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July 1, 2017

JULY’SNOTE

Can you believe that we are already half way through the year? I wrote this post to remind us to live a conscious life that matters. Never stop to continue to be who you are and always remember to maintain your own beliefs. No matter what someone may do to you some day, remember that you are not them and that you are not the one who let someone else down. My advice is, forget about those people, deal the hand in front of you, continue on, be your best and focus on what truly matters.

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July 1, 2017

#15WHATMATTERSMOST?

what matters

What Matters Most?

I got the shock of my life recently, something happened that I never thought would happen. I got it in the guts and was left speechless and in disbelief. After the tears and trying to make sense of everything, all I could think was WHY? I could never in my life do that to anyone, knowing I would make them feel so unhappy and deeply hurt. I guess we all have these moments in life, don’t we? You can probably think of a few yourself. And when it happens, the only thing to do is sit back. reflect and think hard about what matters the most. (Also read: Being Resilient )Like it or not, at some point it all comes to an end, right? And what will matter is how your family and friends remember you.

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June 1, 2017

#14WHYSAYNO?

Why Say no?

Why Say No

I’m one of those suckers who is always saying YES it’s against my grain to say NO, as I have a natural behaviour of wanting to help. People normally expect me to say YES, because that’s the way it has always been. I say yes because I want to get someone’s attention; I want to make sure everyone is happy; I’m afraid I will disappoint someone, or I would hurt their feelings; I am terrified of being rejected; or I just feel guilty. These are the thoughts that race through my crazy mind as I think about saying NO, so I most often just blurt out a reluctant YESSSSSS.

As life has gone by, though, I have learnt the hard way that saying NO is very powerful (if I can bring myself to say it, of course). Yes, it’s hard to say, but it is sometimes necessary to help you live a sane life, leaving some space for what you really want. (Read: Good life habits)

After analysing my over the top urge to be agreeable, it got me thinking. We need to ask ourselves why is it so important to please everyone and what will really matter in the long run? Here is why you need to say NO (sometimes) to improve your life, your own sanity, and get it all into perspective:

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May 1, 2017

#13WHAT’SYOURWORRY?

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What’s your worry?
While I would not call myself a constant worrier, I do worry at times. Little concerns sometimes buzz around in my head, and mostly I am worrying about things that have not even happened. When I am in my worry phase, ‘what if’ questions start entering my mind, which realistically only exist among the pixies in my head. And if you are anything like me, very few worries are as painful or terrible as imagined, and are often just nonsense made up in our own minds.

Feeling that I must worry about a small or big problem will do nothing for me, and in a world where our thoughts control how we feel, this is when it’s time to sit back and remind myself, I do not need the unnecessary worrying in life. Unnecessary worrying is an unproductive habit that will never amount to anything positive. I intentionally train and remind my mind to not worry. (Self Talk) Then I tell myself to look at the big picture — how bad is it really?

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