Friday, 8 September 2017

SPONTANEOUS ROAD TRIP : BEST WEEKEND #1

I did not want to start by writing "How to Have the Best Weekend Ever" because I know there are so many ways people can enjoy their weekends. Some like to have quiet weekends, some like to have busy weekends, some like both. There are so many ways and so many things to do on weekends.



So, I decided to create this mini series where I share with you all of my best weekends. 



A couple of weeks ago, I took a spontaneous road trip with one of my best friends. See, me and spontaneity, we don't go well. I'm more of a Plan A, Plan B kind of person. Don't get me wrong. I'm flexible in a sense that I can follow other people's plans if my own plans don't work. However, spontaneity - not really. For example, if you wanted me to jump into a lake without thinking how cold it is, I probably won't do it. I am working harder at being more spontaneous though. 



Anyway, back to the point. 



Both of us didn't plan this at all. It was more like a conversation between me, myself and I.

Me: Oh hey. It's Friday today. What should I do? 
Also me: I wanna go on a road trip. 


Let me tell you. That was one of the most amazing weekends I've ever had in my entire life.



Here's what I did over that weekend:

1) Visited a desert for the very first time




2) Stayed in a very nice hotel





3) Beach (which is a MUST!)



I vlogged the whole thing. The video is down below if you want to watch what happened on that weekend :) Hopefully this will help some of you who are planning a weekend getaway or just planning what to do on your weekends :)





Thursday, 7 September 2017

5 WAYS TO FIGHT DEMOTIVATION

Everyone on this planet will go through ups and downs. That's a given.



If you're down in the dumps right now, let me tell you something. It won't last forever.







Why? 





Because at the end of the day, LIFE GOES ON. 


To be really honest with you, I've been down in the dumps for a few months now and I'm not saying I'm perfectly fine at this very moment, but I know I'm finally in a healthier place. In fact, I've actually been in this healthy place for the past couple of weeks.


This post is coming up today because I don't want to write about it after everything has been said and done. I am still very much going through ups and downs every.single.day with the jobs I'm doing and the industry I'm in and the people I'm with.


Trust me. The amount of "How to Get Rid of De-motivation" articles I've read over the past couple of months have been substantial. Don't get me wrong, some of the articles did help and did provide some pointers for me. But of course, it's all up to you to do something about it.



I'm in a healthier place now because I decided to do something about it, so I do hope these tips I'm sharing will help any of you in any kind of way.


1) Take a break

Like a lot of 25 year-olds out there, my main stress comes from work. In the month of August, my work definitely took a toll on me. I could feel tension building up on my shoulders every.single.day. So, I decided to take a few weekends off. I went away with a couple of friends and just took some time off. It is amazing how taking a break can work wonders.



2) Self-realization 

When you get time off, the amount of thinking you do, the things you think about - they all tend to be a little different from your daily thoughts. While I was on my weekend getaways, I realize that no matter how scared my thoughts made me feel, I kind of know what I want. Some things just seem clearer than when you're daily grinding. I did learn more about myself and what I want in life. But learning about yourself is an everyday process. So, it's good to take some time off to check in with yourself.



3) Do the things you love

Honestly, for me - a person who loves writing and blogging - to have a meltdown and not write anything for a couple of weeks is just unacceptable and unfathomable. Because I find joy through writing. I don't care if it's not as perfect or well put together as other bloggers/writers out there, but I still love to write. Taking pictures, having a couple of drinks with some friends (or even alone), writing, filming - they're all things I love to do. And if you do the things you love, I don't see why you can't be happy.



4) Surround yourself with laughter

The amount of laughter I get from my colleagues at work is actually scary. Too scary. I could laugh every 5 minutes from 9am-1pm every.single.day. And I have a couple of friends who actually make me so happy everyday too. I remember one time last month, I was having a really bad day. Honestly, I couldn't take my mind off things, I had so much on my plate, all I could think about was my problems. But my friends manage to get me out of that stage. And it's all through talking and laughing.



5) Inner peace

Something that I've been practicing for the past couple of weeks. Trying to see everything in a positive manner. Let me tell you, it's no walk in the park. It will always be a working progress for me, I admit. But each day I practice inner peace, I find myself at ease. I sleep better at night. I focus better on what I want. Definitely a good way to start being happy.



Some people are big believers of karma and the whole "what goes around comes around".

I'm more of an "everything happens for a reason" kinda gal. So, no matter what happens, good or bad, I know that everything happens for a reason. Your action, your decisions, your choices, they make you who you are and they make up for those reasons.

I always like to tell myself that there are no right or wrong decisions, only good or bad ones. But at the end of the day, everything still happens for a reason. You made that choice for a reason, you acted that way for a reason.



But don't worry. Because whether it's a good or bad decision, nothing lasts forever. LIFE GOES ON.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

SEPTEMBER GOALS

Shut the front door!



#^$&^#&&(@*(*%$%@


Happy new month day, my friends, although it is already the 2nd day of September. Still, may this month bring you nothing but happiness :)


If I were to review my August Goals, I'd say I've done a pretty good job. The only thing I didn't manage to do was to cook more often. In fact, I did the complete opposite of that! *damn* However, with all that said, my August was pretty good. I hope yours wasn't too bad too.



I know a lot of people struggle with happiness - myself included. That's why I try my very best to do the things that I love in the midst of all the bullsh*t happening around me. So this month, I've decided to stick to this beautiful mantra and I think you should too :)



"Life is all about laughing and having fun. Be with people who make you laugh and who you can have fun with, because in the end, it's all about being happy" 



Can you actually ask yourself this question: "Am I happy with my life? Am I living or am I just existing?"


Well, I want to start living. Often, I find myself slipping away from happiness because of all the thoughts I have and thinking about all the possibilities when in fact, I can actually go out there and do the things that I love with the people I love.


Happiness is all in the mindset. 



I've given quite some thought on what I want to achieve this month:


1. Find inner peace

Believe it or not, I've been trying this new thing where at the end of the day, I think about 3 things that made me smile. That is such a good way to eliminate all negative thoughts and vibes. Hence why, I will continue to do so until I can find peace within myself.


2. Make time for friends and family

Because they are gems and they make me smile everyday. That's good enough of a reason :)



3. Film more

If you've subscribed to my YouTube channel, you will notice that I've been quite consistent on there. Sometimes, I forget how much I love filming and editing.



4. Write more

Because I've been filming more and being more consistent on YouTube, I realized that I've neglected my blog which completely sucks because blogging and writing - they're the main reasons I stay happy. Hence why, I've already created a schedule for each post this month. So stay tuned for that :)



5. Travel more

I took a couple of weekend trips last month (which I will share in the upcoming posts) which made me realize how much I love travelling and exploring. And this month, I think I will be doing a lot more travelling.




This month, my main goal is to be happy and try to do the things I love most! Happy September everyone!