Everybody needs some positive motivation here and there. When we are motivated, we are driven to create and reach our goals with both engagement and tremendous effort. If motivation wasn’t a thing, how would we get things done? Specifically the things that we don’talways want to do.
Motivation is inevitable. It can come from just about anyone, anything, and anywhere. It could be a well deserved pat on the back or a kiss on the cheek. We can even give ourselves a dose of motivation. Particularly with a tool that I like to call positive affirmation.
I’ve been trying to personalize my workspace, a bit more, so I decided to print some motivational quotes that I can read to myself everyday. Although I just put it up on my bulletin board (after customizing it to add some personal touches) it definitely helps me start my morning off to a great start.
If you have a good support system, then that is a wonderful thing. However, motivational words can’t always really sink in unless you believe them, yourself. You have to have faith, too. This is exactly where the positive affirmation, or positive self-talk, comes in.
Some ways to practice positive affirmation include:
Putting up positive messages around your workspace or room.
Repeating uplifting sentences when you are getting ready for the day. The more you say it, the more you can start to believe it, increasing your self confidence.
Using sentences that start with “I am” or “I can” followed by a positive trait about yourself or a personal goal.
Remain optimistic, even through possible bumps in the road.
Put in your best effort to reach your goals. Believe that you can reach them.
Using positive affirmation in your daily life may take some time. And when you’ve mastered it, there’s no going back! Just remember that whatever you set your mind to, even if it seems impossible at times, with your best effort and just a little faith, you can surely succeed. You just have to believe it.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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Fireworks, by Princess Q’Zion, written on January 1st, 2022 All Rights Reserved.
Fiery fireworks flitter
booming blazes beam
in the dark blue
sea of empyrean
I hope you all enjoyed that little segment of poetry that I wrote today. 2021 was a great year filled with joys and trials. Everyday, I learned something new, and I’m excited to head into this new year with many more blessings to come.
I hope that you all have an amazing 2022, filled with much love, family, blessings, and productivity.
Here are a couple articles about the origins of New Year’s Day as well as some common New Year’s Resolutions:
It’s been a little while since I posted another addition to This or That. To re-familiarize you all with this series, in it there are two items per question, whether they are food, characters, animals, clothing styles, or colors that are related in some way (item vs. item), and I have to choose the one that I prefer or like the most.
Let’s get started! ✨
1. Introvert 😐 or extrovert ✨?
As of now, I would actually consider myself more of an ambivert, which is a person that has characteristics of both an introvert and extrovert. I do like meeting new people and trying new things, but I am also very cautious, and it takes me some time to open up to people. I will speak to you with a simple “Hello” when we first meet, then as I begin to get to know you more and (possibly) take a liking to you, I will get more comfortable around you. I’m much less shy then I was when I was younger, but I’m still smart and careful when it comes to boundaries.
2. Mashed potatoes 🍠 or baked potatoes 🥔?
Every since I was a little girl, I have never liked mashed potatoes, simply due to the texture. Baked potatoes are really good, as long as they are well seasoned. I usually like to put some seasonings (not including salt), along with some cheese on mine. Baked potatoes are probably one of my favorite dinners.
3. Guitar 🎸 or piano 🎹 ?
This question is slightly ironic, since I have already taken a Guitar course, and therefore I’m pretty good at playing the guitar already. Because of that, I will choose piano. The rich music and the way pianists move their hands to make the music has always been astonishing to me. Therefore, I’ve always wanted to learn how to play myself.
4. Underdressed 👖 or overdressed 👗 ?
In my opinion, looking your best is always a priority. I think it’s better to be overdressed then underdressed, considering that “overdressed” can just describe someone who likes wearing fancy or non-casual clothing. If you are underdressed, chances are the outfit might not stand out as much or make a statement.
5. Science 🧪 or Art 🎨 ?
Both. The world wouldn’t be the same without science or art. Science is an explanation of how natural events occur in the world, and art is a vessel of self expression and creativity. I’ve always found an interest in both subjects. However, some spiritual things cannot be explained by science. Miracles are possible and happen every day, all around the world.
Introvert 😐 or extrovert ✨? – ambivert (some traits of both) 😐✨
Although Christmas is over, what I love about my favorite holiday is that the gifts are long lasting! Today, I will be sharing all of the gifts (item wise, at least) that I received for Christmas! Most of these are gifts from my Goodmommy (grandmother), but towards the end, I will show some additional presents from other family members. I hope you all had a great time with your family, this Christmas! Enjoy!
Gift #1 – Thunder Tumbler remote control car
This is actually the first present that I opened, during the AMs of Christmas morning. It caught my eye due to it’s unique shape compared to the other gifts. I was super happy to see a red car with a wireless remote control! I hadn’t had one of these since about 9 years old, so to get one for Christmas was a very pleasant surprise. And it drives really great, too!
