What I'm listening to: All The Little Lights - Passenger
Favorite thing I'm wearing: A t-shirt with an anchor on it with a banner wrapped around it that reads 'harbor me in the eye of the storm'.
Fun fact about my life right now: I'm in bed, feeling like death is upon me. In other words, I'm sick.
So since the pictures that I uploaded myself aren't showing up on my page, I'm going to try to re-upload them tonight in hopes that they'll show. In the meantime, I'm going to give you beauties five personal tips and tricks that I use throughout my day to make it tip top:
This is one of my favorites on the list! I absolutely love yoga. It's extremely relaxing and stress relieving and it gives you a kick-ass body to boot, the more of it you do. I try to do it everyday in the morning soon after I've woken up, and at night before I go to bed. In the morning, yoga energizes me and gives me a pleasant outlook on life even before I walk out the front door. At night, it calms me and rests my mind before I lay my head on the pillow. Now I know for some people, when they think of yoga, they think it's all painful stretches and bending yourself into inhumane pretzel shapes. I assure you, that's not the case. I probably am the least flexible person on this planet, and I really like yoga. Personally, I like to do my yoga to singer/songwriter tunes.
Here are some great moves with a nice variety of easy and challenging moves! My favorite is the warrior!
2. Eat good food
I'm seriously horrible at this but by that, I don't mean stuffing yourself with ten delicious cupcakes or shoveling popcorn down your throat, I mean good food. Good for you, that is. The healthier you eat, the more authentic energy you'll gain, and you'll feel great about yourself! For me, I love to eat all kinds of fruit. My favorites are watermelon, raspberries, plums, bananas, but I will eat any type of fruit. It's been scientifically proven that the healthier you are, the happier you are! So ditch the salty, fatty, and calorie filled foods and go for something that will make your tummy super happy!
3. Positive conversation
It seems like everywhere we go nowadays, whether it be work, school, church, even out with friends, there are always negative people. The people who are constantly complaining about everything, looking down on people, gossiping, and making rude comments. It's easy to get sucked into their gloomy ways of thinking, but we really need to resist! The more we engage in negative thinking, the more unhappy we'll be. Find people everyday who are genuine, positive, encouraging, and wise! Plan that each day you will have at least five uplifting conversations with people who you admire for their sunny outlook on life. My granny of my best friend Eva are the best ones for me to have these talks with, it always makes my day that much better!
4. Listen to good music
Or should I say, feel good music. Although, sometimes with depressing music, you can sing out your emotions in a good-feeling way. But for me, I love to listen to cheesy, lovey dovey indie songs (even though I am currently single and the chances of me relating to the songs are slim) when I want to get in a cheerful mood, maybe you do too. Here are my top ten songs I listen to that can't help but put me in a good mood and don't judge me, because some of them are odd:
1. Flapper Girl - The Lumineers
2. Patient Love - Passenger
3. Dear True Love - Sleeping at Last
4. Little House - Amanda Seyfried
5. I Will Wait - Mumford and Sons (Or Lovers' Eyes... Listen to both on the live album *shivers*)
6. King and Lionheart - Of Monsters and Men
7. You Make My Dreams - Hall and Oats
8. Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran
9. C'est la Mort - The Civil Wars
10. Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz (sadly addicted)
There are so many opportunities that you might not even think about! Help the elderly lady with her heavy bags of groceries, watch a stressed out mom's kids (and try not to hate all children at the end of it), listen to someone who just needs to talk, surprise someone with a gift! You'll be surprised at how positive your day will be when you're thinking of others before yourself. Give it a try!
(Isn't this picture just adorable?!)
6. Hug people!
I'm not kidding! Hug as many people as possible! Science has proven that hugging releases two feel-good brain chemicals, serotonin and dopamine that instantly boost your mood! Hugging people is just nice all around!
(Cats are obviously the cutest huggers!)
Hope these suggestions helped you to have a spiffy day! Comment if any of these tips did, if you have a favorite, or tell me what your own personal tip is for having a splendid day!
Until next time,