30 days of moves

35 Powerful Affirmations That Can Change Your Life

Life extends from the thoughts and emotions that you experience. This means that employing affirmations of positive words can have a powerful effect on how you feel and help boost you to new levels of achievement.

Affirmations are proven methods of self-improvement because of their ability to rewire our brains. Much like exercise, they raise the level of feel-good hormones and push our brains to form new clusters of “positive thought” neurons. In the sequence of thought-speech-action, affirmations play an integral role by breaking patterns of negative thoughts, negative speech, and, in turn, negative actions.

Repeat the below aloud and with conviction in the morning and after a few days you will notice the shift in your mood, perception, and interpretation of any given situation.

1.) I am the architect of my life; I build its foundation and choose its contents.

2.) Today, I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy.

3.) My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant; my soul is tranquil.

4.) I am superior to negative thoughts and low actions.

5.) I have been given endless talents which I begin to utilize today.

6.) I forgive those who have harmed me in my past and peacefully detach from them.

7.) A river of compassion washes away my anger and replaces it with love.

8.) I am guided in my every step by Spirit who leads me towards what I must know and do.

9.) (If you’re married) My marriage is becoming stronger, deeper, and more stable each day.

10.) I possess the qualities needed to be extremely successful.

11.) (For business owners) My business is growing, expanding, and thriving.

12.) Creative energy surges through me and leads me to new and brilliant ideas.

13.) Happiness is a choice. I base my happiness on my own accomplishments and the blessings I’ve been given.

14.) My ability to conquer my challenges is limitless; my potential to succeed is infinite.

15.) (For those who are unemployed) I deserve to be employed and paid well for my time, efforts, and ideas. Each day, I am closer to finding the perfect job for me.

16.) I am courageous and I stand up for myself.

17.) My thoughts are filled with positivity and my life is plentiful with prosperity.

18.) Today, I abandon my old habits and take up new, more positive ones.

19.) Many people look up to me and recognize my worth; I am admired.

20.) I am blessed with an incredible family and wonderful friends.

21.) I acknowledge my own self-worth; my confidence is soaring.

22.) Everything that is happening now is happening for my ultimate good.

23.) I am a powerhouse; I am indestructible.

24.) Though these times are difficult, they are only a short phase of life.

25.) My future is an ideal projection of what I envision now.

26.) My efforts are being supported by the universe; my dreams manifest into reality before my eyes.

27.) (For those who are single) The perfect partner for me is coming into my life sooner than I expect.

28.) I radiate beauty, charm, and grace.

29.) I am conquering my illness; I am defeating it steadily each day.

30.) My obstacles are moving out of my way; my path is carved towards greatness.

31.) I wake up today with strength in my heart and clarity in my mind.

32.) My fears of tomorrow are simply melting away.

33.) I am at peace with all that has happened, is happening, and will happen.

34.) My nature is Divine; I am a spiritual being.

35.) My life is just beginning.

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Naruto 30-day challenge

Day 21: A Scene You Will Never Forget

When Naruto met his mother, Kushina ❤️
Honestly, if there was one scene that made me ugly cry, it would have to be this one. It was so touching!
Look how genuinely happy Naruto is! 
This has got to be one of the best scenes in the entire series 💕

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I started a Harry Potter themed sketchbook for Inktober 2015… I’d planned to spend 10-15 minutes on a page and move on. I didn’t finish the whole 30 days due to work, so I promised myself I’d fill the whole book by October 31st, 2016… and I did. Here is the book in it’s entirety, every page! They rolled from being “quick” pieces to crazy, hour+ long sessions. I guess it turned into a love letter from me to the Potter books by the end of it. I had a blast drawing this… enjoy!

buzzfeed.com
Family receives outpouring of support after their home was vandalized with threatening anti-gay graffiti
"This is my family, this is my home, and I’m not moving."
By Lauren Strapagiel

Earlier this month in Ontario, a gay couple with a 5-year-old daughter were horrified to find anti-gay graffiti on their home. Someone had spray-painted “we don’t like f*ggot, time to move, 30 days” on their garage.

The two men, Brett and Paul Alford-Jones, called the police and the incident is being investigated as a hate crime. But despite being terrified by what happened, the men say they won’t leave the community they love – especially because so many people have reached out to help.

