Why Not Spread LOVE!

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Why is it so hard to love one another and create experiences that can last longer? Why do we mostly use the word love with just those we are in a love relationship with and not the ordinary people around us who also take a big part in creating our life experiences? I often ask these questions, but I continuously find it challenging to get answers. I even spoke to family and friends about my experiences, in an attempt trying to find reasons.

But why would it matter so much to use the word love in most of our conversations? How much better our world would be if we think of love before hatred? If we think about the good before the bad? If we reached out to help others before asking for help?

In an attempt to find answers, I’d like to share a model for L.O.V.E which resonates with me all the way. I’d also want to use it more often, and I’d encourage you all to try and do the same.  It would be fascinating to see how this might change the way we think, act and support one another.

 

Learn to be Kind and Vulnerable

Learning to be kind is a great act that is often overlooked while we’re busy chasing our goals and dreams. People find it quite hard to be kind most of the time.

Through varies discussions with friends and people I know, I find some believe that being kind and vulnerable are signs of weakness. I would argue against that 100% of the time. I think becoming more kind, compassionate, and vulnerable help us reach each other’s hearts which can then create moments that last. It could be that simple word you didn’t choose to say, i.e. “Thank You.” Or maybe the discussion on being mistaken which you didn’t want to talk about, so you don’t show your flaws.

On the contrary, saying thank you most of the time creates good vibes and make people want to help and support you more often. Being vulnerable and genuine enough with yourself before with others help create a powerful channel of communication between you and the world.

 

Observe the Good in Others

Finding the bad is pretty easy cause we would only look at what bothers us and point it out. Besides that, we are so good at it, aren’t we?! However, finding the good can be quite tough as it requires more time and effort to learn about the people around us, but it’s worth it. Even if the bad is more than the good, finding what’s valuable about individuals you interact with every day helps make them open to ideas and new levels of hope. It helps create those experiences that are unforgettable.

People like to be appreciated and saying one good thing about them will keep them remember it forever. You wouldn’t believe how much influence it can have, specially on those that matter the most.

 

Volunteer to Help Others in Need

Every one of us can always find something they can do to help others around them. It doesn’t have to be a monetary value that you willing to give. It could merely be quality-time to spend to listen to their stories and life experiences. It could be a ride that you willing to give to someone.

Finding those things that we have and can offer to others may change their and our lives entirely. Giving back is a one way to look at it. Simple acts of kindness can be quite influential in changing people’s minds and behaviors.

 

Enhance Your Life Quality

After all, creating quality in your life can yield the ultimate happiness, but are we taking steps towards that?

We often miss focusing on what matters the most: ourselves. We follow what people want us to believe. We pursue opinions because it’s easier than forming our own. We try and be present at every party or gathering because we think it will help keep us connected with those we like.

Moreover, and as a result, we miss giving enough time to help ourselves heal from inside before the outside. We forget to take enough time to understand our needs and wants, and “who we are and what we represent to the world.”  Moments and times like these are quite crucial in helping us reach our optimum potential and live our lives with qualities that produce good memories.

Living healthier and longer can all depend on how we live at the present moment. Are we taking enough time to spread kinds and love to those around us?  Are we continually looking for what could be valuable than what could be wrong in others?  Are we offering enough help to those we know? And last but not least, are we looking at the inside before the outside?

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens. — Carl Jung

Hope you enjoy the read, and I like to know in the comments below your thoughts on creating more love in the world we live in today.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed reading. Much love your way!

 

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Live to Love Yourself

Loving yourself sometimes can be hard to achieve. We all got life obligations, and it can get quite demanding. People who got children to take care of and work duties to fulfill. Family to spend time with and support every single day. Living through all this can be tough.  Perhaps, some daily practice may help us find some balance. After all, we got only one life.

Living and to enjoy living can sometimes be misinterpreted or interchangeably used, which they shouldn’t.  Life has cultures, religions, history, philosophy, and many more things to learn about and engage with.  Living every day with no purpose or just to get by isn’t enough and won’t last. We need to find purposeful meaning and more profound understanding of what life is about and how we can live better.

In this blog post, I like to shed light on three main areas where it may help us all find some balance and love to live every day.

