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8 Adorable Must Have Notebooks

Who wouldn't love to take notes in these bad boys?

1. "Killing It" Notebook

Remind yourself you're awesome.
Urban Outfitters / 6.95

2. "Correct" Pizza Notebook

I'm not entirely sure what this means, but I like it.
Urban Outfitters / 13.95

3. "Stay Focused" Notebook

I definitely need this one.
Bando.com / 9.00 $

4. "I did my best" Notebook

For those of us who underachieve.
Bando.com / Barnes and Noble / 10.00 $

5. Little Dino Notebook

How precious! Look at it's little arms!
Etsy CandyFaceCreative / 9.60 $

6. Starbucks Notebook

For the coffee addicts who can't stay awake in class.
Redbubble.com / 12.60 $

7. Typewriter Notebooks

For the "serious" writers among us. ;)
Etsy Helena Carrington / 7.20 $

8. Ultra-Cute Blue Dinosaur Notebook

OMG, I didn't think it could get cuter than the first dinosaur. I was wrong.
Zazzle.com / 13.95
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How To Use Writing As Therapy
I woke up this morning with every intention of crawling back into bed and forgetting what consciousness ever felt like. Car lights from outside crawled across my frosted glass window and I thought, how can it still be so dark outside? It was 5:30 A.M. and I didn't have to be up until 7. I cursed my mind for causing the stir, and couldn't fathom going back to sleep, so I sat up in bed, feeling the weight of every obligation that has fallen on my shoulders in the past few months. These days, the words aren't coming as easily, and each thought, every burst of energy is going toward auxiliary functions, like breathing and walking. This is what the first humans must have felt like when they first hit earth: firing on all cylinders in order to do such simple things. Exhaustion is the number one enemy of productivity, and still I press forward, feeling as if nothing I do is ever enough. I can't seem to figure out if I'm in the right place at the right time or not. Some days I feel stellar, and others I feel like I'm being stepped on by God's mighty boot, being jettisoned deeper and deeper into the ground by my own mused melancholy. I guess, being an artist, you can't help but be tortured right? It's been studied, people who "think too much" end up being the most depressed, because their thoughts encompass almost everything. It's hard to move and live day to day when your head is so far in the future that your body has already given out, and you're on your death bed. I feel like I've been living 20 years ahead of myself. I am never able to enjoy the moment. I am never able to give myself any credit. I am already in the ground as far as my brain is concerned. These thoughts, this person I have become is racing against time each moment they are conscious. This is why I love sleep, because the lights turn off and the party is over. I can rest. Getting there, is another story. I tried to sit down and write a song last night, but just the thought of that entire process made me so anxious that I had to walk away from it. That has never happened before. It scared me a bit. Like something was holding me back. I have to figure this out. I used to think writing a song, or writing things down could solve all of my problems, like magically once the words hit the page, I would be a new person. Sometimes it works, sometimes it makes me feel worse, but I guess it's all a form of therapy. I'm not sure what the point of this rabble is, or if it will be productive to likes, views or whatever, but for some reason I feel a bit better. Owning up to this emptiness will enable me to move forward right? This is what we have to believe in order to move on. In order to self-improve. It's like a cleansing of the thoughts. Now that they are on the page, they don't have to own my consciousness. Using writing as a means of personal excavation can be exhausting, dangerous and completely insane, but I swear by it. There is some truth to creating a reality in your head that doesn't necessarily match up with what's really going on. I have to admit there is something fearless about all of this. All the eyes and what not. There is a freak show element, though, and where the eyes and people gawk and stare, there can be real truth. I guess it's not self improvement, it's self defense.
Habits To Improve Your Future
You may feel cornered by life as a result of stagnant work, neglect of your mental and physical health, and unsuccessful personal health and vitality. Thus, you may not fulfill your goals and reach your potential, leading to unhappiness. You should be aware that all these mishaps happen to everyone, and you are not an exception. You can change whatever happens in your life regardless of the situation. Furthermore, you will require more courage, work, and toughness to achieve your aspirations. Have belief in what you partake, and you will reach your future goals by setting up and following new habits. Below are the habits that will help you improve your future. Avoid Excuses Do not make excuses. When you are in search of an excuse or a reason for not doing the right thing, you will always find one. If you want to know how you led yourself into unhappiness and have control of your life, you ought to know the ways that you implore in making poor decisions.  