the REAL truth about self care acts

the REAL truth about self care acts

Dear readers,

something that I want to talk about is the real truth behind all the Instagram, Pinterest or self care post that you see. I’ve always talked highly about your own self care journey, finding what works best for you and I’ve also shared my own set of self care acts with all of you. However, what I want to bring attention to is how this is a consistent process.

When it comes to my mental health slipping, that’s the time that I tend to spend working even more on my mental health and turning to all my self care acts . What I realise is the second I feel somewhat stable with my emotions, I’m not as consistent with my self care acts. Feeling this way is completely normal as we’re all human but the same time it’s so important to continue being in check with yourself and making sure you’re in tune with your feelings.

❤ THE KEY TO SELF CARE, IS TO HAVE CONSISTENCY ❤

Learning how to take care of yourself isn’t just something you do when you feel down or you aren’t your very best, you keep it going through the bad and good days and that can gradually bring so much more closure to you.

Here’s an example, if journaling works out for you, you don’t only journal when you feel down. To make sure that you don’t slip into that hole as fast as the last time, you would keep this process going on even when you feel completely normal. Keeping in check with how you feel is a life long process and even if you find a way to “escape it” temporarily it’ll hit you when you don’t realise or when a new trigger pops up.

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SOME NEW THINGS I’VE TRIED

  • Yoga – little lighter than working out but you focus on your heart and body
  • cooking – this could also be seen as a mindful practice, but it’s always fun to learn a new dish
  • staying in the sun/ outdoor before the winter
  • not saying yes to everything –> this is something I’ve worked on for a very long time but I wouldn’t say yes to every event or gathering that I’m invited to as it’s also important to maintain and keep your energy

*side note: Personally, when it comes to my anxiety, having a daily routine and knowing what will go on for the next week helps reduce my stress and anxiety

That’s it for today

with love from Kat ❤

THE SERIES: ALL ABOUT CONFIDENCE

THE SERIES: ALL ABOUT CONFIDENCE

💌HEY READERS 💌

Hope you’re all doing well! It’s been a little over a year since I started my blog and at times it still shocks me how I’ve been able to connect and talk to so many of you just by sharing what I truly believe in. Whether it’s my top self care acts, my current favourite fashion trends, the lessons I’ve learned about how to bounce back or finding your definition of confidence, I’m truly blessed and grateful to have a platform on Instagram and word press to share my insights. On top of that, I’ve met so many fascinating and inspirational entrepreneurs that have big goals when it comes to their passion. And as a result of that, I just want to talk about my very first wellness and body positivity event that I’m hosting here in Hong Kong!!

THE CONFIDENCE GALLERY

A wellness networking pop up store that celebrates uniqueness from within & without. I truly hope to create a day that celebrates vulnerability and each of our uniqueness.

As a lifestyle blogger ( katchingvibeswithkat.com) and entrepreneur, I usually share my insights through the online community. As powerful as I’ve experienced the online community can be, I also hope to bring these similar feelings to the face to face world through building a safe zone for people to feel vulnerable and embrace their authentic selves.

We live in such a judgemental world where self-criticism, hatred, and unhealthy body comparisons are very real and impactful. Along with being in the midst of the rising digital era, it has made it even more challenging for many’s mental health. Therefore, I do hope this event can be served as a day where our community not only aim towards breaking the down unrealistic standards of beauty but can celebrate every individual’s uniqueness from within and without.

On the day ( this coming Saturday) there will be photo booths, drinks, food, speeches from three insightful entrepreneurs and a marketplace for guests to buy their favourite wellness products sponsored by several vendors.

HERE’S A SNEAK PEEK

” It’s not narcissistic to celebrate who you are. That’s creative, don’t hide that light! shine through”

– Kat Tse

Part of building your confidence comes from believing, embracing and loving who you completely are. So much easier said than done, but don’t hide your authentic part just because society has been shaped a certain way, believe in yourself.

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Can’t wait to share more with all of you around the world!

With love from Kat ❤

Ur 2021 summer guide to living your best life….

