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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Christmas Wishlist

Christmas Wishlist

Sorry, quick post today. Busy busy busy! Have a fantabulous day. (pssst: here's a sneak peek at my Christmas list!)

Clockwise from top:
There's a Map for that Necklace in Gold, ModCloth, $19.99
Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeshadow Palette, BirchBox, No.2, $24
Diana F+ Camera in Honeycomb, ModCloth, $109.99
Kate Spade Quick and Curious Notebook, Kate Spade, $14

Sunday, November 2, 2014

37 Ways to Feel Better After a Completely Sucky Day

Some days are the absolute freaking suckiest. Like those days when the universe is literally conspiring against you, and you feel like you're the chipper sidekick in a Disney movie who says, "Well, at least it can't get any worse-" *cue thunderstorm*. Today happens to be one of those days for me, so I decided to compile a list of happy things to do that usually help me. Feel better and remember that everything always looks better in the morning. No lie!

  1. Walk/drive to the library and lose yourself in a stack of good books.
  2. Make yourself a hot cup of tea (or cocoa or coffee, whatever floats your boat.)
  3. Call/FaceTime your best friend, your grandma, your sister, anyone.
  4. Dance around your room to an empowering song about not caring (I like "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift or "F***ing Perfect" by Pink)
  5. Take a nice hot bath with bubbles and read.
  6. Read outside.
  7. Read inside.
  8. Seriously. Read.
  9. Write without even thinking for ten minutes straight, and then write some more.
  10. Binge watch an entire series while eating a pint Ben&Jerry's (Favorite show to binge watch: either Teen Wolf or Dance Academy. Favorite ice cream: Ben&Jerry's Milk and Cookies)
  11. Do your makeup.
  12. Take a break with Calming Brits (& Irishmen)
  13. Dress up in fancy clothes.
  14. Get some puppy lovin' here
  15. Make an inspiration board (DIY coming soon)
  16. Bake cookies and then invite a friend over to eat them with you.
  17. Print out inspirational quotes/pictures and tape them around your room.
  18. Smile. (try it!)
  19. Do yoga.
  20. Take a nice long nap and don't set your alarm.
  21. Cancel your plans and have a night in.
  22. This website is literally a bunch of jumping cats. DO IT.
  23. Go out to dinner with a friend.
  24. See a movie with a friend.
  25. Take a bubble bath.
  26. Paint your nails.
  27. Grab a hug here
  28. Workout! (or curl under the covers and sleep for a while.)
  29. Write a bucket list (a DIY on how to write a bucket list coming soon!)
  30. Plan your dream vacation.
  31. Plan your dream house.
  32. Create a yoga routine here
  33. Make a time capsule (DIY coming up!)
  34. Do some good ol' scrapbooking
  35. Make a chai latte
  36. Wash your face, exfoliate, and put on a face mask.
  37. Take a calming breath.
  1. Calming Breath (Anxieties.com)
    • Take a long, slow breath in through your nose, first filling your lower lungs, then your upper lungs.
    • Hold your breath to the count of "three."
    • Exhale slowly through pursed lips, while you relax the muscles in your face, jaw, shoulders, and stomach.

But most of all, live in the moment. Recognize your emotions; it's okay to feel sad! It's a human emotion. We're all meant to feel it. Otherwise how would we differentiate between joy and sadness? 

I hope you feel better. *blows a kiss*