100 Ways To Be Creative


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Being creative is part of a lifestyle. If you’re having trouble with figuring out how to implement creative thinking in your daily life, it might help to do some isolated activities. Over time, you will begin to think in a more innovative fashion and be a well of ideas! Here is a list for you to use as a starting point.

  1. Complete an online tutorial you’ve bookmarked for later.
  2. Stick googly eyes on inanimate objects.
  3. Mix patterns that people say “clash.”
  4. Make a list longer than you think you can finish.
  5. Share your life and findings via snail mail and the internet.
  6. Decorate cupcakes in an awesome way.
  7. Try to have a $0 shopping trip due to coupons, sales, etc.

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  8. Collect something very specific.
  9. Wear a mask, crown (or other headwear) that you made all day.
  10. Clear off your entire workspace and reorganize (don’t put anything…

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Do Not Let Other People Rush You In Life


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I was 23 and still without a boyfriend. A few times I have started to wonder what was wrong with me. Am I that ugly to not have someone approach me? Am I really just the type of girl that guys want to be friends with and nothing more? Valentine’s day usually was the day I’d think I was not a girlfriend material but in any other day I was usually happy to be single and spending my own money on me.

In family gatherings, my relatives would ask me if I have a special someone or am I not sad about not having a boyfriend which pisses me off sometimes coz it wasn’t really something to be sad about, right? Well, at one point it pissed me off that I was still single, so sorry relatives if I huff at you and roll my eyes when you ask me…

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9 Ways To Travel The World For Free (Or Even Get Paid To Do It!)


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When I turned 18, I decided to move out of my parents’ home. I wanted to see the world, but I had no money at all. How could I travel the world when I was totally broke? But I also believe our dreams can come true when we set ourselves up for success. I found ways to move around despite my lack of money. I hope I can open your horizons a bit and inspire you to find creative ways of getting paid to travel, or at least to cover some (if not all) of your travel expenses.

Work As An Au-pair

An au-pair (literally meaning an extra pair of hands) is usually a young foreign person between 18 and 30 years old, who wants to travel the world, learn a new language, experience a new culture, and live new adventures. In exchange for that, they offer a maximum…

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7 Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone At Least Once In Your Life


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1. You will meet amazing people.

While traveling with friends or a significant other can be a lot of fun, traveling solo for a certain amount of time can prove to be one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do because of the great people you’ll meet.

When we travel with friends or a partner, we tend to stick to that little group of familiar faces and even though you’ll meet new people, the dynamics and interactions won’t be as deep and fulfilling. While you’re on your own on the road, you’re much more eager to meet travel buddies, team up with other travelers and generally reach out more in order to socialize.

2. The overwhelming sense of absolute freedom.

When you travel on your own and you start meeting people and making awesome friends, you’ll probably team up with travel buddies and…

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9 Reasons To Travel The World Right Now


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When I was twenty-five, I quit my job to travel the world because I met five travelers in Thailand who changed my views on how I wanted to live my life. I saw them living their dreams, exploring the world, and thought “Why not me?” After traveling to Costa Rica the year before, my waking thoughts were filled with the simple question “How can I travel more?” These travelers had figured out the answer that had alluded me and after meeting them, I realized I would do what they do. I quit my job, finished school, and left for one year. Over seven years later, I’ve never stopped or looked back on that decision.

And when people tell me they want to travel but will “sometime in the future,” this why I tell them they should travel now:

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You aren’t getting any younger.


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