Decluttering tips: 30 Items to Get Rid Of Today

Hey FOBEM visitors,

Are you trying to figure out “How do I start decluttering?” or “How do you get rid of clutter at home?”. Don’t worry, I have written 30 things you can throw away today so you can start to declutter right away or when you have time!

If the items you are throwing away are still in good condition where it can be reused, you can actually sell them to make some extra money, or donate them. I use an app called Depop to sell my clothing, shoes, & cosmetics, and I use offer up to sell any reusable devices and other little things!

1. Expired food

2. Expired spices

3. Old chipped up coffee mugs

4. Stained & ripped up towels/wash clothes

5. Old & used up pots and pans

6. Old coupons

7. Old receipts

8. Old cosmetics

9. Old tooth brushes/tooth paste

10. Mitch match socks

11. Old and too small underwear

12. Stained and worn out clothes

13. Used/old gift cards

14. Used candles

15. Unfinished projects

16. Writing utensils that don’t work

17. Dead batteries

18. Damaged items that aren’t fixable

19. Broken phone charges

20. Old phones that aren’t fixable

21. Any empty containers in your fridge

22. CDs that no longer work

23. Books you are more than likely never reading again

24. Old brooms and old mops

25. Stained and worn out sheets + covers

26. Expired medicines

27. Clothes you no longer can fit anymore

28. Irrelevant mail you don’t need anymore

29. Old remotes to tv’s you no longer even have

30. Old house phones you no longer use

Three techniques to slay your Anxiety

I suffered from anxiety for years, starting at the age of 18. The Panic attacks and anxiety started at the age of 22, and it definitely took over my life and I found myself avoiding any situation I thought could induce my anxiety. 

The thing with anxiety the more you ignore it, the more it will come hunt you. Sucks right?…  But wait, the more it hunts you, the more difficult it gets.

Sometimes just getting yourself together, like your appearance can change so much in your daily life. Don’t be a debby downer so much and find love within yourself. When we are stressed we get to the point where we just let ourselves go, and all that do is add more to the plate. You definitely want that plate to be empty with no worries. 

In otherwise, SLAY THAT ANXIETY!…

#1 GET IN TUNED WITH YOURSELF

Think about all the good things you notice about yourself. Write it on a sticky note, journal, notes, hell wherever! Find yourself and figure out your happiness. The point where i’m getting to is that in order to be happy you have to make yourself happy. When you make yourself happy then what? you are in tuned with yourself. Can’t nobody tell you nothing different. AT ALL!….

 

#2 REDIRECT YOUR THOUGHTS

\When you notice you are starting to have negative thoughts then redirect your thoughts to something positive. Before i have an upcoming test, or job interview, I would always be negative. “I doubt i’ll pass” “I can’t do this” “I don’t think they will hire me”. Guess what happened when i had those thoughts? I FAILED! I had to start training my mind to turn a negative back to positive , and i still work on this til this day now. 

 

#3 BE MORE WORRYLESS

We have to get out of that “worry” mode. Sometimes when you worry too much it actually triggers you to have anxiety attacks. We apply so much pressure on ourselves and we don’t have to. Live in the moment and be fearless. When you start to worry, find a good solution that can help prevent that. Remember it’s all in the head. Your mind will play tricks on you, especially for those who minds wander 24/7. So you have to play tricks back by winning over anything that’s stopping you from letting go of your worries. If you can’t make it to your close friend party on time? Hey! it’s not your fault. You still haven’t passed that test quite yet? Keep trying. Your close someone is treating you like crap and you don’t know why?! Who cares, let it go!. Stop worrying about situations or people who isn’t making your life no better good or bad.

 

I am not a mental health professional, but i discuss my past to help those who are suffering from anxiety like i did. I am here to give those who suffer from any kind of mental health issues tips, and advise them on getting better. You have permission to screenshot my articles or bookmark them for motivation & healing support. Thank you for those who took there time out to read & observe. Thanks!

