3 Ways To Seek Your Positivity

3 ways to seek your positivity

Camera: Canon Powershot G16
Editor: Adobe Photoshop CC
© photography by indiellie.com

These last days I’ve been thinking about positivity. I had a good talk with some people, and I realized how it always seems easier to be negative than positive. The discussion we had was about the fact that even in a situation that we should be enjoying and loving, we keep thinking about the negative side of it. And when someone starts pointing out a negative point, everyone else follow the lead and start doing the same. It’s really difficult to break this circle, but I came up with some ideas that I want to share with you.

Use “but” in a better way

Let’s start by saying that it is impossible to be positive all the time. However, I realized that most of the time, we start with a positive sentence and we add something negative at the end. “I like autumn, but I hate this cold” or “I like my job, but I always have to get up early in the morning and I’m always tired”. How many times did we do that? The thing is, even if we were saying something good, what stick into our mind is the last little bit of the sentence, the negative one. So, if we really need to point out something negative, why don’t we try the other way around? Let’s start with the negative point and then focus on the positivity: “I don’t like this cold, but I love autumn!”. This way, we empathize the good side of our sentence and it’s easier to remember it in our mind.

Minimize the negativity and maximise the positivity

This step is really simple. When we’re about to say something good, let’s try to exaggerate it (without being fake, of course). Do you like something? Why not really like it, or even love it? And since it’s not easy to cut off all negativity from our life, let’s try with baby steps. Instead of saying you hate something, try to minimize it and say you just don’t like it that much. Of course, if you’re able to stop yourself and don’t say anything negative at all, that’s even better!

Smile, smile, smile!

I’m sure you already heard this, but simile is the best thing a women can wear. And I’d like to change it a little bit and say that it’s the best thing every human being can wear. Sometimes we forget about what expression we are making with our face – and most of those times, it ends up being a not so happy face. Forcing a smile is the simplest thing to do in moments like those. Think about something happy, and you’ll see an instant change in your aptitude. And don’t forget that a smile is also really contagious – even more than yawning, in some occasions, so you might end up bringing some positivity in the people around you as well!

Do you have any other idea to bring more positivity in your life?

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Wed’s Photo #49

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 Camera: Canon Powershot G16
Editor: Adobe Photoshop CC
© photography by indiellie.com

At first I wanted to put this picture with the others I took that day in this last week’s post, but I felt I needed it to have a special place. I don’t know what it is about this picture, but I love it. I always preferred simple things more than complicated ones. Maybe that’s why I couldn’t help but like this one.

Since I have an empty Etsy shop (that I’d really like to fill up, if I will ever have the time), I had the idea of selling this photo as a desktop wallpaper. I have to admit I feel a little weird by doing this. I never thought about selling my photography, and I’m not sure anyone may be intrested in it. But you never know!

So, if you’d like to have this picture as your new desktop wallpaper and at the same time make a little contribution to this blog, CLICK HERE!

What do you think about this little project? I’d really like to know your opinions!

PS: If you liked this post, don’t forget to check out The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway

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Cuteness Overload

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rumble. All opinions are 100% mine.

Outside is getting colder and the rain has started its November marathon. I don’t know about you, but for me this excuse is enough to put on my PJs and crawl into my bed with my laptop as soon as I get home from work or school.

And even if there is always a lot of stuff to do, sometimes I just like to take a break from all the stress by watching some random videos. Normally I would go on YouTube and browse some video’s suggestions, but I recently found another website called Rumble that, even if it’s still growing and may not have the same big community as YouTube, have some really great and cute videos.

Now, let’s all admit it. Sometimes we just feel the need of having something cute before our eyes. And with a nice cup of tea on your side, there’s nothing better than watch some kittens playing or an adorable hedgehog waking up. And… can we just take a moment to fall in love with this puppy falling asleep?

I’m still just discovering this new website, but I have to say so far I’m liking it. The videos are normally pretty short and it doesn’t seem to be lots of editing behind them, but I think that this does make them more real.

So what are you waiting for? Go grab you cup of tea, jump into your bed and start warming up your heart with these cute videos!

Did you already know Rumble and what do you think of it?

