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How To Stay Motivated

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Staying motivated is something we all need in order to achieve our goals. However, it can often be a real struggle to keep that mindset up and running. I know that based on my own experience alone. Today, I would like to let you in on some of my tips and advice for success in keeping up your motivation.

Always try!

No matter what hardships you might face along your journey, don’t give up! Keep trying! A lot of the times, we loose all our motivation when something goes wrong. However, the complete opposite of that would be the correct thing to do. If you stop trying, you’ll never achieve your goals.

One of my favourite quotes is “You only fail when you stop trying.”, and it’s so true, I can’t even emphasize it enough. Keep this in mind!

Think of your goal!

You should never forget what your first intention was! If you don’t feel like you’re heading towards being successful, just think back of what you want to achieve and the reason behind it. Be determined enough not to give up!

Never doubt yourself!

Don’t ever say that you can’t do it, because it’s not true! You can achieve anything you set your mind to, but it requires a lot of time and effort. Being negative and pessimistic won’t help you moving forward, trust me! Try to be as optimistic and inspired as possible, even in your hardest situations!

You CAN do it, the struggle won’t always be there with you! There’s always something positive at the end of the day – remember to STAY MOTIVATED! :)

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That’s all from me today, I really hope you liked reading this post and got something away from it. Sorry for being so inactive (and always saying sorry for it), but I didn’t disappear, I’m still here! :)

Bye x

Kinga

 

 

 

What To Do On Valentine’s Day When You’re Alone

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Personally, Valentine’s Day isn’t a big deal for me. However, it definitely draws attention to the fact that me and a lot of other people in the world are single – therefore we should feel sad about it. BUT it shouldn’t be like that! You can enjoy Valentine’s Day even if you’re single. Here are some of my tips to show how you can turn it into a Me Day instead of the day of feeling insecure and bad about yourself.

  1. Get out there and buy some chocolate for yourself!

There’s nothing bad about treating yourself every once in a while. Let’s visit the corner shop and buy some of your favourite snacks so you can enjoy them later in the day! I know I wouldn’t mind doing this and it actually would make me feel a lot better.

2. Burst out your fave music when you’re home and have a nice time!

I absolutely love listening to some of my favourite bands and artists when I want to feel happy. No matter what, this always gets me in a great mood. You can even invite your friends and have some fun together.

Check out this song, it SHOULD make you dance instantly!

3. Read a nice book!

One of the best past time activities in my opinion is reading. It lets you zone out for a while and you only focus on what’s happening in the book, not on the world around you. If you don’t have any book in your possession right now, then let’s head to the nearest book store and buy an interesting one! My favourite genre is contemporary, but I recently read a historical fiction book as well (The Book Thief), which I really liked.

4. Spend some time on Youtube!

This is a go to for me whenever I want to spend some time. Watching Youtube videos is entertaining for everyone, since there are so many different types of content on there. It allows you to kill some time as well, and you won’t even notice that the whole day is gone, trust me!

5. Try to cook or bake something!

Last, but by no means least, I would like to recommend cooking and baking for you. Even if you don’t feel confident in any of them, you can find very easy recipes out there, you just have to look for them. This is such a relaxing activity and it can be a fun time, too. You can listen to music in the process of baking a cake or cooking some dinner, or even an audiobooks or podcasts. I enjoy cooking alone, since in a way, it’s some ‘me time’ as well. This way you can take a small portion out of your day and relax a bit while making something delicious. You can even brag about the outcome on Instagram later, but that’s not necessary, just an idea, haha! :D

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The photo was taken by me.

I really hope you enjoyed reading this post and got something from it! My main point is, Valentine’s Day is just a regular day after all, and everyone can enjoy it, not just those in a relationship. You have to take care of yourself and don’t feel bad about not having someone special in your life at the moment. Someone will come when it’s the right time, so don’t stress about any of it!

Have a wonderful day! See you soon! :)

Bye x

Kinga

 

 

 

 

My Favourites Of The Eurovision Song Contest

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Since it’s Eurovision Song Content week right now, I thought I’d do a blog post on my favourite songs from it. ESC is a song contest in Europe and as of last year in Australia as well, where each country has a representative performer, and they compete for the best song of the year. The semi-finals are already over, and the final is on Saturday, which I’m very excited about.

