Positivism Wednesday #2 // August

Hi there love,

How is your week going? Mine is going great actually! Yesterday I had my break day, I know right? Really early during the week but it helped and here I am being productive and writing this post. I’m really enjoying this blog and I hope to inspire you in a way as well. Let me know If you enjoy these posts or not? It would be very helpful to know your opinion. This will help me create better content for you and I will be able to see what content you enjoy the most.

Let’s get started!

*This was a quote is from Marcel Proust, taken from the book Inspirational Meditations

The quote that I choose for today is: The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. This quote really spoke to me because I agree with it because sometimes fresh new look into things can give us better insights. Sometimes we could be doing the right thing but maybe we are so stressed or in the moment we don’t realize it’s good, so we want to change it instead of choosing another angle to look at it. This have happened to me way too many times until I realized if I can see it with new eyes it actually might help much more instead of changing everything.

Having new eyes doesn’t mean you can look at it differently all the time, sometimes the eyes of someone else can also be very helpful. That is why when we ask for opinion of others we have to really listen to them, because it’s not that they don’t agree with you or you project for example but instead they saw it from another angle. This is hard sometimes because we have to figure out if this was critics or simply another opinion, remember that critics are not always bad they can be really helpful as well. When we realize that new eyes or insights are helpful we are on our way to even more discovery.

To put this in the context of productivity, it’s simple. Sometimes we have our system, our way of doing things that when a new reproaches we get blocked mentally and won’t do anything anymore. This is an example that happened to me. I hate to change, I want my things to stay the same. But what I didn’t realize is that my work changed, I grew so the same system wasn’t working as well and the circumstances changed as well. What I had to realize was that maybe I had to look at the situation differently in order to understand it and grow & change with it. It wasn’t easy at first but now, when I feel blocked or don’t have inspiration I try to look into it with fresh eyes or ask someone for their opinion. And trying new things and new ways. For example if I can’t finish a blog-post I leave it and maybe take a walk try to think about different things and when I come back I try to read it, analyze it and ask myself what was the goal in the first place with the post? And is this what I wanted to write? By analyzing it, I get the feeling back on what was it really that I was writing. Sometimes I am able to finish my blog, sometimes I change it. As long as I am happy with the outcome. This helped me increase my productivity in different situations.

Do you sometimes need fresh eyes to see things better? I encourage you to try it if you are stuck or stressed. If you can’t figure it out by yourself ask a trusted one to help. Remind them though that you need help not judgement. This will help you be more productive in the end.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Positivism Wednesday. If you want to share please do and comment your thoughts.

Have a great, blessed and positive week everyone!

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Love, Rachel

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A simple 24 year old girl living on a beautiful Island called Aruba that loves to write, take pictures, conduct research, living positively and embracing minimalism since April 2017.

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