Here’s Your Sign

If you’re feeling like everything is falling apart, please,

feel my hug,

receive my love,

know you and your life are precious

see how many people care,

hold on,

keep fighting,

forgive yourself,

stop waiting for apologizes,

ask for help,

scream,

cry,

pray,

get mad,

get furious,

tell yourself you’re done feeling this way,

tell yourself you deserve better,

tell yourself you are important,

tell yourself you have a purpose,

understand you’re not alone,

you are not the only one who has felt this way,

remember the time you were a little child

and you thought there were monsters under your bed, in your closet,

talk yourself out of that fear,

reassure that child,

be the person you want that little child to be,

now,

cry some more,

cry tears of joy,

because you have finally realized that you are worth it,

you are worth dying for,

you are worth living for,

you have worth,

you are loved,

and you will help others.

Your sad journey has ended, and now, your new adventure begins.

How boring life would be if there weren’t any battles.

Take a Deep Breath. Smile. Be Patient With Yourself. Now Go Live.

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The best 4 Way to Deal With Boredom

Hey guys! It’s summer, so a lot of us are out of school. I’ve noticed I have a habit of getting bored and feeling unproductive when I’m on break, which really doesn’t help  anxiety/depression. I’ve learned a few things over the years to help myself get out of the rut.

1. Make Plans. Even going  to get coffee with a friend for 30 minutes can help me feel productive, and it gets me out of he house. Leaving the house is often half the battle.

2. Get Ready. I’ve found dressing somewhat nicely helps me to feel better in general. If hair and makeup  is your thing, doing beauty  tutorials off of Youtube is fun and time consuming (and gets your mind focused on something).

3. Clean out something. Cleaning things out really gets my mind on something and stops me from feeling gross like I do after a day of Netflix. It’s also nice because something gets done.

4. Go somewhere by yourself. Even just bringing my laptop to a coffee shop and going on Tumblr makes me feel better than doing it alone in my room. Also, I’m more likely to get work done (applications, emails, etc) if I’m not in my houseUntitled

Helpful List if you have Anxiety and Stress

Anxiety help

Here are a few links to some online games and things that are actually helpful (at least I have found them to be) at calming me down and taking my mind off of things.

Helpful Links

  • Here you can get rid of unwanted thoughts (this is my favorite thing I’ve found so far ok)
  • Here is a quiet place to go to when you’re stressed
  • You can go here when you are really struggling or in a dark place
  • You can go here to be reminded that it will be okay
  • Here you can anonymously vent
  • Here you can do nothing for two min
  • Here you can go to get emergency compliments 🙂
  • Here you can receive instants hugs from loads of lovely people. They’re not real hugs but maybe they can help??
  • You can test your knowledge on the English vocabulary Here. The best part is that for every question you get right they donate ten grains of rice to the UN food program!
  • send me a 🙂 if any of this helped you at all!

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The Best 30 Inspiring And Motivational Quotes

“Forgive yourself. Whatever you’ve done before, accept it and let it go. You are not perfect. You are capable of making mistakes. Stop hiding from the shadows of the past. Don’t be trapped in the darkness of shattered memories. Let the light pass through and shine upon you. Forgive yourself because it’s the only way to start again.”

“I’ve seen too many dark days to know better than to take the brighter ones for granted.”

“If you miss out on life, they win.”

“You have your whole life ahead of you. Be smart. Study hard and be independent…You must rely on yourself. No matter what else people may steal from you, they will never be able to take away your knowledge. The world is changing. You must make your own life outside this home.”

“Whatever purifies you is the right path.”

— Rumi

“Life may limit your options, but you can still work hard to get the best one within your reach”

“The most beautiful thing we can learn, is how to let go;
of grudges,
the past,
poisonous people.
it’s a great measure of courage.”

“Loving yourself takes daily practice.”

“Create a vision that makes you wanna jump out of bed in the morning.”

“Go all the way with it. Do not back off. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“Do not look at yourself with disgust, you are a gift to this earth. You are beautiful, you are a light, an energy, an essence. You are nature herself.”

