how to be happy, healthy and thriving!

These are always my favorite posts, sharing my ways to feel happier with your life and be a healthier person. Overall I’ve kinda been learning what it means to thrive in life and I wanted to share to hopefully help you out! This is kinda a part two to my August, October, and January posts for me to share recently what I’ve been doing.

Starting off, I recommend thinking about what you want in life and what are some keys of your dream life! I made a diagram with a bunch of categories like blogging, anxiety/happiness, health, etc. Then make sections off of those with specific goals, you can even use photos to represent them.

Another way to motivate yourself to do any of this is to remind yourself that when you feel good, your whole life feels better!! Meaning that when you put goodness into your body, goodness will come out of it.

Whenever I’m feeling down or just “off” I FaceTime or hangout with a supportive friend. They always give the best advice and it’s perfect to have that one or two friend who just always makes you feel better!

Relating to what I said earlier, what you think and put into your body manifests on the outside!! For example if you want to look happy, get clear skin, be fit you need to put good thoughts and goodness into you body.

I’ve recently started doing this and that is to use an app to track if you’re getting every vitamin you need! There are so many vitamins that if you’re missing can cause things like insomnia, clouded thinking, increased stress and so much more. I use “Sustainabody” and it tells me what I need to eat to get the vitamins.

For eating healthy , I recommend packing a healthy lunch so you’re stuck with it. If you bring a salad to school for lunch, your only option will be to eat a salad!

Also make sure to stock up on healthy snacks! I buy things like Naked juice, oranges, plain popcorn, fruit, bagels, etc. Then it’s easier not just grab cookies cause you can grab something just as easy.

I hope these tips help you out and thanks for reading!!

<3 carly

how to be productive

It can be really hard to be productive when you’re just not feeling it, so I have some tips to be productive and hopefully beat procrastination.

Also, I went through my blog and to give myself a fresh start, I deleted all the posts I wasn’t proud of. I’m determined to follow my posting schedule (every Friday) this school year and I’m so excited!

I really hope you enjoy this post as the style is a bit different and it is much more me <3

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A great way to motivate yourself is to think about what you can do when you’re done with whatever task you have to do. For example, you have to finish your math homework but when you’re done you can work on a drawing.

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If you want to finish something as fast as possible, try setting a timer for how long you think it will take and trying to beat the timer! It works best for the small, annoying tasks like making your bed, putting away laundry & cleaning that can drag on.

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Another way to get yourself going is to get inspired. That means if you need to clean, look up clean room photos, if you need to make a blog post, read a post, etc.

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When you’re working hard at something you should take breaks to try to keep yourself motivated and happy-ish. I recommend, depending on how intense the assignment is and how long its taking, 5-10 minute breaks every 30-60 minutes. During breaks you could eat, go on your phone etc. but make sure you go right back to your assignment (use a timer).

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If you’re not prioritizing what you’re doing and you run out of time, you won’t have the important things done. You would want to have your homework done before you do a blog post or clean your room, for example.

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Especially when you’re working on something you really don’t like, it can get so boring, so try to make it fun! Try listening to music, doing it in color, etc. Whatever you can do to try and put yourself in a better mood as you’re doing it will probably help your work be better.

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If you’re seriously not feeling it, you can try to start with something small just to get you going. Just one or two things, though, because this is likely not the most important thing on your list. Like if you have a lot of homework to do but you REALLY don’t want to, you can start by cleaning your desk and often that will motivate me to keep going and checking stuff off.

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The worst feeling is knowing you’re not going to finish something on your list, avoid this by making sure you don’t put too much on your list – be realistic. When I have too much on my list and feel overwhelmed, it makes me even less motivated and I do even less so just avoid that.

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Another reason I will not want to do something is when I have a big project and just don’t know where to start. When you get a project or big task, make a plan/break it up so you’re just working on one part of it at a time – way less overwhelming!

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What I do when I have an extremely busy day to keep up with or REALLY don’t want to do anything is make an in depth schedule. When there is so much you need to keep up with, so many things to do and places to go, you can fill in EVERYTHING you have to do that day. It also helps when you don’t want to do anything because there is always something you should be doing – no time to quit!

I hope these tips help you out as they have me!

<3 Carly

13 things i’ve learned at 13

1. You can’t please everyone. Pleasing yourself should be good enough.

2. Don’t think that “you’ll be happy when this happens” or “you’ll be happy when that happens”, or you’ll spend your whole life waiting to be happy.

3. If it doesn’t make you happy, why are you doing it?

4. Be kind to everyone because kindness has endless echoes.

5. Only keep the good ones.

6. Comparison will only take away happiness.

7. Negative friends will only bring you down.

8. Don’t waste your life dwelling on the past, it’s over.

9. There are always reasons to be happy.

10. Every little thing is a blessing; appreciate each one.

11. If you do your best, you will be proud.

12. Don’t stress out over what you can’t control.

13. Love yourself❣️

I hope you enjoyed this post and take something away from it.

xxCarly

” What is done with love is done well” – Van Gogh