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15 things to remember:

1.   that thing you did that was kind of embarrassing and weird, everyone else forgot about that already

2.   you look fine today, if you can’t notice something on your face standing 6 feet from a mirror then nobody else will either.

3.   social lives can go through cycles sometimes, if you feel like your friends are all ignoring you for no reason they’re probably just busy with other things.

4.   if you can’t stop thinking about someone or something, read a book, paint your nails or watch a movie. it won’t solve any serious problems but you will feel better.

5.   listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply.

6.   if you want something, go get it. 

7.   drink lots of water, eat lots of fruit, exercise more, go outside, get enough sleep and think positive thoughts.

8.   if you don’t ask, the answer will always be no.

9.   throw away the idea of a perfect tomorrow and live in the moment.

10.  stop comparing yourself to others.

11.  a beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. It’s a privilege to simply be alive and healthy. Start acting like life is a blessing.

12.  act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you’d like to act.

13.  you will change. You’re not the same person you were three years ago. you’re not even the same person you were three minutes ago and that’s okay. especially if you don’t like the person you were three minutes ago.

14.  you don’t have to open the curtains if you don’t want to.

15.  being happy is the most important thing.

anonymous asked:

How can I be happy?

- let go of the past. 

- forgive yourself.

- live in the present. 

- do things that make you feel good.

- be optimistic, focus on the good.

- surround yourself with people who love and care about you. get rid of the people who don’t.

- whatever your current situation is, learn to appreciate it.

- stop comparing yourself to others.

- stop being so hard on yourself.

- enjoy the little things - like the sunset, the warm weather, your favorite tv show, etc.

- know that good things will happen to you.

Dignity
/ˈdignitē/ noun

1. The moment you realize that the person you cared for has nothing intellectually or spiritually to offer you, but a headache.

2. The moment you realize God had greater plans for you that don’t involve crying at night or sad Pinterest quotes.

3. The moment you stop comparing yourself to others because it undermines your worth, education and your parent’s wisdom.

4. The moment you live your dreams, not because of what it will prove or get you, but because that is all you want to do. People’s opinions don’t matter.

5. The moment you realize that no one is your enemy, except yourself.

6. The moment you realize that you can have everything you want in life. However, it takes timing, the right heart, the right actions, the right passion and a willingness to risk it all. If it is not yours, it is because you really didn’t want it, need it or God prevented it.

7. The moment you realize the ghost of your ancestors stood between you and the person you loved. They really don’t want you mucking up the family line with someone that acts anything less than honorable.

8. The moment you realize that happiness was never about getting a person. They are only a helpmate towards achieving your life mission.

9. The moment you believe that love is not about losing or winning. It is just a few moments in time, followed by an eternity of situations to grow from.

10. The moment you realize that you were always the right person. Only ignorant people walk away from greatness.

—  Shannon L. Alder

Stop comparing yourself to others; it’s toxic.

No one is thinking about what you’re wearing, the pimple on your chin, or how messy your hair is. No one cares.

Things happen at a different pace for everyone and that’s okay.

Stop looking at your old conversations with them. Stop checking their social media. Stop checking up on them. Stop.

Abstain from living by all these unspoken rules. Talk to that cute girl at the coffee shop. Ask more questions. Demand to be heard.

Have respect for yourself because you deserve it.

Ask for help if you need it, there is absolutely no shame in needing help.

Sometimes you’re not going to feel okay, sometimes you won’t feel okay for a long time, and that is okay.

You are more than all of this.

You shouldn’t be ashamed of the things that you enjoy. 

Not everyone is going to stay and you have to learn to be alright with this, grieve, and move on.

Learn to be kind with yourself. 

You shouldn’t waste time trying to live up to someone else’s ideal version of you. 

It’s normal to be scared, everyone’s scared sometimes, and that’s quite alright. 

Don’t let anybody else tell you how to live.

All that matters is that at the end of the day you feel accomplished. That you feel proud of who you are and how you’re living your life. What others are thinking does not and will not ever matter.

—  Things I’ve Learned Since Graduating High School
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So as you know, I had the pleasure of meeting with Anjali Bhimani (voice actress of Symmetra) who asked me to be part of her IAmFunSize series. As someone who is..basically the same height as her, I was obligated to of course.

Me being notoriously inarticulate, I’d like to expand on my points from my video since I’m better expressing myself in text rather than speech. So read more below if you want to hear my thoughts on creative-block and being an artist.

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There’s a Clean speech for every bad night. Did you lose someone? There’s one for that. Can’t stop comparing yourself to others? There’s one for that also. Being hard on yourself? There’s one for that too. No matter what the reason is for you feeling down, Taylor has a speech out there to try and help you pick yourself back up again. She believes in you and she loves you. Don’t forget that. 

15 things to remember:

1.   that thing you did that was kind of embarrassing and weird, everyone else forgot about that already

2.   you look fine today, if you can’t notice something on your face standing 6 feet from a mirror then nobody else will either.

3.   social lives can go through cycles sometimes, if you feel like your friends are all ignoring you for no reason they’re probably just busy with other things.

4.   if you can’t stop thinking about someone or something, read a book, paint your nails or watch a movie. it won’t solve any serious problems but you will feel better.

5.   listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply.

6.   if you want something, go get it. 

7.   drink lots of water, eat lots of fruit, exercise more, go outside, get enough sleep and think positive thoughts.

8.   if you don’t ask, the answer will always be no.

9.   throw away the idea of a perfect tomorrow and live in the moment.

10.  stop comparing yourself to others.

11.  a beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. It’s a privilege to simply be alive and healthy. Start acting like life is a blessing.

