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52 WEEK BLOGGING CHALLENGE

Hello everyone! Wow! it is been a while since the last time I have posted. I apologize for being MIA for the past couple of months. So, today I have decided to do the 52 Weeks of Blogging Challenge. This post is not counted as one of 52, this is just an introduction kind of. Basically, it’s a challenge where I have to post a blog every single week for 52 weeks. Okay, first thought, I was terrified because we are talking 52 weeks of non-stop blogging (although I have an entire week to actually prepare for it, not that it is happening every single day and has to stop after 52 weeks) and I know I am terrible at this. For sure I’m gonna be beating myself to keep this challenge productively flowing, but I think this will be fun. In all honesty, I want to do this to have myself something to look forward to because I am the queen of only having to rejoice if I did something productive. Haha. So, I believe I am off to a good start. Therefore, keep your eyes peeled and join me every Saturday at 4 pm for a brand new post! I am not mentioning the topics here now for a bit of surprise, but they will be interesting. Yayyy! Thank you so much for reading and sticking with me.

I hope you are having a lovely day and see you Saturday!

Love,

Jinky xx

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30 THINGS I LEARNED AT 3O

 

  1.  Talk less and listen more. The older I get the more I appreciate this. 
  2. Sleeping more than 8 hours a day is a waste of time.
  3. It’s okay to let people go. You’re not going to die.
  4. Cleanliness is life so as doughnuts.
  5. Save money to travel, and travelling alone is not that scary.
  6. The world really needs patient and kind people. I am trying and I believe I am making progress.
  7.  Building a career is what makes me a real woman.
  8. It is okay to say NO.
  9. Praying does magic. 
  10. You don’t need to have lots of friends, one is enough if you got the right one. Choose wisely.
  11. Needs and wants are two different things.
  12. Humour is essential. 
  13. Cooking is fun but hard at times.
  14. Being a realist makes things easier.
  15. English is a Language, not a measure of intelligence.
  16. Eating more vegetables and less meat is always a good idea. EVER.
  17. Swimming is actually fun. No sea creatures are going to bite off your toes or legs that could potentially kill you.
  18. Scoliosis is a big deal.
  19. Sunscreen is a MUST. 
  20. I would freaking do anything, and I mean ANYTHING for my family.
  21. Not everything learned from school is applicable in life but that does not mean you don’t have to study.
  22. The ‘You’re not who you think you are or who I think you are, You’re who you think I think you are’ makes sense.
  23. Failing is okay, sometimes it is the beginning of something great coming.
  24. Never be ashamed of your struggles, they shape you.
  25. Hairstyle tells a lot about you.
  26. Nursing is my Life and Purpose.
  27. I got my attitude from my mother and my creative side from my father.
  28. Living and working overseas make people think you’re rich. What about preference?
  29. Celebrate you and celebrate being alone. It’s perfectly fine.
  30. Doing something you’re nervous about brings so much satisfaction when they work out.

I hope you’re having a lovely weekend! 

Love,

Jinky xx

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7 FAVE QUOTES FROM THE ‘REFLECTIONS OF A MAN’ BOOK

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  1. Is He Complaining About Your Standards?

When a man complains of your standards being too high, it is usually because he’s used to dealing with women who have none.

2. When He Wants To Change Who You Are.

Any man who makes you feel as if you have to change who you are, as a person, to be with him, is a man that will leave you as soon as he meets the woman he’s trying to make you out to be.

3. Emotionally Lazy Men.

Whatever you do, never chase a man. Why? Because it will make him emotionally lazy and he will feel like he doesn’t have to do anything to meet your emotional needs.

4. Your Broken Heart.

Does a woman’s broken heart ever truly heal or do you simply become stronger and find better ways to conceal the pain? You see, I might not know your name, but you can’t fool me with the lines, telling me you don’t care about him anymore, but I can see it in your eyes that he hurt you. Don’t be ashamed of the pain: embrace it. Don’t turn your back on the pain: face it. Let it all out and release it to the wind and when you’ve gotten it all out, there will be just enough room in your heart for you to finally love again.

5. Spend Time, Not Money.

Making a good woman feel secure in the relationship has nothing to do with how much money you spend ON HER, but rather how much quality time you are willing to spend with her.

6. The Same Applies To You.

In your relationship, never settle for less than what you deserve. At the same time, never think you deserve more out of a relationship than you are willing to put into it.

7. The Mystery of You.

I want to enjoy the mystery of not knowing you. Take in every exciting opportunity to learn you. Then, fall in love with the anticipation of one day truly understanding you, so that I can become totally obsessed with the beauty of doing all the things that make you smile.

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The Reflections of A Man is a very insightful read, expresses the man’s perspective pertaining Love and Relationship. It encourages men and women to find the true value of love, being-loved, and to-love. Truly a must read!

Love,

Jinky xx

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A Day Off and 12 Things

I can be very productive on days off and I can procrastinate in so many levels as well. Meaning doing adult responsibilities in full swing and sleeping or binge watching anything the entire day. But I did manage to get out my nook, met my friends and catched up. SO that was better. We ate a lot of sweets and had healthier lunch together.

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I enjoy reading 12 Things post series, so I thought I do one today. It’s basically just sharing 12 things, that is it! Stuff is going on right now so what else could be better than posting it online. Haha. And also I feel like I overuse the word ‘stuff’ *sigh* I need to work on my vocab. Anyways.. Here’s it.

