Kita pandai bukan semata karena rajin belajar, tapi karena Allah mengizinkan kita menjadi pandai.
Kita kaya bukan hanya karena rajin menabung, tapi karena Allah memberikan izin-Nya bagi kita untuk menjadi kaya.
Pada dasarnya, selalu ada campur tangan Allah dalam setiap keberhasilan (dan kegagalan) kita. Jadi, bersyukurlah untuk semua keberhasilan yang sudah kamu raih. Berhentilah mengerdilkan orang lain dengan mengatakan "kamu kurang berusaha" hanya karena pencapaiannya tidak sebesar prestasi yang kamu torehkan. ❤
وَلَا تَهِنُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَنْتُمُ الْأَعْلَوْنَ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ مُؤْمِنِينَ •
Do not lose heart or despair- if you are true believers you have the upper hand- •
So do not become weak (against your enemy), nor be sad, and you will be superior (in victory) if you are indeed (true) believers.
Aal-E-Imran, Ayah 139
We need to think to plan but we need to feel to act. ☝️ Tip#2 : Reward Yourself
Rewards feel GOOD. And that’s why they work well for motivating you. Research shows that rewards are responsible for three-quarters of why we humans do things!
So make a deal with yourself. Tackle X and get to enjoy Y - something you will enjoy.
Not sure this will work? Give your mate $50. If you get a task done by dY’s end, you get your $ back. If you don’t complete it, you lose the $50. Your to-do list just got very emotional.
Take a second and reflect on how far you have come.
🔑Sometimes we get so caught up in the race, we forget to reflect.
🔑6 Months ago where were you? What were you biggest obstacles?
🔑1 Year ago what were you doing? Where did you want to go?
🔑5 Years ago, who were you?
Once in a while check yourself out and see where you are at, where you have been, and where you are going!
يَا بُنَيَّ أَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَانْهَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَاصْبِرْ عَلَىٰ مَا أَصَابَكَ ۖ إِنَّ ذَٰلِكَ مِنْ عَزْمِ الْأُمُورِ • Keep up the prayer, my son; command what is right; forbid what is wrong; bear anything that happens to you steadfastly: these are things to be aspired to.
Luqman, Ayah 17
“L.A. Before 30” is what it says on my necklace that I wear everyday🚶🏽♂️
I promised myself over a year ago that I will move back there before I turn 30 and bring my mom with me 👩🏽
I dare you to check back with me in 7 years 😉
We all have a different calling and our brain will give us these visions for a reason. It’s not random. It’s not meant to be just a daydream. But I also think we have to become the person that can make our vision happen. I don’t believe in thinking and acting like everyone else and then expect to get somewhere else 🙇🏽♂️
And to those struggling with an eating disorder: You are not alone. You are not weird. You are a fucking fighter. You are just as capable as anyone else to make your vision come true, if not more 🤭
Everyone is struggling with something, it’s just not very common to share it anymore📱
It takes a mature person to own up to their wrongs & sincerely apologise. You also have the choice whether you want to accept that apology or not. Either way, do what's right for you and your conscious.
You’re free to create a new world. A world not controlled by the way you were five, ten, twenty years ago. None of us stay the same, want to stay the same, then why dwell in a world that has remained the same?
EVERYONE'S GOT ADVICE TO GIVE! This is one of the biggest lessons I've learned from putting myself out there, starting an online business, and being open about my struggles and journey.
And it isn't a bad thing. This just reminds us that we can't please everyone. Following everyone's advice is LITERALLY impossible. If you tried, you might explode. LOL.
But most of all, it reminds you that you get to pick an choose what advice will work for you. It's interesting to realize, though, that the pieces of advice you end up taking, is stuff that gels with your already existing set of values and ways of thinking.
So in this sense, the advice you do choose to take, is stuff you already knew about/felt to some extent inside you already.
All this to say: stop depending on other people's advice and trust yourself more for a second here. Listen intuitively to yourself, look at your life/business objectively and give yourself advice as if you were a unattached 3rd person.
If someone was struggling with what you're struggling with, what advice would you give them?
Take YOUR ADVICE, and follow it. You don't need someone to validate your answer. Your answer is great. You are already enough as you are. Love yourself for it.
P.S. If you’ve been in a slump with your business awhile, looking for advice in all the wrong places, maybe you’re in need of a business refresh. Get back to feeling GOOD about your offers and the work you do in your business everyday!
Sign up for a Shine-On Session with me and I guarantee you’ll feel a renewed excitement about your work again! You’ll feel so CONFIDENT about what you have to offer that selling becomes a no-brainer and your energy will attract your dream high ticket clients!
