Sculptures by the Sea @ Bondi Beach

Hello lovely people,

Happy Monday – What a day! I’ve been very busy today at work, had no time to share my weekend this morning w/ you all.

But here I am, I made it, ready to go.

Rach + I went to Sculptures by the Sea at Bondi Beach yesterday. It was SUCHHHHHH an amazing day. I enjoyed every second of it. We made it an early morning thing, lucky we did bc we got great parking. It got busy VERY fast, before we knew it we were dodging through people.

Rach & I applied sunscreen atleast 3 times throughout the day, thank god, bc that sun was SOOOOOOO hot, I would’ve ended up like a lobster, it wouldn’t of ended well.

I shall add some photos of Rach + I as well as the sculptures below.

We did the Bondi to Tamarama walk together & looked at all the sculptures & had some lunch by the beach together.

We than walked back to Bondi & got a boost, whats a Bondi adventure w/out a Boost.

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We than drove to Botany Bay National Park (one of my favourite spots evvvvver) We spent quite a while here, such a sanctuary spot. Unfortunately, I cannot add videos to my blogs BUTTTTTTT… We saw WHALES. We were sitting on the edge of the cliff hanging out + chatting when I seen a BIG splash in the distance & for about 30 mins we were watching the whales in the distance. I have never seen whales at this location, & I tend to go here a lot. We were both so amazed.

Short & sweet blog for you, wanted to share my Sunday with you as well as share photos (make you feel as though you were there with me) 🙂

A few things for you… How was your weekend? What did you get up to? What was the highlight of it?

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

 

Destroy Your Anxiety

After sharing my anxiety post with you all, I have been more open w/ sharing my coping strategies w/ anxiety.

Below are 51 ways to battle that anxiety.

  1. Try Magnesium Citrate. It’s been shown to reduce anxiety in some people.
  2. Eat a Banana everyday (they contain magnesium and GABA).
  3. Carry a small notebook, when anxiety arises, write down how you feel. Distract yourself!
  4. Listen to meditation/relaxation music. Have headphones with you at all times.
  5. Practice meditation. Read a book on how to meditate. (Get Some Headspace by Andy Puddicombe is a good option)
  6. Exercise (at least 3x per week, 30 minutes of cardio per session). Exercise banishes the jitters!
  7. Try self-therapy (buy a therapy book and work through it).
  8. Try deep breathing exercises. Deep breathing makes it very difficult to clench your muscles in anxiety.
  9. The voice in your head doesn’t always want the best for you. Fruitless thought is just that, fruitless.
  10. Everyone experiences anxiety. It’s normal. Be prepared to accept some level of anxiety into your life.
  11. Be willing to experience your own life fully. You are alive! It is a gift!
  12. Put life goals before your anxiety. Be resourceful, you can find a way to have it all.
  13. Don’t let your thoughts control you. You don’t need to agree or argue with them. Let them pass.
  14. Happiness doesn’t mean your life is free of difficulty. Happiness is acceptance in this moment.
  15. Talk to someone, find a friend who also has anxiety. Learn together. Help each other.
  16. Eat a healthy diet. What we put into our bodies is important and can change how we feel.
  17. Get plenty of sleep. Anxiety feeds on exhaustion. Learn about setting up a night time ritual.
  18. Keep a journal. Writing down thoughts often removes them from your head.
  19. Drink plenty of water, water does wonders.
  20. Let go of your efforts to control. Control is impossible in this world.
  21. Don’t hold yourself to impossible standards. You are human. You are fallible.
  22. Realize that the more you fight against your anxiety, the more you will experience.
  23. Be gentle with yourself. No one is perfect.
  24. Find inspirational quotes. Keep them on your phone or in your notebook for reference.
  25. Live in the now. It’s far better than living in your mind.
  26. Anxiety, plus the unwillingness to feel any anxiety creates suffering.
  27. Say your thoughts out loud, expressing them gives them less power.
  28. You are not your thoughts, you are the awareness behind your thoughts.
  29. Remember: This too shall pass. No moment lasts forever.
  30. Go outside, ground yourself to the earth, clear your mind.
  31. Avoid caffeine. The effects of caffeine can mimic a panic attack.
  32. Distract yourself with a book, a friend, a movie, a project, a passion.
  33. Talk to a therapist. They can help point out flaws in your thinking patterns.
  34. Learn to accept your anxiety when it occurs. Don’t fight it. You are not at war against yourself.
  35. Accept the things about your life that you cannot change.
  36. Make plans about the things you can change.
  37. Don’t be afraid to share your struggles. Sharing promotes understanding and empathy.
  38. Avoid avoidance. Attempt to tackle your fears with a trusted friend. Go slowly. Be patient.
  39. Schedule down time. Don’t over extend yourself.
  40. Remember, you are a free agent, always. Free to come and go as you please.
  41. Plan easy escape routes for events that give you anxiety.
  42. Find the good things in your life. Focus on what you are thankful for.
  43. Many anxious people are also creative. Find a creative task that makes you happy.
  44. Read about anxiety. Realize you are not alone and find comfort. Anxiety is a struggle for millions of people.
  45. Don’t let the little voice inside your head make you feel badly about yourself.
  46. Look forward toward opportunities and hope, don’t look back at failures.
  47. Take each day, each task, each event as it comes.
  48. Worrying is fruitless. It is an activity of the mind that changes nothing about the real world.
  49. Give yourself a break. Give yourself a hug. Give yourself permission to be human.
  50. Realize that every day is different. Some days you will be more anxious than others. Take advantage of less anxious days.
  51. Enjoy the little moments in life.

Hope this helps you ❤

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)