Be proactive!

 

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Happy Monday everyone. How was your weekend? I spent my Saturday at the Saatchi Gallery to see the Selfie to Self-Expression exhibition with my friend (post coming soon), and then we went to Covent Garden to get dinner and dessert.

I spent Sunday in church as I do every week. It was a pretty great weekend, especially since the weather decided to behave itself, bar a few insignificant showers on Saturday morning and afternoon.


“Life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it’s about doing, being and becoming.”

I love this quote because it reminds me that I cannot just sit still, looking up at the clouds, wishing that everything would change. I have to make it happen.

Life is about growth, evolving, developing, becoming a better version of yourself day by day. The way that I think now has changed so much from when I was in my teens. I dream bigger and believe in so much more, and what I am capable of.

We need to be proactive. The difference between those who are achieving their dreams and those who are sulking is, action. Yours may take longer to conquer than others, but as long as you are doing something, it will happen. That’s why it’s important not to watch what other people are doing, because if you are not moving as quickly as they are, you tend to become discouraged. It’s human nature.

Keep your dream alive by doing something about it. Be it. Become it. But don’t do nothing.

Have a great day!

Mich x

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Believe in your beauty

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Happy Monday everyone! What did you all get up to over the weekend? I went to a wedding on Saturday and it was simply beautiful. I was truly happy for the couple because it had been a long journey to finding each other, but God blessed them greatly.


Today’s quote:

“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.”

When a woman is physically attractive it cannot be denied. But have you ever seen a beautiful woman who only speaks filth, nonsense or negativity when she opens her mouth? I believe that ruins everything—I can no longer see how flawless her skin is or notice her perfectly chiseled jawline because for me, beauty isn’t just about how attractive you are on the outside, but who you are on the inside and your attitude.

Of course, if said woman is gorgeous and a sweetheart, then she is well and truly blessed, but back to my point about your internal beauty.

You may not be drop-dead gorgeous, but as long as you believe in your beauty through your own eyes, and don’t base it on how other people see you, then you will exude beauty in the form of self-confidence. You will walk with your head held high and won’t care what beauty is according to the media, magazines and trends. You are one of a kind. And you are beautiful, but you have to believe it. Attitude is everything.

Have a wonderful day.

Mich x

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The purpose of life’s challenges

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Happy Monday all! How was your weekend?

Today’s happy quote is:

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyse you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.

There are some problems that we face in life where their sole purpose is only to show us who we are. Sometimes we think we are something that we are not—that we are strong and ready to overcome the world, when in reality we could crumble at the next hurdle. It’s a hard truth to face, but it’s a good thing. It enables you to fix up and really become who you need to be.

I have had to deal with this recently. Looking in the mirror was difficult because I saw who I really was. And I’ve been working on myself ever since. Even though this problem is hard to swallow, one thing I can admit is that it has made me stronger. But that’s me choosing to see it in a positive light.

You will never be free of problems. Life just isn’t like that, so the least you can do is face it head on full of determination and positivity. And become a better you in the process.

All the best.

Mich x

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An unfamiliar path

An unfamiliar path

Happy Tuesday everyone!

How was your weekend? I’m glad that it was a bright and sunny one here in the UK. On Sunday, it was the warmest weather we’ve had so far. But I wasn’t particularly smart; I had such a jam-packed day, but I didn’t drink enough water or eat food and I had a meeting at 6pm. My head was pounding throughout the meeting and when I got home, I couldn’t do anything but eat and go straight to bed.

I think it affected me more than I thought, because I couldn’t go to work the next day. I hope I’m not coming down with anything, because I couldn’t leave the house on Saturday either.

So, here is your Motivational Monday post going live on Tuesday ha. Never mind. Better late than never.


I love the quote that I pulled out of my Happy Jar last week.

“Don’t be afraid to take an unfamiliar path. Sometimes they’re the ones that take you to the best places.”

We all make plans for our future, and we have a route that we believe is the right way to take. It’s all there in our heads. Most times, we even write it down. “I’m going to get this qualification, then get this job, and save this amount of money to start this small business…”

But unfortunately, life doesn’t always go the way that we planned. What if you don’t meet the requirements needed to enrol on the course you wanted, or you fail it? What if you don’t get the job?

Don’t panic, because as much as it seems like it is, is it NOT the end of the world. And your plan isn’t necessarily the only route you can take to get to where you want. There is always a way. Don’t write it off as a dead-end.

It is easy to become frustrated, I completely understand that. Have your moment, then take a deep breath so that you can think clearly and consider other options.

I didn’t know that I would end up back at the same job that I had quit, but I’m not fretting or seeing it as a fail, because I know that it is not my final destination. There is just a different route I have to take for me to get to where I want to. Here’s to the future.

Thank you for reading and enjoy the sun.

Mich x

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Do something

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Happy Monday everyone! How are you all?

I got back yesterday from celebrating my friends’ wedding in Portugal, and although I don’t have jet lag (because the time zone is the same), I’m tired from having had to wake up at 4am to leave for the airport. I didn’t do much catching up on sleep when I got home. So, today’s post will be short.

Dreams don’t become reality without a key ingredient – action. You may not be able to take an action towards your goals every day, but at least once a week you could do something, even if it is small.

Every small action will lead up to something great. But you have to do something to get there, preferably more than one thing.

Have a great day chasing your dreams.

Mich x

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No expiration date

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Happy Monday everyone!

Sometimes our dreams don’t happen at the pace or in the time that we would like them to. This does not mean that they won’t happen at all.

We tend to want to give up when a hurdle comes along, sometimes after the first, but our dream becoming a reality could be right after that hurdle that’s standing in your way. What if you turn back and miss it? You would have wasted all that time trying.

When you first conjure up a goal in your head, that’s the beginning. But it only comes to an ‘end’ when you have achieved it. So the process of getting there has no time limit, no expiration date. Some dreams take longer and others are quicker to achieve. But no matter how long or short, they will happen.

Just take a deep breath and try again.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Mich x

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Better, not bitter

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Another week, another Monday.

Today’s quote from my happy jar is pretty self-explanatory.

I’m sure we’ve all heard before that the only thing our past is good for, is learning from it.

Unfortunately, I’ve met people who can’t let go of their past. It’s sad to say, but they are actually very frustrating to talk to. Nothing you say can snap them out of the dark cloud their head is permanently under, no matter how positive it is. People like this are difficult to help. I understand that they may have been through so much, but a lot of people have.

The difference between those who lead better lives today and others who are down in the dumps, is that the former have made a conscious decision to not allow their past to dictate their future, and allowed those who offered to help, to do just that, instead of using, ‘but this happened and that happened’ as an excuse to wallow in self-pity.

Everyone has a story to tell. Just make sure you can look back on it and smile because of how far you have come.

Enjoy your day.

Mich x

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