“Go and do the things you can’t. That is how you get to do them.”

“I believe in the person I want to become.”

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”

— Bertrand Russell

“Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life starts to change.”

“Survival my only hope. Success my only revenge.”

— Patricia Cornwell, Postmortem

“Be what you are. Do what you love. Speak what you feel. Don’t hide your humanity. Celebrate it. Embrace it. That is how you change the world.”

— Vironika Tugaleva

“The greatest courage is not the ability to retain and hide emotion, but instead to be able to shamelessly express it at a tipping point.”

“I want to be proud of who I am. I want to be proud of myself. How can I be proud of myself if I’m hiding?”

— My Mad Fat Diary

“There will always be moments in your life where you will feel completely and utterly alone. Your bones will ache and your breath will shake. You will hurt and you will feel pain. But just know this feeling is only temporary.
This doesn’t last forever.
Nothing ever does.”
— Brenda Carrasco

“You are human, you will make mistakes, and it’s one of the most beautiful things about being human, but you must learn from your mistakes, otherwise your life will have a lot of unnecessary pain.”

— Rhonda Byrne, The Magic

“People hate what they don’t understand.”

“Stop being tormented by everyone else’s reaction to you.”

— Joyce Meyer

“You can’t change the things that happened in your life, but you can decide how you interpret and respond to them. If you didn’t receive support when you needed it, give it to yourself now.”

“Never let a single day pass by without doing something you can be proud of.”

“Life is spectacular. Forget the dark things. Take a drink and let time wash them away to where ever time washes away to.”

— Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now

“I don’t want to be Lois Lane. I don’t want to be Superman. I want to be both. I want to be saved, but I also want to be the savior.”

“Fall in love with music, fall in love with life
Fall in love with friends, fall in love with the night.
Quit searching for “love,” you know it doesn’t exist –
If you’ve got a broken soul, it’s your job to fix it.”

“There are times when you think you have recovered but there will also be nights when you will hear the cries of the ghosts, calling out your name and asking you to pull the trigger. But, darling, do not forget that you are stronger than the past, that ghosts are just souls taking longer than the rest to leave. Remember that you are a battlefield and the victor of this duel. So close your eyes and welcome the love from the new day.”

The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry our their dream.”

— Les Brown

“We are all unique individuals. There’s not a single person in this world that thinks in an identical manner to the way that you do. What you do defines you, and represents who you are. So forget about making him or her proud, make yourself proud. You are your own virtue, and you define your own character.”

— Words of Wisdom

“The only real antidote for anger or worry is purposeful action in the direction of your goals.”

— Brian Tracy from No Excuses!

“I did it all. I did it all. I owned every second that this world could give. I saw so many places, the things that I did. With every broken bone, I swear I lived.”

— I lived by One Republic

“Every morning we get a chance to be different. A chance to change. A chance to be better. Your past is your past. Leave it there. Get on with the future part…”
— Nicole Williams, Lost and Found

“But I tried though. Goddamnit I sure as hell did that much, now, didn’t I?”
— Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

“Her existence is the reason why I try to survive.”

— Maram Rimawi

“Control yourself…Become someone who can deal with this.”
— Brandon Sanderson, The Emperor’s Soul

“Don’t lose your fight, kid. It only takes a little push to pull on through.”

“It’s going to be okay. You’re going to meet new people, make new friends, fall in love, make good memories and bad ones too. You’ll eventually have your own family. But you can only have all of this if you’re alive. So keep your head high because it isn’t working out for you now, it will eventually.”

“Progress is progress, no matter how small.”

“You’ve got the light to fight the shadows so stop hiding it away.”

— Emeli Sandé, Read All About It, Part III,” Album: Our Version of Events

“I think I used to believe that being depressed was part of my personality
or that I was born like that, but it’s quite shocking to realise that perhaps that isn’t the case.”

— Marina Lambrini Diamandis

“No one and nothing is worth shrinking for.”

