Sunday, 15 February 2015

How to make a Bad Day into a Good Day

Waking up on the wrong side of the bed isn't the best to start your day and that can lead to things not going the way you'd like them to. I personally am such a pathetic morning person and nothing puts me in a worse mood than a day where nothing goes right for me, but no matter how bad things are going I try my hardest to take control of the situation and perk my mood up, whether thats having a cheeky Chinese takeaway with my friends for lunch or getting a coffee from Costa on my way to a morning lecture. There are many ways you can turn your mood around, even if it's only through little things, here are some ways I like to get in a good mood:

Wearing my favourite comfy outfit for the day.

My Game of Thrones top with my favourite jeans paired with my favourite pair of Converse, the most worn in comfortable shoes I own. And of course we can't have a comfortable outfit without that messy bun our hair loves being thrown-up into.

Getting a flat White coffee and a bacon bagel for breakfast

This is only for emergency bad moods or 'that time of month' when I really need to spoil myself as a reward for managing to get out of my cosy bed that morning. If only I could afford such an unhealthy breakfast all the time!

Listening to my 'chilled' playlist.

This helps me not feel so stressed out in the mornings.

Getting a yummy lunch!

If I haven't packed anything to have for lunch, and I'm not feeling great I will either go have a Chinese with my friends or have a thai chicken wrap from costa, again I cant afford this all the time but it's such a treat!

Making my favourite dinner.

I'm not much of a chef but I have always enjoyed making what I call 'Chicken Melt' (chicken breast stuffed with garlic cream cheese wrapped in bacon) and it's my favourite thing ever!


Finally I love to make a hot chocolate and snuggle up in bed to watch youtube videos and streams on - That's me in a happy mood!

A 'good vibes' list

If you're still feeling a little 'meh' a tip is to write down all the little things that made you smile that day or just anything that was nice, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, write it down! you'll come to see, looking at your list, that your day wasn't bad after all!

What little things do you do to make your day better?

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The Gap - Have confidence

I go to art college. Its a great place with amazing, diverse and interesting people. One hurdle with being an art student is that you constantly compare your own work and style to your peers. I do animation and although you may just think 'pffft cartoons'... No. It involves a lot more than you expect and even as someone who is wanting to get into the animation industry I can admit I wasn't prepared for how difficult it would be to grasp and I'm constantly comparing myself to the industry and not feeling that I will ever meet the standard needed to be successful in this field.

My friend Katie shared this video with us all, and I had to share it with you. whoever you are, whether you are an artist, scientist or mechanic, I promise you will walk away from this video feeling better about yourself and what you're capable of.

THE GAP by Ira Glass from Daniel Sax on Vimeo.