Ways To Show Someone You Love Them

Ways to show someone you love them:

  •  Tell them that you love and appreciate all the things that they do.
  • Play their favorite music and dance with them.
  •  Cook or bake for them. Or WITH them! (Pancakes are hard and require minimal goofing around otherwise they will burn).
  • Go out driving with nowhere to go and talk about anything and everything.
  • Give lots of hugs and make it meaningful
  • Surprise them with special dates, gifts, or even a new song you’ve been wanting to show them!
  • Dress up in your best outfit and go out somewhere special with them. (There doesn’t even need to be an occasion)
  • Make up pretend holidays (It’s “Greatest Boyfriend Day” Oh, looks like that you! Let’s go get Ice cream to celebrate!)
  • Dance in the kitchen with them (fuzzy socks makes it even better)
  • Send them the funniest/ugliest selfie humanly possible.
  • Knit or sew them something warm for the winter.
  • Sing to them or with them. (Crank up the tunes and let it out!)
  • Send them snail mail.
  • Be loud and goofy with them.
  • Watch their favorite movie with them (even if it’s 3 hours long and has the worst storyline ever…)
    • Exchange your favorite songs and listen to them on repeat.
  • Take them to your favorite place
  • Plan a surprise date for them
  • Go to a drive-in movie and fill your car/truck up with pillows, blankets, and LOTS of snacks!
  • Call them to say that you miss them

But remind them every day that you love them.

Love, Belle.

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Ways To Reduce Stress:

In honor of finals week.

Stress. Amazing how a small, simple word can hold so many emotions for many different people. Stress can stop us from enjoying the things we love, so it is important to change up your daily habits or treat yourself occasionally to create a clear conscience for yourself. With that said, here are some of my favorite stress relievers:

  • Find support from your loved ones
  • Don’t look at it all at once.
    – Just take things one piece at a time. (Make sure you put some breaks in there too)
  •  Take a walk
    – Walks are extremely good for your mental health. It helps boost creativity and mental sharpness, increases your mood, lowers risk for Alzheimer’s, and helps you get a better night’s sleep!
  • Create a schedule/invest in a planner
  • Take a power nap
  • Hugs! Seriously hugs are magic.
    – Hugs release endorphins (a happy hormone) which can help your health in SO many ways.
  • Take a shower or bath
  • Cry (It’s ok! Let it all out!)
  • Set down the phone and close the laptop
  • Music
    – Music is amazing because it can connect many groups of people. Music brings back vivid memories and emotions, so if you’re stressed I recommend putting on some tunes.
  • Be creative (write, paint, draw, cook etc)
  • Do yoga/meditate/stretch/workout
  • Prepare the night before
    – This week is finals week for my school, so make sure you have everything you need packed, charged, and laid out.
  • Take a day to glam it up and dress your best.
    – Go out for coffee with a friend or a date and just try to take some time to enjoy who you’re with, where you are, and who you are.
  • It’s ok to say “no”
  • Avoid negative people
  • Jot down 3 things you are grateful for
  • Do a random act of kindness for someone
  • Believe in yourself
    – Visualize yourself doing well and you will do well
  • Go outside
    – Even if it’s only for a few minutes
  • Create goals
    – They could be daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly!
  • Decide what matters and what doesn’t
  • Gracefully walk away from drama
  • Take a half hour to quick clear up and clean out your space
  • Focus on the positive
  • Enjoy the little things
  • Write lists 🙂

Hope this helps! Remember to take things one day at a time.

Love, Belle

2017 New Year’s Resolutions

  • Say “Thank you” instead of “Sorry” (so instead of “Sorry for being late” say, “Thank you for being so patient and waiting for me! 😊”
  • Stop DREAMING and start DOING
  •  Always keep a smile on my face especially when I don’t want to
  • Find lessons in failure
  • Put down the phone and spend the time you’d be on it enjoying people’s company, or work toward your goals
  •  Do fun things during the week, not just the weekend
  •  Try to wake up earlier and set goals for the day
  •  Give more compliments to those around you
  •  Create healthier habits (Drink more water, eat less labeled food, cook more nutritious meals, cut out processed sugar!)
  •  Learn to take walks when you’re stressed (take a walk with someone?)
  •  Change up the workout routine (doing the same things over and over become less beneficial to your body and your health)
  •  Learn to relax (No electronics)
  •  Always try new things (Sports, activities, foods etc)
  •  Try to blog once a week
  •  Do something the scares you
  •  Graduate high school and start college (insert internal freak-out)
  •  Visit family more often
  •  Ask someone for life advice
  •  Travel places (go on a road trip with your best friend this summer)
  •  Make plans with people (No more “let’s hang out” and then be to shy to actually ask them to hang out)
  •  Get a new job
  •  Meet new best friends in college
  •  Read more books (any recommendations?)
  •  Become a better speller and actually know where to put commas
  •  Write more handwritten letters and make more phone calls
  •  Don’t worry about what others think
  •  Gain more patience
  •  Be the change you want to see in the world. Your actions and choices can make a difference to the people around you. (They might even follow your example)
  •  Learn to live in the moment

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 😊