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Two years difference 💙 There is no easy way, there is no secret 💙 It’s gonna take hard work and sacrifice 💙 You will want to give up, you will cry, you will probably think you can’t do it 💙 But you can 💙 Never give up on yourself because you are capable of so much more than you think 💙 DO NOT GIVE UP 💙

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How to Become More Independent

1. Look for role models – People like you who are living the kind of life you’d like to lead. Notice their attitudes, the kinds of things they do – then start by copying one or two things they do.

2. Have a plan – You need to have a plan so you know where you are going, and the steps you’ll need to take to get you there eventually.

3. Turn positive actions into a habit - That will help them to become a way of life for you – so those attitudes you’re faking will soon feel natural.

4. Recognise that this life is the only life you have – And it’s up to you alone to decide who you’ll become. So make some decisions that reflect the real true you – and don’t be afraid to take a risk or chance.

5. Read, think for yourself, and stand up for what you want - You have every right to feel and to act confident, and to have your own opinions, and you own points of view. So know your own mind and speak up, be bold and act.

6. Recognise that it’s hard work to step out and take a chance – But that courage is inside you, even when you feel afraid. Just do one thing at a time, don’t give up, and persevere.

Masterpost of my favorite journal prompts...

I’ve been getting some asks about my journaling habits, so I wanted to make a list addressing one question regarding my favorite prompts. These always make me feel better! 

  • List 3 positive habits you have and explain why they benefit you. 
  • If you had 2 other lives to live, what would you do with them? 
  • Discuss 3 people who encouraged you and has continually supported you. What qualities do they have that you admire? 
  • List 5 tasks that take up most (or a lot of) your week. 
  • What do you need to protect? 
  • Have you avoided anything this week? 
  • Create a list of books you plan to read. 
  • What do you want to learn to do? 
  • Create a list of movies you plan to watch. 
  • What are you currently looking forward to? 
  • What is your favorite holiday? 
  • When do you feel the most comfortable and at ease? 
  • What is discouraging you right now, and what can you do to move past it? 
  • List 5 short-term goals and explain steps you can take to achieve them. 
  • What is your biggest strength? 
  • What are you totally honest about? 
  • Who knows the most about you? 
  • Why are you proud of yourself? 
  • What would you do with a million dollars? 
  • What is and isn’t working in your life? 
  • What lessons are you currently learning? 
  • Create a gratitude list. List as many things as you can. 
  • What do you stand for? 
  • What moves you? 
  • What qualities do you enjoy about yourself, and how can you continue to develop them? 
  • Explain the best compliment you’ve ever received. 
  • Who are you right now? 
  • How have you changed in the past 5 years? 
  • List positive quotes that you enjoy or find motivating. 
  • Create a self-care playlist of positive songs. 
  • Discuss your favorite movies, books, hobbies, music, foods, drinks, etc. 
  • List things that make you happy. 
  • What are your wildest dreams? 
  • Write a bio for your future self - who you want to become - but write it in the present tense. 
  • Describe your ideal day. 
  • What is the best advice you’ve ever received? 
  • When do you feel vibrant, electric, and alive? 
  • How can you be a source of love and magic to the world? 
  • How can you incorporate more fun and play into your life? 
  • What experiences trigger fear for you? 
  • Discuss 3 times you were proud of yourself. 
  • How does stress emerge in your life, and how can you manage it? 
  • How do you compare yourself to others? 
  • What can you do to make yourself feel calmer and more peaceful? 
  • What are you here to do (what is your purpose)? 
  • What do you no longer need? 
  • What do you know for sure? 
  • If you could start your life over, what would you change? 
  • Write a letter to your teenage self. 
  • What have you learned today? 
  • What would you do if you had no fears? 
  • Write a letter to a fictional character. 
  • Write about something that didn’t happen. 
  • What do you wonder about? 
  • List your favorite sounds. 
  • What are you worried about, and what can you do about it? 
  • What do you have difficulty accepting? 
  • Write about an act of kindness you performed or witnessed today. 
  • Discuss your favorite memory. 
  • How can you practice self-care? 
  • Is there a difference between happiness and fulfillment? 
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 
  • List some of your insecurities about your physical body, and then, for each body part, write down something positive about it. 
  • Create a word map with the word “Identity” in the center. 
  • Focus on a regret that haunts you. 
  • What does family mean to you? 
  • What did you believe about love as a teenager, and how have your beliefs changed? 
  • Describe a moment that changed the course of your life forever. 
  • Write a letter to your future self. 
  • Are you introverted or extroverted? 
  • What does beautiful thinking mean to you? 
  • What are your favorite words? 
  • What is your aesthetic, or personal style, and who or what has influenced it? 
  • What is your favorite way to spend the day? 
#SuccessfulSaturdays

This Is How You Start Winning

 Some people on the planet right now are incapable of change and that’s none of your business - why? Because every second you waste trying to change someone else is another second you could have deployed against improving yourself.

