How To Glow and Grow

Growing and glowing aren’t always easy — nobody tells you the amount of pain you have to go through to get where you’re at. Growing up, I always struggled with my mental and physical health but what kept me going was the motivation to make environmental art. Here are 9 tips that help me glow and grow.

  1. Drink lots of water and eat food — your body is a temple and it takes care of you every day so make sure you are eating enough.
  2. Make art! Do you like photography? videography? writing? drawing? modeling? sewing? Well then, its time you start a project for yourself and dedicate atleast one hour a week for this. Plan out your inspirations, write it all out, and brainstorm what you want to do.
  3. Practice self reflection whenever you have time, I usually do it every night before I go to sleep. How do I feel? Why did I act this way? etc.
  4. Surround yourself with people who want to empower, challenge, and love you for who you are.
  5. Journal down a list of goals you want to achieve whether it be in a paper or even iPhone/ Andorid Notes (i.e yearly goals, monthly, weekly, or even daily goals)!
  6. Call a friend and ask them how they are doing, I realized after graduating college that friendships work bothways of being able to contact each other and meeting up!
  7. Go Thrift Shopping (if you have some money), not only do you shop for yourself but you are also buying recycled clothes. Need a list of Bay Area thrift stores that are resonable pricing? Hit me up!
  8. If you have access to any green spaces, utilize them! Whether it be walking around for a few minutes, gardening, or even taking a nap it helps improve your mental well-being.
  9. Practice saying ‘no’ when you want time for yourself. This is a big one, especially because I am usually a person that wants to say yes to everyone but then I realized that my own well-being matters too.

What are some of your self practicing tips that help your own well-being? Share in the comments below!