Exhale And Enjoy Life

May 30, 2016
by Cristina
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Change Freaks You Out? Use It To Your Advantage

Scared of change? What if you could use it to your advantage? Sounds good? Then keep reading to find out how to do it.

Has it ever happened to you to wake up one day and realize your whole world is upside down? In a second your life can change. Just like that. Even a small change can make you feel uncomfortable.

Soon, anxiety and worries jump in. You keep on thinking that if you wouldn’t have taken that decision, that road, that bus, that call, that maybe things would be different, that if…
Thing is… it happened. Dwelling on it won’t change much.

Maybe it was a result of your past actions and it was predictable or it just happened. Unexpectedly! You had no control over it.

So how do you deal with it?

You freak out, get angry, sad, depression soon takes over and you find yourself stuck in that mood. Going through a change in your life can be overwhelming, stressful and hard to accept.

You have a choice in life, you can control your actions and reactions to different things and situations. Our attitude towards problems and difficult situations it’s extremely important because it defines our future.

Change is normal even if you may not want it or like it. Everything changes, the world, nature, technology, you… nothing stays the same. You change over the years, your body, your life, your hopes and dreams, even your mood changes throughout the day.

When something happens that requires us to accept a change we find ourselves having a hard time realizing what happened, why it happened and overcoming that situation.

The cool thing is that you can use change to evolve and improve your life. Here’s how:

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May 3, 2016
by Cristina
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Don’t Give Up On Your Dreams ! Better Late Than Never

I saw this lovely daffodil standing alone in the garden and I just had to take a picture 🙂
And it got me thinking there is a lot to learn from this gorgeous flower. Look how beautifully it stands in all that green! Never give up and never lose hope. You may bloom later than others but later doesn’t mean never. Stay true and believe in your dreams. The road might be bumpy and slow but keep going…you can make it!

February 17, 2016
by Cristina
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Lights On Purple Sky

Nature is such an amazing thing…and sunrises and sunsets are my favorite moments. Each sunrise and sunset has its uniqueness, something different, something warm, something wild, new, bold and spectacular. Something that… as simple as it might be it mesmerizes me every time.
Stop and make sure you’re reserving yourself some good time every single day. Wonderful things are happening around you all the time. Give yourself a chance to notice them…and let them enrich your life in ways you never knew they exist! Treasure each and every moment of your life …you’ll never live the same moment twice!

January 26, 2016
by Cristina
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Hold On ! Storm won’t last forever

That moment when the sky clears up after the storm and you get to see that clear blue sky. When the atmosphere feels cleaner than ever and the sun shines. Never give up no matter what hard times come to you. Hold on ! Storm won’t last forever. Instead of fighting it…learn from it. Let it shape you and make you stronger.

January 14, 2016
by Cristina
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Take A Moment Just For You

When was the last time you stopped for a moment from all that everyday craziness ? Just to sit on a bench in the park? Doing nothing but admiring and enjoying everything around you.Like the morning sun peeking through the trees or to listen the birds singing. Take a moment today to just LIVE. Free your mind and feel the sunshine on your skin.

Look what I stopped to admire 🙂

phejoy

January 12, 2016
by Cristina
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Learn To Love Yourself

Some time ago I spoke with a friend who told me “I like how I think but I don’t like myself.”
When I asked him “why don’t you like yourself?” He said “because of my weaknesses”.
He’s a great guy with a lot of potential but his attitude toward himself drag him down.

The most important thing you must do in life is to be happy with who you are. And happiness won’t come by hating yourself. Focusing on your weaknesses and letting them drag you down it’s not the way to go. You’ll only amplify them.
No one is perfect. But you have a choice. You can always choose to be better, to improve, to become the person you really want to be.

Have you ever thought that maybe you first need to make peace with yourself?
You have to accept yourself with the good parts and bad parts, strengths and weaknesses. Work with what you can change and improve and learn to make peace with the rest. Forgive and learn from your mistakes. Change the way you think about yourself, accept your imperfections and focus on your strengths.  Learn to love yourself and be happy with who you are.

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January 4, 2016
by Cristina
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You Choose The First Monday Of The Year 2016 !

What a great day and  time it is! It’s snowing so much that I can’t wait to post this and go out and enjoy the snow! Just like those children making angels in the fresh snow 🙂

I was thinking how different this day can be.

  1. For some people it might be the worst day…finishing the party and vacation, going back to work for another year. All those colleagues, the bad boss and crazy stuff, the stress, the work, the unhappiness, the struggle, the empty space, the old 9 to 17 or the new 24/7/365 , the not living life, the not knowing what the heck you’re doing ! The missing out ! The not knowing where you’re going. The not having a chance and just suck it up and deal with it. And in the end blaming all on the day of Monday.

