This Is What Your Love Life Will Be in 2018 According To Your Zodiac Sign

Are you curious about 2018 and what it holds in store for you and your love life? If so, you can glean a bit of foresight from your Zodiac sign. By taking advantage of this information, you can optimally prepare yourself for what will most likely happen during the following year in your romantic relationships. Below is a quick look at the themes each sign should watch out for in 2018.


Capricorn (December 22 - January 20)

2017 was the year of responsibility for Capricorns, so 2018 should be the year of freedom in your romantic life. Have flings and enjoy yourself throughout the year since you aren't looking for anything serious anyway. This freedom will help you feel empowered in your sexuality, completely independent, and stress-free. Remember to be safe, but have fun!

Aquarius (January 21 - February 18)

You might have spent a long time searching for your soul mate, and while you won't find them in 2018, you will find a source of transformation for someone you might not expect. This could be a random stranger or someone you have already met. When you feel this connection, don't let it slip away. Even if you know this person is a temporary fixture in your life, they will help you become a better person while they are around.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

In 2018, you'll experience a pay-off on all the gratitude and compassion you've put into your romantic relationships. You'll enter a loving relationship that is both nurturing and stable enough to go the distance. You might have had some lonely nights in the past, but this new experience will be worth the negatives of your history. Be careful to maintain your composure, so the relationship lasts!

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

In 2017, you spent a lot of your time trying to make casual relationships work, but you realized that those aren't what you want. You're tired of just going from fling to fling, and 2018 will finally see the end of that trend. You'll eventually meet the person you're meant to be with for the long term, but with patience, 2018 will be your year.

Taurus (April 20 - May 21)

Taurus, you historically have an independent nature and value your personal space, and that nature will become more prevalent in 2018. Stubbornness is a part of your character, but you know you can't go without human contact on some level. In 2018, you'll begin to let people in slowly, or it might only be a single person. This might not necessarily be in the form of a romantic relationship, but it could be a strong friendship as well.

Gemini (May 22 - June 21)

Depression and vulnerability follow when you are alone, Gemini, but in 2018, you'll find new levels of freedom in your solitude. Instead of looking for love in the external world, you'll focus your year on realizing your love for yourself. Your loneliness will melt away in the face of your budding career and other adventures you'll have.

Cancer (June 22 - July 22)

You might have had a hard time letting go of people in the past, but 2018 will be different for you. You'll go from continually fretting over your exes to mostly not caring about them all. Their grasp on you will weaken and wither away until you're free, and you'll be able to concentrate on meeting someone who fits you in a better way than those from your past. When you do find that, they won't become an ex.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

You might have had a problem with your ego in the past, Leo, but 2018 will see it become much more grounded. This will come at the cost of some setbacks and possible sadness in the world of love, but these disappointments will eventually make you grow into a better version of yourself. If you're feeling particularly glum, seek solace in someone who is always there for you.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

2017 was a hard time for you, Virgo, but 2018 will be the redemption you've hoped to experience. You have probably started to feel like love will never happen to you, or that you don't deserve it, or that no one could fall for you, but you're dead wrong! In 2018, someone will fall for you, and you'll fall back.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

2018 will see your current relationship grow and develop into the cornerstone of your life. You will reach a fantastic partnership with your significant other as you become the other half of each other. Be excited for where the future will lead the two of you because you won't be separating anytime soon!

Scorpio (October 23 - November 22)

In the past, Scorpio, you've had issues with rejecting the idea of love outright. In 2018, you'll finally start to see how love could be a good thing for you. Perhaps you'll be out and about, and you'll catch a glimpse of someone that draws you nearer to them. You would usually pull away, but you'll find yourself giving in to the new feeling as your walls start coming down.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Love hasn't been easy for you in 2017. In 2018, you'll experience a reprieve from the stress. You'll stop obsessing over your exes, and you'll stop having meaningless flings and near-relationships that fizzle into nothing. You'll realize this year that you shouldn't let those who treat you poorly get to you so profoundly. 2018 is the year you start to focus on yourself for a change, so don't fall back into your old habits.
source: apost.com

SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER TO REVEAL SECRET INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF!

