You’re A Fighter

Yes, you read that right. You’re a fighter, and don’t you ever forget it. Life may be tough right now but you’ll get there. You’ll make it, I promise. I believe you can do it. You have what it takes. I see it in you – you have the power to do whatever you imagine. You’re smart enough, pretty enough, tough enough to make it through.

God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers. Hang in there. Don’t give up now. Not quite yet. Just a little bit longer. Just a little bit harder. You’re getting there. You’re on your way to victory. You don’t always need a clear-cut plan, a laid out map to tell you exactly which way to go. Sometimes you need to just trust your instincts and keep going – see what happens. You might even surprise yourself.

Create a vision for your life. Do something you love. Do something that makes you want to jump out of bed every morning. This fight is worth it, and so are you. These battle scars are only making you stronger. Do whatever it takes to see your dreams through.

The walls that you see that separate you from your dreams are meant to see how badly you want to achieve this. They’re not meant for you. They’re meant for the other people who don’t want it badly enough.

It’s a revolution – the time has come for you to win. Don’t give up now when victory’s so close. You can beat this. I see the fighter in you, dying to break out. Breathe, take a break. Get back at it. Don’t lose sight of the finish line, you’re so close.

Don’t let it get you down, if you don’t make it the first time. You have your whole life ahead of you to prove yourself, so stop beating yourself up. Promise me you’ll smile today. Promise?

Stay strong,

Deliya x 🙂

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You Are Strong Enough

There are so many times in your life when all you feel like doing is giving up. It’s been too hard for too long and you just don’t think you can take it anymore. It would be so easy to just give up.

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But that’s not who you are.

You’re meant for so many bigger and better things. Don’t you dare go give up on yourself. You’re all you have and you are the best and most unique thing you can offer to the world. Don’t let your struggles overwhelm you so easily. Give it a fight. So what if the whole world gives up? They’re not you. They’ll never be you.

You’ve got to do it for you. Whoever you are, wherever you are, you’re worth it. You can do this, I believe in you. You were given this gift of life that you get to open everyday and you’re so lucky, you don’t even know it. Keep working hard towards your goals, and destiny will be on your side.

Let your struggles be part of your story. Some day, other people will hear of how you worked your way through seemingly impossible odds and you’ll be an inspiration to them. Just imagine all that it could be!

Stay Strong!

Deliya x 🙂

Simple Joys in Life : Part 2

Just continuing where I left off since the title is pretty self-explanatory. Remember to appreciate the little things, guys!

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1. Changing into sweatpants

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2. Having a day off

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3. Hugs from that special someone

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4. Finding money in your pocket and feeling like

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5. Eating homemade food

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6. When you hear your jam on the radio

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7. When you catch a glimpse of him

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8. When you get into a warm room after the freezing outdoors

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9. When you think of a perfect sassy comeback on Tumblr

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10. When your teacher says you did better than everybody else on the test

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11. When you receive an unexpected compliment

Stay amazing!

Deliya x 🙂

I Challenge You

Today’s post is all about dreams. And challenges, of course.

I was sitting on the edge of my bed yesterday wondering about what on Earth I would blog about that everybody who read this could relate to and suddenly it hit me. What is the one thing that everybody on the planet has in common? We all have dreams. Some are big, some are small, some are crazy and some are life-changing. But they’re all possible. Everybody wants to achieve something, to live in a better world. In any case, today, all I’m here to say is that whether your dream is to beat somebody at arm-wrestling, ace your exams or end world hunger, it is possible.

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You just have to believe in it. No, it’s not going to easy. You know that, and if you don’t, you should. It’s hard to motivate yourself to work hard, because anybody can dream but to work to make your dreams a reality is another ball-game altogether.

My mum always says that if you want to get something, you always had to give something in return. There are no free lunches. You’re going to have to work really hard, be determined to see your work through to the end, come what may, and you’ve got to donate your time, effort and blood, sweat and tears on this mission. It’s a tough world out there, with millions like you trying to make it big.

Live your dreams!

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You’re going to face disappointment, you’re going to experience failure and you’re almost definitely going to want to give up at one point or another. But no matter how you feel, you need to push on, because that success story, that vision of victory that’s playing in your head, that is possible, and it can happen to you. Greatness is your calling. Own it.

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Some people live there whole life in a trance – just doing the things everyone else is doing, going the places everyone else is going and hence achieving the things in life that everyone else has already achieved. So, obviously, when you stick out, when you take risks, when you try to be different, you will face discouragement. Don’t fall prey to the everyday gossip of the everyday person. They’re just a face in the crowd of all the people that look exactly like them. No matter what, don’t give up until you win.

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So today, I challenge you.

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I challenge you to have the courage to follow your dreams, no matter how hard it is.

