1. What are some things you like to see or have in your life? List them. Set up a plan to work towards getting each one.
2. What kind of lifestyle do you want to lead? Describe how you would like your life to be like in 1 year, 2 year, 3 year and so forth down the line. Pay attention to your progress and small changes that occur. What would you be doing each day?
3. Since you need money to survive and live the lifestyle you want, what is an ideal job that accomplishes those? How are you going to get there?
4. What are your bucket list? This question sort of relates to question 1, but bucket list are usually more about 1 time things that you’ve done whereas things you like to see or have in your life is more permanent. For example, a bucket list might be to Travel, whereas something you like to have could be a house, an expensive car, a significant other or so forth. For bucket list, write out as many things as you could think of no matter how silly they are.
5. How are you currently progressing towards your desired future? What are you currently doing now that’s getting you closer to your future?
6. What are some things you are doing now that is moving you away from the future? What could you do instead so you could move in the right direction?
If you guys can think of more, feel free to add to this list. Tag me at neurolove and I will reblog yours!
Loving yourself isn’t easy, it takes a lot of time unlearning the societal constructs that are in place to tell you you’re not worthy. It also takes a lot of time to unlearn what your own mind has done to trick you.
Loving yourself starts with finding positivity in the little things that you like about yourself and slowly building on them, surrounding yourself with people who see those good things (even if you can’t see them yet) and getting rid of those who are toxic and add to your self hate.
Loving yourself means making a conscious effort every day to try and find SOMETHING you like about yourself even if it’s not physical.
Loving yourself means realizing you are worth happiness, love, affection and kindness and you deserve every bit of that.
You are beautiful and you are amazing and sometimes it takes work to see that- but it can happen.
always dress the way you’d want to look if you suddenly became the main protagonist in an anime
this is so inspiring
Flailing? Oh nooooo. Quick advice? Get a part time. And in your off time, create as much personal work as possible. And by personal, I don’t mean portfolio filler type illustrations (although that is good advice too…) I mean create work that you WANT to create. Make art that inspires you. Love dogs? Create some amazing, AMAZING dog illustrations that are recognizably you and no one else and make sure they are sparkling and unique. Develop your voice on subject matter that fuels you. It can be very painful to do filler portfolio pieces and sometimes you have to feed that little voice in your head that’s begging your to paint some dogs, or robots, or fierce fashions, or whatever it is you love. Your work will communicate that passion and your style will catch on and who knows? Maybe someone will see that bomb-ass dog painting and think, holy shit, who is this person??
"If you’ve been in the steampunk or dieselpunk subculture for any length of time, chances are you’ve encountered what I think of as steamnazis. You know what I’m talking about. Their costumes range from full-on SS uniforms with goggles thrown on, to fascist-inspired, somewhat fetishistic uniforms with vaguely ominous made-up insignia. I don’t like them."
“What I’m going to do today is offer an alternative, and suggest some costume ideas. I’m not telling anyone not to wear anything.”
“Mostly, I think I’m saying I’d like to see more anarchism at steampunk conventions”
Read this wonderful article on Steampunk Emma Goldman's blog! LOTS of inspirational pictures in it!
What do you think?
1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for things that matter.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye… But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose Life.
28. Forgive but don’t forget.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give Time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d
grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need.
42. The best is yet to come…
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.
While gratuitous blocks of text about a character’s clothing should normally be avoided, how someone dresses can be a great way to show rather than tell about elements of their character. It’s also a great tool to show character or personality when working with visual media. I’ve even seen it used as a thoughtful and successful part of the plot.
So let’s get thinking about your character’s style:
- What colors do they prefer? Why?
- In what state of cleanliness and repair are their clothes typically in?
- Comfort, practicality, or fashion? What’s most important?
- Name the ways in which your character’s average clothes are suited (or unsuited) to what they’ll be doing in the story.
- What kind of shoes does your character usually wear?
- Does their manner of dress tell you anything about their personality, job, etc?
- If they wear a uniform or standardized type of outfit, what is their opinion on it? Do they try to adapt it or wear it a certain way?
- Is there anything that your character wears that has sentimental value?
- Does your character wear jewelry? If so, what style and how much?
- Are there any accessories they carry for practical reasons (for example keeping hair ties on their wrist, or having work gloves in a pocket)?
- What kinds or articles of clothing do they hate, and why?
- What do other people think about your character’s clothes? What do people assume about the person based on their clothing? What do their friends think of how they dress?