My little holiday gift guide is here❣
Don’t forget to comment below which of the option you liked better – and what you’re planning to buy to give your loved ones!Cute slippers are always a great holiday gift option! These ones are by the brand Loki and are so adorable! I love these flats because they’re made of crushed velvet and are not just super soft and comfortable to wear but ask super cute and festive!Perfumes are one of my favorite things to give to those I’m the closest with! Shopping for gorgeous scents is my bad mood remedy – it gives me a sense of calmness when I’m surrounded by scents. Also, I just love watching people I care about discovering new scents💕If your mom/sister/best friend is makeup addict, give them something that they will not just use – but also that they will put on display. I love this Louboutin lipstick that is made in a form of a Christmas tree ornament. It’s very stylish and any makeup lover would be so excited to get it!A nice watch is another great gift! Doesn’t matter, if you wear it to know time or just as an accessory- just pick something classy and timeless! Btw, with the code RAI15 you’ll get 15%off your purchase (combines with other offers on website), including holiday watch+cuff bundles that saves 10%❣My last gift idea is perfect for your classmates/co-workers – a nice case phone is always a needed item just make sure to pick a good quality case, like this one💙

LAW OF ATTRACTION 101

After almost two months of absence, I’m finally back! Just wanted to tell every one of you how grateful I am that you read my blog, it means the world to me.
This brings me to the actual topic: the law of attraction. First time I ever started to use it was back in middle school, and back then, I more believed in karma and that there’s always a balance in the universe. If something unpleasant would happen, I’d just tell myself that ‘there’s something good on its way.’ And the greatest part, it was always true.
But with time, I got caught up in my fears, and insecurities, and I lost my faith in… well, everything. That was the moment when everything started to get out of control.
Fast forward many-many-many years: in 2015, I watched ‘The Secret’ and realized, that I always knew that like attracts like. Everything you think – you become. My only problem was that I cannot control my thinking. My brain wouldn’t let me stop the negative self-talk.
But I’m trying now just to relax and just repeat a word or a sentence – something, that I want to attract. I do believe that we can attract (and we do attract) things in our lives. For example, when I was about 14, I wanted to live in NYC – I was 14, and I was living in Moscow, and none of my friends took me seriously. Now, I live in New York (unfortunately, I don’t really want to).
However, I figured these simple things regarding how to use the law of attraction without creating the reality you’d hate to live in.
1. Be as specific as possible.
Don’t say I want love/job/car. Specify everything: create a vivid image, how you’d FEEL if you had this thing that you want. The more clear the picture, the more chances to attract the exact thing and feeling of having this thing that you desire.
2. Live your life as if you have it
If you want love, act like you’re in love. Smile, feel the butterflies, make sure your home looks like there are two people living there.
3. Do something
After sending the Universe your request, don’t sit still. Do something, don’t expect that your love will find you if the only thing you do is staying at home.
4. Let it go
After you manifested what you wanted, and started living the productive ‘as if’ life, just stop thinking of it. Don’t think about how long it’s gonna take, and what if it won’t work – just believe. You have to believe.
5. Never feel the lack.
Don’t think of something you DON’T have – it brings more lack into your life. Don’t say ‘i don’t have money’ or ‘I hate bills’ – think that ‘my life is full of abundance.’
Ask – believe – receive.
Sounds simple, right?

So guys, do you believe in law of attraction, or maybe you’re already using it? Share in comments!

