Rainy Day List

Hello, people of the internet! How are you guys? I hope you’re doing great. I know I am, but I’m also a little cold. But for a girl who lives in the valley of Californa where there has been a drought for almost 5 years its freaking cold outside! But I mean at least it’s raining. Hence this post. So this is my go-to list of things to do on a good rainy day.

  1. Be Productive- Take time to do tasks inside. Clean your house, do some computer work, be productive. Get the little inside tasks that you normally push aside done, and do it at your pace. It’s raining, so its a chill day.
  2. Take a mental health day- Now that your work is done take a mental health day. Spend some time by yourself, take care of yourself, and your body. Do things that make you happy.
  3. Try something new- There’s only so much you can do while inside, but with the internet, we have the world at our fingertips. Learn something new, read a new book, write, do something that you’ve always wanted to do before. Listen to music, have a dance party, try yoga, just love your life.
  4. Watch movies!- Movies are my favorite thing in the world on a rainy day. I will cover Netflix and Amazon Prime for a good movie.
  5. Build a fort- Going with the movie theme, build a fort, make it comfy and cozy. Add tons of blankets and pillows, candles, twinkle lights, and make it a safe place. Let out your inner child.
  6. Make food- Food makes the body and the soul happy. Don’t go out and get food make food from what you already have at home and just have a good time.
  7. Hang out with friends- It’s good to take time for yourself, but we are always better when we are with other people. Take time with the people you care about most, and just relax in comfy clothes and have a good time.

Just yesterday my friends and I got together to play board games, and watch old movies, and play truth or dare. It was a super chill night, we took tons of polaroids and it felt great to just be together.

So if you have a rainy day, try one of these things. Because every day is a possibility even the rainy ones. Have an amazing week, and an amazing week. Follow and like for more where we hustle harder every day.

-Issie

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Panic Attack Aftermath Care List

So I had two panic attacks this week. One was out of the blue, and the other was for a very minor reason. I am okay, but it was just intense and I keep on dwelling on it, and I felt very shaken up about it. I feel a lot better, but I’ve been busy, although I know I need to take care of myself, I don’t have time to take a night for myself. So I’m trying to incorporate little things that I love to go into my busy schedule to help me. I mean, I’m writing this blog post, and writing always helps. So I am giving you my list of things I like to do to pick myself up after a hard panic attack. If you’ve ever been through one. They come out of nowhere, they shake you up, and they are emotionally and physically draining. Sometimes it’s also hard to get on with your day after.

  1. Meditate- Meditation is the best thing of life let me tell you. Meditation can come in so many ways. It can be in the form or writing, singing, praying, reading, or just straight up sitting in a cross-legged position on a yoga mat going full-on boho. I like to meditate outside barefoot on my yoga mat. Granted sometimes I meditate in different ways, but I love sitting there on my mat, feeling the grass in between my toes at the edge of it. Breathing in all of the sents around me and just taking it all in. I think I pray, sometimes I even shut down for a full 30 minutes. This is one of the most helpful things after a panic attack because most of all its a brief time to breathe in and breathe out, and that is one of the most important things to do right after. Considering you generally hyperventilate beforehand.
  2. Replenish yourself- Panic attacks are mentally and physically draining, so please, eat some food, and drink some water.
  3. Talk to someone!- Talking to someone even if they don’t deal with stuff like this is better than keeping it in. In fact, it just causes you too well up your emotions and you risk the chance of a mental breakdown. And man we’re trying to get that negative energy out of here!
  4. Repeat mantras or affirmations- Speaking of positive vibes only, when you panic, often after you feel so overwhelmed like a negative cloud is still over you even after, but you can’t let it ruin your whole day, or your life for that matter. So whisper positive afirmations under your breath. Don’t be hard on yourself. You already went through enough physically.
  5. Take the night off- Take the night off, put yourself back together. Do your favorite stuff. Dress yourself up, get comfy, listen to music etc.
    1. Build a fort- Build a fort somewhere in your house make it comfy. Put lots of blankets in it, and lots of pillows. Get your computer, and some candles. Being in a fort also makes you feel more like a kid, and you can lay low and relax.
    2. Watch movies- Movies are the best I love watching Clueless, and School of Rock. I prefer watching comedies, or like 90’s-20’s movies.
    3. Listen to music- Music is the way the soul speaks when words don’t work so well and my friends are good listeners, but they have horrible advice but I know they’re always there for me but they’re boys and they’re bad at giving advice. So music helps a lot. My Spotify playlists (Running and Thinking, and Problematic help a lot) ispat1000
  6. Take care of yourself- Drink water, eat food, be nice to yourself.

This isn’t something to be ashamed of or to get mad of yourself about, this is something to accept as a part of you, but always work to minimize it’s affect on your life. Because you can always have a bad day, but in the end, it is our choice to have a bad life. I love you all. Like and follow for more.

