It’s usually sunny here in the Philippines and the beaches are gorgeous but I think it’s time to see what’s in store for me out there. Traveling out of the country soon… 🙏
I started this blog with the aim of following a book’s guide to make life a little less stressful but now I see myself slowly stressing out by relating my everyday to the book. I find it really challenging to do that as I have not had the time to blog much more read the book.
My love for writing however prevails and so I have considered a different option. Instead, I will be writing about things that made me happy despite of…
Of course I have to start with a sizable goal and with the hype of “100 days of Happiness” on social media sites, I will lovingly name this journey as “100 Reasons to Smile”.
Wacha think? I hope this time it works. 🙂
I’m a constant worrier. I feel that things should go as planned or expected and if not, I should have an acceptable contingency plan. I stress about the most minute detail that I often snap at a sign of disorder. After reading the first tip, I have committed myself to try NOT TO SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF. But what are the small stuff? How can we not sweat over it when the smallest spec of dust can irritate our eye, right?
What I did is try not to think too much about things that usually worry me. At first, I get this nagging feeling that I am being irresponsible. I thought I am abandoning what needs to be taken care of. What really surprised me was that by doing this, I was able to deal with my tasks one at a time and eventually dealt with all of them. Of course, there will always be things to do so I try not to let the TO DO stuff bug me that much.
Earlier today, my neighbor decided to walk her dogs who are annoyingly noisy. Since we live in a duplex apartment, their pathway is very near to our door. It was too early in the morning and I was still so sleepy but the noise of the dogs, which was so audible with our bedroom door always left open so my dog can leave the room when she needs to go potty, add my dog’s excitement when she smelled her playmates outside the door, you can totally picture chaos at a ridiculous hour that I thought I was gonna have a migraine! Instead of lashing at my dog, I just closed the door, picked up my dog and gave her a good back rub to relax her and we both went back to sleep. Later on, she started to cause a scene. Half asleep, I couldn’t figure out what she wants. My husband was sound asleep and it irritated me that noise didn’t bug him like it did to me. This means, I WOULD HAVE TO GET UP AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Before snapping, I tried to open the bedroom door again and out she went to her potty station. She then left me to sleep for the rest of the time.
Writing about it now, if I acted negatively, I would have done something that might hurt my dog’s feelings and mind you! She is one touchy dog! She can sulk all day if she felt bad about something I did or if you thought I am mad at her.
Not sweating the small stuff indeed has a good effect on me at home. Can’t wait to check the other tips and apply them in my life.
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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