Motivation

I wish I could say I’m a super productive person with a completely organised and productive life . But I’m not. Most of the time.

I don’t know if I posted about motivation before (I probably have) but I think that it’s something worth talking about so I’m gonna still write it even if I have.

So it was exam time recently. Across the country, people were studying and preparing and some of them relying on productivity and motivation. I don’t think I’ve ever said this before but for me, when I get motivated to do something, it completely transforms me and it’s like my brain has gone into “productive” mode. It’s a blessing for when I want to study or concentrate.

But I found a few helpful things along the way to help keep me motivated and for any of you out there who would find them also helpful:

  • Really thinking about why you want to succeed (for exams, etc) and about what will happen if you don’t.
  • If you’re preparing for something – plan weeks ahead so you know exactly what to do when you start and so you don’t have to scramble about, feeling crap because you have no clue where to begin.
  • Get outside. Whether that be for a walk around your local park or going to the supermarket, the great outdoors are a great way to feel motivated and productive.
  • Exercise.
  • Creating a productive environment. No one’s going to be able to study well in a pile of dirty laundry and piled up books and pieces of paper.

Wow – I think that’s the longest list of things I’ve ever put in a blog-post haha

These tips all helped me at some point and I hope that at least one of them can do the same for you!

Thanks guys, hope you found this post helpful in some way – if it did or if you have any thoughts on this topic, feel free to let me know down in the comments, I love reading them!

What motivates you? What are your thoughts & opinions on motivation?

Tess xxx

Quote of the day:

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P.S Sorry I haven’t posted in like, centuries – a lot of lifey stuff seems to be popping up

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“I Hate My Life”

I have always been someone who has always compared their lives to the ideal life of another individual.

Subconsciously, I’ve just always had this thought at the back of my head saying “I wish I could live their life”.

Sounds awful of me.

I know.

But with this, it came with something else, probably just as bad – I began to find an excuse for every bad thing in my life and compare it to the good thing of the life of that individual.

I was so focused on finding bad things in my life I could compare my life with that I began to almost lose myself and not really focus on what I needed and what made me happy.

Inevitably, soon I began to feel empty – the feeling of not really having anything worthwhile and being worthless, somewhat.

And sooner, the happiness that I had once endured and upheld was not really there anymore and it felt like the only happiness I was getting were mere distractions from what I really felt, what was really constantly at the back of my mind every day.

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Recently, however, I have tried to make an effort in opening up to myself and the world and not feel so sorry for myself.

I also think that something like this has few resolves, but one of which being:

Doing something you LOVE and being with the people you LOVE.

(I am almost one hundred percent certain I have used that at the resolve for problems in SO many blog posts now but however -)

As repetitive and simple as it sounds and is, that is one of the only ways I think you can really make a difference to make changes in your life and to really give a positive outlet on the way your perceive the world.

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Anyway, a bit of a lengthy and rambly post today but I do hope you enjoyed – and if you did please check out some of my other posts, similar to this one – and also comment down below what your thoughts of this post! –

Have you ever felt like this? Have you ever felt similar thoughts?

Tess xxx

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Martin Luther King Jr.

 

P.S Additionally, if you want to have the option of seeing ALL my posts, if you click on the “All Posts” Tab option on my home page, all the months I’ve posted on with all the posts available when you click on them, will be on the right down-bar.

 

 

 

Coping With Life’s Hardships.

I think all of us, at least once or twice, have had a moment where it is very difficult to keep your head above the water or not feel like everything is a bit too much.

But I also think that there are many moments where we don’t realize that – yeah, everything IS getting too much.

Sometimes we try to not even question something being too much to handle because, in reality, we might not really want to face the downfalls of that acceptance.

And even though it could be in all sorts of context, I think these are some handy ways you can try to cope through it instead of avoiding it – because let’s be real. Some of the obstacles of life are very unavoidable.

So here are some ways to deal with it:

  1. Spend your time with the people you love, and/or do something that you love. Okay okay, so I think I put this as a point in one of my other posts, but it is seriously one of the best things you can do to make yourself feel happier in my opinion.

