Don’t you just get sick and tired of trying to fit in? It’s not hard to be yourself and be happy. It’s easier than you think.
Looking around I see so many people who are trying so hard to be someone they’re not just to fit in! Have you lost yourself?
You’re looking down like you’ve lost your hope but what you really want to do is walk like the whole world is yours and you’re in control. You just want to be happy.
And guess what? Only you have the power to make that happen.
I’ve always admired my dance teacher. When she enters the room, the way she walks, the way she looks and her attitude instantly makes everyone look at her. When she smiles and starts talking the atmosphere in the room gets so positive and full of life.
What’s her secret? Well… she’s just being herself. She loves what she’s doing, she loves herself, she’s confident and shows all of these in everything she does.
You know what people say? That attitude is everything? Well they are right. And this includes posture. The way you walk, the way you talk and pretty much every gesture you do… body language.
Having a great attitude and being confident doesn’t mean transforming in something you are not. You don’t just press the confidence button when you need it.
And this is the most important thing. By trying to look more confident some will try to copy and transform into another person. Why would you do that? Be yourself!
Fake it till you make it works most of the times but if it makes you someone you’re not… it’s not ok. It’s like wearing some clothes you don’t feel good in, but you wear them because you think they will make you look better in the eyes of other people.
You are unique! Stand up tall, stay true to yourself. Be spontaneous do what you love and enjoy every day. If you’re feeling happy with who you really are people will see that.
Accept your mistakes. Nobody’s perfect, we all make mistakes and today is a new day! Perfect for a fresh start.
Focus on positive things and move on. And most important… don’t let anyone define you.
Surround yourself with the right people and dismiss the ones who try to limit you. Don’t let criticisms bring you down. It’s your life, your destiny. Take control of your life and spend it the way you want not how others tell you.
How do you feel when you’re inspired and motivated? Great feeling right? How about YOU being that person who inspires and motivates people? How will that make you feel? Do you want to learn how to easily motivate people?
I hear these questions all the time “ But how can I do that? I’m just a normal person! Who will I inspire? Who will look at me? “ Well how about your family? Your friends. People around you. You can be a great model for your children. You can motivate them to become the best in what they do and live the life they dream of.
My friend’s daughter had to write an essay at school this year about a role model in her life. I wasn’t surprised to see so many children writing about their parents. How amazing is to hear your kid say “ My mom and dad are my role model in life. They support and encourage me to stand up for what I believe in and follow my dreams”
You can be an inspiration to everyone around you!
Be the one people look up to !
You can’t teach people things that you don’t do. Let me say it like this…you can’t make someone healthy as long as you’re sick! In order to inspire and motivate people around, you need to become what you say.
You can’t teach someone to think positive if you’re negative all that time can you? People like and look up at those who are a lovely, fun and positive person to be around.
Say the right words
Words have an enormous impact on people lives. I had a boss a few years ago which had a very bad idea for motivating people. She used to say to us at every meeting “ I want you to eat your liver for this project !”
In her mind she thought she’s motivating us to work hard for that project and do our best. But the words were awful! Every time I heard her say those words I was disgusted. And I was like “What? You want us to ruin our health for this project?! No way!”
Do you think we were motivated? Not a chance! It would have been more productive if instead of those bad words she would have said “I have faith in you so let’s finish this project and make our team the best !”
This way you show people you trust them to do the job. You make them feel they are part of a team and you motivate them! Who wouldn’t want to be in the best team? So choose your words carefully because they can make a lot of difference.
How do you feel when you’re in a creative and harmonious place? Creating that healthy environment is necessary.
At home, at work… you must have it. How about a motivating wall? I once was at this company and everywhere you looked you could see “ Think Positive” written in white on black paper.
Now, I do agree that white on black has a big impact in some cases but in this one was a negative one. How about “Think Positive” with a bright, full of energy color and some cool images to get you in that positive mood? Or a funny but motivational image. It sure makes a difference. So at home or at office, for you, your family or for who ever you want, you can create a motivational space.
You can’t bring out the best in people by doing nothing right? Make people take action. Set goals and give awards if you can. Don’t lie, if you make a promise, keep it. Would you trust someone who says something and does the opposite?
