Silver Lining

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How to pursue your passion

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  • If you’re new to it and still don’t know a lot about it, it’s better late than never to start learning. If it’s something that you feel you really love and are passionate about, it won’t matter, and everyone has to start sometime.
  • Don’t get too caught up in it and forget about everything else. Even if you’re chasing your passion, you can’t just neglect everything else. Health is very important, considering how stressful it is to pursue a passion, and you can’t forget about friends and family who support you.
  • Patience is key; nothing happens overnight. ‘Nuff said.
  • It’s okay to ask others for help. This type of thing is by no means easy, and there is no shame in asking experienced others who probably struggled and asked for help as well.

 

Don’t give up. If it’s something you love and are truly passionate about, this will be self-evident.

Beauty and Insecurities

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Insecurity is something many people struggle with, often in both outer and inner beauty. However, these insecurities are just in our head. Be confident and shine your true self. You are beautiful both inside and out!

Our host for this week discusses insecurity and beauty and shares some stories of her own. We hope you enjoy! ❤

Listen to the podcast below:

Hardships

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We all have our hardships. In the moment, many of us think we are in the worst position ever….But that is not true. We are humans, humans have a way of adapting to the environment. That’s what we have been doing to get this far. We make solutions… we find out ways to get what we need. For example, communication was a huge problem before… before the technology we have now. Many times people weren’t able to get their message in time… and it would be too late. But now there are solutions to many of those problems and you too..no matter your hardship will find a solution to it 🙂 Find a solution that will help you get through what you are going through. There are no boundaries to it… just that you have to try not to think negatively about it.

Believe in yourself… you will get through it.

Here is a quote that I found on: https://www.facebook.com/powerofpositivity/photos/a.162838037370.127541.107787352370/10153256638642371/?type=3

It too talks about making the positive of a bad situation… and how in the end it’s all our choice. We can positively look for a solution for the situation or think negatively about it.

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How to get organized

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  • Make sure you know where things are. The age-old problem of organizing objects comes from putting everything in a nice place, but forgetting where everything is. You’re only human, and rearranging so many things at once makes it too hard to adjust. Wherever you decide to put things to make a place look neater, make sure you can find those things!
  • To-do lists are your best friend. It’s hard to completely have a perfectly planned out schedule that dictates every second of everyday, and where’s the fun in that? Rather than keep an entire daily schedule, only have set times for set appointments and keep everything else that you need to do on a to-do list. Writing it all out helps you remember everything that you have to do, and it will not only help you determine what needs to be done, but also show you what’s more urgent. Even if you don’t use it for everything, it’s especially a nice tool to use when you’re stressed and you don’t even know everything you have to do because writing it down helps you relax by making you see that “a lot” may not be that much after all.
  • Only do one thing at a time. This rule is important especially if you’re trying to organize several things at once, like your desk and your daily journal. It’s really easy to get overwhelmed by all that you have to do, so the best way to avoid it is to not plan to organize several things at once. Pick one thing to do at a time and stick to it; it’s a lot more efficient and less stressful to finish one thing than to start five things and finish none. The more you finish, the more motivated you’ll be to keep going, and the best way to finish more is to not overwhelm yourself!
  • Don’t spend too much time trying to organize. Your time is precious, and organizing takes a lot of that time away. While it is important to be organized, a lot of people I know spend so much time doing so that they miss a lot of things in their lives. Be organized, but don’t dedicate your life to it.
  • Not everyone gets organized in the same way. One person might have perfectly labeled notes with different colors, highlights, and post-its, and have labelled drawers for everything, with clothes organized by season and color, but this is not always cut out for everyone. As long as you feel comfortable with your organizational method, and it is not too time-consuming, anything is okay! So don’t feel pressured to pull out that label maker for everything!

 

 


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How to maintain a healthy friendship 😃!

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How to maintain a healthy friendship:

Talk to your friends–if something is bothering you, your friends will be there.

Be respectful–conversely, if someone doesn’t want to talk, respect their decision. (but be ready with a hug!)

Have fun–I know, I know, it’s such a vague and overused expression, but planning a fun day with your friends really do help make everyone closer

Make sure it is not a one way road–It’s important to know when you are in an unhealthy friendship, and that is usually when one person will do anything for the other while it won’t be like that the other way. Also, make sure that you’re giving and working for the friendship as well.

