Self Care and How these 4 Things Stop Us Reaching Our Full Potential

If you’ve been reading our blog for any length of time, I can guarantee that at some point, one of the things you’ll learn from us here at On Your Journey is that you need to make time to take care of yourself.

But, when it comes to self care, we all have blind spots that keep us from reaching our full potential. Bringing awareness to these blind spots or blocks – whether they are personality traits, feelings, or actions – can help us to overcome some of these, so that they don’t stop us in our self care efforts. 

These traits vary from person to person, but today let’s look at some of the most common blind spots that you may discover when working on self-care. 

In our culture of self-care, we tend to be blind to our own flaws and mistakes. But true self care and self love is not just about bubble baths and face masks, it is about facing ourselves and working on ourselves. It is not easy. 

Sometimes we fail to recognize how some of our behaviour and habits are affecting ourselves and those around us, and maybe holding us back. 

Here are just a few of the most common ones, so let us talk you through them and maybe some of these will resonate.

Avoiding Conflict At All Costs

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HydraFacial Vs MicroDermAbrasion: Which Facial Treatment is Better for You?

In a time where people are becoming increasingly conscious about their skin health, we decided to compare two of the most popular treatments on the market today—HydraFacial and MicroDermAbrasion.

Both HydraFacial and MicroDermAbrasion are popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures that address facial imperfections such as sun spots, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone and other skin irregularities. Both of these treatments are popular among women and men alike.

HydraFacial vs. MicroDermAbrasion—which is better for your skin? Learn how each facial treatment works and compare their benefits.

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66 Powerful Female Empowerment Group Names for your Women’s Organisation

If you’re looking to add some female empowerment to your life, the first place to start is in your own circle of friends. Whether you’re a mom, a wife, an aunt or a friend, there are so many groups out there that can help empower you.

If you’re looking to get involved with a more formal group, in this blog post we will share some inspiration and ideas on how to name your female empowerment group. 

A  female empowerment group can provide women with a safe, supportive, and educational community to talk about what it’s like to be a woman in today’s world.

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50 Best Self Love Quotes and Captions for Instagram

50 Inspirational Self Love Quotes for Instagram That Inspire You to Be Your Best Self

Self-love is a tough thing to come by in this day and age. With so much emphasis on perfectionism, it can be hard to love ourselves. Sometimes we need to be our own hype person and make our own self feel good.

We all need a little inspiration every now and then so we’ve gathered together 50 of the best self-love quotes for Instagram to help you out when you’re writing a badass caption for the perfect selfie, or if you’re putting together your Instagram bio

These are little things, but when we face our self with positive energy every single day, you would be surprised on the impact it can have. So put a little self-love at the top of your to-do list. 

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6 Fun and Relaxing Games to Play on your Phone (Fruit Themed!)

There are so many fun games that you can play on your phone, whether you’re on a plane, in line at the grocery store or even in the back of a car.

Whether you’re looking for a break from work or if you’re having trouble getting into the creative zone, these games will help you have some fun, and take a minute to refocus your mind so that you can come back refreshed to whatever else you need to accomplish that day. 

I have written a few times about how playing games can help to relieve stress, taking that time for yourself can help to boost your mental health as it gives you a moment to pause and switch off. 

This week, we’re giving you a run through of some of our favourite fruit-themed games you can play on your phone.

We have been playing some fun and relaxing fruit themed games that we found on the Culinary Schools site. You do not need to download any app to play these games, just fire them up in your phones browser and get ready to unwind.

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24 Best Braided Hairstyles to Try for Black Hair in 2022

I have been experimenting with braiding since transitioning from relaxed hair to natural. It has been a long, messy but overall worthwhile journey and braids were an amazing tool throughout this whole process.

In this post, I will share some of my favourite braided hairstyles for afro hair with you.

There are so many different types of braids, and we will run through 24 of the best braid hairstyles for black girls.

We have even gathered some videos tutorials here to help you out along the way.

Black hair is beautiful and versatile. With braids, twists, and dreadlocks as your styling options, you can easily style your hair for any occasion.

24 best braided hair styles for black hair for black women and girls, with video tutorials included for inspiration and step by step

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4 Main Types of Procrastination – And a Checklist to Help You Beat Them All!

How to Get Out of the Habit of Procrastination and Start Doing Stuff Today!

As a kid, procrastination was a word I often heard people use. It wasn’t a word that I ever truly understood, but Procrastination is a major problem for many people, myself included.

It’s an issue that seems to keep coming back every year, and it’s something I still need to work on.

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What is a Bullet Journal and How Does it Work? (Bullet Journals 101)

What is a Bullet Journal?

Bullet journaling is becoming more and more popular, but if you’ve never heard of it or used one before, it can seem a little daunting. Understanding what bullet journaling is and what it involves can help.

So, what exactly is a Bullet journal?

In bullet journaling, you combine all of your thoughts, finances, schedules, to-do lists, and miscellaneous life notes into a single journal.

It is an easy way to organize all of those different things you try to keep up with on a daily basis. It is not only fun, but also extremely helpful in reducing overall stress and anxiety.

Bullet journaling is an awesome way to get everything together.

what is a bullet journal?

A bullet journal, also called a bullet diary, is a system for managing your life. It’s an effective way to keep yourself organized and focused. It doesn’t matter if you use a paper version or an electronic one. You just need to find something that works for you.

In this blog post, we will mainly be talking about paper bullet journals but you can take these principals and transfer them across to a bullet journalling app if that works better for you.

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How to use the Christmas break to Kick Start 2022

By Sid madge, Meee

I was one of those adults that dreaded Christmas. But now I’ve got three little children, five years old, three and one, and I love it! (I also have an adult child too but she’s a bit grumpier about Christmas!) I love the ‘sparkle’ it brings to an otherwise cold and dreary time of year. Winter is tough for many of us, but Christmas can be a high point. I also love that I get time off work to enjoy time with my lovelies (my name for my children). We put our decorations up in mid-November because we just couldn’t wait to revel in the joy the festivities bring. 

It got me thinking what types of sparkles and joy we could all bring more of into our lives, businesses and to our work colleagues this coming year using classic Christmas elements.

The Giving 

A key focus of Christmas is the presents. It’s one of the reasons I didn’t like Christmas for so long, as it seemed to be less about being thankful and spending time with family and friends and more about what someone got for Christmas. It also used to depress me a bit that all this money was wasted on gifts that no one wanted or that were pointless when so much of the world had nothing. 

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