We are often stuck sitting on our dreams. Yes I can sit in bed all day long thinking of how cool it would be to do this or do that but its not going to get you anywhere. Crazy enough you actually have to get up and start to do something and put your dream into action for it to actually happen.
Not all dreams last, move quickly, or work out. But how are you going to know if you don’t try?
For instance I wanted to start a blog and have a sort of creative outlet I sat there and thought, and thought, and thought about it until finally I gathered up money I had been saving for the past 2-3 years bought a computer and finally started.
I am not sure if I’ll get anywhere with this blog but it is worth a try. So stop thinking about it and just jump to action.
1// Have a purpose for each day. I don’t mean travel the world, or go sky diving. I mean having an any size purpose. Maybe its to make 3 people smile everyday, or to spend quality time with your family each day. For me it is to write and publish a blog each and every day.
2// Just smile, even when its a random time, place, or person just smile. Smiles are contagious and will improve your attitude maybe even if its just by 1%.
3// Take you time. Not many people have the time or money to fly off to Hawaii for a day to relax. But this could be as little as going outside and laying in the sun with a book.
4// Accept that not everyday is going to be a good one. Some days no matter what you do the day will not change. You have to accept that its just a bad day instead of denying it and creating a larger problem.
5// Think of the good not the bad. I don’t do this very often but I need to and will try to. Often times in a bad day we will sit there and list in our heads all the bad events that has acquired that day. If we list even that smallest good thing we will be forced to change our mind set.
As Steve Jobs said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” I am so much more of a sports person than an artsy person. Yet for so many years I tried to force myself into the performing arts although I didn’t enjoy it and wasn’t honestly that good at it.
I did dance, singing lessons, acting auditions, and band. I could never remember the music, the dance routines, and was way too shy for my acting auditions. I was never enjoying myself. And to come to think of it now the reason I couldn’t improve, or match the others skills, or remember any moves was because I wasn’t truly enjoying myself.
This quote is so true because I have been playing volleyball for five years now and when I finally decided to give up on performing arts a couple of weeks into band last year I had decided to just keep going with volleyball. When the tryouts for school this year came around I often had the mind set of “this is going to be like everything else you have done and you will fail and be cut from the team.” Although I enjoyed what I was doing and who I was surrounded with that same mind set still floated through my mind.
But I ended up making the team! My team was very supportive of each other and every practice I was excited and motivated to play.
NEVER do anything you don’t enjoy, and NEVER give up on the things you do.
I know this blog is about beauty and fashion but to be honest the most compliments I get are on my smile. I often think do people really care what you wear to school? And the honest truth is nobody will think otherwise of you if you wear a dress or jeans, high heels or old converse. The one thing that they care about is your personality. I know what you’re thinking … yeah right I have heard this before.
Let me ask you this question, have you ever been in the gym and felt like everyone was staring at you? But to be honest they were too busy worrying that you or someone else was judging or staring at them to even think about you.
Your smile is the main thing people will look at or realize. I don’t mean to put on a fake one but try everyday to genuinely smile at someone and try to make their day. This could simply make them happy or do something greater.
I have seen the effect a simple genuine smile can have on somebody so many times, and let me tell you it is priceless.
Not only does it benefit others it benefits you. My volleyball season has recently ended, and when we got our awards my coach would tell us something, about tryouts, our personality, or our skill. And when she got to me she said, “Since day one of tryouts, this is what I saw” she pointed at me and I automatically smiled.
A smile is contagious and complements ANY outfit you wear so don’t ever forget to smile!