Mittwoch, 31. Dezember 2014

2014

Hallo Leute,
just wanted to thank everybody for a great year. It is weird not being in Canada anymore but time changes things and that is just something we have to accept. I'm lucky that I was able to spend time there and also that I got into a great new class.
At the end of each year I like to take some time to myself. I basically just sit there and think about the year. What was good? What was memorable? What was sad? What did I not like? And what do I want to change next year? Is it realistic? I totally recommend doing that, even if oyu don't find some great things to do in 2015, it always helps me to finish 2014 in my head.
Hope you all have a great New Year's Eve and a Happy New Year 2015!

Tschüss :)
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Montag, 22. Dezember 2014

How to relax

Hallo Leute,
today I have some tips for you on how to relax. This might seem pretty stupid but in my opinion a lot of people today forget to relax and take time for themselves.

1. Take a bath
     Well first of all you have to take time for yourself whenever you take a bath. Make sure to take a nice soap, bath bombs or something similar with you. If you don't like just sitting there take a book with you aswell. Sadly personally I only read whenever I take a bath nowadays.

2. Doodle
     I do this especially when I am stressed out. I have a sketchbook where I also draw serious sketches but these "doodles" definitely take more pages. Whenever I am stressed out about something, like an exam, I just take half an hour and work on one of the pictures. After that I feel refreshed and ready to learn again.
As you see it doesn't look perfect. You can see that I used the pen more at some
places and that you can see where I used the colouring pencils.
But this is how it is supposed to look like - not perfect.

Sometimes I use just pencils and sometimes I also use felt-tip pens
4. Do something where you can see results immediately
     Whenever I have to study for an exam I noticed that at one point I don't wat to study any longer. I think this is because I am not able to see any results until I get the exam back (and this might be weeks later). Furthermore when I didn't get the grade I hope I would get this can also make me frustrated. So every once in a while I think it is nice to do an DIY. I am not great at doing crafts but I am creative. So you start with having an idea and then you plan the project and you have the final product at the end of your day. You can even paint something.

5. Take time
     I have mentioned this a couple of times now but it is so extremly important if you want to relax. You can't just snip your hands and feel totally relaxed. Go for a walk, read something, do something you wanted to do for a long time. I also have a book called 99 Things to Do When You Have the Time. I don't use it enouh but it is a great book  that wants to teach the person who bought to relax.

6. Avoid the things that make you feel stressed out
     If it is possible, do so. Just doing this you will feel a change after a few weeks, and if you can't avoid it, make sure that it doesn't fill your mind all of the time.

I hope this helped you guys a bit. I am sorry that there wasn't a post last weekend.

Tschüss

PS: Janine and I are looking for a third blogger for our blog Mixed Life. So if you are interested just post a comment here or write a mail to mixedlife.blogger@gmail.com. You have to speak German though :)
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Donnerstag, 11. Dezember 2014

Christmas Tag


1.Whats Your Favourite Holiday Movie?
     I actually don't have a favourite holiday movie. But last year I watched all the Sissi movies (it was an Austrian empress) but I normall don't do that.2. Whats Your Favorite Christmas Colour?
     I am not really sure what a colour makes a Christmas colour but I guess gold or some dark red.3. Do You Like To Stay in Your PJs Or Dress Up For Christmas?
     I just dress casual.4. If You Could Only Buy One Person a Present This Year Who Would It Be?
     I would buy a present for my mum.5. Do You Open Your Present Christmas Eve Or Christmas Morning?
     In Germany we open our present on Christmas Eve.6. Have You Ever Built a Ginger Bread House?
     I have attempted it a couple of times (we made the bread ourselves) but it turned out collapsing.7. What Do You Like To Do On Your Christmas Break?
     Spend time with family and go skiing.8. Any Christmas Wishes?
     Actually, I don't have a relaly big Christmas wish this year. I would like to travel to Canada again but that would obviously be to expensive for a Christmas present.9. Favorite Christmas Smell?
     I just love the smell when you bake Christmas cookies and it's starts to smell like vanilla in the whole house.10. Favorite Christmas Meal Or Treat?
     All imaginable Christmas Cookies ;)

I figured I would post a short TAG as it is a weekday. I wish you all a merry Christmas and hope that enjoy the time until then.

Tschüss :)

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Sonntag, 7. Dezember 2014

Room decoration

Hallo Leute,
I moved into my new room this summer. It's still not finished. I still need to paint my walls and some little things.
Stones from Costa Rica
No idea what the plant is called, just picked it up.

Angel (present)

candle holder (Ikea, 1,99€)
Sempervivum tectorum (got two at a garden centre for 6€)


They are desgined so that they won't fall off
+ they hide the battery box from my fairy lights



Beddings (Ikea, 10€)
Grey Pillow covers (Ikea, 7€)
Flower pillow (Ikea, 13€)
I like my room now. It was so unorganised the whole time and now it is finally cozy and pretty.

Tschüss :)
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