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Korean Kimchi Stew

Korean Kimchi Stew

  Korean Kimchi Stew/Jigae 김치찌개 Korean food is one of my favourite cuisines with Korean kimchi stew being the ultimate comfort food for a cold,rainy day in England. Unfortunately I haven’t had kimchi jigae in a while as there’s not many authentic Korean restaurants in Leeds, […]

April Monthly Favourites

April Monthly Favourites

  APRIL MONTHLY FAVOURITES April Monthly Favourites This April monthly favourites video has a motivational theme to it as I share with you guys what has kept me out of the rut and motivated throughout the month. I’ve been trying hard this month to improve myself, […]

How to vlog like Casey Neistat

How to vlog like Casey Neistat

 

HOW TO VLOG LIKE CASEY NEISTAT

Casey is such a huge inspiration, I don’t think anyone would disagree with that. Starting from nothing as a dishwasher to becoming an award winning film maker and YouTube superstar (with over a million views for each video), Casey Neistat is more than just a household name.

He’s a legend.

He has revolutionised vlogging and taken it to a whole new level. He doesn’t just vlog no, Casey Neistat story tells. If you truly want to ‘vlog like Casey Neistat’ then you need to learn how to story tell (in your own way of  course). However despite all of his successes, the most surprising thing to know was that his biggest success was also his biggest failure (heres why.)

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Inspired by Casey, Sarah’s Dietschy’s video on How To Vlog Like Casey Neistat or rather How To Casey Neistat A Vlog went viral about a month ago.

In the same inspired mood, I decided to make a video on ‘How To Vlog Like Casey Neistat’ but this time a little different. After having watched General Assembly’s live stream with Casey Neistat and Gary Vee on storytelling,I was really inspired, especially by Casey’s story and advice (sorry Gary Vee, I’ll make a video on you soon!).

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So I decided to pick out the 5 main truths and values Casey lives by which are the crucial foundation to his vlogging success and condensed the 1 hour long live stream into a 5 minute ‘How To Vlog Like Casey Neistat’ video not only to serve as a point of reference to others but also to myself.

Regardless of your age, career or background we can all learn something from Casey and definitely be inspired by his passion and drive in life, not to mention his great positive energy. It’s seriously hard not to admire this awesome guy.

Out of the 5, no. 1 was my favourite inspirational message of his.

Let me know which advice you liked the most, enjoy!

OH AND PLEASE SHARE IF YOU ENJOYED THIS (so Casey can see). Peace!

we missed the flight

we missed the flight

WE MISSED THE FLIGHT There’s a first time for everything they say. Well that’s most certainly true in my case as last week we missed the flight to Amsterdam. Devastating at first, but what I didn’t expect was it to be exhilarating to adapt to […]

WOULD YOU RATHER FOOD CHALLENGE W/AMERICAN CANDY + NASTY SAUCE

WOULD YOU RATHER FOOD CHALLENGE W/AMERICAN CANDY + NASTY SAUCE Ever tried American candy? Neither had I. Ever tried American candy whilst dipping it in a homemade nasty sauce concoction as part of a Would you rather food challenge? I did in my latest video. It […]

STUCK IN A RUT // 7 WAYS TO GET UNSTUCK

STUCK IN A RUT // 7 WAYS TO GET UNSTUCK

During the past few weeks I’ve been stuck in a rut. Demotivated is literally an understatement!

I’ve been trapped in a never ending cycle of eat,sleep,repeat – doing nothing basically. Yeah, totally smashing it for final year of university… 

Oh and I’ve even gone back to K-dramas. Just shows how I’m seriously stuck in a rut and how desperate I am to make time go by.

Ironically after making the video, I managed to get motivated to do other things. Top tip: make a video about being stuck in a rut to get unstuck.

However not everyone makes videos on YouTube so here are some alternative methods for getting unstuck:

There’s only so much we can fit in our brains so let it out!

1. EXPRESS YOUR FRUSTRATION

Let it out! Write about it in a journal or even talk to yourself about it in the mirror. It’s not as weird as it sounds, trust me and everyone secretly does it anyway. You could even rant to friends. Don’t do it all the time unless you want to become that annoying friend. Disclaimer: I’m not responsible for any friends you lose if you decide to take that route. 

Part of feeling stuck in a rut is letting everything get to us. Then as a result we feel overwhelmed with all of the things we need to do.

When we realise we’re not making progress with the zillion things needed to be done, we feel demotivated. All we then want to do is curl up into a ball for a week and hide forever. There’s only so much we can fit in our brains so let it out!

Depending on your ‘level of being stuck’, perhaps you will be motivated enough to exercise and get out of the rut!

2. EXERCISE 

Exercising is one of the BEST things you can do for your body! It’s fat burning, endorphin boosting and it gives you a sense of achievement (even if all you’ve done during the day is just take naps).

However as someone that gets stuck in a rut and feels super lazy, exercise is really unlikely to happen. Depending on your ‘level of being stuck’, perhaps you will be motivated enough to exercise and get out of the rut!

