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

The little BUT IMPORTANT Difference Between Asocial & Antisocial

Asocial: refers to indifference to or a separation from society. An asocial person is able to socialize well if they choose to, but doesn’t do so often simply out of lack of interest. It’s common for introverts to be asocial.

Antisocial: is asociality to the extreme and is related to mental and personality disorders. An antisocial person lacks empathy or regard for the concerns or safety of others, and may actually be hostile towards society. Antisocial behavior is typical with sociopaths.

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Real NintendoLand Theme Park In Universal Parks & Ideas

Today, Nintendo announced that they have partnered with Universal Studios to bring Nintendo characters to life with attractions in a Theme Park. You all know I love theme parks, roller coaster and Nintendo so this is heaven for me!

KYOTO, Japan and ORLANDO, Florida (May 7, 2015) – Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts today announced plans to bring the world of Nintendo to life at Universal theme parks – creating spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo’s wildly popular games, characters and worlds.

The agreement brings two icons of entertainment together and represents a significant partnership for Nintendo as it expands the reach and popularity of its characters and intellectual property.

Universal theme parks offer incredibly popular, innovative themed family entertainment experiences based on compelling stories and characters – using powerful storytelling and innovative technology. Nintendo has created remarkable and imaginative worlds filled with captivating stories and beloved characters. Now, for the first time, those stories and characters will be brought to life in entirely new ways – only at Universal theme parks.

The immersive experiences will include major attractions at Universal’s theme parks and will feature Nintendo’s most famous characters and games. More details will be announced in the future, as the Nintendo and Universal creative teams work to create specific concepts.

Confirmed attractions:

The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest,
Animal Crossing: Sweet Day,
DK’s Crash Course,
Takamaru’s Ninja Castle,
Luigi’s Ghost Mansion.
(+)  F-Zero themed attraction confirmed.

Some ideas

My mind is going crazy with what they could do. Nintendo is one of the most unique game companies. It’s target audience is children and the family, and with a few acres of space imagine what Nintendo could do to fill it with wonder and whimsy?

Want to race a Mario Kart? Sure.

Want to go on an adventure? You got it.

Want to defeat bowser? Lets-a-go!

Want to visit a castle? Visit Peach!

Want to go catch ghosts? G-great!

You want to be the very best? Like no one ever was? Then go catch ’em all!

Want to go on a space adventure? Go ride it!

And a cool idea could be instead of just riding things, the rider could ‘play’ the ride and interact with it. Maybe battle Pokemon? Catch ghosts using the Poltergust 5000? Control a kart? The sky’s not the limit!

What do you think about NintendoLand? What games, characters, and locations should be in the park? Personally, I won’t be happy unless the people who sweep the streets and pick up trash are dressed in Chibi-Robo! costume

Sheared Sheeps.. PETA Is A Joke!

This is so fucking stupid. PETA is claiming that this is what a sheep looks like after it has been sheared. In case you were wondering, this is what a sheep ACTUALLY looks like after it has been sheared:

And that isn’t some “best case” scenario, believe me, I live in a place that has more sheep than people, and all sheared sheep look like that. It does not hurt the animal at all, aside from perhaps the odd slip with the shears resulting in a minor graze. In fact, shearing sheep is necessary for their wellbeing, because domesticated sheep do not shed their wool like a non domesticated sheep would, which can to them looking like this:

This is Shrek, yes, that is actually his name, notice how you can’t see his legs or face? That’s not good. He is a sheep who escaped his field and went wandering for six years, resulting in a sixty pound fleece. This is actually dangerous because it can cause overheating and if they get on their back the weight stops them from getting up again, they can die from this. PETA really cares about money and attention more than animals.

Why depressed people are great people :)

So I just found this:

Recent studies on depression report that folks diagnosed with depression actually laugh more, laugh louder, and laugh harder than people without depression. People with depression will also spend more time trying to make others laugh, telling jokes, and trying to lighten a mood than people who do not have depression. People with depression tended to be more caring partners, better friends and kinder people than those who were depression free. People with depression actually act the complete opposite of the way you’d think; this is largely why, when people do commit suicide, his or her (or whichever pronoun you like) family and friends “didn’t see it coming” and describe the lost soul as “always happy and smiling”.

