How to motivate yourself on “off” days

I am learning how to use affirmations to create focus within all aspects of my life. These are 5 affirmations to help us motivate ourselves on "off" days.

"Off" Days - those ones when you wake up on the wrong side of the bread. Nothing goes your way. Your hair looks like crap, you have no clothes that fit right, you burn your breakfast and just want to crawl back into bed before you even leave to start your day...

I enjoy challenges. I take them head on and win over them.

Everything is a challenge. The next step you take challenges your mental and physical strength. Some seem more extreme than others, however you fail to realize all the sh*t you have been through to get you to this point to be able to face this challenge. Every day is like you are leveling up in the game, are you going to win or die trying?

I think of only positive things and positive things happen in my life.

This sounds so airy fairy, but what if saying this to yourself works? When you think of the worst case scenario, you are creating that thought and putting it into the universe. What if we all lived like those people in our lives who are not phased by anything. You know someone like this. The person who is always chill no matter what is happening around them because they know everything will be just fine. The bad things happen for a reason and the glass is always half full with a chocolate cake flavor milkshake.

I know I make a difference and I try my best to help others.

The fact that you are reading this means you at least have access to the online community of people all around the world. No matter how close or far, you have the ability to help someone. Helping doesn't just mean giving money. Helping is free and I like to think even just making someone smile during their hectic day is helpful enough.

The only option for me is success.

Powerful. Think about this. The only thing in this world stopping you is you. YOU are the spaz who freaks out and gets mad over something worthless, YOU are the one worried about not being ready, YOU are the one...[insert a time when you stopped yourself from being successful]. Focus on all the power you hold! Your ability to be resourceful and create the life YOU want!

Motivation comes to me from inside. I am my own motivator.

Oh yea. I am and you are yours. Why did you think of that goal? Because you wanted to achieve that. As long as it is all legal and the intentions are always positive, keep working! Reevaluate when you fail - NEVER REGRET!

*All affirmations were found on this url.

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Social Media Detox

Social Media Detox

what brings me joy?

This is the question I have started asking myself to detox all aspects of my life to prepare for a more productive future.

not all social media is toxic

You control who you follow and what you see. Therefore, you can make social media as clean and positive or dirty and negative as you want! We scroll through our feeds like we are being paid, but do we really realize what we are consuming?

inactivate or delete, and see what happens next

When detoxing your body in regards to food, you stop eating something you think is bad for you. Like gluten. Then you reintroduce the item into your diet and see how your bod reacts. Do you get a tummy ache or feel normal? Well, this is how you detox from social media. I looked at all the apps that I have…


Thought about the BS I follow and expose myself to.

Snapchat brings me no joy. Not even the random Khloe in Cleveland posts.

Instagram brings me joy – memes and food porn. What is something of a struggle are the Instagram models that as a normal shaped girl, it is easy to get lost in comparison. Check out this post by the blog Coming Up Roses – HOW TO BEAT THE COMPARISON GAME ON INSTAGRAM

Tumblr brings me joy because I am basic and I like to get inspired by #tumblrvibes. Of course there is some dark, negative stuff on there – but I make it a point to not follow that.

Facebook brings me no joy. I have it just because. No personal posts to keep my family and friends updated with my life, no stupid shared articles that I think my friends will enjoy…just for the facebook page I am running for this blog.

Pinterest brings me so much joy! Recipes, home decor, quotes, wanderlust inspiration…I can get sucked in for hours and not regret a moment.


No more Snapchat for Diana. Facebook just for blog use. Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest are my indulgences. These social media sites bring me joy. My next step is to cleanse who I am following on each app. Clean up the toxic accounts that appear on my feeds and keep it strictly postivity and good vibes.


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Regrets and Money

Is it better to live with regrets and FOMO or a healthy bank account and no memories?

Think about how you live. It is either the eff it, YOLO when you are making decisions or it is the Mr. Krabs - I smell my money being spent vibe.


Popular song with a basic, but important message. The mindset we want to have always. Live like Drake, buy w.e and do w.e because we only live once so why waste it on worry? This is the impulsive side where we book that trip, buy the shoes and splurge on the most expensive dish on the menu. Bank account is suffering, but your social life and overall happiness is healthy.

Mr. Krabs

Remember Spongebob? Mr. Krabs was the owner of the Krusty Krab and he loved money. The 'Mr. Krabs' mindset loves money and will hoard it just in case. This is the hermit side where we stay at home, alone. Bank account is healthy, but your social life and overall happiness is not.


What is better?

Maybe it comes down to a healthy balance. You know like the one you need to learn when it comes to cookies vs. veggies. We do, only live once. So is it better to have FOMO and regrets in missing out or debt and regrets in going too far?

Every stage of our lives will be categorized by the amount of fun and adventures we go on, the status of our love lives and the careers we are working on.

The level of abundance in all the areas will vary as we age.

