Hey beautiful readers!! 🙂
It’s another week, another day, and another opportunity to pursue your dreams and aspirations. I have always been a fan of quotes and proverbs right from an early age. There is always such wisdom surrounding them, and I find they always force me to reflect on myself. So, I have decided to share quotes that stand out to me during the week with you guys at the beginning of each of my posts just to encourage you guys and hopefully you find motivations in them like I do. So, the quote I will be sharing with you guys this week is from one of my favourite books of all time, The Alchemist.
“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
– Paul Coelho, The Alchemist
The past couple of weeks haven’t been the best for me so far. There is always something that I have to deal with and it’s been sort of stressing me out and causing me to get worried and anxious. Well, all in all, I am just hoping and praying that everything gets better, but how do I cheer myself up until things become better? Sitting at home and being anxious and worrying isn’t doing much for me. So, I decided to show some love to myself and just wear a new outfit and get my makeup done and just get out of the house.
So, luckily for me, I booked an appointment to take my graduation picture, so that just validated my reason to make an effort to look good. So, I decided to put on a statement shirt — in this case, it is my bell sleeve top in mustard colour. This colour is one of my favourite colours to wear. It has a way of radiating sunshine and happiness in me when I wear it.
I decided to pair this shirt with shorts because it was a really hot day, and I chose to wear my shorts in wine colour because I wanted to wear a bottom that would compliment the colour of the shirt and not take too much away from the statement sleeves.
In terms of accessories, I kept it simple. I wore gold accessories to compliment the colours of the outfit I was wearing.
At the end of the day, after my graduation pictures were taken, my sisters and I decided to take some pictures for Instagram, as well as my blog. Since this was impromptu, all of my pictures were taken with an iPhone6, and surprisingly they turned out well :). After the pictures, we went out shopping and I definitely felt much better than I did in the morning.
So, going back to the quote I shared earlier, when we love, be it ourselves, our neighbours or strangers, we are instantly making a conscious effort to be better, and with each action of love we show, we radiate happiness in our environment, and in some way a happy environment makes us happy. In my case, I showed myself some love, I made a conscious effort not to worry or feel anxious, I focused on being happy, and automatically everything else seemed better.
So, what do you guys do to show yourself some self-love? Would love to hear about them in the comment section. 🙂
What I am wearing:
Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless
Bracelets: Forever 21
Wristwatch: Michael Kors
Clutch: My mum’s closet
Well, that’s all for today. Till my next post.
Lots of Love,