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10 Things To Do When You Are Sad

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It is true. We ‘re all sad sometimes. Can’t help it. Here’s some fun things to do than can boost your energy and put you out of your misery!

1. Listen to your guilty pleasure music

That’s right. Hit it loud and clear! Dance your core to it and release all that negative energy!

2. Scream and shout

Preferably when you’re alone, otherwise the neighbors may jump into your room!

3. Watch Eat Pray Love, or Silver Linings.

This always work for me.

4. Ask a friend to keep you company and maybe have a sleepover.

That’s what friends are for! Wine and winning.

5. Write a letter to your self describing the exact feeling of darkness and sorrow.

I promise you’ll feel such a relief by doing this.

6. Get out of the house!

Some fresh air and a clear perspective will teach you that things aren’t as bad as they look from your narrow personal space.

7. Have a list with actions that make you happy handy and be ready to randomly perform a couple!

Actually you have to have this one planned from before, but it totally worths the trouble.

8. Light some candles, burn essential oils and dive into your bath tube.

There aren’t many things that a hot bath can wash away.

9. Take action now.

See if there’s nothing you can actually do to alter the unpleasant situation you find yourself in.

10. Be creative.

Use your current feeling to create something. Be artsy crafty and your self a chance to be the artist you always dreamed of.

Always keep in mind that things will eventually get better!

Love

Artermis

Radical Quote #52

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My very own to-do list for the rest of 2014

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I was watching the Creative live broadcast on How To Build A Successful Creative Blog and suddenly the smell of pop corn filled my nostrils and I had this feeling like I was in a theater. I have no idea what happened, really! The only thing I could set my mind on was when I’m gonna visit every gallery in Athens. I definitely have to add that to my to-do list. I’m a little left behind with organising my schedule and be more disciplined about it. As a true creative I tend to jump from one task to another and often leaving things unfinished, or in the middle and I come back to them later on.

There are so many things I wanna accomplish until the year changes. Truly. I am going to make the most out of this juicy year. So, here’s my list for the rest of 2014. All the things I am going to fulfill with unspeakable passion and joy.

1. Visit 4 Art Galleries and blog about them.

I’m a visual artist and Art feeds me. I breathe it and I exhale star dust and colors and creativity and passion and energy. And even though I spend lots of time on the interwebs browsing through other artist’s work, being inspired, amazed and, I dare to admit, jealous, I rarely take my firm butt outside to a gallery or a Museum. Mostly due to unthoughtfulness. I neglect the fact that I have all these options and I can come face to face with a painting or a printed photo. But that’s about to change!

2. Write better blog posts 

I’ve been meaning to improve the information I provide for quite some time now, but truth to be told, I was way to busy to dedicate the amount of time I ‘d like on research. Yet, the time has come. I promised myself  to bring you richer and more helpful content and quality posts.

3. Start a travel series 

As you may have noticed, I absolutely love traveling. Exploring new places, meeting unknown people, tasting foreign cuisines and blending with the locals. I call my adventurous self a  traveler and I have indeed visit a myriad of places, collecting photos and beautiful memories, and since I don’t write a travel blog I didn’t think sharing this kind of stories would be fitting, but that’s about to change, because I was wrong. Ha! I’m about to start my travel series soon, so stay tuned!

4. Have coffee with 2 Facebook friends

It’s true that my closest friends we aren’t interacting on social media. We talk on the phone, or on Skype, or on face to face while eating and drinking coffee. But with my other more distant friends tend to exchange more comments and likes. I ‘m a persona who prefers to have fewer true friends than a gazillion acquaintances, so my friend-list doesn’t renew often. It is true thought that I’d like to get to know better some of them and expand my social circle, so that’s what I’m about to do. Meet for a coffee or drink 2 of my Facebook friends. It may seem like a tiny number for for me is enough!

5. Finish my thesis

And last and I hope least the big bet with myself is to finally finish my thesis, that has haunted me all this time and get rid of the stress it causes me. Also I will be free to channel that energy into something that gives me joy and be more productive!

