Fresh Flowers

Where flower blooms so does hope – Lady Bird Johnson

Keeping fresh flowers in your household can bring many beneficial effects.

  • decorates your home
  • pop of color
  • improves the quality of the air
  • gives a nice fragrance
  • improves productivity
  • makes you more creative
  • makes you happier and improves your mood
  • memories can be aroused

I am always excited when someone brings me fresh flowers. Today is our 4th wedding anniversary and my husband brought me some bright red roses and it made my day instantly. The colors and fragrance of flowers make me happy and they give me hope. Flowers need some care in order to stay beautiful for a longer time. So does life. You need to take care of yourself, the people around you and the relationships you have. For me flowers symbolize the fact that life is all about caring and motivate me to do better.

So always keep some fresh flowers and enjoy the free benefits.

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See the good

Negativity is a thief, it steals happiness

IMG_1254Our world can be full of negativity. To be honest I strongly believe it is just the way you see the things. Obviously things happen and people behave in a way which is not acceptable but the way you react to it depends completely on yourself. You can let yourself carried away with the negativity or resist against it.

Not only does negativity steal your happiness, it also affects your health. Chronic stress can be induced by negativity which then again leads to unhappiness. Depletion of important neurotransmitters which play an essential role for happiness is a consequence of chronic stress.

Studies have shown that chronic stress may lead to the reduction of lifespan due to the shortening of telomeres which are the end part of your DNA. Gastrointestinal problems as well as heart diseases are also major consequences.

Unhappiness caused by negativity can also lead to depression which has become a huge problem in our society nowadays.

Why does negativity influence our lives so much? In my opinion competition and our will to do better can be one of the influencing factors. Competition is everywhere in this day and age. We are competing for jobs, admission to good schools, better salaries or even promotions. In this respect we come across negativity.

Why did the other one get the job and not me? Why wasn’t I good enough? These are typical questions which may bother our minds. Additionally there are negative people everywhere who want to drain all the positive energy out of you. They will make you lose your self-esteem.

I used to be a very pessimistic person. I would see the negative aspect in everything first before seeing the good. A few years back I had a very bad phase in my life. Now I know it was mainly caused by chronic stress. I was excepting a lot from myself because there was a lot of pressure on me from others. I was unhappy and couldn’t enjoy things anymore. I hadreached a point where I knew I had to change something to not lose the things I’ve worked so hard for.

I knew I had to change the way I was thinking and slowly overcome my negative thoughts as well as negativity around myself to something positive.

Whenever something bad happens now, I try to ask myself: what is the good in this situation? How bad it may seem there is always something positive in there and finding it, may lead to happiness. Nowadays I try to eliminate people who want me to feel bad. You don’t need those people in your life.

So try to remember:

  • negativity will only harm your health and happiness
  • it is just the way you see things and your attitude towards it
  • bad things/phases are part of life; try to accept them
  • slowly replace negative thoughts by positive ones
  • always see the good in everything
  • eliminate negative people out of your life; they are toxic
  • life is a gift so be grateful

 

Be the change

Be the change that you want to see in the world – Mahatma Gandhi

This is one of my favorite quotes. Most of us hope that the world may change to a better place some day. But we sometimes forget that we could contribute to the change.

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This is my wall tattoo in the study room. I spend the majority of my time at home there. Not only to study but that room is also my creative room. I have fotos, inspirational quotes or anything which motivates me to do better. Every time I’ve visited a new place in the world I will stick a swarovski crystal (white spots) on this tattoo as a reminder. Every country and every place you go differ from each other. The people and their culture are unique in their own way and every time you learn something new.

My world tattoo is not only a reminder of my travel destinations. It is my motivation to do better. I want to achieve something in life to make the earth a better place for other generation. We have caused many bad things to our world (pollution, world war..) and that fact won’t be changed by looking back. We can only make it better and learn from our mistakes.

It inspires me with new ideas and hope. Every person has a spot on this world so everyone should feel responsible to take care of it.

Traveling has showed me the beauty of the earth. So many beautiful places, nature, people, cultures and those deep blue oceans.

Let’s try to keep the beauty alive..

Put up the inspiration on your wall too!