Unplug 


Did you know I value you as a reader? Why would you take time in your day to read what I got to say? But I am superbly grateful. So grateful that I thought I should honor my readers and let you know I’m unplugging from social media for some time. Turning off notifications and temporarily shutting down my apps because I need to connect with what’s present in my life. I must say that I struggle to share stuff like this, since I tend to move in silence, but I’ll get better at being discreet and vulnerable with a clean and righteous balance. 

 I want to let you know,I’ll be back. If the Most High grants that especially. And I’m sure He will. I do have a lot coming to you. Sweet and cool thoughts, spiritual updates, some new baking fun and much more. 

When I get back, we can share more.

Until then, you stay positive, unlearn as much lies as you can, educate yourself and be free from the mental slavery, disconnect if you have to, to connect with the Most High. You’re entitled to doing all that and more..whatever it takes to become better.


Shalom.

Rachel Nadine

Strawberry Water 

Hey friends! 

Today I am sharing something soo healthy, delicious and easy to put together. 

So what’s new? I’ve recently increased my water intake because I just needed to. If you read my post about bentonite clay, you’ll know I drink clay with water for detox and cleansing purposes. I want to take care of my insides and teach those around me the importance of caring for their insides. Hey, click the link and check it out!

On to my new discovery…but I’m sure you know what it is, cause you’ve read the title! (Disclaimer: I am not stating that I’m the founder but yes, I discovered it for myself😋). 

Strawberry Water! 🍓🍓


Adding strawberries to your water is not only refreshing and yummy, but it also has health benefits. I’ve witnessed quite a few for myself! Let’s get into it:

  • prevents cancer
  • promotes weight loss
  • Increases metabolism rate
  • Awesome detox
  • potent in Vitamin C 
  • hydrates the body 

Who knew a bottle of this yumminess  could be filled with these amazing benefits? Cause I didn’t know, but now I do. I began drinking strawberry water mostly because it tasted so yummy and strawberries can sometimes be too sweet to munch on alone. So I threw them into my water. Within a couple of minutes, the juices are released into the water. The longer their infused, the more potent the sweet taste is. 

My Testimonial

I did notice that I burned fat & became leaner. That’s one of the best things that could happen! Oh yes it is! I also noticed my metabolism was slowing down and I felt lighter… you know like my 15 year old self, no kidding! I also found that it quenched my thirst! How satisfying! 

If you’re interested in increasing your water intake, losing weight, gaining muscle, or a simple detox, try strawberry water! You’ll feel lighter and look forward to drinking it everyday lol. You’ll even go to bed early so you can have it again the next day. 

Oh, if you’re fancy, try it with sparkling water. 

Let me know if you have tried this water or if you will! Or share other yummy infused waters to try along with their benefits.

Shalom!

Rachel Nadine 

how i tried to build a mansion in one day.

Welcome viewers! Grab some tea, coffee or hot chocolate (if you’re nutty for hot chocolate like me). Enjoy the read!

Let’s see if you can relate! You have a goal and you think of one million tasks it will take to accomplish it. And right there, you begin! You run out to buy all your supplies or you pull out whatever you need. Your goal is to get it done and get it done ASAP! You’re excited and your mind is flooded with so many ideas and joy. And with all your excitement, you want to tackle one hundred million tasks in one day and accomplish your goal. You just want to see the results!

So you’re doing it. You’ve done about four goals and you’re getting it! Go on now! But then… you’re stuck on the fifth one. It’s about one in the morning and you’ve got a full morning planned and you cannot afford to be tired. But hey, you’re only on the fifth out of one hundred million tasks. And you think, once I get pass this fifth task, I’ll be done in no time. You look at the time again and it’s 2 am and your eyes are sooo darn tired. By the way, you’re still on the fifth task cause you made a huge mistake or something went wrong. The excitement starts to decrease and decrease until it’s gone. Now you’re frustrated so you get ready for bed. At this moment, you’re realizing  you won’t accomplish this goal tonight. Cause the realistic thing to do is get ready for bed. You’ve got that full morning to overcome and try to be all intentional  for (check out my blog on how I’m exercising intentional-ism), but you’re not even heading to bed in a positive mindset.

