Chelsea Crockett

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Study Tips for the Social Media Addict

Social media can be addicting.  Always wanting to stay up to date with what everyone is doing can become routine!  I sometimes find myself having trouble putting my phone down…

Social media can be addicting.  Always wanting to stay up to date with what everyone is doing can become routine!  I sometimes find myself having trouble putting my phone down during homework or studying, so… I came up with a few tips on how to block out social media when you need to get the job done!

  • First off, start simple.  If you know you can’t stay off your phone, then turn it off or put it in another room! Chelsea Crockett - Social Media Addict That way you won’t even see your phone light up or feel it vibrate.  It’s a simple solution and you wind up distraction free!
  • If you like to check your social media on a computer or laptop, then I highly recommend you check out this website if you get distracted easily when studying.  I know I’ve mentioned this in another article, but KeepMeOut.com blocks you from any website you tell it to!  You can also pick the amount of time it’ll lock you out for which is really cool!
  • Put your phone on “do not disturb” so your phone isn’t constantly vibrating or going off every time you get an Instagram like or Twitter notification!
  • If you really can’t keep your hands off your phone, set a timer that goes off every 30 minutes, hour, etc.  When the timer goes off, treat yourself by checking your phone but limit yourself to only so much time!

What study tips do you have for me?  Let me know below, I could use them!

XOXO – Chels

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5 Tips for Beating the “Freshman 15”

The “Freshman 15” is always under debate.  Is it real?  Can it actually happen to me?  Truth is, it can happen, but it can also be easily prevented!  Since I’m…

The “Freshman 15” is always under debate.  Is it real?  Can it actually happen to me?  Truth is, it can happen, but it can also be easily prevented!  Since I’m going to be battling it myself this year, I thought I’d come up with a few tips on how I’ll be staying healthy my freshman year.  I hope these help you, too!

  1. Stock your mini fridge with only healthy snacks.  If you only allow yourself to buy healthy food, then you won’t have the temptation to eat junk food!
  2. Cover your windows with dark curtains so you can assure yourself complete darkness when you sleep.Chelsea Crockett - Sworkit  You may not realize it, but sleep is very important when it comes to your mental and physical health.
  3. Set a fitness plan that works with your class schedule.  If you don’t plan out your workouts, you’ll find yourself with little to no time left at the end of the day!
  4. Practice a small-space workout that you can do in your dorm room.  For those days that you’re too lazy to leave your room, find a simple ab, leg, or arm workout that you can do in your own dorm!  There are plenty of apps like the one on the right that you can download that will plan out a workout for you!
  5. Wear your workout clothes to class and walk everywhere!  If you’re on a big campus, then getting your steps in isn’t hard.  Also, if you plan on working out straight after class, simply where your exercise clothes to save some time and encourage you to hit the gym!

What other tips do you use for keeping fit in college?  Let me know so I can try them out at my school, too!

XO – Chelsea

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Must-Know iPhone Hacks!

This generation is the generation of smartphones.  We don’t want to admit it, but we love our phones and depend on them for more than we realize!  I’ve written many…

This generation is the generation of smartphones.  We don’t want to admit it, but we love our phones and depend on them for more than we realize!  I’ve written many articles and have even made videos about various beauty and fashion hacks, but what about some iPhone secrets?  You can thank me later! 🙂

  • Faster charging.  If you need a quick charge for your iPhone, put it on airplane mode while it’s plugged in.  This turns off all of its features so it’s using minimal battery while trying to charge up!Chelsea Crockett - iPhone Timer Hack
  • Fall asleep listening to music.  If you like a little background music while you fall asleep, you can set a timer to turn off your music for you!  As long as it’s through Apple music or Spotify, you can go to your clock app, select the timer tab, and select “Stop Playing” in the “When Timer Ends” setting like the picture on the right.  It’ll shut your music off for you when the timer is done!
  • Better selfie editing.  If you download Facetune for $0.99, you can get rid of annoying pimples and blemishes.  It also has tons of cool features to perfect your pic.
  • Improving battery life.  If you’re phone is running low on battery, you can go to the battery tab of the settings app and switch on the “low power mode” setting.  It turns off unnecessary features to stretch out your battery life for up to hours at a time!

