A Little Reminder

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Published in: on October 31, 2008 at 8:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

Flickr Special

1. in love sky, 2. Untitled, 3. Ice Cream Couple, 4. M a r y a m =’)

Published in: on October 31, 2008 at 3:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

Linkables

Moodstats– Personal mood diary organizer and recorder. I am yet to try this!

fontso– Free high quality fonts

flowers2mail– Email someone special a bunch of flowers!

Free backgrounds and Textures

Word Clay– Online self-publishing

The Science of Love

Published in: on October 26, 2008 at 8:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Moving Past Procrastination

Procrastination, or playing for time as some know it, strikes us all. Many of us procrastinate to some degree, but some chronic procrastinators are stopped from achieving and being productive.

Essentially, procrastinators have less confidence in themselves, less expectancy that they can actually complete a task.

There are different reasons people procrastinate. It may be due to perfectionism, lack of confidence in themselves, fear, or just not wanting to do things. Essentially procrastinaters tend to believe they can escape by delaying things. Now, you don’t need me to tell you this only provides a temporary feeling of relief.

Remember procrastinators are made not born.

In an effort to beat my own never-ending procrastination here are some tips:

Rest enough– Make sure you get enough sleep each day so you have the energy to accomplish things

Reward yourself– Promise yourself that when (and only when) the task is complete you will go out and buy yourself a new CD, a new pair of shoes or even treat yourself to a delcious chocolate fudge cake. Yummy!

Take baby steps– When we feel overwhelmed we tend to procrastinate so break tasks down into small manageable steps.

Listen to music!

Block distractions- Keep yourself focused by blocking any distractions big or small.

Prioritize!- Figure out priorities. You may find this website very helpful for prioritizing: http://prioritizer.idea-sandbox.com

Do it now– That’s it. Just do it now

Do you really want to do the task?-  Decide whether the task is worth doing or not. Maybe at the end of the day your effort isn’t worth it.

Build in a reminder- When you procrastinate you tend to avoid thinking about a dreaded task. So, remind yourself! Write on a post-it or set an alarm to go off when you have to start the task.

Make a simple procrastination chart- Record when and how you procrastinate so you can look for solutions.

Published in: on October 22, 2008 at 11:13 pm  Comments (1)  

A Small Reminder

♥ Sometimes no matter how much you care, some people just don’t care back ♥

Published in: on October 21, 2008 at 8:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

Linkables

thecdexchange– Sell your CD’s

Bugging You– Awesomely cute! Made me smile lots  

Worldwide Time Checker

FotoFlexer– Free web-based photo editor

Block Posters– Create large wall posters from any image for free! Amazing site

Published in: on October 19, 2008 at 8:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Activity: Scrapbooking

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tea and toast

 

Grrlscrap by Lilith

 

Grrlscrap by Lilith

 

Make a scrapbook of your 18th birthday, your graduation, your life, things you love, your new hairstyle, yourself(!), your sleep playlist (any playlist for that matter), your favorite pictures, year 2008, your cutest polaroids, where you live, your friends… It can be 1 page or 10 pages, it can be simple and plain or elaborate and extravagant.. play around with the idea!  

 

Published in: on October 18, 2008 at 2:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

Things That Make You Feel Good

 Frolic! 

 

♥ Falling in love

♥ Laughing so hard your face hurts

♥ A hot shower

♥ No lines at the supermarket

♥ A special glance

♥ Getting mail

♥ Taking a drive on a pretty road

♥ Hearing your favorite song on the radio

♥ Lying in bed listening to the rain outside

♥ Hot towels fresh out of the dryer

♥ Finding the sweater you want is on sale for half price

♥ Chocolate milkshake. (or vanilla!) (or strawberry)

♥ A long distance phone call

♥ A bubble bath

♥ Giggling

♥ A good conversation

♥ The beach

♥ Finding a 20 note in your coat from last winter

♥ Laughing at yourself

♥ Midnight phone calls that last for hours

♥ Running through sprinklers

♥ Having someone tell you that you’re beautiful

♥ Laughing at an inside joke

♥ Friends

♥ Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you

♥ Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep…

♥ Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner)

♥ Making new friends or spending time with old ones

♥ Having someone play with your hair

♥ Sweet dreams

♥ Hot chocolate

♥ Road trips with friends

♥ Swinging on swings

♥ Song lyrics printed inside your new CD so you can sing along without feeling stupid

♥ Going to a really good concert

♥ Making eye contact with a cute stranger

♥ Winning a really competitive game

♥ Making chocolate chip cookies

♥ Having your friends send you homemade cookies

♥ Spending time with close friends

♥ Seeing smiles and hearing laughter from your friends

♥ Holding hands with someone you care about

♥ Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change

♥ Riding the best roller coasters over and over

♥ Watching the expression on someone’s face as they open a much desired present from you

♥ Watching the sunrise.