So, along with the other symptoms to look out for, take notice of those things. If someone close to you shows all those symptoms, plus the lethargy, apathy, etc, reach out to them.

I think this also explains why I usally get great along with people who are depressed or/and have/had a hard life. I love you all and please stay strong.. you are amazing darling ♥♥♥♥

High Heels That Are Probably Actually Torture Devices.. BUT AWESOME

1. “Pain, without love”

2. “Pain, I can’t get enough”

3. “Pain, I like it rough”

4. “‘Cause I’d rather feel pain than nothing at all”

5. “You’re sick of feeling numb”

6. “You’re not the only one”

7. “‘I’ll take you by the hand”

8. “And I’ll show you a world that you can understand”

9. “This life is filled with hurt”

10. “When happiness doesn’t work”

11. “Trust me and take my hand”

12. “When the lights go out you will understand”

13. “Pain, without love”

14. “Pain, can’t get enough”

15. “Pain, I like it rough”

16. “‘Cause I’d rather feel pain than nothing at all”

16 High Heels That Are Probably Actually Torture Devices

(Deutsch) Oma ~ Ruhe in Frieden

Meine Oma ist gestern Nacht verstorben und irgendwie habe ich es geahnt. War den ganzen Abend und die Nacht schlecht drauf, habe geheult und war total verwirrt. Keine Ahnung ob es nun Bauchgefühl oder Zufall war.. Das sie bald stirbt war so wieso klar, da sie 88 Jahre alt war und seit Wochen im Krankenhaus lag..
Woran sie genau starb weiss ich immer noch nicht und sonst weiß ich nur, dass die Beerdigung am Dienstag ist. Meine Familie ist so was von verstritten und das zeigt sich gerade mal wieder.
Meine Oma war allerdings eine der Personen die ich am meisten aus der Familie gemocht habe. Sie war toll, so typisch Oma. Ruhig, verliebt in Brettspiele und ihre Enkelkinder regelrecht zu mesten. 😀

Ich bin ihr dankbar für alles. Sie war eine tolle Frau und hat mich auch zu dem Menschen gemacht, der ich jetzt bin. Ich werde sie und die ganzen tollen Momente mit ihr (Weihnachten als Kind..) nie vergessen..

Ich liebe dich Oma!

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Things you should start doing

I try to create good daily habits in the new year and thought this list would help you to create a few ones, too. 🙂
You all are amazing anyway but you can always work on yourself and become more amazing!

We all could break a few bad habits and start being healthier, happier and just more awesome, right? 😀

So here’s a list of things you should start doing daily:

Wellness Habits

If you want to be happier…

  1. Talk with a positive person.
  2. Write down three good things that happened to you each day.
  3. Laugh – even if you have to force it. The mere action of laughing releases endorphins.
  4. Get some sun (or a happy light, if it’s a gray day.)
  5. Move your body (walk, exercise) for 20 minutes or longer.
  6. Walk a dog or pet an animal.
  7. Ask for a hug from one person a day.
  8. Call an old friend or relative.
  9. Invest 30 minutes a day doing a hobby you enjoy and find relaxing.
  10. Buy something new (even something small, like a new type of coffee.)

If you want to manage stress more effectively…

  1. Breathe deeply for at least two minutes. Focus on your breaths.
  2. Stretch different body parts for ten minutes.
  3. Listen to something calming and distracting (news, music) unrelated to whatever is stressing you out.
  4. Cuddle (with a lover, friend or even a pet – physical touch is comforting.)
  5. Detach from the source of stress (excuse yourself from a meeting, take a break from a project, remove yourself from an argument) for a five-minute break.
  6. Sniff lavender or geranium essential oil (both lower blood pressure.)
  7. Sit in the sun (outside) for five minutes.
  8. Paint a picture.
  9. Talk to a friend for ten minutes, even if just to hear about his or her life.
  10. Spend ten minutes grooming (nails, bath, hair.)
  11. Take a nap.
  12. Chew a piece of gum.

