Weekly Life Update #3

Weekly Life Update #3

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

14 Comments

  1. Meg
    October 27, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I know what you are going through. It is amazing how amazing our lives can look online when you have so many personal struggles. I would like to share that the antidepressant I am on does NOT make me feel numb (I am so much happier) and I am on the lowest dosage. It has helped me soooo much. Also, I would love to know how you go to all of these events and find them. Do you use a PR company? I’d love to discuss with you!

    http://www.meghanlaurie.com

  2. October 28, 2017 / 4:57 am

    I love how we’re always eating pizza hahaha

    And I have lots of chocolate for you when you have PMDD 🙂 and now you have Choco to get your mood up!

  3. October 28, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    I love visiting nature and spending time with my family when I’m feeling a bit low. But when the weather is rubbish and I’m just at home then a nice cup of herbal tea and my favourite book or podcast always helps!

  4. October 28, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    Hi lovely! I think it is super important to share not only the amazing parts of one’s life, but also the not so amazing parts because it brings awareness to others and also helps that person cope with what they are going thru … so kudos to you for sharing! I have never heard of PMDD so thank you for sharing. I hope you continue to fight and be your beautiful self. xoxo

  5. Simonetta Lein
    October 28, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    Detoxing from the chaos and listening to our inner calm, like going to the spa and relax, is fundamental to me too. I am so curious to see the new Amazon products . Beautiful pictures and I love that you adore pizza ?

  6. October 30, 2017 / 11:05 am

    I am also starting to be picky with the events I attend in my city as well. It can get overwhelming trying to go to everything and always having to work! I also need to unplug from social media sometimes. I don’t think I’ve taken a break in months!

  7. October 30, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I keep learning new things about you constantly. Now I’m hearing you’re part Filipino? That explains your beauty!! As for living a Disney princess life, that’s what we hear a lot, but people should just know what’s going on behind the scenes of these beautiful pictures and I’m particularly glad you brought up mental health as that is something that NEEDS to be discussed more and it’s not a taboo, it is as important as physical health and should not be looked down upon or disregarded in any way! I’m glad you’ve found a way to cope with you PMMD however!
    Thomas xx

  8. October 30, 2017 / 11:48 pm

    Honestly, it’s so funny when you stop to think that our lives really do look like “princess” lives to others. Yes we get to attend fancy events, yes we get to go on great trips, get paid to review amazing products, and receive so many great gifts from brands. But the thing is , there is also a not so glamorous side to it. We work our butts off creating content (and it’s not always fun to edit or write!), feel the stress of constantly having to post and stay current on social media, and as much as we would like to not… we are constantly comparing ourselves against others in the industry. So as great as our lives look, there really are some downsides and it;s a lot harder than it looks! I will say though girly, you kill at it!

  9. November 1, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    I am so glad to see you having such a blast! Totally feeling you about the assistant, hope you find a good one soon! Love your photos and looks! It’s so important unplugging from social media and emails and do things for ourselves! Thanks for the reminder 🙂
    Sending love your way!
    xo
    Stella
    http://stellaasteria.com

  10. November 2, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    The struggle is real! I know the feeling and I often uplug to reset as well! Glad you got through it and had some fun at the end! xx

  11. November 2, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    Hey my darling… yes you are so right…. we tend to share only the good… and choose to not show to bad. As a blogger that is somehow even expected from us… don’t you thing. I am so happy you are brave enough to break the chains of social media and stay real. Each and every one of us has dark moments…. the one thing that counts is how we are… after overcoming these moments. What we take from the experience and try to see the bright side.
    Lots of love from germany

  12. November 5, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    I’m so sorry you suffer from PMDD but I’m glad you managed to find methods that work for you when it comes to battling the “PMDD monster”. Spa days and reading books sound amazing – whenever I get cramps, I love lying in bed reading a good book too!
    And how cool is it that you get to watch Enrique Igelsias? I loved his songs too when I was younger, and remember getting all teary-eyed watching the “Hero” video! Ahh, memories!

    Have a great rest of the month!
    xx
    thelollychase.com

  13. November 10, 2017 / 2:24 am

    Thank you for talking about such an important topic! Sometimes it’s just what we need to unplug and unwind to regather ourselves!

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