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BLOLIDAYS #5 – Summer Skincare Routinne

Can you believe next week will be the last week of these blolidays posts?

This week, I thought I’d share how I’ve been looking after my skin (trying to) during the summer. I’ll take you through some of the products I use on a daily basis, and some of the others that are more for specific days! Before we get into it, I’ll mention that my skin type confuses me a good bit, but I think it’s a combination of dry and oily. I tend to get quite oily on my forehead (hence the acne up there), and sometimes my nose, but I also get flaky skin around my nose too.

SO!

Clean & Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash

I bought this in a Clean & Clear kit a few months ago, and it’s very quickly become one of my staples. It claims to give softer skin from day 1, cleans skin and unblocks pores with gentle micro-beads. The beads are actually my favourite thing about this face wash, because they’re so good at removing dead skin, that could otherwise clog your pores. To use this, I usually start by putting my face in a sink of warm water, to open pores, using the wash all over my face, and then rinsing the suds off in the sink (this is really important, because you’ll need to make sure you get the beads off your face).

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Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturiser

This is the second product in my kit, and I’ve been loving it just as much. On the front, it says that it moisturises and helps prevent spots and blemishes. There’s something called salycilic acid in this one, which I may have mentioned on my blog before, but it’s essentially an acid (bet you didn’t guess that) that dissolves the grime and skin debris that would usually cause acne. While I do still break out fairly often, I’ve definitely noticed that my skin has been doing a lot better! And it’s oil free, so in the hot summer months it won’t just be adding oils to the sweat on your face already, as a lot of moisturisers do!

Aloe Vera Gel

As you’ll probably know aloe vera is soothing and moisturising, which makes it super ideal for if your skin is recovering from a pretty bad breakout. I’ve just been using an aftersun gel, and it seems to bring down redness while also healing scarring a little quicker than it would without. 🙂

Salycilic Acid Spot Treatment Gel

As I mentioned above, salycilic acid is so good for treating acne, but sometimes a little bit in a moisturiser doesn’t cut it. So, I have a spot treatment gel, in a little tube. You can use it in more specific areas, like directly onto a spot, and if you keep re-applying it throughout the day, it seems to go down pretty quickly. I CAN’T FIND MINE AT THE MOMENT THOUGH!!!

Very Little/ No Makeup

With school not in session, I’ve had no reason to really wear makeup over the last five weeks, unless I’m going out with friends (it’s literally happened 3 times), so I haven’t been wearing makeup. Especially in the summer, it’s quite important to make sure you’re not clogging your face up with heavy makeup. If you do, though, make sure you wash it off before bed! Which brings me onto my next product…

Clean & Clear Deep Action Facial Wipes

This one says that it cleans deep down to prevent spots. It’s the third and final tool in my Clean & Clear kit, and I usually use it to take of the makeup I’ve been wearing in the day, so I haven’t used it too much recently.

And that’s most of what I’ve been doing for my skin this summer! What about you?

Awkwardsaurus

P.S. I’m sorry this post is up a day late; my Wi-Fi was being hella annoying yesterday! 

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BLOLIDAYS #4 – 44 Shaving Things

It’s been a damn while since I last did one of these posts (if you’re relatively new, I sometimes do posts where I’ll list 44 things to do with a certain topic), and with it being summer, more people will be shaving than in winter, I’m assuming? Unlike me, who literally never leaves the house anyway, and wears jeans 24/7. It’s all good, though, I live in the UK so it’s never that warm anyways. 🙂

HOWEVER, with being a fifteen-year-old girl, who has to do PE in a short skort (hybrid skirt and shorts?) I’ve come up with a LOT of things that either happen or go through my head while shaving. Let’s get into it, shall we?

