1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

    2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

    3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

    4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

    5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

    6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

    7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

    8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

    9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

    10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

    11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

    12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

    14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

    15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

    16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.

Sixteen Small Steps to Happiness 

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"I’ve apparently been the victim of growing up, which apparently happens to all of us at one point or another. It’s been going on for quite some time now, without me knowing it. I’ve found that growing up can mean a lot of things. For me, it doesn’t mean I should become somebody completely new and stop loving the things I used to love. It means I’ve just added more things to my list. Like for example, I’m still beyond obsessed with the winter season and I still start putting up strings of lights in September. I still love sparkles and grocery shopping and really old cats that are only nice to you half the time. I still love writing in my journal and wearing dresses all the time and staring at chandeliers. But some new things I’ve fallen in love with — mismatched everything. Mismatched chairs, mismatched colors, mismatched personalities. I love spraying perfumes I used to wear when I was in high school. It brings me back to the days of trying to get a close parking spot at school, trying to get noticed by soccer players, and trying to figure out how to avoid doing or saying anything uncool, and wishing every minute of every day that one day maybe I’d get a chance to win a Grammy. Or something crazy and out of reach like that. ;) I love old buildings with the paint chipping off the walls and my dad’s stories about college. I love the freedom of living alone, but I also love things that make me feel seven again. Back then naivety was the norm and skepticism was a foreign language, and I just think every once in a while you need fries and a chocolate milkshake and your mom. I love picking up a cookbook and closing my eyes and opening it to a random page, then attempting to make that recipe. I’ve loved my fans from the very first day, but they’ve said things and done things recently that make me feel like they’re my friends — more now than ever before. I’ll never go a day without thinking about our memories together."
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100 Reasons NOT To Kill Yourself
 1. We would miss you.   2. It’s not worth the regret. Either by yourself if you failed or just simply left scars, or the regret everyone else feels by not doing enough to help you.   3. It does get better. Believe it or not it will eventually get better. Sometimes you have to go through the storm to get to the rainbow.   4. There’s so much you would miss out on doing.   5. There is always a reason to live. It might not be clear right now, but it is always there.   6. So many people care, and it would hurt them if you hurt yourself.   7. You ARE worth it. Don’t let anyone, especially yourself, tell you otherwise.   8. You are amazing.   9. A time will come, once you’ve battled the toughest times of your life and are in ease once again, where you will be so glad that you decided to keep on living. You will emerge stronger from this all, and won’t regret your choice to carry on with life. Because things always get better.   10. What about all the things you’ve always wanted to do? What about the things you’ve planned, but never got around to doing? You can’t do them when you’re dead.   11. I love you. Even if only one person loves you, that’s still a reason to stay alive.   12. You won’t be able to listen to music if you die.   13. Killing yourself is never worth it. You’ll hurt both yourself and all the people you care about.   14. There are so many people that would miss you, including me.   15. You’re preventing a future generation, YOUR KIDS, from even being born.   16. How do you think your family would feel? Would it improve their lives if you died?   17. You’re gorgeous, amazing, and to someone you are perfect.   18. Think about your favourite music artist, you’ll never hear their voice again…   19. You’ll never have the feeling of walking into a warm building on a cold day   20. Listening to incredibly loud music   21. Being alive is just really good.   22. Not being alive is really bad.   23. Finding your soulmate.   24. Red pandas   25. Going to diners at three in the morning.   26. Really soft pillows.   27. Eating pizza in New York City.   28. Proving people wrong with your success.   29. Watching the jerks that doubted you fail at life.   30. Seeing someone trip over a garbage can.   31. Being able to help other people.   32. Bonfires.   33. Sitting on rooftops.   34. Seeing every single country in the world.   35. Going on roadtrips.   36. You might win the lottery someday.   37. Listening to music on a record player.   38. Going to the top of the Eiffel Tower.   39. Taking really cool pictures.   40. Literally meeting thousands of new people.   41. Hearing crazy stories.   42. Telling crazy stories.   43. Eating ice cream on a hot day.   44. More Harry Potter books could come out, you never know.   45. Travelling to another planet someday.   46. Having an underwater house.   47. Randomly running into your hero on the street.   48. Having your own room at a fancy hotel.   49. Trampolines.   50. Think about your favourite movie, you’ll never watch it again.   51. Think about the feeling of laughing out loud in a public place because your best friend has just sent you an inside joke,   52. Your survival will make the world better, even if it’s for just one person or 20 or 100 or more.   53. People do care.   54. Treehouses   55. Hanging out with your soul mate in a treehouse   55. Snorting when you laugh and not caring who sees   56. I don’t even know you and I love you.   57. I don’t even know you and I care about you.   58. Because nobody is going to be like you ever, so embrace your uniqueness!   