Quote of the day- Happiness and joy

“Balance and empowerment can be planned in order to give you happiness, but unplanned events will bring joy into your life. Take control, be happy. Let life take control at certain times, you’ll be even happier. Happiness is hatched within but grows thanks to others. It is rather abstract, but others can contribute to your everyday happiness, by bringing short-timed yet powerful doses of joy. If we are talking about a pyramid, establish the basis of your happiness by finding stability and let people come above that. Always surround yourself with the ones that can be part of this pyramid and bring joyful experiences with their presence. Happiness should not depend on others, but don’t be scared of letting people make you happy to fulfill the abstract concept of happiness. Emotion is beauty. Happiness is not about yourself only. Try your best to be part of others’ pyramids.” – Me. 

 

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9.7.14-Update

It was a great day today! I completed my workout in the morning and went out later with a great attitude. I am really really happy. If you would like to check the workout(s) I am following, here you have two links:

http://30dayfitnesschallenges.com/30-day-squat-challenge/
http://30dayfitnesschallenges.com/30-day-beach-body-challenge/

I am trying to do both workouts or challenges at once. I did so for 20 days in a row but I quit, so now, I decided to start from the beginning and do it properly since I have a lot more time. YAAAYY SUMMER 🙂 

I would seriously love it if you felt like following the workouts above and blog about it. We could both blog about it. The hashtag used on Twitter is #30dayfitness, so we might as well make it popular here around WordPress. If you are interested, well you can always comment here or contact me by email, this one should be on my gravatar profile if I am not mistaken. 

When I woke up I saw a comment I loved;

“Move forward openly with curiosity and amusement with your passions rather than demands and hopes. Don’t expect it to go as planned but know that the unplanned may lead to the best later. The best is yet to come.” -Erik Conover. Here is a link to his blog: http://erikconover.com/

It’s true. I planned my day and planning it helped me get going. But after waking up to this and after today’s day, I have learnt one thing; You can “plan happiness” in the sense of balance and empowerment, but joy is unexpected and it’s a beautiful emotion that involves more than yourself. Unplanned things are the extra bit of happiness that one cannot miss. Happiness is not only about yourself but also about others. Oh boy, I like the sound of that; I am making it a quote on my next post, which I will do as soon as I finish this one.

By the way, please please if you could recommend some books for me to read, please do! I want to read this summer but I don’t know what to read. I recently read The Fault In Our Stars and loved it. I’m going to watch it in the cinema tomorrow! Yay! If I’m up for it, I will compare the book and the movie vaguely.

This is all I can do for today, I am kind of tired and I want to wake up early tomorrow and get going with life. I am going to give writing some more time tomorrow. Thank you guys for giving me strength and for taking your time to read this. 

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, good night, wherever you’re reading this. Have a great great day ahead! or if you’re reading this late, sleep well and make the best of tomorrow. 

 

Advice to myself

I am going to try something new tonight. I say tonight because I don’t know where you live, but it is 1:23 am right now. Whoops! Make a wish. Don’t ask me what I am doing awake at the moment because I don’t really know myself. 

My life is full of ups and downs lately. I hate that so much. Stability is where I find balance and happiness ad that is just how I want my life to be; stable. I want to be confident and take control of situations and do things honestly, which is how I thought things were going about two months ago. But now summer has started and it seems crazy how this time it is not having a positive effect on me, but a negative one. 

My social life has its way of stressing me out at times. I am lazy, I don’t feel like doing anything. Boys suck. It sucks to love someone who doesn’t give two shits about you and it sucks to be loved by someone you don’t really like. You feel bad both ways. Yeah sure, love is about that. Someday you will fall in love with a person and the feeling will be mutual, but as of now, umm yeah; it isn’t. I also feel like I’m not dealing with problems in a good way. I don’t like my attitude towards things that happen to me and how I’m dealing with them. 

It’s not like I overanalyse every single thing, because one cannot live that way. But now I’ve had the urge to do so because I’ve been in a shitty mood for a while now. This has to stop. I can’t get stuck because things aren’t working. I have to get up and make them work because no one else can do that for me.  So now that you pretty much know the situation, I am going to try something out. I am going to disassociate completely from “being me” and I am going to give myself some advice. This has work, right? There cannot be a better person than myself to advice me.