Flowers are lovely. One brimming bouquet of blooms can transform any drab space into an environment that feels breezy and light, adding a tiny pinch of delight to anyone who gets an eyeful of their glory.

But have you ever wondered why you’re drawn to a particular kind of flower? There is a reason. Just like a gemstone that dangles from a necklace or ring or a dog breed that you love, we are attracted to blossoms that most closely resemble our own personalities.

Take Oscar Wilde, for instance: He always had a green carnation pinned to his lapel. A carnation’s natural color is purple-pink, and hues such as white, yellow, orange, red, and green were created by humans, rendering a green carnation “unnatural.” A green carnation symbolized Wilde’s love for the unique.

To find out what your favorite flower says about you, just take our simple quiz. I did, and I was surprised by how spot on it was…

Please SHARE if your results were as accurate as mine!

Choose the flower that you are most drawn to below. If your all-time favorite flower isn’t listed, choose the one you like best from these options. Once you have decided on your favorite, keep scrolling down until you find your results.

1. Poppy 


If you are a fan of the bright, little poppy, like the flower, your personality pops. You’re vibrant, quirky, enthusiastic, and often the life of the party. You are also creative, love to learn new things, and have a talent for expressing your unique personality.

Due to the intoxicating allure of the edible poppy seed, many people find your personality magnetic and you’re hard to forget. In fact, poppies are used as a symbol of remembrance and are often displayed on memorials for fallen WWI soldiers.

Yet, try not to use people’s natural attraction to you against them, because like the deadly drug opium, which this flower does produce, it can kill their spirit.


2. Iris


Iris takes its name from the Greek word for “rainbow,” which is symbolic for optimism, a quality that is as valuable to you as a pot of gold. People who are attracted to irises are artistic and have wild imaginations, just like artist Vincent Van Gogh, who painted the radiant purple flower in his own unique style in many of his mot famous pieces.

Due the fact that the 5th-century French King Clovis changed the symbol on his banner from three toads to irises when he converted to Christianity also signifies that you may also have a very strong spiritual side, regardless of religious affiliation.

You do tend to get bored easily, however, which may clash with your desire to keep promises. Try your best to find start a routine, even if it’s as small as eating breakfast every morning or going for a walk every evening. It may surprise you that regularity helps tame your energy and aids you in keeping your word.


3. Tulip


Most people associate tulips with the Netherlands, but native strands have been found in North Africa, Greece, Turkey, Ukraine, and China, signifying that you have a great love for travel. Yet, although you seek change and adapt very well to it, you are rooted with a deep love for family and friends.

You are sweet, sensitive, thoughtful, and charitable, yet you do have a tendency to give into indulgence. In fact, during the Ottoman Empire, the tulip was seen as a symbol of over abundance. The era during which the Ottoman Empire was wealthiest is often called the Tulip era or Lale Devri in Turkish.

If you do find yourself going overboard, stop yourself and think about what you’re doing. You have a tendency to offer others sound advice, so take the time to do yourself the same favor.


4. Rose


Most people associate the rose with love and if you are attracted to this gorgeous flower, you are indeed passionate and your romantic relationships tend to run deep.

The rose is the national flower of England, so like the Motherland, you tend to appreciate tradition and can be a little old-fashioned. But, like Dolly Parton — who actually has a strain of rose with large, fragrant, double flowers named after her ­— you’re feminine and strive to bring out the best in others.

You do, however, have your thorns. You strive for excellence and seek perfection in your life, which is a good quality, but sometimes you expect the same from the others around you. Try to appreciate others for their flaws and you’ll soon find a new, more accepting part of yourself begin to blossom.


5. Lily


The ancient Greeks revered the lily so much that they believed it sprouted from the milk of Hera, the queen of the gods. Because of this, if you are attracted to lilies you are dignified, well respected, and people look to you as a mother figure. You’re compassionate, kind, and help care for others.

Yet, although you are motherly, you are certainly not matronly, and like the uniquely beautiful bloom, you have an exquisite sense of style.

Being the lily is the flower of a 30th wedding anniversary, you tend to take your relationships very seriously, although you do have a very fun and playful nature, which only helps the flickers of romance stay aflame.

