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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