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Things You Can Control

The holiday spirit remains! For me, it's still the most wonderful time of the year! ♥

I’m not sure if I’d like December to slow down a bit because it’s my favorite month, or fast-forward to end 2016 since it brought too much negativity in our lives. However, we do not have control over time, so we just have to make every minute worthwhile.

This year, I had to gather as much strength as I could to surpass all the hardships - from the people that I’m with and the things that I absorb. I started reading bible quotes, self-help books, and motivational websites to get by. I came across Tiny Buddha, and their website helped so much in my road to recovery. There, they taught readers how to focus on things that we can control, to live a happier life.


On me: jumper dress courtesy of Fashon 4 Grabs (available at Poshmark Studio, Maginhawa) | rainbow patch cropped top from Forever 21 | bag courtesy of Mango and Lazada | shoes courtesy of Native (available at Res Toe Run)


Sharing some of my favorites from Tiny Buddha’s list! 

Right now, you can control: 

☆ How many times you smile today 
☆ How often you say “thank you” 
☆ How often you notice and appreciate small acts of kindness 
☆ Whether you think positive or negative thoughts 
☆ The attention you give to your loved ones when you see them 
☆ How much you enjoy the things you have right now 
☆ How many risks you take 
☆ Whether or not you judge other people 
☆ How quickly you try again after you fall 
☆ How many times you say “I love you” 

These and more! :)


Oh, and can I just add - you certainly have control over what you wear for the day. It might help to pick items that make you feel good! My choice of clothes and shoes have a huge impact on my mood and confidence. Holla if you feel the same!

Quick segue but did you know that this is actually my first ever Native pair? These babies are too comfortable and fashionable, they fit well in pretty much anything I wear!


Photos by Deo Montuerto 

Hoping we all end the year on a good note. Virtual hugs for everyone!
*and back to binge-watching kdrama, lol

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