  1. Wondering which razor is the newest out of your many ongoing razors – does that one even work anymore?
  2. Thinking “screw it”, and taking several razors to see which one works the best once you’re in the shower
  3. Shaving cream? Hah, I’ve literally never owned any in my life. I usually end up using shower gel suds and bubbles
  4. The art of choosing a speed to shave that actually works
  5. Shaving too quickly and not taking off a single hairs
  6. Shaving too slowly and also not taking off a single hair while slowly sending you into insanity
  7. The little strip thing (still zero clue what it actually is) slowly disappearing
  8. REMEMBER TO GET BEHIND THE KNEE
  9. ANKLES ANKLES ANKLES
  10. Literally, ankles are the most problematic areas to shave, and I always end up managing to nick my skin there
  11. Damn near yoga poses trying to reach all the areas whilst keeping your balance on wet feet and slippery surfaces
  12. The ridiculous, stinging pain of the tiniest cut somewhere but you can’t seem to find it anywhere – it’s literally like finding a needle in a haystack
  13. Or the cuts that never stop bleeding???
  14. I didn’t know I had this much blood????
  15. Oh, you’re still gushing?? I’mma name you Niagara Falls!
  16. POWER THROUGH I AM A STRONG WARRIOR
  17. Only shaving the parts of your leg people will actually see 😉 😉
  18. What will actually motivate me to shave when I don’t have to wear a P.E. kit anymore??
  19. INGROWN HAIRS, I HAVE A LOT OF NASTY WORDS FOR YOU (I will refrain from using them here)
  20. When it’s been five million years since you last shaved and you look like Chewbacca’s long lost cousin
  21. And then actually getting rid of it is so difficult and takes SO LONG
  22. Putting on soft pj pants with hairless legs ❤
  23. FEEL MY LEGS GALS
  24. Feeling like a dolphin when you’re finally finished
  25. I am so streamlined I could swim faster than Phelps
  26. Lies – I definitely couldn’t I’d be like a sunken potato
  27. When you shaved reaaallllly well, and your friend also did – Rachel and I have actually stroked each other’s smooth legs before
  28. Advertisements for razors shaving the smoothest freaking legs I’ve ever seen?? uMM???
  29. Having to turn your head and strain your eyes at horribly uncomfortable angles purely so you can see your own armpits
  30. Lord knows I’m not shaving there without seeing it – I’d probably die
  31. What if I’m shaving for nothing? What if we don’t have P.E. tomorrow?
  32. One more leg to go
  33. WHOAAAHHHHH WE’RE HALF WAY THERE
  34. WHOAAAHHHHHHHH LIVING ON A PRAYER
  35. Swiping hands up and down freshly shaved legs as fast as possible, sending water flying all over the place like you’re in some sort of
  36. – honestly I don’t know what sort of anything  would involve that so I’m not even going to try
  37. The calm before the storm
  38. Aka the few hours before the razor bumps show up
  39. I AM A QUEEN
  40. Feeling like a princess walking around with your super smooth legs
  41. And then realising you missed a stripe on your shin
  42. DAMMIT
  43. Nobody will see it, right?
  44. Last but not least, this meme:

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Awkwardsaurus

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BLOLIDAYS #2 – 7 Summer Activities

Hello and welcome to the second Blolidays post of the series! We’re two weeks into the holidays now, and about to start the third week. If you’ve got to the point where you and your friends want to meet up, but have zero clue what to do, then this post should help! I’ll put together some of the ideas my friends and I have for days out (or in) and hopefully you’ll take some inspiration!

Theme Parks

While it does involve spending money, riding rollercoasters is such a fun way to hang out with friends! One of my favourites is Blackpool Pleasure Beach, but Alton Towers comes at a close second! It’s important to consider when you’re going; you wouldn’t want to go when it’s raining (the rides might be closed) but on super hot days, the queues are ridiculously long! Settle for a happy medium!

Country Park Walks

For a free outing, you could take your friends out to the countryside. It could be a woods, or a park near where you live. Dogs are a lot of fun to bring along, and if any of your friends are aspiring photographers, it’s a great opportunity to snap some shots of the natural world! And there’s no money involved – Bonus!

