Just go with the flow…

I found this a while ago on tumblr and I had to share it with you guys. It made me realize how important it is to appreciate the little things in live… How important it is to be honest and that you are the only one who can make your life wonderful and pure. Save the beautiful memories instead of thinking the bad ones over and over again. Stop worrying about stupid fights, being bitchie about someone else and be angry about things your forget about in two weeks … Fill your time with the good things in your life and love the people around you.

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21 Habits of Happy People

1. Appreciate Life – Be thankful that you woke up alive each morning. Develop a childlike sense of wonder towards life. Focus on the beauty of every living thing. Make the most of each day. Don’t take anything for granted. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

2. Choose Friends Wisely – Surround yourself with happy, positive people who share your values and goals. Friends that have the same ethics as you will encourage you to achieve your dreams. They help you to feel good about yourself. They are there to lend a helping hand when needed.

3. Be Considerate – Accept others for who they are as well as where they are in life. Respect them for who they are. Touch them with a kind and generous spirit. Help when you are able, without trying to change the other person. Try to brighten the day of everyone you come into contact with.

4. Learn Continuously – Keep up to date with the latest news regarding your career and hobbies. Try new and daring things that has sparked your interest – such as dancing, skiing, surfing or sky-diving.

5. Creative Problem Solving – Don’t wallow in self-pity. As soon as you face a challenge get busy finding a solution. Don’t let the set backs affect your mood, instead see each new obstacle you face as an opportunity to make a positive change. Learn to trust your gut instincts – it’s almost always right.

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6. Do What They Love – Some statistics show that 80% of people dislike their jobs! No wonder there’s so many unhappy people running around. We spend a great deal of our life working. Choose a career that you enjoy – the extra money of a job you detest isn’t worth it. Make time to enjoy your hobbies and pursue special interests.

7. Enjoy Life – Take the time to see the beauty around you. There’s more to life than work. Take time to smell the roses, watch a sunset or sunrise with a loved one, take a walk along the seashore, hike in the woods etc. Learn to live in the present moment and cherish it. Don’t live in the past or the future.

8. Laugh – Don’t take yourself – or life to seriously. You can find humor in just about any situation. Laugh at yourself – no one’s perfect. When appropriate laugh and make light of the circumstances. (Naturally there are times that you should be serious as it would be improper to laugh.)

9. Forgive – Holding a grudge will hurt no one but you. Forgive others for your own peace of mind. When you make a mistake – own up to it – learn from it – and FORGIVE yourself.

“Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

10. Gratitude – Develop an attitude of gratitude. Count your blessings; All of them – even the things that seem trivial. Be grateful for your home, your work and most importantly your family and friends. Take the time to tell them that you are happy they are in your life.

11. Invest in Relationships – Always make sure your loved ones know you love them even in times of conflict. Nurture and grow your relationships with your family and friends by making the time to spend with them. Don’t break your promises to them. Be supportive.

12. Keep Their Word – Honesty is the best policy. Every action and decision you make should be based on honesty. Be honest with yourself and with your loved ones.

13. Meditate – MEDITATION gives your very active brain a rest. When it’s rested you will have more energy and function at a higher level. Types of meditation include yoga, hypnosis, relaxation tapes, affirmations, visualization or just sitting in complete silence. Find something you enjoy and make the time to practice daily.

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14. Mind Their Own Business – Concentrate on creating your life the way you want it. Take care of you and your family. Don’t get overly concerned with what other people are doing or saying. Don’t get caught up with gossip or name calling. Don’t judge. Everyone has a right to live their own life the way they want to – including you.

15. Optimism – See the glass as half full. Find the positive side of any given situation. It’s there – even though it may be hard to find. Know that everything happens for a reason, even though you may never know what the reason is. Steer clear of negative thoughts. If a negative thought creeps in – replace it with a positive thought.

16. Love Unconditionally – Accept others for who they are. You don’t put limitations on your love. Even though you may not always like the actions of your loved ones – you continue to love them.

