Be positive!

These times will teach us a lot!

Not being able to plan anything now drives me crazy ๐Ÿ˜ซ but those crazy times really can teach us A LOT! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Planning is my strenght ๐Ÿ’ช Whenever I have a new dream to fulfill or new project I want to start working on I divide it into parts and plan it out throughout a week/month/year. Thanks to planning I know what step I need toย make to be closer to reaching my goal. When I have everything planned I feel calm because I have it all under control, all โ€žin orderโ€. Now itโ€™s all gone.
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We were supposed to go to Spain in April, obviously that didnโ€™t happen but Iโ€™d still like to go ASAP. The question is when? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ When will it be ok to travel? Who knows? Time will tell ๐Ÿ•ฐ.
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But itโ€™s not only about the travelling ๐ŸŒ. Due to economic crisis that weโ€™ll be dealing with right now we donโ€™t know what we stand on financially ๐Ÿ“‰. Can I still go to Spain? Or should I keep all my savings as bad times might come โ€“ lower salary, maybe even losing a job? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
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I wanted to focus on self-development this year. I wanted to do a photography course in the summer ๐Ÿ“ธ and go back to University in autumn to start doing another degree ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“. It all costs though. Should I still do it?
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But letโ€™s not panic โš ๏ธ. These times are even more challenging than we all thought theyโ€™d be but they will teach us SO MUCH! ๐Ÿค—
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I am sure we are all learning to appreciate what we have now. I might have tough times at work but I am still lucky to still be employed as so many people lost their jobs already ๐Ÿ˜ž
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Whatโ€™s more, we are learning to be more here & now, to focus on present and live one day at a time ๐Ÿ™ as it is so hard to plan anything ๐Ÿ˜…. I am learning to stop planning far ahead and focus on present week and on whatโ€™s happening now.
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These times teach us to be always prepared for surprises, that you are never able to plan EVERYTHING out. They teach us to be patient ๐Ÿ˜‡
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I am more than sure that we will come out of the lockdown wiser, stronger and more patient ๐Ÿ’ช. We just need to hold a bit longer. It will be all better soon! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Be positive! · Self-evolving

New normal

What if it is all a test? ๐Ÿค”
To see whether you got your prorities set right? To see what youโ€™re sad about when having to cancel all plans? To see if you can appreciate what you got? To see if youโ€™re flexible making new plans, rearranging your schedules, building new paths, being creative? ๐Ÿค”
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We can learn so much these days โš ๏ธ Not only about the world but about ourselves too ๐Ÿ˜‰, about your closes ones whether think about you too these days, about your friends if they really care for you ๐Ÿ˜˜
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Have you learned something new about yourself? I, for example, started to notice that I really answer to problems/anxiety with work ๐Ÿ’ช. I put more and more on myself trying to achieve as much as I can, to prove that Iโ€™m good enough, to make myself proud, to feel calm once something is complete. This is they way I cope with stress – I work even more. Thatโ€™s just me but Iโ€™ll work on that ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜…
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This is the time to observe, take notes and draw conclusions ๐Ÿ“ This is the time to learn โš ๏ธ. So that once itโ€™s all over we can build new โ€˜normalโ€™ with the notes we took. We can use our lessons, our mistakes to set new goals, build new paths โš ๏ธ
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And Iโ€™m not talking about you and me only. Iโ€™m talking about all of us as one Earth-society ๐ŸŒ. We should all keep some of the actions we do now forever. Starting from taking more care abour our health and appreciating when weโ€™re healthy ๐Ÿ™, from paying more attention to hygiene and washing our hands as often as we can ๐Ÿ‘, from keeping healthy distance from one another in a shop, not standing on somebodyโ€™s toes ๐Ÿ˜…, letโ€™s keep this personal space ๐Ÿ˜‰, to helping one another ๐Ÿค, to spreading good deeds, to caring about strangers, not only about ourselves! ๐Ÿ™
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We can build such a beautiful new world out of it with new, better priorities, better standards and better rules. ๐Ÿคฉ
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A world where we can all appreciate what we got, care about others and are willing to help a stranger. ๐Ÿ™
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This is the time to build a new reality. โš ๏ธ
Whoโ€™s with me? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ“ธ pic taken in Athens in 2015

