How to keep a Gratitude Journal

 grat·i·tude ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness     I love the idea of a gratitude journal. I feel that it’s so important to notice the small things in life and to cherish them.  Everybody has good days and bad days. We’re always going to have bad days; those are inevitable. It helps if you have moments of happiness and love to cling onto when the bad days are crashing down on you. That’s what a gratitude journal is all about. It’s a place where you can write things you saw, things you heard, or things you did in this notebook. It doesn’t even have to be a paragraph; it can just be a sentence or two. You don’t even have to write in it every day. Studies actually shows that  you’ll be more happy if you only write in…

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DIY Polaroid Wall

I love taking polaroids so much, whether it’s when I’m out with my friends or halfway across the world traveling. It’s such a great way to document memories and it looks so cute. But if you’re like me and you’ve taken so many that they can’t even fit in an album anymore, there’s a problem. If you’re looking for a way to proudly show off your adventures, you’ve come to the right place. I came across the idea of a polaroid clothesline online. What you will need: -Clothespins (I like the wooden ones; there’s a nice feel to it) -String -Push pins (preferably clear ones) -Obviously, lots of polaroids! To start, I took one pushpin and tied one end of the string onto it. I then began to string the clothespins on. I chose to do 20 per line, but if you want to do more or less, that’s completely…

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How to Keep a Journal

All my life, I’ve been nagged by parents and by peers to start keeping a journal, especially because I’ve told them I’m an aspiring writer. In the past, I would always start with a brand new notebook, write a few entries and then completely forget about it a couple weeks later. I was never motivated enough to stay with it until the end. Starting from January, that all changed. I went out to purchase a new notebook and I put pen to paper. What surprised me the most was that I actually loved to write in it. Once I started rambling, I couldn’t stop. Some of my entries were about 3 pages long. It was such a great way to relieve stress and other emotions. You could yell as loud as you wanted in there, and no one could tell you to be quiet. It was almost like an escape…

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DIY Map Cork Board

I don’t know about you, but I love to travel. I love to see new parts of the world and meet people from all walks of life. I’m fortunate enough to have travelled all over the world. I recently stumbled upon a great idea of making a map cork board, where I pin every single place I’ve ever been. It’s such an easy thing to do and every time I see it, I’m reminded of the amazing memories of previous trips. There’s also a huge satisfaction in being able to add another pin to your map after returning from a trip.     What you will need: -Cork board/bulletin board -Map of the World -Map pins (You can find these at Staples or Walmart-I prefer the longer ones) I used a bulletin board that I bought from Staples and I was able to find a stick on map that was the…

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