2015 was the time when I created this website- “The Positive Window.” And now that the year is coming to end; I felt like doing a round-up post to share (with all my old and new blogger friends as well as with all the amazing readers) my most-liked and most shared posts of this year. It was a year full of opportunities as well as some missed opportunities. But I feel blessed to have those “new responsibilities/contributions” added to my success book this year. Thank you for believing in me!
Doing a round-up like this makes one a little bit thoughtful, I suppose.
Today I want to let you all know that; you have made me so special and “someone” whom many knows now- by spending your time here; reading my posts, commenting, sharing and re-sharing. So thanks again from the bottom of my heart for making my first year of blogging/writing on my personal website- so very memorable. Was a wonderful journey of writing 47 posts so far (in one full year). Wish to make it 50 by the end of December.
I found a very good way of defeating the feeling of depression and loneliness.
Try ‘song chatting’ with your good friend, who has a similar choice in music. This will help you overcome your anger and stress. ‘Music is always a healthy way to reduce your stress levels’- I have always read this. When I actually applied this rule to my life, I learned that this is the easiest way to combat frustration
Have you ever tried to understand your thoughts? Where do they come from and why? What drives them to us? Why even we should care about them?
‘Knowing’ what we are thinking and why; can help us- realize the kind of thoughts we have in our mind; most of the times! Next time when similar circumstances develop; we can be careful and stop thinking ‘negative’ right there!
“No study is required; or the knowledge of any defined theory. Just a little change in the focus of things we see everyday- from things that make us feel miserable, unhappy; to things that make us feel blessed and unconditionally happy- like ‘happy for no reason’.”
Use “positive affirmations.” Read and write them in a notebook or journal; and try to refer it everyday by repeating to yourself. You can also use stick notes to write them and and put them on walls or places you can see it everyday.
Believe me! nobody can make you a ‘happier you;’ if you don’t take the first step.
“Staying happy is necessary to continue living.”
If you are one among many; who badly wants. Yes! badly wants to feel & stay happy; then come out of your ‘current zone’ (present state of mind), and take a look around you for the things that can give you comfort and protection. Make a choice, and continue walking towards it- who you think can bring you a smile- may it be a person or an activity. At this time; nothing is more important than ‘feeling happy and peaceful.’ So go for it, and give a try.
Stay strong in choosing your happiness; because ‘true happiness’ matters.
“I am not a fashion and beauty expert; but I have my own findings and takes- when it comes to style and beauty tricks! I like to dress smart and look attractive in my ‘comfortable’ way!” After all “fashion is all about feeling comfortable in your skin and body.”
Feeling confident in your clothes is the first step towards feeling stylish! There will be days when you would want to look effortlessly stylish and attractive without doing much; but you won’t be confident about picking the right dress! In such occasions; trust your instinct and go for it. Have a confident smile on your face and feel good from the inside out. Wear that enchantment aura and be confident! You may be the one ‘looked at last’ in a party; but people will still feel the confidence and kind vibes-you have left behind you.
Self-evaluation is good, but comparing your physical appearance to that any of your notion of “best attractive body” is never going to make you a happier person; nor it will help you embrace your “body image” in the positive way, any-day! We all have some version of “I am not perfect” from inside. But accepting yourself (your body) more important from within, than from just outside. If you feel satisfied with how you look outside, you will definitely make peace with your inner self-image!
Things looked so different yet peaceful; when I stopped! Stopped looking at the negative happenings; and started focusing on the good things (that was happening at the moment). “I was surprised to find out that my day and life had another side too!; which we ignore looking at most of the times- the better side!
Realizing our responsibilities rather than comparing and complaining with make things simpler and appreciable in a family. We just need to understand- that we all are doing our part- someway or other. So everyone needs a little space inside the family. We get so busy worrying and making everyone tensed and unhappy (sometimes) that; we forget to live happiness and enjoy life!
“From the day I decided to embrace my imperfections; life got easier for me. I am no more afraid of revealing my true-self to anybody; because I have become better while travelling through those imperfections! My talents were dominated by my fears and weaknesses.”
“Releasing anything that no longer defines us is the best thing we can do- to create a ‘new’ meaningful life for ourselves.”
Take small steps towards improving your life-one-day-at-a-time. The best way to start is- just start!
Make yourself available for your needs!
Do leave me a comment and let me know which was your favorite post of all. Did any of these resonate with you?