Books I’m currently reading…

 
I needed a pick me up so I ordered some books off Amazon to give me a burst of inspiration.

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My April Favourite Books

1. We Should All Be Feminists// Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche – This is an inspirational short read about why we should all be feminists. Beautifully written.

2. The Little Book of Confidence// Susan Jeffers – This book is literally so tiny and therefore easy to pop in your bag when you need a hit of motivation for the day. It is a book that you can read over and over again for that little bit of advice that you need to be able to tackle the day.

3. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff// Richard Carlson – This is my all time favourite self help book. I always find myself coming back to the book over and over because the message that the author postulates is a question that I will always remember whenever I start to worry… “will it matter in five years?” and the answer is always always ‘no!’. So don’t sweat the small stuff because it really doesn’t matter in the bigger scheme of things.

4. Change your Thoughts, Change your Life // Wayne Dyer – I haven’t finished reading this as of yet but I am loving this! You can change your world if you change the way you think. Easier said than done but it gives you the fundamentals as to how to achieve this.

My Rules for Living (Some of them) 

   
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1.  Learn how to make your favourite restaurant dishes, even if they don’t taste as good as the original.
2. Know when to move on
3. Be like water flowing effortlessly through your environment
4. Be very picky when choosing friends
5. You should not expect something from cheap people
6. Make yourself a brand
7. Realise happiness is not something you obtain
8. Do not let fear dictate your life
9. Manage your expectations
10. Never let them see you sweat
 
11. Quit planning and just take action
12. Make someone’s day everyday
13. Find one good thing about everyday
14. Remain in love everyday with yourself and find new ways to love yourself everyday
15. Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before
16. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer
17. Recognise that if something is a struggle or challenging, then it’s causing growth
18. When you help others you help yourself 
 

My late 2015 post..

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Let’s start off with saying Happy New Year!

Next, I realise that I have neglected my blog – mainly because I have been quite busy but honestly that’s no excuse. I am not one for adhering to making new year resolutions but I am for growth (at any time of the year).

The book with the Eiffel Tower on the front is where I have been writing inspirational quotes. I have literally filled the pages with hundreds of motivating quotes and sayings. There was a night where I was feeling like crap and I started reading the quotes that I had previously written and felt that my spirits had lifted. For my quote sources, I use Pinterest. It is my favourite social networking tool and there are plenty of images to lust over and to use for inspiration.

I think it’s a great idea for anyone that can get overwhelmed with what life throws at them and I encourage everyone to the same or something similar. It could be anything. A photo album, inspirational collages/pictures – whatever tugs your heart strings or motivates you to a higher plane.

My blog will get a whole lot more busy this year… I promise myself.

Have a blessed day xoxoxo

A Time for Reflection

A Time for Reflection

After a fascinating summer filled with discovery and opportunities, it’s time for me to wind down and focus on all the lovely beautiful gems that I have discovered and acquired.
I have been adamant in growing on the journey of life that I have embarked upon but I have also been working on this work life balance thing. At first it was difficult to enjoy any extra curricular activities because I always felt so tired after work. Now, I make time for the things that I want to do – no matter how tired I may be. I have taken up yoga again after months of idleness – trying to go at least twice a week (sometimes 3 times). I have tried to be aware of all the activities that I engage in. This season I want to start a trend of positive consistency so that my inner growth is rapid and boundless! Let’s do this! Bring on Autumn!

A beautiful quote

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Life isn’t about keeping score.
It’s not about how many people call you
and it’s not about who you’ve dated, are dating, or haven’t dated at all.
It isn’t about who you’ve kissed,
what sport you play,
or which guy or girl likes you.
It’s not about your shoes or your hair or the color of your skin
or where you live or go to school.
In fact, it’s not about your grades, money, clothes, or colleges that accept you or not.
Life isn’t about if you have lots of friends,
or if you are alone,
and it’s not about how accepted or unaccepted you are.
Life isn’t just about that.
But life is about who you love
and who you hurt.
It’s about how you feel about yourself.
It’s about trust, happiness, and compassion.
It’s about sticking up for your friends and replacing inner hate with love.
Life is about avoiding jealousy, overcoming ignorance, and building confidence.
It’s about what you say and what you mean.
It’s about seeing people for who they are
and not what they have.
Most of all,
it is about choosing to use your life
to touch someone else’s
in a way that could never have been achieved otherwise.
These choices are what life is about. ::

It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important.
You have to do the right thing.
It may not be in your power, maybe not in your time, that there’ll be any.
But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing.
You may never know what results come from your action.
But if you do nothing, there will be no result.
Ghandi