Why my Blog was so Quiet.

The last time that I posted a Blog was on May 27th. And I am going to tell you why I had to put myself on a hiatus, and show up just now.

The past weeks, social media has been so loud because of the movement you probably know about – The Black Lives Matter movement.
I decided to support that Movement first because c’mon! We need equality. Racism has to stop. And our Black Brothers and Sisters should also be able to live life the way they deserve.

I also became mentally drained, and I felt burned out because I used to stay late at night doing what I can possibly do to help.

Disclaimer : I’m not blaming the movement, It was and it is my initiative to help.

I know I knew what I should prioritize first, and that is to help those who are in need.
So I decided to temporarily stop my blogging game first. And be active on Twitter and Instagram, sign petitions, Send emails, share what I can possibly share. etcetera.

I, then, realize that if it was overwhelming and a little traumatic for me, then what about to those people experiencing racial injustice first hand?

I thought of an Instagram project I wish I can accomplish very soon.
And it’s the #theprojectloveletter.
Anyone can participate, and it’s aim is to make social media a good place for Our Black brothers and Sisters to heal.
If you wanna join, You can do the following :

1. Make a graphic (your letter of love to black people typed on a plain pink image)
2. Post on your feed and put under #theprojectloveletter
3. You can also share to your followers so more people can join.

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The fight isn’t still over. There are lots of things which must still be fixed.
If you wanna do something or do more to support the movement, you can check the link. Here :

BLM Resources

– That link contains resources like petitions to sign, emails to send, websites of where you can donate to, and more.

You are needed in this battle!

I also want to let y’all know that I finally launched my newsletter called “Bookish & Coffeeholic”. This thing is something I’m really excited about.
I’ll start sending messages once I get 20 Subscribers. So if you can sign to my newsletter, I’d be really grateful!
Here you can:

Bookish & Coffeeholic Newsletter

Specific Tips to Boost Self-Confidence // Self-Love & Personal Development

You wake up early in the morning, and you look at yourself in the mirror. You think that you’re just a potato out of all these beautiful people around you.

You post photos on social media where you always hide yourself, as if your followers will start unfollowing you once they see you.

You copy tutorials on Youtube how to glow up, but then you think, it doesn’t work for you.

Confidence is indeed a difficult thing to have, and it’s not easy to be developed in this ever-growing abundance of media. I guess, everyone struggle with it, if not always, sometimes.

Are you also struggling to stay confident everyday?
If yes, this blog post is for you!

Here are the specific tips to help you be comfortable about yourself :

° Journal your insecurities, then as you fight that insecurity every day, eliminate a letter until it’s already all erased. Means, it’s not your insecurity anymore, but rather a flaw you learned to love and accept.

° Stop comparing yourself to others, and start owning your life.

° Be grateful for what you have

° Think about one of your characters people are most likely to notice and praise, then keep that character.

° Do some workouts, but be body-positive

° Eat healthy foods, and drink healthy drinks

° Expose yourself to people, socialize, and always be kind as possible

° Have advocacies

° Recognise your accomplishments

° always try to be positive, and smile, because a person who’s always smiling is hard to break

° Find your talents, then do not keep them for yourself

° Get out of your comfort self : try new outfits, new hairstyle

° Post pictures of yourself, then if someone comment something negative, unfollow or block that user, you do not need to be connected with negative people

° polish nails, if you want

There’s definitely nothing wrong about improving one self, for as long as you do not change it. Remember, that growth only comes when you’re brave enough to walk out of the things or practices you’re comfortable at.
In this world where people are most-likely to sugarcoat themselves, learn how to hug your true self instead, then be confident being it.

What do you think is the biggest contributor to your lost of confidence? What’s your self-appreciation mantra? Did you find this post helpful?

Comment down your thoughts and we’ll talk more about confidence!

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