Queen – Jully Black

Since it’s International Women’s Day, I picked the perfect song to celebrate, and to celebrate us.

I picked Queen, by Jully Black, Canada’s Queen of R&B Soul. CBC Music named her one of the top 25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever.

The song I decided for Music Mondays is such an inspirational song, it is also one of my favourite songs from her. I hope you like this song just as much as I do!

“I went left, when you went right
Delivering a purpose, I’m living out my life
Just me and my decision, a million reasons why I had to fight
Just me and my decision, a million reasons

I’m a girl, I’m a lady, I’m a woman, I’m a queen
I’m everything I can dream
I’m a girl, I’m a lady, I’m a woman, I’m a queen
I’m everything I can dream”

-Jully Black, Queen

Fly – Hilary Duff

Every Monday, I love starting off the week off of a positive note, so I pick a fun, inspiring and motivational song to put us in the best mood ever! I hope this song inspires you to do anything you wish to do.

This week, the song I picked is Hillary Duff’s Fly. It used to be one of my favourite songs, growing up. I love it because it inspires you to showcase your soul to other people no matter what. You may never know who might fall in love with your smile, if you’re always frowning. Regardless you shouldn’t hide who you are, embrace who you are.

You can’t fly if you are still holding onto yesterday’s worries.

“And when you’re down and feel alone
Just wanna run away
Trust yourself and don’t give up
You know you better than anyone else

In a moment, everything can change
Feel the wind on your shoulders
For a minute, all the world can wait
Let go of yesterdays”

-Hilary Duff, Fly

Watch a Movie

On this edition of Feel Good Friday, my suggestion is to watch a movie. It can be your absolute favourite movie, it can be a Christmas movie, it can be a new movie you haven’t seen before, any kind of movie at all.

Watching a movie will help you out so much. I heard that watching something you have already seen before, it can help relax and calm you, because you already know what is going to happen next.

Later on today, my boyfriend and I are going to watch Soul, it’s the newest Disney movie that is coming out today on Disney+. My boyfriend and I are super excited to see it. I feel like it’s going to be a tear jerker. I love those kinds of movies.

Take a Walk

Today is Friday, which means it is another edition of Feel Good Fridays. It’s where I talk about incorporating a small tip that has healthy outcome on our mental and emotional health. It is really important, more so right now, to focus on our health. Especially with the pandemic still lingering and interfering with our daily lives.

Sometimes learning to take a break from our stressful, and repetitive routines is exactly what we need.

It’s even better when the sun is out, since our bodies are soaking up all of these extra vitamins which is important to have, especially vitamin D, which is known as the Sunshine Vitamin. Vitamin D helps prevent diseases and keep depression at bay.

The best way to give yourself a new perspective is by taking a walk. It doesn’t even need to be a long walk, but as long as you get out of your house, and move. It does wonders for the body. It helps you destress you in a healthy manner. It helps digest your meals. It can help you have a good night’s rest.

You can explore a new area in your neighbourhood. Taking a daily walk helps helps strengthen your bones, and lowers your risk for Alzheimer’s disease. It can help sharpen your mind, too.

You can walk with a family member, or a neighbour, while maintaining social distancing with one another. Or you can listen to your music, or even listen to a Ted Talk, carefully while still obeying traffic rules. Or you can just walk in peace, enjoying the sounds of nature, the sky, and the flowers. Whichever way you do it, there is no wrong way.

Today, I plan on taking a walk to the library. I can’t wait to go. I like to listen to music when I walk. Although this time I was planning on taking a different route there, it’s always fun to mix things up.

Get out and enjoy the day! Your body will thank you.

Relax

In this edition of Feel Good Friday, I am encouraging everyone to spend some time relaxing. It is important to schedule in some time throughout the week to unwind.

If it’s possible you should spend the last 15 to 20 minutes of your day dedicating time for you to relax. Whether it is you writing in a journal, reading, meditating, practicing yoga, etc. Being able to spend time forgetting about your stresses and worries, is so beneficial to your mind and body.

It is a good feeling to just not think about your stresses. Don’t complicate it, you can simply unwind by watching your show, having a bubble bath. Your mind and body will thank you for it.

If you don’t make the time to relax or unwind, your body will pick a time for you. Trust me, it is better for you to pick the time to relax instead of your body.

Tea

I had a cup of tea with a friend of mine whom I haven’t seen in awhile. It was really nice to see him again.

I learnt a lot about myself and I am grateful for that experience.

Today, I will spend time with a loved one to experience the feelings of love and re-energize my soul.