Poor decisions often emanate from procrastination, coming up with excuses such as fatigue, lateness, and complexity of tasks given. Motivate yourself to work better, have control of your life, and avoid reasons. Leave your comfort zone, avoid making excuses, and work harder to be happy. Prioritize Do not sacrifice what you want in the future for the desires of the moment. Though it is enticing to go to a show, movie, or relax, do not give in to the urge. Instead, put all your energy on the given task to completion, prepare dinner for your family or visit the gym.  Do not let instant pleasure take the part of the goals that you want to achieve in the future, such as the ones that will help you boost your self-esteem and progress in the direction of what you want to fulfill. Do not sacrifice the things that will lead to a lasting and consistent joy for happiness that is short-lived. Instant gratification leads to unhappiness after they get gratified, and you may end up not fulfilling the long-term dreams. Be receptive Avoid taking everything that is said to you or about your personal life. When you get treated poorly, get advice that is unsolicited or gets terrible comments, do not react if they do not call for a reaction. The comments will define the commenter more than it will represent you if you do not respond than if you do. When you get bad comments, journey on and focus on your goals. Do not let people pin you down by their opinions about you. Exercise If you want to feel better every time and physically fit, then exercise. The endorphins that will get produced during the activity will release you from stress, make you happy, and relax your mind. You will have a sharper memory, reduced anxiety, and stability when you exercise before partaking a cumbersome activity. Get some little exercise every time that you feel stuck, panic-stricken, and overwhelmed by the presented task. After exercising, the decisions that you will make will be reasonable and not reactive. Go for a ride in sedans to clear your mind. Do not play the victim. You should know that you cannot be a victim of every circumstance and whim that you are unable to control in your life. The way you handle and view circumstances will be the determinant of changes in your current situation.  Do not resist the responsibilities presented; instead, take control and own them. Furthermore, desist from putting blames on others. When you take responsibility for your actions, you will have the power to start being industrious and, therefore, progress. Acknowledge and own your fears Don't be afraid of failing, as every successful person has failed. Instead, face your fears and focus on becoming the best version of yourself every day. Practice these habits, and you will improve your future.
How to Use a Planner to Get Organized!
We are all guilty of relying too heavily on technology. Learn how to go old school with a paper planner and enhance your organizational skills. Plus, it's cute and fun. 1. Get Your Materials Together I like to use different pens, stickers and wash-ii tape to get my planning on. All of these things are really low budget too. Most of the materials can be purchased at the Dollar Tree or WalMart. If you really want to get crazy there's an amazing dollar section at JoAnn's Fabrics with decorative wash-ii tape and card-stock to decorate with. The scrapbooking section of any craft store is a good place to start too. Pictured: Owl Stickers from the Dollar Tree (which I use to track different activities. Like, the pink one means Gym Day, etc.) Metallic Owl Stickers from Joann's Fabrics Gel Pens from JoAnn's Fabrics HI-liters and other pens from Wal Mart Wash-ii tape (a decorative tape originally from Japan) from Wal-Mart and Joann's 2. Pick a Color Scheme Things can get messy and disorganized if you just start decorating willy-nilly (I learned this the hard way.) This is also helpful for when you're shopping. Pick things that go together. For this first plan with me card, I've chosen yellow and turquoise as the anchor colors. I've also coordinated the pens. 3. Lay the Foundation Every good planner page has a good foundation. I always try to do wash-ii tape and bigger embellishments first, then go for the small things like the stickers. Also, pencil in important events you know are coming up. It makes things more organized and more artistic too. I'm a painter too and you never go in with small details first when you paint. Things aren't different with planning. 4. Decorate! Now here's the fun part. Add sticky notes, sitckers, doodles or whatever! This is where your planning style will come through. I like to use stickers, and since my planner is relatively small I try to keep enough space for all of my events and assignments. Here I used some stickers in coordinating colors, a couple of sticky notes and some stock-journal cut outs from Joann's. I like to keep my layouts as clean and linear as possible because I end up having a lot to do. Here are some other examples of previously decorated pages: These are examples of some of my previously decorated and filled out pages. They can get a little crazy, so I learned to be more sparse with my decorations as time progressed. 5. Plan Your Events Simply write down what you need to do that week. This can include places you need to go, appointments, goals, quotes, whatever. Make it you! Since this page is next week, it's not all the way filled in yet, but you get the idea. 6. Stick With It Planning and decorating and whatever didn't stick with me for a long time. Just now, when my life is heading toward some semblance of routine, it is. Just keep filling things out. You will remember more and be more productive. Aside from that, it's a good way to take time for yourself. I like to plan on Monday before I start my work. It's a fresh page, and a new beginning. Helps sort out my mind ya know? I'm no professional planner, but I'm figuring things out just like you.
