Weekly Journal Spread (February 6 to 12)

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Told you i’m making it up for you for being late in my journal spread posts, so two in a week it is! πŸ˜€

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You know my life isn’t that exciting when you realize one of the highlights of my week is finishing all the available seasons of Game of Thrones. Haha. Whatever, I was so happy to finally dive into this show, I’ve resisted for so long (because I wanted tor read the books first – but ain’t happening soon, so). I am freaking obsessed with Jon Snow. 😍

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Well at least something exciting did happened this week, haha. Escaping my boring life and in to the mountain! Check out my adventure blog here.Β divider2

That is it! Hope you had an amazing week! ❀

Talk to you soon!

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Weekly Journal Spread (Jan. 23 – Jan. 29)

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Another one of my journal spreads! Enjoy! Blurred out a few parts though because I’m mysterious like that, lol no – I just got a little personal, that’s why haha.

In case you missed my first journal spread post, here’s the link to it.

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Updates on your journaling? Have you been doing it too? Isn’t it funΒ going back through your posts and seeing everything that has happened – sometimes it feels like a lifetime ago, other times it feels like it was just yesterday. The magic of writing down memories – whether it’s a good or a bad one, it happened and you’ve learned from it either way ❀

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I thought I’d share another tip for journaling:

  • Give TITLES to your day. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just something that highlights your day – Β and you don’t have to do this everyday either, just on dates that you feel doing so.
  • Write QUOTES. This has always been a journal saver for me. There are times that I’m in a journaling slump and nothing in the entire day eve mattered so I just write a quote or bible passage instead. I do write at least something that still made sense in relation to how my day went.. πŸ™‚

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Until next spread! Talk to you soon!

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Three Tricky Tips to Stick Strictly to your Book Buying Ban

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Haha, bet I got your tongue a little twisted on my title. Β That wasn’t my intention, really. Anyway… so I guess pretty much most of us have been in this dilemma: having too many books on our TBR shelves yetΒ we keep on buying more books! It’s a common thing really, and although it’s definitely okay to have an everlasting TBR (who wouldn’t want that?), sometimes we just really need to stop “buying” more.

So it’s not a secret that I’ve splurge quite a bit… no, TOO MUCH, in the 3rd quarter of last year and a little on the 2nd quarter, well probably the entire year! I just can’t help it – the book fairs and bookstore sales are freaking everywhere. I ran out of shelves space, I bought a small shelf, it ran out of space as well. That was it, I told myself – I have to at least control my addiction.too_much So here I am to share with you three shortΒ tips to fulfill yourΒ self-imposed “book-buying ban”.

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Gather all your TBRs. And by gather, I mean get them all off Β your shelves and be surprised to see some of them you forgot you actually owned. I did this on the earlier part of this year and it convinced me that I do not need to buy another one to add to this pile… And besides I’m pretty sure you are running out of shelves space – or coming there at least. Well, gifts are accepted of course, let’s not be mean and not accept them, let’s be clear on that. πŸ˜‰

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SAVE (for something else). Yes guys, it’s hard believe me, I’ve been there. Whenever I have money on my hands, the first thing that comes to my mind is BUY MORE BOOKS!! And to be honest, it makes me feel guilty at times. You see I had this realization recently that I want to be a reliable reader – someone who reads regularly and gives out honest reviews, and not just a plain book hoarder. Well no, don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad thing. But personally, I want to be more that just a hoarder. So, I thought of saving. Saving my “book intended” money for something else like keeping a portion of my earnings for anticipated (or surprise) travels, for my parents’ anniversary, boyfriend’s birthday, etc. And then read the remaining of my TBRs.

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Get off of social media once in awhile. Haha yes guys, other bookworms can be really tempting! They will unintentionally lure you into buying the new releases (not to mention, in hardback!) and you will find yourself creeping out of your bedroomΒ and off to a bookstore. That’s how powerful social media (more specifically – bookstagram) is, and although I’m thankful for the influence it gives out to others for the love of reading, I am also bothered by how I am eager to have a certain book just because the rest of them got it as well. So what do I do? I get off once in a while and do other things. I play with my dog, I watch anime, I draw, I do my journal, and all sorts of stuff. It takes my mind of off books (the new ones I want to buy specifically) for a time and calms me. It’s really refreshing to log out once in a while. Although bookstagram is a part of my life now, I see to it that it doesn’t ENTIRELY eats my being. πŸ™‚divider2

And that is it guys! That’s how I successfully stuck to my book-buying ban “sort of”. You could check out my recent haul post to see that I did a pretty good job!

Until next post… and oh!

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Enjoy!

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