All posts tagged: positivity

I Bring Me.

 [Photographer: Duran Andrae. Hit him up!] Hello my loves, thanks for stopping by!  “What do you bring to the table?” I bring me! How many times have you been questioned or even second guessed yourself in terms of what you bring to the table? Whether it’s at work, school or in a relationship/friendship, I probe you to never let anyone make you feel like you bring anything less than great to the table. It’s normal to have doubts or even fears when it comes to overcoming situations, however, that does not mean it’s the last stop for you. Today’s post is long overdue, but it’s good and you’re going to want to keep reading! It’s no surprise that life is filled with great moments and memories, but what about the not so great ones? What about the times when we go through something that’s so terrible that you give up on the very thing that makes you, you… I’m here to say don’t. I’m literally speaking to myself in this post also because to be completely …

Beware of the snakes.

Happy Tuesday y’all. I’m getting caught up posting on Tuesdays now, instead of Sundays but I hope this change didn’t throw you guys off! Bare with me. By the title of today’s post, I know that you’re a bit curious to read more to find out what I’m referring to…so in that case let’s get into it! Always be aware. the fake ones. the pretenders. the sneaky ones. the “fibbers”. the smile in your face, but talk behind your back. the fake supporters. the lookers. the envious. Too many times we feed into the traps of what seemed good for us, not knowing it was all a facade. More and more I begin to see clearly what my grandmother and mother been warning us about when it comes to people who act like they want to see you succeed, but deep down they have that burning envy and false hope for you to not make it. I cannot stress enough how much of an importance it is for you to recognize who’s in your corner and …

Have no worry, have no fear.

Hello, my loves! Today’s post is a bit personal, but I aimed to just shed my thoughts and encouragement on how to cope and elevate when dealing with fear. We normally associate fear with darkness, for the mere fact that it is something that we do not welcome in our lives, however, did you know it can harbor a permanent place within your life if you don’t make a change now? Fear is something that can make you or break you.  Hear me out, That vulnerable thing you want to do keeps pressing your mind every day, but you keep ignoring it. You question yourself because you’re uncertain. You second guess yourself because your confidence is running on zero. Add a cup of fear to that equation and what do you get? A person who never take risks, try new things, do the impossible, elevates, but stay stagnant and the list goes on… I have been there. I’ve allowed fear to take a permanent place in my life. I’ve given up before even trying and …

Positivity wins every time​.

Hello loves, stepping into a new week like…  Let’s start it off with some positivity. Today’s post literally popped in my mind and I decided to just go with it. Since becoming a blogger I have been learning myself more and also been trying to be vulnerable more in my daily lifestyle. I’ve written a previous post called Reclaiming The Word Vulnerable, where I discuss the pros of vulnerability and how in some ways it is not such a terrible thing. Go take a read after if you have time, but today I just wanted to share some positiveness with you guys because there are so many things to be thankful for. With all the shootings, killings and overall horror going on in the world today, it is prevalent to keep our heads up and our hearts set on God! First of all, celebrate yourself. Celebrate your ups AND your downs. Yes, I wrote your downs too. Many people go through situations that may not have been the best, grow from it and move on. In …

face it.

This post stems from my previous post confident. It is time to just face “it“.  Your “it” can be anything. Your job, relationship, life choice/situations, school, career, or even YOURSELF. Look in the mirror and tell yourself that today will be the day you have a face off with fear itself. So many times we talk ourselves out of things, not realizing we are digging bigger holes…actually, we’re digging PITS that we won’t be able to escape from. The number of times I have been nervous about things I’m not used to is countless. What I do a lot is talk to myself before I actually go and “face off” the thing I’m nervous or fearful of. I ask myself questions like: “Will it hurt me to just do it?” “Am I going to die after I get it over and done with?” The answer is always no because that thing I’m afraid of doing is never as bad as I thought it would be. Honestly, 100% of the time you will still have to …

tips to living stress-free.

Many people go about their day to day life being stressed out, unhappy and not living up to the standards that they are suppose to. Why do “we” stress ourselves out so much daily? Why can’t we just forget about the burdens life brings us and be carefree? How can we change this and be stress-free? Can we ever really be “stress-free”? I think with the right steps we all can live a stress free life. So many people are stressed out and that is one of the leading causes of most health problems (heart/chest pains) and also the causes of aging fast and feeling down & out mentally/physically. If you have ever asked yourself any these questions or can relate to anything above, here are some tips you can take to becoming less stressed out and more care-free! First let’s define what stress actually is. According to the Merriam Dictionary, stress is: 1) a state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in your life, work, etc., 2) something that causes strong feelings …

you are enough.