5 TIPS ON HOW TO BECOME A RELEVANT BLOGGER

There is a lot of people who want to start a blog, But not really posting relevant content that catches the audience attention. Sometimes, people feel as if they post a blog it’s automatically going to get someone’s attention and it doesn’t work that way. Why waste your time posting up blogs Day by day but not doing anything to get attention you need or want. Make your blog relevant, and today I want to show you a few tips on how you can do that.

1. FIND A BAD ASS NICHE

A niche is a specific topic you will be posting about. You know when you go on google and you search (How to be more mindful) and hundreds of blogs pop up, and your clicking on about four different ones so you can get the correct information you need. Well clearly, you can see that topic is popular because a lot of blogs are popping up, so make sure you post something that people actually want to read.

2. CUT THE LAZY CRAP AND GET TO WORK

Yes! Stop being lazy. If you want to become relevant, you have to make yourself relevant. Sometimes we give up when we only get 10 likes on our pictures, 5 views on our articles, and not getting any comments. But what we all fail to realize, everyone started from somewhere. You can’t just wake up and want to start something new and think right then in there you are going to rise up. You will grow over time. Some people have there own time limit when they will get noticed, but you can’t focus on other people and how they are ahead of you. Just do what needs to be done and you will slowly but shortly see how far you have succeeded.

3. CONSISTENCY IS THE KEY

Be consistent with anything you do. Make sure you post daily and share links directed to your blog on every social media platforms. Support yourself first, then eventually people will support you. If you post good topics you will receive good feedback.

4. BE AUTHENTIC

Be real. No one wants nobody to feed them with lies and bs, that’s not a good look. Like when you see other bloggers post “I made $300,000 in a week click here to see how!” Then when you click it, it feeds you with a bunch of bullshit, then tells you “if you want to find out more information save your spot now for the webinar for $250!” Lol! Total scam! Rather if they do have the information, how did they learn the information they are teaching you? I’m sure they figured it out just like how you can. You just have to plan, brainstorm, and not find the easy way in to everything. Honesty is the key to having loyal readers. I don’t know about you but i cling on to people I can trust!

5. CREATE VIDEOS

Videos some how bring a lot of attention. People would like to see you, be visible, chat with your followers or readers. Sometimes physically being visible makes your blogs so much better. Your readers can actually see, hear, and understand you so much better. Sometimes it’s good to just level up and do things a little different.

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Want to collaborate feel free to go here: https://sixteenpages.com/business-inquires/

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Hitting your late 20’s? Make the rest of your 20’s a year of self-discovery.

Now that I’m 28 going on 29 in December, I just realized that I started late when entering in to the entrepreneur world. At age of 27 is when I started to think like wow I’m ready to be wealthy. And truthfully I’m sure other mid & late 20 year olds know that this is the most hardest time in our lives. Why? Because we are finally in adult hood and we are experiencing so much responsibilities. Bills, rent, gas, children, school, work, all of those things put pressure on us.

I was stressing more than actually finding myself and really trying to figure out my next step in life. One day I just woke up feeling different, feeling like I need & want more, feeling like this isn’t for me. It’s a honor to be comfortable with who you are, but at times it wasn’t because I was thinking that people will judge me for just figuring out what I actually want to do in life. So now I know I need to fight off any bad spirits that’s trying to bring me down and stop me from moving forward in life.

Our 20’s should be a year of self-discovery. Try different things until you find what you really like and want. No matter if it’s with someone, or by yourself. There’s nothing wrong going on a journey by your lonesome. Sometimes even relationships can be a distraction, and I wish i knew this then instead of now, but hey life is set up to learn and discover.

When I look back I realized how irresponsible I was, I couldn’t save money for shit, and I was so quick to spend. It’s a time in life where you have to stop buying all that expensive shit when you can save that money for your future success. Now that I’m on a journey for financial freedom and independency Starting now, I been brainstorming and figuring out a plan to build & become wealthy. My mind is already set to become a millionaire 1 day, and I’ll never change that or settle.

