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April 30, 2016

Little Things That Make Life Easier

 

In the form of musings, learnings, thoughts & feels. All the feels.

  • That zit/fine line/bad hair day you think everyone’s noticing? They’re not. In fact, they’re too busy worrying about their own insecurities that they think you’re noticing.
  • Sometimes you just need a day in bed to hide from the world. Allow yourself that time before your body forces you to.
  • Know that it’s ok to be lazy sometimes.
  • Know that your best really is good enough.
  • Know that the only race is with yourself.
  • If you ever find yourself scrolling and self-deprecating, put down the goddamn phone.
  • Find a song or podcast that motivates you and play it often. Especially in the morning.
  • Treat yourself once a day. To a bath, to a film, to chocolate, to a break. It’s not self-indulgence, it’s self-investment.
  • Always have something fun to look forward to: a holiday, a day out, a meal at a wonderful restaurant.
  • And when it all gets too much, leave your phone at home, head to a book store and have some fresh mint tea.
  • Read. Read. Read. Whether it’s highbrow or trashy chic lit doesn’t matter. Just read.
  • Escapism matters. Let yourself do nothing much at all, often. You won’t produce your best work if you don’t.
  • Setting aside a little money to live today is just as important as saving for the future.
  • Two words: coconut oil. It may sound like another health fad, but it makes your skin heavenly soft and whitens your teeth for 1/100th of the price. Try it.
  • If you’re having a bad day, compliment someone. It’ll help lift both your moods.
  • Tell someone you think they’re doing a great job when they least expect it. A family member, a friend, a co-worker, a stranger on the internet. They’ll appreciate it more than you know.
  • Treat yourself as you would your very best friend.
  • When life is great, celebrate.
  • When life is horrid, grow.
  • And don’t decide that life is horrid until you’ve had a good sleep.
  • Sometimes you just need wine, pizza and a good bitch with your best friends.
  • We’re all time and nutrient-poor. Combat this by making a daily smoothie. All you need is kale, strawberries, a banana and coconut milk. It’s affordable, simple and actually tastes good.
  • Quit comparing yourself to self-constructed images on the internet.
  • Remember the other side of success: the sacrifices and the struggles going on behind the scenes. Unless, of course, someone has been given their privilege on a plate, in which case are they really “successful” anyway? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Hey, it’s ok to not be in love with every aspect of your life.
  • Just remember there’s a difference between giving up and knowing when you’ve had enough.
  • And when it all gets too much, put airplane mode on and go for a walk.
  • Not everyone will like you and that’s ok. You’re so much more than “likeable”.
  • Not every day is a good day, but keep going anyway.
  • Really, keep going.

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1 Comment

  • Walkiria

    I love this blog entry. It is wonderfully easy and fun to digest yet there is such depth worth reflecting upon and then taking the action steps to put some of these concepts into practice!

    May 1, 2016 at 5:50 pm Reply
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