Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Wow! I’ve just been nominated the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Laura Lamere http://lauralamere.com/2012/08/22/very-inspiring-blogger-award/. Thank you so much! Feel free to check out her blog! The Very Inspiring Blogger Award is an award given out by people who got one themselves and they give it out to 10 people again and so on…ok this sounds a bit confusing, but read on and you will get it 🙂 To accept the award you have to follow some steps. They are:

  • Link back to the person who nominated you (yep done)
  • Post the award image to your page (done!)
  • Tell seven facts about yourself (see below)
  • Nominate 10 other blogs (see below)
  • Let them know they are nominated

I’ll start with the 7 facts:

  • I have been to lots of places around the world for a holiday with my family including Canada (Vancouver and many other little towns), America (New York, Miami, Florida), Turkey, Thailand (Phuket), Germany (i was born there), Austria, Italy, Australia (I live there now 🙂 ) and some other places.
  • I love reading both German and English books. One of my favourites is ‘The Hunger Games trilogy’, ‘Divergent’ and many others.
  • I love doing Taekwondo. I’ve been doing it since I was little, and now I’ve got a black belt.
  • I live near the beach (which is awesome). I often go for runs there.
  • One of my favourite foods is Pad Thai (thai noodles with vegetables, prawns, soy beans and a nice sauce) which I had everyday when I visited Thailand! It’s the best.
  • I really like photgraphy. Whenever I go somewhere I take my camera or iphone and take lots of pictures (mostly landscape).
  • I started playing the Trumpet about half a year ago. I really like it, although I’m not that good at it yet:)

So these were 7 facts about me. Hope you enjoyed them 🙂 Now I’ll nominate 10 blogs for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award…

  1. Annies place:  http://anniecountrydream.wordpress.com/
  2. David:  http://5thingstodotoday.com/
  3. Rebecca:  http://rebeccaplotnick.wordpress.com/
  4. Lu:  http://theunwittingtraveller.wordpress.com/
  5. Marie:  http://mariewetmore.com/
  6. Lou Ann:  http://onthehomefrontandbeyond.wordpress.com/
  7. Neil Pasricha: http://1000awesomethings.com/
  8. Stacie: http://staciebrown.wordpress.com/
  9. Sherry: http://sherrymeneley.com/
  10. Goal setting workshop:  http://goalsettingwkshop.wordpress.com

These are all blogs that I found inspiring so feel free to check them out and follow! 🙂

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I love the idea of this blog, it’s great! It gives you 5 things you can do everyday and lots of these things are also really good for stepping out of your comfort zone or just trying something new. You can even give your own suggestions for the blog!
These are some of mine. 🙂 Check out the blog for more ideas: http://5thingstodotoday.com/

Never take anything personally!

A few weeks ago when my Mum came home from a walk she told me this story: She was out for her daily walk and had been walking for a while when she came past this guy who was jogging in the opposite direction. Mum always greets people when they walk past her and sometimes they don’t reply or just say ‘hi’ in a grumpy tone; but she wasn’t prepared for this: when she walked past the jogger and said ‘hi’, he said “fu*** off” (you can imagine what i’m trying to say) and kept running. Mum was so surprised, she didn’t even realise what the guy had just said until after a couple of seconds when she turned around and thought: “Wait a second what did he just say?”

The jogger wasn’t being mean because mum had done something wrong, it wasn’t her fault. The guy had probably been in a bit of a funny mood and so you shouldn’t take something like that personally. And mum didn’t. In fact when she told us this story she laughed because no matter how nice you are sometimes to people, they can still act grumpy.

So if someone ever speaks rudely to you or of you, don’t take it personal! Just think to yourself: “They are probably in a bad mood or they are just jealous that I’m happy and in a good mood.” It’s not your fault they are like that.

What you shouldn’t do in a situation like that: freak out, cry and hide in a corner and never come out.

What you should do instead: Look at the person, shrug, smile and move on. (try that the next time someone is being mean to you) Because you know you are awesome, so why should anyone tell you otherwise?

The message: Never take anything personal and you’ll be happy 🙂

Has anyone ever said something insulting to you, but you didn’t care, you knew it wasn’t true? Comment below.

Watch the Olympians!

A couple of days ago my sister came home from swimming (she does it as a hobby outside of school and trains 3 times a week), and she said: “Today I felt like I improved and I got better because I watched the athletes swim at the Olympics!”

And I thought: “That’s cool. If everyone improved just by watching the Olympics there’d be even more stars around the world!” You can do it yourself. Do you play or love a sport that’s an Olympic sport? Then watch your favourite athletes on TV! Because the Olympics aren’t just there for watching them and cheering for your country; they are also about improvement and achievement, not only for those who pariticpate in the events, but also for those who watch them.

some olympic athletes and sports!
note: not all of the above images are mine. I got some of them from google images.

Next time you watch the Olympics you should watch the athletes and the sport they are doing more closely. Look at the things they do before a race or an event. Do they have any rituals, (things they always do before they start) to get them in the zone? When they start you can watch their technique, the way they do their stroke or the way they throw, move or punch. Just watch, and you’ll be surprised by how much you can learn from watching these athletes. If you want to get better at the sport you are doing watch people who have done it before. They are competing at the Olympics right? And if you want to get there to, or you just want to improve, watch those athletes! That way you will improve!

Do you have a favourite athlete you admire? A sport you love and want to improve in? Comment below! 🙂

Expand your comfort zone

This is the first time I’ve reblogged something, and I’ve reblogged it because it is so true! We should always step out of our comfort zone in order to achieve big things! I will soon write my own post about stretching your comfort zone and its importance.

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We must travel in the direction of our fear.

John Berryman

This can’t be stressed enough, you always have to expand your comfort zone. Don’t think about it, just go for it. Embrace your fear and get to know it, there will be no bigger enemy in your life.

/phil

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