Stationery Shopping

Maybe the new school year is the last thing you want to be thinking about in your time off, and if so, this one probably isn’t for you. For any of my fellow dorky friends who love having new notepads, stacks of sticky notes, freshly sharpened pencils, and rulers that are still in good shape, this one is for you! Take a trip out into town and stock up on everything you need for the 2017/2018 school year!

Movie and Takeaway Day

Who doesn’t love a good movie? I know my friends will definitely be heading over to Regina’s house at some point and using Netflix probably all day… We might even order a sneaky Domino’s takeaway – the chocolate brownies are to die for.

Cards Against Humanity

If you’ve never played Cards Against Humanity, or heard of it – let me enlighten you. In a nutshell, you have white cards and black cards: the black cards have either a question or a sentence with blank spaces, and the white cards have the answers. Each player is given ten white cards, and has to fill in the blanks on a black card, with their own white cards. Some of them get super offensive, dirty, rude and just in general, ridiculously funny. It’s bound to leave you in heaps of giggles, and is a great way to pass a rainy day!

Baking

Any cookery prodigies in your friendship group? You could head over to their house with a few others (the more the merrier) and have a day of baking cakes, pies, muffins, and whatever else your stomach is grumbling for. Feast!

Go to the Beach

It’s summer! When the weather gets hotter and the sun makes an appearance, grab your towels and head down to the seaside! Grab an ice-cream or a cone of fish and chips and press play on your beach vibes playlist, or splash around in the water if you’re feeling adventurous!

And those are some of the things I plan to do this holidays! Let me know what you and your friends will be getting up to! 😀

Awkwardsaurus

 

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BLOLIDAYS #1 – Summer 2017 Playlist

HELLO AND WELCOME TO MY ANNUAL SERIES – BLOLIDAYS.

Every week (although I’ve missed two Saturdays so this is me making up for that) in the 6 week school holidays, I’ll have a summery post, flying into the world wide web, for you all to read! Summer used to be one of my least favourite seasons, because I don’t really enjoy the feeling of sweating my entire face of makeup off, and probably the skin underneath, leaving me sitting in a pool of wet clothes and a messy face. However, since then, I’ve grown to love it! But what’s a great season with great outings without an even greater playlist?

I present to you…

AWKWARDSAURUS SUMMER 2017 PLAYLIST:

1. Down – Fifth Harmony (are you surprised I kicked it off with my favourite ladies on the planet? I’m not!)

2. Crying in the Club – Camila Cabello (also one of my favourite ladies who is killing it at the moment!)

3. Most Girls – Hailee Steinfeld

4. Anything’s Possible – Lea Michele

5. LA Devotee – Panic! At The Disco

6. The Life – Fifth Harmony

7. Unforgettable – French Montana ft. Swae Lee

8. Five Colours In Her Hair – McFly

9. Homeland – Chord Overstreet

10. Legends – Kelsea Ballerini

11. Your Song – Rita Ora

12. Back To Me – Marian Hill & Lauren Jauregui

13. Cake By The Ocean – DNCE (yes, I still love this song)

14. Everybody Talks – Glee Cast

15. Hard Times – Paramore

16. Know No Better – Major Lazer, Travis Scott, Camila Cabello, Quavo (obsessed)

17. California – Jack & Jack

18. Rose-Coloured Boy – Paramore

19. Heavy Love – Lea Michele

20. Despacito – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee

21. Controlla – Drake

22. She’s On My Mind – JP Cooper

23. Cool Side Of The Pillow – Kyle Dion

24. Unwind – Healy

25. Starships – Nicki Minaj (could I resist? No, I couldn’t)

And those are some of my favourites this summer! What have you been jamming out to? And what are your favourite beach day songs?

See you next time! 😀

Awkwardsaurus

 

 

 

 

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MONTHLY LOOK-AHEAD – AUGUST 2017

Hello blogosphere! I’m back again, and it’s currently 11:09PM. Why am I writing a post at this time? I’m not sure, especially since I’m surviving off very little sleep after a huge TV marathon last night until 4:30AM…. I should be sleeping, but I’ve ended up here.