My absolute favourites are Hungary and France this year, but I have heard some other nice songs as well. So here you go, here are the countries I’m rooting for this Saturday, and obviously these are not in any particular order.

  1. Hungary
  2. Cyprus
  3. The Netherlands
  4. UK
  5. France
  6. Azerbaijan
  7. Malta
  8. Israel
  9. Australia

But I also like Croatia, Latvia, Serbia, Lithuania, Spain, Bulgaria and Belgium.

Which songs do you like the most? Let me know in the comments below! Have a great day! See you soon! :)

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Bye x

Kinga

Why You Should Have A Haircut

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A week ago I went to the hairdresser’s to have my hair cut. I feel like we – or me at least – do not appreciate having haircuts enough. I don’t go to the hairdresser’s too often to have a haircut, and last week made me realise how a simple thing like this could change our perspectives and opinions on certain matters.

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I have to say, every time I have a haircut I feel amazing afterwards. I feel like a completely new person. It not only gives you a fresh new, healthy look, but also boosts your mood. You get a bit of a relaxation time for yourself and that hour or so is just yours and not anyone else’s.

I am certain after a haircut you feel like you’ve just lost a lot of weight, because your hair feels soooo light. Am I right? (I know I am, haha!) Treating yourself now and then is necessary and why won’t you spend it with going to the hairdresser’s to freshen up your look a little bit? You can always get great advice there as well, and your hair will smell wonderful afterwards, too.

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They say when you cut your hair, it changes your life. In my opinion it’s totally true. First, you feel relieved when you’ve finally made the decision to do it. Also, you’ll look different. It takes a bit to get used to, but after you’ve accepted the fact that you look slightly weird (because let’s face it, it feels strange when you cut your hair – it’s like you have a whole new different face haha), you’ll be proud of yourself. It sure takes a lot of courage to cut your hair, especially if it’s a big amount of hair. You SHOULD be proud and happy that you did it. People notice these changes and compliment you, and you immediately have your day made, or at least it’s got a bit better.

So all in all, I just want to say that you definitely should cut your hair, because it’s totally worth it! You will have a healthier hair and it will grow back faster as well, trust me! It is the most awesome thing after you get used to it. I like it being shorter, because it’s easier to handle and it doesn’t take that long to dry and untangle my hair, too. Are you considering getting a haircut soon? Let me know in the comments! I hope you enjoyed reading this post, even if it was quite different from the usual stuff. See you soon! :)

Bye x

Kinga

Mind Of Mine – ZAYN (Album)

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As you all probably know, Zayn Malik quit One Direction a year ago. His first solo album was released on 25th March, and there was a huge hype around it. I thought it would be fun to tell you which songs I like the most from the album.

Zayn’s new music is definitely different from what he was involved in for years. I’m not sure if I am a fan of this style of music, but it’s not a bad album at all. I’m sure he will be pretty successful on his own (he already is to be honest), too, because his tunes are very likable and catchy. I enjoy listening to his music a lot though, especially to the songs that are my favourite. The release date is a bit ironic, because that’s the exact date of when he left the band last year. The album cover is a picture of him from his childhood plus some of his current tattoos edited on him. The capitalization of the song titles is very unique and kind of reminds me of Margo Roth Spiegelman‘s from Paper Towns. Here are the songs, my favourites being highlighted.

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  1. MiNd Of MiNdd (Intro)
  2. PILLOWTALK
  3. iT’s YoU
  4. BeFoUr
  5. sHe
  6. dRuNk
  7. INTERMISSION: fLoWer
  8. rEaR vIeW
  9. wRoNg ft. Kehlani
  10. fOol fOr YoU
  11. BoRdErSz
  12. tRuTh
  13. lUcOzAdE
  14. TiO
  15. BLUE
  16. BRIGHT
  17. LIKE I WOULD
  18. SHE DON’T LOVE ME
  19. PILLOWTALK – the living room session
  20. PILLOWTALK REMIX ft. Lil Wayne and Jaegen

