Growing up isn’t easy

When we are first born, our parents must look after us. We are so fragile that we aren’t even capable to look after ourselves. They do everything for us: feed us, dress us, clean us up. It’s an easy life. But that doesn’t last for long. You blink and there you go; welcome to the real world. Our parents babying us was just supposed to prepare us for the real world, they say. They think. But all that it has done was frighten us even more. Having us to come out of our fantasy world isn’t as easy as they think. The closest thing that I would compare an adult world to would be a battle field. Blood spilling everywhere, people sobbing in the background, gunshots. It’s the same. Bills that you can’t pay, heartbreak and all that fun stuff.

It can’t be all that bad for all of us though, which is true. For the lucky ones. Their whole future is already decided and payed for them. You only must be the smartest and the most beautiful kid to not disappoint your parents and to have good future. But for less lucky ones, like me; nothing was decided for me.  (sarcasm, kind of)

But we shouldn’t be so hard on ourselves. Everything else is already giving us a massive headache and you saying things like: ‘I wish I had more money’, ‘I’m not good enough’ or ‘he has it better than me’ adds more fuel to the fire. The best thing to do is to just sit down with a cup of tea and to reflect on how well you’ve done so far. Do you remember that time you carried on working out and doing that squat challenge even though you were about to pass out? What about the time when you had to work nonstop even if you didn’t want to, but still did it because you had debt to pay off? Or simply you got out of bed and got ready even though you had high anxiety? Yeah, that’s what I thought!

Next time you think of how much adulting sucks and that you are a failure just think how much you’ve accomplished so far and that you are awesome! Remember, be nice to yourself!

Peace!

Rosie 🙂

 

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The power of a weekend trip

We go through life constantly having to deal with different issues and difficult people. Working hard to achieve our goals. Or constantly crying about being a failure at life and eating a whole jar of Nutella. But I am here to tell you that it’s okay and that it’s okay to take a step back and go away on a little weekend trip.
So, I recently went to one of the places that I always wanted to go to, which is Liverpool. But before I even decided to go, I wasn’t feeling very good about myself, found it hard to stick to my new year’s resolutions and I was just a complete mess. I thought, the best thing for me to do before I completely self-destruct was to go away somewhere where I’ve never been before and to see new things and recharge. I would encourage everyone to use this when you are feeling down or you’d like to travel and see new places. So, there are some advantages to going on a weekend trip:

#1 Visiting a new place boosts your mood
When you go to a new place, you are always so excited about seeing all the things that the city/town has got to offer which puts you in a much better mood and you are again feeling motivated again. We as human being need change. We need change for getting new ideas, for self-development and our life would simply just be too boring without change.

#2 You get to do something you have never done before
Every city/town have their own attractions or museums for you to see. For instance, when I went to Liverpool they had a massive dock, which was amazing! They also had one of them big wheel thing, like a smaller version of the London eye. I am very proud of myself for going on it because, I am so scared of heights and I thought that I will pee my pants but anyway… that’s what weekend trips are all about! Kind of.

#3 You meet new people
It’s very easy for you to meet new people at a new place because even though you think in your head that you blend in very well but to others it’s so obvious that you are a tourist. For instance, when I went to Liverpool, I went to a slot casino for the first time. Don’t judge me. The girl who worked was Lithuanian, the same as me and we bonded over that! Also, I won £60 from there, so bonus!

#4 It makes you miss your home town
At the start of the trip you are all excited and you wish that you would live there because the city has so much offer. But about one day in the bed starts to get uncomfortable, you nearly throw up from the hotel coffee and the loud music and the sound of cars when you are trying to sleep. Then you realise that you miss that little flat that you live in, which has holes in the walls but it makes you appreciate what you have.
In conclusion, they are awesome!

New year – New blog

For my first blog post I thought what would not be better than write my New Year’s resolutions, even though I’m 7 days late. Oops. On 2017 I mainly want to focus on self-improvement and genially having a better year because I don’t know about you but 2016 wasn’t the best for me. From getting into a debt, dropping out of education and failing multiple types to eat healthy. This year, I’m saying ‘enough’! If you are in the same boat, then tune in.

 

#1 Welcome change with open arms

Some of us we go day by day following the same routine and we wish that something would change but at the same time we are afraid to let change in. Why is that? Good question. This is because we get comfortable with our routines and any slight change could cause us discomfort. Even a slight change like taking a different route to work could introduce you to something new. Or eating a different breakfast in the morning could open your inner creativeness.

 

#2 Learn a new language (hola!)

Knowing more than one language is very useful because it broadens your memory and you don’t know when you’ll get into an argument with an angry Italian woman (no offense). There are several apps that you can use to learn a new language like Duolingo or using YouTube tutorials. You have no excuses now!

 

#3 Show more gratitude

Being grateful plays a big part in your overall happiness even more the small stuff like your boyfriend cooking you dinner. Writing down 5 things that you are grateful for every day could help you become happier and realise that things aren’t as bad as you think they are.

 

#4 Exercise Exercise Exercise!

Yoga, cardio, running, weight training. There are so many different types of workouts that you can do.  It’ll help you think better, clear out your skin and, you’ll get that bikini body that you have been dreaming about for so long.

 

#5 Eat healthier

No, I don’t mean eating kale with every meal. But making small alternatives to your meals could really make a difference. For instance, eating brown rice instead of white. Including at least one piece of fruit or veg with every meal. Or if you are a snack lover like me, instead of eating potato crisps, purchase or make your own vegetable crisps.

 

#6 invest money into something that you love to do

Turn into a minimalist. That doesn’t mean that you need to get rid of everything you own but simply stop buying things that you don’t need. Before you are about to buy that avocado cutter ask yourself ‘do I really need this?’ Instead, use that money for something like a new camera, food to use for a new recipe that you found or a sowing machine.

 

#7 Wake up earlier

When you wake up early in the morning it’s one of the best things. You can sit by the window with your cup of tea, looking at the sunrise and thinking about life. You can also get a lot more things done and you are most productive in the mornings. If you love to sleep in like me then try to wake up 15 minutes earlier every morning until you wake up on the time that you want to and stick to it. Regardless if you end up going to sleep at 4am you still need to stick to waking up at the same time.

 

#8 Reduce time wasters 

I am very guilty of this. I waste a lot of my time of social media and watching videos of cute cats. More than you know 2 hours have already passed. You could have used those 2 hours cleaning the house, reading or working on your hobby.  Try not to use social media first thing you wake up and get straight to having breakfast or a shower.

 

#9 Read more

Knowledge is power. The more you know the better. You don’t need to read a book a day. Simply by just reading about ten pages a day you would have read about 10 books a year. Imagine how much you could find out from those 10 books. Not even does reading broadens your knowledge it awakens your creative and helps with your grammar.

 

#10 Focus on your loved ones

You run around doing your own thing that you forget the people who were there for you when you were at your lowest. When your grandma calls you, don’t reject her call and say ‘oh I’ll just call her later’. Spend as much time with the people that you love and who inspire you to be better! Continue reading “New year – New blog”