— Indigo Williams

“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.”

— Charlie Chaplin

100 Reasons NOT To Kill Yourself

Reasons

  1. We would miss you.
  2. It’s not worth the regret. Either by yourself if you failed or just simply left scars, or the regret everyone else feels by not doing enough to help you.
  3. It does get better. Believe it or not it will eventually get better. Sometimes you have to go through the storm to get to the rainbow.
  4. There’s so much you would miss out on doing.
  5. There is always a reason to live. It might not be clear right now, but it is always there.
  6. So many people care, and it would hurt them if you hurt yourself.
  7. You ARE worth it. Don’t let anyone, especially yourself, tell you otherwise.
  8. You are amazing.
  9. A time will come, once you’ve battled the toughest times of your life and are in ease once again, where you will be so glad that you decided to keep on living. You will emerge stronger from this all, and won’t regret your choice to carry on with life. Because things always get better.
  10. What about all the things you’ve always wanted to do? What about the things you’ve planned, but never got around to doing? You can’t do them when you’re dead.
  11. I love you. Even if only one person loves you, that’s still a reason to stay alive.
  12. You won’t be able to listen to music if you die.
  13. Killing yourself is never worth it. You’ll hurt both yourself and all the people you care about.
  14. There are so many people that would miss you, including me.
  15. You’re preventing a future generation, YOUR KIDS, from even being born.
  16. How do you think your family would feel? Would it improve their lives if you died?
  17. You’re gorgeous, amazing, and to someone you are perfect.
  18. Think about your favourite music artist, you’ll never hear their voice again…
  19. You’ll never have the feeling of walking into a warm building on a cold day
  20. Listening to incredibly loud music
  21. Being alive is just really good.
  22. Not being alive is really bad.
  23. Finding your soulmate.
  24. Red pandas
  25. Going to diners at three in the morning.
  26. Really soft pillows.
  27. Eating pizza in New York City.
  28. Proving people wrong with your success.
  29. Watching the jerks that doubted you fail at life.
  30. Seeing someone trip over a garbage can.
  31. Being able to help other people.
  32. Bonfires.
  33. Sitting on rooftops.
  34. Seeing every single country in the world.
  35. Going on roadtrips.
  36. You might win the lottery someday.
  37. Listening to music on a record player.
  38. Going to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
  39. Taking really cool pictures.
  40. Literally meeting thousands of new people.
  41. Hearing crazy stories.
  42. Telling crazy stories.
  43. Eating ice cream on a hot day.
  44. More Harry Potter books could come out, you never know.
  45. Travelling to another planet someday.
  46. Having an underwater house.
  47. Randomly running into your hero on the street.
  48. Having your own room at a fancy hotel.
  49. Trampolines.
  50. Think about your favourite movie, you’ll never watch it again.
  51. Think about the feeling of laughing out loud in a public place because your best friend has just sent you an inside joke,
  52. Your survival will make the world better, even if it’s for just one person or 20 or 100 or more.
  53. People do care.
  54. Treehouses
  55. Hanging out with your soul mate in a treehouse
  56. Snorting when you laugh and not caring who sees
  57. I don’t even know you and I love you.
  58. I don’t even know you and I care about you.
  59. Because nobody is going to be like you ever, so embrace your uniqueness!
  60. You won’t be here to experience the first cat world emperor.
  61. WHAT ABOUT FOOD?! YOU’LL MISS CHOCOLATE AND ALL THE OTHER NOM THINGS!
  62. Starbucks.
  63. Hugs.
  64. Stargazing.
  65. You have a purpose, and it’s up to you to find out what it is.
  66. You’ve changed somebody’s life.
  67. Now you could change the world.
  68. You will meet the person that’s perfect for you.
  69. No matter how much or how little, you have your life ahead of you.
  70. You have the chance to save somebody’s life.
  71. If you end your life, you’re stopping yourself from achieving great things.
  72. Making snow angels.
  73. Making snowmen.
  74. Snowball fights.
  75. Life is what you make of it.
  76. Everybody has a talent.
  77. Laughing until you cry.
  78. Having the ability to be sad means you have the ability to be happy.
  79. The world would not be the same if you didn’t exist.
  80. Its possible to turn frowns, upside down
  81. Be yourself, don’t take anyone’s shit, and never let them take you alive.
  82. Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. Be your own hero.
  83. Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.
  84. One day your smile will be real.
  85. Having a really hot, relaxing bath after a stressful day.
  86. Lying on grass and laughing at the clouds.
  87. Getting completely smashed with your best friends.
  88. Eating crazy food.
  89. Staying up all night watching your favourite films with a loved one.
  90. Sleeping in all day.
  91. Creating something you’re proud of.
  92. You can look back on yourself 70 years later and being proud you didn’t commit
  93. Being able to meet your Internet friends.
  94. Tea / Coffee / Hot Chocolate
  95. Sherlock season three.
  96. Cuddling under the stars.
  97. Being stupid in public because you just can.
  98. If you are reading this then you are alive! Is there any more reason to smile?
  99. being able to hug that one person you havent seen in years
  100. People care enough about you and your future to come up with 100 reasons for you not to do this.
  101. But, the final and most important one is, just, being able to experience life. Because even if your life doesn’t seem so great right now, literally anything could happen

