Category: Self-Love & Self-Care

Self-Love and Self-Care are two of our favorite topics, and as such, we have chosen to put them together. You will find a little bit of self-love in most of my posts. Self-love and self-care are incredibly important topics. When practiced regularly they lead to a happy healthy mind frame and life.

Meditation | How to Keep Calm During the Holidays

Meditation is one of those commonly misunderstood forms of self-care. This post will talk all about meditating to stay calm and to lessen anxieties during the holidays. The holidays are a hectic time full of great times, but also full of stress and anxiety. It can sometimes be hard to stay calm and avoid these...Keep Reading

5 Easy Holiday Self-Care Practices

With the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season, it’s easy to allow yourself to become overwhelmed with everything on your to-do list and everyone who wants to spend time with you. it’s during this time that we tend to neglect ourselves the most. For that reason, I have a collection of holiday self-care practices...Keep Reading

How to Get that Cozy Christmas Feeling

This post is a sponsored post. This means that I received compensation for writing it. Let’s be honest with ourselves, who doesn’t love that cozy Christmas feeling?? It’s the best to get cozy on your couch or in your home, especially when the weather starts to get cold! Everyone has their own tricks to feeling...Keep Reading

How to Create the Most Relaxing Bathroom

Creating a relaxing bathroom design is essential if you enjoy unwinding in the tub after a long day at work. The last thing you want is a bathing space that is not fit for relaxation. This post will provide a few hints and tips for the most relaxing bathroom. Improved Bathroom Lighting Most people find...Keep Reading

The Benefits of Anxiety Journaling & Why You Need It

Since my move to North Carolina, I have been seeing a counselor on a monthly basis. Counseling is super valuable and I have learned a lot from it, including a lot about myself. One practice that I have taken from counseling is to track my anxiety. In my second session with my new counselor, she...Keep Reading

Dealing with Loneliness: Living By Yourself Far Away From Home, Family, and Friends

Everyone gets lonely, especially when you are in a new town far away from those you know and love. It’s hard, very hard. And sometimes it’s even emotionally draining. Here are some tips to help you manage loneliness when living by yourself far away from home, family, and friends. Go Out Often (AKA Don’t Pout...Keep Reading

Factor Your Feelings After A Long-Distance Move

Moving long distance, while life-affirming, can be terrifying. To some degree, it’s obvious before you’ve even embarked on the journey. No one could undertake a move like this without an overfill of feelings or at least a fluttering in your stomach. It’s simply not possible. This post gives a brief rundown of some feelings you...Keep Reading

Designing A Bedroom For A Better Night’s Sleep

Do you struggle to get your 8 hours of sleep each night? Maybe your bedroom is a problem. There are several factors that are important for making sure that you get good-quality sleep, and many of them come down to your bedroom’s design. Need some tips and inspiration? Read all about designing a bedroom for...Keep Reading

12-Day Gratitude Challenge

This week on Jihi Elephant I have been planning an Instagram challenge and I want to share it with you amazing people! The goal of this challenge is to express gratefulness publicly with the hope that it inspires gratitude in those around us. Being grateful is so so so important and wonderful, which I have...Keep Reading

10 Happiness-Promoting Practices + 10+ Happy Quotes

What is happiness? Happiness is a phenomenon, emotion, or state of being we all strive to achieve. Here are 10 ways to promote happiness in your life. What is Happiness? There are a million ways to define happiness. "Be happy. Be bright. Be you." The dictionaries define happiness as Delighted, pleased, or glad, as over...Keep Reading

7 Tips for Surviving Midnight Shifts | and other odd shifts

Have you been hired into work a midnight shift and you have no idea how you will survive? This happened to me. I am NOT a late-night person. I am the type of person who has a strict sleep schedule, which I rarely stray from. Before hiring in to do midnights, I was going to...Keep Reading

My Gratitude Journey | Meaningful Artwork

I’ve titled this post ‘My Gratitude Journey,’ though it is mainly about a piece of artwork I spent a year creating and the story behind it. Warning, I have to get a little vulnerable to tell this story. The Back Story I’d like to start from the beginning. I was in a toxic relationship which...Keep Reading

65 Encouraging Journal Prompts + 10 Quotes

Journaling is such a good way to de-stress and stay mentally healthy. I generally use journaling as a debrief at the end of my day or to encourage and motivate me at the beginning. Here are 65 encouraging journaling prompts. Encouraging Statements Name 5 qualities you like about yourself.Write about a time where you felt...Keep Reading

10 Ways to Reduce Your Anger

I have recently been feeling very angry. This anger feels overwhelming and just builds and builds until I end up exploding on someone. Anger isn’t a good feeling, nothing good comes out of it. Because I have recently struggled with and have been working through anger, I have decided to write about coping with anger....Keep Reading

Self-Love Challenge | 30 Days of Loving Yourself

Are you up for a challenge!? Awesome! I challenge you to 30 days of self-love! For the next 30 days, pamper yourself! Self-love is so important, I cannot stress it enough! This challenge calls you to spend 30 days pampering and taking care of yourself, working on loving yourself. Self-love is more than just loving your...Keep Reading

25 Self-Love Quotes

Self-love is such an important topic and practice. And no one is able to love you like you can. These quotes are meant to help you with your own self-care in a little way! Everyone is important and needs some pampering, that includes yourself! Try adding these quotes to images on your wall, write them...Keep Reading

How to Set Up the Perfect Bath for Relaxation

You’ve come home from a stressful day at work or school. How do you de-stress? A Bath! Setting up a nice relaxing bath is a science. It requires not only a relaxing bath but a relaxing bath environment. I am here to tell you exactly how to set up the perfect relaxation bath. This article contains...Keep Reading