Wednesday Wisdom: Change Your Routine

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Changing the routine you’re used to can be challenging.  It’s something that’s so comfortable and homy why would you want to change it?

Sometimes you need a change from your routine. Maybe a change is the very thing you need, but you wouldn’t know until you take that break.

Now you’re probably thinking well how do I change my routine? Anything you do differently than you normally would that’s a change.

Try doing one thing the complete opposite that you would do something. If you’re used to working from home, try going to your local Starbucks and work from there for the day.  Order some coffee, grab a seat and get to work.

I find that the atmosphere at Starbucks inspires me to write. So today, I decided instead of writing at home why not come to Starbucks instead. Of course, I had to order one of my favourite drinks Caramel Iced Coffee for an additional boost.

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If you’re used to completing your chores in the afternoon, try switching it up a bit and completing them in the morning. You might find that you enjoy cleaning in the morning way better than cleaning later on in the day.

If you’re the type of person who loves being outdoors all the time, try staying home for the day and see how you enjoy it.

It doesn’t matter what you do differently in your routine, as long as it’s a change. It doesn’t matter how small or how big of a change you make, as long as it’s a change.You wouldn’t know that you enjoy something until you try so why not?

You’re bound to discover new things about yourself and new things that you love.

You won’t ever know that you enjoy something, until you try. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone so what are you going to change about routine?

 

 

 

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The Wolf

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She could see him standing  tall beside the grey birch tree.
His fur was dark grey, oh how he looked so beastly.
She knew she was scared but she wanted to be brave.
She thought “what is the possibility that this Wolf will send me  to my grave?”
She knew she had to be strong because,
If she didn’t fix her fear now, it would become lifelong.
She tried hard to forget that Wolf’s were meat eaters, carnivores.
When she looked at the Wolf once again, all she could see was her own shadow.
Where did he go? She couldn’t even see his footprints in the snow.
The Wolf she once saw was all in her head.
It gave her the strength needed to see what’s ahead.

DIY: Inspiration Board

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My first year of University was one of the hardest years for me. I was convinced mid-way through I was going to get kicked out my program because of how difficult it was. I was so grateful at the end of first year when I had made it through final exams.  After my experience first year, I wanted to make something to motivate me during difficult times for my second year at university.

One thing that really helped me first year was reading  quotes, so I decided to create my own inspiration board with all the quotes that inspired me to keep going.

 

This DIY consists of three things:

  1. A board of your choice 

I chose a cork board because I wanted a board that I’d be able to reuse it again and change the pictures on it.

When you have your cork board, all you have to do is lay it on a flat surface such as the floor, or a desk.

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2.Pictures or quotes

If you guys don’t want to use quotes, you can also use pictures. The quotes I used on my board were off of google that I saved onto my phone. Once they were on my phone, I took them to to Walmart to get printed.

With your pictures you’re going to lay them out on top of the cork board in the position that you want them to be in. This is the best part because you can choose to create your board into a collage, or put your pictures side by side. The ways in which you can arrange your pictures are endless!

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If you guys want an idea of what quotes I used, here are some of my favourites:tumblr_mdvnkl1PEP1rlzcq5o1_500.jpg

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3.A hot glue gun or push pins 

I got these push pins at my local dollar store. I love how well the white tied in with the board. I think it added a really nice touch to the final look.

Once you have your push pins or glue gun all you have do is stick your pictures to the board.

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Here’s what mine looked like after following those three steps, and I absolutely loved how mine turned out. I keep my inspiration board on my desk where I complete homework because that’s the place where I find I need the most inspiration. It always helps me finish  my homework reading quotes off of my board.

I hope you guys enjoyed this DIY, thanks for reading!!

 

 

How Bullying Changed My Life

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I was bullied my entire life, but the most traumatic was during seventh grade. Although I was only 12 at the time, I still remember it like it was yesterday.

 When I think of seventh grade, the first thing that comes to mind is looking up at the chalkboard seeing one of the girls in my class writing “prostitute” on the board. I looked over to the girl who had wrote it and she decided to say it out loud. At that age, I wasn’t able to comprehend what being a called a prostitute meant but I knew it wasn’t a compliment. 

That same day when my dad picked me up from school I asked him what it meant but he refused to tell me.  When my mom got home from work that day I decided to ask her and she told what it was. As soon as she had told me my entire body felt like it had go numb.  I kept going over what a prostitute was and trying to figure out how I could compared to one.  That night I told my mom I didn’t want to go to school because I was scared of what those girls were going to do next. It hurt knowing that there were girls in my class saying such hurtful things about me.

A couple days after the incidence, my teacher said there will be a vote for who would be the class’s prefect. Although I was scared of delivering a speech convincing my class to vote for me, I knew I had to show them that they weren’t going to win.  When it was time for me to deliver my speech, I started panicking. I started doubting myself and wondered why anyone would vote for the girl who had no friends. I closed my eyes and tried to think positive eyes but as soon as I got up to deliver my speech I could feel their eyes glaring at me. I refused to look to where they were sitting because I knew the minute I saw them I would loose all confidence in myself. I took a deep breathe and delivered my speech as confidently, and as clearly my 12 year old self could have do. When I was done I remember looking up and seeing my entire class smiling at me and clapping. 

I then realized the girls who were bullying me had nothing over me.That same day when my teacher counted the votes to announce who was going to be the prefect for my class, I was beyond surprised to hear my name come out of her mouth.  I looked to the girls who was bullying me to see how unhappy they looked. In that moment I saw that I was stronger then anything they could ever do to me.

This experience is just some of the bullying I experienced growing up. Although bullying is something that no one should ever experience, it changed my life. The life lessons I learned from being bullied are lessons I take with me everywhere.

I learned how important it is to be humble to everyone.  Despite how mean those girls were, I refused to sink to their level. Instead, I channelled all my energy in to becoming one of the leaders of the class.

I learned that no matter how impossible any situation seems, there’s always a solution.  I felt the bullying was never going to stop but eventually it did.  Now when I experience bad experiences such as this one I try to always remember that it gets better.

I never forgot any of the times I’ve been bullied.  Every experience, every bad memory stuck with me.  Every time something good happens to me, I always think back to that day when I overcame my fears. Although this experience was one of the most traumatic experiences for me, it managed to make me a better person.