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Staying Positive – How do you do it?

I stumbled upon an old post…and wanted to ask my readers and friends …what do you do to stay positive? Do share!

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Sometimes, being a creature of night and day, my darkness outweighs my sunshine. I hang out in the fog of my mind and mope about all the things that have not gone right. However, being a instinctively optimist person, my mind does not allow me to stay in this state of mind for too long and here are five things that I do to stay positive and get back into the sunrays of my day.

1.) Listen to Music. It usually starts out with sad songs that reflects my mood but slowly I find myself going on to the happy ones on my playlist. The transition of my moods can make a song in itself.

2.) Think about all the things that have gone right. I know when one is in a ‘sad state of mind’ this is hard, but I force myself to do it and at once I…

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Weekly Blog Recommendation – Lifestyle Blog list 1

Hi Everyone,

Happy First Weekend of June! I thought I would bring you some blogs I follow of bloggers who write about life, relationships, gardening, world issues and other things and usually leave a positive and meaningful message in their posts. A lot of them are poets and photographers as well, but because of the versatility in their content I felt I would do this category for these lovely people who uplift the blogging world by sharing theirs 🙂 As always previous lists can be found under the recommendation section. There will be many more lists this month so stay tuned!

 

1.) Ramblings from Jewels  

I have been following Julie for a while now and am always uplifted by her beautiful posts. She also writes beautiful poetry and takes some wonderful photos, especially the ones of her garden. Her posts are always positive and full of meaning that we can use in our life. I encourage everyone to check out her blog.

 

2.) Chronic Conditions and Life Lessons

I started following Kim a couple months ago and am always touched with her heartfelt writing she usually shares on family and relationships. She used to be professional entrepreneur and I was quite inspired by her about me page. As her blog title suggests , there are many life lessons that her posts usually hold and I hope everyone checks out her beautiful blog.

 

3.) Writing to Freedom

Brad is also a poet but like these bloggers here on the list has a very versatile content in his blog. He shares many inspiring stories and messages that make us think and reflect on life. I highly recommend everyone to go check out his blog and enjoy his uplifting posts on life.

 

4.) Underground Energy

I have recently started following Lisa and she is another blogger with many talents. She  is a mother of four beautiful girls and shares her poetry, crafts and posts on life which are thought provoking and meaningful. I hope everyone takes the time to go see her wonderful work.

 

5.) Witlessdatingafterfifty

Robin is another blogger whose posts always leave you thinking, whether it is her poetry, her thoughts on relationships, family or books. Her posts are well thought out, meaningful and engaging. I recommend all my readers to go check out her wonderful blog and the positive vibe she shares on life.

 

***Note to any bloggers featured in these weekly posts, if you wish for me to remove your name from this list due to any reason please let me know, and I will do so. Also all of the excerpts featured (if featured)  are the works of the bloggers listed, they  each own the copyrights to their own piece and it is not my intention to take credit for it in anyway, hope that is clear to all readers. This is just my effort to appreciate good work. If any bloggers feel that their work has not been properly credited or should not be on the list let me know and I shall remove it. Again thank you all for sharing your beautiful work


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Hope

“Hope is the thing with feathers 
That perches in the soul 
And sings the tune without the words 
And never stops at all.”  

-Emily Dickinson

 

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20 Things I would tell my 20-Year-Old Self- World is free So are you!

When I was five years old, I used to think “20” was the biggest number that could possibly be…and anyone older than that, was clearly “TOO OLD!”. I remember telling my dad that when I would be “20 and grown up” I would buy all the candies I want, have a car, own a home and be an astronaut. My dad at the time had just smiled and asked if I would have shared some of my candies with him.

Now, it has been a few years since I have crossed that milestone, am not an astronaut, still dream about owning all the candies and have probably become “TOO OLD” for my five-year-old self. Being a little more self-reflective than I was back then, I thought I would make a list of things I would tell my 20-year-old self. I would never change the past, but these are just some things I would share with my younger self…
1.) You’re NOT TOO OLD!
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2.) You DON’T have to figure things out this instant
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3.) Always keep dreaming and believe in yourself.
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4.) That paper you just bombed is not the end of the world. Neither will all the papers in your future that you may struggle with, bring doom to civilization.
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5.) Follow your heart but also listen to your mind. Usually when it is right, they both agree.
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6.) Cherish the moments with family and good friends
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7.) Don’t be too mad at the world. You are stronger than you know.

 

8.) Yes, you will find the person for you. Be happy and enjoy the moment.

9.) You cannot fix everything. Learn to let go sometimes.


10.) Don’t give up on things that matter.
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11.) Be more patient with your parents.

12.) Don’t be too naive and trust blindly.


13.) You do not carry the weight of the world on your shoulder. The world is free and so are you.
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14.) Always be kind and have faith

15.) Learn to stand up for yourself and to stand for what is right. Speak Up when need be.


16.) If you’re feeling awkward and shy with a group of new people, they are probably feeling it too. Take a leap of faith and break the ice.


17.) You will never have it all figured out and there will always be questions. But that is a good thing
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18.) Be healthy and think positive. The sooner you get on this treadmill the better.
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19.) Always keep learning and look for new adventures!
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20.) And…You’re NEVER TOO OLD! 🙂
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** some of these images are taken from google images, and others are mine. This blog post was also posted in my other blog but thought I would share it here too : )


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Be Kind, Be thoughtful, Be Brave…

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Be Kind,

For you know not the strength of your love,

On the heart.

Be Thoughtful,

For you know not the strength of your understanding,

On the Mind.

Be Brave,

For you know not the strength of your courage,

On the Journey.

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Staying Positive

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Sometimes, being a creature of night and day, my darkness outweighs my sunshine. I hang out in the fog of my mind and mope about all the things that have not gone right. However, being a instinctively optimist person, my mind does not allow me to stay in this state of mind for too long and here are five things that I do to stay positive and get back into the sunrays of my day.

1.) Listen to Music. It usually starts out with sad songs that reflects my mood but slowly I find myself going on to the happy ones on my playlist. The transition of my moods can make a song in itself.

2.) Think about all the things that have gone right. I know when one is in a ‘sad state of mind’ this is hard, but I force myself to do it and at once I feel grateful. Writing out abstract thoughts usually happens in this phase and usually this time is the poetry hub of my mind.

3.) Take a walk. Nature can be the biggest healer when you are feeling down. The beauty and magnificence can make you feel humbled no matter what. I think about how little my worries are compared to this huge universe. I do not dismiss them as insignificant but I definitely gain perspective from the cosmos.

4.) Think about individuals who are far worse than I am and have no time to reflect on their sorrow. They worry about what to eat for the next day, or whether or not they will live. Again, I feel grateful for my health and mind, and that I am living to see today, and I feel everything else will be just fine.

5.) Count my blessings, talk to my loved ones and cuddle with my fur brother and hug my better half.

I feel light in my heart and the sky is clear in my mind. Staying positive.