17. Persistence – Never give up. Face each new challenge with the attitude that it will bring you one step closer to your goal. You will never fail, as long as you never give up. Focus on what you want, learn the required skills, make a plan to succeed and take action. We are always happiest while pursuing something of value to us.

tumblr_n02nvd3Bfd1r3nnfeo1_50018. Be Proactive – Accept what can not be changed. Happy people don’t waste energy on circumstances beyond their control. Accept your limitations as a human being. Determine how you can take control by creating the outcome you desire – rather than waiting to respond.

19. Self Care – Take care of your mind, body and health. Get regular medical check ups. Eat healthy and work out. Get plenty of rest. Drink lots of water. Exercise your mind by continually energizing it with interesting and exciting challenges.

20. Self Confidence – Don’t try to be someone that you’re not. After all no one likes a phony. Determine who you are in the inside – your own personal likes and dislikes. Be confident in who you are. Do the best you can and don’t second guess yourself.

21. Take Responsibility – Happy people know and understand that they are 100% responsible for their life. They take responsibility for their moods, attitude, thoughts, feelings, actions and words. They are the first to admit when they’ve made a mistake.

Begin today by taking responsibility for your happiness. Work on developing these habits as you own. The more you incorporate the above habits into your daily lifestyle – the happier you will be.

Most of all: BE TRUE TO YOURSELF.

 

Love,

 

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That is not who I am..

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The last two days I was busy with finding inspiration for my photo shoot tomorrow. (This photo shoot is only for my blog.) But I still haven’t find anything helpful.. So i started thinking: “why do I see so many beautiful photo’s all over the internet from other bloggers, magazines, brands but not one of the photo’s I want to use as a inspiration for my photo’s?”

I came to this conclusion.. “It is not who I am..”

The models are so beautiful but they look so serious, I am far away from serious.. I always laugh (on pictures), I can’t help it. People who know me always say “you are such a happy person, always happy”. And yes I am, I can laugh about nothing and that is who I am. So i choose to not use inspiration from some one else, just go with the flow and be 100% ME.

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Be honest, why does everyone like the Victoria’s Secret show so much? Of course because of the models, they are so beautiful and the whole show is amazing. But look at those girls, walking / dancing / enjoying the show, they are confident. And I’m sure that’s what make this show so special. You can see that they having fun, they enjoy every step on the catwalk.

You can not change into some one that your not.. And you shouldn’t want to.
I can make beautiful serious pictures tomorrow but why? -A: I don’t feel comfortable with it and -B: I see someone else on it and I want to show the beauty of the real you. I do understand that a lot of people feel insecure about who they are and thinking: Do people like me? Am I good enough? Do they think I am fat? blabla.. I’m sure everybody has that sometimes.. But you can choose to let it come close to you and feel horrible about it, or you just let it go and listen to yourself. You can not change your personality for somebody else, if you do that it will make you unhappy, uncomfortable, insecure and that is nothing like you! It is what you let others do to you and change you.

You can make your good things better though. If you are funny or loyal to your friends or anything you really like about yourself, show that! And focus on that! Accept who you are and be happy with the things you DO have. That will make you so much more happier, just be you! And other people will see the beauty in you too, they will like you for who YOU are, and not for who you trying to be.

I was struggling with this issue for a very long time, I didn’t know who i was.. Me and my friends were always laughing, but if some one else was complaining about it I stopped and try to be serious. I felt really bad and thought that they didn’t like me. But the next day they didn’t even remember and i felt bad? Bit strange right? But hey! Why do I worry about it? They could also come to us and laugh too, but now I know that they felt bad. They hated school and I think it is being jealous in a kind of way that we had fun with everything we did. So changing who you are isn’t always good, you don’t need to change for somebody else, you can not make everybody happy and how good you are there are ALWAYS people who talk negative about you. But don’t let that come close to you and let that changing who you are.

I hope this will help you, it will be such a relief. Stop thinking for others, be real with yourself. You are the one who has to live with it for the rest of your life and there are many people who like you for who you are.

Love,