Saturday, September 18, 2010

How to live a simpler and happy life?

Life is hard, isn’t it true? Did anyone already pre-warned you before you jump into the realm of reborn?

I bet you wouldn’t have believed them anyway, not unless you have already experienced living life as a human.

For me, I have seen enough, witnessed my share of depression or anxiety outburst from my closest family to friends. Believe me, I rather eat a rat alive than experiencing another anxiety outburst from people I care about. 

First, they tend to be truly obsessive and will not stop thinking or talking about it. Second, they are never at peace thus will have difficulty falling asleep at night. Thirdly, they will start to visualize the worst of the situation and will be too stubborn to let go of their thoughts. It could be a colleague that you hated at work and can’t stop bitching about to every human that is kind enough to listen to you. It could also be the husband that did not live up to your expectation or did something once to disappoint you. It could also be your boss who kept breathing down your neck and won’t stop giving you a hard time at work.

In any situation, there could be nails lying around to keep you on your toes. 

Blame it on the busy city life that is always so fast that you don’t have time to catch up to analyze the good in any situation. Blame it on everyone that speak to you on a bad day to keep you from having a quiet moment to re-examine your day. Blame it on the sun for only rising in the morning and disappearing at night, if the sun stay where it is then you will have more time, right?

Why not, overlook the negative and always keep the sunshine in your heart everyday of your life?

Life will always be imperfect, or rather put it another way… Life will be perfect depending on how we approach life. Do you see the glass half full… or half empty? It is how you CHOOSE to see it.

See it as half full and be happy that you have something in the glass. Appreciate what you already have in life. Be grateful for every person that cared for you or flashed you a smile on your way to work. Keep life simple. More importantly, keep your thoughts simple. Life is simple, it is only human that made life complicated. I have gathered a few easy ways for a simpler and happier life:

1.       Appreciate people who love you, give them a hug everyday
2.       Don’t sweat the small stuffs, smile and be grateful that you’re still alive
3.       Spend a few quiet minutes a day to smell the flowers or observe your surroundings; be grateful that you’re alive
4.       Stay away from people who spread evil-ness, stay with people who are happy and will share a good laugh
5.       Laugh more, play with children or your pet
6.       No matter how busy life is, be sure to spend quality moment with loved ones
7    Spend time with orphans or at the old folks home;  spread compassion
8.       Appreciate nature; learn from our ancestors on how to live a simpler life before our time. If they can do it, why can’t we?
9.       Look into the mirror every morning and night and say to yourself  “I’m so proud of you”
10.   Love yourself; be who you are always!

Life is too short to be lived in misery.
Life is meant to be lived happily. Be happy. Be simple. Be alive.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Knowing myself and loving it!

Today, while surfing blindly on the internet, I found a website that provides quizzes to test your personality and the first one I did was pretty interesting. Why interesting? Hmm... because what it reveals about my personality was almost 90% true.

Check out the website

The result:
Your view on yourself:
Other people find you very interesting, but you are really hiding your true self. Your friends love you because you are a good listener. They'll probably still love you if you learn to be yourself with them.
The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:
You are a true romantic. When you are in love, you will do anything and everything to keep your love true.
Your readiness to commit to a relationship:
You prefer to get to know a person very well before deciding whether you will commit to the relationship.
The seriousness of your love:
You like to flirt and behave seductively. The opposite sex finds this very attractive, and that's why you'll always have admirers hanging off your arms.
Your views on education
Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can.
The right job for you:
You have plenty of dream jobs but have little chance of doing any of them if you don't focus on something in particular. You need to choose something and go for it to be happy and achieve success.
How do you view success:
You are afraid of failure and scared to have a go at the career you would like to have in case you don't succeed. Don't give up when you haven't yet even started! Be courageous.
What are you most afraid of:
You are afraid of having no one to rely on in times of trouble. You don't ever want to be unable to take care of yourself. Independence is important to you.
Who is your true self:
You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart rather than your head needs to solve.

 What the quiz did not reveal is that I am a person who is true to herself and live life as if there is no tomorrow. Only at times being influenced by negative environment and lost focus, but she will always come back to her life's vision; which is to "Love What I Do & Do What I Love"