Saturday’s is the New Post Day

Hey everyone!

I am officially on summer vacation. I have been loving the sun and spending time with the people I love and relaxing before I start working full time. As you may have seen I told you guys last week that I want to start being more active on my blog. I want to put more effort into my content and being more present in my posts. If you haven’t seen that post, you can read it here.

As the title might be giving away, I have decided to add Saturday’s and officially Monday’s to my post days. I have been posting on Thursdays every week for almost 4 months now. I on occasion post on Monday’s because that is the day I post my YouTube videos. I really want to just start posting more so I added those two days to my post schedule.

I hope you guys want to read my blog as much as I want to write for you guys. I am so excited for this summer. I have so much content planned and I am hoping that I can really show you guys how much I love writing and blogging. I also will have a bit more help this summer. My amazing and lovely boyfriend has said on multiple occasions that he wants to help me with Collecting Glitter. So that will help a lot when he moves in.

I will see you guys on Monday! I just wanted to let you guys know the new schedule for this summer. I hope you guys have an amazing Mother’s Day weekend. I will probably see you guys tomorrow for a Mother’s Day post about my incredible mother.

Clara 🙂

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It’s Finals Time – Top 3 Tips to Ace Those Exams

Hey everyone!

Finals start this week and I wanted to share some of my favourite tips for staying motivated and relaxed during this week. I think we all need to be told that we will survive and everything will be okay and you will survive this week.

1.Get Some Sleep

I think this is my favourite tip by far. Sleeping helps so much to keep you ready for the week. If you sleep better you’ll be more alert and ready to study or take that exam. I think this is self-explanatory on why you should be sleeping but I know how this week can get. Don’t bother with late nights trying to cram in everything last minute. Night time is for sleeping. Try and shoot for 7 to 9 hours of sleep.

2. Schedule Your Studying/Projects

Honestly, this was the best thing I ever did. Instead of staying up all night writing that 1000 word essay or studying till I can’t stay up any longer, I look at my schedule and dedicate time to doing everything. On Monday’s I have a 4-hour break so instead of going home or watching YouTube videos I do a big chunk of work. I wrote most of my 2 essays and got some studying done. (I also edited a video and wrote this blog post) This helps so when I get home I don’t have to do it all at home when I know I won’t want to.

3. Have a Visual Schedule

I made a video about this and it’s up on my YouTube channel. Briefly, I like to see when everything is due and when I have exams. This helps me sort out what is the most important thing to do and when to do them. You can see more about it here:

 

I hope this helps some of you guys. When are your exams? I would love to hear some of you guy’s tips!

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Top 5 Tips for What to Do When You’re Sick

Hey everyone!

I decided to make this post because I have just started to get over this cold/flu that I had. I was super sick for the last couple days. I really took a break and tried to focus on getting better. I wanted to share with you guys my best tips for getting over a cold. This is the first time in my adult life I think that I have been this sick. It was a bit scary at times and I wanted to share everything I’ve learned so you guys are prepared. If you guys are facing a cold right now then I hope you start feeling better soon. If you just stumbled on this post hoping you won’t get sick anytime soon, I wish you so much luck you have no idea.

1. It’s okay to take time off

This is something I have a hard time with. I feel like when I take days off I am abandoning my responsibilities. I ended up not going to work two days in a row and missing one day of school. I have never taken off that many days in a row. I usually am the type that will give myself a day and then force myself to get back to real life. This time I knew I had to do what was right for my body. I didn’t have enough energy to be doing anything other than being in bed watching Netflix. I am here giving you permission to take off as many days as you need. I was actually overwhelmingly surprised with how much my job and teachers were understanding. I told them that I was really sick and not doing well and they just all told me to take the time I need to get better. I even took the week off from making Youtube videos. I just knew I didn’t have the energy to put into them that I usually would. I rather take the time to heal my body rather than force myself to get things done and risk getting sicker.

2. Drink lots of water

This may seem really strange for some but drink a lot of water. When I was sick I became very dehydrated very quickly. The leaky nose was taking up all my fluids it seemed like. If you are throwing up this is also a very important step. Your body needs to stay hydrated if it doesn’t it can make you sicker. I know a lot of people hate water for whatever reason. (I really like it) Drink warm tea can help if you don’t like water. I was not drinking water for a bit or eating so I had to force myself to drink water. The hydration gave me that little bit of energy I needed and kept my temperature down. I am no doctor so I can’t tell you if this is actually a medical recommendation but it did work for me. Also drinking water can’t do any harm so it’s worth a shot if you feel like you aren’t doing too hot.