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I challenge you to drown out the noise of the crowd and believe in and trust yourself above all others.

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I challenge you to love yourself before you love anybody else.

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I challenge you to invest in yourself – your mind, your body and your personality.

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I challenge you to create yourself.

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I challenge you to keep going.

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But above all, I challenge you to never give up on yourself.

Because, in the end, you’re all you have anyway.

Stay strong,

Deliya x 🙂

Teen Suicide And What I’ve Learnt From It

Recently, I’ve had one my classmates attempt suicide and it really changed my life. You wouldn’t think so, because we were never close but this sort of thing always scars you a little. Obviously, when I got the news, I was shocked. ‘Why in the world would she want to kill herself?’ and such obvious questions popped into my mind but then it isn’t like I’d never though along those lines ever.

There was a time when I felt that my life was so bad and out of control that I wondered if it was really worth it at and why I couldn’t just end it all. But the sob-story’s all behind me now and the lessons I’ve learnt are some of the most important I think I’ll ever know.

First of all, the thing about suicide is that nobody actually wants to die. People just feel like they’re in a bad place or situation in life and looking for an escape because it’s all too overwhelming and impossible to handle. They want relief from the depressing thoughts that ceaselessly haunt them and they don’t know any other way out.

Now, although I’m a firm believer in the fact that only you can save yourself, I think the best thing to do in case you’re a teenager with suicidal thoughts is too consult an adult, parent or counselor. It may seem unendurable and embarrassing but it’s better than ending your life.

No matter what‘s going on with your right now, what you’ve done and what you’re facing, it won’t be something you’re alone in. It’s all been done before and there’s someone out there who’s going through the same things you are. You’re not alone and talking it out with someone mature and calm will help you.

The only reason you’re feeling the way you are is because you’re focusing way too hard on the negative aspects of your situation. You’re emphasizing on everything that’s wrong in your life in your mind instead of thinking of the exact opposite. You may not see it now, but there are so many people that would be devastated if you were gone.

Apart from getting help, I’ve tried to put together a list of positive distractions that may be of some help to you.

1. Type aimlessly about anything you want until you feel better

2. Go outside for a walk or a jog

3. Go to a cafe and sit outside with a cup of tea or coffee

4. Dress nice (it’s proven to make you feel better about yourself…no more PJ Days!)

5. Force yourself to smile at those you see and enjoy the feeling of being smiled at.

6. Focus on the little things in everyday life that bring you joy

7. Pick up a hobby you love and invest in it

8. Put together some D.I.Y. Projects

9. Bake or cook a meal

10. Take a bubble bath and light incense

11. Compliment yourself

12. Realize that you’re strong and that everything will be OK

That’s all for now I think, but before I pen off, I’d like to list out some websites you should definitely check out if you’re considering suicide. Just click here, here or here!

Just remember this: You are important. You are beautiful. You are loved.

Stay strong,

Deliya x 🙂

21 Simple Joys of Life (To Be Contd.)

1. The Smell of a Bookstore

2. Doctor Who

3. Cool wind in your hair

4. Drinking coffee

5. Smiles from strangers

6. Sarcasm and burns (#sorrynotsorry)

7. Puppies

8. DIY Anything

9. Hair Bows

10. Reading

11. The Seaside

12. Getting lost in the city

13. Old Family Polaroid Pictures

14. Sunny Days

15. Polka Dot Anything

16. Scented Candles

17. Spring Time

18. Pretty Bedrooms

19. Bubble Baths

20. Old TV Programmes

21. Cute Cutlery

OK, so basically this is just part 1 of the many simple joys of life that are totally free and available to all of us and those we just don’t notice and feel happy about on a day-to-day basis but should remember to.

P.S. None of the pictures are mine, they’re all from the amazing one and only (you guessed it) Tumblr and Google!

Stay awesome!

Deliya x 🙂

What to do when you’re feeling down…

Life’s not easy. Noone ever said it was and you better stop believing it. It’s just not that way. You don’t always win. You have bad days. In fact, sometimes you have terrible days. Days that make you feel like giving up – packing your bags and going home because none of this crap is worth it.

But wait.

It gets better. I shit you not, it gets better. You’ve just got to keep at it.

Believe me when I say this, but it  does get better. I’ve been there, and I’ve done that. But this isn’t about my sob story, no. This is about what I learnt at the end. The thing about life is that nothing is permanent. The good times? Temporary. Bad times? Temporary. Things will change and life will come back round.

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See, it’s all about the long run. You don’t want to have lived your life and at the end, feel like it was all a massive struggle. You want, at the end, for it too feel like you were happy. People are going to say mean things to bring you down, and bad things will inevitably happen. But you’ve just got to get up in the morning and ask yourself this :

No. You’re not. Because you’re better and stronger than that. You have a self-respect and opinion of yourself that nobody in the world can change. And to the people who bring you down you say,

Because clearly, you don’t need people like that in your life. They’re never going to help you out and you’ll never feel any better or become any better of a person with them. They will not challenge you and you just don’t need the extra baggage they bring.