If you want to be more confident…

  1. List three things you genuinely like about yourself. Read those three things out loud.
  2. Stand up straight. Let your hands hang naturally at your sides.
  3. Dress in clothes that flatter you.
  4. Outline your thoughts/words before you enter an intimidating situation. Being prepared will help you feel more confident. Bring cheat notes if acceptable.
  5. Refuse to fidget. Instead, go to a private place (car, restroom) where you can stretch and get out the jitters. Then focus on relaxing.
  6. Pay attention to the other person instead of your own insecurity.
  7. Repeat a mantra in your head.
  8. Make a list of things you like about yourself.
  9. Ask for compliments from a trusted friend or relative.

If you want to become more spiritually minded…

  1. Devote 15 minutes a day to reading a spiritual text (Bible, spiritual book, spiritual workbook.)
  2. Walk in the woods.
  3. Perform one thoughtful act of kindness for a stranger.
  4. Give up one physical pleasure or material possession.
  5. Join a group of like-minded individuals from whom you can learn and be inspired.
  6. Look up at the stars.
  7. Enjoy a sunset or sunrise.
  8. Write out how a person you encountered that day could enrich your life journey.

If you want to be more mindful…

  1. Take up meditation. Start with 15 minutes a day. Find a quiet place, set a timer, close your eyes and focus on your breaths.
  2. Pay attention to the details of now. What color is that butterfly? How does that salad taste? How many shades of green can you see right now?
  3. Consciously let go of worry or regret. Tell yourself “Future Me will take care of that” or “The past is the past.”
  4. Focus acutely on an immediate sensation, like how great it feels to be tucked into your comfy bed, or how invigorating that brisk wind is.
  5. Invest emotionally in a current interaction. How does your friend feel about her problem? What emotions are you feeling right now? What can you do comfort/inspire/rejoice with the person you are with right now?

Social Goals

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If you want to make a new friend…

  1. Make a conscious effort to smile.
  2. Make eye contact with someone new.
  3. Introduce yourself to someone new.
  4. Ask open-ended questions about this new person’s preferences.
  5. Talk about common ground issues.
  6. Find a way to laugh together. Tell a joke, make a self-deprecating statement or engage in an activity that makes you both laugh. Laughter is bonding.

If you want to show you are interested in finding someone to date…

  1. Invest an extra twenty minutes a day in personal hygiene. Don’t leave home without being showered and groomed.
  2. Smile often.
  3. Refuse to gripe, complain or talk about anything negative.
  4. Relax. Roll your shoulders, sit up straight and open your stance. Uncross your arms and let your palms rest open, facing up. All of this sends the vibe that you are confident and approachable.
  5. Establish and maintain eye contact. Hold the other person’s gaze longer than you usually would, but not so long as to stare.

If you (women) want to be perceived as sexier…

  1. Show a little skin. Choose your favorite spot (shoulders, legs, arms, décolletage) and wear clothing that shows off that one area.
  2. Wear red. Try red lipstick, a red shirt, red shoes, red nail polish… studies report that men will think of you as sexier and more attractive.
  3. Lean closer to him.
  4. Brush up against him.
  5. Wear heels.

If you (men) want to be perceived as sexier…

  1. Stand tall (straight posture.)
  2. Roll your shoulders back.
  3. Initiate gentle touch without hesitation. Brush up against her; touch her arm during conversation. Touch the small of her back as you hold the door open for her.
  4. Wear slightly dressier clothing than is required in each situation.

If you want to be a better lover…

  1. Prolong foreplay by at least five minutes beyond what you think is expected.
  2. Pay attention to how your lover is responding.
  3. Hold off on eating anything substantial in the two hours before you expect to make love. If you must eat in that time frame, keep it light and easy to digest.
  4. Engage in prolonged eye contact.
  5. Set up a sensual environmental. Clean up the bedroom; light candles.
  6. Get in touch with your playful side. Laugh; relax; have fun.

