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august mood boosters

August mood boosters kind of distract from the fact that summer is almost over.
We are not Father (and/or Mother) Time and cannot control the speed at which it passes.

The good news, however, is that we can control how we spend our time.

I’ve compiled a list of some mood boosters to spark inspiration for y’all!

Tasty foods.

For breakfast (or really any time of the day), I love toasted bagels with cream cheese and a runny egg on the side for dipping. Everything and cinnamon raisin are my go-to types!

Super filling salads are possible!!!

At the grocery store I stock up ingredients that are easy to toss in with fresh veggies. Some of my favorite salad add-ins are hummus, chia seeds, sliced nuts, and avocado.

Once all my ingredients are in my bowl, I drizzle olive oil, sprinkle salt, crack fresh black pepper, squeeze the juice of 1/4 of a lemon over the greens, add some balsamic glaze and you are #gucci.

Sensory Aesthetics.

Many of us appreciate a clutter-free space, scented with our favorite candle, and flooded by ambiance. Environmental perception plays a huge role in our overall mood, productivity, and quality of life.

When I’m in my room, I tend to shuffle jazz music, burn candles, and maintain appeasing visuals, such as flowers, printed art, plants, and miscellaneous decor.

A miscellaneous mood booster are ALINK glass straws. They will upgrade your at-home drink experience forever.

If you want to close your eyes and feel like Don Draper from Mad Men, listen to this playlist.

Bonus points for lighting a candle. I am loving this Boy Smells ‘Best Buds’ Set.

Hobbies.

Anyone who knows me will not be surprised by this but I love to journal. The smoothness of ink flowing from a perfectly fine tipped pen is something that I cannot get enough of!

The pens I have been enjoying lately are uni-Ball Vision Elite (0.8mm) and Pilot Wingle (0.5mm).

Shoutout to good ol’ Sakura Pigma Micron (0.2mm), STABILO BOSS pastel highlighters, and Sharpie gel highlighters for being fun!

One of my absolutely favorite past times is sunbathing. I wear my SPF and a hat though, don’t stress. We don’t want premature wrinkles here!!

I am a podcast junkie. A few of my entertainment favorites are ILYSM with Kenzie Elizabeth, Call Her Daddy and MOOD with Lauren Elizabeth.

Hosts of their respective podcasts, Kenzie Elizabeth, Alexandra Cooper, and Lauren Elizabeth are boss a$$ women!!! I have so so sooo much love and respect for these gals!!

I hope I’ve helped you gather some inspiration for your own mood boosters, y’all!!!

Love Always,
Alex xoxo

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