You’re upset. In one day, you had this awesome goal that came to mind and you wanted to accomplish it, all in that one day. You allowed your mind to tell you this: because you didn’t do it in one day, just let it go because it’ll never be accomplished. Or it tells you: I’m not willing to plan this out, because I want my goal, and I want it now (please stop) or you actually plan to get to it the next day, but instead you ignore it and do something else. You’re giving yourself poor negative talk which may just result in a completely failed goal.

When you fail you can either give up, or assess, plan and try it again.

The scenario above  is a bad habit I harbored in the past. I’ve tried to build mansions within one day. And it was never successful. I failed to plan and I failed to rest. I’d work myself up so much because I was so excited not realizing my decisions were not timely and I was making myself tired in all sorts of ways. I wasn’t working with a strategic plan! I was sprinting this race from the start trying to sprint it out to the end. Gasping for air and I am nowhere near the finish line. No bueno!

If you’re anything like this dirty habit, I encourage you to plan. It’s not that your idea is flat out wrong. It may just be immature with poor strategic plans and you may be burnt out from trying to build it in one day.  Being burnt out is a negative because you begin to feel all types of ways about your once exciting goal! But really I learned all I have to do is rest, don’t quit. Resting can take a day to a span of a week, just make sure you rest well so that you can come back with full strength and a strategic plan.

And if you’re nothing like that old habit, keep doing what you do and become better! Share some tips below for those of us who are still crawling out of this bad habit shell.

Plan your success and take breaks! Do something relaxing or reward yourself for the little victories you’ve gained so far. I believe you can build that mansion, maybe not in one day, but I believe you can build it with awesome planning and resting. Go no now, you can do it!

Rachel Nadine

The Mystery Blogger Award

 

So when I got a notification about this blog, I didn’t think little old I would be nominated. But shout out to this cool sister at JusTalkBlogs (and please do check out her amazing blog!) for nominating me. I have the urge to give a speech, but I won’t go there lol.

And of course thanks to Okoto Enigma for being so creative and fun! Check out her blog as well.

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Rules

  1. Post the award logo/image on your blog.
  2.  List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  9. Share a link to your best post(s).

Three Fun Facts on Me

  1. I am the youngest and only girl of four.
  2. I enjoy singing along when my fiancee plays his instruments.
  3. I collect journals for brain dumps/ideas, prayer entries and bullet journel/bujo because they’re pretty and full of empty space that can become almost anything!

Questions  Answered

  1. If your life was a book, what would this chapter be called? “Happy, Go Lucky” cause I wasn’t always a smiler, especially not in New York. Sadly, no one has time to crack a smile. Nowadays I catch myself smiling naturally and smiling to myself lol.
  2. What is your motivation/inspiration? My motivation is my fiancee! We share our goals with each other and hold each other accountable. I can’t let myself down and neither do I want to let him down. 
  3. What’s the best book or movie you’ve read/seen? Recently, I’ve been hooked on War Room (save it and watch it!) because it’s a great lesson on the importance of prayer in one’s life and how much the enemy is really seeking to kill, steal and destroy. Heads up, the cries are so fake!  
  4. What’s the best thing you learned from 2016? The best thing I learned about myself in 2016 was how negative my mindset was and still is. I learned that I cannot  be surprised about my sometimes crazy thoughts but rather be active in positive thinking and becoming better, hence my blog’s name! 
  5. What is one song that you’re embarrassed to admit you like? Oh my lol. I am greatly into Hakuna Matata from the Lion King. I mean it means no worries (sings) for the rest of your dayssss! It’s our problem free philosophyyy, Hakuna Matata! 

I nominate…

Tribal Tots (I know you tagged me already lol)

bloggingsunsets

Absolutely Olivia

P.s. It’s Peri

My Israelite Journey

Life Gets Better

Young Wife Happy Life

The Peaceful Wife

Thoughts of Cin

JusTalkblogs

Questions for my Nominees! (if you already nominated me and I tagged you again, answer in the comments below):

  1. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  2. What is the best complement you can give yourself right now?
  3. What is one goal you’re focused on this year?
  4. Whats your go to hobby?
  5. If you another pair of arms, what would they be used for? (weird)

My Favorite Post Thus Far: 

Intentional (most recent too!)

This was so fun to do!

 

Shalom,

Rachel Nadine