Monday, June 29, 2015

Things to do to be happy ♥

Hi loves,

I'm sorry I haven't written as much I wanted to, but I had tests for a week straight which took all of my time and energy.

Now: HOLIDAYS! Which means: Summer! (Or winter if you're in Australia)


In the frame of summer I have some things for you to do which make you feel happy every single day. All of this is free and will only cost you little time as you probably want to do fun stuff during summer ;)

1. Walk barefoot
This might be one of the most satisfying things on the planet, especially on the beach or on the grass. Just flop off your shoes and: instant happiness!

2. Give a compliment
This one is especially helpful to give someone else a very good day, and it will make you feel good too, I promise. Just giving the compliment and seeing the happiness people get from something you said is awesome. Do note: be genuine.

3. Try mindfulness
Mindfulness might not be the first thing on your mind but just try to focus on your breath for 5 minutes every morning. Sit down and just focus on your feelings. It has proven to reduce anxiety and raise your self-esteem tremendously, so give it a go. ♥

4. Drink lots of water
This one is good for everything, and you might have heard it 10000x already. It makes you healthy, reduces acne and spots, helps with weightloss, reduces anxiety and stress and prevents dehydration with all its health risks! Because your body is cared for and you are healthy you will feel very good :).

5. Don't Judge yourself
This is the hardest tip but give it a go! Try not to look into the mirror at all, other than if you need to to put on your make-up and do your hair. (or try to live without make-up, cannot do much harm either ;))

Other than these tips, just do what makes you happy! You don't have to follow any of them, but just be encouraged to be happy and feel good about yourself. That'll make life so much better and your summer will be the best one ever!

Good luck!
xoxo,
Malin

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The 25 don't-make-much-sense-question tag! ☻

Hi loves,
So I stumbled upon this tag and I am obsessed with reading people's answers to it, so I thought I would give it a go for others who love to read it!


1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Always closed, my OCD can't handle open doors.
2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
If they smell good and work well... YES!
3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
Tucked out ♥ I love tucking them under my feet as a burrito.
4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
Ehhmmm. No.
5. Do you like to use post-it notes?
I have those periods where I'll use them, but then I lose them and I forget everything anyways.
6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
Yes. I'm way too lazy to use them.
7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
A bear. He might want to cuddle ;) as long as it is a baby-pandabear ofcourse. Or a teddybear, that'll work as well.
8. Do you have freckles?
Only during the summer.
9. Do you always smile for pictures?
I think so.
10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
When people eat next to my ears. I can't handle it.
11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
No.
12. Have you ever peed in the woods?
Who didn't do that once as a child?
13. What about pooped in the woods?
Nope.
14. Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing?
Why not!
15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?
Nope. That's gross.
18. What is your Song of the week?
Ghost by Ella Henderson!
19. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
Yeah!
20. Do you still watch cartoons?
Definitely not.
21. Whats your least favorite movie?
Nova Zembla. It's horrible.
22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
That's a secret....
23. What do you drink with dinner?
Water.
24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
I am a vegetarian.
25. What is your favorite food?
strawberries and lemonwater with ice cubes.

xoxo
Malin

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Making money during the Summer ♥

Hi loves,

We of course all like to make money. Either to buy that one thing you really want, to go out with friends or just to save up for later. Money always comes in handy. But how can you make money in a nice way, without working all day long for almost nothing?

1. Use your talents
Everyone has a talent, and a few of these might come in very handy. Maybe you are really good at making hairbows, drawing or other crafting? Set up an Etsy shop and sell your creations! Be sure to make them affordable, this way people will purchase more and you will have something to do.
But if you're not as handy with your hands you can earn money with your other talents. If you are really good at soccer, go find a little kid you can teach for a little bit of money. You'll be busy with what you love and they will become better!
And if you are not really good at sports or crafts, you can always go out to sell lemonade or wash cars :).