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The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway

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Camera: Canon Powershot G16 & iPhone 5c
Editor: Adobe Photoshop CC
© photography by indiellie.com

Last week-end was really great. Stitch and I had the pleasure of spend some time in two places our little Country is known for: mountains and lakes. Oh wait, maybe that was Canada… and you probably know as more for our chocolate and our cheese. But still, we have some beautiful mountains and lakes as well!

As you may had notice from the way we were dressed, it was pretty cold (even if the sun was out). But I don’t bother, because I have him to warm my heart.

Okay, am I becoming too cheesy?

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Wed’s Photo #48

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Camera: Canon Powershot G16
Editor: Adobe Photoshop CC
© photography by indiellie.com

Even if in this photograph the colors looks a bit alike, this is not the same sweater I was wearing in last weeks’ picture. This one is more a mustard yellow kind of colors, and I must say I’m truly in love with it.

I took this photo yesterday, during my lunch break. I found this really quiet spot just near my work place and I think I’m gonna visit it more often. You just can smell autumn through the air!

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Instax Week 27/52

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Camera: Instax Mini 90 & iPhone 5c
Editor: PicMonkey
© photography by indiellie.com

Another week went by, and we’re already in November. It look to me that the time is running faster and faster. I have lot’s of stuff to do for school, but sometimes it feels like I don’t have enough time. But at the same time, I’m happy that Christmas is coming (even if I think it’s too early to decorate all the stores..), and after that there will be my little vacation in London with Stitch. And I just can’t wait for it!

Today I went with Stitch for a walk near the lake. We took some nice and funny photo, and I’m thinking about doing another photography post, since it’s been a while since the last one.

Week’s Favorites

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My School Essentials

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Camera: Canon Powershot G16
Editor: Afterlight & PicMonkey
© photography by indiellie.com

As a university student, it happens to be away from home all day long. Every night before going to bed, I always check my bag to see if I have everything ready for the next day, so that I can save some time in the morning. Here’s the list of my essentials!

Laptop – I always make sure to charge my MacBook Air for the next day, as in general I don’t like to take the charger with me. If your battery runs out quickly, maybe it’s better to bring it with you as well. Some of my fellow students use their iPad (usually with a keyboard) to take notes, others take them on paper. Use what works best for you!

Water – I make sure to always bring with me a bottle of water, since we all know how important it is for our health. Sometimes, when it get cooler outside, I also take with me a thermos with some hot tea.

Snacks – When I’m concentrated, I tend to get really hungry. I think if it was for me, I could it all the time. I have to admit that sometimes I forget to bring food with me, so I end up buying something at the university’s cafeteria…

Books – Of course, if you need some books for your classes, make sure to take them with you! I know they’re heavy, but they’re still really important. If you just need few pages, you can also scan them on your computer, so you don’t have to bring the whole book with you.

Notebook – I never go anywhere without my current notebook with me. You never know when a good blog post idea will come to you, or when you’ll need to write down something important!

Agenda – Even if lately I found that using the Calendar App to keep all my schedules together, I still love writing down my appointments and big events on my Moleskine. I love to write when something good happens to me during the day as well.

Pens, colors and highlighters – The last two points would be really pointless without some writing material. I think that color is the key to make everything more fun and enjoyable to (re)read.

iPod and headphones – Between a class and another, I sometimes go to the library or to a study room to get ahead with the stuff I need to do (studying, writing, reading,…). Since I get bored of too much silence, I always bring with my iPod and my Urbanears.

Camera – I try to always find a place for my camera in my bag. I sometimes switch between my Canon Powershot G16 and my Instax Mini 90. You never know when a nice shooting opportunity will appear!

Wallet, keys and phone – Do I really have to explain those?

iPhone portable charger – Since my iPhone sometimes runs out pretty quickly of battery, I normally have with me my portable charger I got from here. It already saved me more than once.

What are your school essentials?

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Wed’s Photo #47

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Camera: Canon Powershot G16
Editor: Afterlight
© photography by indiellie.com

I love to wear fall colors, their just so amazing and enchanting. I got this sweater from C&A for 9 CHF (about 9.50$) and I couldn’t be more happy with it. The quality is great and it just make you want to cuddle yourself. Let’s do a self-hug, everyone!

