Writing Through Different Perspectives

I don’t have experience with losing someone to drugs or alcohol but I always have sympathy for those going through it. I had a 4 hour train ride and this is one poem I came up with.

Toxic Mess

So intoxicated, you’ve been like this for days yet

You find a way to say, you and tipsey have never met

I guess there is some truth to that it is usually a brief meeting I bet

The alcohol gets way over your head I fear daily I’ll find you stone cold dead

I understand you feel your life is a mess, but if you could take some time to free your emotions and just have rest

You’ll find that your soul knows you best. Although these times might appear dark. I’m pleading you to claim back your colourful heart. So we can find a new canvas to start

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Society 6 for Artists

I’ve been looking for a platform where I could find unique art that was not so expensive. I use to search on etsy but I discovered society 6 from a friend that has uploaded her art work on there. I thought it would be a good idea to share it on my blog. There also many other amazing artist to check out.

https://society6.com/perkypalmtree

5 Ways To Brighten Up Your Day

Tired of work or life in general controlling your mood? Instead letting the outside world effect you internally, how about you switch it up and let your mood effect your outside world.

P.S. you only want to do that if you’re in a positive, happy mood.

 

I put together a list of things I implemented in my life, to make my day bright even on a rainy day.

#1 Be observant and aware of your emotions. Acknowledge what stresses you out, and what makes you angry. Pay attention to how those things effect your whole day. The great thing about observing these things is that you have an advantage of being able to solve the things that are bothering you.

 

#2 Change your perspective. If you can’t change the things that are bothering you. Then you have to change your perspective on the situation. You have the power to decide how you feel, so start by deciding to be a little more optimistic. Possibly the problems you are facing are only temporary, maybe it’s helping you be a stronger person, the problems you are facing could be fuel, motivation to make a big change in your life. Looking at your problems from a different perspective can sometimes show you that they are not real problems or problems that can be easily solved.

 

#3 Predict the future. Decide and believe you are going to have a good day before it has even officially started. I do this when I take up an agency jobs, the reality is I don’t like the jobs but for some reason deciding that I am going to have a good day made it so much easier. I honestly have a good day, I think that’s because I believe that I’m going to have a good day. So the night before or the first thing in the morning plan, out your day. With the things that normally bother you, plan in your head that you’re not going to let it bother you. Your day will not go exactly as you planned but because you are conscious and self aware you can manipulate your feelings towards the day.  The way you feel inside can effect what happens outside.

 

#4 Have something to look forward to. You know the feeling you get where the day to your booked holiday is getting closer. Well you should create that feeling with other things not just holidays. Discover your passions again. If you love reading treat yourself to some books. Make time for yourself and do what excites you. Maybe you need something big, like follow your passion and start your own business. Whatever is make sure you have things in your life that you can look forward to. So start planning for your self.

 

#5 Self love, the confidence that everybody needs. Notice how you tolerate things because confidence is stopping you from dealing with it. Confidence is the key to success and happiness, love your self be proud of your achievements, be selfish sometimes. You deserve to be loved and respected, and if you want more people to treat you how you like to be treated, then you have to love and respect yourself to. I’m sure people will love and respect you without you loving yourself. But it is important that you do it will encourage not to put up with being mistreated, it will encourage you to do things that make you happy and it will give you the strength and confidence to do the things you’ve always wanted to do so that most days become bright.

 

Personal Development

Personal Development

“So much opportunity, so many possibilities” ~ Frank Ocean

Personal development, is going through a process of being aware of yourself internally and externally. I’m always saying “mindset is everything” and it truly is. Personal development is being aware of our thoughts, emotions, desire and being aware of how we respond and react to situations. Lets get into why someone would need personal development:

Anxiety – You may not be able to see someone experience anxiety, but on the inside they are constantly feeling overwhelmed, living in fear which prevents them from doing a lot of normal things in life. People with anxiety usually struggle with the future, worry about things before they have even happened.

Depression – People with depression often feel, sad and lost. Many people experience depression in some point in there life but some people are unable to come out of depression. They struggle with the past.

Addiction – People with addiction often feel they are lacking something. So instead of connecting with people they connect with things that create temporary relief from whatever truths they are not facing.

