Good Things Happening In Our World

(Picture: Madrid, Spain by Kyla Alexandre) 

The world has flipped itself upside down and inside out. People are overstocking and facing the same thing at the same time. There is so much negativity in this world it almost becomes impossible to see any light at the end of the tunnel. This whole experience is causing a strain on people’s mental health. We have been in lockdown for about two months now and are adjusting to this absurd new normal. At this moment, we are driven by the hope that this will end eventually. News outlets are full of corona this and corona that with very little about the good happening in the world. The biggest lesson to take out of this is to know that no matter how crappy something is, there is ALWAYS something good that will come out of it. Let me share a few. 

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The Importance of Habits

(Picture: Lima, Peru by Kyla Alexandre) 

As the new year comes around, people start making resolutions that only last a few weeks. I have a few things to say about this… 1) who said the new year was the time to make changes? Why can’t you do it at any time? 2)The reason why they fall through so quickly is the flawed system behind maintaining these new changes. So, how does one change their life and create new habits effectively? Well, I am going to tell you. But first, I have to give credit to the person who inspired this article. I will link the podcast, done by one of my biggest inspirations (Kalyn Nicholson), that inspired this.

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Fake It Till You Make It

(Picture: Santa Cruz, California by Kyla Alexandre)

Let me tell you something, you gotta fake it till you make it. Now, I have to give a disclaimer because there is a certain extent in which you can get away with faking something and actually seeing results. If you are in a position where it does a lot of harm, please seek help in a different form. If you need to talk, you can reach me on any of GetAloha’s social media or email. You’re probably asking yourself “What is she going to tell me to fake?” My answer is: positivity. 

I read an article in my anthropology class that talked about people faking confidence and/or happiness led to them actually feeling happier/more confident. This is something that I have had to do a lot of in the past few weeks. I am surrounded by a lot of stress, so the little, negative parts of my day take a huge toll on how I feel, and as a person who promotes positivity that is not very good. So for this past week, I have done everything I can to fake it and it has its perks. I have tried to wake up every morning and tell myself “Today is going to be a great day” and throughout the day I reassure myself a few times. I try to walk with a little pep in my step and it works. I go about my day feeling more confident and assured. The act of smiling, even if it is forced, boosts your happy chemicals. It is weird how it works, but it does.

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Law of Attraction Part 3

(Picture: Pismo Beach, California by Kyla Alexandre)

It has been a while since I have updated on my LOA journey but that is because it is a growth and learning process and those take time. As I have worked harder on giving out good in hopes of receiving it, I have observed and noticed a few things.

The first being the change in my days when I am having a good versus bad day. If my morning starts off a bit rough and I am unable to change that feeling, the day continually gets worse. Because I couldn’t shake the energy, it just kept building up and getting worse as the day went on. Since my last post, I have had a lot of stress and difficulty with everything happening all at once, but with that, I have been able to find ways to combat the negativity. I have found that maintaining habits, such as working out daily or doing something good for the soul (yoga, meditation, reading, etc…) it has reduced the way I react to the not so good things that happen on a daily basis.

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