Once again, the year is coming to an end and you find yourself single once more. You're in the same spot where you found yourself in the beginning of the year. Somewhere in between you met someone. There was hope. There was something brewing. You thought that perhaps, he could be the one you brought home to your mother.
The love from women on social media is prevalent, beautiful and even overwhelming at times. So imagine how shocked I am whenever I am slapped in the face by the reality that some women are nicer on social media than they are in person.
It’s super tempting to compare your journey to others. Watching others live their lives and achieve their dreams will never be an effective means of finding the motivation to do so in your own life. Understand that your story is your own. Celebrate the success of others while celebrating the wins in your life, no matter how small they may seem.
In the wake of everything going on in the world today, one must increase consciousness. I am a black woman in a country that is not set up for me. Therefore, I have to make myself knowledgeable about current events in the black communities and support my Kings and Queens. These days all I hear in the streets is, “why is the news not covering this…why are they imprisoning our black brothers…why, why why?” Stop blaming society for the problems in our communities. We are a part of society. Here are tips I use to deal with everyday life in America as an African-American.
Undoubtedly, social media has presented itself as a platform to thrive. Technology has paved ways for human interaction that was once deemed impossible. Through one click, I am able to communicate something that would have taken months to receive thousands of years ago.
There’s so much noise everywhere in our lives. Sometimes, it amounts to just too much stress. The news regularly reports murder, rape, robbery and crime. We work 80 plus hours, some even more. We deal with family, friendship, and relationship issues. We try to keep up with social media and our finances, all while trying to remain sane on a daily basis.
At a young age, my mother taught me some valuable lessons such as to never depend on a man and to love yourself unconditionally.She was a single mother, raising two kids on her own. She had too much pride to ask others for help. She never felt the need to have a man by her side to make her feel complete, and I admire her for that. However, the most valuable lesson that she has taught me is to never allow a man to make you feel unworthy.
Amongst many others like myself, earlier this year I said goodbye to New Year’s resolutions and decided to take a different approach to making lifestyle changes. I found an amusing comparison to resolutions to that of the “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” tale. Resolutions are purely false alarms aimed to possibilities of failure.
Have you ever been dissatisfied with the current events in your life? Do you feel like your life is miserable and boring? If you are having these recurrent feelings of dissatisfaction, it's time for a change, because your life has become stagnant. It's time to chase after your goals and those things you’ve been desiring for numerous years. Change isn't easy.
While it's easy to get lost in the fun of travelling and get swept away by the places you are visiting and the things you are doing, it is crucial that you keep your health in mind. There are several things to think about in order to stay healthy when you're away from home: food, cleanliness, sleep, and for some people exercise.
We exchanged week days for work days instead of just acknowledging that we work during the week. Working is not all we can accomplish, Monday through Friday. We should take more advantage of our week days and stop claiming them as solely work days. Here are a few things you can do during the week to take back your week day:
Before social media even became a concept, we’ve been experiencing FOMO. It’s why we keep up with the Joneses. It’s why we find ourselves heading to the same restaurant we saw someone rave about not too long ago. We just have to be a part of it. I would even argue that it’s why word of mouth is so popular; no one wants to be out of the loop. We all want to be able to say we were a part of that exciting, interesting, fun thing that everyone is talking about.