So what has August got in store for us? Probably nothing very eventful, since I’m not in school until September, but there’ll definitely be some littler things to look forward to!

Back to Blogging

It’s no secret that my blog has been lacking posts in the last few months, and I’ve been even more useless at reading and commenting on other bloggers’ posts. With school out of the way, I’ll have a lot more free time, and a lot less homework (although teachers had really been slacking in that department anyway this year, thankfully). I’m planning on getting way more posts out than usual!

Blolidays

If you were here last year, and I still haven’t managed to scare you away, first, thanks for staying, but more importantly, you might remember a series of posts I did last summer, called Blolidays. It’s a hybrid word of blog and holidays if you hadn’t already noticed, and although I don’t really go on holiday (thanks mother for the huge family), I write a post once a week themed on the holidays. It might be a summer playlist, my favourite clothes, a haul (that one’s coming for sure!) or even just a rant about the things I love in summer.

Brunch Outings

Like last year, my friends and I have planned to meet up a bunch of times in the holidays, and I’m hoping we actually do! Last year, it got to the last weekend of the holidays and we all got hit with “oh sugar we haven’t been out once” so ended up going out then. Regina wants to go to some little cafes for brunch a few times, and I’m a sucker for all things breakfast-y, especially smoothies!

Everything Everything

For those of you that haven’t already gathered, I’m an absolute hopeless romantic, despite never having been in a relationship or anywhere close to one – ever. It’s heartbreaking, I know, but I survive purely off romance movies: the Notebook being one of my all time favourites (even though it makes me ugly-cry so bad). This month – I think – Everything Everything comes out in the UK Cinemas, and I’m so so excited to watch it.

Teen Wolf Season 6B

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I was on a huge TV marathon. Now’s the time where I tell you it was Teen Wolf. I’d planned to rewatch the entire series in time for the new episode that I could watch on Monday (thank you, timezones), but by Sunday morning I was really pushing whether I’d make it in time or not. To make sure I did, I stayed up until 4:30AM. From Wednesday to Monday morning, I’d watched ninety-one episodes of Teen Wolf, which worked out to about two and a half days straight. It’s easily the biggest binge I’ve ever been on in such a short space of time, but I made it, and the new episode WAS SO EXCITING I CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH THE REST OF THE SEASON!!!

Back to School Shopping

As usual, late August comes with restocking on stationery, school uniform, shoes, and the lot. Some people find it really tedious, and a bit depressing, but since me and my friends are all dorks, it’s so exciting, and we set aside a day to go out to a bunch of stationery shops in town. There’s something so refreshing about starting a new year with a whole set of new equipment. Who knows, maybe I’ll even keep my ruler this year? I’ve never managed to keep a ruler – ever; it always seems to go missing, or snap and I end up using those triangle things in maths sets that I still don’t know what they’re used for…. If anyone knows, enlighten me!!

And that’s what’s ahead in the next month! Hopefully, we’ll have some nice weather, and be able to get some outside time! If you’re in the UK, you’ll know our summers usually last all of a three day heatwave and then we’re onto autumn. Let’s see!

See you next time 🙂

Awkwardsaurus

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MONTHLY LOOK-AHEAD: JULY 2017

HELLO HELLO HELLO

I know, we’re three days into July already but EXCUSE MY LATENESS AND LET’S GET ONTO IT BECAUSE JULY IS USUALLY HELLA EVENTFUL.

Travel Day

Every year in July, my school does a trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach for a day, and we can go around in our own friendship groups, wear our own clothes, and basically do whatever we want. You might remember that there was an extremely attractive photographer when I went last July, and then the following November. But hey, Travel Day is always one of the best days, and it’s actually my last Travel Day since next year I’ll be on study leave!