Relationships – People having problems with marital relationships or family relationships. Most likely they want to make their relationships work but don’t know how to fix it. Usually they would struggle with communication and understanding different perspectives.

Finance – People wanting to accumulate more money and be successful or people struggling with finances they may have got them into dept. Most likely are struggling in the present or unable to see their future clearly.

Spiritual – People that are feeling lost, and want some clarity. Possibly curious to find there life purpose. Want to be in touch with themselves on a deeper level, searching for a spiritual awakening. People that feel lost often feel like life has come to a stand still and are going with the flow, with no destination.

Going through a journey of personal development will; improve your social abilities, your mental and physical health, your talents, knowledge about yourself, it will also improve your quality of life and happiness.

FLOATING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Going on a sailing journey

Heading to a beautiful destination.

Dropping the heavy weight of the past

Into the ocean

The journey of changing state of mind

Enlightening your life, to enlighten the lives of others

Finding peace within, on the smooth sea

Appreciate the present time

See the clarity in the future

Through clear water

Stepping in to the future

On the beautiful shores of your destination

To finally feel

Awakened

Patience, Self Mastering

The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.

Patience is a skill that I am still learning and practicing. I can sometimes start something and not finish because I can be impatient at times. Patience is important, it is part of self mastering, it prepares us for great things to come. It challenges us to stop looking at the time. Time is precious and it is a powerful gift we all have been given. We have a start and we have an end. What we do in between is entirely up to us. We can do whatever we choose to do with our time. But patience, we don’t all have it. It takes mental strength and discipline. Patience allows us to be aware, enjoy the process of life. Inside every successful person is a patient individual.

Have patience everything is difficult before it is easy.

If you find yourself to be impatient, don’t focus on how long you have to wait. Focus on what you are going to do while you wait. You cannot manipulate time, but you can change your attitude towards it. The positive thing about delays or waiting is that it makes you more aware of time. The negative part is that waiting can cause annoyance, anger or anxiety. Take the precious time you have to be self aware. Accept the current situation or hard journey in your life and think of ways how you can make it a little bit better. Maybe change the way you feel about the situation and be content with it. That does require mental strength but that can be self taught. Anger and anxiety can take up a lot of your energy and a lot of your thoughts, and it does not have to be like that.

My Short Poem

Patience is a skill, an art of mental strength

It’s not an art we can see, but one we can experience

When I think patience, I think time

Time is precious, we all have a timeline

What makes us different is our journey from the start to finish

Impatience can make us consume negativity

We can’t change the lenghth of time we have to wait

But we can change the way we feel while we wait

Self awareness, acceptance and being content is the key

Stay Patient And Trust Your Journey

Perspective; How Your Perspective Can Change Your Life

 

Perspective definition: a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.

 

Understanding the effect of perspective will make you think twice about how you continue to live your life.

In this  beautiful world we have pessimistic and optimistic personalities and then you have the realist that are just logical about everything. All three of these types of people would have a different perspective on the same thing.

For example, ‘you and your best friend went abroad to go to a festival, and your best friend got mad at you because your phone was off and she/he could not find you anywhere’

What one person could take from this situation is that your best friend is over reacting as they have no right to be mad as you are both adults.

Whereas another person could see the situation totally different, they would feel bad because they would think that their best friend was really worried.

The famous question about perspective, “Is the glass half empty or half full?”. The fact is that the glass has been filled half way. The story is whether the glass is half full or empty.

 

The point I’m trying to make, Is there are the FACTS and then there is the STORY. And you choose the story depending on your PERSPECTIVE on the facts.

You can choose the way you feel about certain situations it is your choice. But to live a happier life you should always create a positive story.
My challenge for you is to look back on your past where you have memories that cause you pain and anger and change your perspective on it. Because maybe that memory that caused you pain and anger, may have made you a much stronger person or possibly taught you a valuable life lesson. Just don’t hold grudges or feel hatred as it takes a lot of your energy, it can sometimes get in the way of you doing the things that you want to do.

Here is a short poem I wrote

Perspective

We can all experience the same thing
But have different stories to tell

Look at the same art piece
But have different thoughts and feelings

Read the same book
But write different essays

Is the glass half empty or half full?

It’s Your Story

My YouTube Film About Perspective