Some days, when things are going totally not your way, we have the tendency to focus on the negative and have it continue to dictate our moods and feelings. This is not productive and will not help us to feel better in any way.
What I try to do, especially when I’m down and feeling my worst, I try to utter my thanks by finding one thing I’m thankful for each morning. This helps to ground me and remind me that their are great things in my life that shine through the bad at all times. We need to realize that there is good in all bad even when we can’t see it.
Try to find one thing you are thankful for right now. It will improve your mood even if just the tiniest bit.
I think that as a person living in North America, it is a standard experience for one to travel to NYC. I headed to NYC in October as a middle stop on my Northern USA trip. I spent my time walking around the city and shopping which was fun. The human traffic was a little bit stressful, especially around Times Square, but I made the most of my trip. I didn’t get to take many photos but I did take a few! Here are some of the pictures I took from my trip to New York City.
In October 2016, I went on an Academic Trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Here are a few of the picture I took during my trip.
I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS SONG! I don’t really listen to the radio, so I just recently heard this song of course. As soon as I heard it for the first time a few weeks ago, I knew that it was going to be a song that was stuck in my head for weeks. I listen to this song at least once a day everyday and it is my go to pick me up song. It cheers me right up! If you haven’t heard I Feel It Coming by The Weeknd & Daft Punk yet, I suggest you listen to it as soon as possible. You will definitely feel like getting up and dancing!
I was obsessed with m.A.A.d City when it was released but I have not done much listening to Kendrick Lamar since then. His new album DAMN. was released this month and all of my friends were encouraging me to give it a listen. I was definitely not disappointed. HUMBLE. is my favourite song off of the album. I really enjoy listening to Trap music and this song has those trap elements coupled with quality rapping. I just really like listening to this song while I am walking or on the subway.
Last night, a piece of my childhood exited the ring, the Undertaker retired. As an avid wrestling fan throughout my early years, I remember watching every Wrestlemania and waiting to see the Undertaker retain his streak. Over the years, we have all watched him weaken in strength while maintaining the same strong spirit and love he has always had for his sport. His loss to Brock Lesnar, which ended his streak, was heartbreaking to watch but it did show that time was closing in on him. Last night, I watched as Undertaker essentially gave his last show, but in a way let us know, through Roman Regins defeat, that it was time for him to go and stop fighting. As sad as this makes me feel, I also know that it is time to accept that he has put in all he has got and now he must rest. My heart broke as I saw him take off his gloves, cloak, and hat and lay them to rest in the ring. While this is goodbye to the Deadman, this is also a time to thank him for his years and contributions to Wrestling entertainment. I will always remember being mesmerized while watching him excel at his sport.
Thank you Undertaker. May your gimmick rest in Peace.
To be honest, I have been going through a lot lately and I don’t exactly know how I feel about some things. I was watching my favourite show, This Is Us, and this song came on and it was as if I found clarity and peace within myself, even if it was only for one minute. When I later googled it, it was called Into the Mystic by Van Morrison. I listened and listened to this song over and over again on repeat and I felt calmer each time I did and I felt at peace each time I did. Time stopped for a moment and everything was finally okay. Then I went searching for more of his music and actually stumbled upon a few that I was quite familiar with. I made this playlist of my top 6 Van Morrison songs to help me calm down when I am stressed and anxious. You can access them via Spotify below. Happy listening!