5 Ways To Optimize Your Work-Space
Ever get major desk envy? When you come across a glittering space with perfect accessories, and beautiful natural light you think "That kind of space would make me work so much harder." Right? Here's how to get the space of your dreams and optimize your desk for maximum productivity. 1. Clear the clutter. Okay, having a few things on your desk is super fun, but if you're overrun with trash, papers and other stuff that doesn't help with your job, you're just setting yourself up for failure. Go through your folders and take out everything that's irrelevant and start with a clean, fresh space. 2. Clean up your computer. Not physically, but internally! Go through the folders on your desktop and delete all files that you don't need anymore. I have so many pictures, gifs and old documents I have to get rid of. Once your inner storage is all clean, you'll feel a lot more productive! It'll be easier to navigate and get things done in a more quick and efficient way. 3. Find the light. Natural sunlight is essential for a positive working environment. There is a reason that plants survive off of the stuff. Try to situate your desk or work area by a window for a better feel. Having the natural light at your side will lead to increased alertness and an overall mood boost. Try to move your desk around at home if you can, and find a window. It'll definitely help! 4. Pick up some accessories. Desk accessories can totally transform your space. The importance of surrounding yourself with things that make you happy can't be ignored. If you're a big fan of the color blue, buy some blue things! If you like pigs, buy some pig themed things! You know? It doesn't matter, if it makes you happy, it'll optimize your space. Need some inspiration? Check here! 5. Rearrange your supplies. This is an example of an overtly organized space that doesn't look too obsessive. Putting things in easy-to-reach places will make it harder for you to forget about them. Got a really useful organizer or notepad that you just don't use? Put it in front of you!! It may seem like common sense, but you'd be surprised what a change in organizational pattern will do for you.
5 Easy Ways To De-Clutter Your Space
Things. Things. Things. They hide in boxes. They cover our tables. We buy them every day. More. More. More. Sometimes we get overwhelmed by the amount of things in our lives. And when the clutter piles high and anxiety mounts it's definitely time to make a change. Here are 5 easy ways to de-clutter your life. 1. Assess the situation: Do you have a lot of stuff, or are you just holding on to a few things? The first step to figuring out what you need to do with your clutter is looking at how much you have. Check the surfaces of your tables, counter tops and shelves. If you notice more than 10 things you can do without, it's time to de-clutter. 2. Remove All Trash: The easiest way to de-clutter is to get rid of all the garbage in your room / house. Garbage is clutter. It can build up. Go around and pick up everything that's ready to hit the landfill. After your first go-round you should look closer and see if there is anything else that's trash worthy, like papers, old files or broken objects you've been holding on to. 3. Clear your surfaces: The easiest way to de-clutter and really see a difference is to clear off all your surfaces. Go through your tables, dresser tops and counter tops. Try and consolidate things into containers or just clear them off completely. After you've cleared everything you can choose a few items to hang on to as subtle, minimal decoration. This will make everything feel cleaner. 4. Invest in some containers: Whether they're for make-up, kitchen utensils or office supplies, containers are a great way to de-clutter. I use them on my desk at work, in my apartment and my backpack. You can go to cheap places like Five Below, Daiso, or any Dollar store incarnate to buy the things. You don't have to break the bank here. There are also lots of incredible DIY's to make your containers more fun with paint, ribbon and more. Adding containers and boxes can help de-clutter and make everything look a lot more put together. 5. Color-Coordinate: After you've thrown away your garbage, de-cluttered your surfaces and contained the remaining objects you'd like to keep you can transform your space with color coordination. It makes everything look less cluttered, more cohesive and a lot cleaner. If you want a seriously minimal look go with subdued colors like whites and sepia tones. For an ultra-girly look pastel is a great palette. Primary colors kept to one or two with a neutral anchor can do wonders for masculine spaces. It's pretty much all in what you like. But the clutter will look a lot less daunting if it's in a single palette.
5 Types of Co-Workers You'll Meet in Your 20's