Be open and friendly
Listen what people have to say and treat them with respect. I’m not saying to be friends with everybody but don’t shut the door in the face if someone has a suggestion or wants to say something. Your kid, your friend, a coworker, one of your employees…listen what it has to say.
Positive thinking doesn’t mean ignoring reality and problems. It’s just a better way of managing them in a healthier and productive way.
Attitude is everything
The way you react to situations in your life and the choices you make every day can have a big difference on your life.
Look, I know you hear this a lot but just think for a moment. A negative attitude can easily bring you down. Truth is… a great attitude is a skill you should work on every day. Attitude is an effective tool in reaching your goals. Don’t let negativity ruin your life.
The result of your actions is the way you react to them!
There are many ways to motivate and inspire others and I would love to hear your opinion on this subject so don’t hesitate to leave a comment.
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
Keep your body healthy! It’s your home where you have to live in.
Today, people are so busy running from one place to another, having stressful days, sitting for hours at the desk, grabbing something to eat on their way and ignoring the most important thing. Health! Take care of your body every single day.
You have this body to live in for the rest of your life so you better keep it healthy. If you are healthy you can do everything you want. Think of it this way…imagine your body as a crystal ball. Once it has a scratch, a crack or it’s broken there’s no way back!
An unhealthy body has limited actions. Sure, our body is an amazing thing and can heal itself. Like a small injury.
But, if you don’t pay attention to that injury it may develop into a serious problem that your body won’t be able to heal by itself. And even if it does you may remain with problems for the rest of your life.
“God gave me a great body and it’s my duty to take care of my physical temple” – Jean-Claude Van Damme
This is one of my favorite quotes …and you know why? Because Van Damme is right. You have this body you live in and it’s up to you to take care of it. And exercising it’s a good way to do it.
Want to know how exercise can make you better, happier and healthier? Keep reading and you’ll find out.
There are days when you just feel like giving up. Days when you feel like nothing is working right. Days when you can’t find a way, you get lost and lose hope that things will get better.
Days when the pain is so hard to take that you just can’t even stay on your feet. You just want to run away as far and as fast as you can or you feel you want to give up on everything. Don’t ! Don’t ever let go! Never give up!
You feel like you can’t do it anymore but you can! You didn’t come here to give up! You came here to live and do something with your life.
Life is not always pink! It’s not easy and sometimes it’s not even fair!
Maybe it’s your stressful job, you worked so much but you have nothing in return. Maybe it’s your partner, your children, some kind of illness you are fighting with or you are suffering from the loss of someone dear. Or maybe you just want that hand to hold on.
There can be so much emotional pain in someone’s life that they feel overwhelmed and think of giving up.
Do you really want to give up? To be defeated and just throw everything away? Life is a gift given to you so you need to hold on to it!
There are people in this world who are living and enjoying life as much as they can. People who are happy and successful and you…YOU can be one of those people!
Life is short so don’t give up just because you are afraid to try. Don’t dwell on past failures. Learn from your past and your mistakes.
Sometimes there are moments when you are down and nobody notices. Some people are indifferent. Some don’t realize or care. Don’t think of them…you have all you need to move on. With time you will find good friends who will stay by your side.
Each day is a chance!…an opportunity to a fresh start ! So pick yourself up because you didn’t come here to give up! You try, you fail, you try again! And when you hit bottom…the only way is UP! So stay strong and live your life to the fullest. Never give up!
Get out in the world, do what you love, screw up, try again, screw up again, don’t let go, don’t give up, try again and succeed! Live and love each and every moment of your life!
You know how the sun always comes up after the storm?That moment when the sky clears up and you get to see that clear blue sky.
When the atmosphere feels cleaner than ever and the sun shines? Same thing happens in our life. After the storm comes the sunshine. No matter how big the storm, it never lasts forever. So hang on!
It rained every day for three weeks. It was cold, dark, stormy and sunny days seemed so far away. But today, the sun is shining and it’s a wonderful sunny day with a gorgeous blue sky! What am I saying here? Well just something that we always forget.
Life it’s a lot like the weather.
There is rain, thunder and lightning in each person’s life. No matter how cloudy it gets, never lose hope! The storm won’t last forever! The sun will shine again and a better day will come your way.
Just like nature, life sometimes gives you rainy days, storms even tornadoes.
