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Self-care, favourites​ and life in general

Hey everyone,

I hope everyone has been having a fab day so far. It has been a minute since I’ve done a post where I just ramble and these posts are one of my favourite posts to read so I thought it was the right time to write one for you all.

First of all, how are you guys?? I love interacting with you all so tell me one thing you’re grateful for in the comments and let’s start a conversation! I’m currently listening to Jack and Jacks new album, A Good Friend Is Nice, and I completely forgot how much I love their music. I’m so glad I re-discovered them because they’re really underrated. My favourites from the album have to be: April gloom, Promise me and  Lotta love.

I wanted to start this post by talking about self-care. If you guys read my 2018 in review post, you’d know that 2018 wasn’t the best year for me. I’ve accumulated a few ways to change that. One major problem was that I either overslept or didn’t sleep enough which really affected my productivity. I’m working on sleeping for 8-9 hours every day and not have naps. That only happened because I was overworking myself mentally that I didn’t even realise until I started to get stress dreams. Hopefully, with all that extra time, I will have time to read the books that I’ve been looking forward to reading and do something I enjoy e.g blogging and being active.

That is also something I want to work on, being active again. I miss feeling energetic and being healthy in general and I actually enjoy exercising. Sadly, I haven’t been taking care of my health because I’ve been eating lots and I’m not sure why. I’ve just been extremely tired and I can’t find the exact reason why. One thing I’ve definitely been worrying about is what I’m going to be doing after A-levels. I want to do accounting or, anything to do with working in a bank but, I’m not sure what Uni’s to look for or if I want to go Uni at all. I looked at higher apprenticeships but due to where I live, there’s not much. Anything good is in London so I don’t really know.

dead plantDoes anyone else stress about the perfect career?? Growing up, my mind would constantly change on what I’d want to be because the things I like were forever changing. At one point I wanted to be an artist, then a presenter, then a teacher or a graphic designer and when I started becoming older, I became totally clueless. One thing that just doesn’t help is that school wants you to get good grades across all subjects and this wasn’t helpful for me because I don’t have an obvious strength. If you guy’s read my post, What I got for my GCSE’s, you’d know I got alright grades across everything. But, I chose to pursue a career as an Accountant because I don’t mind working at an office and late become self-employed and I didn’t mind  Maths at school too.


Anyway, who else has been loving James Charles at the moment??? I’m definitely a big fan of the sister squad, haha. I love it when he does collaborations with other YouTubers, especially Jeffree Star. I’m not gonna lie though, I don’t watch much youtube and only watch very selective people because I’m not a fan of all the social climbers and all the crazy scandals that have happened. I just love being part of that awkward generation where we don’t get the 90’s kids but don’t understand the Logan Paul generation. There should be a specific word for us. When I’m talking to my friends, we use to talk about how we were the most screwed over generation with GCSE’s, the BREXIT aftermath and everything else.

Can we just talk about that I’m gonna be 17 on March! I don’t think I can get my head around it. I remember that I couldn’t wait to be 16-17 because I’d have my whole life together but, I’m a mess, haha. No one has ever told me about the stress, people and the things life throw at you because it’s very obvious that I’m exhausted from it all. It’s all due to the expectations we create. That is one thing I want to work on is to not expect so much from myself. One very recent example was me deleting some pre-written posts which were going to be posted throughout of January, but ended up deleting cause I didn’t like them. This isn’t the first time that has happened. So, I am definitely going to grow from this and focus on the present and just enjoy myself. I plan on going for walks and riding my bike more so then I’m active and have more fresh air. So much is yet to come because at 17 I can learn to drive which I’m so excited about! One thing I’ve been struggling with is getting a job because it doesn’t work around my 6th form timetable. That is one of my focuses this year too so then I can fund my driving lessons and go out in general.

