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  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.

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

    3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

    4. 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 it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

    5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

    6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

    7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

    8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

    9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

    10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

    11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

    12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

    14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

    15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

    16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.
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- Sixteen Small Steps to Happiness  (via cardioconfidence)

(Source: emma-elsworthy, via moonlit-happenings)

quotes reminders

mythology meme:  [3/3] mythical rulers

↳ romulus and remus of alba longa

Twin sons of Mars and Rhea Silvia, they were nursed by a she-wolf as infants and raised by a simple shepherd and his wife. Once they reached adulthood, they helped overthrow the false king of Alba Longa. Rather than press their own claim to the throne, however, they decided to restore the rightful king, and found a new city of their own. A disagreement arose, concerning the location of this new city; the brothers fought and Remus was killed. Romulus founded Rome and brought it glory, but as the years passed he became increasingly autocratic, and in the end either disappeared, ascended to the heavens to become a god in his own right, or was killed by the Senate, depending on the particular version of the myth.

(via branstarkz)

roman mythology one of my favorites

  • i haven’t slept in over 32 hours
  • throughout today i have consumed over 320mg of caffeine so healthy
  • i also haven’t had any actual food to eat because i think the caffeine just made me un-hungry
  • finally got finn out from underneath the cabinet yay
  • i have such a headache rn
  • i’m hungry now so i’m just probs going to eat then shower then sleep
  • oh the sunrise was v beautiful today
  • also i dropped my phone on the sidewalk today and failed to cushion its fall and now the whole front screen is badly cracked and i’m paranoid of tiny glass pieces finding their way into my body
  • due to the above bullet neither of the cameras (front or back) on my phone really function anymore
  • i finally picked up my guitar for something other than practicing worship songs today yay

personal bullets

Hold Onto Me

screw-you-im-from-texas:

"Hold Onto Me"

I know I’ve got my problems and it starts with me
She saw something inside that I can’t see
And late at night, yeah she’ll comfort me
Hold onto me, Hold onto me

I got a nervous habit and I drink too much
She said she hates her life and wants to change her ways
She wakes in the night and whispers
Oh so quiet

Hold onto me, Hold onto me
Don’t you ever leave, Don’t you ever leave
I know I’ve got my problems and its probably me
So hold onto me, Hold onto me

Stayed up to late and it hurts to breathe
Said it’s 4 A.M., girl go back to sleep
Sometimes at night I can hear her dreams

Come rescue me, Come rescue
Don’t you ever leave, Don’t you ever leave
I know we got our problems and its probably me
So hold onto me, Hold onto me

I’m a drifters body in an open sea 
And I’ve seen my reflection staring right back at me
With no place to go and you’re left all alone
There’s no place like home

Hold onto me, Hold onto me
Just stay with me, Just stay with me
I know we got our problems and you’ll probably leave
So hold onto me, Hold onto me

I could never leave, I will never leave
So hold onto me, Hold on to me

(via zacefronspants)

music mayday parade

troyesivan:

hiiiiii everyone! 
SO the time has come to release my first ever single, Happy Little Pill. I have spent the large majority of the last few years of my life on this website, hanging with you guys, that it only felt right to premiere it a day or two early on here haha
I wrote this song during a bit of a rough time for someone super close to me, and for myself, and it still means as much to me as the day i wrote it, and i’m still as in love with it as the day i wrote it (which is rare for me!!). I couldn’t be prouder to be giving it to you guys today :’) Thanks for sticking around for so long, for supporting me and other online talent, and for now listening! I have the best and craziest and most committed audience in the world, and I love you all endlessly.
Happy Little Pill is available everywhere July 25, along with the preorder for TRXYE.
TRXYE is out August 15. 
Click here to keep updated!
<3
Troye x
Links: Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook

troyesivan:

hiiiiii everyone! 

SO the time has come to release my first ever single, Happy Little Pill. I have spent the large majority of the last few years of my life on this website, hanging with you guys, that it only felt right to premiere it a day or two early on here haha

I wrote this song during a bit of a rough time for someone super close to me, and for myself, and it still means as much to me as the day i wrote it, and i’m still as in love with it as the day i wrote it (which is rare for me!!). I couldn’t be prouder to be giving it to you guys today :’) Thanks for sticking around for so long, for supporting me and other online talent, and for now listening! I have the best and craziest and most committed audience in the world, and I love you all endlessly.

Happy Little Pill is available everywhere July 25, along with the preorder for TRXYE.

TRXYE is out August 15. 

Click here to keep updated!

<3

Troye x

Links: Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook

music troye sivan yaaaas can't stop listening to it?


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