Macro Monday: 174!

Hope your hangover isn't too severe this Bank Holiday Monday! (if you're not in the UK hope Monday is treating you kindly!) 

Anyway! it's Macro Monday time!


 A saying we should all say more often.

 This is very annoying.




 Poor mermaid.
 lol




 Motto


 mean girls references always


 lol


 lol true


supermarket feels



very true



 feels



lol
 I would agree and would be in the left.



 no Carl!


 all the time!

 wahay!


I would donate


 me too.

 Have a good week!

Dating Mistakes!


We have all been there, but here are our tips for the dating game!

Game playing:
 
This strategy is usually employed for one of two reasons. The first is to protect one’s ego. When it comes to dating, everyone, on some level, fears rejection. Playing it cool and not getting too involved may make you feel safe, but you risk coming across as aloof or remote, and may turn the other person off. Balance between demonstrating interest and maintaining your composure is best. Another reason people play games is to get something you want that you wouldn’t likely get if you played it straight. For example, telling someone you love him or her so they will sleep with you, and then not calling them again. This form of manipulation is simply unacceptable (to put it mildly), and does not lead to healthy relationships. You will get further in less time in finding a relationship if you allow yourself to be genuine. It’s OK to put your best foot forward, and also to be a bit cautious, but have the courage to be upfront and show who you are.


Talking too much about your ex:
 
While this information will eventually be shared at least to some extent, it shouldn’t be discussed in detail during the initial phase of a relationship. You want to get to know the person and each have a chance for a fresh start. Carrying old baggage into a new relationship amounts to clutter. If you have baggage, then best to work it out before pursuing a new relationship, at least to a point where it isn’t affecting your reactions and clouding your judgement.


Obsessing over details:
 
This one is common with those who worry. The worry may be a general habit, but now it is turned on the subject of the relationship: worry about what the other person said, worry about what they meant by it, worry about how you reacted, worry about the relationship not working out, worry about what if it does work out, how will your parents react…on and on. Being anxious is a mood killer, and will not make you attractive to a potential mate. But don’t go worrying about that! Try to tap into your self-confidence and trust that if the relationship is meant to work out, it will.


Ignoring red flags:
 
If someone doesn’t show up when you’re supposed to meet, that’s a red flag. If they don’t let you call them at home, yep, red flag. If they kick their dog, bingo, red flag. Of course, there are more subtle warnings that one may be tempted to overlook, especially if one is eager for the relationship to work out. While one shouldn’t jump to conclusions without sufficient evidence on the first problem that arises, an emerging pattern is not something to make excuses for or brush under the rug. Address these problems early, and don’t waste your time.



Interrogating your date:
 
“How many children do you want” is not a good opening sentence. You want to show interest by asking about their likes or dislikes, but not press someone for information. Let things evolve a bit, as you get to know someone. Patience and restraint are required here, even though you may feel pressed for time. Do your best to relax and have fun.



Talking too much about yourself:

Just like asking too many questions especially of the personal nature is bad, going on and on about yourself  is just as bad. It can come across as self centred, selfish and really it's quite annoying - of course talk about yourself, but make sure it's on an equal playing field!

LEAVE THE PHONE ALONE!
 There is nothing more annoying than someone who cannot put their phone down, least of all on a date! Keep it on silent, and leave it be! 

Do you have any tips?
 

Macro Monday 173!

Hope you had a stellar weekend, it's nearly May (Say what?!) anyway it's time to get your Macro on 1,2,3 LEGGO!


Just too cute.



 I would be the same.


Kim crying is always a winner.



 Every damn time.


I find stuff like this way too funny



Yes please.


Us either.



 Me.


I cry.



 lol



Me too.




 the horror!


oh dear



 I would be

 me too Cher, me too



Left every time.



lol



Me out with friends.

Have a good one!

How To Decide Where To Tavel!



You might have every travel channel possible, google and pin a thousand different places, but the only real way to find inspiration is to get out there, see it, and experience it. Travel should start at an early age (Children under 2 fly free, so take advantage if you can!) I try to discover one new city or country a year, aim to go to as many places as I have pages in my passport. 