I decided late in life that I want to become a blogger. So, I started a blog Sixteen Pages. It has been two years, this is my anniversary blogging month. I always enjoyed writing, being expressive, sharing good advice, and discussing important topics, so I knew blogging was going to be something I’ll enjoy. And It was.

So now I listen to entrepreneurial, money making, and uplifting podcast on Anchor, another one called “podcasts” that came with my iPhone, and a couple more other podcast platforms. Listening to podcast has motivated me in so many ways. I’ve changed my thoughts about sex, relationships, and money. I now have a better sense that anything is possible with faith.

At first I was more afraid then happy to pursue my dreams, now I’m ready. I am not afraid to travel now, I am not afraid to take my brand to the next level, I am not afraid to quit my 9-5 so I can start my adventurous lifestyle while blogging. I am ready to travel out the country to learn, explore, meet new people, promote my brand, and to build my happiness.

In the path of transitioning into the new you, you might lose people on your way. But sometimes I honestly feel “if I lose you, that means you were never meant to be in my life.” You will lose & meet new people, it’s possible.

Make sure you focus on self care. Self care has been very momentum in the past few years. Back then I didn’t understand the concept of self care. Self care involves your health, mental health, appearance, etc. Just taking care of you and making sure you are good first is self care. That’s my motto now and my motto walking into 2020.

Be responsible. Sometimes when we get to a certain age, we start to be unorganized, and that is definitely not good especially if you are stepping into the entrepreneurial life. I admit myself that I am not responsible at times and I slip up. And I learned my lesson, like a big lesson. I remember I didn’t plan out my week for paying off bills, and end up doing something totally different and was broke by the end of the week. I went without gas, small meals, and barely no gas to get work. “Can I say the struggle was real?” I definitely don’t want to go through that again. Be responsible. Sometimes when we get to a certain age, we start to be unorganized, and that is definitely not good especially if you are stepping into the entrepreneurial life. I admit myself that I am not responsible at times and I slip up. And I learned my lesson, like a big lesson. I remember I didn’t plan out my week for paying off bills, and end up doing something totally different and was broke by the end of the week. I went without gas, small meals, and barely gas to get work. “Can I say the struggle was real?” I definitely don’t want to go through that again. That’s why now I created me a planner on Canva. There is an app to by the way. Using a planner has really helped me be more responsible, on time, and way more organized.

If I knew what I know now I’ll tell my younger self to be confident, independent, don’t give up, and focus on what you want and go for it!

“Believe in yourself, know your worth, and focus on positivity & less negativity.”

Seqouiab

🦋🙌🏾

If you knew what you know now, what would you tell your younger self? Drop down in the comments I’ll love to hear all of you responses 😊

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8 SELF-CARE HABITS FOR THE MIND

As humans we have to cure our minds & focus on self-care first. We tend to focus more on what’s not important then what’s actually important.

Self-care is doing what needs to be done, and balancing all goals you want to achieve in life. Self-care also nourishes your spirit and pushes you to strive hard everyday.

If you don’t take care of yourself or to harsh on your body you will become overwhelmed. That’s why I’ve pulled together 8 SELF-CARE HABITS FOR THE MIND for you!!

1. Take time off. Striving hard everyday is really important because the whole point is to achieve your goals, but sometimes it becomes tiring & a issue.

 

2. Find some quiet time.  Sometimes our lives are so busy we don’t never have time for peace and quiet.

 

3. Positive self-talk. Often times, you are your own worst critic.  That little voice at the back of your head can get real disgusting.

4. Get Bodywork. Our bodies store emotional tension in ways that we don’t even realize or notice, and bodywork allows us to release that built up tension.