You messed up, you failed, you’re not proud of it, but your journey is not over. They mistreated you, made fun of the person you used to be without seeing the person you would become…but your journey isn’t over. You are enough. Don’t let what people say deter you from fulfilling your dreams, Don’t let them get the benefit of the doubt, No weapons formed, shall prosper “NO”! Who said you needed someone else’s approval or permission? Nobody has a manual for having a ‘perfect life’ View everything as an opportunity, don’t let it pass you by. Take a chance, take risks, make your own rules for a change. Others may try to make you feel lesser than who you are, Don’t give them the satisfaction. Anyone who puts someone else down feels worthless themselves! Speak up sometimes, Fight back with kind words. You will always be enough, Once you know that, no one can ever tell you you’re not. Don’t ever change that for anyone. If a person can’t see how incredible you are, …

23 reasons why it’s ok to be yourself.

Take one and go with it throughout the day or week! There is only one you and nobody else can ever be YOU. You are perfect just the way you are. Your imperfections make you even better! ( Might sound cliché, but it’s true!) God created you for a reason, with a purpose, and you must accept that. You are beautiful. Look in the mirror and repeat it until you believe it! Everyone else is taken! Sorry you’re stuck in that body. When you stay true to who you are you allow others to see your creativity and trust me we have way more than we think. Believe it or not there are people out there who look up to you and appreciate your very being. You were NOT made to FIT IN, STAND OUT. You are a TRENDSETTER, not a follower. Nobody likes a follower. You have a purpose in this lifetime. There is someone or something out there that needs help from you and you only. You make a difference. You MATTER. It’s …

the a-z happiness challenge.

Thanks to a blogger friend, I decided to also do the A-Z Happiness Challenge, which I put my own little twist on. I thought it was a great idea and went for it. Here’s what I came up with: Appreciate yourself first. Breathe. Take a deep breath and remember there will be brighter days. Concentrate on your goal. You’re closer than you think! Dream out loud. Dreams have a way of becoming a reality. Exercise love and patience, it is key for your happiness! Face your fears, forget the haters, and fight for what you want. GROW with GOD. Help others. By doing this HE (God) will surely bless you. Increase in knowledge. Happy people are knowledgeable people. Jump for joy because you are one step closer to being a better person. Jot down things you want to try next in your journal. Keep Up With Yourself! You have to be in control of your life. Kill people with kindness. Let go. Live more. Love all. Motivate others. Make new friends. Make memories! Never let anyone define your …

keep going.

They may not support you now, but keep on striving. They may not believe in you now, but keep going. They may not see the good in you, but ignore them and keep on going. You may not always feel the love, but remember there is someone who loves you unconditionally. You may feel like giving up, but remember that nobody likes a quitter. You may feel down & out, but keep pushing forward…regardless. Tell yourself today that it does not matter who or what is in the way of you reaching your goals, you can and you will be successful. You have to speak it into existence sometimes. Believe in you, believe that anything can be accomplished once you try your hardest. Failing IS AN OPTION. It’s only a stepping stone. Fail and try again. Failure isn’t something to be afraid of. “You live and you learn.” Mistakes are inevitable. Failure is inevitable. Majority of successful people had no supporters and they have failed a couple times so do not be discouraged. You CAN. You WILL. …

the power of the mind.

We do not give ourselves enough credit because if we did we would realize that we are capable of so much, but we tend to hold back. We hold back so much, both consciously and unconsciously. Time to take back power of our minds. First step, acknowledge what the mind can do. Growing up you ever wondered why your parents told you to not watch or listen to certain things? The reason behind that is this, your mind is powerful and the things you watch or listen to has a strong effect on it. I’ve experienced and witnessed how things we listen to can change the way we tend to act or speak, hence why we should guard our minds from things that are non-beneficial. After acknowledgement we have to put our minds to use. Whether you are in school or not, everyday you will have a learning experience…so why not use your mind everyday? Think about the decisions you make first, instead of just doing. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, our mind allows us to …

there will be a day.

There will be a day when happiness will be the only option, And heartbreak would be no more. There will be a day when all the things you ever wished for, all your dreams and expectations will be all yours. There will be a day when you will get back all the bad or good that you dished out to people. There will be a day when you will finally be in first place, but how would you handle it? When all these things occur, what will you say? How will you react? Will you be humble or ungrateful & boastful? Will you be so happy that you give thanks on the spot or will you praise only yourself and not everyone who helped you get to the point you are now? Time waits on no one, so you better use it wisely. Should you not live each day like it’s your last? Giving back, thanking those who were always in your corner.. Should you not show more love and less hate, because there will …