about me, vol.2

(на русском после фото)
It’s been awhile since I did a little ‘about me’ blog post and I figured that I owe you guys a bit more info about me and my life than I gave you yet.
So, I was born and raised in Moscow, and the most of my life I’ve spent thinking that being a writer is my calling. Honestly, I still do. Sometimes. Not often.
I moved to NYC in January 2013 to get my MA., and 4 and a half years later, I still live here, I work full-time in Soho as social media manager and secretly dreaming about Spike.
I’m not really good at talking about myself, or opening up, or being friends. I am a firm believer in keeping my personal life personal, I have a cat Lia, and for now, my biggest goal is to feel comfortable with who I am, where I am with my life and to be more open to, you know, life.
I wish I could write more, but now I just don’t have time for that, and it frustrates me. I hope that one day I will move to Dublin or Seattle, and sometimes I just don’t want to get up in the morning.
Now it’s your turn! Tell me more about yourself, and what you want to read about on my blog next!
С тех пор, как я в последний раз писала о себе, прошло уже месяцев 10, так что я решила, что пора рассказать чуть больше подробностей о том, кто я и чем живу.
Я выросла в Москве, и, думаю, это сразу многое объясняет. Благодаря обществу, в котором я с детства вращалась, я прониклась твердой убежденностью, что мое призвание – быть писателем. Иногда я все еще так думаю.
В январе 2013-го я переехала жить в Нью Йорк – точнее, тогда я переехала, чтобы получить степень магистра. С тех пор прошло четыре с половиной года, а я все так же живу здесь, работаю в Сохо и иногда мечтаю о том, что ко мне заявится Спайк и мы с ним уйдем в ночь (здесь большой LOL).
Я не умею говорить о себе, никому не открываюсь и не умею дружить. Я твердо убеждена, что личная жизнь должна всегда быть только личной, у меня есть кошка Лия и на данный момент моя цель ощущать, что я живу в ладу с собой, с тем, какая моя жизнь сейчас – и вообще, научиться быть более открытой к жизни.
Я бы хотела больше писать, но сейчас на это нет времени. А еще я лелею мечту о переезде в Дублин или Сиэттл, и иногда мне не хочется вставать по утрам с постели.
Что ж, теперь ваша очередь: расскажите немного о себе и напишите, о чем бы вы хотели читать в моем блоге.

