Smile Challenge Result

‘Start small, at least it starts somewhere.’ – just me Around a month ago, I challenged myself to smile more in the morning and I’d like to share how it has affected my life. Highlight: it works! I don’t wake up smiling. That will be scary. However within the first few minutes of my awareness,…

Perception is not The Truth

“At the end of the day, we believe what we want to believe” – just me. Sometime, I wonder how other people see the color ‘red’. Is my red truly red or my red is not as dark red as other people’s red? I guess I will never know because how we see is only…

Mindful Eating

‘Please leave me alone while I am eating cheesecake. I want to enjoy every bit of it’ – just me, real me. When first I joined my current company, I was shocked by the lunch culture. Most people eat their lunch on their desk, in front of their laptop. Seriously? Later, I figured out that…

Support system

“In life, things are not always easy but when you find your support system – people who truly love you for who you are – it’s one of the best things you should appreciate.” – just me. These last few months have been a hard time for most of us. Personally, it has not been…

Everything is Temporary

Nothing lasts forever. Even when you choose to stay the same, others won’t. Something will change – regardless how hard you try to keep it the same. If that’s the case, take things easy and let go. No pain stays forever. No happiness stays forever. Everything, good or bad, will change. Nothing lasts forever.

Handling Low Motivation

‘It’s impossible to be motivated all the time and that’s why commitment matters’ – just me.   Today is one of those days. I felt extremely lazy, tired, and had no willingness to train.  As someone who trains in the morning, my morning usually looks like this: wake up – drink water – toilet time –…

Start With Self-Love, then Love Others

“I always believe that no one is capable of loving someone else before they can love themselves.” – just me. I’ve seen enough people can’t be single nor be with their own. Some of them claimed they are not happy being alone, some said they need someone else to spend their time. Although this is…

Homesickness Remedy

“Another winter dayHas come and gone awayIn even Paris and RomeAnd I wanna go homeLet me go home” – Home, Michael Buble People adapt. It’s just the law. Therefore, after six years living abroad, I thought I will get used to being far away from home and would have a new home by now. The…

The Value of Looking Back

“Looking back isn’t necessarily a bad thing as long as you know how to swim over it” – just me. I am not a very religious person but I always believe there is a bigger power outside ourselves. You can call it The Universe, God, or Karma – whatever you want, really. It usually has…