Fitness Goals

If you want to lose weight…

  1. Eat six small, healthful meals a day to keep satisfied and on track.
  2. Eat that first meal within 30 minutes of waking up (to jumpstart your metabolism.)
  3. Move your body for ten minutes or longer first thing in the morning. A brisk dog walk or ten minutes of an exercise video is a perfect way to increase your metabolism.
  4. Work out for a total of an hour a day, five days a week. If you can break that up into two workouts, you will benefit even more (since you will create two spikes in metabolism that day.)
  5. Drink a glass of water before each meal.
  6. Fill your plate with vegetables and lean meat; use fat, grains, starch and sugary foods as condiments.
  7. Replace something white (starch, processed foods) with something green, orange, red or brown (vegetables, protein, lentils) at every meal.
  8. Try a new physical activity (rock climbing, whitewater rafting, yoga, dance class.)
  9. Walk your dog (or a neighbor’s dog.)
  10. Park in the furthest parking spot.

If you want to gain muscle…

  1. Make protein the focus of every meal.
  2. Perform a set number of squats every morning before work. Increase the number of squats every week.
  3. Perform a set number of pushups every morning before work. Increase the number of pushups every week.
  4. Lift a set number of weights each morning before your shower.

If you are new to exercise and want to get fit…

  1. Commit to an easy form of exercise each day. Increase time spent exercising by five minutes a day until you reach your goal of how long you want to work out daily.
  2. Write down your exercise goal and actual achievements each day. Increase the intensity of your workouts slowly.
  3. Take your pulse while exercising. Calculate out your exercise heart rate so you know what zone to shoot for while exercising, and stay in the recommended zone.
  4. Pay attention to how you feel while exercising. Push yourself to the point where it’s tough, but not miserable, each day.
  5. Schedule exercise like you would appointments.

If you want to improve in a sport…

  1. Achieve one micro goal per day. You will need to map out your plan to building up to your final goal, breaking this plan down into daily exercise goals. For example, you may decide to perform specific swimming or running drills.
  2. Check in with a mentor each day. This can be a workout buddy, a coach or even a check in through an online forum or service.
  3. Spend ten minutes a day reviewing (in your head, using visualization) pointers you’ve learned from someone who is better than you. Practice with someone who is better than you once to twice a week.
  4. Read on a sport-specific forum each day.
  5. Invest in a book on your sport and read a specific amount of time each day.

Health Goals

If you want to fall asleep quickly…

  1. Do not drink alcohol; instead drink a cup of herbal tea in that hour before bed.
  2. Exercise, but not within two hours of bedtime.
  3. Go to sleep at the same time each night.
  4. Wake up at the same time every morning (including weekends and holidays.)
  5. Dim the lights in that half hour before bed.
  6. Take three to five milligrams of melatonin a half hour before bed.
  7. Do not drink caffeine after 2:00 p.m.
  8. Deliberately visualize something pleasant and calming as you relax in bed.
  9. Snuggle (with a person or pet) – the rhythmic breathing of another living being will help you relax.
  10. Tense up all of your muscles, and then relax them, repeatedly, until you feel completely relaxed.

If you want to sleep soundly all night…

  1. Lower the temperature in your bedroom and use a heavy blanket for warmth.
  2. Cover (or move) all LED lights in the room.
  3. Turn on a sound machine (ocean, rain, white noise) for the night.
  4. Meditate, pray or journal for ten minutes as part of your nightly bedtime routine.
  5. Keep daily activities out of the bedroom; retire to the bedroom a half hour before bed, using the bedroom for sleeping and bed-related activities.

If you want to eat more healthfully…

  1. Plan your meals ahead of time.
  2. Pack (from home) what you need to eat for each day.
  3. Eat one piece of fruit or one serving of raw vegetables (carrots, celery, cucumbers) mid morning and mid afternoon.
  4. Don’t carry money for vending machines. Instead eat a snack you brought from home. Pretend vending machines don’t exist.
  5. Pack a healthy snack for the ride home from work. Pretend fast food restaurants don’t exist.
  6. Shop from the outer rim of the grocery store (produce, meat, dairy), avoiding processed foods.
  7. Split restaurant meals in half. Take half home for later, and only eat half of the meal in the restaurant.
  8. Ask a friend or coworker to split meals with you when eating out.
  9. Order meals off the healthy section of the menu. Tell yourself you cannot eat anything on the menu that isn’t listed as healthful.
  10. Order a child-sized or senior-sized meal off the menu.