Work is something that becomes a real priority in your twenties. You start your career, and you meet all kinds of new people. Here are the 5 types of co-workers you'll meet in your 20's. 1. The "Super Serious" Co-Worker This person has little to no life outside of work. They're all about business, all the time. Whenever it gets a little loud in the office, expect some shooting glances from this overburdened character. Watch out too, because if you're higher up than them, they're probably gunning for your job. This person probably just graduated from college like you, but they take things way too far. Don't expect them to come to happy hour, they like to drink alone at home. 2. The Social Butterfly This person is the nemesis of the serious one. This person probably has a bunch of shit on their desk and doesn't respect others' personal space, but they're the life of the office. You can catch them talking to everyone all the time, and more often than not they've got something in common with everyone in the office. This person is a party starter, has a lot of fun at work and doesn't really care what others think. They're all about happy hour and making the best of the work-day woes, they just get a little loud sometimes. 3. The Coffee Fiend You do not want to meet this person at a Starbucks before 8A.M. They cannot function without their first cup of coffee. In fact they're like a zombie or some kind of ghoul without it. The few times you have seen them without coffee, they've looked like a completely different person. Normally they're pretty even keel and do good work in the office, just don't be the one who takes the last cup, or you will feel their wrath. 4. The Sleeper This person can fall asleep literally anywhere. It doesn't matter if they're at their desk, by the water cooler...no matter. They're gonna be asleep. You're always surprised at how easy it is for them to just konk out. And you're even more surprised that they haven't been fired yet. Whenever your boss comes around to check up on things they magically wake up and everything is fine. Damn, you kind of wish you had their skill. 5. The Golden Boy/Girl This person can't do anything wrong. It doesn't matter if you're kicking ass at work or not, they're the obvious favorite. Your boss is always talking about them, encouraging them and making an example out of their work. It's like a flashback to the smart kid in class who got all of the teachers' attention. You secretly hate and also want to be therm. It's not personal, just business.
What is the statute of limitation on credit card debt relief Florida?
The statute of limitations on debt is handled on a state by state basis. The laws may vary, and some types of debt at the federal level never die, such as student loans and taxes. In Florida, there are several types of debt that are subject to the statute of limitations. ● Debts covered by written contracts or promissory notes are collectible for five years from the date of the last payment. ● Credit card debt, oral contracts, and open-ended accounts are collectible from four years from the date of the last payment. ● Judgments, such as those from small claims court, lawsuits, and fines, are collectible for twenty years from the date that it is issued. ● Judgment liens are good for ten years but may be renewed for another ten years. Depending on your type of debt and when it was incurred, those debts may be considered uncollectible by law. How debt collections work As usual, there are exceptions. Let's take a moment to talk about debt collectors and how they operate. Collection agencies can be either one person with a desk, a phone, and a file of debtors or a massive phone room filled with hundreds of people calling debtors across the country. Some are contracted to companies big enough to outsource the handling of their delinquent accounts while others buy debts for pennies on the dollar and then try to collect on it. Debts are bundled like securities and sold, sometimes to more than one company, and then the phone starts ringing. The older the debt, the cheaper it is to buy - even when that debt is covered by the statute of limitations. Lies and Dirty Tricks "Can you pay something, anything, on this debt today?" It sounds like a reasonable request. It's not. What happens if you pay something on this debt, even if it falls outside the statute of limitations? It brings the debt back to 'life.' Your old debt relief Florida is reanimated by a simple payment; the account becomes 'live,' and the owner of the debt can take every legal recourse available to collect it. They can take you to court, garnish your wages, even levy your bank account if they wish to take it that far. How can you stop them? Know your rights. Stop the Collectors Cold The first thing you need to know is that all it takes to stop the calls and letters is, "Stop contacting me." It's as simple as that, and if the collector is following the FDCPA laws - a federal-level law that governs debt collection business practices - they will stop calling. However, telling them to stop calling doesn't prevent them from taking actions to collect. It's very important to validate the debt, and then inform them that the credit card debt relief Florida falls outside the statute of limitations for Florida and is not legitimate. When to Get Help Some collectors count on ignorance of your rights to collect on time-barred debts. When they are threatening you, calling your family, your friends, or even your boss to bully you, its time to get expert hap in the form of an attorney experienced in rogue collectors. It's the law that they must communicate with your attorney and leave you alone, and an experienced attorney is your best way to stop the rogues cold.
Why I Started a Love Journal