Ur 2021 summer guide to living your best life….

With the scorching sun making its way to mid June and with the city re opening ( Here in Hong Kong) , this summer is bound to be different from the last one. If you either notice a group of people swarming and rushing towards the ocean waves or hitting the new clubs over the weekends, you’ll know that this summer is far different from the last. So what better timing than to share some of my personal advice on how you can live your best and most vibrant life this summer…..

What do you mean by living your best life ?

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When we ask the question of what living your life means, everyone’s going to have a different answer. But something common I’ve noticed is the importance of feeling both mentally and physically confident with who you are: your authentic self – not the facade that you put onto the world.

Part of living your best life is learning how to cope with your stress through finding a balance, motivating, CHALLENGING yourself and most importantly do things you love FOR YOU and not for anyone else. It’s also having a better understanding of your own energy. However, the part that we all differ is the question of WHAT can you do or what are the BABY steps that you should take to ensure you are truly satisfied fulfilled and content with yourself.

For me, living my best life comes with a healthy routine, working through my emotions or concerns instead of suppressing, self care acts, investing time into the things that make me feel happy, being surrounded by the people that can lift me up and the work hard, play hard mindset.

MENTALLY THRIVING

Setting new goals, challenging yourself, pursing your passions: I’m a strong believer in learning how to love yourself and finding success from your passions. But honestly, this could mean anything. From individual workout goals to hiking on a new trail or even working on a passion project. On top of that, when you surround yourself with likeminded people as you, that’s where the motivation and creativity kicks in.

Learning how to cope with your stress: we all face stress. You might have those days where you have too much on your plate and you feel as if your jar is overflowing with work and papers due, but here are some ways that can help when it comes to managing stress

Don’t forget to heal: yes, some may say what if I don’t have anything to heal from? or what if I don’t want to heal because I can’t endure the pain of thinking of the past and I’m ready to move on…. but healing isn’t linear so once you do some soul searching, you’ll be able to become even more vulnerable with who you are.

ACTIVITIES

Part of living your life can include trying new things out of your comfort zone. This may not apply to everyone as we all have different preferences but I’m someone who not only enjoys to become introverted from now and then at home, but to spend time in mother nature. Here are just some examples and some positive summer activities that could lift your energy up from now and then…

Summer tan

sun kissed glow can boost confidence 

Tennis

Boat trip’s this year

Hitting the beaches 

start to think from the grateful perspective

Wakesurf

Cook a new meal…

Mentally ~

Having a routine 

Self care 

Skin care routine 

Wellness check in with yourself

AFTER THOUGHT

If there’s one thing that the pandemic has taught us, it’s the importance of learning how to take care of yourself from the boredom that many of us faced during times of quarantine. Since we can’t control the external factors, we do have the power to control what can make us feel better about ourselves. These small steps can help you find what will make you feel content with your life…

🌃Your 3 day guide into the city that never sleeps

🌃Your 3 day guide into the city that never sleeps

New York City. the lights , the music, the fashion, the food – all encapsulates the beauty of the city

I’ll be honest: The truth is, there’s no way to explore all of New York within 3 days. From the exhilarating and lively Times Square to the enchanting prestigious Upper East side, even the streets in between can already takes days for you to explore. But there are definitely a few go to spots that I have to mention.

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Since the start of this blog, learning and exploring my fashion style has always been something that grounds me. “True beauty shines when you focus on the style that you love!” and if you’ve never been to the big apple, even being there for a couple of days has made the fashion vibes feel more real than ever. From every corner you can see a diversity of fashion aesthetics – from streetwear to vintage, to chic looks it just all shows how much NYC loves fashion but in particular in the streets of Fifth Avenue, Soho and Madison!

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THE ELGIN

64 W 48th St, New York

Just a two minute walk from the well known top of the rock, comes a bar & restaurant that serves delicious warm food ranging from roast beef sandwiches to burgers to homemade cream soup. The outdoor atmosphere captures all of New York’s street vibes and the french onion soup burger served with fries ( image below) is what you would want to get for lunch / dinner.

