Hey and welcome to this article!

Due to the overwhelming positive response on my last article about life advice (thank you so much btw!), I've decided to make another one as I still had enough advice to give you :)

Again, I've included a few articles and Tumblr posts I think you should read at the bottom of this article. This time I have also added some advice from Tumblr that I could find through the tips, you'll be able to tell where it's from.

I know the article is pretty much all over the place, but I hope you like it anyway. Enjoy!

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⁃ Internet Archive: if you ever want to look back on how a site used to look, here's the site for it: https://archive.org/
Pro tip: 'Famous' hearters (so people with over 1k) can probably find some captures of their WHI on there, this includes profile pictures, bios etc. You have to know your old username though if you changed it over time. So if you ever want to go on a trip down memory road... here's your chance.

You can never go wrong with glitter.

dust, fashion, and rosa image
Credit: @Looh_S

⁃ Don’t talk about old friends when you’re with new friends.

Choose people who choose you. Get rid of toxic people.

⁃ Take the Myers Briggs test to find out more about your personality and why you are the way you are! You can take it here:
https://www.onlinepersonalitytests.org/mbti and http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp
Your result includes a full description of what your personality type is like. If you think yours doesn't match you at all, I advise you to make it on the other site, to make your result more definite. I’m an INFP :)

⁃ If you haven’t talked to a person for a while, a call is always better than a text message.

love, miss, and voice image
Credit: @rin_reen

⁃ If anyone ever dares you to eat a copious amount of wasabi, don’t do it. Do not do it.

- The next time you cry, make sure you wipe the tears all over your skin. Yes, your tears are intended clear dust and dirt from your eyes, but it will do the same for your skin!

⁃ Don’t eat foods that are difficult to eat or foods that you need your hands for to eat (drumsticks, spare ribs etc) on first dates. Also, don’t try something completely new on first dates, as you most likely won’t make a good impression if you have to send the plate back and therefore waste food cause you don’t like it.

food, salad, and Chicken image
Credit: @bohology

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⁃ Okay, so I'll never tell you what to eat and what not, but try to eat something vegetarian every once in a while. Or switch your usual beef and pork with chicken if eating vegetarian is too much for you. Even that can make a huge difference.
Save the planet from greenhouse gasses by reducing them yourself with making ‘green’ decisions.

Here are some facts about it animal agriculture and their impact on the world: http://guruwithin.tumblr.com/post/140600835699
(sorry, I couldn’t find a post with the facts that didn’t shove veganism down your throat)

- Watch documentaries!! I highly advise you to watch Before the Flood and Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret if you want to learn more about the topic I mentioned above.

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⁃ Know a few games you can do with a stack of cards.

Remember the ones who left you when you were in need. Remember the ones who helped you when you were in need.

- please be gentle with yourself. you’re trying. if it’s taking you longer than you thought to achieve something or get somewhere that’s okay. try not to compare yourself to others too much because not everyone gets to where they need to be right away. you’re alive that’s what matters. keep trying. you’ll get there.
Credit: @skellydun

⁃ Try to stop eating 2/3 hours before you go to sleep. I know scientist say that you should stop 5 hours before you go to bed, but I’m just being realistic here.

⁃ Take good care of your pets. You are the whole world to them.

dog, animal, and puppy image
Credit: @probablyancientbeauty

⁃ If you think you’re gonna faint ‘cause you feel lightheaded and hot, warn the people around you! Also, if you can, sit on the ground with your knees up and your nose to your knees. Eat something salty and drink. Breathe in, breathe out. Stay safe.

Take screenshots of cute texts/messages and put them in a folder in case of a bad day.

Make a playlist of all the songs you remember listening to from when you were 11 or younger, now you still know most of those songs. Listen to the playlist whenever you feel nostalgic.
I have a playlist like this myself but I’m not going to share it with you, as it consists over 250 songs and most songs are kinda embarrassing haha. Also, some songs are unfamiliar to those who aren’t from the Netherlands like me.
If you must know, a few nostalgic songs for me are: Cascada - Everytime We Touch, Iyaz – Replay, The Veronicas - Untouched and Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love. And Whatcha Say, obviously.