  2. Sadly, you can’t sit around, binge-watching Netflix all day – do something you know will make you feel better! Whether that be having a spontaneous baking session, or going to the gym or for a run, whatever you know feels good and makes you feel happy will for SURE, make coping a million times percent better.

  3. Talk to someone. Now this one is a little vague but I’m sure you know what I mean. Talking to someone about something that you are struggling to cope with can be so therapeutic and weight-lifting and I can guarantee that – even if it doesn’t change your whole life and make you miraculously carefree – you will definitely feel better than before. It can be a friend, a therapist, a parent or guardian, anyone who you trust and are willing to open up to.

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So a little bit of a lengthy post today but thank you for reading if you got through all of the blabber haha.

Please leave a comment saying your thoughts of this and how do YOU cope with the whirlwind of life?

Once again – thanks for reading and I’ll try to post more often so look out for upcoming posts and I’ll see you all in the next one! (Also check out my last post!)

Tess xxx


BTW, a quick shoutout to, what I thought was very relevant to today’s post, the macaroon in the title picture; on the way back from my summer holiday in France last year my sister accidentally squashed the macaroon she had brought back from the hotel on the Eurostar which happened to be very photogenic!

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Quote of the day:

“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow” –

Life’s “Undo” And “Reset” Button

Hi readers.  Well.

Sometimes, I wish that there was a “undo” button for everything so that you could undo your mistakes, or that there was a “reset” button for embarrassing moments that makes me cringe every time I think back to it.

Additionally – this comes with the fact that life is full of spontaneity, full of surprises and roads that could lead us anywhere.

Sometimes, I even think about all the different possibilities that could come with a situation – like, waking up in the morning on the weekend for instance – possibilities:

  • What if I just, don’t get up and stay in bed all day?
  • What if I just went to the shops in my pyjamas? (-how would people react??)
  • What if I spend my day reading all of the Harry Potter books with some hot chocolate and some butter-popcorn today?
  • What if binge on Netflix and Cheetos all day, cosying underneath a fluffy blanket on the comfort of my sofa? (- tempting)

 

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But – seeing it from a different perspective – if we could choose the path of life we wanted it to go, the joy and the unknown and the spontaneity of life would disappear – we wouldn’t be the same person we would be without the “undo” and “reset” button.

And as my final concluding point – I think everything happens for a reason and everyone in every day life with every action – big or small, is contributing to the life they lead.

Comment below what your thoughts are, or experiences where you just want to undo or reset – (I probably have had quite a few that I’ve forgotten!)

Thanks for reading if you have read this far, and look out for up-coming posts!

Tess xxx

“Better to let go and have nothing to hold onto than to cling to something that’s not meant for you” – Quote of the day

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The Little Things In Life

Little things in life can sometimes as big as the larger things.

Simple things like finally getting a parcel on the doorstep you ordered online or finally being able to play a new piece on the piano.

Sometimes, in day to day life, the little things are so subtle we may not even realize it – realize how much of a difference they are making.

So by now you’re probably wondering as you are reading this. What counts as a big or little thing?

Well the reality is – the little and big things are different for all of us. They all affect us differently.

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Next question.

What situations have you been in that have seemed liked small things but became bigger things?

Well.

  1. When I first learned how to play the guitar. I can’t remember when I first started getting good with strumming and chords and at the time I remember taking it very for-granted. But here I am.
  2. When I started secondary school. I had never really had a great lot of close friends until I started secondary school as my primary school was very small and limited. This was something that at first I didn’t really realize when I formed a few friends (believe it or not) and something small, I learned, became something larger.
  3. When I started blogging.
  4. When I started writing stories

Leave a comment about your experiences – have you ever been in a situation where something small has been as good as a big thing or something little become a lot bigger?

Haha, this post is kind of confusing I hope I didn’t make it too difficult to understand but anyway 😉

I hope you enjoyed, please like, write a comment of what you thought down below – and I will see you all next week!

