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    PERSONAL THOUGHTS



    I am sitting above the keyboard of my computer for probably around two hours now. There is a lot I want to say but I am not quite sure what the real topic of this post will be. Something personal, my current thoughts and stuff that I felt like I really wanted to share with you right now.  I would like to make Sunday chats a weekly post, generally about things I need to get off my chest. A lot of stuff has happened in the past week around the world. Good and bad, all with a valid reason and somehow I managed to learn a lot. I managed to get some of the best lessons in life in a short period of time, just by analysing situations, people and my life in general.

    The title of this post is very obvious, I changed my life for the better and even though it was a development that probably took around 3-5 years all together, I finally figured it out now. I realized that my attitude in life has changed 100% and it was something I wanted to share with you because I am pretty sure it can be helpful. My attitude towards life, my thoughts and the results changed all together causing one big chain reaction which resulted in ultimate happiness. I would like to share all the details with you today.


    YOU CHOOSE YOUR THOUGHTS



    If you are not into self-improvement tips like how to think positively, then this is not your cup of tea and I would wait until Monday morning for regular scheduled programming. Your regular dose of fashion will be waiting for you tomorrow, but this is something for my readers who are looking for inspiration, motivation, happiness and how to be the best possible version of them self. So lets start.


    A lot of you have asked me how come I am so happy, motivated and energetic all of the time, and the truth is I am not. I don’t think anyone is. Its absolutely normal for every human being to go through ups and downs and to have days when you just want to stay in bed all morning. The thing that makes people different is that some people are often moody, sluggish, grumpy, negative and sad, whereas there are people that are energetic and happy most of the time. Without false modesty I will tell you that I belong in the second group. I am happy most of the time, 9 out of 10 times I will be happy to get up early in the morning to pray, meditate, finish thirty minutes of yoga and will not complain about bad life events or amount of work for the day.



    At this moment, I am experimenting with sharing one great moment I had at the end of each day. I've found that making this a habit has encouraged me to look out for positive moments during the day, since I know I'll need to share one later on. It's been a great way to increase gratitude-like giving thanks to a great cup of green tea latte to start the day or genuinely receiving compliments with a smile and thank you. Here is three tips to get you on board the positivity bandwagon.
    First, look at your environment. Choose to hang out with people who are doing habits and careers you aspire to do. Join a community online, volunteer or research hobbies that you enjoy. If you are not sure which hobby to invest time in, read websites and blogs ranging from photography to running marathons to gain inspiration. Second, don't feel overwhelmed with your dreams and passions. Start learning about your hobby by starting out exceedingly small, you won't say no. You'll feel crazy if you don't do it. And so you'll actually do it.


    Third, try to mediate. Mediating is beneficial for the body and mind. I recommend starting at just 2 minutes initially and then slowly increasing the length to what relaxes you. When meditating, I try to free my mind from all thoughts running through my mind and achieve sincere silence and clarity. Afterwards, I jot down my ideas and reflections in my notebook and revisit the page just before I go to sleep. Reflecting on my actions and thoughts lets me know what are my positive and negative characteristics. With my positives, I feel confident and self-assured and with the negatives, I create exercises that build on them. Currently, my negatives include time management and I am combatting this by setting a hourly calendar throughout the day and the tasks that should be completed after 60 minutes. Include a ten minute workout every hour such as walking up the stairs or doing 20 sit-ups. Meditation allows me to have better mood levels and complete all of my daily tasks without feeling guilty that I wasted time.



    Now if you are still struggling with the autumn/ winter blues and are feeling sluggish because you think you have million reasons to be unhappy or demotivated, remember that you chose those thoughts. Go back to square one, write down all the amazing things that are happening to you, acknowledge them, sort out your thoughts and start finding happiness in your own skin. Hope this post came at the right time and that you will enjoy it!

    Peace and Love,


    Yasmin


    I AM Yasmin is a Canadian lifestyle blog written by Yasmin, a 21 year old writer, photographer, and blogger. Yasmin established I AM YASMIN in 2016 during her final year studying at University. The blog covers her Lifestyle, along with many other categories including Fashion, Beauty, Food and Travel and regularly posts on her blog.

    With a childhood growing up in Kenya, her everyday style has stemmed from her love of the  casual chic way of dressing. With a love for premium fashion and beauty, she hopes to inspire her readers, along with showing them you can get the simplistic everyday chic look for less
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