Hello Everyone! 🙂
I have discovered another blog that I feel is very much worth sharing. Growing Self is more than just about “growing”- for me, it is about LIFE.
The blog Author, Rhoda, shares in this blog her life lessons through her journey towards embracing herself and finding real joy. She also shares about her farm life and photography which is an absolute treat for those of you who are animal-lovers and those who enjoy gardening.
There’s so much more to love in Growing Self so please go ahead and visit.
“Thank you Roda for your lovely blog. It is very refreshing & uplifting!”
BLOG NAME: Growing Self
POST TITLE: Learn to Ride the Waves
“A few weeks ago, I focused on what to do when life gives you lemons. Most of the time, I choose to make lemonade. But, what about those times when you can’t make lemonade and you don’t have the answers to solve the problem? Then what? These have been my questions over the past week. Yesterday, it came to me. I was looking through photos, from our anniversary trip to the Big Island last October. There it was… My answer was picture perfect…” continue
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I love Mondays. For me, it’s like a clean slate— a fresh new start.
So I try to set my mind to all possible good things that could happen.
Just like what Stephen Richards said, “When you concentrate your energy purposely on the future possibility that you aspire to realize, your energy is passed on to it and makes it attracted to you with a force stronger than the one you directed towards it.”
So let’s strive for positivity!
If something not pleasing will arise, let’s remember to look at the good thing it could bring. I believe that we always have something to learn from experience- including the negative ones.
Let us all be grateful for another day that we’re alive! Let us make today one of the best days of our lives. Enjoy every moment and let’s have this as our mantra: TODAY IS GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY! 🙂
I hope you’ll enjoy this song that I included in my post for good vibes!
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Date Written: June 20, 2016
“Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.”-Byron Dorgan
HAPPY MONDAY! 🙂
I hope everyone had a great weekend.
It’s work week again and I would like to share with you some tips on how we could make this week productive without being burnt out.
1. Get Settled.
Monday is the “transition day” from the weekend to the work week. Ever felt like having your physical body at work, but your mind left at home? You’re not alone. I normally feel like that during Mondays. That is why it is important to allow yourself to get settled first. Don’t force yourself to work immediately! Allow a few minutes to get your mind accustomed to your work environment again.
I normally just sit in front of my desk, stare at my laptop, and drink my coffee while on my earphones listening to my favorite Jason Mraz songs.
2. Plan your Week.
Entering the week with clear goals and action plans results in a more productive week. It helps when you identify priorities based on importance and urgency. Making a “to-do list ” will help you stay on track and focused. You can also schedule time blocks where you cannot be interrupted while working on a certain task.
3. Have a Break!
Taking a Break from work will allow your brain to rest and will help it get more focused after. It will basically jump-start your brain. Moreover, scientific studies prove that Breaks can help improve alertness, memory and cognitive performance too.
4. Don’t forget to BE KIND.
You may become busy at work but no one could be too busy to do a good deed. Offer to help when you can, compliment and praise when there is opportunity, and SMILE! Just asking how a colleague is doing could mean a great deal to them. 🙂
5. Don’t bring work at home.
In other words: What happens at work, stays at work!
I wish everyone a great and productive week ahead! 🙂
Date Writte: July 11, 2016
“Devote yourself to what gives you meaning.”- Morrie Swartz
I have a question for you today. Do you love what you do now?
If your answer is Yes, that is great! I am happy for you!
But if your answer is NO, then why do you do it? For whatever reasons you may have, I want you to consider deeply if it is worth sacrificing your chance to live a happier life.
I believe that God has bestowed upon each one of us talents and abilities. It is our duty to unlock, develop and utilize them. If we love something and we have the talent and the ability to do it, then we owe it to ourselves to pursue it. If we are scared to move out of our comfort zones, then we are compromising our chance to truly live a joyful life.
We only have one life. I think that the best way to live it is by doing the things that give us fulfillment, purpose, and satisfaction.
I like how Barbara Sheer put it: “Happy people have two things in common. They know exactly what they want and they feel they’re moving toward getting it. That’s what makes life feel good: when it has direction, when you are heading straight for what you love.”
In decision-making, it is not always wise to think logically. Sometimes, in order to live a happier life, we must learn to listen to what our hearts say. Remember: Where your heart is, that’s where your treasure would be! If you don’t trust me, I’m sure the internet could provide you a list of inspiring people who followed their passions and found amazing success!:)
Date Written: August 03, 2016
“When life gives you lemons, make lemonades and other good stuffs… then share them to others!”
Every struggle and trial in life has a purpose. If you have such learning and life-changing experience, share your life-story to inspire others. It will give that experience purpose and will add meaning to your life. 🙂
Written on: April 2, 2016
“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”- Winston Churchill
They say that opportunity knocks only once. But I do believe otherwise. Everyday, life gives us opportunities. It could come along as a wonderful experience such as promotion at work, becoming parents and raising a family, getting married, getting successful with the business, etc…but opportunities could also come along in a not-so-desirable package.
You see, many of us recognizes only the opportunities that are wrapped in beautiful packages. Many of us do not realize that even the undesirable experiences provides opportunities too. For example, failure provides opportunities to learn, to persevere and improve. Being hurt provides the opportunity for us to develop inner strength. Being helpless provides the opportunity for us to hope and strengthen our faith. Anger provides the opportunity for us to develop self-control and patience.
Everyday, life offers us a lot of opportunities. The only thing that we have to do is to live in the moment .
Wishing you all a great week full of opportunities! 🙂
Date Written: July 05, 2016
“Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.”- Joel Osteen
Negative emotions are inevitable. Everyday, we encounter circumstances that would arouse one or more of these emotions in us. The truth is, no matter how positive a person we are, we still get affected and we still can’t help but feel these negative emotions even if we don’t want to.
So, how do we handle these? What can we do so that they don’t affect us as much? In my personal opinion, I think that we should allow ourselves to feel them. Let ourselves get acquainted with those feelings– welcome them and accept them. And then, we detach from them. Allowing ourselves to feel the negative emotions is us recognizing that we don’t feel good about something.
Now, it is important to remember that after we come from that realization, we have 2 options: It is either we dwell on these emotions long enough that they make our lives miserable, OR we take charge and have the power over them by analyzing their root causes and come up of possible solutions to change them.
According to Gretchen Rubin, “Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change.” I agree with her completely! 🙂
Date Written: June 23, 2016