Ana Belle

Living. Now.



I'm doing 41 things
 

Ana Belle's Life List

  1. 1. reinvent myself
    3 entries . 38 cheers
    428 people
  2. 2. live for myself
    22 cheers
    110 people
  3. 3. love myself
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    5,160 people
  4. 4. Shamelessly be myself
    2 entries . 30 cheers
    10 people
  5. 5. ask for what I want
    1 entry . 11 cheers
    18 people
  6. 6. Learn to say no
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    1,335 people
  7. 7. be more patient
    18 cheers
    3,248 people
  8. 8. be more positive
    5 cheers
    2,859 people
  9. 9. Believe in myself
    13 cheers
    1,348 people
  10. 10. Learn to accept.
    4 cheers
    10 people
  11. 11. learn to forgive
    12 cheers
    443 people
  12. 12. learn to love
    18 cheers
    272 people
  13. 13. Live less inside my own head
    16 cheers
    354 people
  14. 14. appreciate the little things
    15 cheers
    140 people
  15. 15. appreciate what I have
    7 cheers
    773 people
  16. 16. make the most of what i have
    3 entries . 10 cheers
    7 people
  17. 17. do first things first
    3 cheers
    111 people
  18. 18. finish my studies
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    96 people
  19. 19. write everyday
    12 cheers
    356 people
  20. 20. improve my writing
    2 cheers
    458 people
  21. 21. improve my english
    2 cheers
    2,175 people
  22. 22. learn french
    5 cheers
    12,881 people
  23. 23. take better care of my things
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    8 people
  24. 24. blog
    1 cheer
    15,005 people
  25. 25. take better care of myself
    14 cheers
    1,421 people
  26. 26. Create a beautiful uplifting morning routine
    3 entries . 23 cheers
    102 people
  27. 27. finish my tattoos
    5 cheers
    85 people
  28. 28. Have a beauty routine
    6 cheers
    21 people
  29. 29. grow my hair long
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    3,852 people
  30. 30. Quit Smoking
    3 entries . 20 cheers
    9,314 people
  31. 31. Overcome my eating disorder.
    9 entries . 24 cheers
    423 people
  32. 32. eat healthy
    7 cheers
    3,752 people
  33. 33. exercise regularly
    4 cheers
    10,861 people
  34. 34. Be a better friend
    2 cheers
    6,279 people
  35. 35. listen to my body
    6 cheers
    38 people
  36. 36. have better posture
    4 cheers
    8,006 people
  37. 37. become ambidextrous
    4 cheers
    964 people
  38. 38. Explore London
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    26 people
  39. 39. Save money
    6 cheers
    16,488 people
  40. 40. declutter my life
    3 cheers
    588 people
  41. 41. change my name
    1 cheer
    546 people

How I did it
How to learn about nutrition
It took me
3 months
It made me
Glad & Relieved.


Recent entries
Quit Smoking (read all 3 entries…)
2 months

And, according to my smoking cessation app:
- cigarettes not smoked: 478
- money saved: 100£
- time saved: 52hrs

Smoking cessation side-effects: gone.
Felling: GREAT! :)



Quit Smoking (read all 3 entries…)
1 month

And, according to my smoking cessation app:
- cigarettes not smoked: 253
- money saved: 55£
- time saved: 30hrs (considering I was rolling my own cigarettes, probably much more)

Smoking cessation feels horrible. The first month, at least. You get heartburn, a terribly confused digestive system, and an even more confused respiratory system (which results in a perpetual feeling of suffocation).
Then, you realise you can run twice as much. Food tastes better, and everything smells so nice. Plus, you get to read 2 books per month with all that extra time, and to visit 2 new countries per year with all that extra money.
Smoking cessation feels horrible. BUT, being a non-smoker feels fucking amazing!



Learn to say no
ALMOST THERE

The problem wasn’t saying NO, but the underlying issues that stopped me from doing so.

1. The terrible thirst for self-destruction. I couldn’t say no to anything including sex & drugs & rock’n’roll, a little binge-purge/ starving-myself episode, or a mere 30 cigarettes per day. Until I started to care, a little, about myself. And then a little more…
I can now. I do now. Almost every time.

2. The unconscious fear that you’ll be loved less for needing more (or giving less). I guess most of us live with this fear to some degree, obliviously. Giving more of ourselves than we’d wish we did, concomitantly growing angry for doing so…
But no more, for me. I chose to believe it’s exactly my needs and flaws that make me different. Lovely and loveable. I chose to be real.



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