What’s your to-do list for the remaining 2014? I’d love to know. Tell me on the comments below.

Love and cupcakes until next time!

Artemis

Radical Quote #51

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How to make the most out of your month right now

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So, for those of you who don’t know yet, I’ve moved in a new city and a brand new house and it took me a while to be settled in, therefore I apologize for my previous blogging absence.

Now, into the point. Since a new circle of life has begun for me I’m full of energy, optimism and creativity and I wanna share all these beautiful feelings with you ans inspire you bring them into your life as well. And what could be better that  a productive boost of energy?

Well, a great way to make the most out of the this month is to create a Festive To-Do List with all those things that make you happy and commit to achieve your goals. Sounds easier that it is, right? Hmm, maybe not.

Here are some suggestions that you can apply right now:

1. Write a letter to a person you admire and send it over to them by traditional mail.

Living in the digital age has taken away some of the more personal interactions that show a little bit more of who we are. Such medium is the hand-written letters. Choosing them as a communicative way you surprisingly get to give a lot more of your personal energy than you actually realize. You get to choose the kind of paper, ink and envelop you ‘re gonna use plus you fill those lines with your insanely unique characters that transform into words and sentences and give life to that piece of paper. I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t be touched by such a gesture, so I can almost guarantee you that your mentor is going to appreciate it especially.

2. Exchange gifts with a stranger.

Making new friends is always a good thing. Making friends out of nowhere and with a mysterious maybe even better. How? You ‘re asking. Very simple. You register to the Oh Comedy Perfect Strangers Challenge you write a few things about yourself and the magazine informs you on time which one your gift match is going to be for this year. All you have to do is you exchange gifts with a stranger. I was so enthusiastic with this idea that I registered myself. Maybe one of you is my Perfect Stranger New Friend, who knows? I’m more than excited to prepare a beautifully packaged parcel with extraordinary gifts and hand-written letter and I’m more than curious to receive mine. I hope it comes from a far-far-far away land.Come join us, it’s gonna be fun!

3. Have friends at home and surprise them 

Invite some friends home, ideally not too many, 3-5 would be a perfect number, and treat them loyally. Prepare some home-made goodies like chocolate-crisp cookies, or buy them from a well-know bakery, serve herbal tea, or warm sangria with orange and cinnamon wood, light some candles and festive lights, spritz the room with floral mist and have a life of your life. Open-up to each other. Be genuine, kind and true. Give and receive. Talk about your problems and team up to come up with a solution. celebrate your joys and victories and be graceful for each other.

4. Take yourself on a date

That’s right. Sometimes we forget about ourselves as we drift through everyday routine and duties, but some “Me” time never harmed anyone. Take You out to the movies. Buy that caramel pop-corn you carve and enjoy some entertainment in front of the big screen. Go to that cozy restaurant you fancy so much. Order the day’s special and satisfy your appetite. Take a gallery tour. Check on the latest trends on painting and photography. Explore beauty through art and be inspired. Your perception may change after only one interaction with on other human being’s creations.

5. Flirt with the cosmos

I know, flirting sometimes sounds more difficult than it actually is. In my opinion, the playful feeling of it is a bit misunderstood. People tend to make it a bigger deal than it actually is and misinterpreted its role, which is a playful exchange between two people who show their attraction to each other in a thankfully charming way.  Now, if you haven’t practice it for quite some time, like when you’re in a relationship, or simply too busy to encounter it to your daily activities, it may sounds challenging, but trust me it isn’t. Next time you see that cute guy or girl you like wave with a smile and make some small talk about this new floral tea you recently tasted, or something cool you happened to notice. What’s the worst thing that can happen?

Are you willing to try any or all of the above? If you did let me know how it went. I’m very much interested in hearing from you.Do you have any other other suggestions?

Festive Kisses until Next Sunday

Artemis

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