Saturday, January 15, 2011

a little pick-me-up

You may or may not have noticed already, but i've been feel really down/stressed out/generally upset about a lot for a while now - school, boys, friends, family, self-image, etc.  Everything just seems to come together to create one massive weight on my shoulders, you know?  I think everyone goes through this every once in a while, just comes with being human i suppose!  If you're going through one of these phases as well, i hope this post helps pick you up a bit, even writing it is making me feel better :)
Here's a bit of motivation (and cheesiness!) - in the form of quotations, songs, & whatever i feel like including in this ol' blog post ♥
(click the photos for credit)

47/365

You're beautiful.  Don't let anyone make you think otherwise.

Happy thoughts:
butterflies, oversized sweatshirts, beaches, nights out with friends, summer dresses, cookies fresh out of the oven, unexpected (lovely) texts, hot chocolate, hearing your favorite song on the radio, floral cardigans, slippers, long baths, bicycles.


This song never fails to make me want to stomp & sing at the top of my lungs.

Things to do when you're feeling down:
-Bundle up under the covers with a good book or film (animated films are a great idea!).
-Write - writing can provide such a huge relief.
-Make a list of things that make you happy (try to avoid material things :)
-Turn the music on loud and dance & sing along.
-Go for a walk/bike ride or workout to relieve any frustration you may have.
-Bake some sweets - brownies are my favorite to make in this situation haha.
-Sit down & catch up on some Youtube videos :)
-Re-organize/tidy your room - it might sound crazy, but i do this all. the. time.

Giza Pyramids

"Life is full of beauty.  Notice it.  Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces.  Smell the rain and feel the wind.  Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams."

If you have any other happy thoughts or suggestions of what to do when you're feeling down, feel free to leave it in the comments :)

11 comments:

  1. i love the cave so much! i hope you feel happier soon(:, love you laura<3,xx

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  2. Whatever happened to the journal with your cute little drawings of things that make you happy? It'd be nice to flip through that when you're feeling down. And it's not about being human, it's being a teenager! Everyone goes through this, and it gets better, love. Positive thinking is key! Even when I'm at my worst and feel just completely repulsive and depressed, I greet myself in the mirror and compliment 3 things. And tell the world that I'm going to kick ass today! It's silly, but little things like that help. (So does chocolate!)

    x

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  3. when i'm sad, i always tidy my room. these tips are so good:) and the inspiration is beautiful. andddd i love that song:) my friend has seen mumford & sons at some festivals because we live in england, and they are apparently amazing live xxx

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  4. Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sure you'll feel better soon, though! I tidy my room when I'm down, too, and I listen to music. You should try On the bright side by Never Shout Never, it always cheers me up! (: xx

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  5. This is such a beautiful, lovely post! It really cheered me up! Thankyou!
    I really hope everything gets better soon! :)xxx

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  7. that was a lovely pick-me-up, i believe we all need one right now.

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  8. This is great because I needed a pick me up after these past couple of weeks. Finals have been a a mother Sucker, guys are so confusing, ugh! But its so nice of you to post something like this.
    xoxo debby

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  9. This is suchh a beautiful post <3

    xox

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  10. whenever i'm down, i watch cheesy movies like Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging or Wild Child (ft. Emma Roberts). They always cheer me up for some reason :)

    Mumford and sons is one of my favorite bands. i love their music <3

    xx

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