Friday, July 24, 2015

5 Rules To Live By

Hey there. This week has been crazy. From going to bed at 3 AM to crashing at friend's houses three days in a row to eating breakfast past noon, I have definitely swerved off of my steady, usual track. Now, this is all fine, but at the end of the week I realized that there are a few rules I should abide by no matter what direction my life takes me.

Here are my 5 Rules To Live By:

1. Always take your makeup off before you go to bed. 

As much as this model makes wearing makeup to bed look glamorous, it is anything but. Going to bed wearing makeup leads to breakouts and ages our skin. I know it can seem impossible to come home after a long day or night out and whip out the face wash or eye-makeup remover, but it is a must! At the bare minimum, always try to take off your face makeup. Trust me, it is worth it.

2. Do not be selfish. 

This can mean many different things. For me, it means to be aware of other people. Take into account their feelings, thoughts, opinions and ideas. Put yourself in their shoes. And, simply, do not always think about yourself. 

3. Invest in experiences, not things. 

This is a tough one. Yes, I know we all sometimes like to save up money to buy those adorable wedges from Nordstrom or that newly released iPhone from Apple. Trust me, I get it. But, I think we sometimes forget how valuable our experiences are. Instead of buying things, maybe we can invest in experiences. Go to that concert, buy that plane ticket or eat that expensive but out of this world meal with your friends. As it says above, "have stories to tell, not stuff to show."

4. Eat dessert before dinner. 

I don't exactly mean this literally. I mean that it is okay to indulge yourself every so often. Life is short and unpredictable. Who knows what could happen tomorrow. So, in my opinion, go ahead and treat yourself to that cupcake, or whatever it is that makes you happy. :)

5.  Exercise at least a little bit every day. 

I know, I know. This one probably annoys you a lot. In fact, it annoys me too. However, I have learned that this one is extremely important. You don't have to run a marathon every day, but try to do  something, anything really, that is active. This could be hitting up the gym, going on a hike or even just taking the stairs rather than the elevator. You will have more energy and overall feel a lot better about yourself. (This is from experience) :) 

And, there you have it. This is what I learned this week. 

That's all for now.


  1. All good tips! I do find it hard to take off makeup after a long day, but I know I will be sorry if I don't. I'm going to keep in mind tip 3, memoires do sound a lot better than spending money on material goods.

    1. I agree! And yes I think rule 3 is super important and I always need to remind myself of it. Thanks for the comment :)

  2. Ah aren't these rules great. The last one is especially true, because I know I'm someone who overeats and feels completely sick at the end of the day. I'm working on rule 2. To be honest, I hate it when life goes off kilter and I start sleeping in the AMs and eating breakfast in the PMs, and this almost always happens after sleepovers or late parties. But I guess living in the moment is needed sometimes too, right?

    The Life of Little Me

    1. Yes I agree that sometimes it's good when life gets a little crazy haha. Thanks for the comment :)

  3. Completely agree with these. I've followed the first one for as long as I can remember with only one or two mistakes when I thought it would be smarter to go to bed with makeup on since it was late and I had to wake up early and wouldn't have time to do it in the morning. Absolutely terrible idea, I have no idea what I was thinking, ha!

    1. thanks! I have definitely experienced a few times where I was too exhausted to take my makeup off too haha! thanks for the comment :)