What hacks do I need to know?  Let me know in the comments section below!

XO – Chelsea

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Best Selfie Editing Apps

The task of getting the perfect selfie can be a tough process. Obviously the right angle and lighting is key, but picking the perfect edit is the final ingredient! I…

The task of getting the perfect selfie can be a tough process. Obviously the right angle and lighting is key, but picking the perfect edit is the final ingredient! I love playing around with different filters to see which one makes my photo look best. There are three apps I use in particular that I’ve been obsessed with!

  • VSCO is one of my favorite apps for editing any picture. There are tons of filters that will give your photo more of a professional look. Chelsea Crockett - FacetuneYou can adjust all aspects of your selfie from lighting to sharpness to undertones. You can even post your edited pictures to your VSCO feed to share with others!
  • This app is one of the most complex editing apps there is. You can do almost anything from teeth whitening to getting rid of dark circles or blemishes. There are also filters for you to finish off the job!
  • Afterlight was one of the first apps I used to edit my pictues. Just like VSCO, there are tons of filters and different edits to customize your selfie. It’s $0.99 but definitely worth it!

Which is your favorite selfie editing app? Let me know and I’ll try it out for myself! 🙂

XO – Chels

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How to Be Smart With Your Social Media Use

How many of you would say your social media use is at a healthy level? When I say healthy I mean that it doesn’t run your life. You don’t stop…

How many of you would say your social media use is at a healthy level? When I say healthy I mean that it doesn’t run your life. You don’t stop everything in the middle of the day just to check all of your accounts, it doesn’t affect your job or school productivity, you don’t stay up late scrolling and scrolling, and it doesn’t affect your self-esteem or make you jealous. Odds are, we all have a semi-unhealthy relationship with social media. Yes, social media is a great way to connect with people and is a fun distraction from life, but it can become almost an addiction if you aren’t careful. Here are a few ways to make sure your relationship with social media is a healthy one.

  1. Schedule time for social media: If you are like me, you end up scrolling your social media pages multiple times a day. I don’t even want to know how much time a day I waste doing that. To keep yourself more productive, designate a certain time of day to check your accounts and stick to it. Maybe it is checking it once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and once in the evening.download
  2. Delete the apps: If you have a tough time staying away from social media during the day, then delete the apps off of your phone. This doesn’t delete your accounts, it just deletes the easy access to them. It forces you to log on to the accounts on your computer instead of your phone so access to the sites isn’t as easy or instant.
  3. Be smart about who you follow: I know there are some people I follow on Instagram that I tend to get really jealous of. I get envious of their hair, their clear skin, even the places they travel! If you are following people that make you feel bad about yourself or make you feel left out, it is time to stop following them. The more time you spend comparing yourself with other people on social media the more depressed you get. Studies prove it! Just remind yourself that these are just posts, and their life isn’t as good as they make it look. A picture doesn’t tell their whole story.

Healthy social media use means that it doesn’t interfere with your happiness or self-esteem, and it doesn’t take up large amounts of your time. Social media is a great outlet when you’re smart with the way you use it!

XOXO, Chels

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Apps to Help you Get the Most Out of Your Sleep

Being as busy as I am, and as most high school students are, sleep is a hot commodity! I don’t get much of it. I’m always open to finding new…

Being as busy as I am, and as most high school students are, sleep is a hot commodity! I don’t get much of it. I’m always open to finding new ways to get the most out of the shuteye that I DO get, and I found a few useful phone aps to help me do just that! Since I’m on my phone a lot, I figured it was a good tool to help me maximize my sleepy time.