⁃ Always check whether you saved your stuff in Microsoft Excel. Apparently, it does not always do that automatically. Fucker. (context: three hours of work for my final thesis went into nothingness last year because I thought it would just save it for me. Guess what? Nope.)

- Text people back. Don’t be ‘playing games’ where you straight up ignore them for three days.

Always set two alarms, just in case.

⁃ The best way to get over a crush is to get to know the person better. You’re probably thinking right now something like “Sabine, wtf?” but hear me out okay. You see, if you ever have a crush on someone, you mute out all their bad sides, ‘cause you watch them through your ‘pink glasses’.
As most people aren’t perfect, they probably have some problematic things about them. So if you learn about your crush, you’re likely to find out that they don’t match you at all (for example they hate animals, litter, make offensive jokes etc), and you get over them! However, if you get to know your crush more and they turn out to be perfect for you, well… sorry for this advice, cause you’re probably head over heels now. You have a good taste in people though.

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Credit: @fleur_blanch

⁃ Don’t support famous people that are known abusers/rapists. Don’t be friends with people that are abusers/rapists either. If you do know them, cut them off. BYEEEE.

- just because you don’t look like somebody who you think is attractive doesn’t mean you aren’t attractive. flowers are pretty but so are christmas lights and they look nothing alike
Credit: @sscreamss on Tumblr

http://www.webqc.org/balance.php -> this site will help you balance chemistry equations, and also tell you what type of reaction occurred.

⁃ Take pictures of everyday things you do (and your family does), how silly it may seem. Especially of your hobbies!
One of my favorite things to do when I was younger was making necklaces and arts and crafts. I have maybe two pictures of younger me doing arts and crafts, and I’m still very pissed about the fact that I don't have more okay.

You can never be undereducated or underdressed.

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Credit: me

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Never ever put school before your physical and mental health.

⁃ If you’re depressed or feeling down and don’t feel like leaving bed, change the sheets on your bed to nice, fresh, clean ones that smell good, and then take a shower or a bath, dress in clean pajamas, and go ahead and get back into bed. the tiny bit of work for the day will make you feel like you accomplished something, and you’ll feel clean and refreshed which will put you in a better state of mind.
Credit: @sniggadoodles on Tumblr

⁃ Don’t ever claim that a person can’t have anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm issues or other mental problems because you consider their life to be perfect. Just because a person, for instance, is healthy and has friends, a functional family, high grades, clothes, money et cetera, that doesn’t mean they are all right mentally. Mental disorders don’t care about your situation in life. Trust a person on their judgment. If they say they’re depressed, they most likely are.

A tip to help with an anxiety attack
- Look around you.
- Find 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell and 1 thing you can taste.
This is called grounding. It can help when you feel like you have lost all control of your surroundings.

Credit: @ellisamay on Tumblr

Learn more about this technique in the Tumblr post at the bottom of this article.

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⁃ Don’t litter. Don’t contribute to the worldwide problem.

⁃ Cute date idea: buy a headphone splitter and make a playlist to listen to while you two walk under the glow of the city lights, especially if you live in a big city. For people with no shame and/or no fear: put your full music library on shuffle.

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Credit: @BE___FREE

⁃ If anyone ever asks if they can sit next to you in class, do it. In my experience, they’re the nicest people.

If it doesn’t make the world a better place, don’t do it.

⁃ Listen to albums in their entirety every once in awhile, like they're meant to be! Don’t just listen to the biggest hits of the artist.

linkin park, onerepublic, and cds image
Credit: meeee

⁃ Don’t lose your cool around famous people you admire. Don’t camp in front of their house or do weird stuff like that. They’re people too.

⁃ When people say your name wrong or misspell it, correct them. Also, if you accidentally say someone’s name wrong or don’t use their preferred name, get it right.

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⁃ Please don’t use ‘I love you’ as a filler when you’ve got nothing to say. Don’t use it as an alternative for ‘sorry’. Don’t use it when you’re feeling bad or mad. Don’t use it to escape an argument. Don’t say it out of pity. Don’t use it against someone.

Instead, please use it wisely. Calm yourself then think once, twice, or maybe even a hundred times before using it. Question yourself before uttering it. Make sure you know it’s what you feel before saying it. Say it only to the right person. Say it because you mean it. Say it because not saying it makes you anxious. Say it because there’s no other word nor phrase that compares to how you feel. Say it because that person earned your trust to hear it and last;
Say this to yourself. You deserve it.

