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Wanna Turn Your Home Into A Starry Night Sky? Click Here

Wanna Turn Your Home Into A Starry Night Sky? Click Here

Do you want to have this magical looking star floor? Follow these steps to make your bathroom floor look amazing!

Step 1: Make a plan

Gather all the supplies you need. Fibers, light source, scissors and everything to tile a floor.

Then, before you start, you need to plan where you want the light source to be, since all the fibers have to run to this point. The light source should be placed outside the room, since this is safer. Once you know where you are starting from, you can start running the fibers.

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Step 2: Bundle and place your fibers

First you need to decide how many fibers per square meter you want. Than create your bundles, making each strand longer than the path it has to go. Cut the fibers about 30cm longer. Tie or tape the bundle tightly, near the point of the light source.

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    The first tile you will need to lay is the one closest to the light source. Start laying your tiles, spreading the fibers underneath. To keep the height of the tiles even, spread the fibers towards the direction they will be placed. Make sure to be careful with the starting point, since the first tile will have all the fibers underneath and won’t have much floor to stick to. You can spread them slightly to the side, to make it easier.

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    Step 3: Tiling

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      To tile the rest of the floor, start with holding up all the fibers. Only let the ones that have to go the way you’re going down. Make sure your tiles have plenty of adhesive to stick to. After doing this, you can put the tile down.

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        Fibers are delicate, make sure to give them a little space if you leave them up. You can leave them up by sticking them to the tile with tape. The further you go, the less fibers are under you tiles.

        Step 4: Grout and make stars

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          Where there are no fibers, you can grout as normal. Around the fibers, be careful. The first time it will leave small holes. After doing all the holes, you can do it a second time.

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          Now it is time to cut the fibers. They need to be at tile level. Use a hot knife to cut them the right length. After cutting, you can fill up the holes in the grout.

          Step 5: Finish!

          And now, the floor is done! It took some work, but you can now light up the stars!

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            Click here for the original, and here for a step by step floor!

            Featured photo credit: Baldr via instructables.com

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            Last Updated on September 20, 2018

            How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

            How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

            Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

            If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

            1. Breathe

            The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

            • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
            • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
            • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

            Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

            2. Loosen up

            After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

            Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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            3. Chew slowly

            Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

            Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

            Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

            4. Let go

            Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

            The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

            It’s not. Promise.

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            Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

            Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

            21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

            5. Enjoy the journey

            Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

            Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

            6. Look at the big picture

            The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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            Will this matter to me…

            • Next week?
            • Next month?
            • Next year?
            • In 10 years?

            Hint: No, it won’t.

            I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

            Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

            7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

            You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

            Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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            8. Practice patience every day

            Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

            • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
            • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
            • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

            Final thoughts

            Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

            Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

            Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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