Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Finding My Happiness- Back In Spring

I might be little late in writing this post about #Springmotivation. But I guess I can welcome and celebrate #Spring the whole March. For me spring indicates, "end of dull gloomy winter days; and looking forward to many  new and exciting things in life; everything feels so fresh, new, charged, and electrifying and inspiring."

For me spring is also about witnessing nature's magical creations, new life, more outdoor activities, and definitely more of sunshine. This is the reason I love love hot sunny days. Winter happens to be my least favorite time of the year; except for the fact that I get to capture beautiful pictures, and also I get to wear layers :)

There's so much going around these days- spring sales, cleaning, home decoration with all spring decor accessories, many are updating their wardrobes with spring-inspired prints, colors, and patterns. There's so much of enthusiasm and happiness all-around during this time of the year. Feels just amazing!

I was equally excited to get myself some spring colors and styles clothing, shoes, purse, some new color lipsticks (that I haven't used before), some home decors, and last but not the least; books- lots and lots of books. I will definitely share them with you in my next posts. So stay with me for more #inspirations.

Waiting for spring itself is so much exciting that it creates so much motivation within me!

I can't wait to do my garden with lots of flowers and veggies. Seeing bloom everywhere is a great sight, and we must Thank Mother Nature for all these miracles. How often we miss the sight to realize that, "we are so very lucky to be alive; irrespective of all the problems and worries that we have in our life." Finding simple reasons to look at the bright side is so very important- doesn't really matter if the reason happens to be a simple weather change! Finding happiness is not a destination; rather a journey. And staying happy really matters- to every aspect of our life.

I'm glad to be busy doing too many things. I'm glad to have found my happiness back in spring. Winter was not that pleasant for us this year. The whole family suffered with bad cold and cough. But I did not stop finding my happiness! I tried my best to keep up with my assignments and commitments. But the spirit of spring is just one big reason for me to feel happy and exciting again:)

There can be so many such "reasons" to find the happiness back in your life, to find the passion for life. I wish you all find that "lost happiness" very soon and stay your best-always.

Do leave me your thoughts below.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The ABCs of How To Feel Beautiful Everyday

Most of us have days when we don't feel pretty at all, or we don't like to look in the mirror, or totally hate when we hardly fit into our favorite outfits. Stressing out about anything has never had any solutions. We must own those parts of ourselves, we have always wanted to get rid off, those parts of us; we think make us not-beautiful. I know how hard it is to feel beautiful all-the-time; because what you feel from inside reflects outside- in your overall appearance.

But before I share some simple ways to 'feel beautiful' every single day, I want you to remember something; "It is okay to be different, to have imperfections, to not-love few parts of ourselves. It is absolutely okay!"

But it is not okay to be someone, that we aren't in real! 
I feel "being awesome" is more prettier than being beautiful. Next time when you feel, "you aren't pretty, you are not smart, or you aren't worthy; just try to remember those moments that made you feel worthy of yourself. Re-visit those words/compliments that made you feel- you are much more than just 'being beautiful.' 

Stop! being harsh on yourself and accept your positive unique qualities. Trust me, these are the things  that make you attractive and "special." Decide you are beautiful and don't let any kind of criticisms or negative remarks bother you. You are your authority. So you must decide how you look upon yourself. 

We can easily get distracted by all the kinds of beauty representations we see around these days- everywhere. So as per those standards, we may not even fit into the "perfect beauty" category; but it is you who can set that standard for your own self-worth. 

"Looking smart and feeling awesome about oneself is important than being prettier."

I am no different when it comes to not-feeling-pretty and attractive some days! I wish too to look the same each day- but changes are inevitable. We can't stop the process! So instead of beating ourselves up for Not looking beautiful, can we embrace those "new changes" and see what we can do to amp our physical appearance. 

Yes! that's where the magic lies. To create a look, to feel your BEST every single day; by accepting who you're becoming. So here's a few of the "magical" ways I try to feel best about myself, my body, my beauty, and about my skin each single day. I hope you find them helpful too:

1. Accept

Accept your flaws. Love your imperfections and know that you can't be like somebody else. Let people hate you for how you look; but you know your worth, you know many loves you- for being just YOU! Accept the fact that you are "NOT perfect, or you are NOT smart, or NOT attractive, or NOT fashionable, or DO NOT meet the standards of (today's) modern day beauty requirements. So accept it, and make peace with yourself. Become more self-aware of who you really are, and practice self-acceptance.

2. Appreciate

Appreciate what you are blessed with. Embrace yourself and flaunt your best features. Take care of the parts of you; you think you can change and or improve, whilst loving the parts that are not-so-pretty or not-so-perfect! But don't forget to love yourself- no matter how you look! 

3. Create an Attractive Aura

I am always attracted to people; with some amazing magnetic personalities. I admire their every move- the way they carry themselves- fearlessly, confidently, and in a pretty stylish way. Build that charisma. Make your presence fill the room or the atmosphere with some amazing positive vibes, and with some, "I am me, I am unique attitude." 

