12/30/2020

How to Do a 10 Day Social Media Fast


Hi guys! It’s the time for me to fast from social media again and every time I complete an online fast it’s always such a refreshing feeling to take a break and spend more time with my thoughts/ feelings, my baby, and God.


Despite how 2020 turned out I have been on a grind so slowing down and doing other things than scrolling online is something I've been enjoying.


I typically complete a 10 day quarterly fast but with how things are going in my life, I think I want to implement these throughout the month to fall back when I feel overwhelmed, consumed, and things get too noisy.


There is a lot of different fasts that you can complete. I've completed a Daniel fast, a 40 day and 40 night fast, a weekly fast, and so forth. I focus on fasting from things I tend to go to the most to remind myself of the things I don't really need. 


This year I started off doing a 21 day fast that extended for 40 days and it went great. I remember 2 days before my 21 days fast was ending. The holy spirit spoke and told me to complete a 40 day fast and I was like HUH!? 


And guess what? A few days after that fast was over, I was able to get some insight about some issues I was going through personally and God revealed things to me so clear I knew exactly what I needed to do. During my current fast I didn't eliminate food, it was more about getting offline for a moment to unplug and take care of myself. Here are some easy steps to complete a social media fast and what to do afterward.


1. Plan out what you will do during your fast before you begin your fast.

  • This will help you not be subject to pick up your phone and get online because you will already know what to do.
2. Delete ALL Social media apps 

  • Deleting all your social media from your phone will help you from going online and begin strolling back on the media.
3. Breath/Don't overthink things

  • If you feel as if you can't make it, breathe. It's ok, look at this detox as a reward, not a burden, and change your way of thinking.
4. Spend time with your family

  • I would say and friend as well but the way Covid-19 is set up, nobody's safe. But spending time with my son has been such a rewarding feeling.
5. Talk to God

  • Let me tell you, I'm not fearful for 2021 but I am not stressing about my dreams and goals. I am writing them down, working on my budget, brain dumping, and giving it all to God because we just don't know. So I would rather make plans but ask God to guide me through them if it's his will.


Doing these basic things has helped me during this time.

I'm working on a lot and all I can do is take things one day at a time and breath. I'm happy, refreshed, and ready for all God has in store for me.


What to do after your fast?


1. Clean up your social media.

  • A day before I get back, I typically delete people who weren't beneficial to feed, take any images down from more than 5 years ago, and prep for what images I want to post.

2. Review your social media

  • I like to go through my images and check out my insight for engagement, clicks to see what post are beneficial to my audience to see what worked and what didn't

3. Submit your Ideas to God

  • If there are any ideas on the table, I like to give them to God so he can direct my path

I hope these were helpful. Happy new years to you all. Praying your 2021 goes well in Jesus name.




12/11/2020

10 Lesson 2020 has Taught Me


December is always a reflective month for me. It's a month I am still, more entuned and aware of the things happening around me. This has been one hell of a year and I don't know about anybody else but I'm happy and grateful to still be breathing. I've learned so much this year that during my reflection 2020 has taught me all these things.

1. There is a lot of work to be done internally.
2. I have everything I need.
3. Your people are right in front of you.
4. God never intended pain to be our teacher.
5. Everything that has happened to us, got us to our now.
6. You can only run from yourself for too long before you catch up with yourself.
7. You are your worst enemy.
8. Everything starts in the mind.
9. You may feel lonely but you're never alone.
10. Situations come to teach us not to stop us.

Think about these things. What are some things 2020 has taught you? To go deeper into your journey, download a FREE guide below to help you reflect on this year's lesson.

I hope you have an awesome holiday season.


 

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11/23/2020

Kid Friendly Decorations for Christmas

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Omg, I don't know about you guys but I am super excited the holiday is upon us. Something about this season just puts me in a bubbly space of happiness and Joy thinking of the birth of Jesus. 


With so much going on in the world, we all can use a little joy. Ok, so I must confess, it's not even Thanksgiving yet and my tree is already up. I know I'm not the only one. This week as you guys are decorating I wanted to share some tips and tricks to decorate with a toddler


Because I am a huge decorator when it comes to the holiday season, having 2 years with Christmas lights, ornaments, and more. Can be a heart attack to think about when planning for this season. I am sharing with you guys from experience how I am successful in this area every year. 


If anyone has a small apartment like me, I suggest getting a 6 or 7-inch tree to get started or a tall plant you can decorate.




Buy Items that are kid-friendly for your kids. Instead of any glass items, go for cotton.


Replace ball ornaments for bow ornaments, ribbon, and garland.



Create crafts for Christmas tree




Lastly, Have fun with it.
Life is to short to engage in negativity. Create your own fun, turn on the Christmas tones and have fun.


Did you think these kid-friendly decoration tips and tricks were helpful? Let me know in the comments. If you have any other tips, let me know as well.



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11/16/2020

3 Holiday Outfits for Thanksgiving



I don't know about you guys but I'm keeping it real simple for the holidays this year just because the world has opened up, I'm still going to use wisdom to celebrate the holidays with the family.


Remember: You can still get COVID from your family too.


2020 has been a lounge year for me since we've been in the house but for me, any occasion to dress up would pretty much be a fashion show at this point. If you are gathering the family together, now it's the time to wear all the items you've purchased on Amazon (me). These are some style ideas you can wear this Thanksgiving.


Outfit #1


Pair your favorite Fedora hat with a cute  Purple sweater, with comfy jeans and ankle boots.



Outfit #2

Fedora hats are in right now, so why not wear them? I was giving hippie vibes with this one. One reason I like the style is because of comfortability in cloths.

 

Hat: Walmart
Sweater: Citi Trend
Pants: Walmart
Outfit #3

Who doesn't love pajamas! This season this where I am mental. I just want to be in bed and eat. With working a 9-5, working at home with my little one, running a business, mentally dealing with the hardships of black oppression, multiple deaths, 2020 was a lot! so I just want to enjoy my staycation with my little one and sleep! 

                                            

I hope you guys enjoyed it! Happy Thanksgiving. Let me know below, which outfit is your favorite. 

If you have other outfit plans, let me know too.

XOXO Zak