Sometimes we bring rainy days in our life through the bad decisions that we make and sometimes the rain just comes without us doing anything. But… after the storm always comes the sun.
Maybe there are just some usual rainy days in your life or maybe you’re going through a big storm that turns everything upside down, gets you depressed, you lose hope and you feel like giving up.
DON’T! Don’t ever give up! Remember there’s always sunshine after the storm.
Learn how to manage these rainy days and storms. What do they teach you? Is there something you need to learn from the storm in your life? Are things really as bad as you think?
Even if it rains and you can’t see the sun and everything looks hopeless, be patient and don’t give up. The sun will shine again!
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.
It can’t be dark and cloudy forever! The sun will shine again and just imagine what a gorgeous day it will be!
Live, love and enjoy each moment. Cloudy, rainy or sunny…it’s part of your life. Learn the lessons and move on.
Lately I see people coming to my blog looking for a way to grow a mango tree because of my baby mango tree.
So this post is for those people wanting to grow an indoor mango tree. I have 3 mango trees 🙂 Two of them are 1 year old and the third one is 8 months old.
Here’s what I did 🙂
Ate the mango ( pick the ripest mango you can find ). Ok so now you will have a big seed left. What I did was a small cut with a knife in the husk ( around the side ) and carefully opened the husk with my fingers. You will have a big bean now.
If the bean looks healthy plant it in a pot with the hump side up and a little exposed like in the picture below.
All my three mango trees were first planted in tiny pots and later I put them in bigger pots. Plant them in good potting soil with plenty of sand. The pot size depends on how big you want the tree to be. Make sure it has a good drainage and keep the soil moist. Put it in a sunny place.
And that’s it! They grow pretty fast and it’s a joy to see them becoming lovely mango trees. In the winter season I keep them inside in a warm place with plenty of light and in summer I put them outside in full sun and they are very happy.
Mango is a delicious and healthy tropical fruit rich in antioxidants and vitamins, it’s good for immune system and releases stress.
With patience and care you can still get an indoor mango tree . The plant grows fairly quickly if cared for properly. In summer you can keep it in your yard or balcony and it will certainly be happy. Mango loves full sun!
Life it’s a great gift and if we know how, we can make it great. But sometimes life takes us by surprise.
We don’t know for how long we’re going to be here or the ones around us. Life is crazy…today you are, tomorrow you’re not!
So make time for the ones you love. Treasure them! Try to tell them as often as you can what they mean to you. Spend time with your dear ones, your family, friends, your lovely pet.
Sometimes in our crazy life we might ignore them or forget the good times we spent together. Don’t do that…because those are the most important moments.
Life’s short! Try not to fight with them and even if you do try to solve the problem and enjoy the time spent together.
Sometimes life takes them away and you might not have the chance to tell them how much they mean to you. And there’s no turning back! once they are gone, they are gone…so don’t ignore this. Make time to spend with them and say or show how much you love them.
Make each moment spent together great and get the most of it!
Yes WATER! That element that keeps you Healthy!
Today we usually end up drinking coffee and lots of soda and we forget the importance of water!
It’s not enough and not good to drink water when you’re thirsty because if you’re thirsty then you’re already dehydrated. Drinking enough water and staying hydrated it’s very important for your health. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty.
Your body depends on water and is estimated to be about 70 percent water. Every cell in your body needs water to live and be healthy !
How much water do you need to drink every day depends on many factors like your health, your weight, how active you are, what you eat, the climate where you are and many others. The more active you are the more water you’ll need. Drinking 8 glasses every day it’s easy to remember and it definitely can make a difference.
Here are a few reasons why you should drink water!
– It makes you healthy
– Combat stress
– Water transports oxygen to your cells
– Water increases your energy level
– It makes your heart and skin healthy
– Water keeps your brain and memory healthy
– Water serves as a lubricant – good for your joints
– Reduces daytime fatigue
– It’s essential for digestion
– Regulates body temperature
– Water helps prevent kidney stones and urinary tract infections
– Water helps in the prevention of diseases
– Water can prevent headaches and muscle weakness
– Ensures a proper delivery of nutrients in the body
– It’s essential to the human body’s survival
– Water helps you eliminate toxins