How to be proud of yourself…

I always find it hard to be proud of who I am. I guess this is because I sometimes feel like I’m disappointing my parents or get a jealous of one of my friends. If you’re reading this and thinking thats never happened to you… Well you’re lying, because I bet you that once in your life you felt disappointed in yourself or wished you could be somebody else.

For me I sometimes looked at what my friends had and would say wow I wish I could sing like that or get all A’s like her. But I was still happy for my friend but just wish I could be like that or do that myself. I mean I guess I can’t help it, sometimes I just feel like I’m not good enough I guess. Despite all this I am a very motivated and inspired girl. I have inspiration posters and morning routines stuck on my bedroom walls. My Pinterest is filled with inspiration quotes and well I always stay positive. But I’m still a normal teenage girl. I still get jealous, I get mad, sad, angry, anxious and tired. I get tired of trying to be a better person, I get tired of always being positive, I get tired of listening to what other think of me and I get tired of always trying to make my parents proud.

So honestly I need this post more than you..

  1. Think about what you want. Really just think about it. What is it you want to achieve in your life, what do you want to be remembered for when you die? What will make you happy? What job will make you proud of yourself? What is it that you expect of yourself.
  2. Write down YOUR goals. Don’t write down your parents goals for you or anyone else’s but yourself’s. Write your goals cross them off as you go along. They can be big or small goals it doesn’t matter as long as they’re achievable.
  3. Keep your appearance up. Being happy about the way you look makes you feel much happier about yourself. But remember don’t ever expect to look like a model but make achievable goals and start doing them. If you’re not happy with your weight then start planning a workout routine that doesn’t put too much pressure on you. Have a balanced fitness plan and start doing things to make yourself feel better about your appearance. Despite this it’s the inside that counts.
  4. Do things that impress you. Instead of looking at other people achieving and doing great things try giving them a go yourself. If you think skateboarding or playing hockey’s cool then give it a go. The worst that could happen is that you decide it not for you and move on onto something else.
  5. Stop caring what other think about you. Honestly I find this the hardest of them all. If you truely want to be proud of yourself you need to know the only opinion that matters is your own. So if your friends or family want you to be a doctor but you want to be a model. Choose what makes you happy and what you will look back on and be proud of yourself. Ignore what the haters say and as long as you’re happy with your decision or choice, know you made the right one.
Advertisements

25 things about me…

I saw this really cool post on someone else’s blog and thought it was an awesome idea! I’m going to share 25 things about me. Enjoy πŸ™‚

  1. I live in New Zealand.
  2. I’m 13 years old.
  3. My parents are from Iran.
  4. My fave colour is Aqua.
  5. My fave food is spaghetti bolognese.
  6. My fave movie is Creed or Joy.
  7. Β I adore Jennifer Lawrence.
  8. My celeb crush is Liam Hemsworth.
  9. I am obsessed with elephants.
  10. I am fluent in 2 languages, English and Persian.
  11. I’m learning French.
  12. One of my hobbies is dancing.
  13. My dream job is to be a fashion CEO.
  14. I love binging TV shows.
  15. Fave TV show in the world is The Vampire Diaries/ #Delenaforlife
  16. I love travelling.
  17. I’m an only child.
  18. I enjoy going on runs and playing sport in my spare time.
  19. Acting and drama is another one of my hobbies.
  20. I sketch clothing in my spare time.
  21. I’m a HUGE control freak an because of it I don’t like surprises that much.
  22. I always try my best to be positive.
  23. My role model’s are my mum and dad.
  24. I’m an extrovert and luv hanging out with my friends.
  25. I like to write in spare time.

So there you have it 25 things about me! Like and comment.

 

Morning Routine

Hey guys, today I’m gonna post my daily morning routine and wanted to say that I’m very thankful for you guys. I’m really looking forward for the blog to grow and gain more followers, so share MintParadise with your friends! You guys finally saw the first photo of me! Hope you guys enjoy and I love getting emails from you and comments so keep them coming xx.

  1. The first thing I do after I wake up is to pull up the blinds, make my bed and put on some music.
  2. Then I head to the bathroom to wash my face, brush my hair, spray on some perfume and maybe take a shower.IMG_5552Β 3. Then I write my to do list and plan my day, as I am a very organised person πŸ˜‰Β  Β  4.Β  I then go to my closet, get dressed and head over to the kitchen for some Breakie.

That’s my morning Routine!Β  Please email or comment what other stuff I should post, I’m welcome to all suggestions!

National Dog Week!