  1. I cleaned our bathroom today (because my flatmates are amazing they don’t clean it themselves after using, i mean why would they? but yeah they’re amazing!).
  2. I asked my bestfriend what does she think of me in two words and her answer was ‘hardworking b*atch’ followed by OR ‘talented b*atch’ but her final answer revealed ‘hardworking and talented’. Although I consider myself skillful rather than talented but that would do.
  3. Yesterday I ordered two products (blush and highlighter) from Kyliecosmetics just because it was on ‘free shipping worldwide’.
  4. I spent my afternoon yesterday re-watching the entire season 1 of Grey’s Anatomy. It still gives me so much feels.
  5. My ex psuedo boyfriend unfollowed me on instagram. Hahah.
  6. I diagnose myself with early onset of Alzheimer’s Disease because my forgetfulness is getting worst and I just told my mother (she hasn’t responded yet).
  7. Two weeks ago at work, we had an International Accreditation in our department. My interview with the surveyor went well and I believe I made my Nurse Manager and the Team happy. We pass the accreditation by the way.
  8. I am so excited for my new goals in 2018! I already have in mind where to go next for my birthday on March and for the annual leave on May.
  9. My current tv series obsessions are Riverdale, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Good doctor.
  10. My current top 3 favourite women: Shonda Rhimes, Martha Stewart and Taylor Swift. That’s right.
  11. I take instagraming very seriously! Haha.
  12. ‘Don’t be afraid to try something new because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know’ this is me in my core.

I would love to read yours. If you decide to make one, please leave or comment the link below and I’ll be more than happy to check them out.

Thank you and hope you’re having a lovely day or night! xx

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5 Easy Ways to Organise your Thoughts

I came up with the idea of this blog post when I was sorting through my stuff this morning. For a couple of weeks now I have been experiencing a lot of pressure and stress over everything- personal related and work related circumstances. Seems like my mind is going to explode with all the things that I feel like I need to think about. However, I have realised that no matter how uneasy things are and how they left me drained and knackered, I still managed to get it done and happened to turn it just the way I wanted. Adulting can be overwhelming, seriously, with all the responsibilities you have to deal with on your own not to mention the choices and decision makings you have to make every freaking day. But my mindset is, always do your absolute best and don’t be discouraged if anything doesn’t happen the way you want it to happen. Plan and act everything in good faith and let tomorrow worry for tomorrow. I’ll share with you the ways that work best for me everytime I found myself overthinking.

1. HAVING A TO-DO LIST

Writing down your thoughts is so helpful in de-cluttering your mind. Make the famous to-do list and I can assure you, you will feel so much better especially when you cross out what’s done. Having a to-do list also assures you that you won’t forget anything and nothing will be left undone. Place it somewhere you can always see and it will also serve as a reminder of the things you need to get into, either for the day or for the week. So, there no reason to keep re-thinking about it because you got it sorted (sort of).

2. PRIORITISE

This is where you can organise the things that need immediate attention and the things that aren’t. Of course, carry out and think only the things that you need to do at the present moment and not for the next 6 months or a year. One thing in front of the other, one by one, that’s the way it’s gonna work. Unless you can multi-task but again not to the extent that you’re exhausting your mind over the things that aren’t necessarily be happening today.

3. AVOID DRAMA or CONFLICT

I’m well aware that conflict sometimes is inevitable especially with all the differences we have in culture and viewpoint, but we can definitely try to avoid it. I bet you have seen someone you know who likes to complain just about everything they can possibly see or dealt with, because I have, and that my friend is a nightmare! Containing what you feel hearing them and keeping your cool take a tons of efforts. But you have to keep it together because it’s not worth it, they don’t deserve your reaction and do not even dignify it with a response. Ignore them and don’t let them disturb your inner peace. There’s nothing more pleasant than having a peaceful sleep and wake up the next morning worry free because you know you wronged no one or you hassled no one. I’m sure you all have heard the quote ‘less talk, less mistake’. Now, don’t get me wrong, it is as important as expressing how you feel and what your thoughts are, but you have to consider the situation and anticipate the response you might be getting. Are you gonna be helpful or are you just saying things so it’ll be known that you have a say on something? Believe me, you don’t need to give a comment on everything especially if that isn’t inspiring and also because somehow nowadays, people get easily offended by the things you said that weren’t what they think you meant. Walk away from this kind of people they aren’t healthy to be around.

4. VALIDATE

Seek answers for the things that bother you. Your questions can’t be attended unless you actually seek for probable reasons. Things that you have doubt on and keep hunting you will get you thinking about it over and over again. If you have issues with someone and experiencing the so-called ‘inevitable conflict’ you have to work on it and resolve it before it can lead to further conflict. Validating any kind of feels can set your mind free but don’t rationalise things base on your assumptions that’s too risky, to be honest.

5. CELEBRATE

The last but by no means least, celebrate. There are bajillion things to celebrate, folks. Look around and you’ll see. I can’t enumerate them all in here but personally, my fave is taking a walk, I know this may seem like the most normal thing to do but it is relaxing for me. Taking your mind off things and the fact that you are able to take a break, that is indeed a celebration. In addition, I would binge watch a new tv series or read a fiction book over coffee. These are small gestures that you can reward yourself because you have accomplished something or because you are up to date on your to-do list. Only if you do the things I have mentioned. No matter what kind of relaxations you may have, appropriate and not illegal of course, whatever suits your taste, you do that.

The state of our mind can affect our actions and our entire well being. We are the one managing our mind not the other way around. We have a choice on what to feed our minds with, and that is already a victory. Mental health is as important as physical health, with all those greens and weight lifting you’re doing. Basically the same.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you found this helpful!