Tuesday, May 24, 2016

How To Stay Positive




I have been reminded recently that it is hard to to stay positive. Life can sometimes get hard and overwhelming, so it is up to us to fight to stay positive. Here are some things that you can do daily to help you stay positive:

Create a Gratitude Journal

I have been hearing about doing a gratitude journal for some time. However truth be told I never gave it a second thought until recently. Simply put a gratitude journal is a diary of things for which one is grateful
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 My first reaction to the idea of starting a gratitude journal is what will I write about.
I did not understand that gratitude journals are used by individuals who wish to focus their attention on the positive things in their lives.

 Once i understood this, I knew i could write about anything I feel grateful for in my life. 

In essence, a gratitude journal should be uniquely you. Therefore, you should be the one to decorate, organize and include any that represents what you are grateful for. Therefore your gratitude journal could be an ordinary notebook that you decide to decorate (or not) and use for this purpose. Happy Writing!!!!

  

Find a Hobby



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Sometimes we forget how important it is for us to have a hobby. A hobby is a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, typically during one's leisure time

A hobby helps keeps you engaged and happy. I  find that when I am busy focusing on something uplifting I do not have time to focus on the negative things that are occurring in and around your life. 
 I recommend doing something that is fun and different from what you would normally do.  Hobbies can include collecting themed items and objects, engaging in creative and artistic pursuits, playing sports, or pursuing other amusements. Remember that variety is the spice of life, so do something different from your everyday routine.


Go Out & About


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I am a home body, therefore I do not want to leave home unless I absolutely have to. However, I have found that going out and about helps me stay positive. You don't have to plan major trips to have an excuse to go explore. What I found works for me is to choose one day out of the week (Saturday) to explore or do something fun outside the house that is out of my everyday routine .

You can also mix things up by planning monthly or quarterly road trips to places that you have always wanted to see. Just the act of planning, organizing and implement your plans will positively impact your mood. 



Implementing 'Me Time'



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Last but certainly not the least is 'Me Time'. 'Me Time' is just ensuring that at least each day you find time to relax and be alone. All of the above activities will not be possible if you do not implement 'Me Time' in your daily routine.  

Remember, It is also okay to let your children, family and significant other know that this is important to your well being and overall state of mind. It is also okay for you to not to feel guilty for wanting to be alone. 

If you are unable to get 'Me Time' every day then you can select a day in the week that you can take a couple of hours for yourself.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Benefits of Starting Another Blog

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Is there such a thing as having too many blogs? I contemplate this the first time i started another blog. I agonized over whether it was the right decision, would i have the support of my core group, why was it necessary and the list went on.

The truth is starting a another blog is a big decision.You need to ensure that you are starting a new blog for the right reasons. Here are some reason why you should start another blog:




To Diversify

Successful bloggers are successful because they have a niche. This is a good thing. However, often there comes a time when you want to diversify your content. That can be problematic if what you want to post is not compatible with your niche. At this point, you can consider starting another blog. This can allow you to diversify your content without driving away your core readers.You can also give your core readers the option of following your new blog by promoting it on your main blog. This way you can gain traffic for your new blog and your readers who are interested can enjoy your new content.

To Reach a New Audience

Starting a new blog can can help you to reach a new audience that you might never have appealed before. This can help you to broaden your readership based and allow you to meet new people.

To broaden Your Skills 

Starting a new blog can help you to become a better writer. the more you write it is the more you develop your skills. It is more beneficial to you when you do not place yourself in a box. Therefore, the more topics you are able to share the better it is for you.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Spanish Town Jamaica - Emancipation Square

In 1762, a new official residence for the Governor, King's House, was erected on the site Historic Spanish Town Square - Kings House of the Old Spanish Hall of Audience. The Hall was demolished in 1761 to make room for the new mansion. This building formed the first unit of the civic square designed in the then popular Georgian style.

In 1838, the proclamation of the abolition of slavery was read from the steps of King's House. The structure was destroyed by fire in 1925 leaving only the main eastern facade and the stables.





Rodney's Memorial


This elaborate edifice was created in honour of the celebrated British Admiral Lord Rodney. Historic Spanish Town Square - Rodney's Memorial. The Memorial, designed by the famous English sculptor John Bacon in 1801, commemorates Rodney's victory over a French fleet that had attempted to invade the island in 1782. Rodney is made to resemble a Roman Emperor.

A tavern dating from the time of the Spanish occupation, which is said to have also been where the mules and horses belonging to the Governor were tethered was demolished to make way for the statue.



Rodney's Memorial


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