I'm single. I've had boyfriends before; I've been on dates recently. By no means do I feel that I'm in a relationship slump, but I decided to start what I have dubbed my love journal anyways. Why? Because I want to be better at relationships. I've come to realize recently that a big part of why some of my past relationships didn't work out had nothing to do with whether or not we were right for each other. It was more about whether or not we were ready to treat each other right. The distinction might be a little weird, but whatever, it's how I feel. I dumped a guy that was sweet (and is now engaged...to someone else!) because he didn't understand that I didn't want to be treated nicely all the time simply because I had been through a bad relationship before. I was dumped once because I wasn't into the romantic gestures that my boyfriend would spend time putting together. I'd only be able to give a simple smile back, and it was clear that our romance styles just didn't match each other. So what does this have to do with me starting a love journal? Basically, when I find something that annoys me in relationships, or that I find hard to deal with in relationships, or when someone tells me they find annoying about how I act in relationships, I want to write it down. I want to write and down and then write about it: I want to find what makes me tick and what I do that ticks others off. I want to figure out why. Is it really that I don't like big romantic gestures, or is it that I don't like what's-his-name that put one on for me before, and they remind me of him? Discovering more about your romance and relationship style is really important. You have to know yourself in and out to be able to fully share yourself with another person, and I think that love journaling (as funny as it may sound) may help me get to that point. Whether you're in a relationship or not, you can learn something about love and about what it means to you. So go ahead. Start your love journal. See if it helps you see anything more about love!
Scrap-booking For Lazy People: The Smash Book
Scrap-booking is usually viewed as a passtime for idle moms and old ladies, but in the digital age more and more young people are gravitating toward tangible memories. I keep a planner, and use it as a personal scrap book. But this is different...it's easier. Scrap books are supposed to be a chronicle of a year or so...wrapped up in a pretty bow with matching trim and perfect edges. This scrap book is much more punk rock. It's literally a mashed up book of memories without a timeline. It's a place to keep your secrets and laughs, concert tickets and vacation pics. When Instagram is not enough and you're longing for some tangible evidence...grab one of these. It'll give you some permanence, and as far as the internet goes, there's an existential problem with it: It doesn't technically exist. Deep right? Use a smash book to keep your memories safe. It'll lead to less stress and can serve as a creative outlet. Don't end up like poor Gandalf here...forgetting shit ya know? You can use these books to track your progress, like a planner or a calendar. You can make your own travel log. You can write yourself notes for the future. Or remind yourself of the past. Whatever your reason for chronicling your life...just do it. The therapy and happiness gained from tangible reminders of life has helped me move forward. And you can too! Use a "Smash" brand book or just utilize a planner or journal. Get some glue, and put somet things on the page. Get creative. You'll be happier!
7 Quotes That Wont Make You Feel That Bad About Failure.
Life in your twenties is pretty much all failure. Actually, failure happens a lot more in life then success; thats why success always tastes so sweet. But for some reason failure seems to be everyones worse fear. That failure somehow means failing at life, failing completely. But that isn't true. Failing is a part of life! Failure is what MAKES success stories! Don't believe me, check out these amazing quotes that truly show its failure is what makes life interesting. I know this might sound a little cliche but if you stop trying because you are afraid to fail than you aren't really living at all. Life isn't meant to be lived in fear and mistakes happen. Embrace them. Its impossible not to learn from failure, even if what you learn is how to NOT do something. That just means you'll know better for next time. What I love about this quote is that even if you do fail at reaching your goal, your attempt has gotten you that much closer so why the hell should you stop now? We are all afraid of being copies of a copy of a copy. We strive to stand out, to create a legacy; yet fear of failure will only lead to a copy of a copy. Nothing original was ever created from someone else's success, but from constant trail and error. I LOVE THIS QUOTE. To often do we let failure linger with us like a pesky neighbor we just can't shake. We must remember that failure is not a person and can, in fact, remain in the yesterday. Life isn't about being perfect, its about being strong, and courageous, and kind, and remarkable. Those things don't come easy and failure only makes those attributes on a person that much stronger. And my all time favorite quote from Charlie Chaplin. Failure is an inevitable; it is how you handle your failings that will define your life. Make sure you can joke about yourself. Its the only way to make it though with a smile.