“Enjoy the little things in life for one day you will look back and realize that they were the big things” -Anonymous

Tess xxx

Looking Back, Moving Forward.

Every day, everything is changing.

The present becomes the past. And the future becomes the present.

I have always indulged myself into the past and gave myself a reason to hate the present.

Today I am writing up about this as I think lots of you can find it helpful if you have ever had thoughts like this and even if you haven’t, there are many thoughts that correlate around this same thing.

Here are some of my tips for dealing with this:

  1. Do something that makes you happy.
  2. If you find you are unhappy – make a change, do something to change that.
  3. I find that going on a walk or just going outside really helps to clear my thoughts and just let myself go.
  4. Spend time with friends, family, etc.

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Of course, this list could refer to lots of different situations i.e if you are having a down day –

and also change.

“Change” was never really part of my character.

I’ve always been a very sentimental and easy-going person who never really liked adapting but rather, staying who I was, and having everything stay the way it was.

Of course, I knew deep down that everything would change eventually. Even people who I thought would never become the way they did.

Change, for me, was just time teasing us – letting us latch on to something and taking it away soon as.

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And obviously, I knew that change wasn’t always a bad thing. Change means things happening for the better. Change means that we can learn and grow.

And I almost forgot that change also was a massive factor of “Everything happens for a reason”. And every time I think about this, I am reminded that maybe change isn’t always a bad thing.

Sorry for the short & random(-ish) post this week, I hope that some sense came out of this! Comment down below your thoughts I would love to read and reply! What do you think about change? What do you do to deal with life problems and hurdles it might throw at you?

And finally, quote of the week:

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination” –Jimmy Dean

As always, thank you for reading, and I hope you are all have an awesome week!

Tess xxx

A Piece Of Everything

So I’m going to be honest.

I haven’t been spewing over (is that a saying?!) with ideas for blog posts over the past week. Or two for that matter. In fact, I probably haven’t really been sitting at my computer typing up several blog posts I have been dying to hit publish on either to be quite frank.

So I’m writing this now because of this idea.

So.

Motivation.

Motivation?

Yes.

Exactly.

Well, sort of.

And a few other little reasons

… including motivation (obviously).

  1. I feel motivated.
  2. I am feeling… productive.
  3. I’m bored.
  4. I feel guilty for not posting in a while when I said I would (definitely guilty!)

Well, you can take your guess at why I’m really typing this blog post up but really, it’s all of them.

All of these 4 answers to why I am writing this.

The motivation was thinking how satisfied I would feel after finally hitting the oh-so-holy publish button.

Because of this, I started to see how I would also feel if I did other little productive deeds – my productiveness (-haha that’s actually a real word I looked it up)

Next – boredom. Now before someone is quick to jump to accusations, I wouldn’t say I was “bored”, just merely… having nothing else really to do.

And then there is the guilt. Guilt eats away at all of us when upon us. We know it’s there, we know that we can or can’t change it, but either way it is STRESSFUL. And I guess guilt can also be motivating – only in certain scenarios or situations though, mind – for all of you who are objecting and jumping at your screens right now.

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So I have decided to name this post – as you would have obviously seen and read – A Piece Of Everything.

And – Well.

You must be thinking.

How is this – “everything”?

Well, to respond, I simply say – it’s not. In a sense.

Then, why?

I think there’s something in this – at least one thing – that everyone can relate to. And that is a part of everything we experience.

A Piece – in fact – Of – indeed – Everything.

See you (hopefully) next week!

Tess xxx

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Quote of the week:

“Be everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way” – Armit Desai

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Please comment down below I’m happy to reply to any so feel free to write what you think and I will get to you soon!

Resolutions & Tips for 2017!

So I recently published a post called “New Year, New Obstacles,” (link will be at the bottom of the page) and as I think it’s just about early enough to blog about, I thought I would do another blog, similar to that one.

