I have been busy with DIY and redecorating the house lately. I realized that it’s the most relaxing thing for me to do yet there are times I become so obsessed with what I do that I sometimes lose sleep over it. Am I the only one with this issue?
On my other blog, I somehow ranted about a thread on Facebook which is Job Post in a professional group page. The people were complaining about the qualifications and I had to post my comment and pointed that the qualifications are actually agreeable. It created a rage comment from people of which some have been deleted for unknown reasons. To cut the story short, there were exchange of comments and it was getting through me that my mere agreement to the qualifications bruised other people’s ego and took it as me questioning their competences.
I myself didn’t take their retaliations lightly. I was shaking every time I read the comments and couldn’t type using my phone. I had to use a laptop to defend my stand which was in no way bashing anyone. It hurt me that they had to attack me (my name was tagged and in some I was quoted so it was directed to me) that way just because I agreed to something that they don’t. And my comment was even directed at no one.
I lost a night’s sleep over that because I was worried. The people who were attacking me are going to my husband’s office-mates. Though he was so calm about the whole thing and completely support me, I asked not to say anything. He guided me with deep breathing to calm me and massaged my shaking hands. Because of this, I was able to clearly defend myself and at least closed the thread with someone apologizing and finally getting my point.
Lesson learned, Try not sweat the small stuff. It could be a snide comment from a person, try not too affected because the things they say reflect what they are as a person and nothing about you. Explanations are okay but to some people, no matter how hard you explain, it will never be enough. Why? Simply because they have already closed their minds on this topic and there is nothing more you can do about this. So, try not to sweat it. 🙂
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There is no secret to happiness really. The truth is staring at us all along. Though sometimes you have to be reminded of it. Just like this beautiful post… Namaste!
I think the majority of us in this world want to be happy, whether we know it or not. At times it can be easier said than done with all that life brings us and we can forget how to just be simply happy. They say the goal behind every goal is happiness. I would agree with that. When we choose to be happy, our life just flows and that happiness can have a positive affect on everybody that we meet. When we are not happy however, that affects everybody too.
I think Esther Hicks from her book “Ask and it is given” has a great quote about happiness;
“The greatest gift that you could ever give to another is your own happiness, for when you are in a state of joy, happiness, or appreciation, you are fully connected to the Stream of pure, positive Source Energy that is truly…
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Well, I saw this post (link below) that asks us what is one thing that we turn to when we are feeling down. I first thought of my husband but since we sometimes have petty fights and it can seriously … Continue reading
To “not sweating the small stuff”, you will need to practice your breathing. Here is a great article on how to breathe (and write)…
Man oh live I’ve been busy. In addition to starting Brutal First Impressions (please like it on facebook!), setting up a writers’ conference (I’ll write more about that soon), writing for two blogs, and doing background work for television (I’ll write about that too), I’m also editing the first draft of my novel. Phew, I get tired putting that all down in a sentence 🙂
As I work on the revisions of my story, I realize that editing is like breathing. Each inhalation is an expansion of thoughts, the exploration of ideas and character. Each exhalation is a purging of unnecessary words, the fine-tuning of each idea. Throughout the editing process the word count for my story jumps from 50,000 to 90,000 then back down to 60,000. My story expands and contracts like a healthy set of lungs.
Here are 4 tips on how to breathe and write:
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