Link in bio >>> @krystelfromthewoods
✨On false Spirituality and Spiritual Bypassing✨What do you think of the following piece? I particularly agree with the part about befriending our Ego, to me this is Shadow Work, making the unconscious, conscious. It’s also important to point out that not everything unconscious is necessarily ‘bad’, it’s just NOT in our awareness, that’s all. The Ego is not ‘bad’ either, in fact it is an amazing thing that has been VERY helpful to us, but it could be even more helpful if we become FULLY AWARE of it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"Spiritual materialism is rampant and a life filled with spirit is a rarity. I don't care how many crystals you have, how vegan your food is, or whether your Venus is in Jupiter since the last time you blamed your problems on the moon. If the way we carry and express ourselves condemns others while lifting ourselves, then we're as off target as the people we're condemning. I drink with the thinkers and smoke with the preachers and I've never met a good man that believed he has the answers. Let your personality be your greatest work of art, and let your actions weave a thread of unity. Laugh at the voice(s) in your head, befriend your ego before you listen to that bullshit that tells you to destroy it. That's McDonalds spirituality - even attempting to get rid of ego means you want to avoid this and move towards that - creating more of the same inner conflict you're trying to avoid. Inner silence and enviable peace doesn't come from the avoidance of life as it is, it comes from moving as deeply into life as you can. The only way out is in, and the only way beyond is through."- @bryanxellis 💜
✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ “While yoga may begin with the cult of the body, it leads toward the cultivation of our consciousness. As we cultivate our mind, we are able to avoid the stress that would otherwise lodge itself into the body, causing disease and suffering.” ~ #BKSIyengar#LightOnLife
I don’t want to admit it but today did not feel like one of my better days. It was a challenging day yet I still managed to salvage it by taking refuge in my sacred space. It is a space I created to retreat to and find peace & comfort when I need it. It is quiet & I can be alone. I brought my most trusted source of #wisdom , a blanket & lit my candles. I even consciously put on a shirt from a trusted friend with a message that reminds me that I am #strong#brave & #human . I can be here, read, #practice & self reflect to resolve & understand some of the pain of the day so I can offer myself some #compassion & find some #peace . I am comforted, comfortable, peaceful & feel better. A space like this I am grateful for. The wisdom of #Iyengar comforts me. Knowing you are loved & you are enough through your own #selfreflection & understanding is mindfulness & it is worth the practice to feel better in times of suffering. I feel better.
Do you have a quiet & peaceful place to feel safe & be comfortable? 💫💫💫💫💫💫💫💫💫💫💫
People get so carried away with routine and everyday chaos, that we forget to stop and reflect...So here is my reflection and truth bombs,a note to self 👀
Happy Saturday everyone ,Love, L. ❤ ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ ➡️Never stop learning,because life never stops teaching
➡️We build our own cages ☝️
➡️Don't be afraid to fail - learning on your own mistakes is the best way to learn
➡️Problems are not a curse,they are a blessing. Problems help us grow.
➡️ Everyone has a battle to fight, that you have no idea about.Be kind. Always.
➡️Don't make assumptions, assumptions are based on YOUR view of the world, and your experiences bad and good, and usually they have absolutely nothing to do with the person you are making assumptions about. Often we see what we want to see. Just saying.
➡️Always strive to progress, if you do not shape your progress,the progress will be shaped by the life and circumstances around you without you even noticing
➡️If you loose smth, probably it was not yours to be begin with
➡️Spend lots of time with your children,learn from them,they have so much to teach us that society has misguided us from
➡️Don't be afraid to change ur life over and over. As we grow, we need to adjust our sails in the direction of the life we want. People seem to think that once you make one choice,one path, you should stick with it, but it couldnt be further away from truth. Build ur own path and make it any shape you like.
➡️You already have everything you need to be happy.
➡️Most people in your life are temporary and have no clue about who you really are
➡️Start doing. Now. It is million times more effective than dreaming about it for years.
《Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem》
Its been a long time comin but here's to better late than never, to new beginnings, beginnings that aren't as clear to me as well yet... so on this journey please be patient with me, a little faith goes a long way. Combining the 2 things close to my heart - photography and faith , a journey awaits. ♡
Lately, I’ve been going through massive shifts on my spiritual path, and they are hella uncomfortable 😬😬😬😬😬. But it’s needed so I can move forward and move more into my authentic self and realize just how powerful and magnificent I am. I’ve been doing a lot of clearing work in terms of letting go of the feelings of unworthiness and not feeling like I’m good enough. Again, self-reflection is what caused me to tap into the universal wisdom that I’ve chosen to be oblivious to because I was caught up in feelings of frustration. Often times, we choose to be oblivious to obvious truths that are revealed to us because we don’t want to change; we want to stay comfortable. Like the saying goes, the comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there. We have to embrace the fact that it’s up to us to shift our reality, no one else is. We are the masters of our universe, so if we want change, we have to be the change and let our old self die off ☠️💀💀💀💀so our real self can shine through us like it’s supposed to 💫💫💫💫💫💫💫💫💫🌟🌟✨✨🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟. I’m going through this as we speak 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😇😇😇😇😇😇😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊. Just know you’re going through the shifts alone my soul brother/sister. Whatever shift you’re going through, you’ll get through it with flying colors, even if it doesn’t seem like it 🌈🌈🌈. And it doesn’t matter if everyone else looks at you weird for turning your life because it’s not for them to understand. It’s YOUR journey and yours alone. You have to do what you have to do for you and not what everyone else wants you to do. Break the chains and embody your beautiful, radiant, authentic self 🎆🎇🎇🎇🎇🌙🌼🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺.
1️⃣8️⃣: Charging my 📱 in another room
As I started my deep dive into learning all things health and wellness a common theme kept coming up...
Sleep QUALITY is a VITAL component to the equation
And a MAJOR factor that affects the quality of sleep is blue light
Blue light 3 hours before bed leads to a ⬇️ in melatonin release from the brain ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Melatonin is the hormone that signals to your body that it is time to go to sleep 😴💤
My optometrist mind thinks of it this way...
Blue light goes into your 👁 through your pupil, that signal goes to your retinal cells that send a signal to your brain that it is DAY time ...
Your brain therefore gets confused and doesn’t signal the proper release of melatonin (which remember is your body’s signal that it is night time)
So ... once I learned this connection I knew I had to do something about my in bed scrolling and my “wake up in the middle of the night and check my phone” habit because that was most likely one of the culprits of my poor sleep
I started off by telling myself I wouldn’t check my phone before bed but still charged it next to my bed ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I realized VERY quickly that my addiction was too strong and I had no control
I bought myself an alarm clock and started charging my phone in another room ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I also have my phone set where it goes to a red screen at night to limit blue light when I do use my phone (which I am using as I write this post at 1230am)
This takes serious DISCIPLINE and I am not perfect with it... some nights when my mind is especially racing I give in and go get my phone ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But the nights that I stick to it (which is MAJORITY) my sleep is SO MUCH BETTER ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I sleep through the night or even if I wake up in the middle of the night I fall asleep again much faster bc I don’t reach for my phone bc it’s just not available ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I wake up MORE RESTED and more powerful during my morning #bootycall
I also find my cravings and appetite are more manageable, I feel less stressed and my overall mood is better
Anyone else work on improving 💤?
““Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul. Am I the sea, or the monster of the deep, that you put me under guard? When I think my bed will comfort me and my couch will ease my complaint, even then you frighten me with dreams and terrify me with visions, so that I prefer strangling and death, rather than this body of mine. I despise my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone; my days have no meaning. “What is mankind that you make so much of them, that you give them so much attention, that you examine them every morning and test them every moment? Will you never look away from me, or let me alone even for an instant? If I have sinned, what have I done to you, you who see everything we do? Why have you made me your target? Have I become a burden to you? Why do you not pardon my offenses and forgive my sins? For I will soon lie down in the dust; you will search for me, but I will be no more.””
Job 7:11-21 NIV
Renungan pagi, semoga berkenan.. Ibarat aliran air jernih di sungai, begitulah energi kebaikan itu mengalir. Jgn pernah dibendung.. Alirkan dan tularkan energi itu. Jangan pernah meremehkan kebaikan. Lakukanlah kebaikan itu sekecil dan sesederhana apapun kebaikan itu. Jadikanlah dia sebagai kebiasaan kita dan anak-anak kita. Jadikanlah dia sebagai diri kita. Disaksikan atau tidak disaksikan orang, kita tetap melakukannya... Semakin ikhlas kita melakukan kebaikan, semakin besar energinya terpancar dan semakin kuat dampaknya bagi kita, lingkungan kita dan alam semesta
Semoga semua mahluk berbahagia, bebas dari derita🙏🏻🙏🏻😇 #morningmotivation#selfreminder#mindfulness#compassion#lovequotes#kebaikan#berkah#energikebaikan#renunganpagi#selfreflection