6. Orchid


If you are drawn to orchids, you are not alone. Like you, it is classy and sophisticated, and is the most highly coveted of ornamental plants. People who like orchids are exotic and worldly, due to the 26,049 accepted species that currently dot the globe.

The delicate and graceful orchid sprouts from a solitary bulb, which means that you tend to be a mysterious loner. Yet, due to the tightly intertwined roots that engulf the plant, you do have a small circle of very close friends.

In the Victorian era, the orchid symbolized luxury signifying that appearances matter a lot to you. But you’re not shallow. Just like Queen Victoria, who ruled at the time, you are whip smart and never shy from saying exactly what’s on your mind.


7. Violet


In Greek and Roman mythology, the god Apollo relentlessly chased one of his sister Artemis’ nymphs. To protect the nymph from her brother, she changed her into a violet and because of this the violet is attributed to modesty and purity. If you are attracted to a violet, you are reserved, and appreciate simplicity, but it doesn’t mean that you don’t also have a strong wit.

Many dream experts believe that violets in a dream is a sign of good fortune, which means you also tend to have quite a few lucky streaks in your life.

In the John Everett Millais painting Ophelia, based on the tragic Shakespearean character, violets are found floating next to Ophelia’s dead body. Yet, do not fear that just because you are attracted to the flower, you will meet an early death. Instead this means, that like the character Ophelia, you tend to be misunderstood. Nobody knows the real you except for your close friends but being the private and true person that you are, you wouldn’t have it any other way.

Was yours true? Let us know along with your favorite flower of all time!


8. Daisy


A daisy is an international sign of cheerfulness, and if you like this sweet, little flower, you’re probably all smiles. Being that the petite bloom was also a symbol of peace and love in the ’60s flower power era, you like to spread joy, tend to be laid back, are passionate about social rights, and have lots of friends. You also thoroughly enjoy a good party.

Yet, even if you do like a fun fiesta, you most likely won’t stay out too late. The medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer called the daisy “eye of the day” due to the fact that the flower’s whole head closes at night and opens in the morning. Because of this, you tend to be a day person and have a great appreciation for outdoor activities and nature.

Daisy is also a symbol of innocence, and because of this, you also have an adventurous streak you use to shatter a childish image. This is a good thing and enriches your life, but try, little Daisy, not to go overboard.

Was yours true? Let us know along with your favorite flower of all time!


9. Daffodil


In eastern cultures, the daffodil is considered a symbol of wealth and good fortune. But if you’re a fan of this sunny flower, you know that wealth and good fortune is a result of hard work and good karma. Because of this, you tend to be a caring and loving person. You are also ambitious, organized, and great a multitasking.

If you’re a fan of this bloom, you have an artistic side as well. A chain of daffodils that were blowing in the wind inspired the poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth who wrote the poem with his sister and wife, who were all equally inspired creatively by the beauty of the flowers.

The daffodil is also a sign of beautiful eyes in Persian literature, and you’ve gotten your fair share of compliments. But due to this, you do have a tendency to be a little vain. The scientific name for daffodil is Narcissus, which stems from the Greek myth of Narcissus, who was turned into the flower of that name due to falling in love with his own image.

Was yours true? Let us know along with your favorite flower of all time!


10. Sunflower


Just like this big, bold bloom that got its name from the Greek helios (sun) and anthos (flower), you are happy, warm, and approachable.

Your mere presence can light up a room. In fact, the natives of the Inca Empire worshipped a giant sunflower for its unique beauty and priestesses wore large sunflower disks made of gold on their garments.

You’re also comforting and help people when they’re in need. Sunflower seeds were a sacred food for Native American tribes living in the plains regions, who placed bowls of sunflower seeds on graves to sustain the dead in their after life journey.

Like the large sun, which this flower is named after, you also have a big personality that is bubbly and energetic, but may grate on those who are less so. If you encounter someone who doesn’t appreciate your brand of sunshine, try to hold your tongue and allow the radiance of your good vibes to do the talking instead. They’ll eventually come around.

Was yours true? Let us know along with your favorite flower of all time!