Hotlines

IF that isn’t enough..
Depression Hotline:1-630-482-9696
Suicide Hotline:1-800-784-8433
LifeLine:1-800-273-8255
Trevor Project:1-866-488-7386
Sexuality Support:1-800-246-7743
Eating Disorders Hotline:1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault:1-800-656-4673
Grief Support:1-650-321-5272
Runaway:1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
Exhale:After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
Child Abuse:1-800-422-4453
UK Helplines:
Samaritans (for any problem):08457909090 e-mail jo@samaritans.org
Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem):08001111
Mind infoline (mental health information):0300 123 3393 e-mail: info@mind.org.uk
Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice):0300 466 6463 legal@mind.org.uk
b-eat eating disorder support:0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) e-mail: help@b-eat.co.uk
b-eat youthline (for under 25’s with eating disorders):08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm – 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)
Cruse Bereavement Care:08444779400 e-mail: helpline@cruse.org.uk
Frank (information and advice on drugs):0800776600
Drinkline:0800 9178282
Rape Crisis England & Wales:0808 802 9999 1(open 2 – 2.30pm 7 – 9.30pm) e-mail info@rapecrisis.org.uk
Rape Crisis Scotland:08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight
India Self Harm Hotline:00 08001006614
India Suicide Helpline:022-27546669
Kids Help Phone (Canada):1-800-668-6868, Free and available 24/7
suicide hotlines;
Argentina:54-0223-493-0430
Australia:13-11-14
Austria:01-713-3374
Barbados:429-9999
Belgium:106
Botswana:391-1270
Brazil:21-233-9191
China:852-2382-0000
(Hong Kong:2389-2222)
Costa Rica:606-253-5439
Croatia:01-4833-888
Cyprus:357-77-77-72-67
Czech Republic:222-580-697, 476-701-908
Denmark:70-201-201
Egypt:762-1602
Estonia:6-558-088
Finland:040-5032199
France:01-45-39-4000
Germany:0800-181-0721
Greece:1018
Guatemala:502-234-1239
Holland:0900-0767
Honduras:504-237-3623
Hungary:06-80-820-111
Iceland:44-0-8457-90-90-90
Ireland:1800-247-100
Israel:09-8892333
Italy:06-705-4444
Japan:3-5286-9090
Latvia:6722-2922, 2772-2292
Malaysia:03-756-8144
(Singapore:1-800-221-4444)
Mexico:525-510-2550
Netherlands:0900-0767
New Zealand:4-473-9739
New Guinea:675-326-0011
Nicaragua:505-268-6171
Norway:47-815-33-300
Philippines:02-896-9191
Poland:52-70-000
Portugal:239-72-10-10
Russia:8-20-222-82-10
Serbia:21-6623-393
Spain:91-459-00-50
South Africa:0861-322-322
South Korea:2-715-8600
Sweden:031-711-2400
Switzerland:143
Taiwan:0800-788-995
Thailand:02-249-9977
Trinidad and Tobago:868-645-2800
Ukraine:0487-327715
Uruguay:095 73 8483

You will be missing out on every single wonderful thing yet to happen to you.

