More than anything I really believe we are put here on this earth to enjoy the time we have. Life is precious so don’t get hung up or bent out of shape over the small stuff. Enjoy the present moment and have fun, whatever that means to you.
Enjoy free time with family and friends. Enjoy a laugh and make some memories. Enjoy learning & making people feel the goodness of life. Life is fun, let it be.
(This instagram post got nothing to do with the post above. Shared it because i liked it. I am not too much into shopping. Fast fashion brands & discounts in malls/online stores never excite me to purchase anything. I buy something when i am very specific about what i want. Most clothes/sneakers i wear are usually gifted by friends/brands during my birthday/thanksgiving/christmas or any random Monday. But i am a big sucker for watches. Now a days i prefer a good automatic or chronograph watch, but sometimes i still wear G-Shock watches from my high school/engineering college days.)
When your mental health isn’t in the best state, give yourself a break.
Don’t feel guilty for things you can’t do. Normal things like eating, sleeping or socialising may be difficult, it’s okay to struggle. Rest, recover, be kind to yourself and know the bad times are temporary.
Stop worrying about other people understanding you. Get in touch with yourself instead. Focus on what makes you happy, what makes your soul feel at peace. You are your biggest commitment, so start loving your flaws, your awkwardness, your weirdness, your intensity, your vulnerability, your everything.
Life becomes so much more fulfilling when you are just simply yourself. The world keeps spinning whether people understand you or not so why not make this next trip around the sun about you.
I have come to realize that making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of what you feel because we all feel the same emotions at one point or another. Maybe we express them in different ways, but fundamentally it’s the same, which is why we can relate to each other. The main thing to remember is “never let anyone make you feel bad about how you’re feeling.”
If you’re having a bad day, don’t count on others to cheer you up. Find HAPPINESS within yourself. We can’t always rely on others to make us feel HAPPY. We must first find it in ourselves.
(This video got something to do with the post above. Watch this 7 minutes video for little bit understanding on personal wellbeing, purpose & happiness. Happiness is a topic worth exploring.)
You can be high-functioning, and still be depressed. You can appear confident, and still suffer from anxiety. You can laugh and seem happy, and still be depressed. You can make progress in your healing, and still feel the weight of the trauma. You can have it all together, and still feel empty inside.
Be gentle with yourself and others, everyone is going through something.
(This video got nothing to do with the post above. Shared it because i liked the wit. Don’t go too deep into it. There’s a reason stand-up comedians make whole lotta fun & cash.)
Stop worrying about other people understanding you. Get in touch with yourself instead. Focus on what makes you happy, what makes your soul feel at peace. You are your biggest commitment, so start loving your flaws, your awkwardness, your weirdness, your intensity, your vulnerability, your everything. Life becomes so much more fulfilling when you are just simply yourself. The world keeps spinning whether people understand you or not. So why not make this next trip around the sun about you!!
(This video got nothing to do with the post above. There’s a reason why i don’t believe in crypto/NFT bullshit even though i own some of it. I understand & believe in the technology of blockchain. There will be a time in future when crypto currencies will go mainstream, those currencies will be made under government regulations by banks after 10-15 years. Current entire crypto market will crash soon or sooner. But when fools are busy fooling fools, it’s a fun sight to watch.)
I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life”. I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Your anger? It’s telling you where you feel powerless. Your anxiety? It’s telling you that something in your life is off balance. Your fear? It’s telling you what you care about. Your apathy? It’s telling you where you’re overextended and burnt out.
Your feelings aren’t random, they are messengers. And if you want to get anywhere, you need to be able to let them speak to you, and tell you what you really need.
(This video got nothing to do with the post above. Adults seeking advice from elementary school kids on how to cope up with life, literally the world is losing it’s sense of balance. Thinking of kids, this is more than cute in my eyes. I asked my friend Frank’s 20 month old nephew what he wants to eat when we were in supermarket. He replied; “EVERYTHING IN THAT” while pointing his finger to the ice cream freezer. Why can’t adults be this simple as kids!! LIFE IS FUN, LET IT BE.)
Sometimes we need tears to be able to access the deepest joy. When times are hard, make sure you allow yourself to feel the sadness. Let your tears fall knowing that they will surely pass and something wonderful is on its way to you.
If you’re sad, take some time to try and remember the joy that will undoubtedly follow. Remember it’s always darkest before the dawn.
Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. -PSALM 30:5.
(This video got nothing to do with the post above. Can’t say how appropriate is this song in such circumstances. But a light-hearted humour is welcome even during the darkest days. This song is both quirky & funny. Power to peace.)
Be gentle on your loved ones who lack the strength to leave toxic situations. What looks easy from the outside, may be a war they fight internally. What feels like danger to you, could be a comfort zone for their insecurities. What you think requires action, may require PATIENCE.