This Is How To Recognize The Love Of Your Life: You Made A Pact Long Before You Were Born

There is no correct way of defining what a soul mate is; however, it can roughly be said that a soul mate is someone with whom one has a feeling of deep or natural affinity. This may involve compatibility, love, affection, care, spirituality and many other factors.
All of this still can’t define what a soul mate is. So let me break it down for you. Before that, let me just say that your soulmate doesn’t necessarily need to be your lover. It could be a friend too. The role of a soul mate is to make you feel complete and it doesn’t come along with any particular relationship tag.
To best explain it, a soul mate is someone in front of who you are unapologetically you. Someone who sees your demons and instead of abandoning you because of them, they are going to silence them. They are your human home. Your secret escape!

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU’VE FOUND YOUR SOUL MATE?

When you find your other half, you are going to be at a different level of peace. The positivity in your aura will multiply and every pain you’ve ever felt will seem unimportant.

They will have an unexplained way of calming you down even when the world is falling apart. It is also said that “According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.” This is how much capacity two soul mates hold, that are meant to be together.
If you have found your soul mate, you have found more than just love. You have found yourself a partner who is going to stick through thick and thin, even if you don’t ask them to. There is no “breaking up” with your soul mate. Situations might get tough and you both might walk out to explore in the world, but you both will return home because one is never going to feel complete without the other.
The thought of losing them will send chills down your spine. They will become more than just a person in your life. They shall be a lifestyle you live. This does not mean that you will lose your identity or individual presence, but you can be sure that people are going to see hints of your soul mate in you.
With them, forever just won’t be a word. They’ll bring it to life and you’re going to start living forever in moments.
The intensity of their love is going to be so deep that you’re going to feel it even if you’re miles apart.
There is no hiding from your soul mate because they are going to find you and show you why it didn’t work out with anyone before them and why there is going to be nobody after them. They are going to help you be the best version of yourself. Both of you will uplift each other in life without even realizing.
You’re going to live the love they write about in books. Just having them by your side and holding their hand will give you the feeling of having a whole army with you. The only con of having a soul mate is that, if you ever lose them due to unavoidable circumstance, a part of you will die inside. I’m sorry but it had to be said.
Yes, all of this is true. And it’s ok if you couldn’t think of anyone when you read this. All of us are at different levels of life. You will find your soul mate when your time comes and you don’t have to search for them. They will find their way home and so will you. So sit back and relax!

THIS Is Why Drinking Water First Thing After Waking, Has Huge Health Benefits

The ancient Ayurveda medicine has a beneficial therapy with powerful therapeutic effects, which involves the consumption of water upon waking up.


