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

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Why I Love Parc Monceau

Parc Monceau is one of my favourite parks in Paris. What makes a special  park is one that is not over crowded, one that has stunning views, a shop if you feel like icecream or some goodies, and also just a nice spot to relax.

This park is really taken care of and so beautiful. monceau bridge (1 of 1)

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The park is loved by children, they recently built a new playground which I am yet to take a picture of. They have Ponies on Wednesdays and Saturdays and a carousel.

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Parc Monceau very close to the Arc de Triomphe. I believe it is just 15 to 20 minute walk. Bit you are able to get a glimpse of the arc from the Park. The closest metro is Monceau which is Line 2 and it will take you to Champs Elysees in 5 minutes.

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Parc Monceau inspires me because its such a beautiful park. You see a lot of people reading, working on their laptop and doing fitness in the park. Did I mention there is Free WiFi? Which is perfect for me.

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There is a lot more to this park that I have not shown. But if you do visit Paris I recommend you take a walk through Parc Monceau.

Let me share some of the Park’s amazing architecture.

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I hope you feel inspired to visit this wonderful Park. If you do find the opportunity to go. Tag me on Instagram @travelling2inspire

Keep exploring, dreaming and discovering #aspiretoinspire thank you for reading.

A ROUTINE FOR A POSITIVE MINDSET

The beginning of a path to a success begins with your mindset. Ever heard of the law of attraction? I can tell you that it is real, and there are so many successful people that are living proof of it. It all starts with getting the right mindset.

A lot of us struggle with motivation, self love, overcoming fear, staying positive, making things a natural habit, and finding out what you want to do in life. All these things blocking your path to success. A change of mindset can help eliminate any walls blocking your path.

We all have a precious gift, life. Life is a beautiful gift and you are in control of it, we are able to live the life we want to live. I’m sure we can agree it is not that simple so lets start small.

THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR ROUTINE STARTS

I’m guilty of having a browse on my phone until I’m ready to fall asleep. The best thing you can do for yourself is listen to motivational speakers before going to sleep. Or tell yourself and believe you’re going to have a good day at work no matter what life throws at you.

The goal is to prepare yourself for a good day and think positive thoughts. Most likely if you go to sleep with happy thoughts you’ll wake up with happy thoughts.

MORNING ROUTINE

The hardest challenge for me when waking up in the morning is getting out of my bed. I have resolved that issue by having my alarm far away from my bed so that I am forced to get out of bed.

Exercise is the key to removing the negative thoughts. I’m not saying you need to go out for a morning run early hours of the morning. A 20 minute work out in your home is enough to get your blood circulating.

How does exercise help with a positive mindset ? When you exercise your body produces endorphins. You start to feel good about yourself. It creates a happy feeling, the endorphins gives you this positive energy. I’m no fitness pro but whenever I exercise my self-esteem goes up and I get a positive outlook on life.

MAKE HEALTHY HABITS

Lack of motivation can slow us down from doing the things we want a need to do. Make a habit or writing down tasks you need to do. Make a habit of writing goals you want to achieve. Place your list of tasks and goals in a place where you will see it everyday. The best place for me is the fridge as I’m always eating.

Make a habit of spending less time with people that bring you down, complain everyday. Run away from the soul suckers as they have you feeling empty inside and they don’t contribute anything positive to your life.

Make a habit of surrounding yourself with the people that inspire you, make you happy and respect you. Energies are contagious so make the habit to spend time with people with a positive energy.

A quote that helped me make the right choices when making friends. “You are the average of 5 people you spend the most time with.”_ Jim Rohn

AN HOUR A DAY

An hour a day doesn’t seem like much but a lot of people struggle to get an hour just for themselves. Getting to know yourself is important. There was a stage where I did not know myself, you end up feeling lost. Spend an hour a day discovering your passions, talents or working towards your goals. Your hour could consist of painting, writing, going for walks in the park, learning a different language, pretty much anything you want to do. It doesn’t even have to be an hour it could be shorter of longer. The point is to make time for yourself.