As upsetting as the message was, however, the outpouring of support has also been an emotional experience. The day after the message was found, friends from Toronto drove down to cover it up. Alford-Jones said he’s also received tons of messages from strangers offering to help.

“People are willing to sit in my driveway at night and watch the property,” he said. “This has really changed my pessimistic outlook — total strangers are just giving us total support.”

“This is my family, this is my home, and I’m not moving,” he said.

“All I can say is this thing, as much as it has unnerved us, it has done nothing to change our way of living or how we bring our daughter up. It was a waste of someone’s time, really.”

Terrifying. Sending them lots of love and healing thoughts. 

Here’s the thing about yoga

Originally posted by kundalini427

I’ve been doing yoga for a little under a month now, and my general fitness and flexibility has improved so much already

At the start I could barely hold downward dog for twenty seconds, now I’m practically begging to get into it as release after a thirty second plank

I’m still (BMI speaking) obese, yet yoga at home is helping me improve my fitness and tone my body in ways that going to the gym just can’t

I honestly recommend yoga to anyone

You don’t have to be into the spiritual side of it, the health benefits are so great regardless

I’d recommend this twenty minute beginners video if you’ve never tried it before. Keep coming back to that video until it’s easy - you don’t need blocks or resistance bands, you don’t even necessarily need a mat, just 20 minutes and enough space to comfortably move (a front room or bedroom is perfect)

Once that video is easy, you can comfortably hold all the poses without needing breaks, you can move onto the 30 day yoga challenge - linked to Day One

Granted, I’m still a newbie when it comes to yoga, and fitness in general, but this is a fun, relatively easy, and most of all free way to get in shape and feel healthy

I love it, and I hope y’all do too

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List Making, Time Management & Reminders

Studying / Flashcards

Reference

Educational Distraction / Brain Training

Health / Concentration

Other

* = favourite

* Day 14 - What is your favorite book pairing?

I’ve already done a Romione one damn it damn it damn it. 

Oh well. 

Howl and Sophie: 

I was in the National Photography Museum last year, and ‘accidentally’ crawled over to the book section of the shop and saw it on the shelf. I never knew Howl’s Moving Castle was based on a book from Wales. And, I could hardly put the damn thing down. 

If I had to describe book Howl, and book Sophie in two pictures, they would be: 

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Literally chaos. 

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I love how they didn’t get on. At all. They bickered like an old married couple and annoyed the cr*p out of each other. 

And Howl. Poor, sweet, adorable, misunderstood Howl. When he wasn’t being a complete and major drama queen he was doing small, subtle things for Sophie, which went mostly unnoticed because she was usually still mad at him for his last drama queen episode and it was all so fricken adorable I can't 

I fricken love Sophie. She’s so blunt. She cleans EVERYTHING. She just starts hacking Howl’s suit to pieces without asking permission…one of my personal favourites…She talks to inanimate objects has the ability to give magic to them without even knowing it. 

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I just 

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Love this book 

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So damn much! 

If you love Howl’s Moving Castle, and you want something to make you love it even more, and you haven’t read the book. Go find it and read the frick out of it because seriously. <3 

Howl’s sister is a **** though. 

Day 26: Where do you like to relax in Eldarya? There are so many beautiful places…

The cherry tree garden is the most beautiful at night… And a little bit of company is always appreciated ❤︎

30 days in Eldarya Challenge

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Makai Ouji 30 Days Challenge
Day 25 - Pick A Quote
I don’t know what kind of moving story you were expecting, but did you think I became a demon just so I can see Jeanne? […] Yes, that’s right. Of course, I want to see her. I want to see her, then cover her in blood […] Roughly and cruelly… that is my only wish. I’ll send her to oblivion with my own hands!

Moving Tips and Apartment Advice

As I’m packing up for the 10th move of my life I’ve realized that I definitely have a system in place and things that I do to help make the process a little easier. Here are some things that I have done over the years:

1. Ask your job, or local grocery/hardware stores if they have boxes you can have: For me and my anxiety levels it is much easier for me to ask my job to save shipment boxes for me to use for my move (be sure to take them home immediately or they may be thrown out the next morning), but I can remember driving around with my Dad to pick up shipment boxes from grocery stores. Usually they were happy to give them to us, because they were going to be thrown out anyway, but sometimes they’d turn is down- which is fine. Always remember to show your appreciation and thank them.

