Beautiful Things and Memories

Beautiful Things and Memories

By Elaine Aquino
Welcome to the Beautiful Things and Memories podcast. I'm Elaine Aquino, your host for this show. I created this podcast as an audio component to my blog at elaineaquino.com, where I talk and nerd about self improvement, minimalism, motherhood, and more. You can also see me in video format on my YouTube channel that is at youtube.com/elaineaqs89. I hope you enjoy the show.
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19: Organizing and managing digital content
Or how I keep things flowing (as much as humanly possible) These are some of the tools I use to organize and manage my blog, podcast, and vlog: 1 | Calendar I’ve recently started blocking out times on my calendar. But as per  usual, Rebel tendency sets in, and I never do what’s on the calendar.  Lol. First of all, I never sleep on time, and therefore never wake up on  time. I don’t have a clue what it means to experience a “routine” per  se. Aka, I have never done anything consistently at the same time  everyday in my life. Sad truth? I beg to disagree. I like to believe it  keeps my days more interesting. Lol. (I might as well end each paragraph  with “Lol” whenever I talk about time management. Lol.)
04:34
January 15, 2020
18: Handling overwhelm as a content creator
You know what, I’m just not gonna do it like most other bloggers/ content creators out there… and just frickin do my own thing. This first week of January 2020 has me in a slightly overpowering mindfuck. Snicker, snicker, so I cursed again. I have what one can only call a vlogmas hangover. Trying to vlog, edit, publish everyday on top of life’s usual activities is pretty jarring.
03:33
January 8, 2020
17: The concept of doing and learning little by little
2019 has been a good year. At the beginning of this year, I challenged myself to post on my blog twice a month for a year at least. I did that plus more. I created vlogs and podcasts. I earned a certificate for front end web development on freeCodeCamp. I committed to vlogmas even after December 25. I made this year as intentional as I could. I finally fucking did it.
02:14
January 2, 2020
16: What I learned in my 20s
I turned 30 last December 13, btw. Being 20 and free. What a time to be in. The 20s are basically the free pass of life, I think. I mean, I’m only 30 years old now but I do believe a lot of good, fun  things happen in your 20s that are so different than in later years  when you have so much more responsibility on your plate (especially if  you’re planning to have kids).
07:25
January 1, 2020
15: Creating content when you're not motivated by anyone including yourself
Whatever your Tendency is, I believe it's always a good idea to work in a way that's suited to you. Content creation is the same in that it depends on you to bring out perspectives that are your own. You don't have to follow what everyone else is doing when you could very well contribute your own spin into the conversation of whatever industry you're in.
05:15
December 18, 2019
14: There's no way I'm not going to live up to my full potential
I get a little raw and real in this episode but only because it means so much to me. I hope maximizing life is at the very core of what you do too. And I hope this episode inspires you to bring out and share your passion to the world.
01:59
December 11, 2019
13: How to start a blog in 2020 and why blogging is not dead yet
Creating content doesn't have to be so hard and pressure-filled all the time. The key to is to talk about what matters and is true to you. Here are 5 easy steps you can execute to start a blog in the coming new year. Plus, an additional bonus step at the end to nail down your new online presence.
06:03
December 4, 2019
12: Training yourself to work optimally
What should you do when every corporate job experience doesn't seem to work out for you? The first thing is not to be so hard on yourself. If you really tried your best but it didn't pan out the way you'd like, then you owe it to yourself to discover what you truly aim to be working on in life. Maybe you're a creative with ideas that don't necessarily fit into a corporate environment. Maybe your work ethics were meant for freelancing or entrepreneurship. Whatever it is, don't be afraid to keep learning, keep making mistakes, don't repeat the same mistake, and keep moving. Our podcast episode for today is all about training yourself to work optimally. I hope you find this enjoyable!
04:27
November 27, 2019
11: Rest and relaxation for Rebel Tendencies
Sometimes, when you really love what you're doing, you can't help but NOT STOP. Here's the thing, though. If you don't stop, you're not doing your body and mind any favors. It will burn you out at some point and we don't want that for you if you really plan to see your goals through... right? So I hope you carve out some time to rest, recuperate, and relax. When you do, Future Self will thank you.
03:00
November 22, 2019
10: Why I don't like talking about community
Hey there! It's not that I don't like being on a community or having friends at all. It's just that talking about them is a different story for me. I think it's much more fruitful to talk about ideas and actually plan some course of action that will make your future self thankful. I hope you find this episode enjoyable!
03:44
November 21, 2019
09: The book that changed my self-defeating thoughts
For today’s podcast, I’m going to share with you a book that truly changed the way I think. In this episode, I talk to you about the lessons I learned from Brianna Wiest’s book. It was truly a very down yet enlightening moment for me after reading 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think. I hope you enjoy listening to this episode.
04:34
November 20, 2019
08: Myths about Stoicism, what it's about, and how it has helped my relationship
I hope you’ve been enjoying the podcasts this month. For today, I discuss with you about Stoicism and how it has deeply helped me in my relationship. I hope you find this episode useful. Thanks for listening!
04:28
November 19, 2019
07: The habit of meditation and deep breathing for Rebel Tendencies
Meditation is kind of a make-or-break situation. Some people love it. Some people don’t. And that’s okay. What’s important is that we stay in the present so we can be mindful of the people and things around us. The key is to be able to appreciate what we have right now. I talk more about this with you in the podcast. I hope you enjoy!
03:05
November 18, 2019
06: Keeping content flowing on a busy schedule
Well, hello there! Today we have an audio version of my blog post regarding content creation during a particularly busy schedule. I believe our energies come in seasons and it’s important to honor the season you’re in. In this podcast, I talk to you about strategies and tactics that have helped me create all this content in advance. I hope you find it useful. Enjoy!
05:05
November 17, 2019
05: Setting your own boundaries, not what others expect of you
Today’s podcast is all about setting your own boundaries as a creative with a Rebel Tendency. It talks about mornings, time monitoring, exercises, and values. I hope you enjoy!
05:48
November 16, 2019
04: Being a minimalist when you never had much to start with
Hello, again! I’m back with another episode. This time we’re talking about Minimalism, especially in the context of not having much to start with. ;) Hope you enjoy!
04:04
November 15, 2019
03: The issues of hiding pain
For today, we’re talking about the issues of hiding pain. We all experience pain but there are various ways in which we show or talk about them. In this episode, I talk about vulnerability, showing emotions, and verbalizing pain.
03:47
November 14, 2019
02: What I learned from being chronically late
For today’s podcast, we’ll be talking about some of the lessons I learned from being chronically late.
06:52
November 13, 2019
01: Creating beautiful things and memories
I am so glad to be presenting to you my very first podcast episode! Actually, this episode is simply an audio narration of the blog post on my website (elaineaquino.com). But I wanted to celebrate this very small win. I’ve worked hard with the time I had to put together these podcast episodes in case you’d like to listen to my blog wherever you are. :) I hope you like it. And as always, you can send your feedback regarding my content anytime through the contact page on my site. Enjoy!
07:35
November 12, 2019