5. Spend Time in Nature. Spending time in nature can actually be healthy for you, such as lowering your stress hormone levels. Get outside. Go explore, hit the beach, go hiking. Enjoy hearing the birds and the sound of waterfalls, enjoy our beautiful nature.

6. Eliminate Toxicity. Eliminate your amount of time you spend in negative situations or people that drain or leave you feeling stressed & over the top.

Always surround yourself around care, love, & positive energy.

7. Feed Your Mind. As a human, of course we are here to grow, learn, and elevate. Learning something new becomes interesting for us humans because it keeps our lives going and more interesting.

Try reading a new book, listening to a podcast, or even go to a museum.

8. Get Creative. Use your creative skills and put them to use. We all have a creative side, sometimes some of us just don’t know exactly what it is. When I say creative I don’t necessarily mean you have to be artistically creative. For an example, I like to take pictures, also I like to dress up, so I will dress up and take multiple photos and edit them, that’s part of my creativity gift. I was always told I take nice photos of myself.

Please check out my other blogs here: https://sixteenpages.com/home-2/

Want to collaborate feel free to go here: https://sixteenpages.com/business-inquires/

Have any questions or want to chat? Go here: https://sixteenpages.com/free-writing/

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HOW TO MAKE TIME FOR THIS THE SEASON

It has been a crazy week for me, preparing for school and dealing with all the late christmas shopping and trying to please my little girl. First off, hope you all enjoyed your holiday! As much as I love this cold season, let’s be honest it’s kind of depressing. Well you know what? not kind of, it is stressful.

My thoughts and emotions have been over the place this past week with trying to type up as much blogs as i can, writing this book, trying to land my first client with http://www.allthingsbysb.com, thinking about my goals for 2019 and what the new year holds for, figuring out new areas of growth for “Theonlyseqouiab” Blogs, and also having to deal with the slacking of not being consistent with building a business.

Personally, I am someone who likes to plan, brainstorm, and do a lot of research. I am very proactive, I even talk out my plans in my head, yeah so what lol! And so when I feel like I don’t have things going right, or feel uncertain about things like the new year.

I’ve had to repeatedly tell myself that ‘girl, it’s ok, just relax and stay positive, your time is coming. I’ve had to constantly tell myself you can’t have EVERYTHING your WAY! No one does, honestly. You have to keep faith each day. I found it hard with trying to cope with everything i got going on in my life. I always felt it would be helpful to share my thoughts on how to make time out for yourself during the holidays though because i feel it gives a big relief expressing your feelings and someone can be going through the same thing.

Yes, it’s amazing seeing family and friends, going out, having drunks nights, clubs, but sometimes all this can be overwhelming and completely stressing. You don’t want to look back at this time and wish you made out more time for yourself and backtrack when you will need time to rest, time to reflect, time to sit in think out on what this past year has been like for you.

So, with that being said, here are some ways to make out time for yourself this season!

 

1. PLAN OUT YOUR TIME

The first thing I would suggest is planning out your week ahead of time. Write down everything you need to take care of in your planner and the day it needs to be done by. First thing first, don’t forget about giving yourself time. You could treat yourself or just spend quality time doing what you love. It could be a couple of days or half a day. But, make sure you are doing this regularly though, you’ll be overly thrilled by the results.

#2: LEARN TO STOP ALWAYS SAYING YES

For me honestly it’s hard to say no, and i mean its hard! But sometimes, you’ve got be selfish with your time and patience. It come to a time when you need to put yourself first. There’s only so much you can give to others . If you are not feeling something, you don’t have to do it! Don’t force yourself to do things you don’t have no time for. Can’t make it for a birthday party? not your fault. Don’t have the funds to go out to an event with your friends? Not your fault! Use this time to evaluate and rethink about everything that you been dealing with and be ready to throw it all in the past!

#3: LIFE CLEANSE!

