you have to stop looking for validation in other people. for seeing your worth through their eyes. what do you want? what are the things you want to bring to yourself – into your life? what do you deserve? think about it. think about it a lot. then go out and get it and never settle for anything less. believe that everything is sunshine and full of light. everything is warm, close your eyes and feel the sun peeping through your lashes. smile. smile a lot. and laugh. listen to happy music with beautiful sounds and melodies. surround yourself with good people. it doesn’t even have to be physically. surround yourself with artists, with the people you look up to. put their posters on your wall and say good morning to them every day. watch their videos, their interviews. listen to their music. to what they say, know that they mean it. become inspired. by them. by everything. by life itself. write a lot. write until your arm feels like it’s about to fall off. create. drink more water. know that nature is the world’s most beautiful creation and you’re a part of it. you came from it. you are made of stardust. you were birthed from the very stars that light up the night sky. that’s you. say hi to yourself. look in the mirror and know that you look nice today. you look lovely. don’t you think you have a lovely face? smile more. read poetry. write it. bright colours are everywhere, notice them. be vibrant. look up at the sky more. realise how insignificant your problems are. breathe. wear your hair messy and let it fall around you like a blanket. decorate your face with glittery and shiny things. now you look ethereal. you always have. play that good music again, doesn’t it make you feel something? isn’t it nice that these people exist? that you exist? feel it. feel everything. buy yourself some flowers. sit down in the grass and feel it through your fingers. you’re grounded. this is earth. hi, hello, welcome. we’re so delighted to have you here. we hope you enjoy your stay.