Self-Love

SELF-LOVE: Suit up

SELF-LOVE ๐Ÿ™โค
How’s your self-isolation going?
Are you stuck in pjs and without make up for weeks now?
Today I want you to jump out of pyjamas and suit up! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Put on something nice, do your hair and make up and check yourself out in the mirror!
Maybe do some selfies? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜…
Simply dress up just for you, maybe try some new hairstyle or new kind of make up?
Have fun!

๐Ÿ“ธ pic taken ages ago ๐Ÿ˜…

Be positive! · Health

Self-isolation time

How are you doing these days?
How are you spending self-quarantine time?
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There is this worldwide pressure that you NEED TO do something practical during this time, you need to get some new skills, learn something new, bake home-made bread and get ABS ๐Ÿ™„
No, you donโ€™t ๐Ÿ˜‰
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You CAN and it is GOOD IDEA but you donโ€™t HAVE TO โš ๏ธ
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What you should do is stay calm and relaxed ๐Ÿ™
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We are all different and we react to current situation in a different way.
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If you never had time for your projects/dreams and now you do, if you feel calmย & relaxed during this time and you feel productive and want to do something while being at home then definitely use thise time and get to work ๐Ÿ’ช
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BUT
If youโ€™re feeling stressed, if youโ€™re worrired about the future and canโ€™t stay focused then let it go ๐Ÿ˜˜ Postpone your plans and dreams for better times and now work on your mental health ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
Work on your inner peace instead ๐Ÿ™
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Use this time toย do whatever makes you calm and happy ๐Ÿค— If working on dreams and being productive makes you happy (like me ๐Ÿ˜…) then yes, this time is great opportunity to get something done and walk out of quarantine with new skills and/or projects.
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But if youโ€™re not one of those people then ignore this pressure to DO SOMETHING, donโ€™t read those posts that say โ€žYou never lacked time, you lacked disciplineโ€ ๐Ÿ™„ and read mine instead!ย ๐Ÿ˜‰
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This is difficult time that we all need to get through and whatever each one of us does during this time itโ€™s his/her business ๐Ÿ˜‰
Just be happy! ๐Ÿค—

๐Ÿ“ธ pic taken ages ago ๐Ÿ˜…

Self-Love

SELF-LOVE:Movie

SELF LOVE ๐Ÿ™โค
How are you these days?
Are you calm? Are you relaxed?
I want you to pour yourself a glass of wine (or whatever your guilty pleassure drink is ๐Ÿ˜) and turn your favourite movie or tv show on! ๐Ÿ“บ
I know it’s not a ground breaking or original idea but I want you to promise me that you’ll really do it and you’ll have that 2h (at least) to yourself! If not today then this weekend ๐Ÿ˜Š
Please do it for me. Do it for yourself ๐Ÿ™
For me there’s nothing more relaxing than a glass of white wine and Friends ๐Ÿ˜Šโค

๐Ÿ“ธ pic taken ages ago ๐Ÿ˜…

Bez kategorii · Self-Love

SELF-LOVE: Stay home

SELF-LOVE
Turn tv off, turn social media off (apart from @smileysociety of course ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚), stop listening to news and just relax.
What’s happening out there, is happening out there ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ and as it doesn’t concern you as long as you are at home ๐Ÿก.
Look at it as extra time at home to read a book you’ve always wanted to read, to watch a movie or tv shows everybody is telling you about ๐ŸŽฌ, to take up some new hobby like decoupage or playing guitar ๐ŸŽธ, do yoga ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ, do home fitness ๐Ÿ’ช or do coloring like me ๐Ÿ˜
I find it sooo relaxing ๐Ÿ˜
What do you do these days?