2. Use what you already have, such as animals
Little kids love animals and their parents love seing their children busy with animals. If you have a small horse, give little lessons on it or organise children's party's. During summer a lot of children will celebrate their birthdays so that's where you can step in, earn money and have a good time. But please do not go out and buy a horse just for earning money, they need their time and attention. ♥

3. Babysit
During summer babysitters are a need. Parents are going to like having a day off together so just hang an advertisement at your local stores or spread flyers. Within no time you will have an adress you can babysit! Again, don't only babysit for the money. You need to have a good time with the children or you will be in trouble.

I hope these tips will make you have more fun during summer and make you earn money at the same time!
Please don't give up, you can always go to a local store and apply for a job there.

Xoxo,
Malin

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Film review - American Sniper

Hi loves,

So recently I have gone out to see the film American Sniper. (It is age limited >16, just so you know.)
I thought it was an extremely good film. It basically explains the life of the most lethal sniper that every existed in US history: Chris Kyle.
The film shows how he applies and goes through the training, and about his struggle with being in the army. It is not the ones he shot that make him sad, it's the ones from his own team he couldn't safe. The graphics and film making seems so close to real it is like you are in a war yourself. It is so emotional and graphical that all you can do is sit back and watch. It is an amazing film, and it is long ago that I have seen such a good film.
Now please note: Do not watch the film if you are under 16. The age limit is there for a reason, trust me. Even though you might be: ''I am not scared of scary films.'' This film is not scary, it is just a very emotionally heavy topic.
But if you are above 16 years old, please consider going there! It is not a very scary film like a horrorstory or anything, it is just reality. And that makes it so beautiful.

xoxo,
Malin

Bookreview : Girl Online by Zoe Sugg ♥

Hi loves,

Of course we all know who Zoe (Zoella) is, don't we? And of course we all know she wrote a book... It came out in oktober if I'm correct and it is called Girl Online.

I read the book a little while ago now, and I thought I'd share my opinion about it!
First of all, the names of the characters are really renewing and fresh. You don't often hear about a Penny or an Elliott in books, which I thought was really nice.
Also, the book is written in a very easy way so reading it is very easy and you go through it very fast. The topic about the book is however not as light-hearted. It is about how Penny overcomes her panic attacks with an entire romantic story about it. I wasn't very keen on the love story, but the plot twist in the end was really unexpected. Also, the ideas in the love story were very sweet but I will not make any spoilers here as that's mean.
I also loved how the book has a hard cover. These days most books are paperbacks, which I don't find very nice to read. I love to ''hold'' a book, which this book made capable because of the big, strong, hard cover!
And I know you shouldn't Judge a book by its cover, but hey, the cover is gorgeous with its fairy lights and instagram pictures!
There's only one advise I can give you: Run to the stores and buy it! You won't regret it. (Maybe your schoolwork or sleep will, but it's summer!)

xoxo,
Malin

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Teamworking Tips ♥

Hi Loves,

We all know the feeling of doing group work. At one side you like it, but at the other side you hate it as you always know there is one person that will not do anything and lift on the group's efforts. This can be quite annoying and dissatisfying as you are trying to do your best, so here are some tips on making your work run smoothly:

1. Talk.
This might be the most important part of all: talk with your teammates. Talk about the divisions face to face. On whatsapp it might just get lost or misinterpretated so get together and divide the work. Also, talk if you can't meet a deadline. Everyone wants to hand in good work so tell the others if you can't manage! They'll be happier to help you out than to see you hand in half of what you should've done or a very bad piece.
Don't keep your talking to discussing though! Praise eachother for doing their work and keep each other motivated ;).

2. Division of tasks
If you already know 1 person is not going to do his best, discuss it with the teacher before you start. This way he/she will know about the situation and motivate the person to do what they're supposed to. Also, give the person a job to do but don't make it a very important part. If he/she fails to meet the expectations you won't have a big problem changing it.

