Be Happy

Tip Of The Day

Every morning, no matter how tired you are, try to wake up with a smile. Smiling is a proven way to fake your brain into thinking you’re happy.

and if that doesn’t work, set your computer to play one of these clips when you turn it on:

Not for the mature reader

If you thinking dressing up like a bear is funny

If you think destroying christmas is hysterical

If just this theme song will make you smile

 

And remember that Today Will Be The Best Day Ever! (or at least better than your worst)

How to make time:

Something we all struggle with…we’re always constantly busy and never have time for anything other than what we are currently doing..which could be writing a blog post instead of working on my abstract. I mean an abstract..

In our society everyone’s always running from something, wether it be commitment, admitting your wrong, or a scary paper  that you don’t want to tackle. Or even simply having dinner with your family. How can anyone make time when we all are working 3 different jobs, trying to have a social life , going to school (or taking random classes), and trying to keep up with relationships (not just romantic ones.)

Where is there enough time. I thought I had figured it out, my plan was to extend the day to 48 hours. This way you will always get 8 hours of sleep and then you have 40 hours for everything else!

Except I don’t really think that will end up working out too well…just a thought.

So instead of making time, it’s become more about managing our time, well the little we a lot ourselves.

How to Make/Manage time:

Disclaimer..you can not buy a magic clock to take you back in time that makes everything possible…J.K. rowling owns it and won’t sell it to you. Trust me I asked.

Step 1: Look at your calendar, it has all those pretty little dates and horrible looming deadlines scattered all over it…now put it aside.

Step 2: Now that you orignal calendar is out of sight right down ten things you really want to do.

  1. Sky Dive
  2. Spend an entire day writing
  3. Visit my Parents
  4. Visit my Sister
  5. Go to DC
  6. Spend a day laying in bed watching old movies
  7. Finish Eat, Pray Love
  8. Go for a light jog (let’s be honest no freaking way I’m going to run)
  9. Go on a road trip leading to no where
  10. Sit on the beach and read

Step 3: Once that’s done bring out a clear calendar. (this could be electronic, since let’s be honest..we all live on the computer anyway, or old fashion flip pages one)

Step 4: Put one activity every two weeks. Pick the day at random this way the other days won’t feel so bad that they aren’t your fun day.

Step 5: Pick up your detailed calendar the holds the key to your life. Start putting everything in to your new calendar. This is a really important part: You can not change the day that you put your fun activity on!!!  you have to work around it, even if that calls for playing hookie every once in a while.

Step 6: Now step back and look at your calendar. Although it may seem crazy, you now have fit the top ten things you really want to do in.

I realize it might sound like a simple plan, but sometimes people need to be reminded to breathe. Not enough people asks themselves “Are you Happy?” How can I make myself happy?” Why would you do things (besides the occasional crappy job you need to stick with) if it’s going to make you miserable…and if it does make you miserable find a way to counteract it.

I know some people, most likely people out of school who have forgotten the joys of life, may think I’m spoiled and “what do i know about responsibility.” But unbeknownst to them I know a lot about putting others first, putting your job first. Making sure the content and quality you put out it better than your own life. And I’m lucky enough to have realize that life can’t be about being miserable because of others, it’s your life and you need to take it into your own hands. If you are unhappy, speak up. If somethings wrong or someone is being mean to you, speak up..tell someone! We’re all about freedom of speach in this country but it seems a lot of people would rather stay quiet and unhappy.

Well I’m taking a stand. My #octoberwish is to be happy. (which includes making more time for that)



How to make me angry:

WARNING: this is a thing’s I hate post (inspired by Penelope Trunk) except mine is more whiney and I’m okay with it.

OKay, so this week has been one of my least favorite weeks in a long time. It was one of those weeks where if it can go wrong, chances are it will and it will be because of something you did. I’ve even gotten to the point where while I’m writing this, with my legs taking up one couch so people won’t sit in front of me and my bag taking up a chair, that I give the dirtiest looks to the groups of people standing near me or if they ask me to move my legs I act obnoxiously and huff my way through it. This isn’t normally me, I normally am pretty nice and smile a lot…but some weeks you just have enough. And this week I have had enough!

number 1: Letting people down

This is a two-way street for me. I hate being let down, but more than anything I hate letting people down. I feel like I ran over a puppy when someone tells me I let them down. It’s the worst feeling in the world (well at least top ten)

number 2: Lying/ Know it alls

He doesn't like know it alls either

We all lie..but some people lie too much about too many things. Lying hurts people and making up long detailed stories to make yourself look better isn’t really worth it. I know because I used to be one of those people, not on purpose…I would just say something that was a complete lie to impress the person. I wouldn’t even be trying to lie it would just happen. And then I used to lie to random people I didn’t know about having a boyfriend…that’s when I realized I was going down a slippery slope. And know it alls (ugh) it’s everything they say and do that bothers me. When they think that they have all the answers…they don’t! We’re in college…no one has all the answers! And if you did have all the answers…why are you here? I don’t understand how people can be so knowledgeable about every single subject I bring up..come on really?!

number 3: Saying “hehe”

I don’t know why, it seems really silly..but when people type hehe it bothers me so much! It’s like hearing an annoying ringing that you can’t stop..seriously though! I wish I was kidding. It’s usually when guys type it that my skin starts to crawl and I close the IM box. But when anyone says it, it is just really annoying. It’s kind of like the word moist (ew) I can’t stand either things.

number 4: Not having goals

why? Why can’t you have a goal…”Because I won’t be able to complete it.” WOW you will go far. Having goals isn’t always about completing them, it’s about having something to get to, something to reach for. When you couldn’t walk, it was the ability to walk, when you couldn’t ride your back without training wheels..you eventually got there! What is so scary about creating new and improved goals? nothing!

That's pretty much what I see, except slightly less hairy.

number 5: Not Believing in yourself

Whoever you are, whatever you are doing I’m sure you are fantastic at it! And you need to believe that too. (You also need to be aware that you can always learn more and to not shut people out that are trying to help) but for the most part if you believe you rock, other people will follow suit. So stop acting like a mopey 13-year-old, get off your but and do something! Even if it’s just starting a blog!

Now that I’m done, and the clouds are a beautiful golden-yellow. It’s actually gorgeous it looks like someone painted each layer…I love the after math of rain storms. When everything is green and the sun starts to try to come out. Sorry off topic.

What do you hate? Do you even think it’s okay to hate things? (I definetly do, and think it’s healthy. Imagine if no one hated anything…there would be such a one sided passion) So you agree/disagree? I want to know, let me have it!

That’s all for now, hopefully I’ll get better with updating.