The Liebster Award!

I would like to thank wavesofawesomeness for nominating me for this award! Please check it out if you haven’t already if you like quotes, poetry and other awesome posts!

So the rules for this award are as follows:

  1. Acknowledge blog who nominated you and display award
  2. Answer 11 questions the blogger gives you
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 11 blogs
  5. Notify them of the nomination
  6. Give them 11 questions to answer

The Questions Given To Me:

Would you rather own a bakery or a candy shop?

I would have to say a bakery because as much as I like candy I prefer pastries!

Do you prefer drawings or paintings?

Both! And if you like paintings check out this blog.

Would you rather live in an area that’s always hot or always cold?

Cold. I always prefer the cold over the heat

Who are your favourite bloggers and what is/ are your favourite post(s) from them?(I don’t have to be one of them 😉 )

wavesofawesomeness

Elaine

Shay-lon

Opher

inkgirlandwords

Jirah

orangutanlibrarian

Chape

Shweta Suresh

Katzenworld

becomingdeutsch

Esmé

Simon

Shruti

Christina

And I’m sure I’m still forgetting a few!

Who are your favourite YouTubers?

I really like Ryan Higa!

Who are some of your favourite authors?

Jane Austen

J. K. Rowling

Dan Brown

Stephenie Meyer

Dyan Sheldon

Khaled Hosseini

Margret Atwood

Jack Kerouac

Meg Cabot

Describe your blog in an advert style

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a confused, anxious, pessimistic, weird, introverted, twenty year old girl? Well look no further we have just the blog you want! At lifesfinewhine not only do you get the real twenty year old girl trying to find herself experience you also sometimes get random posts about Awards and Tags! So don’t forget to check out lifesfinewhine to stop the fun and start the soul crushing anxiety!

What is/was your favourite topic to study in History?

Everything! I swear I have never been bored learning something in History (yes I know I’m a nerd).

What type of phone do you have?

Samsung

What would you change about your life?

I would get rid of my anxiety.

If you were president/ mayor/ royalty, what would you do or change about your area/ county/ country?

I would work harder to bring peace and unity to my country, I would also make sure that my country causes as little pollution as possible even if it means certain things are banned, I would work very hard to stop hunting, I would try to help people who can’t afford education get free education, I would try to bring universal healthcare and free university for my citizens.

11 Facts About Me:

  • I love Italian food
  • I want to someday see Germany and hopefully live there!
  • I want to explore Europe
  • I love anything to do with History and Psychology
  • I am currently learning German
  • I’m 20
  • I’m 5’2
  • I love animals
  • I love art
  • I used to like horror movies but I’m not that into them anymore
  • I love reading

My Nominees Are:

Anyone and everyone reading this! (Do the same questions!)

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The Blogger Tag

I really want to thank thegirlwithanaccent for this tag! If you like posts about makeup, travel, food and books please do check out her blog if you haven’t already!!

Question 1: How tall are you?

5’2

Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent? 

I know how to knit if that counts…

Question 3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve? 

Trolls who leave horrible comments for no reason.

Question 4: What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?

Know-it-alls. We need to remember that in this insanely vast universe we know extremely little.

Question 5: What’s your favourite song?

Imagine by John Lennon

Question 6: What is your favourite social media website?

Ummm don’t really have one…

Question 7: What is your favourite way to spend free time when you’re alone? 

Reading while drinking some warm tea.

Question 8: What is your favourite junk food?

Anything fried- especially if it’s made of potatoes!

Question 9: Do you have a pet/pets? If so, what kind and what are their names? 

They are cats and are called Roger and Cleo.

   

Question 10: What is your number one favourite non-fiction and fiction book?

My favorite non-fiction book is The Cold War by Martin Walker

And my favorite fiction book is On The Road by Jack Kerouac

Question 11: What is your favourite beauty product/tool?

My beauty blender of course!

Question 12: When were you last embarrassed? What happened?

Seriously I get embarrassed so often I can’t even remember anymore!

Question 13: If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

Mimosa’s… 😅

Question 14: What is your favourite movie? 

Star Wars: A New Hope

Question 15: What was your favourite lesson in school and why?

Honestly, I can’t choose just one so my favorites were History, Psychology and English. History because I have always been passionate about History and I love learning it, English because it gave me a chance to write and explore in depth the work of other writers and Psychology because it has taught me so much about life and why we are the way we are.

Question 16: If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?

Germany.

Question 17: PC or Mac?

PC

Question 18: Last romantic gesture from a crush, date boy/girlfriend, spouse?

Hahaha… I wish 😅 Unfortunately I’m a forever alone person!

Question 19: Favourite celebrity?

Ellen DeGeneres and Seth MacFarlane (I can’t choose!)

Question 20: What blogger do you secretly want to be friends with?

Hahaha any of the bloggers I follow! They all seem so awesome!

Question 21: Who is your biggest inspiration?

My friends and family!

Question 22: What is your favourite blog to read? 

