8 Little Pick Me Ups For When You Need To Smile

8 Little Pick Me Ups For When You Need To Smile

For days when you're feeling a bit blah.

Sometimes we just have days that are just boring.

Ever had one of those days you just feel blah? You’ve gone through the motions of your routine to only find yourself feeling well gray. We could call it blue but you may not be sad it’s more like a not satisfied feeling. When those moments come upon us it is most important to remember that just because one day is bad it doesn’t mean the rest of the week has to feel this way too. Let’s be real for a minute it’s not that your whole life is falling apart it’s just that you feel a little down trotted, and that just happens. There is a saying that “it’s the little things in life that make the biggest difference” and whether or not. So to get yourself out of this rut try adding something small to your routine.

1. Tidy up your room

While it sounds like a lot of work (depending on what kind of shape your space is in) consider the fact that if you do a good deep clean and maintain it you won’t have to deep clean it for a while. Not only that but a clean space can be quite peaceful for the mind and keep you focused on whatever work is at hand.

2. Light a candle or use a plugin scent

Definitely pick something light that you’ll enjoy permeating your air. I know that I always liked a good Bath and Body Works wall plugin for my dorm room, and now that I live in a house I keep a candle lit all the time. Good scents, good vibes.

3. Create a playlist

Make a playlist of your favorite songs and name it something funny. My list of favorite songs is a collection the ranges from Rihanna to the Beatles. And it may not make everyone else happy but I love listening to it when I’m driving or cleaning. I named it Strawberry Jams and am convinced it is the soundtrack to my life.

4. DIYs

Get in touch with your artsy side by painting a canvas or even decorating a shelf for your home. Adding personal touches to your space that you created will not only boost your confidence but will also give you a task to accomplish outside of your normal routine.

5. Make a cup of tea, sit back, and sip

Literally just stop from your busy life when you can and make a cup of tea. It’s quick to make and soothing to enjoy some of my personal favorites are peach flavored, mint flavored, or even just plain green tea. Of course, use your favorite mug and sit somewhere comfortable, allow yourself to unplug from the world for at least thirty minutes to give your mind a recharge

6. Closet purge

There is nothing I love more than a closet purge it is the most satisfying feeling to get rid of clothes you don’t wear anymore. Whether it’s after a breakup or in the midst of a style evolution getting rid of clothes is fantastic. Plus, after put them in a bin you can donate them! Take them to a women’s shelter, a Goodwill, find a friend, or even just sell them to a thrift store. Odds are you will feel better if you’re less cluttered. And there’s nothing more exciting than the adventure of finding your new style

7. Treat yourself

My friends' running joke is that I am the treat yo'self-queen because I think it is important to do nice things for yourself every oncein awhile. I personally like to buy a new lipstick. It seems silly but it’s my favorite pick-me-up that serves as an incentive to keep working hard and to stay on the grind.

8. Make an aesthetic board or page

Literally two weeks ago I was stressed and feeling blah about my day when my friend Franny told me to make an aesthetic board on Tumblr. So I did and I honestly can say it was relaxing to have something else to focus on that didn’t require stress and that I could control. If you’re curious my aesthetic is peach, and I can only tell you that it’s worth the try if you’re not wanting to leave the house but are wanting to do something beyond Netflix. You don’t have to use Tumblr you can make a Pinterest board or whatever it is you love. Pair this with your favorite songs playlist and you’ll definitely relax.

Everyone has something that they can do to make their week a little more bright, and it doesn’t take much to find something small to do. So get up and get going find your thing to improve your week! Remember a bad day does not constitute a bad week.

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Time To Focus On Your Personal Clock

As each of your personal clocks are revolving, your life is moving at your own clock's pace.


Time is just something that exists in the world. There is never a true time for anything in our lives, however, society has shaped "time" for us.

We are always waiting for the perfect "time" or the right "time," but honestly, there is no perfect or right time. Each individual of this world is on their own time. Time is just an illusion. Time is always moving forward with no final destination. Time has direction. Time has order. Time has duration. Time seems to be the root of why all events proceed forward.

We have the illusion, at any given moment, that the past already happened and the future doesn't yet exist, and that things are changing.

Is this really true?

Time was something that was just told to us. "Live your life to its fullest because you do not have much time." Over and over again, we hear people saying these types of things. But, what we never understand is where it all began.

Years ago, the concept of time was brought about. Time is the basis of a lot of things in life. In order to graduate high school on TIME, you are expected to be in the school for four years. In order to join the military, you have to wait for the TIME you turn 18. In order to drink an alcoholic beverage, you have to wait for the TIME you turn 21. All of these things in our lives consist of time and we do not even recognize it.

Time is a very precious thing that our society has shaped us with.

If we do not believe in time now, we are doomed. Although time is important, we all have our own time for things.

As I said before, life is like a revolving clock that has no specific ending for each person. If you want to get married at age 60, instead of 30, you can do that. There is no correct time to do so. Everyone lives on their own time, at the pace they are most comfortable living.

I find that my generation is very set on the concept of "time". Social media is causing people to gain this idea that they have to be doing what everyone else their age is doing, according to social media.

That is not true.

Sometimes, the best thing to do is let life take you the way you dream of it. Stop letting social media or your peers determine your time to do things.

Stop focusing on other people's clocks, focus on only yours.

Once you focus on your own clock, the ticking hand will move at YOUR pace that is vital for YOUR life.

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So You Want To Join A Sorority

Do not fret my pets.

So... it's a new semester and it's time to join or stress over whether or not the sorority liked you or not. Certain schools already rushed and some new members already have their bigs, but for sororities in smaller schools, the process can be a much slower and painful one. But don't fret, because once the initial stress is over, the next couple of weeks will be fun, fun, learning about your founders and more fun.

Okay the first week after your interest night can be super rough.
Super stressful and most certainly full of self doubt. But do not fret. If you are waiting for an email "during the week" and haven't gotten it by around noon on Tuesday, do NOT email them about pulling your name. You want this. You know you want this. The email will come and it will come SOON do not fret.

Once that week is over, it's time for a celebration.
Remember that cute little dance montage that was most certainly in their recruitment video? Yeah THAT's the kind of fun that you are about to have. Please just stick it out and definitly do NOT advertise what you get in emails or phone calls because the recruitment and after recruitment process is completely confidential and certain organizations will come after you if you post their secrets. So just don't, okay? I get you're excited, but there are certain things that are just better if left unsaid.

If however, you do not get in, do not fret my pets.
A good chunk of the time they will tell you why and if they don't, do not give up. Come out again and prove that you are your own unique, beautiful and wonderful person. Rememeber, you is smart, you is kind, you is important. Sometimes you meet the wrong girls or you just don't vibe with certain people and that is not your fault and should most definitely not get discouraged.

Sororities can be a lot of fun and are able to do a lot of good. But if you do not get in or don't find a good fit, don't give up. You are completely worthy of everything and will do great things even if this isn't one of them. Have a great day lovelies!

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