So I hope you all enjoyed this post! It has been so long since I just wrote for no apparent reason and I always say that I need to do it more often and end up not doing it, haha. Have a great day everyone x

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  • Emily

    Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, it’s good that your interests change, as 17 is a time for exploration and experimentation 🙂 I’m just 24 now, but it’s crazy how forever ago 17 feels. I ended up having a little break down in college when I changed my major, because I couldn’t decide what I wanted and it felt like the end of the world.

    February 22, 2019 at 10:56 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Aw, I hope everything is alright now! Thank you for reading xx

      February 24, 2019 at 4:51 pm Reply
  • Ellie

    Najida I feel like I’m bobbing along in the same stormy boat as you. When I was younger too I never imagined life would be this stressful like you said. With overworking definitely being the prime culprit of many of those stresses! I’m can’t believe I’m not the only one who’s struggled with the weird ‘too much or not enough sleep thing’ and struggling with my body dozing off in the day 🙁 . I’ve really been meaning to get more active again. Like you I used to lovvvvve it. Achy-ness has just really got the better of me recently. But reading your plans have really inspired me lovely. I’m going to get into some little walks or bikes rides, might even take my camera with me! (Always a good motive). <3

    Ellie Xx

    February 13, 2019 at 7:37 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Ah, it’s glad yo hear that I’m not the only one! Taking your camera with you is deffo a good shout x

      February 13, 2019 at 7:56 pm Reply
  • Thoughtful Tash

    I love this chatty kinda blog post! It’s so nice to see what you’re up to and YES we love a sister stan hahaha James Charles has a lil’ piece of my heart hahaha! -Tash xx

    January 31, 2019 at 5:56 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Thank you Tash, glad you liked the post! James Charles has a tiny piece of my heart too😂 xx

      January 31, 2019 at 10:04 pm Reply
  • Elin

    I really enjoyed reading this post Najida. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who stresses about careers and what path to go down, I think it’s natural for everyone, I’ve changed my mind what feels like 1000’s of times haha. But don’t put pressure on yourself my lovely, you’ll figure it out soon enough I’m sure of it!xx

    January 31, 2019 at 9:02 am Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Thank you so much Elin! I hope you have a great day xx

      January 31, 2019 at 10:27 am Reply
  • Hopelesswonderer

    This was such a cute little chatty blog, honestly being 17 is nothing, wait till your 22 still with no clue of whats going to happen haha! I can totally relate to the lack of sleep, I wake up EVERY night around 3am, it makes me shattered :/ How have you managed to avoid waking up?? xx

    January 29, 2019 at 8:30 am Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      I totally dread that, haha. I’m not sure if I’ve ever avoided waking up, it just happens! Thank you for reading xx

      January 29, 2019 at 5:45 pm Reply
  • Zoë

    I thought I wanted to do Photography as a career, Im even at university for it, but Im starting to change my mind… Im not enjoying it is much as I thought I would. Try not to stress too much, it’ll all work out!! Ive been working on self care recently too, in fact it was my most recently blog post ahah! xx

    January 28, 2019 at 6:13 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      I’m so sorry to hear that! I hope it all works out for you too and wish you the best on it aswell💗 Also, I loved your self care post xxx

      January 28, 2019 at 6:17 pm Reply
  • Bexa

    Choosing a career is such a hard decision, although don’t put too much pressure on yourself, you are still young and can change direction at any point. I agree, self-care is so important, especially when life gets stressful. Walks and bike rides sound like a lovely idea, hope you enjoy! Have a great day! 🙂 <3 xx

    Bexa |

    January 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Yeah, the struggles of being indecisive, haha😂 and thank you, you too💗

      January 28, 2019 at 6:16 pm Reply
  • Kirithika

    Turning 17+ always seemed like a dream until you get there 😂 Good luck with job hunting, it is a huge pain with school!

    January 28, 2019 at 10:12 am Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Haha, I totally agree! And thank you xx

      January 28, 2019 at 6:15 pm Reply

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