Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Sometimes life is like a pair of saggy tights, annoying and as unglamorous as a used toothpick

Saggy tights really are terrible

Life isn't always perfect, in fact it is definitely far from and it. Too much study, not enough time, feelings of inadequacy and loneliness. Sometimes you just look at your life and just feel blaaaaaaah. Repeat it with me! 'BLAAAAAAAH'. Sometimes it's far too easy to lose track of the things that make you happy. I think that sometimes all we can think of are our shortcomings and become disconnected from reality. Because in reality a lot of the super dramatic things that we worry about, all the things we think about ourselves or think about the future don't really matter. They shouldn't matter. We put a magnifying glass on our flaws and put everyone else on a pedestal. 

So here is a list of 5 things that make me remember and come back to reality whenever I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, which in university can be a lot of the time.

1. Look at pictures that make you happy
The key here is the word 'happy', make sure you have a little file on your laptop or photo album full of them! Nothing sad or confronting, just things that remind you of how wonderful your life is. Photos of your friends, family, holidays, pets....anything that makes you smile and warms your heart. I often look at pictures of my dog, she always looks so happy and it reminds me how lucky I am to have her with me. 

2. Make time a happy space for yourself and take some time out. 
It might be different for everyone. For some it might be a nice book and a blanket in a nice part of your bedroom. For some it might be pulling all their pretty clothes out and trying them on. For me, I like to run myself a bath and put some music on, use a nice bath gel and relaaaaaaax. 

3. Write a list of all your achievements and remember them, think about what makes you most proud about each.
Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that we kick ass. 

4. Put on a song that makes you happy and dance, sing....whatever.  
Dancing is exercise and exercise makes endorphins and endorphins make you happy, happy people don't kill their husbands. 

Songs that make me happy

This song while always making me smile also reminds me of a summer full of music festivals with my friends

A song that will always, always make me smile no matter what.

5. Compliment someone else (sincerely)
Sometimes the thing that can make you most happy is knowing that you have contributed to someone else's happiness.


  1. I think life does get overwhelming at times too! I think this is a great post to remind me of what is important and how to get back on track! Thanks for that!


  2. I'm glad you found it useful! :)


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