2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thoughts & Reflections

Note to Self – 2015

New Year Wallpaper.

Before 2015 started I wrote a list of things in my cell under the name of Note-to-Self. It was pointers and guidelines to remember throughout 2015 when I am feeling sad, confused or utterly lost. I thought of sharing it here too in case it helps any of you.

Note to Self

1- Not every moment needs to be filled with chatter. Silence is a beautiful state too. I was always compelled to talking more when with friends even if it was blah just so to keep that awkward silent pause at bay but honestly if you and your friend enjoy each other’s company, you guys will be fine with a few moments of silence too.

2- Not having negative people in your life is a blessing too. If you see yourself losing some, please be thankful and move on. There are far better people in the world that can inspire and motivate you than those who intoxicate your mind and soul.

3- Avoid double faced people at all cost. Someone who talks shit about other people in front of you and upon seeing them is their best friend, guarantees they have nothing good to say about you either to others. Avoid them as much as you can.

4- Surround yourself with positive people. Their happiness is contagious and good for your sensitivity.

5- You live in a world where intelligent people are full of doubts and stupid people are over confident. So don’t beat yourself too much about your confidence in things you believe in. Work on them as it will develop your confidence which will come save you at all right times.

6- If you feel like you have studied all your life, have a degree and are working but there is no improvement in your personality in any way, well that is because you let the system handle everything. Change that. Nurture yourself. Educate yourself in areas you want to do well. Develop yourself. No school, uni or workplace is going to do that for you. Even a simple task such as teaching yourself how to eat with fork and knife properly is a positive development.

7- Always pick kindness over sassiness/sauciness if you can. It might be a gentle way of conversation or simply forgiving someone. Holding on to hatred and negativity will hurt you only.

8- Be gentle to yourself. You are a work in progress. You are art. You are not a machine that will start working fine with a few repairs. You are a constant work in progress. Develop yourself in the best way possible. Take care of your etiquettes and manners, talk politely, live your life the way you want to and just be happy. In short be Benedict Cumberbatch!

9- If you’ve been single for a while, that’s okay. It is an experience as well. It gives you an opportunity to knowing yourself better and cherishing your existence. Learn to be independent and love yourself more than anyone loves you. Don’t waste this time by hitting on incompatible people or lowering your standards.

10- Eat wisely. Your body literally IS your temple. It’s the only thing that is going to stay with you forever. Don’t mess it up by feeding it just junk food and fizzy drinks. Make yourself healthy and strong by eating nutritious food. It is okay to have a cheat meal every now and then as long as you don’t overdo it.

11- Stop falling in love with Louis Tomlinson again and again.

12- Stick to anything that makes you happy to be alive. Do not give it up. But if it starts messing with your head and gets too much to handle, walk away.

13- Make the most of the days you feel strong, competitive and badass. They are very few. Hold on to them a little longer.

14- Don’t let others ruin your mood. No matter who they are, no matter what they say.

15- Never make fun of anyone. What goes around comes back around. Today you are laughing at them, tomorrow the whole world will be laughing at you.

16- Read slowly. I always rush my books/read in a hurry so that I read a lot of them but it just makes me forget everything once I close it, which sucks. Maybe I am just the forgetting type because I do remember someone mentioning this happens to them too, ha. Not alone here I guess but still I need to give reading slow a try too.

17- Don’t take comments of any sort too seriously. Relax. Take a chill pill.

18- Don’t take yourself or life too seriously. It will lead to over thinking which will eventually ruin your day-week-month-year.

19- Think of more positive thoughts every day when you wake up till the time you doze off to sleep.

20- If you notice your mind thinking negative thought, divert it by either thinking positive things or getting busy with work. Don’t let one negative thought ruin your whole day.

21- Stay active all day. You have your ‘week’ to settle in your bed and not coming out of it ever.

22- Learn how to survive-cook.

23- Take care of your nonexistent hair.

24- Spend more time in nature.

25- Save some money for the rainy days as they come unexpected and leave you extremely frustrated. You are not someone who can survive on less cash.

26- Pray.

27- Buy help/guide books than just novels.

28- Buy a new bookshelf.

29- Be passionate about everything you do.

30- Love yourself – often and enough! 🙂

Have a good year, guys! ❤

~F x

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