Tuesday, November 20, 2012

8 things to do right now if you are feeling frazzled

8 things to do right now if you are feeling frazzled

For Sharing :)

8 things to do right now if you are feeling frazzled

Oh boy this week is one of those weeks for me and I’m not even trying to get ready for Thanksgiving (I’m in Canada and we celebrated last month).  So I can only imagine how many of you are feeling right now.  I sat down to write a completely different post and out popped this one instead.  I obviously needed it to hear it myself and I’m hoping some of you’ll find these gentle reminders helpful as well during the busyness of your days.

1. Pray about it

Ask God to direct your paths and help you prioritize all that you have going on.  When life gets busy, don’t leave Him out of it as you try to manage everything on your own.  Instead invite Him to be a part of your everyday, from the little things to the big things.

2.  Breath deeply and repeat a mantra

Deep breath, in and out.  Do it again.  Ahh now doesn’t that feel good.  I also find it helpful to say a little mantra to myself over and over again.  Mine is this, slow and steady wins the race.  It sounds silly I know but I guess it’s my way of reminding myself to just slow down.  Whoa nellie as they say :)  It really can be anything that is just a gentle nudge when you start to get to far ahead of yourself.  Don’t look up!

3.  Get your groove on

Oh my, if you are feeling so overwhelmed that you might just explode do this right now.  Crank a dance song of any kind, the faster the beat the better and just Go.For.It.  Close your eyes and move.  It is amazing how awesome this feels to release a little pent up emotion.

4.  Sit in silence

Other times, you might just need a space to think.  To shut off the noise and just be still.  Find a quiet corner even if it’s a bathroom and give in to the moment.  Even a brief moment will help recharge your batteries and help you see straight.

5.  Laugh, laugh, laugh

Laughter really is the best medicine but it can be tough if we don’t have someone around to tell us a really good joke every day.  So here’s what I do.  I make someone else laugh and when they laugh, I laugh!  It really is a win-win.  How do I make someone else laugh you ask?  Well, I’ll pretty much do whatever it takes and it’s almost always at my own expense lol.  I’m a dork so I just turn it on full volume.  I dance, weirdly.  I sing, strangely.  I talk like an alien, badly.  Are you getting the picture here?  In other words just be silly.  Your silliness will be contagious and as you make someone else smile you will feel great!!

6.  Do a brain dump

This one is so effective but when we are in the moment of overwhelm we can’t even seem to think straight enough to write down what we need to do done.  Trust me, I know!   But if we take just FIVE minutes and dump everything scattered up in our brains down, guess what happens?  We feel calmer.  We still have the same amount of things to do but now we don’t also have to try and remember it all.  Do it right now and see what happens.  For more information on this, please read this post of mine, Making Lists and Batching Tasks.

7.  Count your blessings

May I direct you to this post of Ann’s and her beautiful quote below.  One blessing at a time.  Life changing.

8.  Do something nice for someone else

What?  I know, I know you already have enough going on and now I want you to add one more thing but here me out.  It can just be in your day to day happenings.  It can be as simple as paying attention to our surroundings and letting love shine.  For instance, let someone else go ahead of you in a line, start a conversation with someone in line, pay for someone’s coffee behind you in the drive through, let your kids eat dessert first, smile at someone as you run errands.  Never underestimate the power of a smile.  When we take the focus off ourselves (even if only for a moment), you’ll find yourself with a little extra bounce in your step as you realize how great it feels to bless someone else.
May this season we all be a little less frazzled, a little less scattered and overwhelmed, and a little more at peace with where we are and what we have.
What is your go to method for feeling less frazzled in your day

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Weekend Reading

1. If you are looking for advises on a simple living life, you can check Down to Earth by Rhonda:
http://www.down---to---earth.blogspot.com/ - 

2. If you love to organize and ideas on DIY :

3. Raising godly children - if you have kids and looking for tips with toddles:

4. If you are IKEA fan love to do stuffs - check this out!

5. Pretty Printables for Free!

enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

New header - new me..:)


this is my new header and i'm loving it.

Simple and nice but full of colors. It's my reflection on life. Life is full of colours and you are the artist. Colour it as you may. You have the choice.

It reminded me of the 5 wise virgins in the bible. While waiting for the Bridegroom, they were well prepaid and anticipating. The oil of their lamps were full until the bridegroom came.

Make sure your lamp is kept burning too till the end of time!

This is my new header...it's a cutie, don't you think so?

Take care!


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Life's Little instructions

(Given by a 95 year old friend named William Snell, 1993)

Sing in the shower,
treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated
watch a sunrise at least once a year
strive for excellence, not perfection
plant a tree on your birthday
Learn 3 clean jokes

return borrowed vehicles with the gas tank full
Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them
Leave everything a little better than you found it
Keep it simple
Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures
becomes the most positive and enthusiastic person you know
be forgiving on yourself and others
say 'thank you' a lot
say 'please' a lot

avoid negative people
wear polished shoes
remember other people's birthdays
commit yourself to constant improvement
have a firm handshake
send lots of valentine cards, sign them
look people in the eyes
be the first to say 'hello'
return all the things you borrow
make new friends but cherish the old ones
keep secrets

plant flowers every spring
have a dog
always accept an outstretched hand
stop blaming others
take responsibility for every area of your life
wave at kids on school buses
be there when people need you
don't expect life to be fair
never underestimate the power of love
drink champagne for no reason at all

live your life as an exclamation, not and explanation
don't be afraid to say 'i made mistake'
don't be afraid to say 'i don't know'
compliment even small improvement
keep your promises no matter what
marry only for love
rekindle old friendships
count your blessings

call your mother
and your dad too, of they happen to be alive

(i forgot where found this link, sorry)

which one you like most?

