Top 3 Things You Need to Maximize While Being Single

I know you hear it all the time, “be happy with yourself” or “use this time to discover who you are”, but what does that even mean? How do I even begin to discover myself? I like men , chocolate, and Netflix. Case closed.  But is it? NO.

While you’re single, be careful not to waste the following:

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Your Happiness – Learn the difference between what is making you happy temporarily as well as continuously. It is easy to get caught up in activities like partying or going out that only offer a short-period of happiness, perhaps take on a new activity that brings you joy everyday.

Your Time – You’re single! This is the most “you” time you’re going to get in your life! You have the free time to be whoever you want to be, make a list of goals you want to accomplish and make it happen!

Your Money – You don’t have to spend money on anyone but yourself right now. You can get your ducks in a row and treat your self!

I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not defined by another person.

–Oscar Wilde

*Featured Image provided Le Love

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Bangs or No Bangs?

On the fence about getting bangs? Maybe you’ve considered the look and ultimately decided against it, but you still like the idea of them. Here are some things to consider: Continue reading

Healthy Eating on the Go

“Clean eating” is a great way to cut out all of the junk that slow down your system. Clean eating consists of eating fruits, veggies, lean meats, and nuts/grains. To simplify this, I usually think of clean eating as avoiding anything that is processed or doesn’t occur naturally (is there a Dorito tree? No?).

Anyone that’s tried eating clean can tell you that it feels amazing. Sure, it can be hard to say no to the bread or processed sugars but, overall, you really do feel 100% better. Usually, when I fall into a rut of eating crappy foods, it’s because I’m too busy. I may not have the time to throw an elaborate salad together so I will satisfy my hunger by running out and getting a cheeseburger. It’s horrible, I know, but it’s the truth. Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Dip

For family dinner last night I made this fantastic Buffalo Chicken Dip. I doubled the batch and it still only lasted about 20 minutes! It’s super easy to make and equally delicious.

Here’s what you need to make this divine dip:

Cream Cheese (1 8 oz block)

Buffalo Sauce, I used Franks which was pretty tasty (1/2 cup)

Canned chicken; you can make yours fresh if you want, it just depends on your preference (1 1/2 cups or more as desired)

Shredded Cheddar Cheese (3/4 cup)

Blue Cheese (to sprinkle on top of the dip at the end)

Ranch Dressing (1/2 cup)

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How to Not Stay Down When You’re Down

When life seems less than stellar, it can really bring you down. Sometimes curve balls are thrown at us and we have little-to-no time to react and then BOOM – the damage is done. So how do we proceed? What’s done is done and there’s no turning back time. Get me out of the rut!

There is a wall in front of you, and you know that happiness and contentedness are on the other side.

This wall consists of:

  • Doubt– It’s easy to doubt yourself when things seem impossible and goals seem unreachable
  • Lack of Motivation– It’s easy to lose track of what’s important when you don’t see the good in it
  • Lack of Resources– You feel like you don’t have the money, time, or energy to get what you want

 

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.– Mary Pickford

Tearing down the wall:

  • Have some faith– try and stay positive and believe that everything is going to work out, once you start believing then you will see the change
  • Get inspired– find some way to get inspired, whether it’s reading, writing, exercising, talking to a friend or family member. Sometimes all we need is a new perspective.
  • Get creative– when you are lacking in resources, IMPROVISE! How are you spending your time? What is it making you so tired? Find out what it is that is holding you back from what you really want to accomplish and make it happen.

 *All information provided by Passionate Pensive is for entertainment purposes only. All information is based off of the writer’s personal experiences and opinions. No information given is professional, medical, or legal advice.

Heavenly [Light] Spinach Artichoke Dip

So I’m somewhat of a dip expert. I love dip. LOOOOOVE dip. It’s a problem. My friends only ever expect me to bring my famous artichoke dip to gatherings because they are infatuated with it and this has been the arrangement for the past few years.

The only negative thing about dip? Turns out it’s not so food for you. Those artichokes are deceiving because they are covered in mayonnaise, cream cheese, pounds of regular cheese, and lies. Continue reading

Cauliflower Crust Pizza!

Alright, I’ll just come out and say it. I have an unhealthy love for pizza. I love it. Almost every week, my friends and I have a girls date night at our favorite pizza place (with about 4 bowls of ranch for dipping).

You might be asking yourself, “What’s the problem?” Well, this unhealthy love for pizza is very problematic when you’re trying to eat better and exercise. Most of my pizza slices go straight to my rear, and I’m not a huge fan of this result.

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