Почему Я Не “Люблю” Нью Йорк

Не так давно я выставила в своем Инстаграм фото с подписью, которая вызвала большой ажиотаж среди моих подписчиков: почему я не люблю Нью Йорк. Вдохновленная своим раздражением от фразы “как можно не любить Нью Йорк”, я решила развить это тему и рассказать вам больше о городе, в котором живу уже пятый год.
Впервые я приехала сюда на лето, будучи еще подростком. Сразу влюбилась в то, что у всех здесь есть “свое” место, даже у тех, кто прожил в НЙ лишь неделю. И, конечно, Пятая авеню, апартаменты в Верхнем Вестсайд, работать в Старбакс и каждый вечер наблюдать за закатом в Централ Парке, поедая роллы из Whole Foods, – как можно было не придти в восторг от этого? Провести здесь лето (которое является худшим сезоном в НЙ) было тем опытом, который остался со мной и во мне настолько ярким, что с тех самых пор я вбила себе в голову, что однажды я хочу здесь жить. Не просто проводить лето, а лето, осень, зиму и весну – много-много лет подряд.
Сказано – сделано. В начале января 2013го года мой самолет Москва – Нью Йорк приземлился в JFK. Хочу сразу расставить все точки: я не прилетела в НЙ с мужем или к мужу, у меня нет здесь родственников и не было друзей. Я прилетела учиться – получать степень Магистра. Все.
А теперь к главному: почему я не люблю НЙ и надеюсь, что однажды смогу переехать отсюда в другое место. Дабы не превращать этот пост в сплошной поток разочарованного нытья, во второй части расскажу вам о том, что здесь есть хорошего.
Культура. Пожалуй, для меня это то, чем я не могу поступиться ради чего бы то ни было. В Америке как таковой культурой не пахнет (что бы ни говорили южане, гордые своими корнями, их предки так же были преступниками, маргиналами и деклассированными элементами), но в НЙ это бескультурье доходит до совершенно нового, ужасного уровня. Из-за того, что это город иммигрантов, каждый из которых тащит что-то свое и думает лишь о себе, в НЙ проще найти игральные карты на дороге, чем хоть какой-то намек на культуру (надеюсь, вы понимаете, что я вкладываю в это понятие). Помните, о чем мечтал Александр Македонский, создавая свою эллинскую культуру? Он мечтал о смешении культур, которое создадут новую. И все мы знаем, чем это закончилось.
Люди. Окей, обычно принято считать, что все люди разные – это не так. Многие заявляют, что предпочитают улыбчивость американцев неприветливости наших соотечественников. Не обольщайтесь – с улыбкой или без, вам воткнут нож в спину, повернут его, вытащат и еще раз воткнут. Для меня эта улыбчивость вообще смертельна: я не умею читать лица\интонации\жесты, а уж когда они еще и делают вид, что ты им нравишься… Финиш. Впрочем, НЙ – это не Америка, так что здесь тоже особо улыбчивых прохожих не наблюдается – потому что иммигранты.
Отношения. Это вообще гремучий лес. Могу сказать честно: за четыре с половиной года я так и не нашла друзей (кроме одной чудесной девочки из Москвы, с которой меня свел университет). У меня есть приятели, знакомые – но никому из них я бы не стала рассказывать о том, что у меня на душе. Конечно, в Москве у меня тоже не гарем друзей, но Москва подарила мне людей, которым я доверяю, которых я называю друзьями по сю пору.
Свидания. Очень хотела промолчать, но раз уж ведем разговор… В Москве все просто: “ты мне очень нравишься, давай будем вместе” – все, у вас отношения. Вы строите жизнь вместе, вы проводите время вместе, вы все делаете вместе и у вас нет вопроса “кто мы?” У американцев есть разница между понятиями dating и relationship. Вы можете спать вместе полгода и все еще не быть in relationship. Для меня это, пожалуй, второй по непреодолимости пункт после отсутствия культуры.
Природа. Точнее, ее отсутствие. Конечно, те, кто меня знают, сейчас очень посмеются, но мне не хватает огромных многовековых деревьев, лесов, гор… Единственный зеленый кусок Манхэттана это Центральный парк, которого категорически не хватает. Везде бетон, бетон, бетон и уже нет сил смотреть на него. Даже океан за моим окном не может компенсировать этого. Климат вообще не мой: почти несуществующая осень, удушающая жара летом и отсутствие лежащего снега зимой.
Архитектура. Что ни дом, то зуб в носу (цитата). Я предпочитаю Вилладж и Парк Слоуп – лишь потому, что они построены голландцами и несут в себе хоть какой-то дух. А уж про небоскребы я молчу, ибо вид с пятидесятого этажа великолепен, но вид на эти самые небоскребы с земли просто отвратителен.
Из бытового. Во-первых, нереальные цены на жилье. Людей много, жилья мало – окей, но не до степени, где люди платят $4.5k за студию в Верхнем Истсайд в 20 минутах пешей прогулки до ближайшей станции метро. Кстати о жилье: скорее всего, придется привыкать к тому, что толщины стен не хватает, чтобы вы не слышали большую часть того, что делают ваши соседе. Во-вторых, медицина – ладно, в Москве сейчас тоже пздц творится, но в Москве вы можете позволить и брекеты поставить, и сделать флюрографию, и просто проконсультироваться с геникологом – и при этом вам не придется следующие полгода питаться чипсами, потому что ни на что другое денег не осталось.
Есть еще много нюансов, но время перейти к чему-то позитивному.
Доступность. Хотите пиццу в два ночи? Пожалуйста. Не успеваете сходить в продуктовый? Амазон или еще с десяток магазинов доставят ваши овощи-фрукты-мясо уже на следующий день. То же самое касается и людей – при желании, вы можете “случайно” столкнуться с кем угодно.
Заведения – от ресторана гаитянской кухни до китайского магазина, где можно сделать фото ауры и до кафе, где вам сделают ред велвет латте и нарисуют на нем такую прелесть, что ваш инстаграм взорвется от умиления.
Отношение к окружающим: конечно, здесь не Сан Франциско, но фриков хватает – так что вы можете спокойно ходить по улица в странных прикидах, с разноцветными волосами, в обнимку с Джеффри Стар – никто вам ничего не скажет и даже не набьет морду (если только вас не занесет в Бронкс или Гарлем). Это не значит, что вас не станут осуждать – просто никто не скажет этого в глаза.
Иногда я просто просыпаюсь и чувствую, как хорошо, что я здесь – и это нормально. Мне нравится Нью Йорк, это отличный город для туризма и бизнеса. Просто я не люблю его и не чувствую здесь себя дома – вот и ответ “как можно не любить НЙ?”

Staying Healthy And Fit With Silver Fern’s Ultimate Probiotic Complex and Elevated Plan

If you guys know me just a bit, you know that I’m a restaurant food queen. However, recently I’ve started to change my eating habits and discovered the Silver Fern brand and decided to give these products a try.
As someone who loves snacking, I enjoyed that they have some great (and healthier)options for snacks I usually go for: like popcorn, chocolate covered almonds, dark chocolate flats, and bars – all highly packed with healthy nutritious. I have the biggest sweet tooth ever, so I’ve started with the baking mixes and made myself double chocolate brownies. Honestly, I can’t tell the difference as it tasted as good as the ones I usually buy at my local coffee shop but packed with high protein and high fiber.
Besides all the snacks, I really liked the ultimate probiotic supplement and probiotic drink mix. Probiotics are very important for our health (as I’ve learned), the Ultimate Probiotic complex has an amazing blend of three different classes of nature’s probiotics – spores, probiotic yeast, and acid stable pediococcus. So, what prebiotics can do and why are they good for our health?
– Improves digestion and food tolerance
– Reduce gas, bloating and digestive discomfort
– Aid in recovery of the flora after antibiotic use
– Support nutrient absorption
– Reduce inflammation
– Improves favorable immune response and supports the reduction of allergies and asthma
– Improves regularity of bowel movements
– Acidify the digestive tract to support the growth of good bacteria
But honestly, my favorite from this brand is Elevated Plan that helps with weight loss – okay, we all need to loose a few pounds, right? This plan can be used as a diet itself, or you can add it as an enhancement to your own diet. It helps to lose weight permanently (wich is the most important), improves gut health, it reduces your sugar cravings and boosts your metabolism – that leads to the weight loss.
I’ve already started with the prebiotic supplements and encourage all you guys to check these products for yourself!

