Tag Archives: Happiness

Everyday NhanSense – Day 71

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Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 71’s Topic: Friends.
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Finding friends is something on the agenda for me as of late. I am an introvert. I am a loner on some days.

But by all means, I need friends as much as the next person. Friends are people you can hang out with to mix up your routine. It’s nice to have someone to talk to about things rather than just being alone all the time.

As I always emphasize, I have never been Mr. Popular, but the friends I did have were important to me. You can’t put a price on the number of friends when all that matters is how good the friendships are. At least, this is what I like to think.
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Everyday NhanSense – Day 63

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Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 63’s Topic: Ambition.
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Sorry, it was a really busy night at the restaurant. And it was just the Friday before Valentine’s Day, no less! Ideally, as long as I blog once a day, everything is kosher.

Anyway, the more hours I put into the restaurant, which is good and all, the more I realize I need to divert some time toward more ambitious undertakings. It’s not that I hate or dread working at the restaurant or anything. It’s quite the contrary. It’s just that my amount of free time isn’t the same as it was a month and a half ago, meaning my free time is that more crucial.

Every single minute of it. I am lucky now to get a few hours in the morning or late at night. If that. Still, it’s better than nothing.

With that said, I want to be more ambitious in general. I want to take more risks, at least dip my toe in the water once in a while.
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Everyday NhanSense – Day 61

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Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 61’s Topic: Finding reasons to be happy.
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Days like today remind me why I want to find true happiness. For the second half of the day, I was feeling gloomy as heck. Totally blue. I kept it to myself as best as I could. I have had to learn to find ways of keeping it somewhat together before things get really out of hand.

For me when I am sad, I can’t really cry.

Mood swings are so fickle like that. I am perfectly A-OK one minute, and then it’s like a roulette of emotions at the drop of a dime. I never know what I am going to feel.

It’s anger one day.

It’s sadness the other.

Why can’t I just be happy?

I ask myself all the time. Why can’t I just lock onto the feelings of joy and maintain that every single day? Boy, life would be a lot better for sure.

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Everyday NhanSense – Day 57

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Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 57’s Topic: Appeasing your “other” side.
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There are days where I simply feel like a conflicted person, at least when it comes to satisfying all my goals and ambitions. I want to look for the silver lining when things get bleak. I want to find reasons to be happy in life.

There are lots of elements to want, but I don’t know if I can get all of them appeased. My “other” side is very demanding, as you can see.

Then again, don’t we all have our own other side who is always hounding each and every single one of us, respectively?

Is it not uncommon?

A few years back, I really wanted to land my dream job in journalism. Because I wanted it so badly, the horrible depression took over. And because the depression took over, I became knocked out of commission for a long while.

I do believe it was because I wanted to appease that certain side to me. Rightfully so, that other me just wanted big things.

A swell job you could go around to brag to others.

The satisfaction of knowing my ultimate goal in college, of being a journalist, was going to come to reality.

And so on. And so on.

Of course, the short version of the story is … it didn’t happen like that at all. Almost tragic in itself, everything just came crashing down. The whole house of cards scattered everywhere, and I was left to play 52 Pickup.

Not fun at all, I have to say. But that’s how that series of events turned out.

What can I say? The other me demands a lot. That’s a fact.
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Everyday NhanSense – Day 42

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Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 42’s Topic: Moving forward.
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For this whole month, I have been feeling like I have so much momentum going in my favor.

I got a job, I got out of my mental and emotional slump, I got focused and now I feel like I am moving genuinely forward in this game called life.

What a wonderful feeling!

It’s quite remarkable how I was basically beating myself up for two whole months, just thinking I was completely worthless as a person who deserved all the rotten luck my way. However, fortunately, destiny gave me another shot.

My progress in life stopped to a screeching halt, but now I got the wheels in motion again, even if it’s considered “slow” by society’s standards. This doesn’t get to me anymore, at least when it would break me apart upstairs, because as long as I am not regressing … it’s all good, right?

Let’s just say I was so ready to push the panic button at one point. I could have bailed out on living in this new town at any moment, but I held on. I was frightened. I perceived myself as trapped in the perpetual corner with no option to turn to, but I feel great now. Absolutely great.

I am so thankful I didn’t concede with myself when the going got so tough.
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Everyday NhanSense – Day 39

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Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 39’s Topic: Haircuts with a side of enthusiasm.
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I think a word I am going to be sprinkling into my blog posts for a while is “tone.” After all, the tone of my blog posts are getting more upbeat, happier and overall just a lot more optimistic.

The tone for my life as a whole is brimming with more positivity with less negativity to bring me down.

So in a sense, I am definitely a happier camper, more or less. Things aren’t perfect, but they are improving. As long as things keep going up, what’s there to complain about then?

Anyway, today after work, I got a haircut. Now, a thing about me is this – I love getting my hair cut for some reason. I don’t know why. Ever since I was a kid, I liked it when my mom would cut my hair. I looked forward to it with an almost unnatural level of glee.

And it’s not like I can do much with my hair. Honestly, I can’t grow my hair out in a flattering way or manipulate the hair to look cool, so I just have to default to that “clean cut” look, which is fine by me.

Perhaps I like being able to slide my hand through my hair. Maybe it’s because I absolutely hate it when my hair grows out and starts to touch my ears. That itchy feeling bugs me so much! The first moment I feel my hair touch my ears is when I become eager to find a barber.

My hair was beginning to look a tad scruffy, so I just decided to head to the barber today.

So here comes that word again – the “tone” of the conversation with my barber was very enjoyable. Continue reading

Abide by the Vibe: Believing in Yourself



“We all abide by the vibe we create for ourselves.”

Do you believe in yourself?

It’s a serious question. A healthy, ideal vibe can be constructed with the right kind of thoughts.

Things do not have to be filled with dread or despair. Instead, focus on the positive. Don’t let yourself get sad.

Believe in yourself that you can make yourself happy.

“We all abide by the vibe we create for ourselves.”