I started to believe that maybe in the end, not everything is that bad. If it is not ok, it is not the end.
Last week, I was upset, I felt wronged. I felt life is unfair. I was stuck. The past 3 weeks were like a rollercoaster and everything seemed out of my control. But one day, it hit me that maybe everything happening to me right now has its own purpose.
People change so that I can learn to let go, things go wrong so that I can appreciate them when they’re right, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
Bad things do happen. how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.
When I accept the reality and the finality of a situation, it closes the chapter of the story and allows me to move on.
I don't regret being nice to people and trusting people. Life is hard enough, it does not have to be a battlefield. If it has to be, I never wanted to win. I just want to find peace.
Today, I just signed up my very first workout class - kickboxing. I am still very excited about it. For someone who hates going to the gym, who feels athletically awkward because her body coordination sucks so bad, this excites me and scares the hell out of me at the same time.
I haven't done any beauty blogs for 2 years ever since the weight gain. Instead, I have been sitting at home waiting that SIGN to come to me. Deep down, I know something needs to change in order to break this bad cycle. To be honest, I hate changes, but the thoughts of losing my interests and myself scares me even more. What can be worse than losing the motivation to fight? We all know that good exercise helps to decrease stress by increasing endorphins. While a long, sweaty run outside on a beautiful day is always a good go-to, I heard there’s something so gratifying about making physical contact with something, and letting it all go. The stress of my job, home, and life in general is left on the bag with every jab, cross, hook and uppercut. So here I am. I am a gym first-timer, someone who tries to lose weight, build muscle and get better in life. I want to be in a place where all the fears become truly about me and the heavy bag. I am ready to throw my punches and throw away my worries.
For those who have watched my life and "gossip" about it, stay tuned. Something small happened today, and the best season is coming. Gloves aren't a fashion statement.
The nature has its own unique way to communicate with us. Shades of pink and orange rule the sunset sky, nighttime quietly swathes the island with a blanket of stars and the roaring sound of the ocean breaking the shore. Thoughts are drowned under the rhythmic ocean break. Traces of civilization vanished from my scope.
"The ideas that have lighted my way, have been kindness, beauty and truth." Albert Einstein
We live in a physical world, and it has its physical limitations.
Slow down the flow of your life.
Behind every successful woman is Herself.
You are strong, compassionate, hardworking, dedicated and much more than words could ever describe! Happy Women’s Day 2022.
May you dream bigger, fly higher and reach new heights with every passing day. Happy Women’s Day 2022.
Mucho Loves from Ann :)
Love is precious and powerful. Being in love can make you feel invincible. However, when the person you are with breaks your heart, you feel vulnerable, worthless and inadequate. When it comes to love, our rational mind isn't running the show. You find yourself wondering if things could have been different if you have changed to the person your partner wanted you to be. You are lost, sad and lonely.
As hard as a breakup can be, the real tragedy is we neglected the most important relationship - the one we have with ourselves. We have attached too much validation and worth to our partners. When they leave, we are lack of those important feelings. Recently, there are so many friends experience similar situations.
Here are some guides on how to raise your self-esteem after the heartache.
- Realize you are not the many things that your ex said about you.
When people are mad, they say hurtful things. But they are not always true. I have seen people make up break up excuses just to feel less guilty.
- Service can be a great self-esteem booster. When you give of yourself without any expectation of return, you begin to feel lifted up. Think about ways to connect with others and direct your positive energy outward. Doing this will put you in a more compassionate and kind space, both of which help boost your self-worth.
- Don't close your heart. A failed relationship may makes you want to close your heart again. Understand anybody who tells you you will never be able to love the same way again is wrong, these are just illusions.
- A failed relationship does not mean you are not an awesome person. It can simply indicate you and your partner are not good match. He is not the ONE for you. Don't underestimate yourself.