Why I Don’t Believe In Feminism

Okay, I’m expecting something like “unfollowing you everywhere,” “you’re stupid b*tch” and so on, so on. Whatever. Recently, my Instagram feed got taken over by posts on feminism walk (march, whatever) and I seriously got tired of all these crap. I won’t even tell how ridiculous was old slut, Madonna, fighting for her right to stay a slut (okay, that’s harsh).
So, why I’m not a feminist in any case? I don’t believe we’re equal – not the way feminism reclaims it to be. I believe that we all are equal as human beings, we all deserve love and happiness, but not in social life. Maybe it’s my genes that tell me that social equality has never existed and won’t ever exist in future. There will always be servants and masters, and there always will be inequality. The same goes for women and men equality: we are different, why should we act and be treated alike? I’m a woman, and I want to be treated like a one.
It’s cool that I can vote (I never voted). It’s cool I can work as engineer, mechanic or locksmith – I never will. All of these I’ll trade for the society, where men offer a woman a seat, carry her bags and where there are no such things as Dutch dates.
Feminism didn’t bring anything that worth losing the chivalry as a way of life: home abuse – here; rapes – checked; disrespect – already here. Yes, a woman can sue her husband for beating the shit out of her (unlikely, considering the statistics) but it won’t change that fact that he actually put his hand on a woman.
And, honestly, I’m fine with my 79 cents until I feel like a woman when I’m with my man.

signs of toxic relationships. screw it. how it feels to be in a toxic relationship

Honestly, I’ve been hesitating to sit down and write this post for months. It’s not only a deeply emotional topic for me to talk to – it’s also something, that most people don’t want to hear (read) about. But if there is something that I’ve learned throughout these years – is that you need to share, you need to talk and not to keep everything yo yourself. I can’t say exactly when and how (and even why) it started, but for many, many years I just couldn’t talk to people about what was bothering me. Moreover, sometimes I even didn’t want to share what I’ve been up lately. I knew, it wasn’t right – but that’s just how it was.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m a true believer that personal things should always stay private. No photos of you cuddling your partner on social media, no whipping to your girlfriend about how your partner doesn’t buy your flowers or how you didn’t have sex for weeks. These should stay between you and him (her). What I mean when say “share” is that you need to tell someone that you’re unhappy. That someone or something hurts you. Actually, you have to tell somebody that there is a person in your life that hurts you – emotionally or physically.

But the reality behind the toxic relationships is that they gradually take you away from people, from those, who could somehow help you.