Treat Yourself With Care

It’s all about learning new things, eating well, working out, sleeping more often, and surround yourself with people good for your mental health.

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Learning new tricks will keep us going. Eating well will help us stay active and healthy. Working out will give us the energy to enjoy our health with those we love the most, and most importantly support them better. Sleeping is vital to stay away from disease and keeps our bodies functioning as they should.

Enjoy Life

Travel more often and see the world. So many beautiful places that might actually make you appreciate life in many ways. It’s religion in itself. Exchange knowledge and learn about new cultures. We often get so involved into our own that we don’t want to learn about what others do or think.

 

Be Happy

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Last but definitely not the least, be happy.  Not because we have the best wealth, or great friends, or been to many places, or learned so much.  It’s entirely because we choose to become happy every single day. No matter how hard it gets, remember that other people have more struggles than what we have. Hence, appreciating the little things and celebrating small achievements can become the mantra of our living. Enjoy stuff like waking up every morning sane and healthy. Having family around is a great help. The fact that we’re able to breath good air every day is a blessing on its own.

 

Love you all! – Let me know what else you think people should consider to live better, healthier, and more importantly appreciative of every single day.  Write them all in the comment section below. Much love your way!

 

Thank you for reading and have a beautiful day! 🙂

LIVE TO EARN | EARN TO LIVE

Many people work hard every day to save money to cover their future expenses, yet, some prefer to use their income to live the present moment with no regard to what the future may have in store for them.  I believe both are valid views but always need to be measured and balanced. In fact, I have my own strategy in defining a balanced lifestyle, and it might help you to enjoy the present and plan for the future.

 

High life demands on families and individuals can prevent them from enjoying life and be much preoccupied about the future. Parents are always striving hard to save more money to help their kids get good education and receive medical treatment when needed. Moreover, single adults work hard every day just so they are able to provide for their future families. For just those reasons, and perhaps many others, people find it hard to enjoy life at the present moment, plan for trips abroad to spend a family vacation or simply have a nice dinner gathering.

I struggle with the same; I have been working for the past ten years so that I can provide for my future family. I know some – if not the majority – share with me the same endeavor. However, in recent years, I started to look into ways of balancing my life so that I can live the present moment, and yet be able to plan for my future. In the following, I lay out some ideas I have come across to help you change the way you look at life and generate more income streams aside from your current job so that you can make the best out of the present and plan for a better future:

 

  • Use Web Marketing to Promote Your Services

Never underestimate the power of the internet and the social media platforms. Use web marketing to sell any product or service by targeting potential customers. Make sure your product or service has something that distinguishes it from what is available in the market, then start taking the right steps towards branding it online and addressing the right audience.

 

  • Enter the Stock Market

The stock market is another hub for those seeking to make money, but have both patience and wit to enjoy good returns on their investment on the long run. Be careful, examine the market thoroughly and start investing small amounts of money before taking big moves. Remember! The stock market may require some financial background so you are able to assess intrinsic value of companies before investing, so it is better to take your time before taking any action.

 

  • Start Your Own Website or Blog:

This has been lately one of the easy and free ways to establish online presence. Choose one of the free online platforms that allow internet users to create a website or a blog, or simply consider creating your own page on the social media. Before that, you need to think carefully about what you want to write about and what would make people interested in what you post. You will then be one step away from making money; such online presence can simply be used to have ads run on your website or page.

 

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In conclusion, I am only suggesting ways I find useful and thought you as well can look into. This may help you discover what you can do for yourself to generate some passive income streams. It can be a paradigm shift if taken seriously. Furthermore, with life demands, another source of income (if not many) is necessary in today’s world.

 

How We Can Handle Criticism and Rejection

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In everyday life, we find people who criticize us for who we’re, how we look like, where we come from, or how we behave. In these criticisms, we sometimes face what is called “constructive criticism” and that has a lot to do with helping us find our weaknesses and looking into ways of avoiding it in future. It also helps us grow as an individual.  On the contrary, we sometimes face what is called “destructive criticism” and that is usually directed toward things we can’t change, and it’s there to hurt than to help. We often find people around us who might tell us we’re wrong, or we look bad, or we’re not as smart as they are, or maybe our hair color and the way we talk are funny, or we’re not as cool. We all have probably experienced that in different shapes and forms, and I think and after years of experience I can confidentially say it all depends on how we look at it or react back to these disapprovals of oneself, whether constructive or destructive. It can either break us into pieces or make us stronger individuals able to face the challenges of today’s world.

