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Romanticize your life and improve your outlook on it

A picture I found on Pinterest of a great example of romanticizing your life with your environment.

Recently, my life has been a complete train wreck. I have missing assignments, upcoming tests, and exams, and surely not enough time to accomplish it all. In this deep hole that I’ve dug myself, my solution to keep myself going and positive is very simple: romanticizing life. 

Romanticizing life is probably a very commonly heard term, but it can be used in many different ways. In simplest terms, it means to look at life through a viewpoint of joy and excitement. Everyone can romanticize their own lives their own way, but there are a few simple things you can add to your day-to-day life that will enhance your outlook and events. 

Firstly, have aesthetic organization. 

Simply being organized is not nearly as much fun as when it is pretty and aesthetic. When I open my aesthetic planner, I feel like a productive person who would be photographed for apps like Pinterest or Vsco. I have gold stickers that match the theme of my planner and enhance the look. Although it is a simple act, and sometimes more expensive, I feel so much better with my nice, aesthetic planner than the school planner. 

Secondly, change up your clothing style.

I am an avid advocate of sweatpants and sweatshirts. I wear them all day, every day, but sometimes they vary from the everyday routine, giving me a lasting positive outlook on my day. I haven’t kept up the trend, but for a while, I would try to wear jeans once a week or every other week. By doing this, I provide myself with a change from my everyday leggings and sweatshirts. When I wear something nicer, I feel more put together and motivated. Similarly, sometimes, wearing a pajama set will put me in a motivational mood. I feel like a “clean girl,” and I’m more obligated to maybe wake up earlier, make a nice breakfast, or clean when I wake up. 

I wear them all day every day, but sometimes a vary from the everyday routine gives me a lasting positive outlook on my routine.

Next, supplement things that make you feel better. 

This is a very vague point, but it is because it can be used in many ways. Recently, I’ve started to buy maybe one food item that’s healthier than my normal meals. For example, a few weeks ago, I decided to buy sugar-free pudding instead of normal pudding. Did that change really affect my diet? No. Did I feel better about myself by enjoying a treat in a slightly healthier way? Yes. I honestly couldn’t say if sugar-free is healthier at all. This can be shown in other food diets, such as getting a smoothie instead of a shake. Yes, they are equally unhealthy in most cases, but I know that it will make me feel more motivated and productive. You can do this in so many ways: buy a new item to replace a used item, find a new activity or thing to fill your time or routine, and more. 

Now, give yourself an aesthetic environment.

An aesthetic environment can be different for each individual. For me, going to a coffee shop like Starbucks is the perfect place to be productive and aesthetic. Putting myself in a different environment that is aesthetically pleasing makes me feel more organized than my everyday life. Also, if I’m trying to focus, I can limit distractions as well. This can be in your own home as well. Making a space like your bedroom fits your personal aesthetic and makes you feel put together every day. Sometimes, just keeping a clean environment can make you feel so much better.

Lastly, make a theme for your life.

This is my favorite thing to do. It is also super easy to do. I do this by finding the aesthetic and colors that I use and wear a lot. It is so easy, especially when there are so many product options to buy.

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Ellerie Knowles
Ellerie Knowles, Copy Editor
Ellerie Knowles is a sophomore entering her second year on The Central Trend. She is on the FHCVDT and dances outside of school as well. In her free time, she likes to read books, go to the beach, and hang out with her dog Mocha. She joined the Writing for Publication class her freshman year and decided to continue with her writing adventure into her next years of high school. She loves traveling, and her favorite place she has traveled to that she remembers is Florida—even though it's basic. One other random fact about her is that she loves sunsets and has made her mom practically stop the car just to take a picture of it.  Favorite Color: Blue (all shades) Favorite food: Grapes One place she wants to travel to: Greece (coast) Favorite scent: Anything tropical or lavender

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