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1) As soon as you get up please check this from your phone. Good morning! 
2) Happy wednesday. You felt like things are not working, now you go make them work
3) Play Unwritten on your speakers, close your eyes and listen. Give me one positive thought in the morning.
4) Do not check your social networks yet, sweetheart
5) Go to the bathroom, look at yourself in the mirror and compliment yourself. Give yourself the power to change
6) Have a healthy breakfast 
7) Back to your room. Play some exercise music and do your workout. 
8) Take a shower
9) You have started your day right. It should be almost time for lunch now. Go talk to your mum for a while and appreciate the fact that you have her. Help her out with anything she needs
10) After eating, write a positive thought on a piece of paper and try to remember the one you gave yourself in the morning. Check your social networks for 20 minutes if you like. 
11) Chill, watch a movie or look at diy stuff and do what you wanted to do, but keep yourself busy. Paint your nails orange!
12) Keep in mind some principles:
– Be honest 
-Enjoy people’s company
-Surround yourself with the ones that need you not the ones that don’t. Those can fuck off.
13) You may write if you want. It will make you feel a bit more powerful and worthy. It could be cool if you engaged yourself in a summer project, just to have some motivation. It could be a writing project or otherwise. 
14) OKAY OKAY. GO OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS. 
15) Reply to this post, will you? Tell me how today’s day went. 

Let it be a new beginning. 

 

 

 

 

Amor- Love

Hello, I know it’s been forever but it is finally summer and I want to go back to writing. I will try to show some commitment. We could say I had some love issues recently and so I was writing about it. Here is what I wrote (it’s in Spanish but if you don’t understand it, I will make an effort and attempt to translate it below for you):

“Vivimos por amor. Es el amor el sentimiento que mueve a la humanidad, el que nos hace perseguir las olas del mar en verano y donde nos refugiamos cuando hace frío en invierno. Pero el amor solo lo podemos describir como cálido, rojo y apasionado. Es inevitable e inelegible y cuestión de azar si te sacará una sonrisa a media noche o si hará que caigan lágrimas en tu almohada.

La brisa fresquita que acaricia tu rostro en primavera y el viento que te bofetea la cara en otoño; no existe brisa sin viento, ni viento sin brisa. En otoño el fuerte viento te seca los ojos y los árboles pierden sus hojas. Las hojas caen a la vez que lo hacen tus lágrimas. Parece mentira que todavía recuerdes la primavera; el olor de una flor y su florecer. La anhelas pero el curso de la vida es el que es, nunca habrá una nueva primavera sin antes haber un demoledor otoño.

Tan fino y tan fuerte como el viento. Arranca troncos, pone la piel de gallina, pasea emociones. Se va y viene, y ahí abajo estamos nosotros, como pequeños soldaditos de plomo esclavos del amor. El amor nos viene grande siempre, nunca podemos forzarlo o evitarlo.

Es natural como las mismas estaciones y mueve a los pequeños soldaditos de abajo, que ilusos buscan la luz de la vida y el sentimiento que la provoca. A pesar de que algunos caen en otoño e invierno, esperan con ansia el verano y la primavera, como si fuesen los primeros rayos de luz o las primeras flores.

¿Cómo podemos vivir por algo que nos mata?- me pregunto-. ¿Y qué es la vida sin algo de muerte en ella?-me respondo-. El amor es la emoción de los soldaditos, y qué mejor que morir con vida…”

TRANSLATION:

“We live for love. it is love the feeling that moves humanity, the one feeling that makes us chase ocean waves in the summer and where we find shelter when it’s cold in winter. But we can only describe love as warm, red and passionate. It is inevitable and not choosable and a question of chance whether it will draw a smile on your face at midnight or make tears fall on your pillow.

The fresh breeze that caresses your face in spring and the wind that buffets your face in autumn; wind cannot exist without a breeze and a breeze cannot exist without wind. During autumn, a strong wind dries your eyes out and trees lose their leaves. Leaves fall as your tears do. It is almost funny how you still remember spring; the smell of a flower and its growing up. You miss it but the course of life is the course of life; there will never be a new spring without there having been a demolishing autumn before.