Hey guys hope you’re all having an awesome week. SoΒ if you have a dog then you probably already know its National Dog Week! YAYA. To celebrate I thought what a better idea than to post something about on how dogs improve our health and influence our lives. First I’m gonna say how my dog Cooper improved my health and made my life better. Before I got Cooper I thought a dog was just some entertainment that I play with whenever I’m bored. But I soon found out it was much more. I got attached to Cooper and he slowly became a part of the family. I realised that Cooper is so much more than entertainment, he’s family and a paw-some friend. So it being National Dog Week I want to spread awareness of how much these furry friends truely impact our lives in the best way possible. If you’re interested and want to learn more click here. I hope you guys enjoy this and this is a little bit personal and hard for me to share. Before I got Cooper I was super anxious and always nervous. I’ve always been personally anxious and always a huge control freak. But once I brought Cooper even though he did bring me more responsibility I began to relax and chill out. He reduced my anxiety and brought positive vibes to the house. He also boosted my self- esteem and made me feel like I always have a friend and was never alone. But thats not all, he didn’t just make me feel better but he also made me physically better. Even though I was super busy with school and sport, because of Cooper I went on daily walks and took him for runs. My oxytocin levels reduced and I was less stressed. Now that I’ve had Cooper for 6Β  months, I can’t imagine a life without him. Happy National Dog Week and let me know what you thought in the comments. Tnx!

IMG_2996

Room Tour

Hey guys I thought it would be cool if I showed you guy a little bit of how my room looks like and maybe give you guys some inspiration for your own rooms. I hope you guys enjoy and make sure to email me if you have any questions.

My room’s colour scheme is pastel, I use the colours yellow, light pink, white and light blue. I got some of my inspiration from Pinterest and some of my friends rooms. I chose the pastel combination because it gives me a very calm and chill vibe. The duvet, fluffy cushion as well as the cloud and circle are all from Kmart. The sequinned cushion is from Typo and I also have some Polaroid’s on my headboard from some of my fave memories.

FullSizeRender 6

Beside my bed I’ve got a bookshelf and a garland from Kmart as well. The elephant on my bed is from online. The posters on the wall are my bucket list and some quotes to keep me motivated.

FullSizeRender 7

This is my desk , I like to have it quite empty so I can do my homework and assignments on. I’ve got a mindfulness colouring book and most of my books are kept in my drawer. I’ve written some quotes and my morning routine and stuck it on the wall.

FullSizeRender 4

I’ve got glass doors in my room leading to the deck so I have some grey blinds. I also have a fluffy grey rug to make my yellow beanbag pop. The tall mirror opens up and stores jewerely in it, the squared cube is from Kmart too. I just keep some of my nail polish on it or just display some room decor.

FullSizeRender

Hanging on my wall I’ve got this diamond display shelf. I just place some decor and my Poloroid/ which is empty πŸ˜‰ And an egg holder which is a gift πŸ˜‚Β πŸ˜‚

FullSizeRender 3

Inside my room I have a walk in wardrobe with a mirror and drawers. I like to keep most of my clothes in my drawers to keep it nice and tidy. I keep my bags and some shoes in the containers.

FullSizeRender 9

Above my drawers theres a mint mirror with some poloroids on the side. I like to keep it clear and just store all my stuff inside the drawers to just keep it clutter free and really spacious.

FullSizeRender 5

So thats my room you guys! I hope you got inspired and saw some things you like to add to your own room, if you have any questions about any stuff I have in my room just email me, its in the contact section of my blog. Hope you enjoyed and let me know what else I should post.

Things to remember to stay motivated…

So a few days ago I came across some inspirational posts on Pinterest and decided to share them with you guys. Here are a few things which I remind myself all the time to keep my on the right path and always stay motivated. I would personally recommend writing these down and sticking them on your wall, which is what I have done to not forget and stay motivated.

  1. Drink more water.

85600674b0098f1511a674b204710ddb.jpg2. Laugh often and keep smiling.

3. Write down the things you are grateful for.

4. Exercise daily

landscape-1454317634-tabella-allenamento-10-km-running.jpg

5. Be Kind. Always.

6. Stop making excuses and get out there

7. Stop waiting for the weekend.

8. Stop beating yourself up for your past mistakes.

9. Try new things

10. Listen more

11. Try to have a more positive mindset

12. Get more sleep

13. Stay hydrated

14. Always have a goal

15. WORRY LESS, LIVE MORE

Triple Berry Kiwi Smoothie

Hey guys hows i going? So I decided to post a recipe for a delicious smoothie every Thursday thats healthy and yummy, so hope you guys enjoy and comment what you thought.

Todays smoothie is called… The Bomb Shell. Its a triple berry, kiwi smoothie, that boosts your immunity. This smoothie has a lot of vitamins and antioxidants. This smoothie is perfect for breakfast to freshen you up and is super healthy. Hope you enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 3/4 cups frozen rasberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 kiwi fruit peeled and sliced

Instructions:

  1. Leave all your berries out to thaw for about 10 mins to warm up a bit.
  2. Then put them into the blender and add the kiwi fruit as well as the orange juice. Blend on high until smooth.