Sponsored Walk

Another annual event at my school is the sponsored walk: everyone’s families pitch in to sponsor their kids in a walk around the countryside near school. It gets us out of an afternoon of lessons, and it’s a great time to chill out and chat to your friends! Plus, we’ll be in our own clothes!

Summer Holidays

On July 21st (it’s quite late this year) our school will break up for the summer. Year 10 will be over. I’ll probably do a big post on it like I think I did last year? But as much as I’ll miss the people I usually see everyday, it’ll be great to sleep in every morning!

My Blogiversary

July 27th is the day I created my blog. Two whole years ago! At the time, I went by Just Average Teen Me, which I ended up switching for my current name earlier in the year. A Blogiversary is a great way to look back on what’s happened in the span of a year, and this year has definitely had a lot going on!

The Great Gatsby

A few weeks ago, I watched the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and it quickly became one of my favourites. Since then, I’d been set on getting my hands on the book, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Last Saturday, I managed to find it in WH Smith’s (thank you WH Smith’s, you beat Waterstones this time) for £6.99 and I’m currently 3 chapters in. I’m loving it so far and I can’t wait to read the rest!

Everything Everything 

I know, the film came out sometime last month I think, but I haven’t managed to get out and see I yet. As the hopeless romantic that I am, I absolutely love romance movies. They melt my heart, and usually end in a good few tears. This month, I plan to watch it, and I’ll let you know what i think!

And those are the main things in store for this month! See you around 🙂

Awkwardsaurus

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MONTHLY LOOK-AHEAD: JUNE 2017

Why hello there internet!

I know, it’s been way too long since I last posted… My laptop has been pretty dead (literally will not go anywhere from a white screen) so I hadn’t really gotten around to blogging. While I do have the WordPress app, I much prefer to write on my laptop… But looks like the app will have to do for now!

Okay with that explanation done, it’s time to see what’s lying in the month ahead!

No More PR

For those of you that don’t know, for the last four weeks or so, I’d been dealing with a condition called Pityriasis Rosea. To sum it up, I had an itchy rash with red blotches across my chest, stomach, inner arms and upper thighs. My self confidence took a huge hit, and in the last few days, all that’s been left is some areas of dry skin and I am so ready for a month without PR… ❤

Warm Weather

If you’re in the UK, you’ll more than likely have experienced the heat we had a couple weeks ago. Where I live, it got to about 29°C, which would be 84°F for any of my readers in the US. For the UK, that’s pretty hot, and hopefully reflects a nice warm summer on the way!

The Start of Summer

While we’re on the topic, summer officially starts in late June. I can never remember if it’s 20th, 21st or 22nd, but I’m fairly sure it’s definitely one of them! Strangely, I’m not usually excited for summer but this year I’ve definitely been feeling it!

Birthdays, Birthdays, Birthdays!

In the space of three days around mid June, it’s my brother’s birthday, sister’s birthday and then Rachel’s birthday. It’s pretty hectic, but so exciting nonetheless. I’m not a huge fan of my own birthday, but I love other people’s birthdays!!

The General Election

Jeremy Corbyn VS Theresa May. As I write this, we’re 4 days away from the adults of the UK voting for our new prime minister. While I’m not in that age range, I can’t stress enough how important it is for those of you who are in that age range to get out and vote! With the state that the world is in at the moment, it’s the least you can do to try and make a difference. SO MAKE SURE YOU VOTE!

Guitar Grade 6

At the end of the month, I’ll have my guitar exam. For those of you who don’t know, in the exam, I have to perform 3 music pieces, play a variety of scales and arpeggios, sight read (play music I’ve never seen before) and then do some aural (identifying things like key changes, cadences, note intervals and whatnot). Despite the fact that I’m ridiculously unprepared, I’m excited to get this out of the way.