Self-awareness is one of the biggest keys to success because it allows you to audit yourself. In other words - you have to call yourself out on all the lies you’ve been telling yourself and others so far and decide how you want to proceed.

Take a look at everything you’ve achieved until now and everything you still want to achieve and ask yourself - why haven’t I done it yet? Only you will know the answer to that question and sometimes the answer is a hard one to accept.

I had to accept that I hadn’t achieved much because I was spending most of my time playing video games, watching TV and socialising. When you take responsibility for achieving your dreams and goals - you have to face some hard truths about your current lifestyle.

Self-awareness will keep you in check along the journey. Don’t start by pointing the finger outside, look within and understand what you need to change about yourself first. Once you’ve changed yourself you will see this change reflected in what you attract into your life.

Now is the time to make yourself accountable, now is the time to get up and start chasing your dreams. If you don’t check yourself on what your behaviour has attracted so far - you’ll keep adding to that ever-growing list of regrets. 

Choose to die with memories, not regrets - start making changes.

Peace & positive vibes.

hello everyone! a question that I get a lot is how to build and keep up with good study habits. here are a few things i’ve learned over the years that may help you create your own positive habits!

what are good study habits?

when you look at people that you think have it all together, it’s probably because they have some combination of the following habits:

start early

starting your work early – and not putting it off until the day before – means that you have more time to do the project and can then do it better, are more relaxed, and have more time to do other (more fun!) things.

do a little everyday

instead of a lot all at once. studies show that you gain knowledge best over time, and not by cramming all the info the night before. plus, by doing work for a certain amount of time it becomes a habit, instead of an afterthought.

stay on schedule

if you don’t already have a planner that you keep up with, go get one. right now. i’ll wait. but forreal – having a plan and sticking to it is essential to having a successful study session, and making the grades you want. make a habit of updating your planner with assignments and deadline, as well as times you need to study, as they come up and check it every morning to see what’s on tap for the day.

don’t overwork yourself

the fastest way to get burnt out is doing too much too soon. give yourself breaks to relax. for me, this means meals, anytime after 7, and sundays are study free zones – find your balance between productivity and downtime.

these are just a few examples of good habits that can lead to good grades, but play around and find a way to make your habits work for you. 

how to form habits

make a plan

decide what habits you want to form, and figure out how to make it happen. 

get started!

the best time to start a new habit is right now. 

stick to it.

this means make it something you enjoy somehow. do you like to draw? then try bullet journaling to make keeping a planner fun. take your daily study sessions to your favorite coffee shop so you look forward to it everyday. set a timer if you need to, but whatever it takes make sure you don’t skip a day.

never underestimate the power of a simple habit! making your bed can make your day, so get to it and go build a life you love!

#SuccessfulSaturdays

 If It’s Hard - You Can Quit.

 If someone told you it was going to take you 16 years to be successful - would you quit at year 12? If your answer is anything but no - you are lacking something vital for your success. The trait I’m referring to is resilience - which is being able to keep moving forward after continual setbacks.

My business mentor Gary Vaynerchuk said it’s like that Rocky movie where the guy gets punched in the mouth and spits the blood out and keeps going. This is the definition of resilience - it doesn’t matter how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.

I’ve seen so many people give up on their “passion” after the first hurdle. I knew someone that loved to sing but rarely practiced - she went for an audition and they turned her down. Instead of becoming more determined to get better at her craft - she gave up and settled for being unfulfilled.

When you settle for your life instead of working towards something you want to achieve - this invites bitterness and resentment. My early journey was filled with people who were focused on tearing down others who were trying to achieve - purely because they had given up on doing so themselves.

I want to encourage you to think about what you want to achieve in this life and then think about how empty and boring your life would be without this sense of achievement. That boredom and emptiness is usually filled with dysfunctional behaviour like gossip, narcissism & self-destructive tendencies.

The idea that there is nothing more to this life than what people think of you, material possessions and money is ludicrous. You can fill your life with meaningful experiences, relationships and interactions that revolve around what you are passionate about. 

The question is - Are you willing to work for it?

Resilience is how hard can you get hit and keep moving forward.

Peace & positive vibes.