3. See a doctor

Now I didn’t end up going to the doctor so, do what I say not what I do. It’s worth the trip to the doctors sometimes. They can give you prescriptions that will make things better a lot quicker than Tylenol. I know seeing a doctor is not a luxury everyone has. I do recommend it though if you have that option. I didn’t go because I really didn’t feel like sitting in the clinic for hours waiting. Here in Canada, yes the health care is free, but it’s not exactly quick or on demand. I would have for sure gone if I felt like I couldn’t handle it anymore or if I really felt like I needed medical assistance. You can feel when your body needs help, listen to it. Unless you’re a doctor there is only so much you can do by yourself. Ask help from the people who know what they are doing. The flu can kill you. (Not to scare anyone) Yes, people die every year from the flu, mostly children and the elderly. According to CNN you are more likely to die of the common flu if you have pre-existing conditions like heart disease, lung disease or diabetes. The flu can result in pneumonia or sepsis. Just be aware of how you are feeling and don’t let a small cough mutate into something deadly.

4. Take your medication

Even if it just Tylenol take the medication it helps. Even if a lot of my symptoms were not “cured’ by unprescribed medication at least one of the ones that made me the most uncomfortable went away, my headache. My sinuses and ears were infected which caused me to get very bad headaches. The pressure of the stuffed nose and blocked ears would cause my head to be in searing pain. I was all up in my room like Harry Potter holding his scar. The best thing that I did was take my Advil, Tylenol, generic brand pain reliever to get rid of that headache. It makes everything else more manageable. It’s easy to forget or feel like it’s not worth it but honestly, just do it. I know there are people who don’t believe in medication, that’s okay. You don’t have to take this tip but it really did help me.

5. Sleep

Get your rest. I slept all day and I didn’t feel guilty. It felt so good to just sleep. That could also be because I don’t usually get the right amount of sleep so I’m always exhausted but I was so happy. I do find that I am more tired when I’m sick. Just today when I had to wake up for school I got the same amount of sleep I usually do but I was just so tired. I felt like I needed to sleep another few hours. Your body needs the rest so that it can heal itself don’t deprive it of that. You will need extra hours of sleep when you’re sick because your energy will be down. Go to bed earlier than usual or make sure that you will get at least 9 hours of sleep. I was sleeping like 15 hours of the days I stayed home. That was probably an overkill but that’s what my body needed to heal itself. Listen to your body!!

These are my top 5 tips for what to do when you’re sick. If any of these tips helped you make sure to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you guys. Also, if you have any of your own suggestions I would love to here. I am open to whatever so I can get over this cold.

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Top 5 Spring Cleaning Tips for the Otherwise Cleaning Hater

1. It’s okay to not want to let go

I think, at least for me, one of the hardest things for when I spring clean is letting go of things. I get very attached to little things like clothes and books. Even if I haven’t worn that shirt in 2 years I like to keep it for “just in case” situations. I know most blogs and things I’ve seen on Pinterest tell you that you need to let go. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s not always as easy as throwing it in the throwaway or give pile. As long as it’s not taking up so much space that it’s in the way or preventing you from getting something new, it’s okay if you don’t want to let go. I always encourage decluttering but I am realistic. Spring cleaning needs to be realistic for you and if that means keeping things you should probably let go of, that’s okay.

2. Clean everything and I mean everything!

When I say everything I mean all of it. The bed, the windows the wall, everything. I think spring cleaning should be the ultimate refresh. I like to start of spring with everything being as clean as possible. It’s the most lovely feeling. I suggest making sure you have the right tools for cleaning. Do your research and find out what you need to clean your place appropriately. There are plenty of Pinterest posts that talk about their best tips for cleaning and the products they use. I always go on there to get ideas for how to clean up a certain mess. One of my favourite tips is baking powder and vinegar to clean windows, stinks but works like a charm.

3. Focus on one thing at a time

It’s better to take a couple days to clean than to try and do everything in one day. If you are like me and only have one room you are responsible for this tip may not apply to you unless your room is a real disaster. If you have your own place it takes a bit more time to clean. I rather take a few days to do it correctly and not miss anything than do it in a day and half-ass it. Set yourself small goals for each day like doing your dresser and closet or clean the oven and the fridge. It helps keep you from getting frazzled and overwhelmed with what needs to get done. Spring cleaning should be therapeutic and something to make you feel better not pressure you into thinking you aren’t cleaning good enough. Make a list and look at the calendar. Separate the tasks for when you have time to do them. Put quicker and easier tasks on days you know you won’t have as much time. That goes without saying put longer more complicated and time-consuming tasks for days that you can dedicate a big chunk of time too. I’m pretty sure that is self-explanatory.

4. Throw it away

I am very much about living a no waste life. I am trying to work my way to living no waste but as for I still live with my parents I only control what I own. As much as I wish I could donate all the things I don’t want, sometimes things just need to be thrown out. (Make sure to recycle what you can so that it doesn’t go in landfills that poison the earth!!) Unfortunately, not everything can be recycled or composted or given to charity/ second-hand shops.

5. Make piles

I am the most organized when I can see it. For every section that I work on, I make three piles. Keep, give and throw away (refer to the last tip). I try and keep my throw away pile the smallest and maybe more or less equal to the other two. This makes it easier when I got to put the things I’m keeping away. You can make this easier by using boxes or trash bags. I even label them so I never get confused.