I am 23, turning 24 this year. Looking forward to the next decade of my life, I have created a list of 30 things I want to do before I am 30. In the past year, I have learned the value of money and choice of when/where to spend. Understanding, I can afford anything, not everything. Some months, money is spent on my car. Some months, I feel the need to splurge and buy some new clothes. Every month I need to have some spending money for pampering myself.

10 Romantic Comedies | Feel Good Movies

10 Romantic Comedies | Feel Good Movies

The following are my 10 favorite romantic comedies. Not in any particular order.

ONE – What happens in Vegas…

All time favorite. Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. They go to Vegas, get married…

TWO – The Holiday

Rose from the Titanic and Cameron Diaz switch lives, romance follows…

THREE – How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days


FOUR – The Proposal

Ryan Reynolds.

FIVE – 50 First Dates

My favorite Adam Sandler movie.

SIX – The Ugly Truth

Understanding the male perspective.

SEVEN – Friends with Benefits

JT and Mila Kunis. Best.

EIGHT – Just Married

Ashton Kutcher again, a couple gets married and goes on their honeymoon where the relationship is tested…

NINE – Definitely, Maybe

Ryan Reynolds (again) telling the love story of him and the mother of his child, to the child…

TEN – Just Friends

Ryan Reynolds (again, again) in love with his childhood bff.

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Geode Obsession

Geode Obsession

Geode Design Inspiration

Cakes, home decor, and DIY projects are a popular topic in the world of design right now. The obsession stems from the organic beauty these pieces showcase.


Geode cakes started my interest. The creation of sugar crystals to mimic the natural phenomenon is a project I would love to attempt. I was watching a cake making show on TV where the baker created sugar crystals. She used water, sugar and wooden rods. The baker was able to create sugar crystals like those sugar crystal lollipops you get at amusement parks. With that, she proceeded to take the crystals and form them on a cake where she had cut out the shape of a natural geode. The creativity and end product was amazing. The entire procedure was much more complicated than my description, but at least you have a basic idea how they achieve these cakes…

Home Decor

Geodes have taken over home decor and design.

Classic Bohemian

My personal style is classic bohemian. I want pieces in my space that will last a life time. Geode’s bring eclectic vibe into a space. The variety of colours you can discover, allows for how loud you want the piece to be within the space.


Take on a DIY project yourself! Use these posts as inspiration for you to create.



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5 Cheap Winter Date Ideas

5 Cheap Winter Date Ideas

Cheap winter date ideas because you need to save money and valentines day is coming up.

1. drive to a town you have never been to before

Adventures are always fun and even better when you are exploring with the person you love. Pick a random cute town, drive out there together and explore. If you do not drive, take transit! Road tripping forces you to talk and learn more about each other. Listen to music and just chill.

2. see who is the better gamer

Go to an arcade and set your limit, buy the tokens and go crazy like two kids. Run around, set bets and give the loser a kiss.

3. walk in a pretty [high end] neighborhood

Bundle up, go to a nice neighborhood, park, hold hands and walk. Depending on how long you have been dating, this is the perfect time to dream about your future together. Top it off with sitting on a bench like a cute old couple cuddling and looking into your future.

4. I’ll have fries with that

Some people may thing it is cheesy to go to a fast food place for a date, but really does it matter? It is actually a treat if it is not the norm (and of course you do not need to go to an unhealthy fast food place). The fact that you do not need to get dressed up and you can just chill together takes off pressure that is inevitable when going on a date. I do not like hyping up dates.

5. create a fort, and …

Make a fort together like when you were kids. Get some tumblr vibes going with pretty little lights and a bunch of sheets draped above you. Watch a move and cuddle. I need to do this!

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30 before 30

30 before 30

getting old

30 before 30 is a list where people basically create a bucket list for the things they want to accomplish before the age of 30. My twenties so far have been exciting and every year sets out a new chapter of my life. I have graduated university, moved out of my parents house, bought a car, and traveled out of the country by myself. This year I am turning 24, so basically 6 years left to complete these goals.

What do you want to accomplish in the next few years? Use my list for inspiration! Write your own list down somewhere and go back to it when you are feeling unmotivated. This way when you reach that milestone age, you can look back and realize all the amazing adventures you created for yourself! Because the only person you can count on is yourself.

the list – 30 before 30

1. Go to Europe
2. Buy a home
3. Successfully side hustle
4. Become a manager
5. Go on a Mom and daughter and sister trip
6. Pay off my car
7. Road trip/cross country
8. Go to Hawaii/ATV/Explore
9. Buy a Le Cruset Pot
10. Always say YES to adventures
11. Skinny dip
12. See the Northern Lights
13. Learn Italian
14. Learn Portuguese
15. Learn how to ski or do something in the snow
16. Get lost
17. Full moon party – Thailand
18. Inca Trail
19. Rio Carnival
20. Get engaged
21. Gamble in Vegas
22. Buy a place in Europe
23. Australia
24. Mykonos
25. Travel diaries
26. Walk the floor of the Grand Canyon
27. Grow my hair long and keep it long!
28. Iceland
29. Go to that igloo pretty place from the Bachelorette
30. …marriage?


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