A is for Awareness and Acceptance

Acceptance

Agree or Disagree?

I came to be aware of my anxiety and depression late last year, I don’t want it so I consulted a doctor about it. The doctor said that my anxiety and depression might have caused by the current situation that I am in.

I never thought  that being a full-time stay home mom, moving to another country, not having that much friends, cold weather, gloomy days can trigger anxiety and depression, guess I am wrong as I do my reading these are just some of the things that can trigger anxiety and depression.

Now, it’s acceptance time, I have accepted that I have anxiety and depression and I am trying baby steps to recover from it. My doctor have prescribed some medication for me but part of me don’t want to take it. I am trying to be positive to mentally heal myself, when I am down I just say to myself ” There is nothing to worry about, just enjoy what you are doing at the present and don’t worry too much” then it calms me down.  I try to visualize my love ones because they are my source of strength and happiness. When it gets worst I find somebody to talk to and it again helps me.  Would you believe that I have talked to strangers and I was surprised that they will take the time to just listen to me until I calm down.

If you are in the same situation like me, just be aware of it and start accepting the fact that you have that it. Once you have accepted it share with it with people you trust and be positive at all times. It’s hard I know but the sooner you accept it the better because the next step is finding a way to fight the battle.

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Coming Back…

It’s been awhile since I last wrote and this is because for the past months I don’t feel like communicating at all. I was depressed and having panic attacks at all times. Anxiety and Depression played a major role in my life especially the 1st quarter of the year.

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I try to avoid medication as much as possible because I believe that it’s all in the mind. I was not born like this, I am a happy person, a person full of energy and my friends will tell that I am quite a motivator. So how come this happened to me?

Lifestyle change that’s what I need to do, I got myself a job so that I can be with people most of the time. I tried to be positive at all times, I practiced breathing exercises, meditation in the morning and do some exercises to take all the anxiousness and sadness out of my head. It’s not easy, I am still in the road to being back to my happy self.

If you are just like me on the road to recovery…share with me what you do to be happy…

Filter: Loving my New Brita®

via Daily Prompt: Filter

Water is very very important!  It is the essence of life and provides nourishment and nutrients the body needs for almost every single function. Up to 60% of human adult is water, imagine that! That’s why it’s very important to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.

Thus I am loving my  Red Brita® Water Filtration Pitcher. Love the color, love the design!  Downside, the indicator is not battery operated, I think Brita should incorporate this feature in these kind of pitcher.

 Brita® filters absorb chlorine, reducing unpleasant odour and taste from your tap water. Thus it makes drinking water enjoyable and it actually tastes good. So if you are not into buying water dispenser and those 5 litres water gallons, just opt to use Brita® Filtration System.

With my red Brita® pitcher let me all great you Happy Chinese New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi!

For more information about Brita : Brita.ca or visit their Facebook Page: Brita Canada

Note: Using Brita® is my own personal choice, they are not paying me to write this one

 

Let Go of What is Bringing You Down

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Since January I have been trying to declutter, trying to organize things at home. It’s a never ending process, throw something and then in a few days I would acquire something. Well I just hope this time what I acquire is something that really brings joy to my life ( sounds familiar? It’s the KonMari Method)

So aside from organizing things, I have decided to organize people around me. For me it means letting go of people that hinders my happiness and letting go of people who I really don’t talk to anymore; it’s either they haven’t reached out to me or they totally forgot I exist.  I have decided to really invest time, energy, money, emotions to a few,  I don’t need a lot of people I need few TRUE friends. 

It’s a different story if it involves family members, it’s so hard to just ignore them because one way or the other I am connected to them by blood. And once upon a time, I know that we were close and shared happy memories. So I really don’t know how to go about this one… still thinking ?! 

Life is beautiful, it’s amazing and it should be lived with happiness and it starts with ME. I will surround myself with beautiful things, people who loves me and believes in me and I will start being #grateful everyday. I will give LOVE to those who deserves it and I will say Goodbyes to others. 

Simply life! Be Happy! Carpe Diem!

What kind of friends do you have?

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Do you have lot of friends? Are you sure that the people you consider friends are really your friends? It’s now the time to do an inventory of your friends.

We are affected by the people that surrounds us, sometimes it is actually a reflection of ourselves. I remember a saying that goes like this: ” Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are ” Do you agree or disagree?

What kind of friends do you have? Do you have loving, kind, selfless, amazing, awesome. If you want to have these kinds of friends then you yourself should be loving, kind, selfless, amazing, awesome too.

People come in and out of our lives, some stay for a while, some just pass by and others stay longer and a few are the ones who will be there for you thru thick and thin, and they are the “Truest” of them all .

Do you have that person who will be there for you during the times that you are down, so depressed? That person no matter what will be there to pick you up and help you rise up again?

I will be doing an inventory of my life, I will invest more to those who I consider to be my friends, I will be amazing, kind, loving, selfless to them and then to some who takes the energy out of me I will let them go. It’s hard to let go and I don’t know I might end up not having many people around me but I would rather have a few truest then a bunch of people who will bring me down.

HappyGrateful #1

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What is Grateful?

Grateful is an adjective,  it means: feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful.

Being grateful can help boost our morale, it can bring positivity to our life and it leads to a happier life.

There are many things to be grateful, it can be as simple as,  being able to take a nap for 15 mins or not being late for an appointment, time to be alone, or 5 more mins of sleep and so on.

So let’s start the #happygratefulcommunity, start inviting good vibrations to your life!

Be happy grateful every day!

 

Remitly – One way to remit your money to the Philippines

My nephews are celebrating their birthday’s in a few weeks and when I was talking to one of them I asked them what he wants for his birthday, he want’s a chocolate cake with Mickey Mouse on it. So me, I was thinking of ways to make it happen so I thought of sending money and ask their mom and dad to order the cake.

Usually, I go to a remittance center and do the transaction there but good thing I found REMITLY, it’s an online platform that’s let’s me send money via ONLINE, it saves me time and money ( time because I don’t need to go out esp. during the cold weather and money because I don’t need to pay for bus fare ).

I do everything at the comfort of my home, it’s so easy to use it and the transaction fee is one of the lowest I know. The downside I think would be the countries they currently support, but honestly for me I don’t mind since I just remit money to the Philippines.

What you need to be able to send money are the following:

  1. Your Bank Details: You can use your Bank Account, Debit Card or Credit Card ( additional fee applies since I think this is considered Cash Advance )
  2. If you are using your Bank Account, be sure to have your Transit Number, Branch Number and Account Number on hand.
  3. Your recipients bank information, address and phone number

How long, well for Bank to Bank it takes quite awhile it takes 3-4 business days, but this has the cheapest transaction fee.

If you are in a hurry, you can opt for Cash PickUP or use your Debit Card or Credit Card but the transaction fee is much higher.

So if you want to try just click >  Remitly

 

Note: Using Remitly is my own personal choice and they are not paying me to advertise this one.

 

 

 

About Life

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If life is perfect then it’s not fun anymore, the imperfections of life makes it more exciting; it gives us memories; it helps us be a better version of ourselves. 

The beauty of  our life depends on ourselves, how we create it and how we deal with the imperfections of it.  Everyday, we can decide to make it a memorable day or we can decided to just do nothing. All of us, rich or poor, young and old have a chance to make our life meaningful so make the most of it. Is it amazing we are the author or our life?