How To Smile At Life

We totally get that some days are nothing but shitty. We all get days that drag on and we agree wholeheartedly that it sucks.

Each of us are given a life to live the best way we can. It’s time to finally realize that we need to seize each day and smile more at life!

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Keep trying new things. Engage in new activities, go and explore new places, eat a meal at a new restaurant, take a new route home. Do something out of the norm and maybe a little out of your comfort zone.

Embrace your weird. Every one has something weird about them. Some are weirder than others, but we need to understand that it’s our weird that makes us unique!

Find your happy place. Whether that’s literally a place that you go to feel peaceful, or maybe it’s resting your head on someones chest, or even just a playlist of songs that make you smile.

Accomplish something you’ve always wanted to do. Be that person who is always determined; the person who can walk the walk. Accomplish that thing and you have the power to inspire others.

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Written by Gold Soul blogger Alissa Recil.
She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia.
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“APPRECIATE THE LITTLE THINGS”

We hear it all the time, but what does it mean?

It means don’t take life so seriously. We only have one precious life to live and, as strong, independent men and women, we have the power to live however we want. You got bad results in your test? Laugh it off and move on because that won’t even matter in a months time.

It means be grateful for what you have. We’re all guilty of taking life for granted and sometimes you just need to take a moment to remind yourself just how lucky you are. Look around you – you’re extremely lucky to have what you have and to be surrounded by people you love. If you love someone, go and tell them right now!

It means smile more. A single smile could be a total game changer. It could make someones day and it doesn’t cost a damn thing!

It means appreciating the big things. Go outside and look around you! Remember that the world is enormous and you’ve got the rest of your life to explore every inch of it. Soak it all in, isn’t it so beautiful?

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T.G.I.F. 7 Fun and Exciting Ways to Enjoy the Weekend

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Thank the lord it’s Friday..finally! I don’t know about you guys but I like the weekend. You can sleep in duh! Plus it’s the time you can go hang with your girls and relax after a long week’s worth of bills, worrying about the next move, work or guy drama. So to start this weekend off right let’s be positive and enjoy ourselves while we’re young. You only live once right? But that doesn’t mean to not take care of ourselves and our bodies.

If you haven’t read the last blog post, then go HERE and check it out for dope beats to soundtrack your life this weekend. (I know. A bit cheesy) Keep it PG for all minors ok! But the music will have you feeling some type of way until that dreadful Monday morning wake up call. In the mean time, IT”S FRIDAY!! (Drink at a healthy pace. No drinking and driving ladies and gents.)

 

1. Go Dancing

And no, I don’t mean go clubbing..which you can totally do, try something different and sign up for a fun hip hop dance class. This is a great way to get in shape and goof around at the same time. Dancing is a lot more cardio than you think. It’ll have you sweating in no time. You hardly even realize you’re working out. Trust me, I just took a hip hop class over this last weekend and fell in love. I found the exercise that will work for me! Classes tend to be pretty cheap as well. You can go alone or convince friends to tag along with you. Guilt them if you have to.(video from Janelle Ginestra’s channel)

2. Schedule an impromptu photo shoot with friends

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from Indulgy.com

 

Do you, a friend or someone you know have a camera? Then get a group together and organize a last-minute photo shoot. It’ll be fun and no one has to ever see these pictures if you don’t want. They will be fun to look at while at work for a quick laugh or to hold blackmail against a friend. Drinks can always be added.  Insert evil laugh here 

3. Go to a Drive-in Movie Theatre

from www.daytrippingmom.com
from http://www.daytrippingmom.com

I used to go see movies at drive-ins all of the time when I was younger. They are fun and you can make a cool trip out of them. You can take blankets, chairs and sneak snacks into the outside theaters (the concessions there are hella expensive lol) You also get to watch two movies for the price of one! Can’t beat that. This could be a chance to snuggle up close to a guy or girl you’ve been crushing on if you invite friends and make a group and make something special out of it. And if you don’t live close to one try making your own drive in. If you’re really lazy then just stay in and have a Netflix night, no harm in that either.

4. Throw a Pinterest Party!

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from http://www.stampington.com

If you’re like me then you have at least a dozen boards on Pinterest full of things you keep saying that you’ll try. Wether it’s the fitness board that you’ve added hundreds of pins to but haven’t started really looking at or that DIY crafts board that you were so excited about months ago, try them now. Right Now! This weekend with friends. Blast music while doing them and watch how much fun you’ll be having…you won’t even remember why you hadn’t tried this before. Add drinks if you want *wink wink

5. Iron Chef “Healthy version” contest…or not

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from http://www.freebachelorettegames.com

Invite friends (guys, girls or both) for some fun and food! You can even make it into a battle of the sexes. Cook out of the items in your kitchen (make sure to stock up on food) or better yet have the friends bring some treats with them and get creative with the dishes. Try sticking to the healthier side if you can. Or at least drink water…or something else..

6. Go To an Open Mic Night/Karaoke Bar  

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from blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com

Theres bound to be some sort of talent in your town. Or at the very least it’ll be a fun night filled with laughs. You can laugh and crack jokes at the people brave or drunk enough to get up and sing. Did I mention there’s usually no cover and drinks? It may turn out to be an unforgettable night.

7. Try a dating app/site

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from features.en.softonic.com

Ok, you guys and girls know you’ve wanted to try it but you haven’t because you think it’s too weird and only for “old people who can’t find someone”. You would be so wrong. You never really know until you try. There’s no harm in trying. There are some pretty cool ones out there such as:

Apps/sites

Tinder

 

Coffee meets Bagel

OkCupid.com

Badoo

Zoosk

Meet Me:)

Match.com

Moco

DateHookup

POF (plenty of fish)

Dating DNA free

Skout

…These are some of the cooler dating outlets to try opposed to regular meeting,dating,etc. Don’t knock it until you it. I’m currently trying out Tinder and I’ve tried OkCupid as well as C.M.B. before. Take a chance and none of your friends have to find out if you don’t want them to and feel that embarrassed about it. You aren’t the only ones having a hard time finding that special someone. Trust.

Have a great weekend and comment below telling about your weekends. #goldsoulla

XOXOXO

-Porschia 😉