  1. “SleepCycle”: Turn on the app, then place your phone under your pillow. It will wake you up in the lightest part of your sleep cycle so you feel refreshed when you wake up. This is a good app for days when you don’t need to get up at a certain time or for nap times.
  2. “Spin Me”: This app acts as your alarm, and the only way to turn it off is to spin around a few times! No snooze button for you!plexusdesign33_1x
  3. Spotify’s “Wake Up Happy” playlist: Download the Spotify app and add the “Wake Up Happy” playlist to your library. Listen to this when you get up in the morning to help you feel happy and ready for the day.
  4. lux: This app helps prevent you from being kept up by your phone. We all know that you aren’t supposed to be looking at screens at night because the “blue light” emitted by your phone’s screen signals your brain to keep you awake. The app adjusts your phone’s color based on your local sunset time, which will eliminate the “blue light”, helping you fall asleep faster.

Happy snoozing!

XOXO, Chels

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Free Apps for a Healthy Lifestyle

In this generation, almost everything is done, or can be done, on our phones. They’re even used for keeping our workouts on track and putting us on the road to…

In this generation, almost everything is done, or can be done, on our phones. They’re even used for keeping our workouts on track and putting us on the road to a more healthy lifestyle! Since I’ve been keeping up with my daily exercise, I’ve found tons of free apps that help us achieve these goals. Here are some of my top favorites!

If you’re a runner, all of the running apps will work just about the same: tracking your distance, telling you your pace, saving your times, etc. But one app that I’ve found donates money to a charity of your choice for however much you run, walk, or bike. It’s called Charity Miles and it’s completely free! For Chelsea Crockett - Sworkitevery mile you run or walk the app donates 25 cents to the charity you pick.

Another free app that’s not only for cardio is called Sworkit. On this app, you can pick from four different types of exercises: strength, cardio, yoga, and stretching. The app encourages you to simply fit in at least 5 minutes of one of these a day. How motivating is that? Just 5 minutes! Of course, you can pick a workout that goes up to 60, but you’ve got to start somewhere! In each category, there are several workouts to choose from, as well, such as full body, full intensity cardio, yoga for runners, etc. Check it out!

Lastly, if you’re way of staying healthy is more on the dieting side, download Lose It! This help app helps you lose weight or simply maintain the weight you’re currently at. It tracks your calorie intake, lets you set goals and plans, and even tracks your steps if you want it to.

Take advantage of the amazing technology we have at our fingertips and download one of these apps! I hope this helps you out!

XOXO – Chelsea

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What’s On My iPhone?

 My iPhone is one of my favorite things I own.  It allows me to take goofy pictures and keep in touch with my friends, lets me communicate with my fans…

 My iPhone is one of my favorite things I own.  It allows me to take goofy pictures and keep in touch with my friends, lets me communicate with my fans through the Internet, and of course, enables my mom to get a hold of me at any time during the day.Frown  I don’t know what I’d do without it!  Many of you have been curious as to what apps I use and what’s on my phone.  Here’s a breakdown of my favorite iPhone apps!Chelsea Crockett- apps

            I’m sure, like me, you all are addicted to social media.  How could I communicate with all of my amazing Insiders if it wasn’t for the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine and the BeautyLicious app?  These are 5 of my favorite apps and I love to be very active on them.  I also have the ProTuber app, which is just a more advanced version of YouTube.  As you all know, I’m on YouTube A LOT. 

            If you’ve ever checked out my Instagram account, you’ll soon figure out how much I love taking pictures.  My phone is filled in editing apps!  One of my favorites is called PicPlayPost where you can add a video in with a collage of pictures to upload on your Instagram.  If you’ve got bad skin, try the app PhotoWonder to smooth out your skin for a flawless look!  Last, what iPhone would be complete without a game or two?!  My favorite game at the moment is Minion Rush!  You better check it out!

            Now you know what I’ve got going on in my iPhone.  Let me know if you like the apps I use and check me out on the Internet, links below!

Love,

 Chelsea

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