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Silver Lining is undergoing some major changes in the upcoming month! We plan to start podcasts, completely change up our posts (remove challenges, add jokes, tips, etc) and more. What would you guys like to see in SL? We just want Silver Lining to be more delightful for you!

Don’t give up!

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Motivation is hard… especially when you fail a lot of times. You put in all the work you can… but then nothing comes out of it. Trust me… I have experienced this many times and that too recently. I tried out for many positions and didn’t get any of them but I am not sad.

When you try out something new, the important thing is that you tried. Trying something new is the first step to becoming successful. If you never try then how will you know if you like something or not? You may have heard from other people that something is really good and that you should do/try it. But until you do it for yourself you will never know. This reminds me of this quote:

“You will never know if you never try”

This quote resonates with me often, and that is why I try to try out new things in life. Don’t be afraid to try new things and keep your mind open to new possibilities. If something isn’t working out for you, maybe it wasn’t meant it be… maybe it’s life’s way of telling you to move on and try something else. It’s never the end of the world if you don’t get something you really wanted your entire life… maybe there is something out there that is way better for you!

Here is a really inspirational story I found circling then internet and I wanted to share it with all of you! I am not sure who this story really belongs to but it’s about Jack Ma.

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Only hard work can lead to success

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Only hard work can lead to success.

It’s not easy to eat healthy if you’re not too used to it. Everywhere around you, you’ll see unhealthy food that will tempt you, whether in real life or on TV. Seeing others eating unhealthily will make you want to eat that way as well. Everything is a temptation, and it’s so easy to just satisfy your desire, and so difficult to stay away from the food and to stick to healthy food. But if you don’t do this, you won’t reach your goal to become healthier. Granted, the occasional junk food item to reward yourself is acceptable (don’t torture yourself!), but if you give yourself too many rewards, you won’t see any results. Work hard, no matter how hard it is to stay away from unhealthy food, and the reward you get will taste better than any unhealthy food!

Challenge Recap

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Good job on winning over this week. Leave a Comment!

Congrats on exercising this whole week!! How was it for you? What changes did you see in your body? In you? Leave your answers down in the comments. Good job on winning over this week. Keep going!

What I am meant to do?

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http://www.bustle.com/articles/107298-9-ways-to-figure-out-what-youre-meant-to-do

I often wonder… “What am I supposed to do in the future?” 

This article does a pretty good job to help break down to just some possibilities of what one can do in the future depending on what their interests are. I really liked it since it helped me see the connection between what I am good at and what I like to do. Granted YOU will be the one in the end who choose the path, but this may help guide you.

I often feel stressed out that I can’t find out what I want to do, or what I am good at. I feel like I will be too late to make the decision and then my whole life will come crumbling down. But that is not true! You need those downs in your life to appreciate the ups when they occur. And I am going to be honest with you, there will be downs and at those times you may feel like you aren’t good enough or you haven’t done enough. BUT you have! You are all worth it… not worthless (don’t you ever tell yourself that). Often we are forced to conform to certain subjects or things due to pressure or just other forces in our lives but like Einstein said,

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Hope you find what YOU want to do, don’t do what others doing… be yourself since there is no other like you and you should be proud.

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Still I Rise

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“Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history

With your bitter, twisted lies,

You may tread me in the very dirt

But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

 

Does my sassiness upset you?

Why are you beset with gloom?

‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells

Pumping in my living room.

 

Just like moons and like suns,

With the certainty of tides,

Just like hopes springing high,

Still I’ll rise.

 

Did you want to see me broken?

Bowed head and lowered eyes?

Shoulders falling down like teardrops.

Weakened by my soulful cries.

 

Does my haughtiness offend you?

Don’t you take it awful hard

‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines

Diggin’ in my own back yard.

 

You may shoot me with your words,

You may cut me with your eyes,

You may kill me with your hatefulness,

But still, like air, I’ll rise.

 

Does my sexiness upset you?

Does it come as a surprise

That I dance like I’ve got diamonds

At the meeting of my thighs?

 

Out of the huts of history’s shame

I rise

Up from a past that’s rooted in pain

I rise

I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,

Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear

I rise

Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear

I rise

Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,

I am the dream and the hope of the slave.

I rise

I rise

I rise.