Sometimes, you need to be a bit harsh on yourself too. Whenever bad thoughts start to take over, tell yourself:

There are people who’d be lost without you.

You are smart and thoughtful and kind and fun and beautiful and worth knowing. And all this coming from a person who doesn’t even know you. So, believe me when I say it, the people who have you in their life are lucky that they do. Because you’re a gem and you deserve every good thing that comes your way.

There are so many ways to pick yourself up when you feel down. One way, of course, is food.

Sing loudly and off-key. It doesn’t even matter. Just sing it out. You’ll feel better.

Because,

We all have guilty pleasures, don;t we, Taylor? Go ahead and do them for once.

Look through old pictures and relive those memories.

Do something ridiculous and funny with your best friend. Go out. Or stay in and wear mustaches all day, I dunno.

Go on a shopping spree. Go on.

And just remember that Tom Hiddleston says:

So whenever you feel like

SNAP OUT OF IT. You’re you. You’re alive. You’re worth it. And that’s better than anything else out there.

Stay amazing!

Deliya x 🙂

♡ How To Start Being A Healthier Teenager ♡

If you lot are anything like me then you’re pretty unhealthy and you take full and undue advantage of the fact that you don’t get fat no matter how much junk food you seem to eat and never work it off.

Now straight off, you should know that being healthy and fit isn’t the same as being slim. It might get you there but that’s not the objective here. The objective is not to die of multiple diseases (cholesterol, heart diseases and cancer) when you grow up. So yeah, here goes my advice to y’all about how to start being a little healthier.

(Yeah, I know I shouldn’t be one to preach but I’m going to start working on this stuff from next week onwards, so in your face Mom! That’ll show you to call me lazy!)

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1. Drink more water!

Keeping your body hydrated is the easiest way to be  healthy! Drinking several glasses of water a day purifies your body, boosts immunity and regulates metabolism.

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2. Exercise! (apart from just P.E.)

   

You’ve got to start exercising. Yes, everyday. Not anything too intense. Probably just your favourite sport for an hour a day. Maybe you’ll be more into it if you brought your friends along, or maybe you just get your kicks out of beating your own personal best without them, I wouldn’t know. But in any case, do remember to exercise – whether it’s running, swimming, football, basketball or tennis or whatever.

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 3. Get enough sleep

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Even though Michael was super adorable when he said he wouldn’t sleep for days in Neverland, Emma Stone is right. You’ve got to sleep a good 8 hours a night. This is something us lazy people are good at so we’ve got this in the bag but all those of you who stay up late nights to do god-knows-what (I wouldn’t know), stop that shit and go to bed.

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4. Eat a good breakfast

Don’t go extreme – don’t eat too much for breakfast (and definitely no junk food!) and don’t skip it altogether (like I do when I’m late for school, which is always). Some fruit, egg, milk or toast are always good choices.

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5. Stop the junk food

All the food at fast food restaurants and all those cokes and chips you have during your 48 hour PS3 gaming marathons (if you have those, I don’t if that’s just me and my friends) are not going to help you get any healthier. Say no to junk food and start eating healthy! Eat slowly and stop eating when you’re full.

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6. Be clean and hygenic

Keep your skin healthy and clean by washing it at least 3 times a day. Brush your teeth twice a day at least and bathe everyday (at least I hope you already do that). Have a strict hygiene regime and follow through everyday.

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See how easy this stuff is? Anyone can do it! (Yeah, at this point I’m just trying to convince myself to start this stuff as well…)

 All in all, be confident, love yourself and stay healthy and beautiful!

Deliya x 🙂

When the people lead…

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When the people will lead, the leaders will follow…

You Live and You Learn : Part 1

As you grow up and pass life by, you learn a lot from your experiences (and others’!) that help you not to make the same mistakes in the future. It hurts, but everything – the good, bad and the ugly – all teach you things that are essential for your life experience.

Being a 17 year old nowadays teaches you possibly more than one would imagine at first glance (without standing in our shoes) but we’re still so young with so much to learn. Mistakes shape who we are and here is what I’ve lived and learnt these past years.

1. Katherine Hepburn

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2. Aristotle

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3. Nike

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4.  Anonymous

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5. Charles Bukowski

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6. Joseph Joubert

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7. Anonymous

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8. Anonymous

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9. Freidrich Nietzsche

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10. Oscar Wilde

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That’s all for now! Hope you all loved these as much as I did. I’ve got work to do tomorrow so this is it for now!

Stay beautiful!

Deliya x 🙂