If not, just take a walk (although getting out of the house may seem impossible to you right now…). I find what motivates me to get out of the house is if I’m going to buy snacks or collecting my takeaway. #lazylife

JUST DO IT.

3. BREAK IT DOWN

Take it easy. Yes there’s a million things to do but if you continue what you’re doing now (i.e nothing), there will forever be a million things to do if you’re stuck in a rut.

I suggest you to write down everything that you need to do to empty your mind.

Then pick ONE task to do.

ONE only.

Then JUST DO IT.

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Just think SIMPLE and think: OK I need to do X and that’s what I’m gonna do today.

4. DON’T OVERTHINK, KEEP IT SIMPLE

Upon waking up I make the mistake of looking at my email and going on social media. Before I know it, 4 hours have gone by. Afterwards I look at my ever long to do list which hasn’t shortened since I last checked 4 hours ago. So I end up feeling frustrated with the long impending list. Then I procrastinate for another 4 hours…

The key here is to not overthink yourself into not doing anything or not to overthink and become super stressed.

Top tip: Don’t go onto YouTube the first thing in the morning!

Just think SIMPLE and think: OK I need to do X and that’s what I’m gonna do today. Don’t get stuck in a rut! The day I made this video I was motivated and it’s because I just ignored all of the other thoughts in my end.

I just decided to film – no ifs or buts.

If you… it can get things going a lot easier the next day.

5. PLAN THE NIGHT BEFORE

Before you go to sleep, pick ONE MAIN TASK to do the next day. If you look at your long to do list the next morning it’s overwhelming and can prompt long bouts of procrastination.

Therefore, decide on one important task the night before. It can get things going a lot easier the next day. That way when you wake up you know what you’re going to work on straight away. It’ll be easier to focus on that main task.

My favourite part is when he talks about laziness and how everyone just wants to chill but chilling doesn’t pay the bills haha.

6. ASK YOURSELF ARE YOU FULL OF SHIT

When I was demotivated, I came across Brandon Carter’s video ‘ Are you full of shit?” and it really got to me. All of us have lots of goals and ambitions yet a lot of us are giving ourselves excuses all the time. Naturally we aren’t going to achieve much and perhaps we’re just full of shit.

My favourite part is when he talks about laziness and how everyone just wants to chill but chilling doesn’t pay the bills haha.

Consequently the question to ask yourself is,

HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT THIS? DO YOU WANT TO BE THE BEST OR MEDIOCRE?

Remember, mediocre actions lead to mediocre results.

You don’t know how much they’ve worked, how much they’ve grown and developed

7. REMEMBER THAT YOU’RE A WORK IN PROGRESS

Lastly when you’re stuck in a rut it’s important to remember that you’re a work in progress. Don’t compare yourself to others! I sometimes get really frustrated or demotivated when watching other people’s YouTube videos. I’ll think “They’re so successful, I’ve got such a long way to go.” I then sink into the ‘I’m never gonna get there’ mentality.

Those YouTubers/bloggers/[insert your profession] worked hard to get where they are now. You don’t know how much they’ve worked, grown and developed along the way to achieving their success. Therefore don’t compare. Instead take inspiration from them. Learn from them. Be positive about your journey! 🙂

Are you stuck in a rut? Finally, let me know in the comments below and your methods of getting out of the rut too!

Check out the full video here: STUCK IN A RUT

 

Chinese Takeaway in Leeds : Double Dragon Review

Chinese Takeaway in Leeds : Double Dragon Review

  Chinese Takeaway in Leeds: Double Dragon Review For those of you that have followed me on snapchat (sweetandsouradv), you’ll know that earlier today I completed 3 essays so I decided to celebrate this mini victory (any excuse to get a takeaway) by treating myself […]

Birmingham Balti Curry

Birmingham Balti Curry

   Birmingham Balti Curry Birmingham is UK’s second largest city and by far one of the most multicultural cities in the UK. Blacks, East Asian, Asians, Africans – Birmingham has it all and proudly so. After having gone to live in Spain for a year ,the diverse […]

#SWEETOBER FAVOURITES | SWEET AND SOUR OCTOBER FAVOURITES

#SWEETOBER FAVOURITES | SWEET AND SOUR OCTOBER FAVOURITES

 

#SWEETOBER FAVOURITES | SWEET AND SOUR OCTOBER FAVOURITES

We’re halfway through October, so I thought I’d share with you some of my Sweet and Sour October favourites. Typically beauty and fashion gurus make videos on monthly favourites. Whilst I’m not exactly Michelle Phan, nonetheless I hope you enjoy my edition of October Favourites, which I like to call #Sweetober Favourites. Stay tuned so you can find out my new favourite youtube channel as well as details on how you can get 2 for 1 cinema tickets for ONE year for only £2!


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What are your favourites so far this month? Drop a comment down below, I’d love to hear from you guys!


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CHINATOWN AROUND THE WORLD : Valencia EP 2 ✈

In this episode I head to a restaurant in Chinatown to grab some nice yummy cheap chinese food! If you’re in Valencia, I definitely recommend heading out to Chinatown for a nice dinner or for some bubble tea. Whilst I love Spanish food, Chinese food is a […]