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Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

How To Make Yourself Work When You Don't Want To

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and toil late into the night, frantically trying to finish what they …

Procrastination

Your life is not an episode o…

Your life is not an episode of Skins. Things will never look quite as good as they do in a faded, sun-drenched Polaroid; your days are not an editorial from Lula. Your life is not a Sofia Coppola movie, or a Chuck Palahniuk novel, or a Charles Bukowski poem. Grace Coddington isn’t your creative director. Bon Iver and Joy Division don’t play softly in the background at appropriate moments. Your hysterical teenage diary isn’t a work of art. Your room probably isn’t Selby material. Your life isn’t …

1. push yourself to get up…

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.<p>2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.<p>3. 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 …

In case anyone is having a bad night:

<b>Here</b> is the fudgiest brownie in a mug recipe I’ve found<p><b>Here</b> are some fun sites<p><b>Here</b> is a master post of Adventure Time episodes and comics<p><i>Here</i> is a master post of movies including Disney and Studio Ghibli<p><b>Here</b> is a master post of other master posts to TV shows and movies<p><i>*tucks you in with fuzzy blanket* *pats your head*</i><p><i>You’ll be okay, friend <3</i><p>i will reblog this everytime it shows up because any of my followers could have a bad night right now<p>BLESS YOU.

speedlimit15:a woman’s body is not for you

a woman’s body is not for you. if she wants to cover it she should feel free and safe in doing so. if she wants to expose it she should feel free and safe in doing so. it is not an indication of her self-respect but an indication of her preferences for whatever reasons she chooses — none of which are your business or concern.

Introverts, man. We’re weird…

Introverts, man. We’re weird sometimes. Like, “I love you, but I need to go over here by myself right now.”

Introverts don’t get lonely i…

Introverts don’t get lonely if they don’t socialize with a lot of people, but we do get lonely if we don’t have intimate interactions on a regular basis.<p>I have never related to a quote more in my life than I do this one right here, right now. BAM. (via kbfoto)

universityandme:

• learn to unapologetically say no.<br>• read, read, read, read. read<br>• write more. write about everything.<br>• pick up your camera again<br>• tell more stories<br>• keep ur skin moisturized<br>• appreciate every square centimeter of ur body<br>• don’t give a shit about what others think of u<br>• be patient. be thankful.<br>• life is not a competition. stop treating it like one.<br>• have more solo dance parties in ur room

start ignoring people who…

start ignoring people who threaten your joy.<br>literally, ignore them.<br>say nothing.<br>don’t invite any parts of them into your space.

1. Always have a water bot…

1. Always have a water bottle in your car<p>2. Carry an extra lighter (even if you don’t smoke)<p>3. Get something new where you go to eat often, not just your usual.<p>4. Make a budget for yourself<p>5. But don’t forget to give yourself some play money and always round up on how much things cost so you have money left over<p>6. If you’re texting someone, but nervous to send it, just click the fucking send button. You typed that shit out for a reason.<p>7. Stay out late, but wake up early. You’ll be glad you had …

ravenclawssaywhat:

do i have a crush on you or am i just lonely<p>do i like you or do i like that you like me<p>do I like you or do I like the idea of you<p>do i want to be in a relationship or do i just want to prove that i’m worthy of one<p>THIS. Holy shit this.

Him: I don’t date black…

Him: I don’t date black women. It’s just a preference.<p>Me: Based on what?<p>Him: Nothing, it’s just how I feel.<p>Me: Impossible, deliberate aversions come from somewhere.<p>Him: Its just a preference, that’s all.<p>Me: No, a preference is preferring broccoli to asparagus. You can say that because asparagus will always taste the same, even when prepared differently.<p>Him: And?<p>Me: And we’re not always the same at all. There are hundreds of millions of us and we’re each completely different from the next. If an …

nikolaecuza:

im a bad person who thinks bad thoughts like ‘ew what is that girl wearing’ and then remember that im supposed to be positive about all things and then think ‘no she can wear what she wants, fuck what other people say damn girl u look fabulous’ and im just a teeny bit hypocritical tbh<p>I was always taught by my mother, That the first thought that goes through your mind is what you have been conditioned to think. What you think next defines who you are.

My father had taught me to be…

My father had taught me to be nice first, because you can always be mean later, but once you’ve been mean to someone, they won’t believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it’s time to stop being nice, then destroy them.

It's funny how you're a racist? It actually is

Your view is ridiculously skewed on racism, so instead of calling you a half-witted bowl of foreskin, I’m going to explain to you why everything you said is wrong.<p>Firstly, I believe (mostly because it’s true) that racism is a power based system. You can only be racist if you have the power to do so. The power to deny jobs. The power to receive less punishment for the same crimes. The power to not fear police because they are already on your side. You can view me as a threat just because I’m …

I could hear my heart beating…

I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone’s heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark.<p>Raymond Carver, <i>What We Talk About When We Talk About Love</i> (via tiger-milk)<p>This is so good it makes me want to cry

princess-neville:

making fun of girls for having “daddy issues” is literally the most illogically cruel thing i can think of haha “hey you! your dad sucked! i bet that really impacted your life and the way you form relationships with other people lmfao fuckin loser”

fayedaniels:

it’s not your job to entertain him by sending him nudes<p>it’s not your job to satisfy him sexually because he’s horny<p>you are not required to do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or that you don’t want to do<p>don’t be scared of “losing him”<p>he most likely wasn’t anything worth keeping<p>Girls need to be taught this from such an early age.

Before you say yes, get him…

Before you say yes, get him angry. See him scared, see him wanting, see him sick. Stress changes a person. Find out if he drinks and if he does, get him drunk - you’ll learn more about his sober thoughts. Discover his addictions. See if he puts you in front of them. You can’t change people, baby girl. If they are made one way, it doesn’t just wear off. If you hate how he acts when he’s out of it now, you’re going to hate it much worse eight years down the road. You might love him to bits but it …

Cosmos is a Greek word…

<i>Cosmos</i> is a Greek word for the order of the universe. It is, in a way, the opposite of <i>Chaos.</i> It implies the deep interconnectedness of all things. It conveys awe for the intricate and subtle way in which the universe is put together.