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5TH AVENUE: THE MET & CENTRAL PARK

This street is perfect for you if you enjoy anything related to arts, museums, outdoors scenery! ( Central Park), shops or more towards the luxury vibes. I also love it here as there are way too many iconic Gossip Girl scenes @themetsteps but it also gave me a chance to dress up to another style of mine that I love. ( winter/ spring fashion fits)

THE MET
CENTRAL PARK

SOHO DISTRICT

Heading to lower Manhattan is where Soho district is at. This part of New York has a ton of trendy vibes, art galleries, architectures and stores . Soho gives off amazing street wear / street style vibes and has one of the best coffee stores. If I had more time, I do wish to explore around some of the hidden parts of this area.

QUICK SNACKS ❤

Milk Bar

My all time favourite dessert place! there’s a collection of Funfetti layered cakes, ice cream with cereal crunch, cake truffles pies and more! unfortunately, due to COVID quite a number of stores are temporarily closed, but the one near Soho is currently open!

Pizza loves Emily

If you head to West Village, you’ve got to head over to this restaurant ( photo on the right) where they serve scrumptious cheesy garlic sticks , pizzas and burgers!

Levain Bakery

NYC’s most famous cookies!

How to stay safe when travelling during the pandemic

It can be quite different and hard to travel during the midst of the pandemic, but as I was just 4 hours away from New York city, my friends and I decided to take a train. Just a reminder to wear a mask whenever you’re out, follow the social distancing rules and to always have good personal hygiene.

*also there are a ton of more amazing areas but these are just some of my top highlights from the trip

🌟2021 all about manifesting your dream life

🌟2021  all about manifesting your dream life

We’re 11 days into 2021 and I have to stop and talk about what manifesting your dream life in 2021 would mean and how to do it. But before that a recap. Overall, 2020 has certainly been a difficult year. I’ve struggled quite a bit as I felt as if Covid took life away from me at times: there were a ton of random mental break downs, quarantine life adjustments and not being able to go to my very first year of college. The same time, I’ve also come to understand more about what my anxiety meant for while starting this blog and being able to connect with a ton of amazing people in the instagram and blogging community about topics like this.

but if you’re on this page, you most likely want to learn how to either change some things from your past year or possibly make this year your very best year despite all the uncertainty and I can tell you it’s always possible by changing your vibe and mindset!

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY MANIFESTING YOUR LIFE?

I’m a strong believer when it comes to the law of attraction. It’s definitely so much easier said than done, but I do think that happiness is a choice. Behind this choice comes your mindset and the way you view your life (what are things you are grateful for, what can genuinely bring happiness to you, vibes and higher vibration). By visioning what you want your life to be is the very first step to achieving a positive mindset.

HOW TO MANIFEST YOUR DREAM LIFE?

2020 journal recap Before you move onto thinking about your dream life or 2021, I think it’s always great to spend some time thinking about how this year went by for you. What did 2020 teach you? I used to care so much about how others think about me and especially on social media. But honestly, you gotta give less fuc*s about what people “think” about you if what you do truly makes you happy.

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Goal setting

This could be anything for you. You can always start off from a broad topic such as health goals then narrow to a specific one like having a morning routine to bring a more positive mindset. Other goals can include working towards a new business plan, taking better care of yourself through self care and meditation, exploring your passions or building that job resume.

Vision board

the vision board technique is something new that I’m currently trying but I do think it’s quite a fun and creative project as you have relatable images that could help your goal achieving process. You can either make this digitally, create a physical digital board or even draw how you vision your accomplishments would be like.

Checking in with your energy

As the year goes on it’s so important to just check in with yourself and to stay in touch with your body. You can do this through meditation, journaling or even self reflection. Your energy is one of the most important factors when it comes to higher energy vibration. As hard as it can be, know that you always have the power to be in control of your thoughts, actions and the vibe you choose in life.

After thought

So what are some of your goals? have you started writing down how you vision your life to be like in 2021?