And that’s most of what’s going on in June! See you next time! 🙂

Awkwardsaurus

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August 2016 Favourites

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. School is underway and September has officially begun. I mean, it’s been a few days, but as I write this, it’s actually only 3 days in. Anyway, I have a few things I’ve been really enjoying this month, and it’s the perfect time to share them, as I do at the end of all the other months!

Coconut Chips

While I was out with my friends last week, I was casually walking down the checkout aisle in Primark, when a pretty bag of coconut chips caught my eye. I hadn’t eaten lunch yet, and I didn’t plan on doing, so I snatched a bag from the shelves and bought it right then. They claim to be 100% natural with no preservatives or anything, but honestly, I’m not sure. They kind of attacked my lips later on in the day… Skin was going chapped and they were preeettyyy dark pink… The actual coconut chips tasted amazing, though, and I still have the bag of leftovers on my desk, but I can only smell them – no eating… If you’re sensitive to that kind of thing, then I would suggest avoiding them.

Vaseline

Because of the slight disaster in the lip department, I needed a solution, as fast as possible. Vaseline happened to be the closest thing I had, so I loaded it onto my lips every hour or so. It took about three days for them to go back normal, but it would have took so much longer if I didn’t have any! Thank you Vaseline ❤

No Makeup At All

With it being Summer Holidays, chances were, I wouldn’t see anyone I actually knew, so I didn’t bother to wear makeup all month. You’d think it’d have some sort of skin benefits, but I really didn’t notice anything. I just found it quite empowering to not care about what random people think of how your skin looks. Plus, I didn’t have to deal with putting it on every morning! 😀

Stationery Shopping

As I have mentioned several times in the last few posts, I love to shop for stationery. And having school coming up meant that we had to do just that! As I mentioned in my Stationery Haul, I went to B&M for the majority of my school supplies, aside from a pencil sharpener and school bags. Anyway, I always find stationery shopping really refreshing, and exciting.

Teen Wolf

Ashley has raved about Teen Wolf for so long, and I only started watching it about two weeks ago (actually just over two weeks, but exactly two weeks as I write this!) when I realised just how attractive Dylan O’Brien is. I’ve seen both of the Maze Runner movies a few times, and not really taken much notice, but I watched The Internship, and those glasses won me over. Attractiveness aside, it’s a really good TV show, and had me hooked throughout the whole thing. It took me about a week to watch all five seasons, and now I have to wait until November for season 6, which will be the last one 😦

Chord Overstreet

If you said his name to me, the first thing on my mind, would more than likely be ‘Fabrevans’ or ‘Overgron’ which is my all-time favourite ship in the entire universe of ships. But this has nothing to do with Dianna Agron (although she is insanely beautiful and I just thought I’d let you know). Chord recently released a single called “Homeland” and it’s safe to say that it has been one of my favourite songs for the last few weeks. If you’re a fan of Taylor Swift’s old music, then you’ll probably like this, so I definitely recommend checking it out on iTunes or Spotify!

Time to Myself

Sure, I like having the company of my friends, but I just as much love being able to bask in the silence of my bedroom. Correction: bask in the havoc of a house with 5 children younger than me. Anyway, it’s nice to have some alone time, no matter how much it is. Being the introvert that I am, I love having some quiet time, where I can do whatever I feel like.

Blolidays Posts

If you didn’t already know, for the last six weeks, I’ve been doing posts called ‘Blolidays’, which is a hybrid word that I invented from blog and holidays. I really enjoyed writing them all, and I’ll definitely miss it. Hopefully, you liked reading them!

Miss Sporty Crush On You 

This is a perfume that one of my friends got for me at my birthday in March. At the time, it was cold and wet, so I didn’t feel like it really fit in. But now that Summer has been (and almost gone), it’s been a perfect match. It’s supposed to be Freesia and Violet petal scented, so it smells quite floral. If you’re a fan of that kind of smell, I definitely think you should have a look – or a smell!

That’s everything from August 2016! What have you been enjoying this month? Let me know in the comments!