When you start spending an hour a day getting to know yourself. It leads to self love and once you find self love. Naturally you are just happy.

LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT T O LIVE

What does success mean to you? Everyone has there own idea of what success is. It could be to spend more time with your family. Maybe travelling the world and being financially free. Success can be a lot of things. Once you put into practice all of the above, the quote “live the life you want to live” doesn’t seem so hard anymore. A positive mindset opens your eyes and makes you see that dreams can be your reality.

Thanks for taking the time to read. Have a great day 🙂

Tips For Moving To Paris

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Bonjour!

I have not been posting regularly as I have recently moved to Paris to start my new job. I thought I should share some tips to make your move go smoothly and easy.

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When I moved to Paris I realised I was not prepared as I didn’t have everything I needed and my French language skills are 1%. The good thing is had a place to rent only two days after I arrived which was amazing. So here are some tips for moving to Paris:

Documents

Before you worry about packing your luggage make sure you have some these Documents:

  • Before you get to Paris
  • Passport (of course)
  • Copy of Birth Certificate (translated in French)
  • Bank details (bring a letter from your bank)
  • Working Visa(if you plan to work in Paris, if you are apart of the EU this is not needed)
  • Once you are in Paris
  • Rental agreement (once you are in Paris try find accomodation ASAP as you’ll need this to open up a french bank account)
  • Register for social security (do this once you are in Paris, to register you need your birth certificate,french bank account and passport)

 

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Friends

Why make friends? Not everyone in customer service is helpful in Paris so it can be difficult and some do not speak English so you can find yourself stuck. It’s helpful to have a friend when you need advice to set up and bank account, find a job and just learning about Paris and finding your way around. If you don’t have any contacts in Paris or you don’t speak any French. Having friends is one that is needed. You can make friends with Parisians before you arrive or after but it really helps if you make good friends fast in Paris as they can guide and help you a lot.

How can you make friends before you arrive in Paris?

Online! I have never been a fan of meeting people online I’ve always been sceptical hence why I will never do online dating. But I have made friends online through the couchsurfing website. It’s not only a site to find free accommodation while you travel. You get in contact all of the world. And if your worried for your safety no need to meet them alone. You can meet up at a couchsurfingvevent. Paris has couchsurfing events everyday and it is how I met my french friends.

I also made friends at work. You may make friends others way such as renting a room with someone, attending events, going to a French language course there you will find people in the same situation as you, but if you get opportunity to make friends do so don’t be shy. Parisians are not shy!

Luggage

Do not take too much luggage. Expect that accomodation is Paris is going to be a lot smaller than you are use to. Even Londoners will find it small.  Do not use the metro if you are travelling with luggage because there are no lifts and you dont want to be dragging your luggage up and downstairs.

What to bring? You will need an unlocked mobile so you can get a french sim card. You will definitely need an umbrella because it randomly rains now and then in the summer. Parisians are none for wearing scarves. If you want to fit in bring a scarf. You may want bring your favourite snacks which I didn’t do and I regretted it. You do not bring too much clothes. Why? For sure you are gonna go shopping around Paris buying clothes so no need worry about what clothes to take.


French language book. Although your phone is really helpful to learn another language I think a small french language book is very useful.

Accomodation

How to find accommodation? Here are some of the names of a few website I used to find accommodation; WeRoom, Roomlala, Eramasu and you can also find some through agencies but there are a lot of fees that come with that.

Pick where you want to live carefully. You can live on the outside of Paris of inside Paris. Inside of Paris is made up of arrondissements up to 20. You need to pick an area that suits you and one that is safe which important bif you are new to Paris. I can only give advice on the area’s I know. So if your looking for nice area’s in Paris I would choose 7th, 8th, 11th and 17th arrondissement as I felt very safe in these areas and they are all very pretty. The good thing about Paris is everything is close by. I know longer use the metro because I realised its just as quick to walk around Paris. So I’m saving lots more money.

That’s all on the tips for now when I stay in Paris longer I will do an update on more tips. Hope this worked. Have a wonderful day, remember to stay positive.