When we are little, we are often told “choose your words carefully” or something like “think and then say”, etc.
What a great piece of advice. I wish someone also said “choose your thoughts carefully”. Words are made of thoughts – if they are poisoned, guess what words you should expect coming out of your mouth?
Keep an open mind – open to yourself and others. There are not always great things happening; happiness and things that makes peace in your mind are important. You can be beautiful, smart, educated, or have some sort of position in life. Does it really matter if you cannot transfer it into your thoughts?
I like to watch people. I like to go for a walk and watch them, sit in a restaurant or cafe and watch them, watch them when they have mixed feelings or have to make important decisions in life. When they don’t realised they are watched, this is the best way to see their thoughts..
This is something that we all can learn from Japanese people. I am always amazed by their culture and vision of life. They know how to find something special in each day. The weekend has just gone – I went to one local park next to the apartment where we stay with the fam. I like to go there for one more reason apart from committing to my morning runs.. Japanese attitude to surroundings.
How long time ago did you stop to notice a beauty of a little yellow flower under one bush? When did you actually sat outside (your flat balcony doesn’t count) without a reason? Have you ever stopped to smell the nature around you – Sakura blooming, salty air next to a beach, etc.
Maybe this is why Japanese people can handle stress much better than anyone else in the world. I like the idea of reducing the stress through mindfulness. How about to start your morning slowing down and enjoying something special about this particular morning – say, a flower that has just bloomed, instead of hurrying to your normal routine. New week tomorrow – good time to practice!
For this reason, one day I became a morning person and never regretted about it.. 🌸🌸🌸
When I say to someone that I actually do like airplanes and chill at airports, some people get confused or surprised. There is SO MUCH ENERGY in the air, mix of human feelings and emotions. I like to watch people: they run somewhere, drink coffee, laugh and cry – it makes me excited.! There is one more reason why I like to be in the sky. You have time for your inner self.
I like to live unstoppable life: if you catch me at home, it’s a luck. Normally, I’ll be busy with my projects, work, modelling, meeting new people every week, enjoying my beach walks or runs, exercising – this list can be expanded more!
Only in the air, I cannot keep it going (well, I just cannot leave the transport in the middle of flight, I guess 😂🤔). I can slow down there, relax with my glass of red and breathe. I can procrastinate about things around me; reflect on last few months; evaluate my current life direction and just rejuvenate my mind. It is my own way of meditation 🧘♀️ Do you have your own way of meditation/self-reflection? 🧘♀️✈️