Learning to love again

Love grows. Love lingers. Love exceeds your wildest dreams and leaves you breathless. Love gives happiness. For some, love equals happiness. Love challenges you to try harder. Love brings out the best in people. Love can’t be forced. Love can’t survive by itself. Love hurts. Love can cause so much pain it leaves you breathless. The loss of love removes all happiness. Love forces you to try harder. Love brings out the worst in people. Love can kill…

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The inconvenience of being an introvert

The challenge of living (or generally having to deal) with an introvert person, is often highly underestimated. Being an introvert person myself, I’ve dealt with the occasional misunderstanding from those who fail to accept my perception and merely see my introvert personality as an inconvenience. I admit: it’s easier to ignore a loud person than trying to get a quiet person to speak up. Throughout the years I’ve learned that, instead of altering my comfort zone, it’s easier to get rid of those people who aim to bring me down and make me feel bad about myself and my standards, and relieve myself from the pressure of trying to be something or someone I’m obviously not.

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A bit of time for happiness

Being genuinely happy is not something I’ve allowed myself to do in the last couple of years. Happiness scared me a bit, in more than one way. It’s as if I was climbing a steep mountain and enjoying the trip but when the top appeared in sight it was either still a freakin’ lifelong climb or something happened and I tumbled down, aaaaaall the way back to rock bottom (which is where I usually started from). Hypothetically speaking I’ve climbed thus many hills in the past and convinced myself it was a pleasant journey, all the while I never really made it to the top but instead had to scramble back on to my feet when reality hit me and pushed me back to where I came from. At some point I just couldn’t be bothered anymore. No mountain, no promising sights, no happiness, could tempt me to pack up my climbing gear and set off on another journey.

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The need of change is not always applicable – Part 2

Once you let go of the negative thought of ‘Am I good enough?’, you’ll find yourself with a lot more time and energy to spend on getting to know other people and allowing them to get to know the real you. I can’t stress it enough, the importance of staying true to who you are. So, because I’ve already addressed this before, I also want to highlight the other side of the coin: the importance of accepting others the way they are…

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The need of change is not always applicable – Part 1

With the start of a new year and the first days of fulfilling New Years’ resolutions behind us, I’d like to address another important part of reaching, completing and/or achieving your goals: ensure any resolution you make or challenge you decide to participate in, is by choice and out of free will. If you want to lose 10 pounds, you should do so because you want to and not because someone told you. And if anyone does ever tell you to lose weight; click here to be redirected to a previous post on how to quickly lose unwanted weight…

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How to quickly lose unwanted weight…

No doubt ‘losing weight‘ is on top of many New Year’s resolutions for 2016. Understandably, because fitting in to a certain dress size is one of the biggest social pressures nowadays. Who cares about feeling comfortable in your own skin, right? It’s all about being able to zip up a size 6 before you can allow yourself to feel pretty. Acknowledging your own beauty is probably not a priority; instead it’s about being socially accepted and liked. But does being accepted and liked depend on the size of your beautiful bum? Although I seriously hope it doesn’t, I still want to give you a few tips on how to quickly lose unwanted weight. Let’s go!

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The right time to make a change

Now the festivities are behind us, it’s time to look ahead. The New Year is nearly upon us and this is a golden opportunity to come up with a few resolutions you’d like to work on the next 365 days. Although I firmly believe every day is an opportunity to make change, I fully understand that for some it’s better to use the first day of the New Year as a motivation. But what are your plans? What would you like to achieve? Most importantly: how are you going to make it work?

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When curiosity has no boundaries

Alright, we all love a fair share of gossip, don’t we? And it is totally OK to be curious about other people’s lives and what they’re up to nowadays, right? Sure, we can easily check Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and see what the aunt of my friend’s friend is doing during her vacation on Bora Bora, and we can also gush over pictures of my former schoolmate’s best friend’s baby nephew. When it’s already published online, and pictures and updates are out there, it gives a free card to share and spread the word further, doesn’t it? Or is there a boundary as to what is or isn’t your news to share? …

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A Christmas thought to think about

Christmas is nearly upon us. It’s amazing how time has flown by the past few weeks! My short get-away to Tenerife doesn’t even feel like it’s been 6 weeks ago… So although November has passed by almost unnoticed, my sense of time has been full-on about Christmas! Shamefully I have to admit that I usually get the holiday jitters in August; waaaay before the actual excitement starts. And then the media frenzy starts and we all get slightly brainwashed as to what Christmas should look like and how miserable you ought to be if you fail at organizing a picture perfect party, or are single during the holiday season. (#shocking)

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