As you see, I also painted my nails – that’s something I almost never do. At first I wasn’t very convinced with this color from, since I’m not used to wear anything on them and this red looked so bright. But I now can say that I love it! It was the first time I bought a nail polish from Essie, and I am sure it won’t be the last one. I just loved how it was easy to apply and the coverage is great! I already checked out some others colors on Pinterest…

What’s you favorite nail polish color to wear?

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Liebster Award from Shannon Stacey

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I feel like lately I’ve been rewarded with lots of awards, and I can’t believe how lucky I’m for having such lovely readers! Shannon Stacey is an amazing blogger and I love reading her posts. If you don’t follow her already, I really suggest you to check out her blog. You won’t regret it, I promise!

She nominated me for the Liebster Award, which consists in answering Shannon’s questions and make a list of other questions for you nominees to answer. I’m really honored for this Award, thank you so much!

Now on the questions…

Shannon’s questions

1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I think I’d say Canada or London. I’ve already been in Canada for 7 months few years ago, as a fille au pair and it was one of the most exciting experiences of my life. I love the nature, the kindness of the people, the weather,… everything! London, on the other side, is a city I always liked, even if I’ve been there only one time for now. But I’ve planned I vacation there with Stitch this December and I can’t wait for it!!

2. Which 3 things would you take onto a desert island?
This will be a really predictable answer. I think I would bring my guitar – I’m not a good player, but at least I will have something to sing along to. The second thing would be a book, and if I had to chose one I think it would be Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder. The last thing is a camera, cause if I’d be on a desert island, at least I could make some pictures of the sea…

3. Where are you from?
I’m from Switzerland and still live here. I grow up on the italian side of Switzerland, where I still live (at least when I don’t have school), but I study (and live during the week) in the French side.

4. Are you bi/multi-lingual?
My native language is italian. I’m not sure if I can define myself as a multi-lingual person, but I’m doing my current studies in french. I understand french really well, but when it comes to talk or write I still make lots of mistakes, even if I’m able to communicate. I also speak english, even if I think my accent would make laugh most of you. I had some classes back in high school where I learned the bases of it, but most of my knowledge is from my experience in Canada and by reading blogs and watching movies in english. Once again, I know I still make plenty of mistakes (I’m probably making some right now), but hopefully you’ll forgive me…

5. What is your dream job?
I started my studies wishing I could become a support teacher. Ok, now I’m not sure if that’s the right word for it, but anyway it would be a kind of teacher that helps kids with difficulties in school. But unfortunately they changed some laws or something and now my studies won’t let me do that. I would love to be able to have a job that include some photography and some writing…. Oh wait, that would be my blog. Yup. It will remain just a dream I guess….

6. Describe yourself in 3 words?
Dreamy, artistic and lazy.

7. What would you say is your biggest addiction?
At the moment, I think blogging is. Oh and pop corns.

8. Favourite food?
There are a lot of foods that I love. But probably lasagna and baked potatoes.

9. Favourite name?
I really like the name Emma, but don’t ask me why…

10. Favourite film?
I think that The Lion King and Mary Poppins will always be my favorites.

My questions

1. What’s your favorite season?
2. If your life could be a movie, what movie would it be?
3. How would you describe your personality?
4. What’s your biggest fear?
5. Three things you don’t like about you?
6. Three things you love about you?

Nominees

Since I stated before that I’m a lazy person, I’m gonna nominate just three blogs this time – also because I already nominated lots of blogs the last time. As always, feel free to answer to the previous question even if you’re not nominated!

 

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Instax Week 26/52 & Week’s Favorites

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Camera: Instax Mini 90 & Canon Powershot G16
Editor: PicMonkey
© photography by indiellie.com

This week I’ve been pretty busy. I love that I can finally say that I’m also working, but I’ve filled up every empty space I had, so I’m always tired when I get back home.

I also just realized that I’m actually in the middle of this 52weeks project. I’ve got to say, it hasn’t been always easy to keep up with it, but lately I’ve finally become more organized. There’s hope for everyone, they say…!

Week’s favorites

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