Category Archives: Daily Life

Oh, Canada

1 July 2016

Because of this country, I have achieved my level of success and have been able to thrive in the hardship of my life without falling victim to the phoniness and superficiality. I am who I am because of this country.

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De-stress Your Life

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One of my every day rituals is 30-mintue walk or jog. I am always cooped up inside all day, sitting in front of my computer working on my school assignments or blogging.

When I am stressed out, I consider walking in a park or other green space, which can actually help me stay sane, put my body into a state of mediation, clear my head and boost my endorphins (the natural stress fighter) otherwise, I get burnt out, cranky or depressed.

Walking scientifically proven to be one of the most sufficient ways to manage stress and cope with tension.

Next time, when you get stressed out, consider walking for better stress relief, and do not forget to take slow, deep, fulfilling breaths.

Wish you a healthy day ahead :)   

Page 258

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Time does fly. And it flies fast.  We are in day 258 in the year 2014 calendar. All what I can say at this moment is “I am lucky to be where I am today, I am privileged to have what I have” thank God.  However, I still need to work on some aspects of my life and more importantly to keep up with my New Year’s Resolutions.

107 days remain until the New Year 2015 and as time passes, I began to realize that the previous 258-day journey has taught me so many valuable lessons.

 It taught me to never trust anyone but myself and my own sense of what is right as this has been the best self-gudiance ever (in my humble opinion).

2660 To be patient as in life, there are many problems that cannot be solved overnight. Patience is a necessity.

 To stay faithful and not be prudent to take  a leap in the dark. To not lower my expectations even if people around me tell me otherwise.

 Change is always good, and from time to time, I need to tweak my lifestyles.

 The first secret to happiness is to fall in love with yourself.

 Good company is a key, because we become who we hang out with.

 I never know what I have until I lose it, and once I lose it I can never get it back

 I can start a revolution and most of the time I do not need the help from other people.

 To laugh at myself and let little things go.

 And finally to not underestimate myself.

                                                                           Have a lovely night everyone:)

Happy New (School) Year

School is here, the change from the routines of summer to a new schedule is often identifies as the cause of stress, anxiety and worries. Whether you have been away from school for a short period of time or for several years, you may experience these feeling during the first few days o school. It is unavoidable and I am sure that all the students out there can relate to that.

Returning students sometimes face the unknown and the unfamiliar. They may wonder if they will finish this time, how long it will take to finish and what lies at the end of the journey.

Here are some tips to ease Back to School Anxiety.  Eat well, drink water, exercise, breath deeply and don’t forget to set a positive, optimistic tone to help you get through the ups and downs of the daily life of school.

Good Luck :)

Snail Mail

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Yay !!! I just received a snail mail from my talented photographer.

I love snail mail, I love anything that can arrive with a postage stamp. There’s something universally appealing about hand-written letters, It carries ‘more than words’, it carries the sender’s breath, perfume and hands on the letter. Not like the cold and empty E-mails.

                                                                                                                                                         XOXO

A day in Victoria

Hello Everyone.

Last week, I took a lovely peaceful day out away from the hustle and bustle of the daily life. I spend the day with my friend, wandered around Victoria – Canada.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, we went to Jam Cafe in Downtown Victoria, a great breakfast spot.  I loved the ambiance, the menu selections are outstanding and the restaurant’s decor is really creative. Simply awesome.

The only thing I hated it about Jam that we had to wait 30 minutes before getting seated.

 

I really enjoy visiting Victoria, there are many things to do in the city centre and a day can easily fly by. Whether you want a busy night bar, relaxing spa centre or a day out on the water fishing and watching whales.  

Have you had an amazing experience in Victoria?

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Ramadan

Dear my Muslim readers,

As the holy occasion of Ramadan   is here and the atmosphere is filled with
the spirit of mirth and love, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Happy Ramadan. May Allah bless you with happiness and grace your home with warmth and peace.

 

Happy Monday:)

Happy Monday lovely readers,

The weekend is over and Monday is here. You may have partied too much, or rested too much and all the good intentions in the world wouldn’t pull you out of bed. So, this Monday try not to be the groggy person who hits the snooze button every time it goes on, instead be the early riser and give your week the perfect jumpstart.  Here are some quotes I find them really inspiring, uplifting and encouraging .

“Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious.” Bill Meyer

 “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau

 “Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” 
Dr. Joyce Brothers

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”  James Baldwin

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”  Michael Jordan

“Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.” Norman Vincent Peale

 “Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.” Buddha

What is your favourite inspirational quote that helps you to get through lazy Monday morning  Please share it below as I’d love to hear it..

I ♥ Fridays

Cheers, it’s Friday ♥

My last assignment was due in on Thursday and now I can officially start my weekend, clear my mind and let go of issues.

This week, I have learned or should I say relearned  that no matter how busy I am and how hectic my life gets I need to make some time for myself to clear my mind and let go of issues.  

I simply love weekends because to me they mean fresh air and freedom. They mean fill flops, no make-up, messy hair, not being on a schedule and eyes can relax from not having to sit in front of a computer all day.

It is always good to have some time to offload all the things that had gone on top of you during the week and do something makes you happy, dive in your favourite activities and leave the world you have been living for two days:)

Happy Friday :)

Agenda Organizing Tips 101

As a blogger, I spend a lot of my time online in the average time either on the computer or on my phone. So you might think that I use a digital calendar as well, but I don’t. I am a huge fan of my agenda for staying organized. It will never put me in hard situation as it will never run out of batteries. I don’t have to wait for it to load and I can customize it however I like.

Based on years of paper planner use, here are my tips to stay organized and be more productive on a daily basis…

1. Buy an agenda

The first important thing to stay organized is to buy an agenda or paper planner, surprise. Don’t use your phone, studies show that if you have your To-Do list or goals written, you are more likely to accomplish them. So, start up by buying a colourful agenda to cheer up your self and take a step towards your dreams.

2. Keep your agenda consistent 

Try to use the same format for how you write down your appointments. This may sounds silly, but trust me it helps. Personally, I prefer to write “Event Name-Time-@Location” and I also include other important info like addresses, names and contact numbers especially if I am going to a new place.

3. Keep it with you all the time

Or keep it with you as much as possible so if you forget something about an important appointment like an address, you don’t have to dig through emails to find it. Also,check it daily, even if you know you don’t have anything planned for today, check it. It will help you get organized for the week ahead.

4. Use it for everything and anything

My agenda is not for appointments only. I use it to keep my life together, I write down to-do lists, friend’s addresses, places I’d like to visit, goals and bucket lists. I mark down important dates like holidays, birthdays and future plans.

5. Use some colours 

It is very important that you make your agenda fun and attractive. Try to add some creative touches to you planner. Use colourful highlights, sticky pages markers, paper clips or bookmarks. Alternatively, you can use your own illustrations instead to add another level of personality to your planner. For me, I use all these techniques plus I use smiley face stickers about the size of dimes to mark times as completed, it is kinda cool.

Feel free to share your own in the comment section below..

P.S. My beautiful red Agenda is from Kate Spade

Stay Organized;)