Avoid negative people at any cost, even though sometimes they are nice and helping. Don’t spoil your whole life, for these sometimes.
—  Armaan
yet another character sheet

I made this a few years ago because most of the sheets I found either lacked details I wanted or was weirdly super in-depth.

Name:
Name meaning:
Nicknames:
Age:
How old s/he appears:
Birthdate:
MBTI:
Zodiac:
Element:
Nationality/Race:
Eyes:
Hair:
Skin:
Body type:
Height/weight:
Facial details:
Features/marks:
Health:
Sexuality:
Physical limitations:
Physical advantages:
Clothing/accessories:

Mother:
Father:
Siblings:
Birth order:
Pets:
Close friends:
Acquaintances:
Nemeses:
Significant other:
Other relevant people:
Liked or disliked?:

Schooling:
Athletics:
Hobbies:
Skilled at:
Unskilled at:
Trait s/he wishes s/he had:

Temperament:
Attitude:
Quirks:
Priorities:
Philosophy:
Good habits:
Bad habits:
Positive traits:
Negative traits:
Weaknesses:
Strengths:
Proud of:
Embarrassed by:
Fears/phobias:
Secrets:
Regrets:
Angered by:
Calmed by:
Most at ease when:
Ill at east when:
Soft spot:

In a crisis:
Under pressure:
In awkward social situations:
Can s/he keep a secret?:
Independent or needy?:
People are inherently…:
Spiritual beliefs:
Day or night?:
Pessimist or optimist?:
Big picture or small details?:

Important events in life:
Short-term goals/hopes:
Long-term goals/hopes:
How s/he feels about self:

Likes/Dislikes:
Food:
Drink:
Color:
Animals:
Chores:
Season:
Expletives:
Other

#SuccessfulSaturdays

This Is Why I Never Fail

 What is failure? Is it falling down? Is it not achieving a certain outcome? Is it not living up to an expectation? Or is it something else? When we’re babies we don’t give up trying to walk if we keep falling down - we get back up and try again.

Those who have achieved great things with the time they have on the planet have done so because they never stopped trying. Achieving something on the first try is very unlikely - but after thousands of executions your technique will improve and you will be more likely to succeed each time you try.

If you shoot 1 basket a day for 10 days you will become slightly better in your game - but if you shoot 1000 baskets a day for 10 days the improvement will be significant. This is the way to hone your craft and over time it will help you to achieve your goal.

Failing is easy, all you have to do is say “it’s too hard to keep trying, I quit” this usually happens because we don’t get the results we’re seeking in a short space of time. Succeeding is difficult because it requires us to keep in mind the marathon, rather than the sprint.

When you’re working towards a goal that will take time to achieve you must be willing to set aside all notions of instant gratification and devote yourself to becoming the person who can achieve the long-term goal. 

Modelling yourself after those who have achieved similar things is a great way to start checking yourself on your behaviour and to see if you’re on the right track to get to where you want to be. Celebrate the small wins in each day and see how they are contributing to your overarching goal.

This is a marathon, not a sprint - keep going and you won’t fail.

Peace & positive vibes.

anonymous asked:

today I felt proud because I was going to skip lunch an dinner which could have led to me skipping more meals even though I already am underweight. (born that way) However, I convinced myself that doing that wasn't necessary and told myself to love myself and stay healthy

Love your body, treat it with kindness! 

youtube

This is the best, briefest video on how to programme your subconscious mind. The steps here, I have never heard anywhere. I urge you all right now to make room for 15 minutes to watch this. 

Positive Thinking: What it Really Is

Positive thinking doesn’t mean denying that the negative stuff exists. It doesn’t mean pretending that the negative stuff doesn’t bother you. It doesn’t mean pasting on a fake smile when you really feel like frowning.

Positive thinking simply means making the conscious choice to focus on things that make you happy, rather than obsess about the things that don’t.

We all have negativity in our lives. We all have our personal challenges, fears, disappointments, and stressors. We all have things we’d like to improve about our lives.

But we also have plenty of wonderful things in our lives and in the world around us that we take for granted because we’re too busy complaining about the other stuff.

When it comes right down to it, your attitude is simply a habit, whether positive or negative. You are used to thinking about things in a certain way, so you continue doing that - even if it doesn’t serve you and makes you miserable.

Changing your attitude from negative to positive can create so many wonderful changes in your life, including stress reduction, easier healing, a greater sense of well-being, better relationships, better quality of sleep, greater success in whatever you do, and much more.

Even better, you don’t have to overhaul your entire attitude in one day to reap the benefits of a positive thinking practice. You simply have to start with one little thought at a time.

Choose a better thought whenever possible, and your attitude (and your life) will begin to transform.