Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Because sharing is caring...

As you might have notice on my social media, I am always spreading positive vibes, optimism, motivation and funny stuff in the name of love. I am always curious about finding information related to psychology, human development, etc.

Basically, I am always trying to find information that would help me become a better person. And if a piece that piece of info in worth share it, I would share it on my Facebook and/or Instagram @marlife. Some of them get good reaction, some of them, don't, but still I believe sharing is caring.

Recently, on Facebook, by chance, I came across with a page called the 'Power of Positivity' and I am in love with the page. Their mission is "to plant, nurture, and grow positive energy in the hearts and minds of  everyone, allowing them to create a better life and a more beautiful planet in alignment with the highest good".

 Needless to say I am in love with their mission and, in a way, a feel a sense of recognition.

I have been sharing some of their psychological and motivational quotes on my Facebook.

If you are into this kind of content, I encourage you to follow this page and its website www.powerofpositivity.com - and you will love it.

To finish, the reason I am sharing this is because I believe that sharing is caring.


Monday, 14 January 2019

"Where do you get it from?"

I find fascinating and very impressive that within half an hour job interview, the interviewer says/asks 'Where do you get your resilience from?". Mind you, this is the first time in my life I speak to this person, and for them to have that sense about me, it is very impressive.

 Obviously I told them that I got it from having to live life without my Mother who I lost when I was 11 - which is totally true. As sad as it is, I have always tried to live life with a positive outlook.

When the interview was over, I went online and research the term a little bit more, and found the definition by the American Psychological Association:

"Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means "bouncing back" from difficult experiences.

Research has shown that resilience is ordinary, not extraordinary. People commonly demonstrate resilience. One example is the response of many Americans to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and individuals' efforts to rebuild their lives.

Being resilient does not mean that a person doesn't experience difficulty or distress. Emotional pain and sadness are common in people who have suffered major adversity or trauma in their lives. In fact, the road to resilience is likely to involve considerable emotional distress.

Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed in anyone."

I am still reflecting on the interview. I have also been thinking about life and about those calamities I have endured in my life, some more painful than others, but have helped me to shape the person I am today.

We'll see what happens. I am a very optimistic person, and I always try to find the lessons in every situation I am in because the lessons are always there.


Tuesday, 8 January 2019

We have the power to be better if we want to.


Even though I don't do New Year's resolutions, every year I set up myself the objective of trying to be a better person. In January, I usually reflect on the year before and I try to learn from the mistakes I made, and I always look for the lessons because the lessons are always there.

I think learning from our mistakes is pivotal if we'd like to become better as a person.

This feeling or desire of wanting to be a better person is getting stronger and bigger as I am getting older. I guess is part of trying to age gracefully both psychologically and spiritually. And I have to say, it is a great feeling.

This year, I also integrated to my goal of becoming better, to learn more, to read more and to be more curious about knowing new things, exploring new things. As part of all this, I have decided to improve my spoken English. I would like to be able to have a better pronunciation in English. I know I have a strong accent - which is OK, but my elocution is something I have started to work on.

I have set up some exercises for this purpose. The below clip shows how my practice is helping me. I know I have a very long and endless road to travel, however, I am enjoying so much the start of this journey.

I believe we can achieve everything we want in life. I believe we can become better at whatever we would like to be better at. The first step is wanting it, once that desire is in us, we do have the power in our hands to do everything we can to achieve our goals - which is very rewarding.

We have the power to be better if we want to!

I am on that journey and I am happy to share it with you and the rest of the world. Thank you for allowing me to do so.