As fine yet as strong as the wind. It pulls of tree trunks, gives goose bumps, walks emotions. It comes and it goes, and underneath there we are, like small tin soldiers, slaves of love. Love is always bigger than us, we can never force it or avoid it.

It is natural just like seasons and it moves the small soldiers underneath, who naively search for light in life and the feeling that causes it. Although some fall during autumn and winter, they look forward to summer and spring, as if they were the first sun rays or the first flowers.

How can we live for something that kills us?- I ask myself-. And what is life without some death in it?- I instantly reply-. Love is the emotion of the soldier, and there is nothing better than dying lively.”

I attempted to translate this but it was kind of hard because of idioms, expressions, etc. Please tell me what you think. I’m open to your thoughts, and they’re always great to hear!

Us, Teenagers

We waste way too much time worrying about the tiniest things, don’t you think? We are able to make a big deal out of nothing. Teenagers, including myself, go on shitty moods because of the dumbest things you could ever think of. “I don’t have time to finish a project”, “my average dropped”, “Oh god! That test went so badly”, “Why can’t that guy like me?”, “Why did my friend do that?”, “I really don’t want to go with those people but I feel like I have to”, “I hate all of those cool people, always judging, always talking behind your back”, and whatnot. Holy shit. Ain’t it true, though? We worry, we cry, we suffer, we stress out, because of problems that don’t even exist.

It’s taken me way too long to figure this out. Sure, I knew before but now life and its circumstances makes me want to do something about it. Now, I do want to live my life to the fullest, and I’m seriously going to do whatever it takes.

If I don’t want to go, I will not go.
If it’s not worth it, I will quit.
If I don’t like them, I will stop putting on an act.
I will laugh my heart out. I will wake up on mondays and be happy because who says a monday cannot be the best day of my life? I will love unconditionally because love makes people happy. I will enjoy the feeling of a hot shower in the morning. I will not die working. I will try to make a difference. Because going with the flow does not work.

I am positive for the negative is dark, and why would you not see the beauty out there when there is tons of it?

 

Faith in humanity

Faith has a beautiful meaning, unquestionably believing something that we might not even to check by any means. Humanity, humans who have evolved to be benevolent. How inspirational are both of these terms! However it just seems that when put together the beauty becomes unclear to the beholder, sort of like getting a new pair of glasses, which at first, may give you a light headache too. Everything just spins and we enter a cycle of senseless thought. Listen to the word “humanity”, starts strong, ends weak. Some minds have more faith than others. Corruption only exists in the government, and in the democratic system- you hear people say. Still, they don’t realise that we are all corrupt in one way or another. People kill, people steal, people rape, people break laws. For others, there might be no question. We make mistakes but we all develop into better human beings. We have had racial issues like the Apartheid or the Holocaust, but now our society is different, people have the same rights. Yet the prejudice still exists in our society. Changing laws does not mean changing the mindset of people. To what extent should we have faith in humanity? Now it might be your turn to rethink some of this. Can you see through the lenses? Are they giving you a headache? Perhaps need a change in glasses?

Louder than whispers

Why do we care so much about what people think? What’s it to you? Think about it. You have the reputation for blah blah blah in school, and so what? Overall why do we care so much? Is it because we think their judgements are right? Sometimes that might be the case. But most importantly I think it’s because we feel awkward or even ashamed to know our names could be crossing someone’s mind at the moment. Let’s go beyond that though. I’m thinking of people constantly, sometimes I see good qualities in them, and other times, even though I try, I can’t help but judge yet that does not necessarily mean the other person is going through an emotional breakdown or whatever. Perhaps the key really is for you to speak louder than the whispers you fear hearing or fear thinking of. Admit it, that sounds rather easy. Louder than whispers. You might as well stop caring. Live your life. Now it is when I have come to realise that not everybody will like you, yet we are all equal. The ones you love and that care for you are the ones that deserve most of your time. Sure thing you can enrich from talking to different people but the ones that stay always there are the ones that are worthy. 

Just some thoughts on society right there.