If you want to drink healthier beverages…

  1. Add a slice of lemon or lime to your water.
  2. Replace soda with seltzer water.
  3. Replace cold sugar-sweetened drinks with iced herbal teas or iced coffee (sans cream and sugar.)
  4. Replace high fat hot drinks with flavorful hot tea or flavored coffee.
  5. Replace regular juice with low sugar juices or flavored seltzer waters.
  6. Avoid cream and sugar.

If you want to rev up your metabolism…

  1. Drink a glass of (unsweetened) green tea three times a day.
  2. Exercise vigorously for ten minutes each morning before work.
  3. Eat within 30 minutes of waking up.
  4. Eat six small meals throughout the day.
  5. Sprinkle cayenne pepper or cinnamon on foods and beverages.
  6. Add ice to cold drinks.
  7. Exercise in the cold.

If you want to live longer…

  1. Floss every night before bed.
  2. Walk for a half hour every day.
  3. Hug someone every day.
  4. Eat something live (fresh fruit or vegetables) every day.
  5. Try a new healthy recipe every day.

If you want to lower your chances of getting cancer…

  1. Fill your plate with fresh, colorful vegetables one meal per day.
  2. Drink green tea every day.
  3. Make it a point to avoid smoke (including second hand smoke.) This may mean you ask a roommate to smoke outside or you decide it’s time to quit smoking.
  4. Stop eating fried food.

Career Goals

If you want to be more productive at work…

  1. Schedule out your day, setting mini goals and milestones throughout the day. Then race against your self-set goals for accomplishing tasks.
  2. Take a break every hour. Stand up, stretch, use the restroom or get a drink.
  3. Schedule your toughest task for your most productive time slot (whenever you typically feel your best) of the day.
  4. Arrive at work fifteen minutes before you are expected each morning.
  5. Sequester yourself for 45 minutes each day where you can crank uninterrupted on tasks. Consider booking a conference room or putting on noise cancelling earphones and posting a “do not disturb” sign during this time each day.
  6. Turn off your email for an hour per day.
  7. Disconnect from social media for chunks of the day.

If you want to advance quickly in your career…

  1. Be sure to speak up at least once in every meeting. You need to be noticed and heard.
  2. Show up at the office. Beware of work-from-home arrangements. If you are not seen in the office and people don’t know what you are contributing, you run the risk of getting let go (or passed over for promotions.)
  3. Rehearse presentations in the mirror beforehand. You should also rehearse important statements and arguments ahead of time so you can work out the kinks.
  4. Dress one step classier than your coworkers.

If you want to start your own business…

  1. Invest 15 minutes a day on building a portfolio of work samples.
  2. Carry business cards with you everywhere.
  3. Introduce yourself to someone new each day. Networking requires meeting a lot of people. Keep an eye out for potentially important connections. Look for potential clients, coworkers, inspiration, resources and financial partners.
  4. Review your business plan every night before bed.
  5. Spend 15 minutes each day learning about the business (reading a book, participating on an online forum, or listening to a webinar.)
  6. Devote 15 minutes each morning to one action item that moves your business forward (write a blog post, comment on a forum, return a phone call, make one cold call.)

If you want to learn new material…

  1. Read out loud.
  2. Record yourself reading key points (you need to memorize) out loud. Replay the recording as you rest in bed, right before falling asleep.
  3. Underline or highlight important information.
  4. Chew mint gum while you study.
  5. Pinch yourself or hold a bag of ice cubes while memorizing difficult formulas. The physical sensations will stimulate adrenaline production, locking the formula into your memory.
  6. Create a poem or song to memorize tough material.
  7. Use pictures (images, drawings, colors) to link definitions to new vocabulary words. For example, draw a picture that symbolizes a definition.

Personal Projects

If you want to write a book/poetry collection/screenplay…

  1. Write 500 words before you go to work every morning.
  2. Check in with a writing buddy after you finish your morning writing (send your work for critique or just check in as accountability.)
  3. Read 15 minutes before bed each night (something in your genre.)
  4. Devote half of your lunch break to editing your work.