At some point, you just realize that there is no one you could talk to, there is no one to call when you feel that you can’t bare it anymore. Things can be even worth: after months and years that you were keeping your pain in secret, you don’t know how to start telling people the truth. You think that no one will take you seriously because they don’t know that you’ve been suffering all these time – for many of them, your life might even seem perfectly fine. But not for you.
When I first realized, that the relationships that I was in weren’t normal, I started doing researches. I read forums, articles and watched so many videos about different sorts of dysfunctional relationships, which in the end I was even more confused, scared and powerless than I was. I took many many (many) years to get out of the relationships that almost crushed me. I didn’t realize it then, but my eating disorder and bpd went so crazy because every single day I felt like I’m standing by a volcano. Every single day I would wake up, and my first thought was “please, may this day end faster.” I lost all my friends. I lost myself. I became one of those people that I always despised: weak, dependent and pathetic. I lost everything good that was in me; nothing interested me, and there weren’t a single thing that I cared about. I became an empty shallow.
But you know what? Everything ends, and these relationships have ended, too. Even though I’m not even close to being fine, the recovery process has started.
Anyways, I don’t want this post to be my autobiography. But there is a thing, which I want to share with you because my researches (in the end) helped me a lot. If you’re not sure if you are in toxic relationships – or just unhappy ones – you might find these common signs of not healthy relationships handy. Just make sure you’re not overthinking it: as soon as you realize that your relationships are toxic, just quit. And only after you quit you can cry, breakdown or whatever.
1. You always feel bad
You feel bad about yourself, your life, the world around you – but mostly, you feel bad about your relationships. You’re feeling unhappy being with this person – but for some reason, you can’t just walk away.
2. You’re dependent on that person
You’re suffering, you promise yourself: this is it, I’m just done. I won’t call/text him. And here you are: dialing that damn number already knowing that no one will answer – or that you will feel worse after the conversation.
3. You feel abused
Physically, verbally, emotionally – abuse is abuse. This person doesn’t respect you; he doesn’t give a shit what you want, and will never step out of his way to make you happy. You’ll say to this person “please, stop doing this, you’re hurting me.” And he won’t ever stop. Ever.
4. You have no one beside this person
You can’t tell anyone that you’re not okay. All you friends (if any even exist) think that you have great relationships and that makes it even worse. But most likely, you have no friends, no social life, no hobbies… No nothing. You are alone. And that toxic person is the only one who you have at the end of the day.
5. You always come back for more
You’ve tried to break up many times – but here you are, still stuck in this relationships like in quicksand. You know that all that awaits you in future is suffer, but you can’t walk away. Just can’t.
And last (should be first), you’ve lost yourself. You became a person you would never want to become, every time you see your reflection you see a stranger – a disgusting stranger that you never want to meet again.

17 things to do in NYC on Christmas

I’ve meant to do this blog post since the end of November, but who I’m kidding; I’m the greatest procrastinator. However, There is still some time until Christmas, and New Year, so you might finish this list if you’re sassy enough. Myself, I like reading what-to-see lists (I never follow them though), so I’ve decided this one may be useful for some of you who’re planning to visit New York this Holiday season.
Without further ado, here are 17 things to see and do in NYC this Christmas.
1. Visit Santa’s Village at Macy’s Herald Square and say hi to Santa
2. Check out 5th Avenue Holiday Windows
3. Shop at Union Square Holiday Market6565595805_ac306fedb4_o
4. Take a selfie under Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and Swarovski Star
5. Go to Brooklyn to see the real fairytale aka Dyker Heights’ Holiday Lights
6. Walk through the life-size gingerbread houses in Madison Square Park
7. Watch Austin McCormick’s erotic reimagining of Nutcracker – Company XIV: Nutcracker Rouge
8. Shop at Aerie’s holiday pop-up storeImage result for Wollman Rink
9. Ice skating at Wollman Rink in Central Park
10. Go to FAO Schwarz, and try to tap toes on the giant floor piano keyboardImage result for palace hotel nyc christmas
11. Stay at Lotte New York Palace on Christmas night
12. See a holiday train show at the New York City Transit Museum in Grand Central Terminal
13. Go to New York City Ballet to watch The Nutcracker
14. Visit Bryant Park Winter Village Image result for metropolitan museum of art christmas tree
15. Do the museum’s spree: Met’s fashion exhibition and Origami Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History are must
16. Go Christmas caroling – on Christmas Eve, go to Washington Square Arch where all gather to sing traditional holiday songs at 5 pm
17. Eat at The NoMad – and check amazing Christmas Tree and Decor

learning to give thanks and be grateful

First and formal: Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who’re celebrating this day! For me, Thanksgiving day doesn’t have the meaning it has for most Americans I know (because I’m from Moscow), but last year I started my own little tradition to sit and write down all the little things I’m grateful for.
So many times I’ve been told (and read in books/articles) that learning to be grateful is one of the core things to find your inner peace and joy, so I thought: why not? The only problem is that I know what I should be grateful for – but I don’t feel it. At least, I didn’t before. However, there so many changes happened in my life these past two months, and now I’m learning to be happy again after many, many years of being truly unhappy.
However, last year I decided that since then I will count my blessings each year on his day – as many of them as my age. When I just started, I thought I’ll never make it even to 5 things – but in the end, I’ve realized that I have much more of them.
If you don’t know where to start, I can give you a little help here. Sit back, and take a breath. Then, look around: what do you see? Think of all those little things you do on a daily basis: drink coffee, eat waffles with fresh berries, do grocery shopping, play with your cat – or just enjoy your favorite book while laying in warm bed. Any of these things worth to be on your list if it makes your life better (or easier) – if you weren’t born in this time and place, you might be unable to have all of this. I’m sorry if it sounds way too preachy, but it just the way it is.

