It’s been awhile since I have done a mental health monthly favorites post!
These are the things that help me maintain mental sanity in that particular month.
Although I love the month of October, it gets dark by 6:30 pm now and it snowed twice already here on the mountain top. Within a week.
With this change of seasons comes even more of a need for life’s little comforts…
October mental health monthly faves:
Outfits that make me feel good:
I feel prettiest lately in my dresses with tights and boots. My 2 favorites right now are my new plaid dress and these orange sparkly tights from H&M.
This is one of those outfits that after the fact I realized-I really wish I staged a whole fashion shoot with! But instead, you have me posing for Frankie as he takes pictures of me in his room. (please excuse the garbage can, lol)
Some day I will stage another actual fashion photo post. Like real bloggers do. Hehe.
Another well planned out fashion photo for the blog. Lol. This sweater was thrifted as well but is from Target!
Thrifting and thrift hauls:
Let’s be real….shopping makes you feel good. There’s something about the thrill of finding those perfect items unexpectedly while out thrifting!
Last weekend I went Halloween costume searching at goodwill and salvation army and was not sure what to be when I arrived. When I left, I left with a pair of moon boots, which I knew would work perfectly for this weekend’s space themed party.
Not only that, but I came across these wonders.
The dress is the one I am wearing above and it’s now one of my favorite dresses. The bag is a Dooney and Bourke, which I got for $15 and it goes for $60 or more on ebay. The shoes are Bass duck boots, which I found online for and can retail for $100 or more depending on the site.
The crazy moon boots that I won’t wear ever again…but they will be great for my costume!
I have been playing sims since I was 7 years old. I have played ever since, on and off, in binges- I will play it obsessively (when I have time) for hours, months, then put it down for 6 months and pick it back up again.
When the days start to get dark earlier and many people can be found curled up with a good book, you can find me curled up with a good sims session or another game.
My obsession with Shameless went a little farther this time when I went and created a whole Shameless Gallagher family and re-created their entire house, as best as I could. I think the kitchen came out the best!
My next plan is to make Patsy’s pies diner where Fiona works since I have Sims Dine out expansion pack. And I’m basically going to have Frank come in and out and wreck havoc on their lives every now and then.
And you know I plan on getting Sims 4 city living when it comes out November 1st! Then the Gallaghers will move to their real hometown of Chicago.
I am pretty excited about the new social media and food critic job as well as festivals in the city and other city aspects like high rise apartments!
Exercise and keeping busy:
I think I am the kind of person who needs to be busy most of the time, but also make time to relax in between.
I have been trying to keep my gym routine from getting boring by trying new classes- Piyo, spin, and zumba. Now Zumba and cycle have become part of my regular routine!
It’s also been a good way to see my friends, who are just as busy, and we can do classes together.
Exercise is amazing for your mental health and I can’t imagine having a week without it! This week I missed my spin class because I had to stack wood and yesterday it snowed so I missed working out, but still shoveled snow, and I feel it in my arms today! I think it’s all about balance.
This is good for everyone’s mental health:
Two of my favorite things in 1 glorious video….Stranger Things and Peanuts. I just watched the great pumpkin last night with mama!
It’s a bit early to start thinking about Christmas, I know, but honestly with all the snow we got, it doesn’t seem that weird to me right now…
Here’s the article where I originally found the video.
What are some things that helped you this month?