In the following paragraphs, I’d like to lay down for you the steps suggested by a book entitled “You Can Handle Criticism and Rejection” written for teenagers by ‘Joe Berry’ from the “Winning Skills Book” series. It highlights some methods or steps that we can take with regards to constructive and destructive criticism and rejection. Dealing with constructive criticism requires the following five steps to help us benefit from it and become better individuals.

  1. Listen carefully while we’re being criticized
  2. Thank the person who has criticized us
  3. Carefully consider the criticism we have received
  4. Decide what you need to do about the criticism
  5. Follow through with whatever we have decided to do

Dealing with destructive criticism requires the following four steps to help us get over it and not to let it take advantage of us.shutterstock_276527114

  1. Let the person who is criticizing us know that his or her destructive criticism is unacceptable
  2. Tell the person who is criticizing us how the criticism makes us feel
  3. Stop listening to the criticism
  4. Put the criticism aside

Feeling rejected can make us feel unloved or unwanted. It can quickly drop down our self-confidence. This can directly impact our performance and activity in our everyday life. It can be minimized by following the below four steps ( as described in the book ).

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  1. Remember that we are human beings and, even though we are not perfect, we are still valuable
  2. Remember, it’s the person who rejects us -not us- who has the problems
  3. Avoid being around any people who reject us
  4. Spend time with people who like and appreciate us

It all starts by taking the first step trying to make a difference. It can be tough in the beginning but trust me; it will be very rewarding by the end.

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Live a Happy Ramadan with Adding New Habits!

In this holy IDEAmonth, we start to develop our spiritual world and get closer more to God and religion.  In Ramadan, which is the holiest month of the year, in the Islamic calendar, people start to get together for Iftar gatherings and some special evenings, which we call “Suhoor”.  In such gatherings, we eat and drink and have great conversations with one another.  This is one of the times where people not only get closer religiously but also socially. I also believe that in such wonderful time, people can add new habits to their daily routine in a very simple and easy way to follow.

During the month, people tend to say things like, time is short, couldn’t finish up work, and we can’t get enough sleep, and the list goes on.  For me, I think it’s one of the best times where each individual can take advantage of to get more sleep, and add new good habit to their daily routine if they practice little simple time management strategies and apply it with commitment and a desire to change.

If you’re like most people, you’d love to avoid some silly habits from your daily routine such as watching TV excessively, talking over the phone for hours, or perhaps gazing at your phone trying to keep up with all updates on the social network. However, sometimes you like to add new habits as well which you haven’t experienced before and this when its gets a little interesting.

People say that in 30 days one can learn new habit if they keep doing it every day consistently for 30 days.  I have done it with reading and writing and I think it worked. Everyday at the beginning of the year, January 2015, I decided to write journals to record my day and read a little before I go to bed. By the end of the month, I felt like I’ve learned a new skill and habit, and up till this very moment, am easily able to put myself to read or write anything I like.

We can use the “30 days new habit learning strategy” and apply it with little time-management, commitment and a desire to change to the better in our daily routine during this holy month. What is so special about this month compared to others; is that we all have fixed timing to eat and drink, somehow fixed timing to sleep, and the rest for prayers and reciting Quran.

What I am proposing here is to try to avoid silly habits like drinking lots of coffee, smoking cigarettes, eating loads of sweets, and the list goes on. I am not saying to cut it off in one, but gradually decreasing the intake value ( i.e. two cigarettes a day ) and making sure that by the end of the month we’re not in need for it anymore. On the other hand, we can also start adding new habits such as exercising a little like 15 minutes every day, preferably right before Iftar so we can start eating when we’re in need for protein and carbs.

Share with me your thoughts on the topic if you have more to add, and let me know what you think!

Keep healthy and happy Ramadan everyone!