The Tourist can be a horrible stereotype; the trick is to blend in with the locals, respect their culture and the doors will open for you to explore. Picking a destination is like deciding which chocolate to pick from the box; you can see what it looks like in the picture, but you don't know what it is like on the inside until you have taken a bite. Take a risk, and find a new favourite. 


The internet can be a great source of inspiration so can books and movies - The Sound of Music will take you to Salzburg, Moulin Rouge to Paris, A Suitable Boy to India. Everyone should visit the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, stand at the top of the Empire State Building, wake up on a tropical island. 


Do you have travel plans? This year Wonderland is off to Prague, Amsterdam and India in the New Year, how about you? Or where do you dream of going next? 



11 Little Things To Make You Happy!


1. Comfort food.

I put this one first for a reason, and that reason is that comfort food is one of the most basic components of being a happy, well-adjusted human. There is no meeting so soul-suckingly boring that a little pizza won’t make you go out of your way to attend it. There is no emotional wound that cannot be at least temporarily patched up with some hot, crispy chicken nuggets and fries with ranch and honey mustard sauces. . Comfort food has leveled up as high as possible in the Healer Class, and we should respect it. 


2. Clean sheets.

Man, you just feel gross as shit when you’re on grimy sheets. You feel like a sentient ball of pond scum, temporarily inhabiting a vaguely moist hell that used to resemble your bedroom. It feels like your whole life is falling apart, and the second you change them to those fresh, fluffy, cool-and-warm-at-the-same-time new sheets, everything is back where it should be. You sleep like an angel on a cloud of success. 


3. A breeze.

If there is one state of affairs that reminds us just how completely our overall dispositions depend on our atmospheric surroundings, it is being trapped somewhere that is hot as hell and getting a breeze to cool your fevered brow. 



4. A hot shower.

Hot showers, especially when you’re achy or dirty, feel like getting kissed all over your body by a thousand tiny Ryan Goslings. It’s being baptized by the Cleanliness Gods in your own home, and it is an irreplaceable necessity to happiness. 




5. Alone time.

All of the thrilling social activities in the world mean absolutely nothing if you can’t punctuate them with some nice time to just unwind, watch your weird-ass “me time” videos on YouTube, and be a total slob in your underwear.


6. Someone who remembers with you.

You need at least one person to discuss your memories, your experiences, and the person you used to be with. If you don’t have anyone who also remembers certain periods in your life, it can start to feel as though they never happened at all (or that they don’t count). But when you start wandering down memory lane hand-in-hand with someone, it is the emotional equivalent of someone bringing out a surprise ice cream cake and two enormous spoons. You get to just feel all the warm fuzzies, and make each other remember stuff, and giggle over inside jokes. It’s the best.

7. A nice wake-up.

For some of us, including myself, mornings will never be that nice. But if you don’t at least get a few minutes to groggily look at your phone, put something resembling food in your body, and get a little coffee or tea, your day is doomed. When you wake up in an incoherent panic and you have to run out the door wearing the first thing that wasn’t stained with the blood of your enemies, you know that you are just going to feel a little bit like shit all day long. 


8. Good internet.

Having something to do on the internet and watching in agony as each page takes a full 30 seconds to load is amongst the most visceral frustrations we can experience. It’s the kind of thing to make you rip your laptop off its cord and throw it against the wall because you would rather do all of your communication by carrier pigeon from now on.



9. Purchases that are just for you.

Come on, you need to get something for yourself every now and again. If you don’t occasionally treat yourself to a bag of bulk chocolate, or a new Primark dress that appears to be made out recycled cardboard, or a movie for one in the middle of a Saturday afternoon, what is life about?



10. A comfy sweater.

There is no feeling that makes you feel more safe, more comfortable, more deliciously warm and cozy than pulling a sweater around you, over your palms and up onto your neck, until you are less a human being and more an anthropomorphic ball of wool. It’s like being hugged by your clothes.


Whether it’s the friend who doesn’t need any social issues explained to them (and who will never make horribly oppressive jokes because they don’t believe in being “PC”), or the person who is just as obsessed with that one book/show/movie/band as you are and does not matter one bit if you want to talk about it for an entire five-hour hangout session, we all need the person who “gets it.” You don’t need a group of them, you just need the one, and your sanity will be intact. Without them, you will begin to slowly question whether or not your entire reality is a figment of your imagination. Your happiness is always reinforced by their existence.