- Credit: @suspend on Tumblr

love, I Love You, and quotes image
Credit: @peachynani

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⁃ Surprise your significant other every now and then.

Don’t make fun of people’s handwriting or voices. Never make fun of people’s laugh either. Why would you ever make fun of how people express joy?

⁃ Make sure you don’t have such an embarrassing bio that it can be used against you.

⁃ Life’s too short to not wear exciting socks.

⁃ If you have to write an argumentative essay, always pick a topic you’re passionate about. If you can’t properly answer the question “why do you want to write about this topic/why do you think this topic is interesting?” within 5 seconds, you’ve probably should choose something else. However, if you're too excited and don't even know where to begin to answer that question, the topic is probably right for you!

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Credit: @refreshed

- Don’t ever drunk text people. You will regret it. Ask someone to stop you from doing weird shit if necessary.

- A few topics to talk about so you don’t have to say ‘wyd’ to start a convo: goals, dreams, sports, traveling, books & movies, music, religion, the universe (and outer space in general), laws, global warming, civil rights, the meaning of life/love, animals, technology.

⁃ Ask people what they like to do instead of what they do.

⁃ It doesn’t matter what you draw or paint, as long as you’re being creative.
Short Tumblr post about how to draw good: http://funnyhalloffame.tumblr.com/post/57877032468/stridersknowbest-how-do-draw-good-fill-14

Also:

- draw stick figures. sing off key. write bad poems. sew ugly clothes. run slowly. flirt clumsily. play video games on easy. you do not need to be good at something to enjoy the act. talent is overrated. do things you like doing. it’s ok to suck
credit: @ffsshh on Tumblr

art, blue, and purple image
Credit: @ShadesOfInvisible

Not everyone is going to think you’re pretty and that’s ok!! They’re wrong though.

- Remember that it’s totally okay to use other people’s work in your essays/articles, as long as you properly give them credit for it. You have to use your own your words though. If you don't do that, it counts as plagiarism which is technically illegal ( and not good for your grade).

Gentle reminder that the human eye is naturally drawn by noise and movement, so the next time you walk into a crowd or a bit late into a lecture or something like that, they’re not staring at you or judging; it’s just an instinctive reaction that has nothing to do with you doing anything wrong.
Credit: @daggerpen on Tumblr

- If anyone asks you “does this [insert piece of clothing here] make me look fat?” never answer with something like “oh you don’t look fat at all, you look really skinny!”. No. Don’t ever say that. Answer with “it makes you look beautiful”. Skinny does not equal pretty. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Cut that shit out.

- Lastly, never apologize for the space you occupy in this world.

On an ending note, I’d like to give you my favorite part of any Michael Jackson song ever:

“If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make the change. You gotta get it right, while you got the time, ‘cause when you close your heart, you can’t close up…. YOUR MIND”

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If you've made it this far, thank you so much for reading! I hope you're able to take some advice from this article :)

Please check out the article and Tumblr posts I've included below, I definitely think they're worth reading.

If you have any questions, suggestions or you just want to talk to me, you can always message me!

Bye dears!

xxx Sabine (@the_night_skies)

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Article for you to check out:

19 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Be The Bigger Person by @angeliccs:
http://weheartit.com/articles/296091406-19-quotes-that-will-inspire-you-to-be-the-bigger-person

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Important posts on Tumblr to read:

Tips for after a long cry and you feel exhausted: http://suckitpineapplehead.tumblr.com/post/119901745277/afatfox-jhnnystorm-tips-for-what-to-do-after-a

Grouding Techniques (social anxiety) https://mentalillnessmouse.tumblr.com/post/29402354876/grounding-techniques

On 'phases' when you’re going through puberty:
http://captain-potato-chip.tumblr.com/post/94239840232/destinysembrace-oblivion-girlslovemycurls

Favorite quotes
https://inarticulate-phrases.tumblr.com/quotes
Quote you should definitely check out here: "Someone asked me why I am so nice to people who........"

If anyone ever claims cheating is ‘bound to happen’:
http://chitarra10.tumblr.com/post/158694397065/nowhites-cheating-is-not-bound-to-happen-ive