Well, it’s been awhile. My last post was on January 1st.
It’s already February now! Time flies…
One of the reasons why I haven’t been blogging (or following my so-called blogging schedule) is because my mind wasn’t in a good state – negative thoughts and all that.
It’s important to take care of yourself first – your mental health. So that’s what I did (you should too!).
I’ll be starting a series called #WellnessWednesdays where I blog about wellness in general on Wednesdays (if I manage to follow….) so expect some wellness posts on upcoming Wednesdays! 🙂
Moving on – this blog post is inspired by a Korean short film. I recently watched this short Korean drama series (and it made me cried buckets of tears) – KBS Drama Specials – usually 1 hour+ short films. You can watch it here. It made me realize how there are other people wishing they could live longer and here we are sometimes wishing our life is shorter.
For those of you that need little reminders here, this post is to remind you to not give up and just keep going.
Here are 4 things to remind yourself when life is tough:
You are considered lucky. In the short film, the main character was wondering why was her life cut short. She wanted to live longer. She was so desperate to live more.
You were given birth by your very own mother who went through so much of pain just to deliver you.
You still have a beating heart. You still have a living soul.
These little things are what counts – you are so blessed already to be able to live and breath like a normal person would.
Being alive is a very lucky thing. Embrace it – even when life gets in the way.
Pain is temporary. The pain you are feeling right now, all the hardships, breakups and struggles – it’s only temporary.
It will pass.
No pain lasts forever unless you choose to let it consume you. Don’t let it take over your life – be the change. You can have a good life – if you allow yourself to.
Be kind to yourself, let happiness into your life. Free yourself from all the negativity and the ones that cause you pain or problems.
Be good to yourself because you deserve it.
You are loved. Take a step back and take a look at the people around you.
I know – it sounds so cheesy and cringy. But it’s true. You are loved.
You never know – you might be someone else’s happiness. You might be the reason they wake up every day. You can even put a smile on their face daily.
People are happy to have you. You might not know it – but there are those that are happy to have you in their lives. They enjoy your company, they love being around you. They love talking to you.
It can’t be stormy and rainy forever. Maybe you have been constantly been let down, so many disappointments, failures and so on. Maybe you feel that you aren’t good enough for your family, girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband, friend.. or in general.
Maybe you are struggling to put food on the table, to make ends meet… to build yourself a good career… to make your loved ones proud.. to be good at a job you’re currently struggling with…
Don’t think that just because your life sucks right now that it’ll suck forever.It will get better.
Just hang in there for a while longer – and don’t give up. Just keep pushing yourself – and I promise that you will see rays of sunshine and rainbows at the end.
Just like the weather, rain and storms come and go.
Just like the struggles and hardships, they will come and go as well.
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Recently I’ve been quite packed because my finals are coming up in like.. 2 weeks?
And I’ve started a bit of freelance writing for websites (tbh only one so far cause no time for more than 1 at the moment so you can ignore the ‘s’.)
Last month I purchased a few sample snacks from MYPROTEIN because I’m always looking for ways to increase my protein intake and who can say no to high protein snacks??
For those of you who aren’t familiar with MYPROTEIN, they are a brand from the UK and is now the #1 Sports Nutrition Brand in Europe.
I only bought a cookie, protein bar and wafer because the products are quite pricey (I’m still a student pls).
Protein Wafer (Sample) RM11 Flavour: Cookies & Cream Nutritional Info (per packet):
– Protein: 15g
– Fat: 9g
– Carbohydrate: 13g Rating: 10/10Guys. I freaking LOVEEEEE this SO much! I love it that much until I actually bought a whole pack (but this is more like a one time purchase cause it’s bloody expensive). The taste is AMAZINGGGGGG. For me, this is definitely the most worth it snack!!! It definitely tastes like cookies & cream and there’s no strong protein taste in it. I HIGHLY recommend this if you guys are interested in buying!
They have other flavors like chocolate & peanut butter (which I’m sure will taste amazing as well).
Flavour: Chocolate Mint Nutritional Info (per bar):
– Protein: 30g
– Fat: 6.3g
– Carbohydrate: 24g Rating: 7/10I actually have bad experiences with protein bars. Usually, they have this super strong protein taste which I really REALLLYYYY hate.
Surprisingly, I don’t really taste the protein taste for this bar. The mint flavor kinda overpowers it, so that’s a plus. Although I can still taste that distinct taste, it isn’t as strong as other protein bars that I’ve tried before. Not to mention the whopping 30gof protein in this bar.
If you like mint (and chocolate of course), this flavour would be good.
Other flavors include orange chocolate and vanilla honeycomb.
Flavour: Dark Chocolate & Berry Nutritional Info (per cookie):
– Protein: 25g
– Fat: 3.0g
– Carbohydrate: 16g Rating: 5/10Well. As I mentioned above, I really dislike the strong distinct taste of protein.
And this cookie… has about 80% of the taste. I was struggling to finish it, but I managed to because at least the chocolate and berries takes away the taste when you bite them 😀
Maybe because this is a skinny cookie? Not the other types of cookie that they have (they have different types). I guess I chose the wrong cookie to try out LOL. But its okay! I shall try the other types of cookies next round 🙂
If you’re the type that can handle the strong protein taste, then this cookie shoud be no problem for you.