4. Change your Attitude 

 Change the way you have looked upon yourself in all these years. Try to build your confidence- with regards to your look and appearance. See how and where you can begin with, transforming yourself in a better way- that will make you feel confident and equally important. "You become what you think." So, think positive and good about your physical appearance and you can see the difference.

5. Calm all kinds of Comparisons and Criticisms' with Compassion.

Let the world throw heavy negative remarks at you, but you try to make peace within yourself. It all starts within. Every individual is fighting their own battles, so be kind enough to stop hating someone just because they look ugly or different. Love the pain or hatredness (within yourself for yourself or for others) with passion and patience.

I love this quote on compassion: "Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people." - Karen Salmansohn.

6. Turn your Disappointments into Determination.

Be determined to bring that 'good' change in your physical beauty. Don't get disheartened when you fail in first few attempts. Keep trying and do what you want to do- to look your best; or to feel your best-self.

7. Silent Shame with Support, Success, and Simplicity.

There's a lot of body shaming going around in the world. Shut them all out of your life, and focus on the good stuffs. See yourself in the mirror and find good reasons that make you uniquely pretty or smart. Work on your current personal issues. Ask yourself, what you need to change in yourself to feel more good about yourself. Connect with like-minded people with similar interests, or who can help you with some good tips and advises. Seek help from family and friends. Ask your "close supportive" friends for their opinion. While you work upon your imperfections, also try to celebrate your greatness, your greatest qualities, and your BEST features alongside.

8. Peace Perfection with Self-Love.

We all crave for that word, "perfect"- perfect body, perfect hair, perfect look, perfect skin, perfect style, and what not! Aim at being your best self- in all ways. Ditch perfectionism and feel a million times better. 

Rather than validating your worth via others' opinion, realize your self- worth and become comfortable with who you are. You need to find what's unique and lovable about yourself.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

My Favorite 25 Quotes For 'Not Giving Up'

I want to begin today's post with a Big Thank You! :)
Thank you for all the wonderful comments you left me in my last post. Truly, you made me feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. Our connection is 'very special.'- beyond all obligations.
My blogging friends and readers have a very special place in my life, and I am so glad to tell you that, "you make me feel important. I feel belonged. I feel determined and motivated (all-the-time) to continue my journey towards achieving my dream. So Thank You from the bottom of my heart for your continued love and support. I wish to bring you more positive and inspiring posts in the coming days. So please stay with me!

Life is never as beautiful as it looks on our social pages. Agree?  But we try (really) hard to keep it beautiful and happening even in our real lives. Doesn't matter what comes our way, we must keep going to achieve "best results" in life- be it in your career, at work, or in personal life. So we must find a source(s) that can help us keep moving toward our goals; a little stronger will power to push us through all kinds of hurdles.

So quotes can be one of life's greatest sources of motivation; especially during those times, when you feel like giving up. Every time I feel like I'm not doing enough to reach my goals, or some uncertain fears try to scare me from moving ahead- I try reading these 'words of wisdom' from all great and successful people, to continue my journey fearlessly.

When things go wrong in life, some small reminders like these, can help us stay in our path, without any worries or fears. So here's a collection of my favorite quotes that keeps reminding me, "don't give up." I hope they help you motivate too, just the way they have been doing to me in all these years:

1. Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but in doing it. 
 - Greg Anderson.

2. I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. - Joshua Graham.

3. The strongest people aren't always the people who win, but people who don't give up when they lose. - Ashley Hodgeson.

4. At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end. - Christine Mason Miller.

5. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find ways to do it. - Dr. David Schwartz

6. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. -Dale Carnegie.

7. If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. - H.G Wells.

8. Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. - Carl Bard

9. Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. - Mary Anne Radmacher, American Author and Artist.

10. When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. 
      When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself.
      It's not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It's up to you.
      Encouragement should come from the inside.-  Joel Osteen.

11. If you have the capacity to be more than one thing, do everything that's inside of you. - Bishop T. D Jakes.

12. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney.

13. Opportunities don't happen, you create them.- Chris Grosser. 

14. Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice. - Wayne Dyer.

12. Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. - John. R Wooden.

13. As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better. - Dr. Steve Maraboli, Speaker and Author.

14. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. - Robert Collier, American Self- Help Author.

15. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. - Confucius, Philosopher.

16. It always seems impossible until it's done. - Nelson Mandela.

17. If you believe it will work out, you'll see opportunities. If you believe it won't, you'll see obstacles.- Wayne Dyer.

18. I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.- Carl Jung.

19. I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I am doing it myself. - Albert Einstein.

20. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. - Audrey Hepburn.

21. Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about. - Winston Churchill.

22. When it comes to your dreams, every risk is worth it. - Joel Brown.

23. What makes you different or weird, that's your strength. - Meryl Streep.

24. Some days you're gonna get it right and some days you're gonna get it wrong. But no matter what, never stop trying to get it. - Eddie Harris Jr.

25. It's how you view the life inside you that creates the life outside of you. Everyday. - James Altucher.

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I know we are already half way through March when I am doing my first post of the month. But I have been so so busy lately, taking care of my two kids, and also with some health issues (that's demanding more rest and less sleepless nights from me). So I am sorry for not being consistent in posting every week. But I will try my best to update new posts in the blog. So please stay with me.

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