There are so many!! Here’s just a few of them:

https://fitness9555.wordpress.com/

https://roseelaineblog.wordpress.com/

https://opherworld.wordpress.com/

https://inkgirlandwords.wordpress.com/

https://0hmz.wordpress.com/

https://chapeblog.com/

https://theorangutanlibrarian.wordpress.com/

https://combingthecatacombs.wordpress.com/

Question 23: What is your favourite high street shop?

Haha I’m not a high street shop kind of gal… 😂

Question 24: Are you in education or do you work?

I’m still studying.

Question 25: What is one thing you are proud of?

This blog and everything I’ve written on it!

My Nominees Are:

Shay-lon

inkgirlandwords

theorangutanlibrarian

Shweta

And anyone else who wants to do this is more than welcome to!

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5 Common Mental Disorders Explained

Mental health is a very important issue that has so much incorrect stigma surrounding it. We need to spread awareness so that everyone can get the help they deserve!

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Mental disorders/illnesses are a range of mental health conditions that affect your mood, thinking, and behaviour. A mental health concern becomes a mental disorder when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function. The following are descriptions of some common mental illnesses/disorders.

Multiple Personality Disorder/Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

This is a severe condition in which two or more distinct identities or personalities are present in- and alternatively take control of- an individual. The individual also experiences extensive memory loss. Usually a primary personality carries the individual’s given name and is passive, dependent and depressed. When in control each personality may have its own distinct history, self-image and identity. The alters’ characteristics including name, reported age and gender, vocabulary and predominant mood usually contrast with those of the primary identity. The various identities may deny knowledge of one another, be critical of one another or appear…

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An Open Letter To My Anxiety

Before I start this I just have to say that I was inspired to write this by swiftiewithfragilex who is an amazing blogger as well as an incredible Youtuber. She has not only given me lots of inspiration but has become a great friend too. I would highly recommend anyone reading this to take the “Open Letter Challenge.”

Dear Anxiety,

I guess I’ve always been a little paranoid and I’ve always had the tendency to overthink everything and I can’t say that your appearance in my life is completely unexpected. I don’t know why I’m like this- maybe it’s the way I was raised or maybe I’m just genetically predispositioned to be an anxious person. Honestly, it could easily be either.

You joined me soon after your co-worker depression decided to leave. All my life I’ve felt as if I need to be cautious, as though I should always expect impending doom and once you joined me it only got worse. I stopped being myself. I felt as if my life, my mind, my personality was slowly deteriorating and I could do nothing to stop it.

The light headedness, the nausea, the headaches, the random panic and the social phobia were beginning to pull me under. With depression it felt like I was at the bottom of an ocean with a rock tied to my foot but with anxiety it was more like someone just threw me into the water and no matter how hard I tried to swim, to get back up I just kept going further and further down. I was drowning in my own panic and paranoia. I felt permanently exhausted both physically and psychologically as though I had no strength left. It takes more strength than most people realise to be panicked and uncomfortable all the time.

But the truth is that I have learnt to live with anxiety. I have learnt to live with the irrational thoughts, the feeling of fear and impending doom, the occasional lightheadedness and panic attacks, the cold sweats and nausea.

The only thing I have left to say is that I thought anxiety would ruin my life but it only made me stronger, braver, more determined to do as I choose without constantly worrying what the aftermath would be. As long as it keeps pushing me up I’m going to keep swimming upwards trying to break free. It no longer controls me, I control it.

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Blood

As the blood slowly drips

From her reddened skin

She knows

She will never be the same again

Now she is the one in control

Now he must do as she says

He is now her spawn

And off she goes to find more

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Honestly I was super hopped up on painkillers when I wrote this so I’m not sure what it’s about either but I hope you guys like it!

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Want To Guest Post??

Hi everyone!! Just wanted to let everyone reading this know that even though I write about a bunch of different topics at the moment I would love to have guest posts on this blog so if anyone is interested in writing a guest post please let me know. The post can be about literally anything from poetry to psychology to health, fitness and nutrition.

My email address is: insomniacwithanaccent@gmail.com so if you want more information or want to send a post please email it. Also if you have anymore questions let me know in the comments below or again you can email it if you like.

Also if I haven’t replied to some of your comments on my blog it’s because WordPress has been sending some comments to my spam folder by mistake so I’m really sorry about that and maybe you could re-post the comment so I could see it and reply.Spa

Six Word Story

Why won’t my brain stop thinking?

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Liebster Award!!

So I got nominated for another Liebster Award!!! I am so thankful for the nomination! I was nominated by Mel who has an amazing blog that everyone needs to check out like right now!!!

Questions to Answer

1) What is your favorite Beyoncé song?

Hold Up

2) What is your favorite blogging topic?

Probably writing poetry is my favourite

3) What is your secret indulgent food?

Anything that’s fried and bad for me

4) Favorite old school Disney movie and why?

The Jungle Book

5)Most fun experience you have ever had?

