I am so happy you stumbled upon my blog! My name is Rebekah but most of my friends call me Beks. Lovelybeks is a name I came up with in high school and has stuck with me ever since. I hope you come to find my blog ~lovely~
I decided to start this blog at a time when everything in my life Is changing. I recently graduated college (5/11), will be starting my first ICU nursing job (7/15), getting married (12/15/18) and buying a house (TBD). Phew!That’s a lot. But, it will also give me such a plethora of topics to blog about. I hope you’re as excited about this new adventure as I am!!
I pray you will find my content unique and fulfilling! I will be blogging about everything happening in my life and anything that could benefit YOU, the reader! From wedding planning tips, fashion, lifestyle, travel, fitness, health and a little bit of faith in between!Because let’s be honest, who can get through this crazy life without a little help from the good Lord above!? I am open to all suggestions of topics you would like me to blog about – just reach out and let me know!
I’ll leave you on this rainy evening with one of my favorite quotes:
"Money can't buy happiness, that's what shopping is for"
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If you have any questions at all, send me a message or leave a comment below!
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One of the most requested blog posts is about night shift. How do you survive? What are some tips? Is it possible?! These are all good questions that, to be honest, I am still learning the answers to myself.
Here are a few of my “MUST DO” tips to be successful as a night shifter:
SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP. When you get home from work go to sleep immediately and sleep until at least 2 pm! Anything less and you will be EXHAUSTED!
DRINK plenty of WATER! When you sleep the day away and then get crazy busy at work, sometimes this is the first thing we forget to do. But I am here to tell you it is the most important. A general rule of thumb is to drink 3/4 your body weight in ounces. I have been loving this tumbler to help keep me accountable!
Bring Healthy Snacks! Everyone always says this, but what are those healthy snacks?? For me, it is hummus + celery or pita chips, apples, oranges, granola, & healthy nuts (no peanuts!) this way, whenever you start craving unhealthy options you are forcedto eat the healthy stuff!
Make Plans. It is so easy to become a hermit, to isolate, and to alienate yourself from friends/family when you work nights. I counteract this by making plans far in advance so that way I can’t back out and lay in bed all day. I always schedule something that forces me to get out of bed by at least 1 pm after my last shift in a row. Trust me, this is so important to maintaining a healthy mind:)
LIMIT CAFFEINE! Say what!? How will I stay up all night? Just hear me out! Sometimes drinking too much caffeine can actually start negatively affecting you! It can cause headaches, jitteriness, irritability, and insomnia. I won’t drink anything caffeinated after midnight and I limit myself to one big cup of coffee a day (usually before I head into work for the night).
Night in the Life of Rebekah:
I prefer to schedule myself three nights in a row. So if I am working Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday my schedule will look something like this:
Monday – try my best to sleep in. Wake up between (11-1). Workout. Shower. Get ready. Make a big snack (eggs, cereal, leftovers). Hang out/be productive until I go to work.
Tuesday – come home from work and sleep from 8-5. Wake up. Get ready. Go to work.
Wednesday – come home from work and sleep until 12. Force myself to get up, drink coffee, workout, have a productive day. Go to bed at a regular hour:)
Thursday – return to a normal schedule!
I hope this post has given you the tips you need to succeed on nightshift. I promise, it really isn’t as bad as you think, once you learn the tricks. Let me know if you put any of my tips into practice <3 Last but not least, good luck girl! You got this.
For those of you who know me, you know that I always strive to be (and for the most part succeed) in being early for any obligation. Whether it be for a dentist appointment or meeting a friend for lunch, I like to be early.
I think this is because when I was a kid, growing up in a big family, it was always SO HARD for us to get places on time. I would get so embarrassed every time showing up late! Now I make it a priority to be fashionably ~early~
Here are a few little tips and tricks I use to always get places on time:
MAKE A SCHEDULE. If I know I have a busy day I will schedule out each hour of my day. I start at the end of the day and backtrack to determine what time I would need to start getting ready.
UTILIZE GOOGLE MAPS to see how long it will take you at “X” time to get to your destination. That way, you will be able to foresee the traffic and leave in plenty of time!
PLAN YOUR OUTFIT AHEAD OF TIME. I did this all of the time in high school and college where I had early mornings. I laid out each article of clothing and all the necessary accessories the night before. This saves you alll of the time scavenging through your closet the morning of!
GET A WATCH. This may seem obvious, but having a watch on your wrist (not just your phone) allows you to constantly know how much time left before you have to leave.
I just got this watch from MVMT and I am so obsessed to add it to my arm candy! They are currently having a big sale with many watches marked down. You can shop them here.
If you have any other tips for being on time feel free to leave them in the comments below or shoot me a DM! I’d love to know your advice🖤