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10 Most Important Life Lessons I’ve Learned While In My 20s

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  1. Goals take time to complete. You’re not supposed to accomplish everything in an instant. What you do and what you want to do can fall into place when the timing is perfect. Time is your best asset.
  2. You don’t really know what you’re doing. Just have fun and never be afraid to fail. Life is about learning through experience. Fail often. Learn something new everyday. Be a good loser and then be a good winner. Then apply what your learned.
  3. Look people in the eye. It is essential to have the ability to give eye contact to someone as they speak. People nowadays tend to break their gaze during a conversation because of their phones. Giving someone a complete and undivided attention can make them feel important and respected.
  4. Sometimes it’s okay to give people second chances but not third. Sometimes second chances teach us that sometimes we can misjudge others. Our mistaken judgments occur when we are blinded by other’s flaws. However, a giving third chance for the same reason is often unacceptable. A person might have been complacent in doing something wrong because they have the idea of you forgiving them.
  5. Stay away from toxic people. Toxic people can sometimes sabotage your goal to self-improvement. Detach yourself with them and be with the people who values you as a person. It is a process but it can be done.
  6. Stay humble and kind. It is rewarding to stay grounded and surpassing someone’s ego. Although confidence is essential, humility and kindness is of the same importance. Remain true to your roots and of course, to yourself.
  7. Keep secrets. Life is more interesting when there’s mystery involved. You can’t just have an open book kind of life where anyone can know anything about you. Sometimes things must be kept to ourselves in order to have the sense of privacy and individuality.
  8. If you’re wrong, say sorry. Admitting that you committed a mistake is a kind of bravery that leads to self improvement. Apologizing validates the other person’s feelings and acknowledging the flaw you made or your role in a certain issue.
  9. Laugh. Aside from the medical benefits of laughing, one of the main reasons why I encourage people to laugh is for the simple reason of making them happy. Happiness suggests a deep importance to everyone. It helps us get by when things get rough. It is also a form of a universal communication that binds people everywhere.
  10. Always pray and be grateful.ย When things get rough, pray. When things are good, pray even more. We are blessed to witness everyday with open arms. It is essential that we express gratitude for all the answered prayers we received. It only takes few minutes of our time but the impact is huge and rewarding.

 

Until next time,

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AUGUST GOALS

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It’s been 8 months since we started 2017. Many things have changed by now. And even though I am not really a fan of this month, I am very much excited to share with you my goals in high hopes that I will accomplish everything until the 31st.

  • Visit my sister in Lucena for at least 2 days.
  • Explore Baguio more. (Try Yes Pho and Unlimited Samgyeopsal)
  • Read 2 books.
  • Create a very sensible Spotify Playlist.
  • Write blog articles scheduled until next month.
  • Try intermittent fasting recommended by Doc Thea.
  • Watch Bates’ Motel or Breaking Bad.
  • See at least one movie from the theaters.

I am looking forward in accomplishing these goals. What do you want to accomplish? Let me know.

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Appreciating Body Image

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  • Surround yourself with positive people.
  • Do FOCUS on the things you LIKE about YOURSELF.
  • Remind yourself that beauty is a state of mind, not a state of your body.
  • You don’t need validation from anyone else to feel good about yourself.
  • Appreciate all that your body can do.
  • Wear comfortable clothes that will make you feel good about your body.
  • Nobody is perfect. So embrace the fact that you are flawed and love the things that make you unique.
  • Understand that the things we see on print and television have been altered to perfection. Everything is NOT as it seems.
  • Shut down those voices in your head that tell you your body is not right or that you are a bad person.

 

Love always,

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Believing in yourself

I canโ€™t imagine myself being so concerned about other peopleโ€™s opinions, that I would rather self sabotage and allow opportunities to slip through my fingers, just to avoid the negative things people might say.

If youโ€™re blessed with a opportunity, grab it with both hands! The same people who dislike you would embrace the same blessings that theyโ€™re ridiculing you for having.

Donโ€™t get distracted by those who have nothing going for them. Wish them peace and guidance and keep it moving my g. People are always going to talk.

 

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Being a Go-Getter.

Go-getter? They’re known by many a monicker – the anti- wallflower, the social star, the life of the party — but the singular secret of confident individuals is their knock for setting themselves apart from the crowd.

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Here are some life lessons to be the go-getting person you’ve always wanted to be.

  • SUNNY SIDE UP!

