Hey Bloomers! 🌼 If you crave more peace in your life, train yourself to focus on the present. Putting your energy into obsessing over the past or worrying about the future is adding nothing valuable to your life. All that it’s doing is removing from your peace. Peace is in the present. Repeat those words to yourself when you deviate from simply focusing on where you are NOW. This post will discuss why it’s important to focus on the present.
Hey Bloomers! 🌼 This life thing has its ups and downs. The best way to go about it is to enjoy all the ups, and be prepared to cope with the downs (at least some of them). That way when they do come, you have techniques to help yourself solder through the problems. This is best lesson I learnt from having a gratitude journal: having a prior list of blessings to reflect on can help you on days when the sun seems to have been replaced by dark clouds.
A very important part of life is accepting that messed up things happen sometimes. It would be great if all of our life experiences were positive and we spent our days happy with zero worry, stress or sadness. But unfortunately, that’s not how it works. Bad things do happen and negative experiences become a part of our stories. Some things, admittedly, are just so horrible that it’s nearly impossible to see any good in them. But with the lesser extremes, it’s possible to reach a place where you start making the negatives work for you.
There are many things that are naturally known to empower people, for instance, pushing forward even when situations are not going as planned. Not pushing forward is often seen as giving up. However, it’s rarely considered that there’s a third alternative: Pausing. As much as there is power in pushing forward, there is also power in pausing. There is power in momentarily stopping in order to gather yourself again, and get back in the right state of mind.
I am excited to introduce you all to the blog’s first guest writer, Munyasha Mutsambiwa. In this post, he discusses SELF-LOVE, something we have to master if we truly desire to live happy lives. I found it helpful, and I am confident that you will too. So, let’s talk about self-love.
In the blog post I wrote last time, which you can find HERE, I gave the ultimate guide to self-care. Towards the end, I promised that I would write a separate post focusing on self-care ideas and tips. This is that post ☺️
The single most important person that you’re responsible for taking care of is yourself. From an inward approach, you can’t reach your peak mental and physical state when you’re not practising self-care. A better version of you is unleashed when you start taking care of yourself. From an outward approach, you can’t love people when you have not learnt to love yourself. You can’t take care of others when you barely know how to take care of yourself. As the popular saying goes, “you can’t pour from an empty cup”. Because of the important role it plays, this is going to be the ultimate guide to self-care.
As today is the last Monday of 2020, this is my last blog post of the year. I have decided to dedicate this post to discussing a concept that will enable you to make the most out of this new year: vision boards. I presume that there are many different things you’d want to achieve in the coming year. An effective way to tackle these goals is by physically seeing them and one way to achieve this is through the creation of a vision board. At the end of the blog post, there are going to be some vision board ideas for 2021 ☺️ So, let’s get started.
One thing that many people are sadly unaware of is the fact that our bodies communicate with us, in hopes that we will listen. Listening when your body communicates is one way in which you can manage your health, both mentally and physically. The body wants to take care of you, by taking care of itself, but it can’t do this without your help. Pay attention, and take care of yourself through listening to what your body is saying.
There is no one in the world who lives a perfect life lacking problems. Some problems are unarguably more intense than others, but no one is excused from the stresses of life. There is a young child who has had little to nothing to eat today and then there is you, who has failed an exam. Both these problems are extremely valid, don’t allow anyone to tell you otherwise. But do you know why the child who has had just a little something to eat today still has a smile on their face and you are sulking longer than you have to? Sometimes it all comes down to gratitude.