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5 Questions That Will Change Your Life

5 Questions That Will Change Your Life

If you think a Insta Model body or a BF is your one-way ticket to internal happiness, it’s time to get some serious perspective. Answer these questions honestly and they might just change your life!

 

1. Will Being Thin Really Make Me Happy?

If you’re frantically nodding your head right now, you could be in trouble. It’s easy to think your life would be perfect if only you were taller/shorter, blonder, more tan…but the reality is that looking “good” is no guarantee that you’ll feel confident. Spoiler: “beautiful” people have problems too.

Happiness comes from within and beauty really is only skin deep. Think about it. Do you seriously think that celebrities and Insta Models don’t have problems? Just one look at their Twitter mentions will prove that it’s not all plain sailing for them either. You wouldn’t think it to look at her, but Lily Reinhart has admitted that she suffers a lot from anxiety, depression and is very insecure about her skin. You never know what is going on inside someone else’s head, no matter what they may look like on the outside.

Is theres’ something about your body that you’d like to change, ask yourself “why“? Everyone has bits that they don’t like, but instead of stressing about them why not draw up a list of things that you do like about yourself and probably take for granted? Read over it whenever you feel down. And don’t forget that real girls aren’t perfect and perfect girls aren’t real. You’re unique and that’s what makes you pretty damn special.

 

2. Is Having A Boyfriend Really Important?

When you’re single, it can feel like everyone in the world is coupled-up (seriously, what is it with all these super quick celeb engagements?) while you’re left as the Bridget Jones of your gang. But if you think that you need to be in a relationship to be truly happy, you could be suffering from low self-esteem, especially if you’re willing to date some randomer who you’re not that into.

When you’re single you can spend as much time with your friends as you like, get to keep every weekend open for spontaneous adventures and you can say you’re an Independent Woman. When you really think about it, are you really desperate to lose all of those things? It’s normal to want to be in a secure and loving relationship, but being one of those girls who simply can’t fly solo means you’ll never feel whole unless you’re someone else’s other half. And that’s just not healthy, or much fun. When you find someone who you are truly meant to be with, you’ll know. But there’s no point in forcing a relationship just for the sake of it. And it’s an even worse idea to think that having a boyfriend will solve all of your problems, it might just create them.

Now, all the single ladies, put your hands up!

 

3. Am I A Good Friend?

Who do you rely on? Think about them right now and ask yourself can they say the same about you? Are you guilty of not being there for your friends when they need you, even-though they provide a first-rate counselling service to you? If you’re the type of person who drops friends like hot potatoes once someone else comes along, you really need to start evaluating how you treat people. Everyone needs friends and as you go through life you’ll find that you rely more and more on a core group of friends. But friendship is a two-way street and they need the effort. And in order to be deserving of good friends, you need to be a great friend in return.

If you’ve just realised that you haven’t been the best friends lately there’s no need to get down about it. Instead, get everyone around foe Netflix and chill night and make sure that they know how much they all mean to you.

 

4. Am I A Nightmare To Live With?

You probably don’t give your home life a second thought, but maybe it’s time that you do. When you’re a child, your parents are obliged to care for you and they don’t really expect any thanks for it, but now that you’re well on your way to adulthood it’s time to re-evaluate your living situation. Does your mum still make all your meals? Does she still wash your clothes and change your sheets too? Instead of talking all that hotel-style help for granted, why not give back every once in a while?

It could be something as simple as offering to vacuum the living room or washing up after the Sunday lunch, neither of which will take yo too much time or effort.

Think about how your parents and siblings view you. We all get a bit short-tempered at time, but if you’re constantly starting arguments and throwing diva fits over the slightest thing, it might be time to re-evaluate your attitude. Make an effort to be kinder and more patient with your ‘rents. Ever get scolded for having “a tone“? Maybe try improve on that. Because even if your family drives you spare at times, they still love you endlessly and are only trying to do their best. So, check the attitude at the front door and help out a bit more. Say thank you to your parents and appreciate them a bit more.

 

5. Am I Reaching My Full Potential?

Think of how frustrating it must be for your teachers and parents if they see you coast along without really, whole-heartedly trying. It’s not that they’re “always on your case”. They care about you and want to see you do well and reach your full-potential.

If you ever scraped a C after not studying for a test, imagine what you cod achieve with a bit more effort?

Instead of shrugging it off, the next time someone tells you to believe you can do something, LISTEN UP for a change. Whether it’s in school, sport or with your family and friends – you have the potential to be the best, if only you’d trust yourself. Don’t let that voice inside you that tells you that you can’t do something. Or that you’re too tired. Or you’ve done the bare minimum – it’s grand, take over. Aim for the stars – and the sky’s the limit.

0 In Careers/ Lifestyle

20 Habits Of Successful People

Success means something different to everyone. But we all know someone who you would deem successful and therefore enviable. They always seem to be doing everything right, are so organised and generally have their lives together. Here are some habits of successful people who you can steal to make your life more productive, stress-free and successful…

20 Habits Of Successful People

  1. Have a routine.
  2. Wake up early – no tuning turning on snooze.
  3. Make your bed in the morning and spend  10 minutes a day tidying your room that way it will stay tidier for longer and does not take as long to clean.
  4. Work out. Sadly for some of us there are lots of links between those who take the time to work out and success. Whether it’s joining a class or going for a walk in the evenings make time for it.
  5. Get inspired-make an inspiration board, read a motivational book like Leave Your Mark
  6. Set goals daily, weekly, yearly – something you’re working towards.
  7. Simplify your closet-be minimalist  and declutter. Have a read of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever for some motivation.
  8. Dress for the part you want.
  9. Get a work zone.
  10. Put a do not disturb on your phone when your working or studying.
  11. Always carry water.
  12. Organise your email with colour codes and keep your phone organised with folders and deleting things you don’t need (like those tones of screen grabs!) regularly.
  13. Planning and pack your bag ahead makes mornings easier and less stressful.
  14. Have some “me” time. Start a journal or a devotion book. Or just chill out by having a bath and take time away from social media.
  15. Visualise why you’re doing something. Having clarity on why you’re doing what you’re doing now to help keep you motivated. Know why you’re doing what you’re doing know why you’re putting in the work.
  16. Have priorities-know what you need to do first. Netflix and chill can wait.
  17. Have self decline.
  18. Write your tasks and goals down, like study for exam then beside that put your gaol like get straight A’s to get into college. When you see that end goal and you will be go much more motivated to complete the task at hand.
  19. Believe in yourself. No need to grow a head too big to get through a door, but have confidence in yourself or no one else will.
  20. Schedule your day. Plan out your day so you’re not left wasting time.

If that doesn’t  inspire you to kick yourself into gear, we don’t know what will.