12.  act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you’d like to act.

13.  you will change. You’re not the same person you were three years ago. you’re not even the same person you were three minutes ago and that’s okay. especially if you don’t like the person you were three minutes ago.

14.  you don’t have to open the curtains if you don’t want to.

15.  being happy is the most important thing.

3 Steps for Loving Yourself

Cases of self-hate are worryingly increasing among adolescents. In addition to the bad body image that the media portrays and the social expectations of perfection, some unlikely culprits are also fuelling self-hate. Identifying the problem will be the first way of turning that car around, driving away from the self-hate and into a haven of respect and love for oneself.

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Envy and jealousy can sneak up on people and it can cause some serious damage emotionally and even physically!  Stop comparing yourself to others, because no life is exactly the same - we each have our own obstacles and challenges to accomplish.  So when you start to think the grass is greener on the other side, think about your own goals, nurture and take care of your side of the yard, because the more blessings you count in your life, the more beautiful flowers will flourish!!

1. stop comparing yourself to other people. embrace your differences. remember what you have to offer the world. make lists of your good traits. forget what other people can do better and remember what you do good.


2. tell your friends you love and appreciate them more. thank them for listening. thank them for being them. forgive them faster and stop letting petty things get in between your friendships.

3. stop going back to the ex who screwed you over. be friends if you want, but remember they don’t even deserve your friendship. remember you cannot be fixed by the one who broke you.

4. let go of the people who are bringing you down. if a relationship brings you more pain than joy, it’s a toxic relationship. stop putting effort into people who refuse to meet you half way.

5. compliment yourself at least one time every day. try to compliment others every day as well.

6. get serious about your health. eat wheat bread and less sugar. exercise, even if it’s just walking. don’t do this for a flat stomach; do it because it’s good for your health.

7. take care of your mental health. surround yourself with people who make the negative thoughts in your head shut off. ask for help. see a therapist if you need one. take your pills as prescribed.

8. stop letting little things bother you. ask yourself if you’re really going to care about it in five years, and if the answer is no, let go of it. stop wasting time feeling sorry for yourself. sometimes you can’t help but to get upset over things, but when you do, do everything in your power to try to cheer yourself up.

9. use the internet less. read more books. spend more time with your family. spend more time being present and looking people in the eye. look up and appreciate the beauty around you.

10. drink less alcohol. do things with people that doesn’t involve drinking. discover how to have fun sober.

11. start the career you actually want. switch majors, even if you will end up spending more time in school. go back to college if you’re not in it and you want a profession you have to go to college for. i know it’s expensive but the rest of your life is worth it.

12. stop watching life pass you by. learn to say yes and learn to say no. learn to make decisions for yourself. learn to say “i am unhappy where i am so i am changing it.” make the first move. take charge of your life.

13. save more money for things you really want, whether it be a vacation or a new pair of shoes. stop blowing money on things you don’t need. pay your bills on time and avoid the late fees.

14. appreciate the good things in your life. eliminate negative self talk (or at least try to). think about three good things in your life every morning before you get out of bed. stop dwelling on the bad.

15. give your all in everything you do. don’t settle for mediocrity. work every day to be a better person than you were the day before.

—  fifteen new years resolutions you can keep
Everything I’ve Written About Ashton Irwin

// TEXTS: //

You try breaking up with him while he’s on tour

He buys you tampons

You two break up (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5) (Part 6)

He’s too distracted by you (Part 2)

He sees you get hate for dating him

He’s a jerk to you in front of the boys

He wants you back but you want to be friends with benefits (Part 2)

He says something that makes you insecure

You lost your phone

He tries to make you jealous (Part 2)

He’s drunk and Luke takes his phone (Part 2) (Part 3)

He wants you to stop comparing yourself to other girls

You don’t like when he spends money on you

You want to learn how to play the drums

Talk of his hair

You want to see him in Michael’s Han Solo costume

You tell him which celebrities you’d hook up with

// ONE SHOTS: //

Go to Bed Angry

Even Their Names Sound Good Together

Hotel Chelsea

Castle on the Hill

Two Homes

Slideshow

// SERIES: //

Knuckles (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5) (Part 6) (Part 7) (Part 8

// BLURBS: //

That’s My Girl

Monday

CEO!Ashton

Heartless

// PROMPTS: //

“You owe me closure. You at least owe me that.”

// DEAR NO ONES: //

April 7, 2016


Michael | Calum | Luke | 4/4

There is enough happiness in the world for everyone, believe it or not

I heard someone say this on a youtube video and it really spoke to me. 

Recently I’ve been comparing myself to every girl I communicate with. Whether it be on their body type, their makeup, whether or not my ex would find her more attractive than me, the grades they get, how much money they make… literally, everything. But why? Why am I putting more and more mindless worries into my head? I already worry about my own appearance, how I’m going to survive off of minimum wage, homework, and my own social insecurities. Why am I now stressing about another person being “more happy” than me? Why do I find happiness as a competition, or a classification. 

I am no better than any other human on this planet. I am also no worse than any other human on this planet. We are all equal and worthy and deserving of what we receive based on the circumstances we are organically given. Perhaps circumstance aren’t good now, but it will turn out well eventually (as long as the mind set is there)… and if it does not get better by the end of your life span, then you will die; which is also a positive. 

I fully understand that life is easier if you stop comparing yourself to other people, but even so, I want to be Kenshi Yonezu, and I want to be Makoto Shinkai, and I want to be Haruki Murakami. I feel I want to be close to beauty more than anyone, and if an easier life means shunning such aspirations, I’d rather live drowning in inferiority.
—  Fafoo