This therapy treats various health issues, from pain to cancer, and has been known as Usha Paana Chikitsa in the Sages of India, which, when translated from Sanskrit, means “early morning water treatment.”
This practice leaves the internal system of the body, detoxifies the colon, and helps the absorption of nutrients from foods.
In the 1970s, Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, re-discovered this ancient therapy and discovered that water can naturally treat various conditions and diseases, like asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, migraines, and autoimmune disorders.
He was born in 193 in Iran and graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School of London University, where he studied under Nobel Prize winner, Sir Alexander Fleming.
In 1979 he went back to Iran, where he was imprisoned in the infamous Evin Prison as a political prisoner for two and a half years.
During this time, he discovered the miraculous medicinal powers of water and he started using only water to heal 3,000 fellow inmates suffering from stress-induced peptic ulcer disease.
His findings were documented in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in June 1983 and his discovery was reported by the New York Times Science Watch on June 21, 1983.
Dr. Batmanghelidj escaped from Iran in 1982 and went to America. He started investigating the effects of chronic unintentional dehydration on the human body, and published the findings in 1992 and 1992.
He maintained that we often mistake the natural signals of thirst for the symptoms of various illnesses.
Over the years our body becomes chronically dehydrated, and a proper consumption of water will, therefore, solve all the issues caused by it.
Here is the water therapy explained in details:
-- as soon as you wake up, drink a glass ( 8oz) of fluoride-free or distilled water( add minerals back into to alkalize the body and reverse osmosis.) on an empty stomach.
-You should wait for about 45 minutes before eating or drinking anything.
-Drink a glass of water 30 minutes before meals and another one 2 hours after the meal.
The Japanese Medical Society claims that this water therapy is able to treat gastric issues and constipation in 10 days and lower high blood pressure in 30 days.
To motivate you to start practicing this healthy habit every morning, we list several of its benefits:
--    Water detoxifies the body. According to Kenneth Ellner, an Atlanta-based dermatologist, “Your kidneys do an amazing job of cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of fluids is adequate.
Getting fluids into your body right after you wake up will help your body flush out toxins first thing in the morning.” To boost the effects, squeeze some lemon juice into the glass, and it will detoxify the liver, increase the rate of urination, and boost enzyme function.
--    It jump starts up your metabolism. Drinking at least one large glass of water first thing in the morning has been shown to rev up your metabolism by a whopping 24% for 90 minutes.
--    You’re dehydrated when you wake up! After 7-8 hours of sleep, chances are, you wake up dehydrated in the morning. Drinking water helps make new muscle and blood cells and can increase the flow of oxygen, all of which are energizing.
--    Staying hydrated is very important in the cold and flu season, as it supports the health of the lymphatic system and prevents infections. Moreover, researchers have found that dehydration leads to sickness, stress, and increased cortisol levels.
--    This habit will reduce appetite. A study found that individuals who drink a glass of water before meals lost 4.5 pounds over a three-month period, since “it fills up the stomach with a substance that has zero calories”, and people “feel full as a result”.
--    Our brain tissue consists of 75% water, so if the body is properly hydrated, you will prevent fatigue, mood swings, and feeling drained, as the brain will have enough fuel to operate.
Our body is mainly comprised of water (72%),  so proper hydration is extremely important for our overall health.
Researchers have found that we gradually become dehydrated as we age, so to restore your optimal health and state of mind, make sure you provide the needed amounts of water.
The habit of drinking a glass of water immediately after waking up will work wonders for your wellbeing, beauty, and health?
Tomorrow morning is the perfect time to start!

Here’s How You Can Grow New Brain Cells, Regardless of Age

Is it possible to grow new neurons when an adult?



Apparently, it is! According to the neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret, she can provide practical advice on how to help our cells to improve their neurogenesis, which will prevent age-related decline, improve mood, and boost memory formation.
Researchers have shown that adults are entirely capable of growing new brain cells, regardless of their age.
In 2005, researchers stated: “the discovery that the adult mammalian brain creates new neurons from pools of stem-like cells was a breakthrough in neuroscience”.
Neurology traditionally taught us that the human brain is “fixed,” and the lost brain cells cannot be regrown again.
The brain consists of several different regions, and neurogenesis is the process of the development of new cells. It represents the most active one during the prenatal development, but it can continue into adulthood in only two brain areas, the hippocampus and the subventricular zone.
In 1962 and 1963, Joseph Altman made really important discoveries, which were ignored for a long time, and only in the 1990s, mainstream research finally understood his point of view of neurogenesis.
It is possible that memory and learning would be important related brain functions affected by neurogenesis.
Neurogenesis was found to regulate stress and treat depression symptoms and showed promising effects in the treatment of Alzheimer’s as well.
The best thing about this all is that all of us can enhance our cognitive potential in a completely natural and free way.
First of all, you should exercise regularly, as exercise is directly related to neurogenesis, and numerous studies have confirmed that it has potent positive physical, mental and emotional benefits.
Furthermore, a healthy diet will help you boost brain growth. The most beneficial one is curcumin, found in turmeric, which is directly linked to neurogenesis and increases brain-derived neurotrophic factor expression.
Also, it has been found that caloric restriction or intermittent fasting cause the survival of brain cells in situations where they would normally die.
During fasting, there is another process that also takes place, known as autophagy. It is the process of cleansing of cells, which improves cellular and neuronal firing.
Omega-3 fatty acids, especially docosahexaenoic acid, are extremely beneficial too. DHA supports the process of neurogenesis.
Additionally, blueberries are also related to neurogenesis, due to the high flavonoid content.
When trying to focus on neurogenesis, you should limit the intake of sugar, which is actually a good idea in general.
To boost neurogenesis, you should increase the intake of green tea, as its compound epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has been linked to the growth of new brain cells, and its consumption will boost the rate of new neuronal growth.
According to researchers “EGCG treatment significantly increased the number of 5-bromo-2′-deoxyuridine (BrdU)-labeled cells in adult hippocampal neural progenitor cell (NPC) cultures and in the dentate gyrus of adult mice.”
At first, neurogenesis was studied in rats, and it has been shown that EGCG is also beneficial in rats.
Yet, note that the growth of new neurons has its disadvantages, and researchers claim that too much neurogenesis is harmful just like too little.
Also, the newly grown neurons due to neurogenesis die within 2 weeks. However, many of them manage to migrate into the molecular layer.
Remember that the process of neurogenesis is affected by many other factors as well, and researchers are studying its effects and the ways to control it.
Yet, make sure you do the needed lifestyle and dietary changes to stimulate this process, and you will surely experience important health improvements.