-Issie

M A N I A

Hey peoples. I decided to actually do a post for Friday. Monday was a bit downing, but I feel a lot better now. I hope anyone who was feeling crappy then too is feeling better.

But today we have something better, and more important to talk about. Fall Out Boy released a new album! M A N I A! I swear this album might have made purple my color for 2018. It’s so good. To most people F.O.B. is a very bazar taste. They’re a very unique sound with some strange lyrics that make sense at the same time. The fans understand. I love the new album. Let me tell you about my top songs on the album and why.

I’m not going to review all the songs, but I’m going to first put them in order in which I like them.

  1. “Heaven’s Gate”
  2. “Wilson (Expensive mistakes)”
  3. “Church”
  4. “HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T”
  5. “Champion”
  6. “Young and Menace”
  7. “Sunshine Riptide”
  8. “Bishops Knife Trick”
  9. “Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea”

This album is close to the same length of songs as American Psycho. Their last album (11 songs) which is pretty good, because it takes a lot to make an album, especially these F.O.B. albums with so much fire.

“Heaven’s Gate”- Let’s talk about this song. It is so beautiful. The words are so beautiful. Some of the lyrics are once again bazar but make perfect sense. I love Patrick’s vocals in the chorus, it’s a little raspy, but sometimes they sing like they’re a heavy metal band not pop, but that’s just how diverse their sound is. It’s 5 chords, making it more interesting than a basic 4 chord song.

The song talks about maybe not making it to heaven, and having a friend boost you over the gate, and how you want to be with your significant other forever.

“HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T”- I’d rather talk about this song more than the two above it just because the other two I love and have a meaningful impact on me, but this song, but this song is just so cool.

The music video for this song was shot trying to represent Dia de los Muertos 2016. I think this beat I just don’t know how to describe it it’s so cool!. It just makes you want to get up and dance and move your ass! It’s so rock, and fun. I am apparently bad with words now… I will be honest the song is a bit autotuned. Especially towards the end bridge. If you listen to him sing this song live on I think it is the Today Show, Patrick’s voice totally cracks. It’s a hard note he’s trying to hit.

“Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea”- This song I wanted to mention I put last because personally I wasn’t into it, and I couldn’t get into it, and I felt like some of the transitions from verse to bridge to chorus were too clashing for my taste. But this song is still on my playlists, and I like to listen to it before games for a little extra to pump me up.

Fall Out Boy did a great job on this new album, and I feel like they grew a bit but their music is still continuously true to who they are as a band. F.O.B. is definitely not for everyone… but I know I’m addicted. If you want to hear some of their stuff on my personal playlists ispat1000 on Spotify. It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about music, and I am definitely band trash. Comment below if you’d like to hear me do some guitar stuff. If you find me tolerable, like and follow for more.

Rock on people.

-Issie

How to G.Y.S.T.

Hello people of the internet! It’s wonderful to be speaking to you again. Thank you for being here and reading this post I hope I can help you with how to organize your life and add a little G.Y.S.T. to your life.

If you’ve never heard of this term before, it’s probably because you’re not watching Kalyn Nicholson on YouTube. G.Y.S.T. means to Get Your Shit Together. I, as well as Kaylin tend to do this on Sundays. I find that on the Sunday before the week starts I tend to stay at home, and that is the time that I prepare myself for the week to come.

How to G.Y.S.T.

I, as well as Kaylin tend to do this on Sundays. I find that on the Sunday before the week starts I tend to stay at home, and that is the time that I prepare myself for the week to come.  Sundays tend to be the best, because after church I stay at home, and why not be productive? It doesn’t matter when you do this, but it really helps if you take one day a week to do all the little tasks or small daunting tasks that will make your week better.

The easiest way to start your G.Y.S.T-ing adventure if you will is by making a list. Make a list of all things you need to do to start off your week, that may be cleaning, or my personal favorite, laundry, going to the grocery store and meal prepping, things that will make your week so much better by setting yourself up. Personally I work on all my blog posts on Sundays, and it helps me to have them already prepped and ready to go, and as a Sophomore in school that does sports and more sometimes blog posts get lost and I never post. Making lists of all the things you need to get done for yourself, and prioritizing it by what you need most helps immensely.

If you can work small daunting tasks you have been procrastinating into your list, that’s like bonus points. Things  like taking returns to the store.

At the end of a good G.Y.S.T. day you need to remember to take care of yourself. In the end, going into your week with a good attitude is much more important, and personally it helps my mind not get so anxious and freaked out if I take care of my habitat, and G.Y.S.T. on Sundays. So put a good face mask, and maybe get yourself some good takeout.

Always take care of yourself. I hope you have a good week, and like and follow down below for more!

Don’t forget to hustle.

-Issie