So last week I took a little staycation from my full-time job, originally it was going to be a road trip around Minnesota… but after one really long day in the car by myself, I did not want to do that the remaining days. Therefore, it soon became a staycation. Nothing wrong with that. So I thought since I just got done with mine that I would share some ideas on how to make the most of your staycation.
I’m going to start doing a series on using various photography programs and camera basics as I have been seeing some questions coming in about this. And I wanted to start with Photoshop because this program can seem daunting at first. There are a lot of options and can be quite confusing to learn when you don’t know where to go in the application to complete specific items. Now there might be several of these guides dedicated to Photoshop specifically, but those will be more focused on specific topics.
Recently at work, I got a promotion, but I don’t start working that position to the full extent until I finish my certification in Microsoft CRM. I have set myself a deadline of getting the certification by the beginning of June. So I need to do a lot of studying, which is not a lot of time. But I’m determined to make sure I achieve this, so I’m going to be spending a lot of time offline to study. That means blog posts might not be daily going forward for the next two months, but we shall see. I’m going to try scheduling as much as possible.
A lot of times when blogging, you sometimes feel like you need to improve your equipment or spend a lot of money to make a blog. But you don’t actually need to do that. I mean, you can if you want to, but you don’t have to. Especially when you follow a lot of blogs that have been turning to more luxury items. I know I feel into that mindset and felt like I was struggling to keep up, because I didn’t have the budget for it. But there are a lot of things you can do instead of following that trend, because all you truly need to blog is yourself, some type of camera whether it’s the one on your phone or something else, and platform.
Lately, I have been really stressed out and I’ve been trying to reduce that stress the best I possibly can. It doesn’t help that I decided to increase the number of blog posts I wanted to post here and on Rose & Mae. As well as the number of videos a week on both of my YouTube channels. Plus add on working around sixty or more hours a week, and I’m just stressed and exhausted almost all of the time. So I’ve been trying to cut back the amount of time I spend on things that are very mentally taxing and incorporating more stress reducing activities.
Recently I have cut my wardrobe in half so it was more of things I just always wear and more realistic compared to having a bunch of things that I wear only once in a blue moon. And I did this as a step towards more simple living, which I’m still on the road towards. And I actually find going through my wardrobe in the morning when picking out my outfit to be so less stressful and find more enjoyment in it. So these are the steps or tips I followed to achieve this.