If you want to explore your artistic side…

  1. Spend ten minutes a day reviewing artistic work that inspires you.
  2. Keep a journal with you. Make notes of colors, images and textures that catch your eye.
  3. Use your camera (phone.) Snap pictures of anything you come across during the day that inspires you.
  4. De-stress each night by working on your most recent art project for a chunk of time before bed.
  5. Rummage through your art supply box each day.
  6. Play or listen to music.
  7. Watch a YouTube video about your field of art.

Lifestyle Goals

If you want to be on time…

  1. Schedule out your entire day, working backwards from appointments.
  2. Leave fifteen minutes before you think you need to for driving appointments.
  3. Leave five minutes before you think you need to for in-office appointments.
  4. Schedule in time for bathroom breaks, talking, coffee breaks, and distractions.
  5. Sandbag (build in time cushions for all estimates)
  6. Program your phone to give you reminders.
  7. Map out alternate routes to places you often frequent (to deal with traffic.)

If you want to be more organized…

  1. Recycle, shred or throw away junk mail on your way back from the mailbox. Don’t let junk mail (or stupid offers you know you won’t use) even touch the counter.
  2. Pay bills the same day you get them.
  3. File paid bills immediately after you pay them.
  4. Return items to their proper places immediately. Tell yourself counter space is sacred space that is not to be defiled.
  5. Recycle, repurpose, give away or throw away one item every day (until you don’t have any extra clutter left!)

If you want to quit a bad habit…

  1. Contract with yourself to try something else for ten minutes before giving in to the bad habit.
  2. Identify emotions, places, or experiences that trigger you to do the bad habit. Respond to each trigger with a new habit. For example, if you used to bite your nails while driving, wear gloves while driving. If you used to pluck your eyebrows when nervous, pick up a pencil and draw each time you feel nervous.
  3. Set up “coping kits” that you can use on the spot. Promise yourself you’ll use your coping kit instead of doing the bad habit.
  4. Set up immediate reward and punishment programs. For example, charge yourself a quarter every time your swear (swear jar.)

If you want to quit smoking…

  1. Remind yourself that cravings usually lessen if you delay gratification. Tell yourself “All I have to do is wait ten minutes” each time you experience a craving.
  2. Suck on a mint every time you want to smoke. Make yourself wait until the mint is gone before allowing yourself to decide if you really need to smoke.
  3. If you usually smoke outside, force yourself to walk around the block twice before allowing yourself to decide if you really need to smoke.
  4. If you have certain places you used to smoke, find replacements for those places. Establish new habits, for example, going to a restaurant where smoking is not permitted for lunch each day, or buying coffee in the office instead of walking somewhere (if you used to smoke while getting coffee down the street.)

If you want to drink less alcohol…

  1. Make yourself drink a full glass of water before you indulge in each serving of alcohol.
  2. In social situations, set a number of conversations per drink. For example, you might force yourself to mingle with three guests (three full conversations) before you allow yourself to refresh your drink.
  3. Alternate club soda and alcoholic drinks.
  4. If you normally pour yourself a drink right when you get home at night, replace this habit with another habit. Walk the dog, take a shower, do an exercise video, or eat a salad before you allow yourself to pour that first drink.

Keystone Habits

The following are the most effective keystone habits you can possibly develop. These three can help improve your life in a number of different ways.

If you want to improve in multiple areas at once…

  1. Walk (or complete some form of exercise) for 30 minutes a day. A daily walk will improve your mood, increase your energy level and will help you manage stress, stay fit and lose weight.

  2. Replace one main meal per day with a salad or broth-based vegetable or lentil soup. By eating several servings of vegetables per day, you will feel more energetic, lose weight, feel fuller and lower your chances of contracting cancer and many other diseases.

  3. Schedule at least eight hours (possibly nine – find out what you need) of sleep per night. Getting adequate sleep will improve your mood, give you more energy, make it easier to absorb new material, help you make healthier eating choices and improve your work performance.

Good habits can change your life. You’ve just read through a list of 203 habits that can be developed. Now is the time to take action. Just pick one of these habits and make it part of your daily routine!