Gift #2 – Create this Book
Create This Book is very similar to ‘Wreck This Journal’, where each page has a prompt or theme that you then have to use to customize each page. I love how you can customize the front cover, and the themes are very unique for both beginner and pro artists! It was written by one of my favorite YouTubers, Moriah Elizabeth. I think she did a fantastic job with making the whole thing a relaxing, creative, and exciting experience.
Gift #3 – Drawing Techniques — Art Maker
I’ve always loved to draw, and right before Winter Break, my Visual Art class required us to start doing portraits, both realistic and abstract. This art kit provides a guide on popular art techniques, as well as in-depth art lessons on how to draw realistic still lifes, portraits, landscapes, and wildlife. I think it will help me improve my art skills tremendously, and the book is extremely detailed, making it great for beginners.
Gift #4 – Art supplies!
A lot of the art supplies that I got for Christmas is Moriah Elizabeth’s frequently used materials in her videos. That includes Posca Pens, fade resistant paint pens that are very bright and bold (beautiful presentation), as well as Matt Mod Podge to seal the artwork in my Create This Book. I also got some colored pens, which I love to use on multiple occasions (planners, journaling, school notes, etc.)
Gift #5 – 2-piece winter tracksuit
Before this Christmas, I had two cute winter tracksuits with a warm, fuzzy sweatshirt and matching pants to go with them. I find them super comfortable and stylish, perfect for the winter time. Since I love these sets so much, this black 2-piece with hot pink highlights really put a smile on my face. The lips on the top are absolutely gorgeous and add a beautiful pop of color. Goodmommy knows me so well, and I am so thankful to God!
Gift #6 – 3 colorful winter scarves
Although I don’t get winters that are very cold like most people, I only had one scarf in my closet, and I had been wanting to increase my collection for a little bit of variation when it comes to matching my outfits. I was given three beautiful scarves that I love dearly! The unique colors really suit my personal style. These accessories are perfect for cold winter days.
Gift #7 – Gorgeous multi-color top
I mean…what’s to dislike? I am absolutely loving this top! It’s colorful, creative, unique, and it has the message “Living my Blessed LIFE.” When I saw this shirt on Christmas morning, I knew that I was going to show it off the very next time I got out of the house!
Gift #8 – 2022 planner
Come on now, who doesn’t love a good planner for Christmas? During school, I have lots of live classes, appointments, and club meetings, so planners are very helpful for keeping track of my schedule. Plus, it’s super cute! You can never have to much glitter.
Gift #9 – Pretty pink comforter
Currently, I have a Shopkins comforter on my bed. While it’s very comfortable, the design is based off of a toy brand that I loved…in first grade. While I love the colors, I wanted an upgrade to match me now. My Goodmommy was kind enough to get me this beautiful pink comforter. Although it hasn’t arrived yet, therefore this is not my room, it will still be one of my Christmas gifts. I love it already!
Gift #10 – Pandora Keys of Love Charm
This is definitely one of my favorite presents. It’s a beautiful Pandora charm with 4 jeweled silver keys, each one showcasing a letter, all of which spell out the word “LOVE.” Not only is it beautiful, but it’s also a great new addition to my Pandora bracelet and the first charm that I received on my birthday, this year.
Gift #11 – Extras! Fun items from more family!
All of the gifts above were from Goodmommy (and the Lord, of course.) I was given these by some of the additional members of my family: my great grandmother and one of my cousins. I received a whole bag of additional presents, including some new lip gels, a 300-piece puzzle, some body lotion, a decorative blanket, and two gift cards (one for Chick-fil-a and the other for Walmart.) I made sure to ask Goodmommy to tell them thank you as soon as she told me about it. Family is so important!
I really appreciate that all of my Christmas gifts will be long lasting, and well-loved for years to come. I thank God for every gift that I recieved this Christmas, not only the physical gifts, but for spiritual and mental peace, as well as a blessed life. These are presents that simply can’t be replaced, no matter what gifts we get.
Since Christmas is right around the corner, I decided to write a poem inspired by the merry holiday. And I wanted to share it with you all!
Note – This poem is written by me, Princess Q’Zion. It was posted on my blog and therefore, it is my property. Please don’t copy this poem in any way, shape or form. It has been posted for your enjoyment through reading only. Thank you! 🙂
Christmas Tree, Christmas Night
by Princess Q’Zion, written on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021
The lights on our tree
They glisten in the light
No one can disagree
They light up Christmas night
The bright lights twinkle like a star
Floating in outer space
The ornaments are so unique
Each one has its own place
We hark the herald angels
One, two, and three
We sing in harmony together
The hours will foresee
Hand in hand we pray
In happiness and delight
That we will see your lights again
On next year’s Christmas night
And that’s all for today! I hope you all enjoyed this short and sweet poem! Have a beautiful day, everyone! ✨
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