ASK JINNA: 10 THINGS I’M DOING FOR MYSELF IN MY 30S TO KEEP SANE

So far this year for me has been about getting to know myself in my early 30s, spending time learning my four-year-old daughter (she changes everyday!), building new relationships/improving relationships, self love and self care.

I decided to share a list of 10 things I’m doing to keep sane in my 30s:

  1. Love MYSELF unconditionally
  2. Manage my debt (including school loans, medical, and credit card debt)
  3. Workout more
  4. Drink more water
  5. Take better care of my skin
  6. Set boundaries in my personal relationships
  7. Cook dinner more during the week
  8. Take time to myself to be creative and/or relax
  9. Take more baths
  10. Go to more happy hours and events even if I’m solo dolo

What are you guys doing for your own self care and self love?

ASK JINNA: 10 REASONS WHY I’M EXCITED FOR SPRING!

Happy Spring Jinna Lovers! I’m so excited for this season and I’m ready for the cold, wind, and snow to go away for the next few months….

Here are 10 reasons why I am sooooo excited for Spring:

1. The sun is shinning

2. The kids can go outside and play

3. Easter Activities – Painting eggs, hunting for Easter eggs, The Easter Bunny, etc.

4. Hello, Spring Break!

5. Street Fairs start popping up everywhere

6. Shopping in Soho

7. Farmer’s Markets

8. Playing in rain puddles with my daughter

9. Taking my daughter to the Central Park Zoo (I love going there more than her LOL)

10. Brunch with my girls and being able to sit outside and enjoy the view

ASK JINNA: 10 CHEAP AND FREE WAYS SHOW LOVE TO YOUR VALENTINE THIS YEAR

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and I  haven’t brought myself anything yet… At least I have my hair done. Anyway, for those of you with Valentine’s this year here is a list of cheap and free things that you can do to show your valentine that you love them:

1. Make them breakfast (in bed!)

2. Surprise them at work with something sweet

3. Make a memorabilia Scrapbook

4. Morning Sex (Need I say more?!)

5. Leave them love notes around the house as they get ready in the morning

6. Go on a walk and talk about your favorite memories as a couple

7. Take a bath (with a bomb bath bomb)

8. Make them a playlist

9. Re-create your first date

10. Write an “I love your more than…” list

ASK JINNA: WINTER ESSENTIALS FOR THE NYC FASHIONISTA

I love living in New York City – I was born and raised here – but the Winter season can be brutal (and fast approaching!!). There are a number of fashion items that the girl living in NYC needs to survive the winter days and nights. Below is my list of winter essentials needed for the NYC Fashionista:

Puffer

 

A Good Umbrella

Fleece Leggings

All-Weather Boots

Cozy Socks

Thick Black Tights

ASK JINNA: 5 THINGS I DO FOR A HAPPY MORNING!

Mornings are sooooo hard… especially when you have a preschooler to wake up and get ready for school. But, I try to make the best of my mornings and being happy by doing the following things:

  1. Smile!
  2. Wake up early enough to play with my preschooler before we get ready
  3. Do my beauty routine
  4. Start my day out by doing the hardest tasks first
  5. Go outside and appreciate the day

What are some of the things you do to make your mornings happy?