Tips & Tricks - - part 28❤️x
Hey lovelies! For today’s tips and tricks I’m just going to post some things to help you distract yourself, when you’re feeling a binge coming on. These won’t work for everyone, they are just the things that I like to do, and work for me. What works for you may be entirely different, but my goal is just to provide a few suggestions. Enjoy!
O1. Get into a new tv series. There is nothing that distracts you from life better than a good TV series, and I happen to be the queen of series. Here’s a list of a few suggestions. These are just a very few of my favourites, if you want more suggestions let me know what your favourite types of shows are, I’d love to suggest some for you.
-Finding Carter: follows a teenage girl who discovers her mother is really her kidnapper, and the events that follow this discovery and her adjustment to life with her real family.
-Humans: set in a world where robots are a part of every day life. But some of these robots have developed consciousness, and are perceived as a threat to humans. The story follows a group of robots as they fight to stay alive.
-Made in Chelsea: it’s a brittish reality series, kind of like the hills but way fucking better. It’s set in a posh neighbourhood, Chelsea, and follows a group of rich friends as they party, fall in and out of love, and the ensuing drama,
-Orphan Black: follows a girl who finds out she’s a clone, and her fight to find answers.
-The Leftovers: set in a world where 2% of the entire population disappeared into thin air, and the worlds attempt to deal with incident, and understand why it happened,
UnReal: this concept is really kind of cool it’s set on the set of a bachelor type show, and all the drama and manipulation that takes place. It’s not a reality series (I originally thought it was).
The Whispers: an unseen force is manipulating the children of parents in powerful positions, and the parents struggle to protect their children and stop the force.
O2.Get lost in a book. Try and find a series. If you love to read, like I do, a book is a perfect way to distract yourself. I also have a lot of great suggestions for books but i don’t want this post to be too long. So send me an ask for suggestions. Otherwise, try anything by Ellen Hopkins. She writes beautifully, and pretty much any teen that read any one of her books would love it. She has a knack for writing about mental health issues. Check her out!
O3. Clean. I have OCD, so I clean.. A lot. But I find hours will go by, and I won’t even realize it. That’s a good two hours every day where temptation doesn’t even cross my mind. If your place is clean then get your organization on! Something that can pretty much always use some organizing is your closet. Take everything out, and colour code your clothes. You’ll pass time, and you’ll have a really clean closet! It’s a win win sitch.
O4. Pretty up! I’m a girl girl, in the biggest sense. I love anything girly. So when I’m feeling tempted I get my girly on. I put together cute outfits. I google DIY hairstyles and try some new braids and buns out. I straighten or curl my hair. I do my makeup and try out different techniques with eyeliner or shadow. Most of all I paint my nails. Looking good helps you feel good.
O5. Arts and crafts! There are so many easy DIY crafts out here, you can preoccupy yourself for days on end. If you want some suggestions download the app “craftsy” it’s loaded with tonnes of fun stuff. Personally i like to scrapbook. It’s something that I can work on continuously, and add to over time.
O6. Make a new blog. Find an interest completely unrelated to thinspo, weight loss etc and go with that. I have like a million other blogs, to go with my many moods, but my favourite is pastels. I love searching for new pastel photos, and creating cute line ups of photos and quotes to post. Feel free to check it out at pretty-x-pastel and then create one of your own. Here’s some ideas for your own blog, hippie/boho, hipster, grunge, hair and makeup, animals, dance or sports, art, fashion, photography etc.
O7. Have a bath. Next time you’re at a drug store get yourself some bath salts and oils and take a nice long relaxing bath. Light some candles, put on some soft music, sit back and relax.
O8. Thinspiration nation. Get online and fall down a rabbit hole on your favourite thinspo site. You’ll be distracted and motivated all in one! Or, better yet, go searching for some new thinspo sites. You can also check out weight loss and dieting sites for tips and tricks, but be careful! It’s easy to stumble onto pro Ana sites, which won’t put any healthy ideas in your head. Stick to sites that support healthy weight loss and body image ideals.
O9. Look for new recipes. Search online for new recipes to try out. I like to look for low cal recipes, that are easy to make, because I hate cooking. Plus I find I’m overwhelmed with all the healthy options out there today. This is a good way to learn how to use new foods. Then add them to your grocery list and try using 1 new food a week.
1O. Write. I love to write. I journal every day, but when I’m in need of a real distraction, I like to create characters and then write scenes for them. For example I’d create a character for a 19 year old girl. Her name, her age, what she looks like, her personality traits and flaws. What she’s good at, what she loves, what she hates. Where she works, or goes to school. What her family is like. What is her background, like how did she grow up, what major life events has she experienced. Then I write a scene that would suit her character. Like when she meets the love of her life, or when she gets drunk on the beach with her best friend. Sometimes to escape this world, I like to create another one.
Sweetly, 💋K x