2. Use clothes to cushion fragile items: Bubblewrap is surprisingly expensive, so I use my clothes instead. If it’s summertime I will use my fall wardrobe for this, and vise-a-versa (obviously do not use clothes with zippers or other hardware). This way you’ve packed up the part of your wardrobe you’re not currently wearing and your valuables/fragiles are protected.

3. Garbage bag your clothes: Speaking of clothes, the best way to pack up your closet is by leaving the items on the hanger (trust me, it’s a pain to un-hang them, pack, and re-hang when you have an entire apartment to unpack), take a large garbage bag and slide it over your clothes while they’re still hanging on the rack. Make sure the hanger hooks are outside the top of the bag and tie it tightly- this way you can hold the bag by the hanger hooks and they won’t fall into the bag. Then when you get to your new place you just place the hanger hooks on your new closet rack, untie the bag -and wala!- your clothes are hung and you’re done (doing this also saves boxes for other things)

4. Save junk mail the month before your move: It will take over your coffee table/desk, but old newspaper and magazines come in handy when it comes to packing up your kitchenware. 

Apartment Advice

1. Observe the surrounding area and make visits: This is something I should have done, but I was in such a rush to move in that I didn’t. Drive around the block and take note of your surroundings- what businesses are nearby? Are you near a school? A police station? Maybe a church? Are there stoplights nearby? This is important and could impact the noise level of your living space (For example: after I moved in I realized that there’s a fire station across the street from us on one side, a college campus on the other, and there isn’t a stoplight for a good mile- which means I hear loud sirens at all hours of the day and night, there are a lot of college kids here so there are obnoxious parties/fights every weekend and hardly any parking when school is in session, and people love to race down my street engines blaring). Visit the apartment complex in the middle of the afternoon or at night to see what the atmosphere is like- are people being crazy? Are there security guards patrolling? This is something you need to know and see for yourself- after all, you will be living there for the next 6 months-year.

2. Be SURE to read and understand your lease: This is an obvious one, but it’s so important. They can be tricky with how they word things, so be sure that you ask plenty of questions whenever you don’t understand something (the landlord/manager should go over the lease with you, and if they don’t then you should ask them to). Especially pay attention to anything involving deposits, break-lease fees, terminations, and maintenance. IMPORTANT: when it’s time for a lease renewal, revisit your lease paperwork a month or two in advance to see if you need to give 30 days notice of renewal or termination. Sometimes if you’re moving out and you fail to give 30 days notice you may be charged a half-month/months rent even though you won’t be living in the facility (i am currently going through this.. it’s not fun).

3. Document EVERYTHING: After moving in make a list of all of the things that are wrong with the apartment (burn on the counter, carpet stains, broken blinds, bent vents, crack in the wall, etc) and photograph them if you can (with a picture date). Make a copy of the list and give it to your landlord- make sure to date and sign it. This way, when you move out, they can’t take these things out of your deposit because you didn’t cause that damage- and if they try, show them the list and remind them of the copy in your file. In addition, save all paperwork that you receive, especially if it pertains to scheduled maintenance on your unit (very helpful if they never show up and try to use your deposit to repair things that would have been in working order if they kept up with maintenance).

I hope that you found this information helpful! Moving is so difficult as it is, so any tips and tricks help. I wish you the best on your move and that your new living space is all that you need it to be and more : )

Shy

character: park woojin

genre: fluff!

word count: 400

summary: soulmate! au; shy woojin takes you out on a cute date

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requested: yes :)

“So…” Woojin bites his lower lip awkwardly, “You are my so-soulmate, huh?” He looks up at you but almost immediately puts his head back down, face flushing a cute red.

You nod your head, “I guess so.” You let out a soft laugh, honestly excited.

Your soulmate clock was stuck on 30 days for weeks on end but when your family suddenly decided to move, your clock jumped down to 2 days.

He was cute, you couldn’t deny that. But you didn’t expect him to be so awkward. Like, the two of you were soulmates for a reason, so why did he feel awkward?

