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  1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

    2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

    3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

    4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

    5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

    6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

    7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

    8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

    9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

    10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

    11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

    12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

    14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

    15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

    16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.
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"Genuine equality means not treating everyone the same, but attending equally to everyone’s different needs."

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And this is why I get pissed off when.. I talk about equality, and someone says “YOU WANT EVERYONE TO BE THE SAME”.  No, that’s not how it works, and I’m sick of explaining it.

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The people who react to steps towards a greater equality shouting about “TRUE EQUALITY” would see someone thrashing about in the water off the side of a ship, grab a life preserver, and carefully divide it into enough pieces for everyone present to have one.

Or more likely, simply hang onto the life preserver that they already had, under the logic that since it’s impossible to distribute the life preserver equally, it would be unfair to take it away, and that the person in the water isn’t being asked to give up anything. 

Because let’s be honest, objections rooted in “true equality” are 90% about preserving the status quo.

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 Writer David Gilbert on if writing is “soul crushing” : 

"On those bad days, for sure. On the bad days where instead of writing you’re deleting what you’ve written for the past two weeks. And then you have those great days, where even if it’s just one good turn of phrase, it will get you back at your desk the next morning. … For me, the irony of it, I always thought of writing as, ‘I can write anywhere, it’s such a portable job. I could go to the beach, or I could go to Maine, or I could travel through Europe and just write in cafes.’ But for me, I can only really write in my small little office, at my desk, on a computer, in a certain kind of setting, so there’s no freedom to it. It’s basically being chained to a desk 9 to 5. It’s not nearly as romantic as I thought going into it."

Gilbert’s latest novel & Sons is now out in paperback. You can learn more about the book and Gilbert’s background here.

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Wislawa Szymborska: FOUR IN THE MORNING

The hour from night to day.
The hour from side to side.
The hour for those past thirty.

The hour swept clean to the crowing of cocks.
The hour when earth betrays us.
The hour when wind blows from extinguished stars.
The hour of and-what-if-nothing-remains-after-us.

The hollow hour.
Blank, empty.
The very pit of all other hours.

No one feels good at four in the morning.
If ants feel good at four in the morning
—three cheers for the ants. And let five o’clock come
if we’re to go on living.

Read that, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0byYFXjRJM&feature=youtu.be

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