25 Things I Need To Remind Myself More Often

25 Things I Need To Remind Myself More Often

It's important to love yourself just as much as you love others

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I have always had an open heart and mind. Something I take great pride in is my constant necessity to be kind to others around me. This could either be through consistently giving the best advice to the people around me, or just being a listening ear to those who may be struggling and are due for a good venting session.

Nevertheless, I have always taken pride in my ability to lift others up when they are feeling down. I love to help out others in any way I can.

However, sometimes I forget about myself and how I am feeling. I forget to give myself the same pieces of advice when I am struggling, and I forget to actually listen to my own words of wisdom. I give and I give to other people, but forget to give back to myself.

25 things I constantly need to remind myself of are...

1. You are smarter than you think

2. Not only are you smart, but you are strong!

3. Be confident, you can do anything you set your mind to.

4. Stop doubting yourself so much, you can accomplish anything

5. It's OK to treat yourself every once and a while

6. You do not need 20LBS of make up to look beautiful

7. You are always good enough 

8. Stop going back to people in your past who hurt you 

9. You do not need to rely on others for anything

10. It is OK to ask for help sometimes

11. Unfortunately, you are not superwoman, you can't fix everyones problems 

12. Live a little more

13. Say yes to new opportunities out of your comfort zone

14. Self-care is important, do a face mask at least once a week!

15. You do not have to have it all together at every second of the day 

16. Girl, take more naps. You are running yourself exhausted

17. Don't take the people in your life for granted.

18. You are never alone

19. Listen to other people's advice

20. ALWAYS trust your gut instinct

21. Stick up for yourself no matter what

22. Stop letting people take advantage of you 

23. Don't let someone walk all over you for being too nice 

24. Give yourself more time to study 

25. Love yourself more

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10 Photos You Have On Your Camera Roll Of Your S.O. When You've Been Dating For More Than A Year

A wide range from "Aw" to "WTF?"

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My boyfriend and I just hit the year and a half mark of dating, even though it seems like we've been together forever. Over the months, we've taken many pictures together... from football games, to his track meets, to holidays. Although we may have a lot of pictures together, I definitely have a lot of candids of him in my camera roll. If you've been dating your partner for as long as I have or longer, then you'll probably notice you have these same pictures in your photos as well.

1. The awkward first photos together

We laugh at these now, especially this one. Why am I so pale compared to him? It was July! And also, we noticed not to long ago that I was sweating under my arms and his underarms were sweating on me... what a great first time meeting!

2. The ones for VSCO

Every girl who has a significant other posts them onto their VSCO. VSCO is like Instagram, but more has more aesthetically pleasing pictures and there are no "likes." The pictures that include my boyfriend on my VSCO ranges from him holding a bunny to him holding my hand while we went ice skating.

3. Them sleeping

I have so many pictures of my boyfriend sleeping (I promise it's not as weird as it sounds), I just think he's so cute when he's fast asleep while cuddling with me.

4. The embarrassing ones they want no one to see

He's going to kill me when he sees this... but we all have those embarrassing Snapchat pictures that we start to send each other because we've gotten more comfortable with one another.

5. The ones for Facebook

The good looking pictures so you can keep yours and his family updated on how you two are doing. I took my boyfriend to a baby bird meet and greet since he loves birds and has one for a pet. I posted this cute picture of him and his new friends on Facebook so my family can see our adventures together.

6. Old pictures

One of the best parts of dating someone is finally seeing their old pictures. Although, sometimes they may make you cringe... like the one I posted above of my boyfriend after prom in his sophomore year of high school.

7. Their accomplishments

My boyfriend pole vaults for his college and he's really good at it. He just went to division III nationals in March because he qualified! I'm always at his meets so I make sure to get him on video in case he or anyone wants to see. I always try to snag a picture with him too because I'm always so proud.

8. The straight up ugly ones

He sure knows how to make me laugh. And I know he's going to be mad at me for this one too but I think it's a talent that he can do that with his stomach! Sorry, Adam, I promise I still think you look good when you send me these snaps for the most part.

9. But you have the hot ones too

He may be funny and sweet, but he is pretty good looking too. I know us girls keep some attractive pictures of our S.O.'s so we can remind ourselves of what a great looking partner we have.

10. FaceTime screenshots

If you and your lover go to different colleges like my boyfriend and I do, then FaceTiming happens a lot. Sometimes I get some great screenshots, like the one above, to make fun of him later.

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13 Surprisingly Healthy Airport Snack Options

You don't have to search very hard for the good stuff!

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During my recent travels, my flight got delayed over an hour, giving me a lot of free time to wander around the airport. During my adventure, I was surprised by how many healthy snack options there are available! Of course, there are also a lot of unhealthier options, too. But, you don't have to search very hard for the healthy ones! Below is a list of some of the healthy options I found in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Dallas, Texas airports!

1. Fresh fruit

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Most stands have bananas, apples, and oranges. Many also have fruit cups (also veggies) in the refrigerated sections!

2. Dried fruit and fruit strips

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You can never get enough fruit!

3. Protein/energy/nutrition bars

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Luna, Clif, PowerCrunch, Lara, Nugo, Health Warrior, and more! Most of these bars use relatively natural ingredients!

4. Nuts and trail mix

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Nuts are full of healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and plant-based protein!

5. Vegetable chips

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Bare Snacks vegetable and fruit chips are AMAZING! They are completely natural and baked without oil!

6. Smoothie bowls

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I have never seen these before but I think they look pretty sweet. They contain a decent amount of protein and minimal added sugars.

7. Organic Cookies

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Wholesome ingredients are always a plus

8. MORE HEALTH BARS

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Oatmega and RXBARs are full of natural ingredients and super yummy!

9. Instant oatmeal cups

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I LOVE OATMEAL! It is packed with fiber and whole grains. Also, it's DELICIOUS! You can add nut butter and fruit (available for purchase in the airport) for added flavor and nutrients!

10. Organic granola

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Purely Elizabeth granola is completely natural and delicious! It is great on its own OR mixed with yogurt (which can also be purchased in the airport).

11. Organic nut butters

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Nut butters are my jam (pun intended). I can't even express how excited I was to see Justin's and RXBAR almond butter packets for sale.

12. Greek yogurt

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Greek yogurt is always a great snack option! It has protein and healthy bacteria to support gut health! It goes great paired with fruit, granola, oatmeal, nuts, and nut butters (also available in the airport)

13. Bobo's Bars

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Bobo's Bars are super yummy. Again, they are made with wholesome, natural ingredients - which I LOVE!

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