Writing: Your Cure to Happiness

I’ve always thought of myself as a better writer than a speaker. Don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty darn good at sharing my own thoughts, building relationships and what-not. However, there’s something about writing that is so much easier. So therapeutic.

I’ve always fancied the idea that I was always careful with words before initiating in conversation. While that concept alone may be debatable by -ahem- my mother, for instance, I have to admit that I find it much easier to blurt out words on paper than in person.

Maybe it has to do with the fact that I’m a better listener. Writing has always soothed my nerves on a bad day. I find comfort in typing away at my thoughts, feelings, dreams and ambitions because I can do so at my own pace. On my own terms. It helps me organize my mind a bit more.

Perhaps it has a lot to do with the fast-paced lifestyle of us Los Angelenos, who, for the most part, prefer getting straight-to-the-point. With creative writing, you don’t always have to care what others think of you. There’s already a lot of freedom in that.

You have so much more space and time to get your mind out there. At the end of the day, writing is another outlet to share our daily struggles.

Even if no one reads your writing, at least you can write about your problems and then delete it whenever you’d like. If you choose to publish content, it might just save someone else’s life.

Why I Turned My Frown Upside Down Part 2

“You have a beautiful smile,” a schoolmate told me one afternoon as we sat across each other during lunch period. That was the first time I had ever heard anyone my age say that I was physically beautiful in any way—let alone in public! I was 21 back then with very low self-esteem.

But now I realize that it wasn’t my smile that was just beautiful—er, at least according to the people I’ve met since then. My classmate had the right idea all along… it was her comment that was even more beautiful. Her positivity made an impression that lasts to this day.

That’s the kind of spirit that we need to see more often and practice in our daily lives. Everyone around us already have enough problems to deal with so why not make their time on Earth a little more pleasant? I know this will sound pretty cliché, but a little DOES go a long way. I know that for a fact because I treasure these small moments today.

Why I Turned My Frown Upside Down

“She doesn’t smile much, does she?” my aunt pointed out one afternoon as we sat across each other on her living room set. I was 11 years old back then, but that moment still lingers even now.

No. I rarely ever smiled and really didn’t say much, either. That all changed once I turned 18. I was determined to become more social in order to make more friends.

Now, I smile as often as I can for an entirely different reason, which is to share positivity with others. Just like you, I’ve got problems too and no one really wants anything to do with drama.

There are too many things in our lives that upset us whether they result in a bad day or when something goes unplanned. I smile for the both of us because someone has to and because happiness is something we can all share.

3 Easy Ways To Improve Your Memory And Survive A Busy Schedule

Lately, it’s become a struggle to remember the smaller details that you’ve forgotten throughout the day. You’ve forgotten things like what you ate for breakfast or what you said about an hour ago and that’s okay! Those things belong in the past!

I’m totally with you and I’ve listed three ways to help you survive your busy schedule starting with this one:

Create a list of things that you have to do

List the most important things that you have to do right now. Like that new project that you have to finish within an hour or the fact that you can actually set some time aside to grab some lunch and maybe a coffee.

Make sure to take care of the time-sensitive things first and then work your way down the rest of the list. Don’t sweat it if the day has already come to an end. You’ve got a lot less on your plate now!

Cut out the fluff

Cut out the habits that you can live without. Indulge occasionally. Are you addicted to social media, but have so much to do? Unless it’s something serious, surely, your friends can wait.

Are you watching YouTube videos and gaming the night away? An hour or two of that is plenty because there’s enough leveling-up to do in real life.

Take care of yourself

This part can’t be said enough. Make sure to drink plenty of water and eat full meals throughout the day. You’ll want to do everything that you can to stop those nasty headaches.

Try to change your daily routine. Your health is at the door, but your brain says your schedule’s booked!

Opening Your Heart Will Change Your Life For The Better

In the day and during the night, you look past all of the lights that shine around you. Your skin feels cold to the touch just looking at the grey clouds in the sky so far away. Time feels like it’s stretching further apart. An hour feels like forever. You stare at the minutes on the clock and feel as if your heart is turning into stone with every second that passes you by.

That’s the feeling of loneliness weighing you down. It closes your heart and poisons your mind. It only takes a little bit of time before you tell yourself that your life isn’t going to get any better. But we all know that that’s a complete lie.

You try to put up a fight, but your body feels so weak– helpless. Hope and faith are two words that never sounded so stupid before up until now. Yet, there’s a reason why you keep reaching out to other people for help. There’s nothing stupid about any of it at all.

So keep reaching out to even more people, keep fighting the same war and keep your chin up. Eventually, the people that you need in your life will come to find you. Yes, they will find you. They will fight this battle along with you, support you and love you just the way you are.

They will hold your hands when you’re feeling lost and light up the small places in your heart that you’ve left forgotten. Their hugs will melt away all of your problems. The problems that have weighed you down for so many years as if for centuries.

That weight around your heart will only feel lighter. Life only gets better.

 

How You Can Face Rejection & Grow As A Person

Right now, you’re having a hard time seeing the bigger picture. Not just any picture, but your picture. You’re still putting the pieces together for hints as to what your future may look like. You find that it’s not as easy as you thought it would be. That’s because life wouldn’t be as interesting if you knew the answers to all of your questions.

So how do you move on when someone doesn’t accept what you have to bring to the table? As painful as rejection is, these are the times when you grow the most as a person. It tests your patience and reminds you of the skills that you need to work on. It’s the cheat-sheet to your next test. What happens next depends on how you choose to act now.

You have the power to change the rest of your life. You’re just getting ready for the next chapter. Learn to accept the answers that you don’t want to hear. You’ll be surprised with what you’ll find. Spend some time to think about them and act on the ones that will work for you.

These experiences could be something that you laugh about with your friends and family in the future. It’s easier to enjoy the journey when you’re with the people that you love.

3 Lessons That Helped Me Conquer Anxiety (How You Can Do It Too)

Do you feel like you’re out of breath? Like your heart’s about to burst out from your chest? That’s because you’re more tired than you think. You’re tired because you’re thinking too much and don’t know how to stop.

It’s been like that for some time now and it’s starting to show. You’re falling behind schedule more often than you’re used to. On top of that, most of your goals look like they’re slipping out of reach. Everyone else looks like they know what they’re doing. Everyone except for you.

Your friends, your peers, that one 22-year-old Instagram star, the doctors, lawyers and anyone with a flashy title, who can afford to pay off a house or two. Why can’t you catch up? Here are the three lessons I’ve learned that help me with anxiety:

Stop comparing yourself to others

You think you’re not as good as everyone else, but that isn’t true at all. Everyone else feels the same way. They’re just much better at hiding it. No one is perfect. Your ups and downs in life are different from everyone else’s. This makes you stronger in your own way. The only thing you have to do is to keep your head on your shoulders. You’re different from everyone else and that’s what’s valuable.

Slow down

Don’t think too much. It’s easy to end up in a dark place, so don’t be afraid to slow down. Save that energy for more important tasks and get those out of the way as soon as you can. You’ll have less to think about. Work on what you can with the time that you have left in the day. Don’t bite off more than you can chew if you can help it. It’s not a nice place to be in. Don’t be afraid to take breaks. You’ll need the energy for later.

Think outside of the box

Sometimes Plan A, B, C and D fail one after another. Don’t freak out. It happens to the best of us. You just need to find a more useful way to deal with it. Take a few steps back and look for the simple things that you can fix right now. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need to. Ask questions when you have to because you’ll think about it, anyways. Don’t make plans for things that you can’t control or make any promises that you can’t keep.

Comment below to share some tips, lessons and tricks that help you with anxiety.