Tick tock, Oh my gosh.

Is it because I have a goal to finish the ‘Divergent’ series. Is it the change in the weather. Or the fact that I’ve been watching ’The Voice Australia’ every night because my cousin Isaac is in the competition. Maybe it’s just because I have an overwhelming laziness to write something for ‘myself’ that doesn’t include another creative writing story, feature article or lord help me, analytical exposition. I think that would have to be it indeed. I’m just so swamped with assessments and I feel like my clock has been adjusted to speed up x2 so that I’m left with halved-half-days,-  that’s ‘less than half’ for people who don’t understand that analogy. I don’t know why I feel like everyday time is dramatically escaping from my sight! I don’t have a job, social life or any extra-curricular activities to attend to!

So why is it that I feel like every time I check the clock it’s skipped 3 hours ahead when I felt like 3 minutes had pasted?
One word: 

P.r.o.c.r.a.s.t.i.n.a.t.i.o.n.

‘Our greatest enemy’

We all do it! Come on, fess up…Admit it! Does it make you feel better to admit it if I tell you we wouldn’t be classified as Human if we didn’t. Well I guess some people just have those ‘procrastination-skills’ as they matrix their way through the simple life of a life un-procrastinfiyed. Or however else they can be classified. But let us not draw attention to those people because it’s just unfair that the other 99% of humans who do procrastinate on a daily basis.

Elly’s 3 Tips to reduce your procrastination:

1) Not everything has to be neat and tidy before you start doing some damn work! > You do not have to go around frantically cleaning your house/bedroom/desk/school bag/to-do list/ as though the Queen is coming to town to see you! I know what you want to say, “Oh but I need to make sure my workspace is clean and tidy to start my assignments/study on”– and trust me I completely know what you mean. I know that it isn’t possible to try and start an assignment if your mind is filled with clutter as you stare at the untidiness of your room. So go ahead and clean if you must! Just don’t let time get the better of you where you replace 3 minutes for 3 hours upon the discovery of old primary school photos as you take time to pause and reflect.

2) You don’t need to go on a snack break every 0.5 seconds! > It’s a hard one but it’s true. Don’t do it! You’ll not only start to form bad habits of needing a drink or snack every time you sit down to your desk, but a trip to the kitchen might mean a glance at the T.V which will entice you to seize all forms of school work! And lone-behold, before you know it you’re trapped waiting for your favourite show to appear! Which might evidently mean watching for a good few hours! You’ll forget what you were mean to be doing in the first place!

3) Don’t randomly call friends or begin a new text message channelling your inner grade six self…..

Elly: ‘Hey’
Jane: ‘Sup?’
Elly: ‘Nm, you?’
Jane: ‘Yeah me nethier. How’s school?’
Elly: ‘So bad, so much work to do. Not enough time’

Well maybe if you got off your bloody phone you’d have enough time!! Did you ever think about that? Well, perhaps you should take a minute to think about it now. Do you understand my drift, readers? Or have I lost you because the ‘no-phone-deal’ is too big of a thing for you to give up!

Anyways, so here I am, a classic example of one who procrastinates too much as I currently should be working on my Film and Tv assignment. Oops!

So I guess all those points were not only for you guys, but also for myself! Who woulda thought eh!

Jane: ‘K kool gtg ttyl bye x’

 

Actions mean more than just words

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Tess Robertson 

It’s not the thought that counts, it’s the action towards that thought which leads you to success (To anyone in my English grade please don’t steal this ‘thought’ because it’s what I’m using for my English speech and I will find out!! )

I just wanted to quickly give a shout out and promote my gorgeous friend Tess Robertson as she joins many of other Australian’s on the 5th-9th of May and eats on only $2 a day for five days- the equivalent or less  to a what a child faced with poverty has. This girl is actually out there doing something instead of waiting for her ‘thought’ to happen! You’re so great Tess, I admire what you are doing! 

Please head to this link to donate some money towards the best cause! https://www.livebelowtheline.com.au/me/tess_robertson

Thankyou xx,

 

his love will never break

‘Some days I wish I was dead’ she said

No don’t think that, don’t even imagine that. You can’t do that to yourself. You can’t let people rule your life, you can’t let those people affect you. I know you think that it’s hard, and that I don’t understand, and that’s true. It is hard and I don’t know how people get to that point of no way out, but they do. I want you to just stare into a world through the eyes of your mum, or dad or another family member and for one moment I want you to imagine that you are not in this world. Your house, your room, your seat in biology class, it’s all empty because there is nobody to occupy it, because it doesn’t exist as you are no longer here. Here in this incredibly beautiful world filled with hope that you can push through the pain, and the regrets and suffering. Filled with love from a person who you haven’t even met yet to be your husband. And a heart, filled with the love from your father in heaven, whose love can not be broken, whose love stays with you through every encounter with evil, whose love will cherish you through to the end. His love will never break.

You’re not terrible, you’re loved

 

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Let me be that person to tell you! You really aren’t as terrible as you think so release that negative thought from your mind.

Focus on nice thoughts, they will take you to greater heights!

Sorry I haven’t posted for a while I’ve been super caught up with assignments and just life in general.

Small reminder for today is that you are amazing and can do anything you want to do… it’s just life after all isn’t it !

Here’s some links:

INSTA: elly_graace

FB: Elly-Grace Rinaldis 

FB model page: Elly Grace-Model 

LB: Lookbook 

Would be amazing if you could all check out one of those links or maybe two.

Love Ell xx

 

Friends are supposed to make you feel good about yourself

just remember that. 

This is going to be a small post tonight as I have to start school tomorrow- sad face. Eugh. I saw this post on Tumblr last night and I know that you aren’t supposed to take anything that is posted on Tumblr and spread it around (apparently they are the rules) But I thought that this was a really good reminder to me and I hope that whoever is reading this gets the revelation as well. A true friendship with someone is meant to bring happiness, and love- not deceit and lack of trust. Don’t stay in a friendship or even a relationship with someone who is treating you the wrong way and making you feel bad about yourself. It’s not worth it at all! No matter how many memories you’ve shared together which you think can evenly weigh up the bad times.

  • If you’re not happy, get out of the relationship
  • If you’re reflecting a behaviour which isn’t you’re usual, get out of the friendship

I was watching the movie ‘The Clique’ the other day and I loved the line when they are all at the sleepover and the girls ask whether they would prefer to (a) Be a friendless loser or (b) Have a bunch of friends who secretly hated you

One of the girls chooses (a) which results in the others laughing and tell her that she got her wish. Mean right!

But personally I would choose (a) also because it’s way better to put trust in yourself than others who are just going to tear you down anyways. Does that make sense?

Sorry this is a very quick post, I’m not really in the right mind space tonight to write a big essay. Love to all. Will post again soon!

XX Elly Belly!