Before you could think too much about it, he spoke up in a quiet voice, “Do you want to go to an arcade to hang out? Get to know each other?”

He looks at you with hopeful eyes as if you were going to turn him down, “Yeah, let’s go!”


“The arcades in Seoul are a bit different than from Busan, right?” You admire as you walk in. The arcade in Busan was big but this was even bigger.

The shining light reflected off of your eyes giving you a very sweet, surprised look which Woojin loved.

“Yeah, they are. I love how much time you can spend in here without realizing it. It really takes away the stress of school.” Woojin smiles at you and in that moment you realize how cute he actually was.

His snaggletooth pulled on your heartstrings in a good way.

The time really did fly by at the arcade. The two of you joked around, played a few games, ate some pizza, and then Woojin even won you two stuffed animals.

You were walking back towards your house when Woojin suddenly stopped, confusing you.

“Woojin?” You ask, turning around to face the seemingly nervous boy.

He bit his lower lip while playing with his fingers, “I’m sorry if this is sudden, but I just had the sudden urge.” When you were about to question, he gently placed his lips on top of yours, shocking you quite a bit.

The shy Woojin was gone and you loved it.

He pulled away, blushing heavily, “I’ll see you at school tomorrow, right?”

“Yeah.” You smile, head looking down at your shoes.

He waves goodbye with a cute smile on his face before walking away.

Maybe this whole soulmate thing wasn’t so bad.

Writing Series #3: Scheduling

I think the most common advice writers hear from one another is: write every day. The last time I heard this bit of advice, the writer in question went on to say that she began by writing every day for 30 minutes, and moved steadily up to writing for 6 hours a day. Now, for many of us, 6 hours just isn’t feasible–not with paycheck jobs, school, families, etc. But I liked the idea behind what she said, that you have to start small and build tolerance, that just like working out at the gym, you have to work the writing muscle, build the writing muscle, grow it, and become stronger as you go. 

But that’s easier said than done. 

When it comes to my own writing, I don’t worry about timing, and I don’t write every day (as much as I would like to) but I do I worry about results, about content, and I strive to set and complete clear goals. (This is not always good content, not always perfect results, but we’ll get back to that later.) Everything in my life is scheduled–from the calendar filled with dates and appointments–to the day to day to-do list. And you can bet that writing is on that to-do list. 

For me, the schedule is broken down a bit like this:

  • For the month: Write 2 Chapters

And a hypothetical week might look like this:

  • Monday: 1,000 words
  • Tuesday: 1,000 words
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday: 1,000 words
  • Friday: 1,000 words
  • Saturday: 500 words
  • Sunday: 500 Words

I don’t write well on Wednesday (too many real life distractions) and over the weekend, I don’t have as much time to sit down and write (too many family obligations), so I lower the expectation. But the goal is always the same: 5,000 words a week, and 5,000 words equal one chapter. 

This is not an exact science. Some of my chapters end up closer to 3,000, some closer to 6,000, and of course it’s never on the dot. The story will go where it wants to go, and one chapter in the hundreds I’ve ever written has ever finished at an exact 5,000 (and I took a screencap; I was overjoyed). 

The point is not to be exact but to have a goal, and I have found that 5,000 words makes for a well rounded, well develop chapter (around 20 pages, just enough to really dive into a scene or moment, extract some character development or plot movement, then exit, leaving the reader wanting more). 

5,000 is my comfy spot, but it won’t be for everyone. Some stories are made to have short chapters: quick and sweet, a handful of pages only (see any James Patterson book). Some chapters are long and packed full. That’s not what matters. What matters is consistency. While there are always exceptions, it’s a good rule of thumb to try and keep your chapters all at the same length if possible. This gives the story a sense that it was well-planned, and it gives a natural pace for the readers. 

Averaging two chapters a month with 16 chapters in a book, this schedule brings the grand total of first draft writing time to about 8 months. When you add in real life distractions, complete plot derailment, unforeseen chapters, that character you added in at chapter 12 and had to go back and add to all the previous chapters, it usually takes closer to a year. And then comes the fun part: editing. But more on that next week. 

To all the writers out there: how do you work writing into your day in a way that keeps it manageable and keeps you from losing your mind? Do you plan it out, force yourself into a schedule, or do you write whenever the mood strikes? 

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