YES! I said it, life cleanse. What i mean by this you need to cut away everything that distracts you, stressing you out, pressure, and whatever else that is giving you a big headache right now. Ok for an example, Social media. Social media can be very good for your sources and yes that is where the money is at, but sometimes you need a break! We don’t realize how much we are addicted to social media and we need to take time to just put down our phones and let it just be in it’s on world sometimes. Relationships: Boy! can i tell you, that sometimes a relationship can be a distraction when it’s not on good terms. Well if you need to take time out to take a small break like a 2 day vacation just to focus on you do it! that don’t mean you have to break up but sometimes being to yourself for a while is needed. Your phone it self also can be tiresome, sometimes we tend to text a lot, and sit and stare on our phone even when it’s dry. It’s okay to sit your phone down for a couple hours just to read or take a quick 2 hour nap, remember your health is more important. So, treat your health like you should. I know we like to constantly update the world with our news but sometimes, we have to ask ourselves if it is necessary; we have to check our motives and priorities.

P h o t o of M E 💛

I really hope you guys like the tips I put up with this blog. Something fast but very explanatory. Remember to keep your mind, body, and soul 100% healthy. Focus on YOU!

Drop some comments, dm me on my socials, or gone head and share this blog 🤗. Hope you will be waiting on my next blog to be published stay tuned 😘!

XOXO -SEQOUIAB

London Travel 🇬🇧

Hi loves! I am in London and having an amazing time! This is my first time traveling out the US! And will not be my last! I am having an awesome time and can’t wait to see more the rest of the week ☺️!!

BUCKINGHAM PALACE:

https://www.rct.uk/visit/the-state-rooms-buckingham-palace

Buckingham Palace is the Queens home. Yes Queen Elizabeth Residence! And guess what? She was home! I was beyond excited dude! Look how beautiful it is!

London Eye:

https://www.londoneye.com

The London Eye which is on westminster bridge rd was amazingly beautiful especially at night. It sits right on top of an lake and once you get on you can view the whole town! On the path where London Eye is, it has a good fish & chips spot called http://greatbritishfishnchips.co.uk, definitely recommend that food place. Also has a cool bar that includes games like pool, bowling, arcade, etc! There is good alcoholic beverages to btw. Also, you can go on a boat tour cruise and the entry is by the London Eye, you pretty much can see everything around that area it’s super fun in worth it!

BIG BEN:

https://www.parliament.uk/bigben

Big Ben which is located at the House of Parliament! It’s a big clock/bell that was completed in about 1859! So yes it’s ancient and a architecture clock 😊. Also own by Queen Elizabeth. It’s actually getting renovated not the clock but the tower so I couldn’t get such a good picture.

I have more pictures but I’ll save them for tomorrow’s blog I still have all weekend to be here and more photos to be made!

So far London has been treating me good. The food is the bomb and the people here is so polite. The air is so fresh and I wish I can stay longer 😒. Anyways I’ll be back on the next blog 😘.

XOXO -SEQOUIAB

Why should you start a blog?

So, have it came across your mind on why should you start a blog? 

There are many different reasons why you may want to start a blog. I started my blog basically as a hobby, and it all started from there! There are others who start their blog as a way to make money right from the very beginning, but that’s not a good idea. When you first start blogging, it should be because you enjoy it.

Many people start blogs for all kinds of reasons. Honestly, there is no right or wrong answer why you should start being a blogger.

Below are reasons/ideas you may want to think about while starting a blog.

 1. Be apart of an community: I have met a lot of people through my blog. And, I also enjoy all the feedback from readers and blog friends that I’ve made over time. Being able to connect, meet, and learn from others is one of the biggest positives of blogging.

    2. Grow: Being a blogger can help you grow in so many ways. You will become even more determined in the topics that you enjoy. You will constantly learn, meet new people, and experience new things.

3. Have Fun: If you are into blogging like myself, it will definitely be fun and satisfying for you. I like reading other blog post, finding new people to chat with, and learning new things. Blogging is a fun business to have, regardless of the subject that you are writing about. Who wouldn’t want to travel across the world with out worrying if you going to lose your job? Blogging is a hobby you can turn into your daily job.

