Be positive!

Adventages of covid/lockdown situation

This year has been tough to all of us, for sure. We’ve been scared 😖, we’ve been anxious 🤯, we’ve been sad 😞, heartbroken of cancelled plans 💔 etc etc.
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But maybe there are some advantages of this situation too? 🤷🏼‍♀️
I’ve talked about it some time ago that Covid-19/lockdown taught us to appreciate what we got 🙏, taught us to appreciate our health and family ❤, it made us slow down and live day by day.
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But now, couple months later, I see some other adventages too 😀 We all were forced (in a way) to get to know our countries more, to travel within our borders 😁. You know the saying „the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence” 🌱– but what if it isn’t? What if you haven’t looked at your grass properly? ☺
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I’ve heard/seen so many stories even here, on instagram, of Polish people who always travel abroad for holidays and because of Covid-19 they were forced to stay in Poland for the summer so they visited some cities they’ve never been to and were totally charmed!😍
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I’ve read about an American girl who always goes to Greece for the summer and this year she couldn’t so she ended up doing a trip around the US visiting some of the states she’s never been to before and she fell in love with her own country! 🤩
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Another positive example is how this whole lockdown showed us that so many things can be done online 📩, that people don’t need to meet face to face all the time and e.g. go for a conference to another continent every couple months 🤷🏼‍♀️.
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Even at my work they kept telling us that we can’t work from home, that it is not possible to make it happen system-wise as we wouldn’t be able to use our systems from home and wouldn’t have access to common disks/folders 📂. Covid-19 happened and suddenly it was all possible and I’ve been working from home for 5 months now 😅
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I’m not saying that 2020 is a good year and that it is all great, of course it’s not. But let’s try and see some positives! 😊

Self-Love

SELF-LOVE: Let’s travel…at home!

SELF-LOVE 🙏❤
Self love is about taking care of our emotions, feeling but it’s also about taking care of our needs, right? Well my need is to get back to travelling ASAP. After all if not coronavirus I would’ve been in Norway now 😫
So I decided to….travel at home! 😁
For last couple of days I’ve been creating sets of various countries/cultures at home and taking pictures so…welcome to our journey around the world!
Join me on Instagram as for next 2-3 weeks we’ll be travelling around the globe. Every picture will be from different country! 😉😊 You can guess what country it is in comments or wait for next parts of the collage on my feed for the answer.
Maybe we can travel together? We could do #SmileyTravelling hashtag and you can all tag your photos! Either a photo (taken at home!) with some symbols of your country or a country you’d like to visit. If you’d be intetested I may think of some prize for the winner 😉
Next stop: somewhere in Europe
When: Sunday! 😊

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Travelling

Do you travel? Is it just pleasure to you or something more?
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For me travelling is so much more. It is pleasure and chill from work obviously but when I travel I feel free 🤗. I forget about all my problems back home, I forget about my „to do” list, I stop worrying, stop planning, I am trully free just enjoying here & now 🙏.
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This is why I have „Travelling sets me free’ tattooed on my arm 😉
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Setting all the chill and pleasure aside, I still think travelling has so much more to offer. What? Knowledge. Openness. Distance. Courage. Respect. Oh and more and more and more! 🙏
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Thanks to travelling I not only learn geography, history of places I visit or about local cuisine but I also learn about different cultures. I learn about different people. 🙏
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Thanks to travelling, or actually thanks to the time I’ve been in living in London in years 2013-2014 among many different people of different natonalities, different races, I got more open. I started learning about different cultures, different religions, different habits. I learned that what may be obscue and totally weird for me, for my culture, may be totally normal for other. We are all people but we are all different. And that is beautiful. ❤
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Thanks to travelling I gained even more respect towards different cultures, different natonalities, different races. Sadly many people in my country are homophobic, xenophobic or even racists 😡. Me? Totally not. For me you can be afro-american gay Jew and I still will have respect for you 😘. Because this is what it is (or should be) about – respect. 🤝 We should all respect each other and as long as you won’t be rude or unfriendly to me I will respect you and be friendly to you. That is my rule.
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Travelling teaches a lot, not only about places but mainly about the people and the fact that we are all different and that it is ok.
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What do you think?
Do you agree?

Be positive!

Terrorism

How do you handle the threat of terrorism? Are you scared of e.g. travelling now? Are you afraid of going to concerts due to past events?
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As cold and insensitive as it may sound I think we should just live.
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Of course we live in scary times and we hear about terrorism more and more but you might just as well get hit by a bus in front of your house, you know?
I know it sounds horrible but we never know our day and hour that we’ll have our last breath. This is why it is so important to LIVE. We can’t get fear control our lives.
Am I supposed to cross off New Zealand or Sri Lanka out of my „places to go” list because of what happened there lately? Those are beautiful countries with lovely people and I still want to see them!
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Do you remember this horrible attack in Paris during a concert in November 2015? I remember I cried whole day cuddled into my Mom’s arms. It was really horrible to me because I used to call myself a ‘concertoholic’ and I used to go to 20-30 concerts a year then. I travelled to different countries to see my favourite bands so it could’ve been me. A concert is a moment of catharsis for me when I forget about all my problems, all my duties or tasks to do and I just get lost in the sound of music. I remember my Mom telling me to stop going to concerts after this attack in Paris but I didn’t. I won’t let some horrible people who do those horrible things make me change my life and the way I live it. I won’t let them make me live in fear.
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As I said, we never know when our time on this precious planet comes to an end and we need to make the fullest out of the time we got. ◾◾◾
What do you think? Do you agree?

 

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