my closer followers on twitter, I have plucked up the confidence to vlog my summer! If you think you’d watch me or give it a go, feel free to vote in my poll in my sidebar (mobile version is at the end of the comments section). I’ve got my channel all set up so don’t be afraid to head on over and subscribe so you’re ready to go!
On with the post. After the past few weeks of my finals, one could say I’ve been pretty friggin stressed. So stressed, it’s made me realise that I really DONT have my shit together. I’m 21 and still floating about life banging into things. So I’ve put together a list of random pointers that screams “I have my life in order, and I’m winning at it“
1.Having A Skincare Routine
As a blogger, I’m constantly exposed to ‘skincare routine’ blog posts with a minimum of 7 products to lather on your face every morning & night. Ok maybe not 7, but it seems like a lot considering I use just the one. Maybe two if I’m treating myself. All the different steps and stages and cleanses, it seems so complex…but I’m willing to learn to get one step closer in having my sh*t together. But I’ve heard it’s expensive and I’m a student. So. Maybe not.
2. Meal Prepping
The majority of my blog posts have been health or fitness orientated in someway, so I’m often seeing other blogs use Sunday’s as their ‘meal prep‘ day. For me, Sunday is an excuse to be lazy and eat toast in bed. Preferably with no crumbs in the sheets but, it’s a Sunday. Chill (don’t tell my boyfriend that though). But people who really have a strong grip on life use this day to plan every bit of food they eat for that week. I don’t think I’m ready for that sort of commitment! And plus, I kind of feel it’s the naughty child effect (made that up). If someone tells me not to eat something, I’m gonna want to eat it. Hence why I just don’t do diets. I’ll always be in awe of these people’s self-control! Does anyone feel the same? Or does anyone meal plan?
3. Having Fully Charged Accessories
My phone seems to be under 20% when I need it most. It’s as if it knows. I don’t think I’ve made it on a full night out without it dieing on me or giving me a useless 5 seconds on snapchat before it dies. WITHOUT letting me ‘story’ it.
But people who have their phone forever in the 80%’s really know how to handle life. They either must have it on charge 24/7 when they’re not out and about with it, or have everything turned down low. Like those tight arses who have the brightness settings pretty similar to a black screen. Always awkward trying to read their screen when they’re ‘showing’ you something.
4. Exfoliating Regularly
I’m yet to think of exfoliating as a treat. I’m gonna be honest (as always) and say I don’t get excited about the prospect. However. While I’m doing it, I bloody love it. The results afterwards are so worth the 10 minutes you scrubbed your sore, red T-zone. I use the No. 7 Beautiful Skin Radiance Exfoliator for Normal Dry Skin and I SWEAR BY IT. Me and my mum both use it and after the first time, we realised that this is what our skin is MEANT to feel. Get your hands on it if you can, it’s seriously good stuff.
I think I’m nearly there with this one, except I’ve heard that to get real benefits, you should exfoliate a few times a week. I do about once a fortnight. Progress Katy, Progress.
5. Getting 8+ Hours Sleep Every Night
HOW. TEACH ME. My average is around 6/7 so I’m close. But my body clock is a bitch recently and the slight bit of sunshine means to wake up. It doesn’t help that I live in student accommodation where the curtains are just as good as holding a piece of netting up against the window. 8 hours is supposedly the best amount of time to sleep, are you one of those annoyingly perfect sleepers? If so, HOW?
6. Having Nail Varnish That’s Not Chipped
I think I can go 24 hours (just) without my nail polish chipping off at some point. To be perfectly honest, I can’t be arsed with all the base coat, top coat blah blah blah. So I’m probably shooting myself in the foot here (weird, never used that saying before). But people that have PERFECTLY shaped nails with a PERFECT coat of nail varnish really have their sh*t together. Not a smudge in sight. Most men don’t appreciate the blood, sweat & tears that go into nails. Exactly why I get mine shellaced (they still chip a little).
7. Having The Next Netflix Series Lined Up
More often than not, me and my boyfriend will find ourselves completely hooked on a Netflix series. Making of a Murderer – done. Gavin & Stacey – done. Peaky Blinders – done. It’s all you think about during the day and what you look forward to come the evening. But when it all comes to an end, it feels like your missing a limb. But having your sh*t together in life means not having this feeling of emptiness and having another series ready and waiting to be broken into. How people think this far ahead I’ll never know, but that’s probably why I’m making this envious post and why I deffo DONT have my sh*t together.