Goodbye Negativity

Goodbye Negativity

Hi, hi!

Did you miss me a lot or even more than that?

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It is the beginning of a new week and I am super excited to be starting it by publishing this new article!

I haven’t been able to post anything for over a month, and this is simply because I have been going through a serious period in my life. One, I believe, every [aspiring] writer goes through: The infamous writer’s block.

Let me tell you that it is very much real.

It was not that I didn’t have anything to write about, but I just could not manage to formulate these ideas into words, let alone lengthy and entertaining articles.

Words were just stuck in my head and didn’t want to fall out of it. As much as I have tried writing this whole time, I simply could not.

I also let laziness push through, if I am being completely honest. I was so busy living my life and trying to get things done that I left the blog on the sidelines.

BUT!

I am back now, and with good reason. I have finally found a new topic that will surely make for a nice blog post.

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Open Letter To Myself |Again|

Open Letter To Myself |Again|

Hi, hi, hi!

Happy Monday and happy beginning of the week to everyone!

I know that Mondays are absolutely not the most fun days, for lack of better words, but I hope you’ve all found a way to make of them « Okay days » at the very least.

Today I woke up with a feeling of discouragement, for whatever reason. Lately, I feel like I am too sensitive, a little on the edge with my emotions, and I feel like negative thoughts are getting the best of me.

And to be honest, that’s because it has been pointed out to me. But instead of making me want to stop, think, and work on it, it has made me fall deeper into it. The sentiment that I am wrong for being this emotional, that it has to change, that I have to change, made me close up a little more.

I am not saying that people should walk on eggshells when it comes to telling me what I’m doing wrong or where I’m lacking, even more so when I know that it comes from a place of love. It is just that it’s hard when I already feel like I am not at my best, but that’s just me navigating through my own thoughts.

I had to sit back and think about how I function. There must be something wrong in it.

The only thing I found is that the way I react to things is not necessarily the best at the moment. I can perceive and misunderstand all I want, it’s completely normal. But the way I choose to react to people’s words and actions is what I should focus on.

I cannot control how people deliver their messages or expect them to do it the way I deliver mine, but I can control the way I act towards those. Even though realizing where I lacked made me feel guilty and apologetic towards those who had to endure the worst of it, and also a little bit embarrassed, it also helped me realize what I was doing right.

Sure, I need to work on the way I handle things, but I’m not that much out of the way. I really care a lot, and it makes me give my thousand percent every time for my loved ones. That must be something to appreciate in me.

Lately, I have been mending my past broken relationships, giving space for forgiveness to take over resentment. That is also something I must be proud of.

I have been working on prioritizing family a lot more, and over everything. Not only when I am down and emotionally in need. That is a plus too!

I have managed to put a smile on my loved ones’ faces, to make them proud of my accomplishments. This is something to smile about.

I give my time, my energy, and all of my love, with no selfish thoughts. Good job, Esther!

I am a positive person, and I don’t let life get me down. I give a lot of importance to my mental health, and I make sure to spread a good word every time I can.

And there are many more things I do on a daily basis that make me feel like I’m not a too shabby human being. Haha!

I am not trying to brag, it’s just that I needed the vote of confidence today so that the rest of my week could go without too many bumps.

I am doing something right, and I am still working on myself. It’s all good and it’s normal!

I am trying my best, and that’s good enough.

Wow, this really feels good. I wrote the things I strongly believe I’m doing right, and I feel a lot better.

This one is more for myself but if it helps anyone out there, then I’d be more than glad.

Much love to you all, and have a wonderful, wonderful week!

Narcisse Xx

Lundi, On Sourit!

Lundi, On Sourit!

Bonjour et bon début de semaine à tous et à toutes!

J’espère que votre Weekend s’est bien passé et qu’il a été synonyme de bonnes nouvelles.

Je n’ai personnellement pas à me plaindre du mien car j’ai pu le passer en compagnie de ma famille et de personnes que j’aime.

On dit que toute bonne chose a une fin et on sait tous que le Lundi n’est pas forcément le jour le plus stimulant au monde. Quand tu sors du Weekend, tu n’as pas toujours envie de retomber dans ta routine hebdomadaire, mais tu n’as généralement pas le choix.

Ce que j’essaye de faire dans ces cas là c’est de trouver un moyen de me redonner de l’énergie, de me motiver par rapport à la semaine qui s’annonce. La meilleure solution pour moi c’est de loin la musique.

Je me fais tous les Dimanches soirs une Playlist en cas de lendemain difficile. Mon humeur du Dimanche dicte le choix des chansons que j’y mets, donc elle varie assez selon les semaines. Certaines chansons s’y retrouvent quand même fréquemment, juste parce que quel que soit la situation, elles me mettent toujours de meilleur humeur.

Je vais vous donner la Playlist de cette semaine et qui sait, peut-être que ça sera l’occasion pour certains de découvrir de nouvelles perles!

Let’s go!

  • SOCO – Starboy, Wizkid (Qui ne danse pas quand on passe cette chanson?! Ton humeur ne peut que se porter mieux après) Soco, Soco, Baby285qmx
  • MAFIOSA – Lartiste ft Caroliina (Merci Dodo d’avoir chanté celle là non-stop pendant 2 mois Ha!) Tà Tudo Bem
  • X – Nicky Jam ft J Balvin (Cette chanson me donne toujours envie d’aller en soirée avec mes folles de copines) Music Video
  • LA PLUIE – Orelsan ft Stromae (Superbe chanson avec un message que j’affectionne et confirme: On est jamais mieux que chez soi) There’s no place like home
  • NOWO – Wizkid Mood
  • WHO WAITS FOR LOVE – SHINee (Pour les amoureux de K-pop comme moi, cette chanson donne vraiment envie de bouger) Stage Presence 101
  • DAKAN TIGUI (Remix) – Sidiki Diabaté (Clin d’oeil à ma Olivia) Jeu d’épaules
  • BELIEVE – Star Cast (Si vous ne regardez pas encore STAR, c’est le moment de commencer) Star and Co
  • PERFECT DUET – Ed Sheeran ft Beyoncé (Elle rentre plus dans le registre ballade mais elle a une place particulière dans mon coeur. Quelle que soit mon humeur, quand je l’écoute elle me fait toujours sourire) My Wedding Song

NEW ENTRY ALERT

Beyoncé et Jay-Z ont décidé d’en finir avec nous une nouvelle fois avec leur dernier album commun EVERYTHING IS LOVE.

Un mot: EPIQUE.

  • FRIENDS – The Carters (Les paroles de cette chanson sont tout simplement magiques. À écouter absolument. Si vous avez un groupe de personnes de confiance sur qui vous pouvez vous reposer les yeux fermés, les mots vous parleront encore plus) Vous pouvez la retrouver sur toutes les plateformes de musique. 

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Voilà, voilà. Si vous avez des suggestions, n’hésitez pas!

A chacun sa méthode, mais je trouve que passer une longue semaine de bonne humeur vaut mieux que de passer une longue semaine en étant mentalement fatigué.e.

Toujours garder une attitude positive!

Bonne semaine à tous et toutes!

Narcisse Xx

 

Disclaimer: The images are not mine. All credits to the owners.