3rd-week ( around Oct. 9-14) life update was a little bit late than usual. I’m trying to cut down the events that I go to so I could focus more on bringing content your way. I probably need an Assistant ASAP. I’m also planning exciting trips for the blog. I’m also now being picky with the events I go to which I think will benefit me and my readers along the way. I’m posting the week 4 tomorrow so We could now focus on whats going this week.
My 3rd week was a personal one. I was very hesitant to talk about this because I feel like this is something we should keep to ourselves and not share. But, recently someone told me my life is like a Disney princess, how amazing my life and hers is not. This is not true, so I decided to talk about what makes me human, each one of us experiences good and bad. We tend to only show the good ones online. I suffer from PMDD ,( you can click on the word PMDD to know more about it) a depression that only occurs 10-7 days before my Menstrual cycle, and disappears on the second day of your cycle. It drives me to the darkest part of my thoughts, where for 3 days I only chose to stay in Bed, fighting the thoughts is something I struggle with. I don’t want to see any doctor because I’ve heard anti-depressants just makes you numb. I would cry for no reason, I would feel so hopeless and feels like everything’s falling apart. I also tend to not reach my deadlines during these days. The creative flow or drive to do something is also low. I tend to be so emotional and pretty much shut down everyone around me because I don’t want to pass along the negativity that lingers inside of me. Mental health problem is something we all go thru. No one is safe from this and we all struggle defeating what goes thru our head. We need to step up and get out of the stigma that goes around with this sickness.
So what do I do to overcome this every month? I unplug my self from social media, emails or I avoid things that will make me sad. I also go to a spa (A really good excuse to distress) and read a book or a blog that inspires me. I also work out to help ease the pain I’m going through and get some endorphins up. I find myself happier when I work out every day. I also watch a lot of comedy films to make me laugh and treat myself to nice scented candles, chocolate and turn off my phone for a day or sometimes just be alone in my own thoughts knowing tomorrow will be another day and it’s going to be amazing. I also see this to actually take a break from my busy life, we sometimes constantly keep ourselves super busy that we forget about the world around us, how beautiful it is and life is too short to be stressed out and always on the go.
Have you tried doing these things when feeling low and sad?
Now that I put this out there, I hope I could help anyone going thru PMDD as well. I am not a professional when it comes to this problems and I do the things I mentioned because it works for me.
So after 3 days of self-healing, I attended an influencer dinner with Amazon Associates, discussing the latest trends and products they have in store for the Canadian market, followed by a new store Ollie Quinn in Ossington Ave. I can’t wait to show you guys the sunglasses I picked. I also went out with my friend Therese for some pizza to try to ease the intense emotional drench leading up towards the cycle, the food most of the time helps. Lol, I also received a book from Edgy Vegy which was perfect as I’ve just started my vegetarian/pescatarian diet because I’m changing my lifestyle choices.
On Saturday and last day of the week, American Express sent me to watch Enrique Iglesias as an Early birthday present. I was so happy as I was one of his biggest fans since grade school. I also have the biggest crush on him because he’s part Filipino too like me. Fun fact: His mother was born and raised in Manila and his Filipino grandmother lives with him in his mansion in Miami. I think this was the most fun I’ve had that week. We got to drink beer and probably screamed my heart out the whole time. Oh, and Pitbull was there too. hahaha but I barely notice him as I was more excited to watch Enrique, that was also the day my cycle arrived and the depression was gone the next day.
Most likely eating my feelings here
Me at the concert ground