1. Fresh air
I remember my mom when we were little telling us to go outside and get some fresh air every morning or in the afternoon. Fresh air contributes a lot to our brain health. I’m not an expert on this but I know the more oxygen the brain gets, the more it functions more efficiently. It does improve your concentration as well.
Sunshine boosts levels of serotonin, thus, makes my mood better, too! So I try to take a little sun time daily. Though it won’t be too easy now because it’s summer and with temperatures rising up to more than 45°C, oh, it’s hellish!
3. A good night sleep
For years, 4-5 hours has been pretty much a good night sleep for me. Sleeping more than that gives me back pain and makes me lazy the whole day. Several months back, I started to force myself to sleep for 6-8 hours. It wasn’t easy as I tend to wake up after 4 or 5 hours no matter how tired or drunk I was the day/night before so I started taking melatonin and it worked after a few days. It helped me regulate my sleep. I guess, the few hours I’ve added in my sleep were a lot better than spending them overthinking. 😉
4. Walking and jogging
Walking and jogging have been a part of my lifestyle for years. I’ve stopped since I came here but eventually got back to it though not as much as I usually did before back home. Both helped me a lot when I’m sad and most specially during my most painful breakup. I haven’t gone out for a walk or to jog for months again now but I’m preparing myself for it again.
5. A great conversation
Having great conversations increase my energy and brightens my mood. I like talking to people who stimulates my mind. I like learning new things, sharing what I know, discovering new ideas, knowing things we have in common, debating about issues/subjects we disagree on, etc. It’s fun. It’s energizing. It’s healthy.
I am so thrilled to accept another Sunshine Blogger Award, this time from a very kind-hearted lady with a lovely name, Tashnee! Do check out her blog if you haven’t yet here.
- Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you.
- Nominate 11 blogs to receive the award and write for them 11 new questions.
- List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
Now here are Tashnee’s questions:
Since you started blogging what have you learned from other bloggers?
What I’ve learned from other bloggers aren’t actually blogging/writing tips. What I usually learn from them are things that happen in their worlds. I also get to learn a lot of general information from them and that’s what makes it all fun and interesting.
Who is your mentor?
Actually, no one. As I have mentioned several times, I’m not really a writer. It just so happened that I’ve got things in my mind that are sometimes better written than spoken. There’s this one person though whom I ask once in a while when things are a bit confusing or when I need an opinion on something or when I need better vocabulary words. If you can call that a mentor, then he’s the closest I’ve got. 🙂
What makes you unique?
Oh, I think I don’t know… though I’ve always believed that every person is unique, I can’t still pinpoint what makes me unique among others. I’d want to believe I’m normal though because I am very often described by others as weird, strange, naughty and very recently, dangerous.
What motivates you to blog?
I actually only get to write something when I’m feeling too much. So I guess, it’s the emotions/feelings and everyday experiences/observations that actually motivate me to write.
What are your fears?
My mom and an empty refrigerator. Haha!
What’s your blog about?
Just about anything…
How do you grow your blog?
I’m afraid I’m not doing anything except for commenting and replying to comments and visiting other interesting blogs as well. I should probably work on this. 😉
Describe yourself in two words.
Naughty and rebellious. But I really think I’m nice! Haha!
Which blogger do you look up to, if you have and why?
As long as I enjoy what I read in their blogs, I think that’s something to look up to.
What type of music you like?
I can listen to most types of music but I listen to alternative rock more.
My 11 Questions for the Nominees
1. Do you like history? Why or why not?
2. What part of history would you like to go back to if you could?
3. Would you change history if you could?
4. What does home mean to you?
5. What do you like most about your hometown?
6. What do you prefer, city or countryside? Why?
7. What country would you really like to visit someday?
8. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
9. How do your friends describe you?
10. What’s your favorite quote?
11. What’s your favorite book?
There you go! I hope the nominees will have time to answer my questions because I am so excited to hear your answers. 🙂
Once again, thanks Tashnee! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Happy day, homo sapiens!
The sandstorm has passed
Leaving behind dirt and dust.
Sunshine on Tuesday.