"1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you."

Sixteen Small Steps to Happiness    (via catharinethegreat)

(Source: emma-elsworthy, via mindofapoetess)

whiteleatherpalace:

In a nineties kind of world, I’m glad I got my girls

This is one of my favorite sitcoms to catch on TV. I’ve always enjoyed the dynamic of them being roommates fresh out of college ready to take on the world. I loved their cute little apartment and friendships because I always wanted that for my twenties. And of course the opening song was BOMB!

whiteleatherpalace:

In a nineties kind of world, I’m glad I got my girls

This is one of my favorite sitcoms to catch on TV. I’ve always enjoyed the dynamic of them being roommates fresh out of college ready to take on the world. I loved their cute little apartment and friendships because I always wanted that for my twenties. And of course the opening song was BOMB!

Picking out a case for my iphone 5S which should arrive any day now. :)

Tags: iphone apple

Yesterday

Yesterday

Only watched 10 minutes of the new season of Scandal, was turned off by the direction things were going in. When I hear that things improve I’ll watch again. Until then I need to check out other shows with a lot of buzz like Walking Dead, House of Cards, Being Mary Jane and more.

"Learning to have patience only cause you are timeless."

— Kendrick Lamar (via heyfranhey)

(via alexandraelle)

"Can you help me move on Saturday? I have this other cute guy friend helping and I think you guys would be perfect together."

Me: Not interested.

"Come on he’s cute!!! You are in your prime, now is the time!"

This was proceeded by much more begging and her showing me pictures.

I don’t like being set up. I don’t like when people make it sound like I’m running out of time. I’m not actively looking for love, but if it comes my way, I’m not pushing it away either. I just let things happen on God’s time. The next time a friend tries to set me up and says he’s cute my response will be “why don’t you date him then?”

"I got dressed this morning. For myself.
Put on eye liner. for myself.

Put on my favorite red lipstick. for myself.

Showed a bit of skin. for myself
I wanted to be beautiful. For myself."

— (via moaka)

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So when me and my coworker use the nike training app to workout we always get a kick out of these 2 girls on the front because they remind us of each other. Although she’s Filipino and I’m black. We always say this is us in the future! If you don’t have the nike app, what are you waiting for?! It’s Amazing.

So when me and my coworker use the nike training app to workout we always get a kick out of these 2 girls on the front because they remind us of each other. Although she’s Filipino and I’m black. We always say this is us in the future! If you don’t have the nike app, what are you waiting for?! It’s Amazing.