Tag: joy

Comparison, a possible tool

Good day friends!

I’m sure most of us has heard the quote by Theodore Roosevelt “Comparison is the Thief of Joy“. Which basically says that if we keep looking at other’s lives, we will ultimately become unhappy of our own. I have so many views on this and I’m sure this is often a topic of discussion amongst people. We can be hypocrites on a topic which imo is Normal.

Yes, if you try to keep up with the Jones’, you will get frustrated if your expectations aren’t met. However, using the Jones’ as a tool could benefit you. Seeing the surface, the glitter, the green grass can be flipped for us to figure out how we can achieve that status on our own.

Some of the ways that we compare ourselves are by our appearance, lifestyle, cars, career choices and more. When we see others living the “Life” that we want, many start to believe that they aren’t adequate. Our bodies aren’t good enough, the nice apartment we have is no longer cool, our car isn’t great anymore, all because we are comparing it to the “ideal”.

We should take the initiative to find ways to be the “challenge”. That “ideal” becomes our goal and we can put our own spin on it. Want a healthier and better body? Get to work. Want to go on extravagant vacations every season? Get more sources of income. Keep grinding to get your dream house and luxury car.

All these things are great and achievable. However, do not Lose yourself. You have to love YOU and be proud of the accomplishments that you have made. Keep your eye on the prize and watch the benefits come!

What are your thoughts? Do you compare yourself with others? Have you made the decision to use that as a tool? Let me know ☺️

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Claim back your Joy

Hi friends!

What does Joy mean to you? For myself, it’s knowing positivity and happiness coexist. This doesn’t mean that every day is peaches and cream, but there is always something to be hopeful for.

Beware, there are people who will through their expectations for our lives. People will do and say things that make us frustrated because we might not meet “the guidelines”. M̶o̶s̶t̶ Some of the time it’s our own family and friends that do this. I truly do not believe it’s on purpose or that they even know it’s happening but it does. When it does, insecurities build up, we may question our faith, our joy can slip away…. DON’T LET IT!

Stay strong to The Most High’s plans, stay true to your goals and ambitions, stay Strong during conversations. You don’t have to show aggression but be assertive with Your position. We got this friend, Joy will remain with us, no matter what others Expect.

Thanks for your support!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Motivational Monday’s: don’t give up hope in happiness

  
Isn’t this the truth?!!! 

Hello everyone, I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I really think this quote is so appropriate for us all. We must realize that happiness doesn’t always mean perfection. First, no one is perfect so to think you are perfect or will find a “perfect” anything is already setting you up for disaster. Instead, focus on happiness and whatever or whoever that may be. 

Don’t lose hope in happiness. It’s there, we just have to be accepting to welcome it. 

Have a good day!

Nicole Cherise

Feel good Friday’s: leave your worries behind

Happy Friday all!

So today I’m getting my 5th Tysabri (MS med.) infusion and I’m listening to Heatwave’s “groove line” song. Not only does this song make me want to get up and dance but the lyrics, “leave your worries behind” sticks out to me. 

We all are going through so much and we worry and stress over many things. How many of us actually just throw our hands up and say “oh well” and put a smile on our face? In fact I remember as child being in dance school, the choreographers would tell us “no matter what happens, don’t stop, the show goes on”. I think we all need to practice this way of thinking. The reality is there are something things that are out of our control and we aren’t perfect. So we don’t always have to fix everything and then get bummed out because we didn’t succeed. 

Take the time to breathe and enjoy all the goodness that is around you. Concentrating on things you can’t change is draining. So try to find some joy and “leave your worries behind”.

 
Nicole Cherise