So in that post, I briefly mentioned resolutions – new year’s resolutions to be exact, but I didn’t delve in too deep because it was more like an introductory opening to the year and my blog.20160801_220211

However, today I decided to focus on that because resolutions and goals can be a very broad and open topic that anybody can talk about and relate to.

After hitting publish on that post, it suddenly made me realise that I hardly had any resolutions.

So here, I am officializing (I don’t know if that’s a word haha) a few of my new year’s resolutions for 2017:

  1. Be more active with my blog.
  2. Be more positive about things.
  3. Don’t leave everything to the last minute.
  4. Start reading more!

Okay, so I know these probably sound vague, and new year’s resolutions are typically specific goals or ideas that aren’t to do with emotions or mind-sets but I think that these are the main goals that I want to achieve.

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So the next question is: how do you keep a resolution?

In the past, I would have probably forgotten whatever goals I had set myself for the new year by February (which is very bad of me, I know) but I feel like anybody who has had this problem, me included, could make this a goal in itself.

5. Keep a new year’s resolution.

If you are struggling with keeping a resolution, my advice is, try not to give up, but next time if you know you may struggle with a resolution, make another one that you know you won’t struggle as much at, and work your way up.

After you achieve something, you get better at it and no matter how hard or easy, a goal the same, you will benefit and you will be able to move on to more challenging ones.

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Although no-one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending” – Carl Bard.

Thank you so much for reading and let me know in the comments what one of your resolutions are – not matter how big or small. What are your goals for the future? Do you have any advice on keeping resolutions?

I would love to hear about them and reply!

Love you all lots,

Tess xxx

 

My other blog on the new year:

New Year, New Obstacles

Feeling Like A Failure

Hello everyone,

So today I am back and I decided to write up a post about something I think a lot of you have encountered at some point.

Failure. I remember times at school when teachers would say that you “learn from mistakes” or that “failure is all part of growing up” at some point during school.

I would always brush this off because if I had gotten a lower grade than usual or if I had let down my team in sport or a competitive activity, every time I would convince myself that I was a failure.

Not just that I had failed – I was a failure.

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But I think we all realize at a point that we were never failures at all but at the time, we just beat ourselves up about it then because at that moment, it seems like an important event.

However, with each failure, I have learned, there always comes something from it. Even the smallest things like being a few minutes late, or forgetting to bring some homework in on the date due.

For example, being late, means that afterwards, you will try harder not to be – such as by getting up earlier. Forgetting to bring in some homework – trying harder the next time to remember it, such as putting it into your bag the day beforehand.

So in future, try to not feel so down about your failures, because with every failure is another success. 😉

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Quote Of The Day:

 “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchhill.

Tess xxx

 

 

 

New Year, New Obstacles

Before I start, first of all: Happy New Year!

Today, I decided to just sit at my desk and write up a post because that isn’t something I have done in a very long time and seeing as it’s new year, it was the perfect excuse.

Don’t worry, I’m not going ramble on too long about this, but I feel as if writing an introduction for the new year would definitely help me set straight.

So recently, I stopped blogging, but I have been determined to make “Blog more!” at the top of my list for new years resolutions – so hopefully start expecting some new posts to pop up!I feel like 2016 has been such a roller coaster of a ride, in terms of my life in general and I think a big part of me, at times, felt like the majority of it wasn’t they way I would have wanted it to go.But I’m sure all of us have felt the same thing of things not going our way in life. And there are lots of other things in fact that we have all, at least once felt like:

    We have all had one bad day where we just felt down. (This is okay! It’s okay to feel sad sometimes, but just remember that there will always be another day where you feel happier!)We have all felt like we have failed at something. We have all wished for something that we know may never happen.We have all wanted to change something about ourselves.

These are a few of my own that I think are fair to say that a majority of people have felt like.

I think that one of the main things that go into having a good year, is to just to be positive, ready and be able to accept that things may not go the way you want them to.

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Comment down how do you think your 2016 went and your thoughts into what goes into having a good year! I would love to reply to them.

Wishing you all a happy 2017!

Hugs,

Tess xxx