Hello, my name is Jandra, and I’m addicted to Vietnamese food. *cue support group response*
When in doubt, go explore. ✨
How is it already Sunday?! If someone wants to deliver some coffee to me from @baristaparlor, I wouldn’t *hate* it.
Does anyone else feel like this week has lasted foreeeeeever? It’s almost Friday, and I could not be more excited. Are you ready for the weekend? I can already tell I’m going to need lots of coffee to get me through tomorrow. ✨
Is there something you want to do but you don’t know where to begin? While planning can be incredibly helpful, there’s also a point where planning, waiting, and worrying can be counterintuitive to your overall success. . . That’s why I’m a big believer of “why not?” Why not start? Why not try the thing you’re afraid of? Why not move toward what you want? It doesn’t have to be perfect, and you don’t have to do *everything* at once. . . Just take one step. One tiny step in the direction of your dreams. Then another. And another. Don’t let fear keep you from them. ✨ . . (📷 via @weheartit)
What’s your favorite place to work? Whenever I’m feeling stuck, I like to get out of the house and go somewhere new. Local coffee shops like @baristaparlour are my favorite, but sometimes even moving to a new room in the house can help boost your productivity. . . Realistically, visiting coffee shops isn’t an option for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t change up your routine. If you’re a writer, try writing for an hour by hand instead of on the computer. If you’re a photographer, switch your camera settings to black and white to challenge yourself to see the world in a new way. . . Studies show that your brain’s structure and function can be altered by new experiences and training, so don’t be afraid to change up your routine. Take an online class on @skillshare or YouTube, and see if that helps refresh your motivation. Who knows? It might be the boost you need to get things done. ✨
Have you read FRAGILE yet? Because it’s maaaaaybe only 99 cents for the ebook on Amazon, and you don’t even need a Kindle to enjoy it. If you download the Kindle app to your smartphone, tablet, or computer — you can read it there! But also, it’s available in paperback wherever books are sold, including @BookDepository for FREE international shipping. ✨📚
Real talk: I’m taking an unconventional self-care day today, and I wanted to share in case it inspires you to do a little self-care of your own. . . It’s easy to see self-care as bubble baths, cupcakes, sleeping in, or eating the damn pizza (do it!), but it’s important to remember that there’s a side of self-care that is a HECK of a lot less glamorous. . . Self-care, for me, is cleaning my entire house today. It’s dishes and laundry, decluttering, and deep cleaning. Definitely less glamorous, but just as important for me to be able to function as a healthy human being. It’s also going to the doctor, eating (relatively) well, getting active, hitting snooze, and just...going outside. . . Take five minutes today to give yourself permission to do something you need. Whether that’s simply enjoying the beautiful weather or washing your hair, it still counts. ✨