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5 important things to remember in order to be the best “you” you can be

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Within my twenty three years of living, I have learned a few things here and there. These are things that I lived and experienced for myself.

  1. Its okay to fail and make mistakes 

    • I grew up with the fear of failing or making a mistake. I did not want to look silly in front of others. But let me tell you that this is the wrong approach to life. How can you succeed, if you did not fail? How can you walk, if you did not fall? In fact, mistakes takes us where we need to be in order to prevail. Welcome mistakes to your life, except it and be okay with that. The more mistakes you make, the more successful you will become.
  2. Show up to birthday celebrations

    • One thing that I definitely know for sure, is that birthday celebrations are more important to people than you think. After reading “The Happiness project” by Gretchen Rubin earlier this year, I vowed to make it out to my friends and family birthday celebrations no matter what.
  3. Remember Names  

    • “Franklin D. Roosevelt knew that one of the simplest, most obvious and most important ways of gaining good will was by remembering names and making people feel important- yet how many of us do it?” (Carnegie, 77)  I learned this valuable principle from one of my favorite books “How to win friends and influence people” by Dale Carnegie. I have used this principle and I learned that when I take the time to call people by their names and make them feel important, they go out their way to do the same for me. Try this out and let me know how it goes for you.
  4. No one knows you better than you know yourself 

    • No matter how people around you may feel like they know best, no one knows you better than you know yourself (but god)! Mark my words. With that being said, do not be too quick to listen and submit yourself to the opinions of others around you. Why? Because often times when someone gives you an advice, they tend to give you the advice based on what they have experienced. For example, college is hard. Just because it was hard for you, it does not mean it will be hard for me. A wise woman, once told me “eat the meat and spit out the bones”. Which means take what you need from the advice and move on. Do your own research and ask god for guidance.
  5. Be kind to yourself

    • You are doing the best that you can, where you are and with the information that you have. The more you are kind to yourself, the more you will fall in love with yourself. (Sounds silly right? Try it.) The more you’re into you, the less you lean to others opinions. Not only that but the more you focus on yourself, you will notice that things around you will begin to fall into place.

 

In the comments below, share which one of these principles is your favorite so that others can be motivated.

Thank you for stopping by!

Love,

deyla

A new beginning in my life

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This picture represents a new beginning.

Here’s why: ⠀

Summer 2017 has officially been one of the best summers that I have experienced thus far, within my twenty three years of living. You may be thinking why? Well, let me share with you that this summer, I committed my life to Jesus Christ. I️ realized that there was so much more to life and that it was impossible for me to live without God in my life. Ever since, god has been filling me up with power, love and a sound mind. However, I’d like to highlight that I️ did not grow up in a Christian household and no one really talked to me about god. I have always believed in god but .. I️ did not see this hunger for Christ coming my way at all! This was not my plan y’all but it’s the best unplanned plan I’ve ever had. In a nutshell; I traded my sorrow, I traded my pain and I laid it all down for the joy of the lord. And I️ am eternally grateful. I️ pray that he does the same for you. 🌸

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What makes you happy?

Sure, everyone wants to succeed and live a comfortable life but the ultimate goal is to be happy. Right? Think about it. Take a second and ask yourself about the things that bring you pure joy. Can you name a few? Although this may be possible, it is rare that you meet someone who wants to be unhappy. We want to finish school, succeed in our career, make our family proud, buy nice things, why? Everyone craves a taste of happiness but what is that? We go to work everyday and live our normal days not knowing exactly what truly makes us happy.

Uncovering your happiness can lead to a whole new view in your life. This question is very important in order to understand and enjoy the life that we live. This is not about your mom or your friend, this is solely about you and no one else. I mean honestly. What makes you happy? Cooking, dancing, traveling, teaching, what is it? What drives you to get up in the morning? (Please comment and share below) ♥

 

May Highlights

Hey you guys! May was such a busy month! What were some of your highlights from May? (Comment and share below)

Looking back, May was so much fun for me and here’s why:

  • Fitness goal accomplished

As a follow up to my April goal, this month I mastered my goal of running for a minimum of at least twenty minutes, three days a week. Yippie!! I have dropped five pounds just by running a few times a week. My favorite part of this small workout, is that its just twenty minutes and its completely free! On top of that, you feel so much better and stronger after every single run.

  • Read 4 great books

This month I read four amazing books. One book for self development, another book for inspiration and two fun non fiction books! I loved each one, but if I had to choose which one I enjoyed the most it’ll be “The Happiness Project”. This book can be a hit or miss, depending on the reader. However, reading this book has taught me so much about myself and my future goals. Nonetheless, all books are amazing in their own ways.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Thicker than water by Takerra Allen

Still Thicker Than Water by Takerra Allen

A cup of comfort for inspiration by Colleen Sell

  • Tried four new yummy recipes!

I’m not too sure about ya’ll but I love good food. Before I enjoyed the idea of paying for a home cooked meal until I took a cooking class in Italy and realized that I can make anything that I want to in my own kitchen! I also love food network and recipe books. By keeping a list of recipes that I want to try, here’s what I scratched off for this month.

Alfredo Sauce

Jamaican yellow cornmeal porridge

Shrimp Rasta Pasta (my new fav recipe)

Jerk Chicken

Cheers, to a great month!

Thank you for stopping by.

Blooming Flowers and April Goals

April

Time waits for no one! Being that it is April already, this quote proves itself to be completely true. Phew, time is just flying by.

Although we are a couple days into this month, I thought I’d share my goals with you guys. Besides me being a neat freak and a huge planner, it is extremely important for me to have a productive year as a newbie in the blogging community. In order to have a great year, it is crucial to take one step at a time by taking each month at a time. Checking off each accomplishment as time goes, one by one.

Without further ado, here are my goals for April:

  • Finish reading “Tired of being tired by Jesse Lynn Hanley” 

Okay, so I believe the universe drew me to this book because I was looking for a cookbook online and I found this instead.  This book is exactly what I need to read right now, in order to reshape my plan for a healthier lifestyle. In just ten simple solutions, Jesse dissects each step and teaches you everything you need to know. This book influences most of my goals for this month. Has any read or heard of this book??

  • Walk at least 10,000 steps (5 miles) four times each week

I consider myself to be active for the most part, I love a good workout. However, I have been out of the gym for a couple months so I thought I start with something very simple and then work my way up. Otherwise, if I go back to my usual workout my body wont be able to keep up and I will most likely give up. Which is why I am taking one step at a time, literally!

  • Explore healthy recipes

For a healthy body, we must fuel our bodies with natural whole foods. Meaning that we must eat fruits and vegetables everyday. Eating fruits is not a problem for me as much as eating vegetables. If  I can actually enjoy eating vegetables, then I more likely to eat them frequently. This month I am going to get in the kitchen and try new recipes, so that I can enjoy my veggies. Any recipe recommendations?? Please let me know

  • Spring clean my room

After reading Three Minimalist Lessons in My Thirties,  from one of my favorite bloggers. I was inspired to clear my room and get rid of things that I do not use or need. I find myself holding on to things, just because its mine. I am talking about makeup, clothes, and shoes!! Oh my, I have so much things.

  • Publish a new post, at least 4 times a week

So far this is m 4th month as a blogger, woohoo!! Although I feel like I have been doing a great job thus far, I want to challenge myself to post at least four times a week for the rest of the month. How was your first couple months as a blogger? Do tell, I feel like I am alone and a bit puzzled sometimes!

I plan to accomplish my goals by planning out each week every Sunday. Making sure that I incorporate each goal within my weekly plan. I feel pretty good about this month.

What are your goals for April?