3. Deadlines
It might work to make a deadline with your group before you have to hand in your final project in class. This way, you as a group still have some time to finish mistakes and to check if all the work is nicely done and correct. Your stresslevels will go down immensely as you will be finished while all the other groups are working very hard at the day before. It gives an immense feeling of satisfaction (trust me). Yet, be sure all the members meet the deadlines! Otherwise of course it does not make sense.

4. Trust with care
Of course you should trust your teammates at all times, but do trust with care. The people of which you least expected it might come out the worst. Check in on all the work together and discuss the progress that has been made. This way you all know what is going on, and you won't get surprised by some poorly done work.

5. Have fun, you're not going to die
Lastly, remember to have fun! A group project should not only be boring. Work on your teambuilding by having dinner at someone's house while discussing the project. Do some fun things! You might make some new friends, and maybe that one person that wasn't going to do something will be motivated by it!

Good luck with your final projects!
xoxo,
Malin

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Studying tips + How to get through the last schoolweeks ♥

Hi Loves,

Now a few of you guys have already entered their summer breaks but I know a lot of you are still in school for the last few weeks. These weeks are usually completely stuffed with tests, essays and examinations so here are some tips to get through your last weeks of school!

First of all, try to relax as well as study. Studying will not work if you do not give yourself a break every now and then. It might seem to you like you are wasting time, but you are not. You deserve some time to relax as well, you don't Always have to study so hard. ♥ Try studying for 20 minutes, 10 minutes break for 5 times and then a break of half an hour - 1 hour and you'll notice you're much better off.

Second, clean up your room. I know, I know. This is not fun to do at all, but just make yourself. It will keep your workingspace clear and empty so all you have in your surroundings are your schoolbooks and your to-dolists. This makes you procrastinate a lot less and you won't get distracted by everything laying around.

Make colourful notes! Colourful notes might take a little more time to make, but they stick in your mind so much better. Just try to make it look nice and put some nice drawings in their. I just made a Chemistry summary consisting little trucks and all other kinds of weird drawings that made me understand it way better. Don't just doodle, make it worth it. Doodles will only distract you even more.

Have some drinks or food nearby, just have some healthy things. I love taking sips lemon/limewater with icecubs when I'm studying and I Always have some frozen fruits but it is completely up to you. don't take anything with a high Sugar/salt/cafe├»ne level because that will only slow down your learning. You want to be relaxing ASAP, so eat the nice candy afterwards! ♥

These were my tips, good luck with all the tests you still have to make guys!
xoxo,
Malin

Monday, June 01, 2015

What do you when you're sick at home ♥

Hi loves,

So today I have been sick, so I stayed home. Everytime I am sick home I am home alone so I have no one to talk to or to have ''fun'' with. It makes me get very bored, because all I can really do is watch tv, read books and sleep. So here I have some tips for you that will hopefully get you through your illness a bit better :)

1. Write a book.
Grab you laptop and simply start writing. You might never want to publish it, but just the time you put in there can be great fun and is simply enough on its own. And hey, if you publish it and it becomes a hit: How cool would it be to say: I wrote this when I was sick. ♥

2. Make a video with old pictures
Again grab your laptop, and just make a simple video with all the pictures you took that last holiday. Be creative and have fun with it! It just needs to be a nice replacement of the standard ''holiday picture book''. Put some nice music at the background and make it all to your likings. This should take you some time ;)

3. Draw
Maybe you have never taken time for it, or have never even considered it: But make a drawing. There are numerous how-to draw videos on the internet, about all drawings you would ever want to make. Don't hold back try!

4. Organise your room
If you feel like moving around a bit, you might try organising your room. It makes your room look great and it makes you feel like you have achieved something. When I am ill I know I Always feel useless, so I Always do this as I never have time to do it during the week when I am active.

5. Make your own ''What to do when you're sick-list''
Trust me, when doing this you come up with many things to do! + You can help other people in your position which is Always fun!

xoxo
Malin