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.” —Sixteen Small Steps to Happiness (via kelseygilbert)
Female blue balls = water logged
Pass it on
(But not literally cause that shit is frustrating)
When I was set out on the world one of the first things I learned was:
Check both ways before you cross the street.
But now I feel I gotta check the ground beneath my feet
Cause people keep finding wooly words
to dust up in my eyses
then i’m blindsighted
by the surprises of these force worn disguises
So now I gotta check what’s happening to me
To assure I’m living genuinely.
So that even if I’m chrome plated and flossing with jewelry
There’ll always be some kind a tom foolery
Happnin’ behind a smiley Julie B.
Since I grew these youthful roots on the fly
from actors on a group theater high
I learned to check my drama at the door
and, I implore
You to do the same
to explore the membrane
Between feeling sore and
maybe loving a little more,
And I’m not saying don’t fight the war just
Check what the fuck you’re fighting for.
And if you can check yourself
cause if you leave that to someone else
well, where I come from you’ll end up body checked into a wall
But who could blame you?
After all, until we have classes in Elementary
Teaching us about the badasses of ladies in history
Or reminding us, perhaps not so gently
that Socrates studied on his knees with black babies
How can I expect us masses to check
back the privilege built on “facts”like these
Shat Out of this current fantasy.
So once you’ve checked out of this dimensions disease
You’ll spot me with ease,
I’ll be by the door,