Stop Doing These 17 Things in 2018 For A Better Life

2018 will be a selfish year. My time will be invested in me. On improving myself. I want to become a better person physically and mentally.

1. STOP LIVING A LIFE THAT ALWAYS STAYS STILL.

A life where you only watch other people run after the things they truly want in life while you just lay back because you’re too scared of even giving it a try.

2. STOP JUST HAVING 4 HOURS OF SLEEP EVERY NIGHT.

Have you ever noticed how irritable you get after you’ve been sleep-deprived for too long? No matter how busy you are, take out at least 8 hours of sleep in a day.
You can watch that season tomorrow. You can scroll through your news-feed in the morning. And you can chat with your friends when you’ve gotten some rest.


3. STOP THINKING THAT FEAR IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED AT ALL TIMES.

In some situations, fear is actually our heart’s way of letting us know about the things we truly want in life but are scared of pursuing because of how people will perceive them or how we might end up failing.
If your heart begins to pound the minute you think about signing up for those dance lessons or applying for that new job or even making amends with that long-lost friend, then it’s time to truly listen. Start embracing your fears. I guarantee you won’t regret it.

4. STOP PUTTING UP WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE CLEARLY BEEN TAKING YOU FOR GRANTED

People who can’t even meet you half-way, and people who keep expecting you to constantly be there for them but will not even message to ask if you’re okay in your time of need.

5. STOP PUTTING UP WITH A LIFE WHERE YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO HIDE YOUR TRUE MENTAL STATE

Whether it’s some form of depression, anxiety, OCD or anything in the world. Stop making yourself believe that you’re a burden on this world.
Stop telling yourself that the things you’re feeling are something you should be ashamed of. And stop assuming that no one and nothing can help you get out of this.

6. STOP PUTTING UP WITH A JOB THAT CONSTANTLY MAKES YOU WANT TO KILL YOURSELF

Just only because you feel convinced that this is the only one you’re capable of getting.

7. STOP PUTTING UP WITH A BODY THAT KEEPS MAKING YOU FEEL LIKE THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG.

If you think you’re being unhealthy, start putting in efforts to change that. Take out some time to exercise every day. Start eating less outside and incorporate healthy food such as fruits and vegetables into your diet.
Keep reminding yourself that sometimes, one drink is enough for you. Take the stairs instead of waiting a long time for the lift to come. And walk as much as you can instead of lying in your bed all day.

8. STOP PUTTING UP WITH DAYS THAT WILL HAVE NO SIGNIFICANCE IN YOUR LIFE.

Life is short and you have very little time to keep wasting. It’s true that at times, we all need to just take some time away- a time where we can just relax and do absolutely nothing.
But if you spend every single weekend just sleeping in your bed all day, or aimlessly scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed or even binge-watching a show that you’ve already seen a hundred times before, it’s never going to make you feel happy. Instead, you might end up being filled with emptiness.

9. STOP PUTTING UP WITH PEOPLE WHO DON’T ACCEPT YOU EXACTLY THE WAY YOU ARE

Who always give comments or act in ways that reflect how badly they want you to change your personality, and who make you feel like you just can’t ever be good enough for them.