♥ Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day

♥ Having a really really good day

And the list goes on and on… Feel free to add the things which make you feel good!

Published in: on October 17, 2008 at 11:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

Flickr Special

1. Color Your life, 2. Untitled, 3. polaroids, 4. cupcake delights –

Published in: on October 13, 2008 at 2:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

Linkables

EmailFuture– Send an email to yourelf in the future!

Snipurl– Shorten long URLs online

Free Rice– Online game where for every answer you get right, a donation of 20 grains of rice is given through the UN World Food program. Get involved!

50 Inspiring Vintage Advertisements

The Universal Packing List– Create a custom packing list for your journeys

musicovery– Interactive web radio. Has some neat features

Published in: on October 12, 2008 at 8:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Motivation For the Least Motivated

♥ WordsFailMe

In need of some instant motivation? Give the following a try:

Act like it- Even if you don’t feel motivated act like it! When you start to act like you’re motivated and be all enthusiastic, you will actually begin to feel motivated and ready to work for real.

Get started- Sometimes all you need to do to feel motivated is to just get started. Clean your room. Wash the dishes. File your papers away. When you have completed a couple of small tasks you will feel ready to move up to something bigger.

Do the hardest tasks first- Yes, I know, we all tend to shove our hardest tasks to the back of our mind, and they end up never actually getting done. But doing the hardest task first means it’s done so you don’t have to be sat around thinking about it for the rest of the day. We all have tasks we hate doing, but if you just do it first and get over with it, you won’t have to spend your day worrying about it.

Write down your successes- It is so easy to forget about things you have succeeded in and this can really kill what’s left of your motivation. I think a nice idea is to (again, buy a journal!) and keep note of your successes, then you will always have a reference to go back to when you feel really useless (we all have our days…)

Break it down- Break down your task into mini baby steps. Work your way through each small step and watch your motivation grow. This approach works well when you have an overwhelming task ahead of you. Give it a go.

♥ Post motivating pictures- Find pictures which motivate you then hang them up on your fridge, by your laptop, or above your bed just wherever you’ll see them most. You could even try posting inspiring quotes here and there to keep you motivated and focused.

Ask yourself ”why?”- Asking yourself the reason you are doing something will make it more appealing. If you don’t have an answer then most probably you shouldn’t be bothering with it in the first place.

Have a project-kill day– Have one day when you wake up early and make it your goal to accomplish more than usual. Try to finish several major tasks. This will really bring up your confidence and keep you very motivated to finish more.

Reward yourself– Make a deal with yourself that once you’ve finished a task you’ll reward yourself. Maybe you’d like to take a stroll in the park with an ice-cream or maybe a trip to the cinema is more your thing. Whatever takes your fancy reward yourself with it.

Work with friends– It’s much easier to achieve something when you go about doing it with somebody else who has a similar goal. Ask your friends to come round and help you out.

Listen to music– Blast on your favorite music to get you working

Published in: on October 11, 2008 at 4:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

Activity: Spark Your Inner Creativity

Gaetan Lee

Choose an area in your life, then on a piece of paper write down ideas about it. Maybe you want ideas to become a healthier person, or ideas to save more money, or to study harder. Come up with at least 20 ideas before reviewing them. Not everything you have written down will be good, but quite a few ideas will be. Now all that’s left is to implement them!

Published in: on October 11, 2008 at 3:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

Flickr Special

1. lined up, 2. happy colours of the sky, 3. Moleskine 61, 4. The Four Agreements., 5. the dance of love, 6. Valentine’s Day

Published in: on October 6, 2008 at 6:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

Activity: What Makes You Happy?

 Sabrina Campagna

Ask yourself: What makes me happy? Make a list of all the activities, songs, people, places, food, videos, photos, websites, jobs, and days that make you happy. Once you have your big list (and I know it’s a very long list) think of ways to incorporate all the things that bring you happiness everyday. Your week will thank you for it.

Published in: on October 5, 2008 at 5:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

Linkables

NowDo This

someecards– They have the some of the most individual (and outrageous!) ecards on the net I think

Opentape– make your own web mixtape

ADrive– 50GB of free online storage!

Google Translate

Online Alarm Clock– Designed to wake you up!

Published in: on October 5, 2008 at 8:00 am  Leave a Comment