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Feb 25, 2019

How to Journal like a Pro

February 25, 2019 5 Opinions




Hey there friends and welcome to the first ever post in my new series You Need Help. Here I will be going in-depth on all sorts of topics from mental health to relationships to animals to notebook collecting. Come to think of it, I should have started with my Best Sites for Free Stuff post instead of this one but oh well.


Journal Like a Pro


I have noticed journaling has become extremely popular these days. Good reason since it is affordable, creative, stress reducing and fun. 

Since I know so many new people are starting their very first journal. I thought I would help. I never really done a journal post before so this will be the first of many. 

I have been wanting to create a journal myself. This would be pokemon related but yours, of course, does not have to be. We can go on this journey together. 


Make sure to follow me on Instagram and the blog so you can see the updates for my journal also. If you would like more tips then feel free to tell me down in the comments below
Be sure to send me photos of your journal notebook so I can see. Maybe inspire some others as well. Tag me on Instagram and use #JournalSupplies










    Let's start with the basics (the fun part!!!!) 


Basically, the only thing that everyone in journaling history has in common is their materials. What goes into a journal, is all up to the individual. 



  • Notebooks
  • Colored Pens
  • Colored Markers
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Stickers
  • Stamps
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

These are the main materials that go into journaling. You can really get any material you want since it is your own creation. Fabric, washi tape... The list goes on and on

                         



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This notebook on Amazon for $15 
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   Getting Started on your journal


Getting to pick which notebooks you want was fun, yes, but getting started on the journal is way more fun. 

This part is all up to you. 

My plan is writing Pokemon Go on the front cover of my journal that way I can know what this book is for. 

The next page will be a list of all the Gen 1, Gen 2 and Gen 3 Pokemon currently in the game. I will put a check mark next to those I have, that way I know who I still need to get (which is a bunch, slow player) 

I can then trace on the next few pages some of my favorite Pokemon including Rowlett and Mewtwo. I figured once I get a printer, I can print photos of some to add to my journal. I do have lots planned out for it. I will keep you posted.

Be sure to check out my Instagram for my latest journal updates. 





Frequently Asked Questions about Journaling




1. What kind of paper should I use?? 

      This all depends on you. If you are writing more then I suggest lined paper. More drawing and bullet journal, I suggest blank paper. There is options for notebooks with both types of paper.
If all else fails then make your own notebook. Get a binder and paper and you are all good to go



2. What can I put in my journal if I don't want to make it a journal??

      No one says you have to write about your daily life. You can always use it for special photos, receipts, magazine cutouts you like, bullet journal (basically a planner).... The choice is up to you. Do whatever makes you feel comfortable. 
           Don't think, Just do it



3. How often should I journal? 

        This depends on when you want to. When you feel the inspiration to do so


4. What if I fail at journaling?

    It is ok to miss some days. I have a 'journal' where I only write things when I wish to. My last entry was one month ago, the one before was nearly 7 months before. 

Don't ever feel bad if you can't or don't want to do it every day. No one is going to judge you as this is your own personal project. Just do entries when you feel like it or when the inspiration hits






If you need some journal inspiration, then you can come over to my Pinterest and that may help you. If you need some more help then feel free to leave it down in the comments, or at my social media.  Instagram 

I will see you in my next post and if you like the idea of this series then leave a <3 in the comments




        








Feb 19, 2019

Top Tips for New Bloggers

February 19, 2019 0 Opinions


Hey friends and welcome back to my blog.

  It is crazy to think that I have never done tips for new bloggers post. I have learned (and still am learning) so much about blogging during my years.

These are tips for new bloggers or people who want to jump into the blogging game. Easy tips to help you get started.

I am by far the one to tell you how to gain hundreds of dollars, views or followers in your first week or even months into blogging. I can tell you for sure, that takes time and effort to do. Unless you are a popular social media star, then chances you won't gain any of this until at least 1 month or 6 months into blogging.

So if you would like to know more then please keep reading :)

If you wish to see more advanced tips then feel free to comment down below. You can also comment or like this photo ↡↡ on my Instagram 







1. Don't give up if you don't instantly gain 100s of views or follows. This takes time


2. Write the content that you like. This is your blog. There is an audience for everything


3. Write the content that you wish other bloggers were doing


4. Don't be afraid to comment on other bloggers blog or Twitter. Interaction will help grow your blog


5. Promote, Promote, Promote. You can do this by sharing your link on social media, doing blog group chats


6. Have fun. This is by far the most important tip anyone can give. If you don't have fun doing what you are doing, then it is not right for you.


7. Ignore everyone else's stats. I can't tell you how many times I have stressed over the fact that __ got 10000 views a post and I only got 10. It got me to the point that I wanted to quit. Eventually, I was like 'I shall ignore them and focus on my blog to make it better than theirs'


8. Sponsorships just like views and followers take time. Don't stress about it. Just continue to improve your content, promote and the sponsors will come flooding in

Feb 10, 2019

Mental Health-Talking Tips and Signs to Look for

February 10, 2019 2 Opinions



Hey guys and welcome back to my blog.