0. STOP PUTTING UP WITH EXCESS.

I’m not implying here that you should start feeling guilty about the spa day you treated yourself to after a month of constant tensions or even about buying those amazing shoes you had your eyes on for quite a long time.
But maybe it’s time to stop buying clothes that you won’t even wear more than once, to reconsider your decision of getting that expensive phone upgrade you don’t really need, and to make sure you don’t keep buying excess food that you will have to throw away later and feel bad about.
Try out a new and simpler lifestyle this year and observe if it has a positive effect on your personality and general outlook on life.

11. STOP PUTTING UP WITH A WORK ENVIRONMENT THAT MAKES YOU FEEL UNIMPORTANT

A place that keeps implying that you don’t really matter, a place that keeps ignoring your voice, and a place that treats you like a disposable commodity instead of an actual human being.

12. STOP PUTTING UP WITH A LIFE WHERE YOU’RE CONSTANTLY ON AUTOPILOT

Where you wake up like a zombie every morning and go to work with zero emotions, where you prefer to play on your phone instead of enjoying an actual conversation when you’re out with friends, where you actually think long and hard before saying anything that’s actually in your heart.
It’s time to allow yourself to relax, to start being truly present, and to make the best out of every moment in your life.

13. STOP PUTTING UP WITH TOXIC SOCIAL SITUATIONS.

If you get invited to a lunch with people who you know are extremely judgmental and gossipy, people who have more interest in other’s lives than their own, and people who can never be true to you or to anyone else, then don’t force yourself to go out of obligation.
Decline their offer politely and if that’s not possible for some reason, just make an appearance and leave after an hour max. You are not obligated to keep giving more of your time and energy to people who don’t deserve them.

14. STOP PUTTING UP WITH BEING THE PERSON WHO IS JUST AN ‘OKAY’ FRIEND TO OTHERS.

If a friend is in a bad place in their life where they just can’t seem to find a reason to smile, then show up to their place with some ice cream and don’t leave them alone to their thoughts until you feel like they’re ready.
If your friend is doing something you don’t approve of, try to understand their reasons behind it without immediately judging them or writing them off. If your friend has done something wrong to you, give them a chance to explain and if they actually apologize, forgive them.
Just remember that most of the awful things a friend has done to you, you probably did them to someone else once.

15. STOP PUTTING UP WITH ALWAYS PLACING A MEDIOCRE EFFORT INTO EVERYTHING YOU DO.

Life isn’t just about doing the bare minimum- showing up to your job and waiting for the evening to go home instead of actually working hard to give back to your organization, or studying just enough to get a passing grade instead of working to achieve your full potential.
Keep challenging yourself. Keep forcing yourself to grow. And keep working towards becoming the best possible version of yourself.

16. STOP PUTTING UP WITH ALWAYS MAINTAINING A NEGATIVE ATTITUDE ABOUT THINGS IN YOUR LIFE THAT AREN’T ACTUALLY THAT BAD OR NEGATIVE.

If your professor didn’t give you the marks you were hoping for in a paper you worked hard on, go and talk to him about how you can do things differently next time.
If someone at the office was rude to you, understand that they might be going through a rough day and then just forget about it. If it’s extremely hot outside, remind yourself of how lucky you are to be sitting in an air-conditioned room with a roof above your head.
If the traffic is really terrible, appreciate how this is one of the uncommon times when you really have nothing else to do but think freely about yourself and your life.

17. STOP PUTTING UP WITH THE THOUGHT THAT HAPPINESS IS SOME KIND OF END GOAL TO ACHIEVE IN LIFE INSTEAD OF A CONSTANT STATE OF BEING.

You can keep running after that promotion you always wanted but once you get it, you’ll just start looking for a higher post to achieve.
You can keep pursuing that girl you always wanted to date but once she finally says yes and enters into a normal relationship with you, things will start to feel pretty ordinary instead of being as exciting as they once looked.
You can keep trying to grab some fame, power or general praise in life but at what point will you finally feel like it’s enough? At one point or the other, you need to accept the fact that if you continue chasing things in life, you will just keep coming up with something new and better than you NEED to have.
But if you actually focus on the sheer joy of being, you will have a much easier time discovering some real happiness. Happiness is right there with you. You just have to stop for a minute and start feeling it.
source: gostica.com

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