Top 5 Ways To Get Through The Holiday Season

So it is coming up to the jolly Christmas time again and it does not feel like a year has passed since Christmas 2015.

As soon as the holiday decorations go up in our local shops, the stress starts to set in and I am off in a frenzy to  search for possible gifts to give to loved ones.

It has occured to me that I may not know my friends and family as well as I thought I did. Throughout the year, I try to keep a list of potential present ideas for both myself and others yet when it actually comes time to buy them, either nothing seems right or my mind blanks and I can barely remember my mothers favourite colour.

There is an immense pressure to buy expensive and perfect gifts which stresses people out to no end and it means that a lot of people cant enjoy their holiday.

Here are 5 ways to get through the holidays.

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Books By Anna Q and A

Hi there, so I am wanting to film a Question and Answer video. If you want to know anything about me, my life, booktubing or really anything else, leave your questions here and I will mention you on my video!

You can also go to my twitter, instagram or youtube page and ask them there!

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What I’ve Learned As A (small) Youtuber

Ok I know, I know, I haven’t been here for a while and I apologize profusely however I would like to talk about the things that I have learned whilst putting up videos on Youtube.

So I started my Youtube journey around March 2016 and though I only have 31 subscribers, I have learned a lot about myself, the technology that I use and the power of the internet!

The first video I ever put up was a Booktuber Newbie Tag and I debated putting it online for a good half an hour. Its stressful and nerve wracking to put yourself out there and to be vulnerable for other people to judge you but with just ten seconds of courage, I decided to upload it and I am so glad that I did!

People were actually really kind and supportive and that is what propelled me to create more videos and to invest in cameras, lighting and good editing software to help make my videos a little bit more fun and unique.

The First Thing I learned: Is that even though it is hard to put yourself out there, sometimes it is the best decision you could make. It opens you up to a whole community of people from all walks of life. You become friends and share stories with people who you could never meet out in your world.

The Second Thing That I Learned: Was for me, the technological side of Youtube. editing, adding and sourcing music, creating links, tags, annotations, cross-platform advertising, analytics and so much more. These are skills that I can now take to any job to help with promoting products and ultimately, to promote myself as well.

The Third Thing That I Learned: There is never a hobby or a passion that doesnt have a community on the internet. I went into booktube thinking that there are maybe only 100 booktubers in the world but man was I wrong! There are thousands of people who share my love for reading, stationary and organization and again, if I hadnt put myself out there, I would never have met them.

The Fourth Thing That I Learned: Is that making videos and promoting them is hard work. Don’t get me wrong, they are incredibly fun but you also have to have a certain degree of self discipline in creating new content and then getting it on Youtube. You only get out of it as much as you put into it.

If I could give any advice to someone wanting to start Youtube, I would say absolutely go ahead as you will learn much more about yourself than many other challenges and you will also gain some great skills in presenting or editing as well!

I hope that you enjoyed this article and if you have any questions or comments, please contact me as you can find me all around the web!

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5 Easy Ways To Make Your Mornings Stress Free

 

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OK so I will be the first one to tell you that I am not a morning person…at all. The only thing that helps me wake up is a BIG cup of glorious coffee.

The last thing that anyone wants, is to start off their day by running around frantically making lunches or trying to find a matching pair of shoes. If your day starts off stressful, it will continue to be stressful.

Let’s get on with the list:

1) Lay out your clothes the night before.
This tip has saved me hours of umming and ahhing over which clothes to wear and helps me stay stress free in the morning, especially if you were hoping to wear your favourite white blouse…. And then you realise that is is in the wash. This tip also helps if you have children as all you have to do is dress them and you’re into your next activity.

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Anna’s The Elegance Of The Hedgehog Review

Hey there! Do you like book reviews because if you do, I now have a new book review up on my channel.

The Elegance of The Hedgehog isnt a book that I would usually read, however it is an interesting read.Written by Muriel Barbery in 2006, this book is a philosophical dream!

I appreciate all feedback and am eager to know what you thought of it/ what I can do better!

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Know More About Me!

Hello there, I was thinking that I was running this blog and people may not know a lot about me, so I thought that I would make a video answering some questions about myself.

If you have any questions that you would like me to answer, either leave a comment on here or pop on over to my youtube or twitter accounts and leave it there!

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