Work for living, do not live for working… Cherish the woman that gave birth to you, but honor the one carrying your legacy… Speak up, as no one can be your voice forever… Be happy, as you deserve happiness… Be strong, as you are… Chase your dream, you are the only one that can make it happen!
Men, Women, Let’s change the our life hand in hand in the name of happiness.
“Although a metaphor but dear Lord, am I a basket!
We fill the basket as much as can take; We stuff the basket as much as we can squeeze in; We overload the basket; it feels heavy to carry, go around; the basket is about to burst and fall apart.
Reality is, sometimes we wonder why we were not lucky enough to be a shallow & petite basket! Simply because in life, we carry our concerns and those around us. We must learn to deal with ordeals objectively and see problems as situational events rather than eternal.”
#MOI Words are always easier said than applied, but repetition could instill seeds of wisdom!
“Love yourself, today, tomorrow, and every day. What’s the day 10 tip? What does it mean? Follow my Instagram daily tips until the end of May. Oops, it’s the last day of May. I wonder what comes next!
Tip #10: Setting boundaries!
Setting boundaries is a critical action when it comes to interaction with people. When a child says no, parents, at times, find it disrespectful, while it is building character; & instead of saying “we don’t say no when asked to do something, it is better to teach our children how to say no… how to communicate… how to answer! It is called communication, it usually is with more than one person, and it is the most successful skill one can learn for life!
My daughters used to throw a fit when I used to say no; it was just the two-letters word they did not like to be told; I learned to say instead, how about if, a sentence that made them feel respected, it made them feel recognized within the decision process, and entitled to their own opinion.
When a woman says “ask me before you decide” or “ask me next time” in the relationship, she is taken as a strong woman while remembering this is her right to be part of the decision process. When a woman says no, it’s because, mostly, she was not asked or expected not to have an opinion.
Therefore, 1- it is radical to ask a question with potential options in the answer; otherwise, it is called a one-sided conversation. 2- You are not letting people down if you have changed their plans. 3- Your time is precious and must be respected. 4- You did an act of kindness once, and it does not mean it’s a routine. 5- You are not the growth rock of others, meaning they talk about you sarcastically to feel better about themselves. 6- You are entitled to a nonchalant break. 7- You have the right to close the door that bothers you. 8- You can start today loving yourself, or any day, with no guilt feeling. 9- You have the right to change without explanation, but explanation helps you liaise successfully. 10- Do not be fooled by the right and wrong principles because boundaries could rise with different situations, and they do not come in a handbook.
After those ten points, let me remind you that we set boundaries not because we do not like others but simply because we love ourselves!”
#MOI I set boundaries because I learned to love myself!
“Love yourself, today and every day, day 5 tip. What does it mean? Follow the daily tips on Instagram until the end of May.“
Be your best and own advocate!
With time, things and people will change, and you will change, & I hope you like the new YOU.
Let me tell you a short story. I was discussing that point with a friend of mine the other day.
She was feeling anxious and sinking in her life events. Her personal life had changed lately on every level, and the economic depreciation in Lebanon came to add an extra load on all of us.
I highlighted her strength for her, but she could not see how strong she was. I did not blame her, nor did I judge her. Sometimes fear is more substantial and heavier than hope. I kept on pushing her, and finally, she saw the light.
Moral of the story: people we know will remain the same, people in our homes remain the same, and the days will roll as they usually do. On the other hand, the circumstances will change and never be the same, the fear of the unknown will grow, and foggy tomorrows will take over the horizons; as for us, we are no longer the same!
Although our tolerance is much less with the life events we survive, our wisdom grows with time and experience; most importantly, we need to remind ourselves not to let people hold us back and set a growth limit to our potential.
Today’s tip on loving yourself, Be your best and own advocate. Only you can push yourself farther as you know your real potential. After all, you got yourself here, and I hope you like the new YOU!
#MOI I can see your strength, but I can be your support, as for the rest is up to you!
“Love yourself today and every day, day 4 tip… What does it mean? Follow the daily tips on Instagram until the end of May.
Value yourself, and show the world how you see yourself!
Let us put a new standard to barbie. Beauty did not come in specific measurements. A famous singer once sang the words every woman is beautiful, and I add every woman is a piece of art for her uniqueness.
So are you ready to accessorize? Are you ready to show the world the real you? Do you see the beauty I see when I look at you?
“Love yourself today and every day, day 3 tip… What does it mean? Follow the daily tips on Instagram until the end of May.
Process your thoughts and feelings
*Accept your reactions *Understand your state of mind *Space up to deal with them *Seek help if needed *Speak up *Move forward
People will stand watching, shocked, not understanding, and never expecting such behavior from you. Guess what? They need to know that your reaction was a reply to a situation. So, NO FEAR… You are not the ocean swallowing and accepting flaws, and you are the universe to fit all impurities. Accept yourself being human, and let others know where to draw the line when dealing with you! #MOI The woman I am!