4. Blog for others: No matter what type of blog you have, you are helping other people. Someone may be inspired by your posts, they may learn something new and different, they also may find enjoyment from reading your writing.

I like to talk about the benefits of blogging and also like giving out motivation. For me, I have learned a lot and I’m still learning until this day now. I am still educating myself about blogging, and learning how to make extra income, all just by reading other bloggers post. 

Hopefully, my blog posts help and motivate others to be great and to continue there blogging career. For example, I hope that all of my “how to” posts help motivate others to learn how to generate income, and to come up with good ideas and topics to talk about. I also hope that other bloggers purpose of being a blogger is to build a business, help others build, and catch flights more than a ride.

5. Build a business: Blogging can be a great way to improve the business you already have, or to create a business all on its own. I know plenty of successful bloggers and they all say that blogging is the best thing that has ever happened to them. I agree 💯%! While you are blogging weekly/daily it can give you different business ideas, and also help you learn so you can expand and continue to succeed. You have to brand yourself while building, like posting on all social media and mobile professional networks like https://www.linkedin.com.

Hope you got an idea what this post is about. Learn some good tips, and able to figure out why you should start a blog.

XOXO -SEQOUIAB 💕

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Tell it TUES-DAY

Hello my loves :), Happy Tuesday.

Today I want all my readers to relax, time is going by fast and the weekend is approaching. I know your overwhelmed with work, I know your boss probably gets on your last nerves and your so ready to quit and be your own boss, I know your patiently waiting for your business to expand, I know you are under distressed, I know you are in pain from the striving long nights and early mornings to get to where you want to be, and can’t wait to heal. I know, I get it, it’s okay, let it out!

So, how can we work on all these thoughts we got swimming through our heads? What can we do to fix it?

At this moment, or this particular time you are not in the right state of mind, you don’t know which way to go or exactly what to do. But seriously, we need to stop making problems harder on ourselves. Worrying ourselves will not help the problem, to be exact it will make the problem worst. We have to learn how to relax, and understand that everything can’t just come on time or when we want it to come. Sometimes it takes for us to refresh our minds, and just wait. Patience is the key to happiness. Their is no time on success.

Hope all is well, if you need any advice, Motivation, or any kind of support/questions please feel free to find that section on my page and message me :).

-SeqouiaB XoXo 💋

HOW TO BE PATIENT ON YOUR SIDE-HUSTLE JOURNEY

So, you have a splendid business idea or a side hustle you’re really excited about. You’re not ready to leave your current job but you would like to dedicate a solid amount of time each week to continuously work on it. 

Quick question.. When do you find the time?

It can be easy to let a side hustle stay on hold when your schedule is too busy, but there are plenty of ways to dip some time out in your days.  

DON’T TRY TO RUSH BEYOND THE PROCESS

I HAD TO TELL MYSELF TO SLOW MY ROLL….

I was so focused on making everything easy, when if everything was so easy everyone in the world would all be successful with out no doubt. Don’t get me wrong i am a very hard worker. I take my blog very seriously, blogging is a job for me and possibly my future success. I have to make sure that i am consistent and that i get to inspire a lot of my readers. Blogging isn’t as easy as people think. 

To get an big audience and loyal people you have to put in work, and i mean a lot of work. It’s overwhelming because there is so much competition out there, you start getting discourage, but that’s not going to happen right? 

The good things of life will come as long as you stay positive. If you put in the work and you show up consistently, it is only a matter of time before big things start coming through for you.

So, this post is to encourage you all out there that you can do it! It is possible! Focus on your journey and don’t get carried away with other people’s success, because the only success you should be concerned about is yours. I wish all my side hustlers the best and hope+wish that you are able to move up and leave your current job.

Keep+Going

-SeqouiaB aka Brown Sugar xOxO