Shut Out That Negativity

So, I’d say I’m officially back from my internet break. I really missed blogging, and now that I’m back, I have so many fresh ideas to blog about.

After being offline for a while (no WordPress, Tumblr, Twitter, etc) I learned to do other things that I loved like photography/videography, cooking, meditating, enjoying nature, and being positive.

I noticed this only when I got back, but the internet can be so negative. YouTube is stuffed full with hate comments, everybody is complaining about the celebrity they hate, people are being murdered left and right on the news and I must say, the internet has been a really depressing place.

After learning this, I wanted to reach out to you. Make the internet a better place. Radiate positive vibes. Talk about things that make you smile. Encourage people to live in the moment and to enjoy life. Just go outside and breathe. There are so many things in life to love. This world that we live in is a beautiful thing. We humans just need to realize that. I know that humans will never get along, but can’t we just try? If you do, then you know that at least YOU aren’t the one contributing to hatred and negativity.

I’m proud of my sudden maturity these last few months, and some of the posts in the past that I have written are just so… negative. I won’t delete them, because they are memories and they show me growing as a person, but I will continue to grow. I hope you are with me on this. I hope we can work together.

So, I decided to write a post of a simple 10 things that make me happy. I highly encourage you to do the same, and if you read this, comment below (or even write a post) about 10 things that make you happy. I’d absolutely LOVE to read them. 🙂

 

  1. Nature. This one is a no brainer if you know me. When I’m in nature, I’m truly myself. I don’t feel the stress and negativity of modern city life. I feel serene and in the moment.
  2. Animals. Animals never cease to make me smile. They make me love the earth and all that it holds. They show me that life can be innocent and beautiful.
  3. Video games. They let me fill a role in a fantasy world where I can just escape. Whether I am kicking butt while being the intelligent Lara Croft or talking to Cortana in Halo, I am having fun.
  4. Anime. I have been an anime lover for only 2 years but it feels like a long time. When I watch anime I feel like I’m being immersed into a whole new culture. I learn a lot and laugh a lot as well.
  5. Sunny days. Now that it’s summer, I’m going to see a lot of these, which is so great.
  6. Chai tea. Simple, but magical.
  7. Cooking. Making things with my own two hands and then enjoying them is such a great feeling.
  8. YouTube. There are so many YouTubers that radiate so much positivity, and they make me smile.
  9. Hiking. Where I live, it is so beautiful and full of forests.
  10. Helping others. These aren’t in order, but helping others and seeing them thrive just makes me know my purpose in this world.

Thank you very much for reading. I can’t wait to read yours. 🙂

Happiness

Thought of the day: I noticed quite recently that I have been a lot more mindful, positive, and happy. I tried to figure out, why? My friends are almost nonexistent, at least, I never have the time to hang out with them, and I am in my house/library/coffee shop all day, so I don’t really socialize.

I noticed that through meditation, mindfulness, and my spiritual awakening, I have realized the true beauties and meanings in life. I have realized how shallow I was living. I have finally woken up, broke out of my “social media and shallow ideals” bubble, and enjoyed the true gifts of life.

 

And man does it feel great.

Importance on Being Positive

I used to be very negative, especially in my early teen years, because I could only see the bad in things. I never thought on a deeper level. I never used logic, my emotions, and I never connected with my spirituality like I do now. I look back on the life I had then, and I was actually what I’d consider depressed. I could only focus on my image, and I hardly worked on my personality. If I think about it, I had no idea who I was. I had no originality. I followed the latest trends in fashion, I spoke the way all the other teenage girls spoke, and I did things only a typical teenage girl would do. And I was unhappy. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was not living a real life. I always aspired to be other people, and I never truly liked myself. I hated my voice, my nose, my height, my weight, I constantly picked myself apart. Little did I know that I was perfectly healthy, (actually underweight, even getting comments such as “don’t be afraid to eat a burger,” or “you look a bit anorexic”) I actually saw these derogatory terms as a compliment. Simply put, I hated myself. Why? The truth was because I was so negative.

I would look at a girl walking down the hall in school and think “Wow she’s ugly.” or pick apart other girls in my mind to make myself feel better. I had friends that would constantly gossip and make jokes about other people. At the time I thought it was okay, but now I know that it is most definitely not. Picking apart other girls will never make you truly better. Comparing “beautiful” girls you aspire and want to be will also not make you better. It will pull you apart. I was so negative and naive, but if I’m being truthful, I blame it on the media and society that we live in. We think these things are perfectly okay and acceptable to do.

The reason I’m so happy now is because I’m positive. When I became vegan, something that I can’t explain came over me, and I had what I call a spiritual awakening. I finally realized my purpose in life, and thought about others rather than myself. I also saw the world for what it truly is. While the society I live in is not perfect, if I look at everyone individually, I can see everyone’s struggle to just be loved, to be cared for, and their genuine need to be happy. Everything people do, good or bad, is in hopes that they will be happy. Sometimes I think that this can be a little selfish, but that’s how we were created. We were created to want things, to need things, and to be satisfied in life. That doesn’t mean that I want it to be this way, but I’ve accepted it. I’ve accepted the fact that my hopes and dreams are almost impossible, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t do anything or try to make a difference.

I try to be mindful in my day-to-day life, and I try to enjoy the little gifts of nature. A beautiful rose outside of my window, a pure blue sky, the shimmer of the condensation on my glass of water, or the slight breeze in the crisp mornings. I am so happy that I can see these things now. The old me couldn’t. One of the most important things to me is being mindful. I try to be mindful every day. I try to enjoy my surroundings, look up from electronics, smile at strangers. I want to go places without makeup, without my phone, I want to be true.

I hope to inspire people with my veganism, and I hope for others. I also hope that one day people will realize what they do to animals. I know that some things I wish for are impossible, but being positive is amazing. I see life with a whole different set of eyes. I see people differently.

When I was so negative, I never appreciated the things I had. I never noticed my surroundings, and I couldn’t grasp reality. I never understood the beauty of sunsets, or sunrises, and would scroll past them quickly on my Instagram. Now I realize the beauty in nature. When I was younger, I didn’t know what beauty truly was. I thought it was something nice to look at, something pretty, but now I know it’s something more.

However, I am not perfect, and I am not always positive. There are many negative things that I can dwell on, and sometimes I can’t stop myself if I do. But sometimes I just remind myself of the good things, and why I’m here. I used to get so angry about the way animals were being treated, and of course I still do, but I’ve reached a deeper understanding of what I can do instead. Being vegan alone saves one animal’s life a day, and that is enough for me. Sometimes I get angry of how women are being treated around the world, but then I tell myself that some injustices are never justified, but that doesn’t mean that it’s right. I can’t help every single person on this earth, even though I’m sure everyone wishes they could.. Positivity will keep me motivated, it will get me closer to my goal, it will help me, it will push me further, and it will guide me through my life.

Many people like to complain and whine about what they don’t have. That’s our society. I’ve accepted that people are greedy, stingy, and that they will always want more. But I just know that that’s not me. I don’t want a car, a husband, a big house, or tons of money. I don’t want to be a part of this superficial society. But hey maybe that’s just me.

Being positive changed me, and that’s why it’s important.