Travelling with my family

6) Why did you start blogging?

I actually started blogging because I wanted to write posts to do with psychology but along the way the blog really changed directions! Also I want to be a writer someday and I thought this would be a good start.

7) What was the best concert you’ve ever been to and why?

I live in Kenya so not many artists come here so unfortunately I have never been to a concert

8) Why do you post on the days you chose?

I post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays because it gives me a day to write and edit before posting and I do a l different kind of post on each day.

9) Who is your favorite YouTuber?

It’s really hard to choose one but I love Shane Dawson, Pewdiepie, capndesdes and Ryan Higa

10) If you could have dinner with someone who has passed away, who would you choose and why?

There are so many people I wish I could have dinner with but I’m going to go with Mark Twain because we have an insane amount in common and there are so many things I want to know about him and his life.

11) What is your favorite store?

I don’t really have one…

Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger/bloggers that nominated you
  2. Answer 11 questions that the blogger gave you
  3. Nominate at least 5, but no more than 11 bloggers that you thing deserve the award.
  4. Tell the blogger that you nominated them
  5. Create 11 original questions for the next nominees to answer

My Questions Are:

  1.  What’s your favorite hobby?
  2.  What’s your favorite book?
  3.  If you could meet one famous person dead or alive who would it be?
  4.  What is your favorite quote?
  5.  Who inspired you to start writing?
  6.  If you could change one thing in history what would it be and why?
  7.  What’s your favorite drink?
  8.  What do you like to binge watch?
  9.  What is your blog about and why?
  10. What achievement are you most proud of?
  11. Who is your idol in life?

My Nominees Are:

Shay-lon

MistryLand

Orangutanlibrarian

Goin’ the extra…aaamile

Ism

And I want to encourage everyone reading this post to try this out too because you’re all awesome and deserve to get the award!!

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How To Deal With Disappointment

I have been getting a lot of great ideas from fellow blogger Souparni about post ideas and I thought I should do this one because everyone at some point in life has been disappointed whether it was something small or something life altering. I was going to do this post particularly for students who didn’t achieve the grades they hoped to but to be honest this advice works for other disappointments too so I just wrote about it in general. Disappointments are a part of life and no one can get everything they want all the time. These are a few things I personally find helpful in dealing with disappointment:

Grieve- It’s normal to feel sad or even depressed after something disappointing has happened in your life. You just have to let the sadness run its course instead of trying to repress it. And you also need to remember that this feeling won’t last forever.

Acceptance- An important part of the process is accepting that something that you didn’t expect has happened and that unfortunately it is something disappointing. You need to accept that not everything works out perfectly and this was one of those incidences. Accepting this will allow you to move on faster.

Know yourself- You need to always remember that making mistakes or not achieving something you hope to is part of being human. The beauty of being human is that you are not perfect and that humans are constantly making mistakes every single day. Know that you can achieve anything you set your mind to and just because it didn’t happen this time doesn’t mean you should give up. It just means you have to work even harder than you did the last time. Know that you are capable of more than this.

Positivity- Sometimes it’s very hard to be positive when something disappointing has occurred in your life but you need to remember that this isn’t the end of the world. Something better is still out there waiting for you. So instead of mopping around and whining about how unfair life is do something positive because no matter how down you are it will definitely help. Go out and help the poor and remind yourself how lucky you are to have so much. Adopt an animal from a shelter and give it a new home. Listen to some positive music instead of depressing music. Read some self help books. Just basically do something to keep yourself busy and positive even if you don’t feel like it (which to be honest you probably won’t)

Smile- There is scientific evidence suggesting that the mere act of smiling can actually help a lot in changing your mood. Smiling causes an increase of the release of dopamine (the neurotransmitter in your brain that makes you happy) which makes you feel happier. So try doing something that will make you smile or better yet laugh like watching a funny movie or hanging out with friends.

Explore Your Choices- If the disappointing event has left you in a situation where you now have to rethink your future remember that even though you were looking forward to a certain future things do change. Look at this as a way of being able to readjust your plans. Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be. So instead of giving up look for new methods of achieving what you want or make new goals that you can achieve. Just remember not to give up.

Do Better- If you get a chance to redo something you should take it. For example, for people who didn’t do so well in their exams you can resit some of your papers and work harder and do better. And for other things too, if you’re able to get a second chance to do better than before, go for it.

Reassess Your Life/Goals- If there is absolutely nothing you can do than reassess your goals and try out something different. Maybe this just wasn’t meant to be for you and maybe change is a good thing. Try out new things and make some new goals.

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Anxiety

I feel my hands shake

My heart beats faster

But I still can’t breathe

I feel like

I’m running out of air

Every part of me is sweating

My fingers feel numb

My mind doesn’t seem to be working either

My head is spinning

My ears are ringing

And my mouth is dry

Nothing makes sense anymore

Everything is out of control

My Monday post was about anxiety so I thought I would write a poem about what it feels to have anxiety and panic attacks.

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