BYE! 😀

Just Average  Teen Me

 

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Anxieties Away From Home

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. If you haven’t already noticed, I’ve been slightly unacttive here on ze WordPress for the last couple of days. That, my friends, is because I’ve been away for a bit. Not anywhere abroad, and we’ve been several times before, since my Grandma owns a little caravan thing… It isn’t really a caravan… I’ll find a picture somewhere of something similar.

So, as you can see, it’s a good bit smaller than your average house. With a few too many people in one (I have quite a lot of brothers and sisters), it gets very loud, claustrophobic (I have claustrophobia kind of?) and stressful. In the time that I was there, I came up with a few ways to relieve some of the anxiety, and make it more bearable.

If you’re ever in a situation where you feel anxious, away from home, I’m hoping some of these tips might be useful!

Plan Ahead

While you’re packing, make sure you’re taking into consideration things other than clothes. If you’re likely to be feeling stressed, you should probably make sure you take something that’ll give you some sort of escape. I brought the Enchanted Forest colouring book with a pack of coloured pencils.

Know your way around

If it’s a place that you’ve been to before (mine was), then it’s a lot easier to know where you are, obviously. For me, not knowing where I am and how to get somewhere just adds to the stress. A good thing to do is to know the way to one specific place. Say, a shop for example.

Get out and breathe

If you can, going outside is probably the best thing to do when everything gets a bit too intense, and you feel like everything is crushing you. Take slow, deep breaths and enjoy the peace of being away from what it was like inside.

Walk

Sometimes, distracting yourself with a destination outside is a lot more useful than just sitting outside. Knowing your way around really helps with this one. At one point, I think I was verging on another panic attack, so I asked my mum if there was anything she needed from the shops. We were low on water, so that’s what I went to buy. Walking slowly will help to relax you, and give you longer to calm down too. I was out for about 30 minutes, which was more than enough time.

Relaxation techniques

In a situation where you can’t get out, it’s a good idea to try some relaxation techniques. A favourite of mine is meditating. No, not sitting cross-legged and making hum noises. I have an app, called ‘Calm’, and it plays nice sounds (you can choose from loads) as a voice guides you through the meditation. They last from 3 minutes to 8 hours (honestly, who has the time?) but I normally use the 5 or 10 minute ones.

Eat/Drink something

I’m sure we’ve all heard of comfort food, and it can really make your life that little bit better. While I was at the shop, I picked up a mini fruit-salad, and ate that on the way home.

Look at something that makes you happy

This one’s pretty self-explanatory. Save some pictures of things that make you smile onto your phone. Maybe it’s a nice quote, or a pretty setting? Or that cute celebrity? Whip out your phone and take a look when you’re stressed.

And those were some of the ways that I made the most out of my time away, without going into complete meltdown. Hopefully, you might have picked up a few extra techniques! To end this post, I’ll share one of the quotes I had saved.

Take a step back and inhale.You’re never given anything in this world that you can’t handle. Be strong, be flexible, remember who you are and who loves you.

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me

 

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BLOLIDAYS | Favourite Summer Foods

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. Welcome back to Blolidays! It’s the fourth week already! Only three more Blolidays posts after this! Hopefully, you’ve been enjoying this series. 😀

Today I thought it would be interesting to share some of my favourite Summer vibe foods! Who doesn’t love food?

  1. Yogurt (literally any kind)
  2. Smoothies (especially berry ones)
  3. Barbeques because why the heck not
  4. Magnums ❤
  5. Ice lollies (my favourites are tropical and citrus ones)
  6. Onion ring crisps
  7. Pineapples
  8. Buttery corn on the cob
  9. Ice cream (duh)
  10. Anything mango flavour (or literal mangoes. Just went on Google to check the plural of mango. For some reason there’s an ‘e’ in there.)
  11. Strawberry Shortcake – obviously with whipped cream!
  12. Berries in general
  13. Pancakes – all year round!

That’s everything I could think of! I know this post is super short compared to others, but hopefully we can have a discussion in the comments!

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me