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The Obligatory “Welcome 2013! Happy New Year” Post

3 Jan

Well, well, well Happy New Year everyone!! or to anyone that actually stumbles across my blog here. Welcome to the beginning of 2013, a time when alot of people who dont normally go deeper than surface level, actually take time to evaluate their lives and themselves. What is your take on making new years resolutions? Don’t you think any day of the year is a good time to make positive changes to your life? so then why do we wait for NYE to commit to something? why do we need that extra motivation? I am just curious what others thought about the idea of making resolutions, and the philosophies, concepts, and justifications or excuses that might surround your ideas of self betterment. If you did make a resolution(s), what are they if you care to share them? If you did not make any, why did you choose not to? My new years resolutions are pretty much the same values I try to follow in every day life, every year. But when the new year roles around, I find that the focus on self betterment is renewed. However, I am NOT looking forward to going to the gym this month, which is a regular activity in my life, because it will be way too crowded with all those resolution makers. Good thing they will phase out by Feb though, tehehe.

I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts. I have chosen to make some positive changes to my life. Last year I learned to have healthier eating habits, and i am proud to say that the new habits have stuck with me and I really made the change. I mean, its not perfect, I still definitely indulge and love food, but now i am just more aware of what I am actually putting into my body and make some smarter choices nowadays. Weight is not my issue, I was not on a diet, but I am healthier and that was last years goal, so YAY to that! Last year I also paid off all my credit card debt, which was a great feeling. 2012 was good, but I am glad its behind me since there were some rough patches. So I welcome 2013 with open warm arms and wish this year to be better than the last for all my family, friends, and loved ones.

Some things I am focusing on in 2013:

1. Connect more with family and friends. Be a better friend and person to everyone.
2. To own at my job and grow in my career. I’ve been feeling kinda stagnant lately and just need to kick it up a notch and really kick more ass at what i do.
3. To simply be the best version of me that I can be – spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. To focus more on health, wellness, mindfulness, and helping others.
4. Finally launch that website/business idea!!!
5. Have better posture. Sitting at a computer all day for work is not natural for human beings. Get up and stretch more, sit up straight, etc.
6. Save money. Save, Save, Save. Much more than I have been. Target an additional $10,000 in my savings account by the end of the year! To go towards paying off my car, or to invest in something that will give me good returns, or do I put down on a house? Not sure about the housing market right now. But whatever, just SAVE!
7. Stop complaining and being a whiner, even when nothing is seriously wrong, i can still find something to whine about. So i will stop all that and just be content and Just get it done!!!!!!

Totally doable!!!!!

Secrets to Life

6 Dec

178455203954047835_4tEk91r6_c“If you’re brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter, old resentments, and set out on a truth-seeking journey, either externally or internally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher and if you are prepared, most of all, to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be withheld from you.” – Elizabeth Gilbert. Quote from the end of the “Eat, Pray, Love” movie. I watched this movie after finishing the book. Books are always better :) But this quote really resonated with me.

There is always some good in the bad. There is always something to take away from the adversities. Some lessons to learn. Be open to listen and observe and to reach out, and you will learn so much from the good, the bad, and even the ugly people and experiences within your life.

Master your mind. Be Happy.

28 Nov

“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings”

- Elizabeth Gilbert. Eat, Pray, Love page 260 (By the way,  I just finished this book and absolutely loved it. I could re-read this. A very thought provoking book.)

There are no easy answers. Just making the choice and believing in it. We are creatures confined to the beliefs and limits of our own mind. Set it free and choose your feelings. I am in control at all times. Strength, Peace, Love. Happy.