When dealing with people, try to stay on the positive side. No one likes a serial downer.

  • BATTLE THE CURRENT

Exercise thought before following fads. If you decide to go against trends, then, the more you’ll earn respect for sticking to your own opinions.

  • GO BEYOND THE OLD YOU

Constantly improve yourself. Always dare to go beyond. Step out of your comfort zone.

Life Update: Totally Random 3

Hello friends!

How’s it been since my last ramble? It’s summer. The sun’s out and vacation season lingers the air. Sweet, right? Well as for me, things escalated in the blink of an eye.ย I’ve been traveling back and forth to Baguio, four times for the past 2 months. Paolo and I just reached our first anniversary.ย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’‹ We celebrated it few days earlier and it was totally unexpected. His parents dropped by at the office and asked me if I wanted to go to Baguio. Of course, I said yes. (no second thoughts needed) Joining the Sabs means free fare (that’s 500php off) and food overload.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ But honestly, Pawi’s parents’ are the best. They accepted me wholeheartedly and treated me well. We had dinner at Dad’s Buffet before heading north. So going back, Pawi and I roamed around Baguio for a day. It was a different experience since we were used to always travel by car. Walking around town was more exciting and enjoyable. I absorbed Baguio from a different perspective. Also, we had lunch at The Coffe Library. I’ve been craving for some Vietnamese cuisines lately and this hole in the wall took an excellent job in recreating some of my favorite dishes likeย phแปŸ and nem rรกn.ย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿœ The second time I went to Baguio was late March until early April. Since a lot has been happening at the office, my vacation was moved. I spent most of my time staying at the cafe. If you happen to visit Baguio, you should try to munch at Sessions Gallery Cafe. I am highly-recommend this place especially if you’re looking for a restaurant with good food and homey ambiance. During my third visit, Pawi and I just stayed at home. We binge watch throughout my 2-day stay and no regrets whatsoever. And now, I am currently on my fourth vacay. Again, work sched has been pretty messed up lately. Early last week, we were told that we will be working on the upcoming Holy Week. I already prepared myself for this situation. However, when Monday came, our Director decided to give us a long weekend since our training will be on it’s way. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciated what he did. It’s just that drastic changes like this stresses me out for unknown reason. So now, I have another 4 days to spend here.

Just like my first ramble, I have been active in watching movies and series lately. I’ve seen Beauty and the Best, John Wick: Chapter 2, Moana, Suicide Squad, The Matrix, Jumper, The Lake House, American Ultra and Constantine. I know some of the movies mentioned were old but it’s never too late to watch it, right? I’ve been obsessed with Keanu Reeves for a very long time so I decided to re-watch some of his film while working. To be honest, I work well when I watch something on the other monitor. Are you familiar with “Riverdale“? OMG! You should definitely check this new series. They’re on their 9th episode now for Season 1 and I would to say that it’s so freaking great. It’s a mixture of teen drama / mystery kind of series where all of the characters were based on Archie comics. To be honest, my original plasan was just to check out Cole Sprouse. He definitely Longbottomed big time since Zack and Cody days. He’s playing Jughead Jones III and he’s doing really great giving a hottie stigma to his character. Veronica Lodge is my favorite character by far. Her classy stance and bitchy attitude is a combo that I want for myself. hahaha. I am excited for Riverdale’s new episode. The plot thickens and it’s becoming more intense.

Currently, I am sitting on the canopy at Pawi’s work station. He’s meticulously building a new gunpla because he’s planning to showcase this on fair happening next month. I borrowed his laptop so I can work on a new article. So far, I am doing great scheduling some drafts and I am more productive this time compared to last month. Hopefully, I won’t jinx this one out and will continue to post a more substantial article. So let’s end this random post for now and will continue to chat with you next time. mwuuuahx

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Eyes on the Goal

A quarter of the year is already over. Have one fruitful year to remember by accomplishing the goal you’ve set yourself. Here are some ways to help you stay on target and keep the goals you’ve made right on the dot.

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  • PLAN SMALL

Start with a short-term objectives or have “mini pledges” that lead up to your ultimate goal.

  • WELCOME CHALLENGES

Don’t expect flawless execution. Things won’t always go according to plan, but the most important thing is to learn from your mistakes and continue to work hard.

  • RADIATE GOOD VIBES!

Believe in the power of positivity. Ward off naysayers. Maintain a composed and inspired attitude that’s ready to chase after biggest dreams one can imagine.

 

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