Sunday, March 27, 2011

Be A Better Human-Being. Like This:

Simple reminders from Galadarling that can be referred back to for a little personal inspiration whenever need be. While you should most definitely be happy with who you are, I can't be the only one who has things that need to be worked on here and there. Try to...

<3  Stretch in the mornings. It gets the blood moving, it fires up your brain & it gives you a few moments to just be still & grounded before the day begins.

<3  Really listen to people when they are speaking. Look at them, make eye contact & be present.

<3 Have that “awkward” conversation. You’ve been holding it in too long. Bite the bullet, take a deep breath, & tell the truth. Be gentle but honest. No one can predict how they’ll react, but it doesn’t really matter. The time has come. Say it, & move on.

<3 Ask for help. Whatever you’re going through, someone else has been through before, & come out the other side. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel — don’t be afraid to ask someone for advice or help. It could make a huge difference. 

<3 Know that you are good enough ALL THE TIME.

<3 Do your very, very best to stop judging people. Wayne Dyer said, “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” 

<3 Tell your friends you ADORE them  

<3 Say thank you & mean it.

<3 Wear sequins. They’re a wonderful mood booster.

<3  Embrace the unknown. Not everything needs to be planned to the last minute detail! Mystery is wonderful & invigorating. It is the zest of life.

<3 Clean out your closet. In addition to getting rid of old junk, cleaning out closets or cupboards is therapeutic because at the same time, you’re clearing space in your life for new, better things.

<3 Forget about your “to do” list & just BE. That’s when you’ll have the most fun, make the best breakthroughs & experience the most amazing adventures. Life is much more exciting & wonderful when you throw caution to the wind & do something ridiculous.

<3 Treat yourself to pretty underwear.

<3 Change your alarm clock to something that makes you smile.

<3 Be vibrant & colorful. If not in dress, then in word & deed. The world has enough grey! Be the antidote!

<3 Do something you’ve been afraid to do. Don’t let other people’s opinions or fear or criticism stop you from being as wonderful as you can be.

<3 Stop worrying about other people’s opinions. Sometimes we let what other people think determine how we live our life… & it’s ridiculous. Ultimately, their thoughts on what we do & how we do it are irrelevant — all that matters is that it sits well with you.

<3 Recognize that life is only ever what you make it. So why not make it magical, wonderful, beautiful & strange?

<3 Run away. Spend some time by yourself. Escape the usual. Go somewhere you’ve never been, spend some time, soak it up.

<3 Be brave. Take a deep breath & just go for it.

<3 Respect yourself 100%... & don’t accept anything less from anyone else.

<3 Make the most of every opportunity. Even when you’re tired, afraid or nervous. If you hold back every time you don’t feel amazing, you’ll miss out on so much of life. Make the commitment to living boldly. Always remember:Fortes fortuna adiuvat. Fortune favors the brave.

<3 Dress up for yourself. Wear things which make you happy! Some days I wear dresses to class. I don't do this to evoke any sort of opinion from anyone. I don't do it because I care OH SO MUCH what I wear to class, because I really don't. I do it because sometimes I just want to wear something that twirls, dammit. 

<3 Think about this every day: “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” (Ayn Rand)

<3 Set yourself enormous goals. Goals which scare you, goals which cause a lump in your throat. AIM HIGH! Most people aim for mediocrity, & that’s exactly what they get. Don’t you deserve better?

<3 Make magic every day. It’s worth the small amount of extra effort to cultivate a more beautiful life.

<3 Don’t settle for things just because “it’s always been this way”. Maybe it used to be that way, or maybe it is that way for other people, but NOT FOR YOU! Eff the status quo. Never compromise on things which are important to you.

<3 Treat other people with respect at all times. Everybody, no matter their situation, deserves it.

<3 Channel Clint Eastwood. & I quote: “Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.”

<3 Celebrate the ways in which you have grown & changed. Growth is good, change is wonderful, evolution is fantastic. It’s proof that we’re on a path, that we’re going somewhere, that we’re living out our story to its full potential. Bake yourself a cake or somethin’!

<3 Apologize. “While you’re carrying a grudge, they’re out dancing.” Don’t allow problems or misunderstandings to fester. Don’t walk around angry. Just apologize so everyone can move on.

<3 Take yourself on dates. Get dressed up & go to the library, eat a delicious lunch next to the river, ride your bike around the city & make the best dinner you possibly can.

<3 Don’t take yourself too seriously! It never leads to anything good, haha. If you can laugh at yourself, you’re well on your way.

<3 Love yourself. No matter the circumstances. You are always good enough, you always deserve it & you are always beautiful, despite what you might think or believe.

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