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I’m back after a long time of absence from this sweet kind of safe haven virtual world.

I’ve been away because I’ve been focusing more on my real life. As you may know, I didn’t want to work after my graduation; I had some plans that didn’t really work.

This small failure led me to what I’m doing right now. I’m in my twenties, I don’t have regrets and I enjoy the process of getting where I want.

I decided to pursue a new passion, and focus more on getting a new degree that I want to get. Yes I’m back to school. It’s official, I’m a student at another university, which is cool, and I love discovering new things, socializing with new people with different backgrounds and nationality. I just love all of it. My new studies are about   international studies and diplomacy.

This is been awesome so far.

And I’m the new student of the class, teachers always ask for a presentation, while the students stare at me, the new face of the class, just like I described in my “about” section. In a way, I unintentionally applied the law of attraction, and got what I thought of.

Talking about law of attraction, I secretly wanted to study here when I was little, but forgot about that dream for a while, until the day I got accepted, and officially realized the dream of that naive little girl I was.

Anyways, I started classes a week ago, I feel like I have done the right thing for me. Maybe most of people don’t see what I see, it’s all about perception. I have reached a stage in my life where people don’t influence me anymore, especially people who are always looking to make you feel down.

I hope there are more awesome things to come, and please my awesome friends wish me luck.

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How to cope with over thinking

WARNING : This post is inspired by true life events. 😀

Have you ever found yourself in a bad mood, or worried, because you over thought something? I think we can all agree on the fact that we have put ourselves in a bad mood because of over thinking, at least once. Are you asking why it happens? …Well, my friend, this happens because you cross to that side of your brain where you feel stuck in your own bubble and that nobody can reach you.

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Since I have been struggling a bit these last couple of weeks with a decision making process, I found myself drowning in over thinking, not the reasonable way where I weigh up pros and cons or discuss issues with my close ones, but rather, the sort of thinking that lock you up in the darkest maze of your head.

In an attempt to uncover the “cure” and find something to help me take my mind off of this self destructive stuff, I went to the deepest wildest jungles of Google and came across some tips.

But first: What is over thinking?

It’s basically when your ‘in theory’ gets in the way of your ‘in practice’. Generally, over thinking can simply be the result of a major decision to be made or a stressful period in life.

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Some studies have shown that the majority of over thinkers are women, (Watch out girl, we are most likely to fall into the over thinking pattern).

Usually, over thinkers may show frustration, signs of anxiety and even depression in some extreme cases. They also tend to make a big deal of the simplest things.

Over analyzing everything causes mental exhaustion. That’s where your sudden bad mood comes from.

PS : if you identify with what’s above, then, your over thinking might be overtaking your positive thoughts.

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To chase away the negativity, here are some tips that really worked for me:

  1. You’re not going insane. Don’t assume you’re alone in this and that everybody else is sleeping like a baby without second thinking everything around them. Some people may look calm on the outside, but their minds are going mad as well. This is all part of the human nature; it’s just that you have to find the balance between thinking and reacting.
  2. Ask yourself the right type of questions. Over thinking something to the point of sadness is a waste of positive energy.  If you’re going to over think, do it positively at least. Look at the bright side. Think of the solution and be productive and practical instead of focusing on the main problem.
  3. Be more proactive; do stuff!  Turn over thinking into a next action. Get out of the theory and into the practical. Now! Do at least one thing each day every day that will get you closer to where you want to be. Even if it scares you. Especially if it scares you.

There is no “one best way” to deal with your over thinking, but this worked for me. I look forward to read other tips that worked for you.

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Finding Happiness Vs Finding yourself

Are you a happy person?

Or you’re still in search for happiness?

Happiness, may be a feeling, but I’d like to think of it as a state of mind.

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I have always tried to be positive in my thoughts, in my action, in my perception of things, and always believed that things, whether good or bad, happened for a reason.

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To adventures and beyond

My bucket list is packed not only with places I want to go to, live in, and pass by, but also with experiences I want to go through, with crazy things I want to do. I’m a big believer that travelling is a challenging and life changing experience, except if you’re a cold-hearted rock, then you’ll feel no change at all :D.

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My bumpy journey

I have spent this year’s most part in a pause mode, meaning? After I graduated, I didn’t want to get straight into working, I wanted to take time, to experience different unusual crazy stupid stuff (which I haven’t yet), and to find myself (I know, sounds a bit cliché :D). So while some of my friends were getting jobs, or getting married (and I’m happy that they found what they wanted), I was trying to figure out what I want to do with my life.

I felt lost, well as normal 20 something guys and girls, but from the comments I have heard this wasn’t so normal -_- . And for the last 3 months, I’ve been trying to find The Asmaa.

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