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It Gets Better.

Life can be hard sometimes. There will be moments where you might feel that everything around you is spiraling out of control, but eventually things will always look up, and here’s a couple ways to start.

Clear Your Mind: Whatever is weighing down on you, any internal struggles your having, just try and find time to clear your headspace. Whether it be through meditation, working out or simply sleeping.

Get Out of the House: Go to your favorite coffeehouse, bookstore, or park. Go on a bike ride, or just take a walk around the block. Sometimes you just need a break from being at home.

Treat Yourself: Get your nails done, drink a milkshake, buy that new vinyl you’ve had your eye on. It’s never a bad thing to reward you every once in a while.

Phone a Friend: Sometimes it’s nice to just call one of your friends, and talk about whatever comes to mind. Everything is at the moment, and you don’t have time to pick put an emoji or make sure autocorrect didn’t mess up your sentence.

Be Spontaneous: You don’t have to do something as drastic as changing your hair color, or booking a random flight. You can find ways to be spontaneous that are really simple. You could hang out with somebody you haven’t seen in a while, or try a new food. Maybe strike up a conversation with the person next to you the next time you’re stuck in line at Starbucks.

Stop Overthinking: Easier said than done, but things can easily become overwhelming, and if you’re like me, you might overanalyze every detail of a situation until you feel like you’re going crazy. Just stick with you gut, and know that everything happens for a reason.

Words by Elizabeth Pierce // Photography by Georgina Wong.

© 2015 Reef Magazine


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