59. You won’t be here to experience the first cat world emperor.   60. WHAT ABOUT FOOD?! YOU’LL MISS CHOCOLATE AND ALL THE OTHER NOM THINGS!   61. Starbucks.   62. Hugs.   63. Stargazing.   64. You have a purpose, and it’s up to you to find out what it is.   65. You’ve changed somebody’s life.   66. Now you could change the world.   67. You will meet the person that’s perfect for you.   68. No matter how much or how little, you have your life ahead of you.   69. You have the chance to save somebody’s life.   70. If you end your life, you’re stopping yourself from achieving great things.   71. Making snow angels.   72. Making snowmen.   73. Snowball fights.   74. Life is what you make of it.   75. Everybody has a talent.   76. Laughing until you cry.   77. Having the ability to be sad means you have the ability to be happy.   78. The world would not be the same if you didn’t exist.   79. Its possible to turn frowns, upside down   80. Be yourself, don’t take anyone’s shit, and never let them take you alive.   81. Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. Be your own hero.   82. Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.   83. One day your smile will be real.   84. Having a really hot, relaxing bath after a stressful day.   85. Lying on grass and laughing at the clouds.   86. Getting completely smashed with your best friends.   87. Eating crazy food.   88. Staying up all night watching your favourite films with a loved one.   89. Sleeping in all day.   90. Creating something you’re proud of.   91. You can look back on yourself 70 years later and being proud you didn’t commit   92. Being able to meet your Internet friends.   93. Tea / Coffee / Hot Chocolate   94. Sherlock season three.   95. Cuddling under the stars.   96. Being stupid in public because you just can.   97. If you are reading this then you are alive! Is there any more reason to smile?   98. being able to hug that one person you havent seen in years   99. People care enough about you and your future to come up with 100 reasons for you not to do this.   100. But, the final and most important one is, just, being able to experience life. Because even if your life doesn’t seem so great right now, literally anything could happen
IF that isn’t enough:  
Depression Hotline:  1-630-482-9696
Suicide Hotline:  1-800-784-8433
LifeLine:  1-800-273-8255
Trevor Project:  1-866-488-7386
Sexuality Support:  1-800-246-7743
Eating Disorders Hotline:  1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault:  1-800-656-4673
Grief Support:  1-650-321-5272
Runaway:  1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
Exhale:  After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
Child Abuse:  1-800-422-4453
UK Helplines:  
Samaritans (for any problem):  08457909090 e-mail jo@samaritans.org
Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem):  08001111
Mind infoline (mental health information):  0300 123 3393 e-mail: info@mind.org.uk
Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice):  0300 466 6463 legal@mind.org.uk
b-eat eating disorder support:  0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) e-mail: help@b-eat.co.uk
b-eat youthline (for under 25’s with eating disorders):  08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)
Cruse Bereavement Care:  08444779400 e-mail: helpline@cruse.org.uk
Frank (information and advice on drugs):  0800776600
Drinkline:  0800 9178282
Rape Crisis England & Wales:  0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) e-mail info@rapecrisis.org.uk
Rape Crisis Scotland:  08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight
India Self Harm Hotline:  00 08001006614
India Suicide Helpline:  022-27546669
Kids Help Phone (Canada):  1-800-668-6868, Free and available 24/7   suicide hotlines;
Argentina:  54-0223-493-0430
Australia:  13-11-14
Austria:  01-713-3374
Barbados:  429-9999
Belgium:  106
Botswana:  391-1270
Brazil:  21-233-9191
China:  852-2382-0000
(Hong Kong:  2389-2222)
Costa Rica:  606-253-5439
Croatia:  01-4833-888
Cyprus:  357-77-77-72-67
Czech Republic:  222-580-697, 476-701-908
Denmark:  70-201-201
Egypt:  762-1602
Estonia:  6-558-088
Finland:  040-5032199
France:  01-45-39-4000
Germany:  0800-181-0721
Greece:  1018
Guatemala:  502-234-1239
Holland:  0900-0767
Honduras:  504-237-3623
Hungary:  06-80-820-111
Iceland:  44-0-8457-90-90-90
Israel:  09-8892333
Italy:  06-705-4444
Japan:  3-5286-9090
Latvia:  6722-2922, 2772-2292
Malaysia:  03-756-8144
(Singapore:  1-800-221-4444)
Mexico:  525-510-2550
Netherlands:  0900-0767
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Nicaragua:  505-268-6171
Norway:  47-815-33-300
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Poland:  52-70-000
Portugal:  239-72-10-10
Russia:  8-20-222-82-10
Spain:  91-459-00-50
South Africa:  0861-322-322
South Korea:  2-715-8600
Sweden:  031-711-2400
Switzerland:  143
Taiwan:  0800-788-995
Thailand:  02-249-9977
Trinidad and Tobago:  868-645-2800
Ukraine:  0487-327715


I Love Beautiful Independent Single Ladies:

It’s better to love yourself, accept yourself, take care of yourself, work for your well being and cherish your existence and achievements first before anything else. It’s addicting to want to be in a fullfilling relationship and to be genuinely loved and accepted. Its addicting to want a bf that honestly compliments you, shows you off, acts like a complete gentleman to you, says nothing negative about you, showers you with gifts, just has eyes for you only and wants to marry you. Sadly this “world” doesn’t revolve like that because if it did, EVERYBODY would stick to one partner for life. But there’s a limit to it. I think no woman should rely their entire happiness on a man’s approval…nor should anybody feel the need to constantly publicize their relationship non stop on social media sites to show that they are genuinely happy. I rather be a fucking cat lady because I wouldn’t want to be happy that way. Im tired of always feeling offended or sad because I depend my happiness on a bf. There’s always someone out there for you no matter what. Only you will know whether you are an honestly good person or not. Its a very sickening feeling when you’re always worried, offended, sad, dramatic and arguing in a relationship. Who has the time for that in this era? I ask myself that right now. Life is too short to be distressed. I guess another way to look at it, is to be mature and be grateful if you have a special someone to share your time with. Im proud of single moms out there and single independent ladies.

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