Then, there are people who live the Monday in a different way.

  1. Some are still on a longer vacation and then they’ll go back to no 1. As soon as the vacation is over but still, something will be different for some …just because they had this longer vacation time. They had some time to  think. To see what is really important. And maybe, just maybe… they’ll make a change.
  1. The ones for who the vacation is NEVER over !!! The ones that live to the fullest, having fun no matter what they do, doing things they like and enjoy, that makes them alive and happy, getting the satisfaction they need, having the motivation and courage to pursue their life purpose and their dreams ! Do you think these people hate Mondays? Neahhh… They love Mondays !

 

Stop blaming it on Mondays. Monday it’s just a day. And it’s all up to you of how great the Monday can be !

 

Here’s to an amazing year ! Of making dreams come true, of doing only and solely what you want, like and love. Of touching the untouchable !

Have a wonderful 2016 !

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January 1, 2015
by Cristina
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You Want It? It’s All Up To You

It’s January the 1 of 2015 and right now you’re probably recovering after all that party ! Good. I’m probably doing the same thing. But you can’t really help thinking about 2015 can you? You did this in the last days of 2014 too…you know those thoughts about what you did in 2014 and how is 2015 going to be?

Things you want to do? All those hopes and dreams you wish they will come true? Whether it’s achieving something you want, making changes you’re afraid of, getting in the best shape of your life or starting your own business, you can’t really help not thinking about them. Well the question  you should be asking yourself it’s not  “will it happen?”, the right question is “are you ready to put the effort needed to achieve it?” We all want so many things but become so lazy when we have to work for them. So you postpone it ….sometimes forever. The thing is no one will come and do things for you. Procrastinating won’t get you results. You need to do it. It’s simple. If you want to achieve something…work for it. You choose how your 2015 it’s going to be and how much you will accomplish.

It’s all up to you. If you don’t take action, sitting and dreaming won’t get you very far. Yes it’s ok to dream, it’s actually great to have dreams but they won’t  turn to reality if you don’t put a little effort. If you want to have that great body in 2015 don’t just sit and wish…go work for it.  Stick with it , workout out every week and eat healthy and you will see results. Whatever dream you have…seriously work for it!

Yes it’s not easy, if it were easy, everyone would do it. There will be bumps on the road, there will be people trying to drag you down, people who will think you’re insane and  try to make you change your mind, or think you won’t make it  but… where will you be and what will you accomplish if you listen to all those people trying to drag you down? Certainly not what you wish!

Think about it. So how bad do you want it? Are you ready to reach your goals? If so…well you have 365 days to make them real.

December 10, 2014
by Cristina
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Where’s The Sun?

It’s been more than a month since I last saw the sun…everybody keeps talking lately everywhere I go about this. Some say it’s the longest period in the last 30 years without seeing the sun. It’s all dark, cold, cloudy and rainy…it looks like evening in the middle of the day. And it’s true that this can affect your mood, your energy, some get depressed and feel tired, sad and lonely. The lack of sun can also seriously affect your health. The sun gives us energy and a feeling of joy and wellbeing.
I asked a friend a few days ago what’s her favorite season…she said ” my favorite season it’s when it rains a lot because I love the rain”.  Some people love the sun and all it brings and some love the rain.
We’re all different but… keep in mind and never forget that whatever the weather may be, the sun is still there. You can’t always see the sun, the moon or the stars…but you know they are always there. And the bad weather won’t last forever! Soon sunny days will come. The same happens in our everyday life…no matter how bad it gets, keep your head up, don’t stop and never give up. Brighter days will come ! Trust that somehow things will work out. Life’s too short to worry about little things.
It can’t be dark and cloudy forever ! The sun will shine again…and just imagine what a gorgeous day will be ! 🙂 Live, love and enjoy each moment, cloudy, rainy or sunny…it’s part of your life.

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

December 3, 2014
by Cristina
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Be A Child Once In A While…It’s Good For The Soul

No matter how old you are, the inner child never dies. It just sits there waiting quietly to let him out once in a while. You become so busy and hooked up in this crazy life that you forget and hold back to your true feelings. A wonderful day in the park with some friends and making balloons made me very happy…and so did the snow yesterday 🙂  I love to feel like a kid again from time to time. Remember that you’re never too old to have some fun and being an adult doesn’t mean it’s all stress and work. Be spontaneous, be creative and do whatever makes you happy. Life’s too short, take each moment and live it to the fullest. Let your soul be happy and free. Because that’s what life is about ! Don’t be afraid ! That moment in time will become a priceless memory for the rest of your life. And that’s all you’re ever take with you !