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9 Mindfulness Rituals to Make Your Day Better

Are you simply moving through your day, without fully living?

I did this for many years. It was as if life were just passing by, and I was waiting for something to happen. I always felt like I was preparing for something later.

But today isn’t preparation for tomorrow. Today’s the main event.

Fully live today by being mindful. I realize this is easier said than done — mindfulness is a habit that’s not easily picked up. And so I’ve decided to share with you some of my favorite mindfulness rituals to help you appreciate every moment.

You don’t need to do all of these, but give a few of them a try to see if they make your day better.

Mindfulness Rituals

Ritual isn’t about doing a routine mindlessly. It’s a way of building something good into your life, so that you don’t forget what’s important. Done mindfully, a ritual can remind you to be conscious. Done mindlessly, a ritual is meaningless.

Here are a few of my favorites:

1. Sit in the morning. When you wake up, in the quiet of the morning, perhaps as your coffee is brewing, get a small cushion and sit on the floor. I will often use this opportunity to stretch, as I am very inflexible. I feel every muscle in my body, and it is like I am slowly awakening to the day. I’ll also just sit, and focus on my breathing going in and out. I’m an absolute beginner when it comes to meditation, but this always starts my day right.

2. Brush your teeth. I assume we all brush our teeth, but often we do it while thinking of other things. Try fully concentrating on the action of brushing, on each stroke of each tooth, going from one side of the mouth to the other. You end up doing a better job, and it helps you realize how much we do on autopilot.

3. Eat mindfully. Turn off the TV, put away the computer and mobile devices, even put away the book or newspaper. If you eat with any of these things (most people do), eating without them will seem boring. And yet, unless you do this, you are not truly appreciating your food. I like eating my oats (with nuts and berries — see my diet) mindfully, paying attention to each bite. It makes the food taste better, and I eat slowly and with gratefulness.

4. Wash your bowl. When you’re done eating, wash your dish immediately. Do it while paying full attention to your washing, to the water and suds.Read more.

5. Drink tea. There’s something ancient about the tea ceremony — and when you drink tea as a mindfulness ritual, you’re connecting with millions of others who have done so over the centuries. Make your own tea ceremony — prepare the tea carefully and mindfully, pour it slowly, sip it with thoughtfulness. See if you can set aside one time each day to do this, and it will transform your day.

6. Walk slowly. I like to take breaks from work, and go outside for a little walk. Walk slowly, each step a practice in awareness. Pay attention to your breathing, to everything around you, to the sounds and light and texture of objects.

7. Read in silence. Find a quiet time (mornings or evenings are great for me), and a quiet spot, and read a good novel. Have no television or computers on nearby, and just immerse yourself in the world of the novel. It might seem contradictory to let your mind move from the present into the time of the novel, but it’s a great practice in focus. Also, I love a good novel more than almost anything else.

8. Look at someone gratefully. Each day, find someone you care about. Instead of just seeing what you always see, really look at the person. Try not to do it creepily. See this person for the miracle that she is, and be grateful for her existence. If you’re feeling generous, tell that person how thankful you are for her.

9. Work with focus. Start your workday by choosing one task that will make a big difference in your work, and clearing everything else away. Just do that one task, and don’t switch to other tasks. Single-tasking is a great way to find focus. Increase your Monk Mind.

These rituals aren’t the only time you should be mindful, but they’re great reminders. Today, try a few of them to fully live and fully appreciate this wonderful day.

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monkBritish Fashion

22 GREAT QUOTES TO THINK ABOUT

Sometimes a sentence has the power to change your life. These are a few of those sentences.

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