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THOUGHTS 2014/2015

Throughout this year i have learned a lot. I have learned that your true friends will go thru hell for you. That pulling someones hair can get you arrested. friends will turn on you. taylor swift isn’t as crazy as miley cyrus. this world is a fucked up place. but all the fucked up things that happen some how bring every one together. friends become lovers. jail is nothing like orange is the new black. there are still immature fucks who still act like they are in high school. hard work pays off. friends become enemy’s. space is needed. growing up is hard. recovering is possible. staying strong is a struggle. falling in love the second time is better than the first.

I am ending this year with some lost friendships, but have gained new ones who i cant wait to see what the future holds.

grateful to still have my amazing friends in my life.

grateful to still be alive

grateful to see 2014 come to end and start a whole new year

grateful to still be alive

and also grateful this fucking year and all this shitty stuff is over

2015 im ready. 2015 you will be my bitch ♥♥♥♥♥

And I also wanted to say a little more..

I want to thank you all of you for being here for me, and always send me kind messages. I don’t consider my blog as “famous” but i receive so many messages and love. Thank you guys! You are my life and I love you.. I wish you all the best for 2015 and I’m planning on so much stuff for you 😉

Happy New Year ! ♡


My first words were: Freedom, Money, Honesty, Love, Success and your? 😉

5 awesome reminders for the New Year

1) Anything that has caused you pain in the previous year, eradicate it with the idea of new beginnings. Forget your past but let it go with forgiveness. You don’t deserve to have a year old brick on your back and carry it into the new born year. Your past is old and adulterated and making it right falls under the definition of restarting. You might have been at the bottom this year but an alarm has rang for you to start ascending. Destroy whatever is destroying you, rinse off the past on your fingertips for they are only providing germs, forgive the past that is draining in the sink, and produce fresh water that only the new year can bring. Do not let what’s behind you catch up because your past can only survive if you keep feeding it your anger.
2) Think about what you are changing and who are you changing for. Think about if change will be for better or for worse and who is promoting your change for the worse. You will always have a line of people who are shouting demands that request a different you. Will you listen? Why are you listening? Do you agree? Why do you not or do agree? Change requires more than just one question. You are one heartbeat away from change, but it is up to you to let that heart respond. Change for the better, change for yourself, change because change exists, and don’t be afraid to do so.

3) Allow yourself to make mistakes so this won’t be the only year with knowledge. There will be more years of learning after this so allow yourself to take the classes now so you will only advance in knowledge. Making mistakes doesn’t mean you are a mistake, so make them! You will learn from them and this change that is spoken about only comes from learning. Make a mistake every once in a while. Sincerely apologize if that mistake bestowed a bruise upon others. Learn. Don’t be afraid to admit you are wrong because admitting your own false responsibility just emphasizes the muscle in your arms. Making a mistake and learning is one of the biggest muscles in the world. You are not a mistake for making a mistake and are not failing if you are learning slowly. The way you progress is incomparable. The way you learn is incomparable.

4) Love yourself for it is one of the most important keys to loving others. Do not let someone love you for you because though love is shareable, you must be greedy with it. Start loving yourself more than you love your own neighbor because true love results in confidence, not arrogance. Love yourself uniquely, so special that it is not fit to touch anyone else. Don’t fear from loving yourself, even though the world creates confidence as a monster. Love yourself not because you are popular, or rich, or the collector of materials that the rest can’t collect. Don’t love yourself for the things you can see but close your eyes and love yourself blind. Fall in love with your heart and if it is not beautiful, do all that you can to make it pretty. Fall in love with yourself with a bag over your head and a pretty heart, instead of falling in love with a pretty face and your heart under a bag.

5) Love. Love the animals and the plants, the sky and the cement. Love those who hurt you and those who healed you. Love those who do not support your decision and love those who you do not support their choices. Love hearts, not faces. Love your past and your future. Love what you cannot see. Love what you can see. Not everything in this world is agreeable, but that doesn’t give you the right to refuse to love. Love the people, not their poor choices. Love because we need it. Love with all of your heart because love is the necessity for a fresh beginning.