  If you are a new reader then you should know mental health is very important to me. You can see my previous posts on mental health here

It is currently February 10th as I sit here typing this, which means we are in the middle of Season Affective Disorder, also known as 'winter blues' Read more here The holidays are gone, singles are lonely and we are just here sitting thinking of the holiday past. Many of us looking forward to the start of spring in March, knowing that it will feel like a million years until it gets here.

  This brought me to repost one of my most popular posts, Mental Health- Talking tips and signs to look for. Sure I could come up with a shorter and better title but I want people to know exactly what they are getting in this very important post.


It really does not matter the time of year this is posted, which is why I repost it often. Mental Health needs to be talked about now, tomorrow, yesterday and every day. It is a leading cause of death in young kids and is on the rise more than any other illness or death cause.*

With all this being said, let us get to the post.


Hotline, chat lines and other help here

*May not be a real fact but feels like it

#FunFact this is one of my most popular and lengthy posts.





Why is it that only when a celebrity dies of suicide that we talk about it? Why is it only on mental health day do we talk about mental health? These matters should be talked about every day.

Kids these days go threw so much more than they did in recent years. With all the pressure, social media presence, bullying on and off social media and more, kids these days are more prone to mental health issues than ever.

Yet we don't talk about this as much as we should. Maybe it is because many people are not sure how to talk to kids about this subject. Or they just can't accept that their kids could be one of the millions who suffer from mental health.

  'Oh, my kid is fine. I don't need to worry about talking about mental health issues with them' 

 Do you hear yourself speaking those words? Well let me tell you something, someone could be on the brink of suicide or have serious mental health issues and not show any signs. You will never know until the end. You will question why they did it. Question yourself if you are the reason they did it. Chances are there is more than one reason a person commits suicide. It can happen to your kids, a friends kid, the most popular kid, the rich kid, adults your age, your friends... Every human walking on this Earth young and old could suffer from some kind of mental health issue. No matter race, age, male, female, gay, straight. Even animals can suffer from mental health

We must teach and talk to our kids about mental health issues like self harm, depression, suicide.... Just like we teach and talk about sex, drugs, kindness... 



Below I have some tips for talking to your kids and some signs to watch out for. Linkin Park lead singer Chester committed suicide on July 20th, 2017. At the end of the page is one of their songs. Feel free to listen to it & support them by buying the song




Tips for talking to your kids about mental health 


1. Be sure to reassure them that it is ok to speak to you or another adult if they are feeling low. They may just need someone to talk to

2. Never Ever judge them

3. Never Ever blame this on them. It's the brain's fault

4. Never Ever make it seem like its all about you. Some parents think 'I did this' They ignore what the kid is saying 

5. Give them a hug

6. Listen, Listen, Listen, Listen to what they are saying

7. If they don't want to talk, tell them to write it in a journal. Have them hand it to you when they are done. Then you can either write your thoughts or speak them

8. Don't cry. Sure your kid has this issue but they need you to be strong

9. Do some research on how mental health. The more you know, the more you can help

10. Get them help if they need it



Signs to look for


1. Personality changes- Are they angry all the time?  Did they turn from outgoing to just wanting to be alone? 

2. Speech changes- Are they talking about ending it all? Asking about death? Talking about death? Quiet talking? Avoiding friends? Avoiding you?

3. Changes in eating- Are they eating more? Eating less? Eating different? 

4. Sleeping changes- Do you notice they sleep more? Or sleep less?

5. Changes in school- Are they failing classes? Getting into trouble? 

6. Style changes- Do they not care what they look like anymore? Wearing long sleeves or pants all the time? 

7. Changes in shopping- Are they buying odd things? 

8. Medicine cabinet changes- Are various pills missing? 





Please note that although there are many signs of mental health issues, some people never display them. The best tip I have is to-

Listen to them, 
Pay Attention to see if anything even little changes, 
Talk to them often even if they don't want to, 
Teach them about depression, suicide, self-harm... 
Be there for them 
Be nice to those you meet on the streets, even if they are mean to you


Repeat these steps every day, all day, all the time. Be sure to share this post with everyone you meet, everyone you know. Make sure everyone you know shares it with everyone they know. We need to spread awareness of the signs and tips on how to help. Many people will disregard even the most obvious sign that something is wrong with someone, which will make them feel really guilty if anything happens to the said person.








Feb 3, 2019

The Story of FableMoon

February 03, 2019 2 Opinions





The girl with the eyes dark as night
Lonely in a world so cold

She looked to the moon
as he was her only friend

There for her every night
when no one else was

She told him stories
he listened with open ears

Even on dark nights
she knew he would be back the next night

Even during the day
she saw him in the ocean blue sky

She couldn't take the world anymore
so she went away

Forever in the sky
with her best friend

They watch over those lonely souls
telling stories no one knows





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