Now your smoothies all done and ready, if your berries are too tart then add a bit of maple syrup or honey if needed. ENJOY
Screen Shot 2017-07-06 at 8.08.59 PM.png

All pictures from Pinterest and recipe fromΒ theprettybee.com

Travel Essentials…

Hey guys hope you have all had a lovelllly day, If you are like me and always have trouble packing then this ones for you. Enjoy xx

A good quality suitcase. Basically everything on this list needs to be in your suitcase so its really important that you have a sturdy suitcase that can last your whole vacation πŸ˜‰ This brand is really good as I have bought one from them so make sure to check it out, its a little pricey but worth it. And I have put a link for all of the items so you can check them out if you want πŸ™‚

Calpak travel suitcases

Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 8.40.28 PM.png
2. Comfortable shoes. No matter what you’re going for you need to have a pair of
sneakers or comfortable shoes that you can wear to the mall or for a walk.
Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 8.55.48 PM.png
3. A portable Charger. One of the life savers I’ve personally cam across is a portable charger. Nothing worse that losing yourself in France and your phones dead…:)
This portable charger is from Urban Outfitter for $45 and there are cheaper ones as well, check it out.
Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 9.07.42 PM.png
4. SOOOO many hair ties!! I can not count the number of times I have lost all my hair ties and had nothing to tie my hair with… So make sure to pack heaps. I found these really cute hair-ties on Etsy for $4.
Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 9.14.21 PM
5. A good Cleanser. Pack a cleanser that you normally use to keep glowing… The cleanser below has worked for one of my friends so hopefully it works for you guys as well. Its $32.
Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 9.17.59 PM.png
6. Lip Balm. Lip Balm to keep your lips nice and moisturised. I suggest this baby lips lip balm from Maybelline for $4.50, works really well for me.
Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 9.21.34 PM
7. Β Warm and comfy socks or just slippers. These comfy unicorn slippers are only $12.90 from Forever 21.
Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 9.25.49 PM.png
8. Lipstick. Always pack a shade of lipstick that you know is your colour. This one from Mac is $17.
Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 9.34.16 PM
Hope you guys enjoyed, don’t forget to comment what you think and give this a like. Until next time… xx

Spotify Playlist…

Hey guys!!! Hope you’ve all had a fabulous week so far! Lately I have discovered so many amazing songs and I just want to share them with you guys πŸ™‚ And yes, they are all available on Spotify. πŸ˜‰

  • Attention, By Charlie Puth
  • Disconnect, By Clean Bandit and Marina and the Diamonds
  • Sorry, By Halsey
  • Catch 22, By Illy and Anne-Marie
  • Crying in the Club, By Camila Cabello
  • Despacito, By Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
  • Feels, By Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
  • Glorious, By Macklemore and Skylar Grey
  • Issues, By Julia Michaels
  • It Ain’t Me, By Kygo and Selena Gomez
  • Know No Better, By Major Lazor, Travis Scott, Camila Cabello and Quavo

So there you have i guys my ultimate Spotify Playlist. Don’t forget to comment what else you want me to post. πŸ™‚

Getting a Puppy…

Hey guys whats up?? I have a 6 month year old puppy called Cooper and well I’ve had a pretty tough time trying to figure things out. If you have a puppy or a dog you know exactly whats it like… Fun but it has its ups and downs. So if you have a puppy or are thinking about getting one, heres some things to remember.

  1. How to know if you’re ready? Are thinking about getting a puppy but aren’t sure if you should? If you aren’t home for at least for 8 hours a day, can’t afford to spend at least $300 a year, can’t pay for treatment if your dog gets sick… Then its probably best if you wait a little until you know you have the time for a puppy and can afford to have one.
  2. If you don’t have time to train your dog, send it to puppy school. Yup… Thats right puppy school. Its highly important for your puppy to get the right training and to know who’s boss so you need to make sure he gets his obedience training. So if you can’t give that yourself you have to send your puppy to either puppy school or obedience training.
  3. EXERCISE! Make sure you can afford to give your dog the proper exercise he/she needs. There is no definite amount of exercise needed for a puppy or dog but depending on your puppies breed it will vary. So make sure you research to see how much exercise your dog needs. My tip would be to set up a schedule for talking your puppy or dog on a walk. If your puppy doesn’t get his/hers needed exercise a lot of problems can occur. Obviously weight gain is one of the main issues for puppies with little exercise but it can also effect their behaviour at home. Your puppy has more of a chance to get into trouble it they are bored, but if your puppy has the right amount of exercise and play he will be sure to be more obedient and tired and go to sleep more often.
  4. Let your dog get his needed sleep! Puppies can sleep a lot and this is completely normal and nothing to be worried about. Specially if your puppy has just came from a long walk he will go straight to sleep! Just let him do his thing and take a good long nap.
  5. BE PATIENT!!! Honestly having a puppy is always a challenge. Sometimes you have to repeat yourself sooo many times you really think you are just talking to a wall. So seriously just take a few deep breaths and remember persistency is always key.
  6. Have a consistent schedule. Its really important for young pups to have a schedule that stays the same and on time. This makes it easier for your pup to adapt to his/her new environment and stay happy. If you are like me and forget if you have already fed your puppy or not… Just make a chart!! Yep its honestly the best life hack I have ever came across for my pup. I always forget if I’ve already fed Cooper or not so I decided to just make a little table/chart to cross of when I’ve fed him!
  7. DON’T STRESS. Last but not least remember that everything will turn out just fine at the end. πŸ™‚ Well hopefully…

Tnx guys hope you enjoyed, please click the follow button and give this post a like. If you guys liked this puppy themed post and want more then just comment for more. Let me know what you think I should do next. πŸ™‚ And yep that my dog in the pic πŸ™‚