I feel like looking at my most preferred songs of the album, I’m leaning more towards the slower-paced songs, which usually isn’t like me. My absolute favourites are iT’s YoU and fOol fOr YoU, they both sound amazing and beautiful. Which song do you like the most from Mind Of Mine? Let me know in the comments below! You can listen to this album on Spotify or you can buy it on iTunes. See you soon! :)

Bye x

Kinga

All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend – AURORA (Album)

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I discovered AURORA a very long time ago and have been enjoying her music ever since. I was incredibly excited about her debut album coming out in March. In my opinion she is an artist who simply never makes a bad song. There is something unique in each and every song of hers. The whole All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend album feels magical and I love listening to it. There’s a mix of slower and more dinamic tunes on the album, which makes it even more interesting. She wrote some of these when she was very young, around about 12 years old even. She is one of my all-time favourite artists, and she never disappoints.

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I thought I would share my most favourite songs of her album, however it wasn’t easy to not choose all the 17 songs as my most loved ones, haha. I will highlight the songs of the album I like the most.

  1. Runaway
  2. Conqueror
  3. Running With The Wolves
  4. Lucky
  5. Winter Bird
  6. I Went Too Far
  7. Through The Eyes Of A Child
  8. Warrior
  9. Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
  10. Home
  11. Under The Water
  12. Black Water Lilies
  13. Half The World Away
  14. Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) (Acoustic)
  15. Nature Boy (Acoustic)
  16. Wisdom Cries
  17. Running With The Wolves (Pablo Nouvelle Remix)

Runaway was the first song I heard of hers and has stuck with me ever since. She wrote it at a very young age, which astonishes me – that she created something so beautiful being so young and innocent.

Conqueror is one of the quicker-paced songs of the album. I love the strength of it, I always feel so powerful after listening to it.

Winter Bird is one that I often catch myself singing. The lyrics are beautiful.

Warrior is another poweful song, and I especially love the rhythm of this tune, it’s very catchy.

Black Water Lilies is my absolute favourite at the moment. It is pure magic. You just have to listen to it, it feels angelic.

Half The World Away is an Oasis cover, which was written for the John Lewis Christmas commercial. I listened to this song hundreds of times and could not get enough of it. I think she did justice for the original song.

Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) sounded a lot better to me when it was performed acoustically. The message and the emotions of the song can be heard a lot clearer in the acoustic version, I think.

Here it is, my opinion of the AURORA’s first album! I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I did writing it! You can listen to All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend on Spotify or you can buy it on iTunes. I think you should definitely check out AURORA’s music, it’s worth it and you won’t be disappointed, I promise. Let me know in the comments below what your thoughts are on her album and what your favourite songs are from it in the comments below or on Twitter! See you soon! :)

Bye x

Kinga

Thoughts On Books

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As you may or may not know, I got into reading again this year. I discovered so much more about different types of books that I did not even know existed. I have been watching a couple of Booktubers who read about 5-10 books a month on an average. For me, it is unimaginable. I have always been someone who read a lot in the summer, then in about 6 months after that only 2 or 3. However, in 2016 I have read 4 books so far and I’m pretty happy about that, because it is very unlike me. I set a goal on Goodreads of reading 12 books this year, and I think I can achieve that!

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Gave this book 3 stars out of 5. This popcorn was insanely delicious! (I’m craving it now, haha)

I read three books in English last month and now I’m reading a book in Hungarian, which was written in the mid-1900s, so it’s another new thing for me to try out, because I have only read quite modern novels. It’s nice to finally experiment with the genres and the eras as well, which is definitely not something I’ve done before.

Something I thought about is how wonderful and fascinating the fact that we can immerse in reading a book and not care about the outside world for a little while is. It’s crazy that we can be so interested in a book, that we just sit in one place for hours in order to get to know the characters better and what happens to them. We connect to these characters and then feel like a part of ourselves live in the book we’re reading as well. I love how we can forget about our problems for a few hours. A book may even change our perspective on something and it’s so powerful. I love how some words have so much power in them if they are used in the right environment at the right time.

That’s all I wanted to say today about books. I just love them in general. And so you know, I go on Goodreads at least twice every day, I think I might be addicted, haha. Do you like reading? If so, what’s the last book you’ve read? Let me know in the comments below, I’d be interested to know! See you soon! :)

Bye x

Kinga