As for me, the last part where it says - call your mother and father. Every time i read this, since i posted it on my desk, i will call my parents. God bless them and i'm so thankful for everything that they have done to us sibling of 9 (1 went home with the Lord)



Hello again!

Hello again...

Many months passed by and i'm wondering what is happening in the blog world and i'm visiting my own blog after months of silence...shhh...

MIA these few months due to these; (hopefully can justified myself..hehehe)

Jan - back from Christmas holiday, my son, family, work
Feb - my son, family, work
Mac - my son, family, work
April - my son, family, work
Mei - my son, family, work
Jun - cousin's wedding, no maid, getting ready for my Law exam
Jul- getting ready for exam
Aug - exam and raya holiday

Anyway, i don't think i can give enough excuses but life is not that easy when you have to juggle between your 3 year old son, work and study at the same time. I wish there's a way out from all of these but we have to conquer the obstacles in life to be a conqueror...so i'm not complaining. Life is more sweeter that way, i think.

There's a proverb that says : Let your faith be bigger than your fear!
Remember to live a day at a time and you will do a big difference to yourself and to your family. You need to energize your strength and your priority towards the most important things in life like family comes first before work and last but not least..you have to make it a point to spend your time with the Lord in the morning before you start the day. I have to confess though that i am not a morning person but i will somehow will overcome this as well.

Life's little instruction from an old grandpa for sharing..:)



Monday, April 16, 2012


So many times i tried but i failed...
many things to share but words seem to fade away..
moments pass by, months pass by...

and yet.......
no update on this blog

i tried and tried to give some excuses-
lots of work, busy with my baby, busy with life -


never mind--

i'll be back-

time to time to update this simple blog

and i love and i love you..

still-------thank you for stopping by--

Would love to leave this as remembrance..Loving this: Serenity

Monday, September 5, 2011

Rose Pearl's Link Party

Link for crafts and inspiration blogs

i've been reading a lot of blogs and i am really impressed and inspired by these blogs. I had put all this on my favorites bar and i will put the list here together with the links for you to check it out:

A. Handmade Jewelry :
  1. http://mol3cule.blogspot.com/
  2. http://www.wireblissmei.com/
  3. http://www.allcrafts.net/
  4. http://nuno-runo.blogspot.com/
  5. http://alviana.blogspot.com/
  6. http://forcharminggirls.blogspot.com/2010/07/afternoon-charms-7-molecule-handmade.html
  7. http://brendasjewelrybox.blogspot.com/2009/04/artisan-handmade-jewelry-etsy-seller.html
  8. http://craftzone-my.blogspot.com/
  9. http://thereluctantscrapper.blogspot.com/2010_08_01_archive.html
  10. http://artisanbeaders.blogspot.com/
  11. http://moderneve.blogspot.com/?expref=next-blog
B. Simple Living /Faith living:
  1.  http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com/
  2. http://jemimabean.blogspot.com/
  3. http://gooseberryjamman.blogspot.com/2011/06/plain-cake.html
  4. http://homemakingpilgrim.blogspot.com/p/my-beliefs-values.html
  5. http://simplemom.net/hire-blog-help/
  6. http://www.plan-and-organize-life.com/todo-lists.html
  7. http://www.crazydomestic.com/2011/02/all-things-domestic-blog-link-party_24.html
  8. http://homesteadrevival.blogspot.com/2011/01/planning-your-2011-garden.html
  9. http://farmingonfaith.blogspot.com/2011/08/keep-faith-sistawould-you-pray-with-me.html
  10. http://raisinghomemakers.com/2011/homemaking-link-up-28/
  11. http://www.proverbs14verse1.blogspot.com/
  12. http://amerrychristmascookie.blogspot.com/
  13. http://homespunliving.blogspot.com/
  14. http://homefrommyhearthomefrommyhands.blogspot.com/2010/05/working-on-my-home-for-spring.html
  15. http://laurenalexis1.blogspot.com/
  16. http://rootss.blogspot.com/

C. DIY / House Deco/Handmade:
  1. http://jordankrogmanphotography.blogspot.com/2010/05/welcome-to-my-home.html
  2. http://design2explore.blogspot.com/2010_02_01_archive.html
  3. http://thriftydecorchick.com/
  4. http://www.younghouselove.com/
  5. http://gingercake.typepad.com/gingercake/2010/05/pillowcase-nightgowns-free-tutorial.html
  6. http://icandyhandmade.blogspot.com/2011/02/icandy-plenty-of-pretty-pillowcase.html
  7. http://www.howjoyful.com/blog-design/
  8. http://www.deko-eric.com.my/seasons/season4/ep5/ep4-5_index.html
  9. http://isabellaandmaxrooms.blogspot.com/2010/06/more-progress-on-headboard-meets.html
  10. http://joyofdecor.blogspot.com/
if you know any in interesting blogs and would like to add to my list pls let me know ya!