Как вы знаете, в этот день американцы отмечают День Благодарения, и хоть я не вкладываю в этот праздник тот же смысл, для меня этот день тоже имеет значение. Много раз я читала и слышала, что умение быть благодарным – одна из основ внутренней гармонии и счастья, поэтому в прошлом году (не самом лучшем в моей жизни), я решила завести традицию: каждый День Благодарения записывать все то, за что я благодарна, по одному пункту на каждый прожитый мной год.
Проблема была лишь в том, что я знала, что должна быть благодарна – но я не чувствовала благодарности. Поначалу я думала, что в моем списке не наберется и пяти пунктов (но ошиблась).
Если вы так же находитесь в растерянности и не видите ничего хорошего, то просто сядьте, сделайте глубокий вдох и оглянитесь по сторонам. Подумайте обо всех тех крошечных вещах, которые вы делаете каждый день: вкусный кофе и завтрак, покупки в магазине, чтение интересной книги в теплой постели. Все, что делает жизнь хоть чуть лучше (или проще), заслуживает быть в списке того, за что вы благодарны, ведь если бы вы не родились здесь и сейчас, вы полне могли бы не обладать всем этим.
И как бы пафосно это ни звучало, но это реальность.

10 ways to relax: alcohol and online shopping excluded

Life can be stressful sometimes, and we all need a place and activity to distress and unwind from time to time. Whether it was a busy day/week or you’re just feeling overwhelmed, I personally find that doing simple things that don’t require any extra activity or imagination is the best way to relax and recharge. I hope my ten ways to relax will come handy and you’ll enjoy your time!
1. write something
Even if you’re not a writer and never enjoyed literature class at school, writing helps you to make up your mind and clean your thoughts. Whatever it will be, journaling, fan fiction, novels or screenplays, writing can calm down and inspire you to make more out of your life.
2. sing alone
You may not be Adele, but it shouldn’t stop you from having fun: play your favorite tune and sing alone for 30 minutes and you’ll notice that your stress has stepped back. I personally prefer to start with sad/angry songs and slowly move to more cheerful tunes.
3. listen to instrumental music
Try to avoid loud music that has a drum in it, and go for more light and gentle melodies. It doesn’t have to be classic music you can listen to instrumental versions of your favorite songs as long as they are soft and calming.
4. clean up your apartment
Routine work helps you to calm your thoughts. Divide your apartment into sections and clean up one section at a time. It’s not just a nice way to relax when your frustrated or bored, but will also improve your life when you finally trash all those junk you’ve collected so far.
5. read
Again, it doesn’t have to be Crime and Punishment. You can go online and google anything that comes to your mind, or read a fanfic on your favorite movie or book, or you can read about this day hundred year ago. Any reading can help you to stop thinking about your problems and travel into other reality at least for 30 minutes. I would suggest excluding any current news and Twitter (because it’s full of crap).
6. enjoy the life behind your window
You don’t have to go outside, don’t worry. Just sit on your window seal (put a chair near the window) and watch. It’s calming to look at the passersby while you are in the comfort of your own home. I, sometimes, like to lay on the floor/bed and look up at the sky.
7. come up with outfits for the upcoming week
If you’re someone like me, your everyday struggle is “I hate this,” “this is too small,” “God, why I bought this” and “oh, fuck it, I’ll wear the same as yesterday.” If you’re already late, picking clothes for the day is a hell of a stressor, so I would recommend to take some time and come up with a few different “emergency” outfits that will save your nerves (and time) when you in a rush.
8. watch a movie
NOT just a movie. A movie that you love with all of your heart, the one you saw literally 14689 times and you still love it. You need to have a movie that is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re sad, happy, stressed or bored. If you don’t have such movie yet, it’s a perfect time to find it. (btw, I love Taxi (2,3,4) a lot).
9. clean your laptop/phone
You have no idea how much trash you have on your devices until you actually go and start cleaning it up. Delete all the music you don’t listen anymore, all the photos that you don’t find meaningful and all those apps you have no idea why you downloaded them.
10. make a list of 10 things you are thankful for
When we’re sad, we tend to forget about good things in our lives and focus only on how bad we feel and what we don’t have. However, we always want people to be grateful that we do something for them and we get angry if they’re not. Sometimes it’s really hard to come up with even one thing, but be persistent and in the end, you’ll notice that you went farther than just ten.