I am going to tell you a little secret: Nothing will come of nothing.
Your single dose of Monday motivation.
Isn’t it a clever wordplay by Shakespeare. If we do nothing or make no efforts to achieve our goal, we cannot expect a favorable result for our endeavors. Sometimes we just need a push, especially for a Monday motivation. If you’re in a need of a little boost to encourage you, then you’re on the right page.
Daily affirmations with some gratitude and positivity.
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”— Marcus Tullius Cicero.
Your home is your castle, you can make it magical by adding color, warmth and some extra zing. What are you waiting for landscape your yard to bring some positivity!
Whether you live in an apartment or in a house, you need to figure out how you can use the space to integrate flora and fauna in your world. Whether you can conquer yourself or you need a professional to help you. You don’t need to spend a fortune to make your front-yard fit for a king, you can use ceramic pots, vertical planters or ceiling planters to add some color. But is it worth it? Is it feasible to invest in landscaping?
Since I already have a small library, it’s time to indulge in some landscaping fun. You can read some of the most motivating quotes from my favorite books, here. Creating functional, beautiful landscape pays off in various ways and here are 6 reasons to invest in landscaping.
1. The Aesthetics
A well-landscaped yard is not only attractive but also adds a much-needed tranquility in the hectic city. It can add lots of color, dimension, and space to your front-yard or back-yard. It gives a fresh, clean and well-manicured look. It increases the curb-appeal of the property.
2. Increases Property Value
A beautiful home sets your property apart from the competition. Spending as little as 5 percent of your home’s value on landscaping may get you 20 percent to 150 percent increase in the value. Even though there is no magical algorithm but experts believe that outdoor space makes a significant difference in the property value. Professionals in Mississauga landscaping company can give you a quote and ideas to make your home an outdoor oasis. It becomes the Unique Selling Proposition!
3. A place for family and friends to bond
A beautiful and well-maintained landscape, with seating areas and barbeque, is an attractive feature in any home. Outdoor living space gives family and friends a place to create memories. There are so many ways you can landscape your yard for family fun as they will want to spend more time outdoors.
4. It signals that you take care of your home
An attractive outdoor living space shows that you take care of your home and space. Shabby or unkempt outdoor space signals means that the homeowner takes less interest in fixing things and taking care of the house. Many people feel better going to a home that looks fresh and inviting on the outside.
5. Health Benefits
Maintaining and looking after a landscape is a great form of gentle physical and mental exercise. There is endless research that shows that green spaces improve health and make sure you are relaxed. A pleasant outdoor environment provides cleaner air and filter pollutants.
6. Environmental Benefits
It controls temperature extremes – stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter. The grass is much cooler than cement and it also plays a vital role in capturing dust, smoke, and other pollutants. The landscape can dramatically reduce noise pollution.
Is your house lacking the outdoor appeal? Do you want to read some easy DIYs to get some color and warmth in your living space? Comment below and let me know.
Lots of Love
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Royal Decks. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience
Flawsome: that I understand is the new word in my lexicon. I am starting to believe that we all have flaws that some are visible and some are not. Isn’t it? There are things you can do to fix it but sometimes beauty lies in embracing it. The only thing you can do is to accept your flaws and be awesome. I know I am right but it won’t do any good till I don’t shun the voices that let me down.
The point is this: You – or your business – don’t have to be perfect. Perfection is an illusion and you don’t have to pretend it. Accept it. Be awesome. Stay healthy.
How not to be Flawsome?
Accept your flaws but mock other’s flaws. Not cool!
Don’t be a Charlie Sheen. Don’t promote your loosing life strategy as Flawsome.
Ignore the mistake you committed and refuse to apologize
How to be Flawsome?
Don’t idealize body image. Good body image is a marketing trap, don’t fall into the trap. Accept your body with curves or skinny. You are awesome the way you are. Stay healthy.
Don’t try to fit the mold of “Perfection”. As I said “Perfection” is an illusion.
Embrace your value, your talent and be confident in your skin. True confidence lies deep within our skin and not from what’s on the outside. Regardless of what commercials of beauty products show you.
You are Flawsome…just flaunt it!
Here are some quotes that can make you even more Flawsome!
What is your favorite Flawsome quote? Let me know 🙂
“A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool” – Joseph Roux
I’m a collector of quotes. When I was very young, I used to write down the phrases, a sentence, poems, famous speeches and proverbs in a small diary. Some people have a love for collecting stamps and I have an obsession with collecting quotes. I find quotes to be powerful enough to change a perspective, answer questions to most ridiculous questions and boost your morale when you are down. I also enjoy throwing quotes on someone during a conversation to prove my point. There are 11 quotes that I wrote in my diary that really helped me in growing as a person and look world through my own prism. These quotes may be old or you might have heard them thousand times before but they have a lot of lessons to learn. Here are 11 incredible quotes that will change the way you live.
1. Forgive but don’t forget
“Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes, the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.”- Paulo Coelho
Don’t hold a grudge. Just let it go!
Forgiving is not a synonym of forgetting. Forgiving is like accepting what happened and forgetting loses the lesson. Which obviously we don’t want!
“The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”- Steven Furtick
The splendid vacation, enviable professional accomplishments and magnificent house we see on social media is just one side of their lives. We all have our own fears and weaknesses and it is not necessary we portray it to the world. You may compare yourself to everyone but you are only seeing what other portray. Stop comparing our “behind the scenes” with everyone else’s “highlight reel”.
3. You never forget a feeling:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
This is one of my favorite quote. If you want to accomplish anything significant in life, then you should make people feel good, valued, and loved. Make them feel special as people never forget how you made them feel.
4. Never. Never Give up
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”- Winston Churchill
Never give up! If you are going through a difficult phase don’t surrender. Change is inevitable – the choice to give up too early is yours; or you can continue to put one foot in front of another accepting that bad times don’t last.
5. Be yourself
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”- Dr.Seuss
Don’t change yourself for anyone except you are rude and harmful for others. “Be who you are” means be true to your core identity rather than faking a different one because you think it will be “cool” or “attractive” or you will get “special attention”.
6. Stay Focused. Stay Positive
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — either way you’re right.”- Henry Ford
Yes, you can!
If you think you can do it, you will achieve it. But if negative thinking darken a cloudless day and dampen a small achievement too, then you will likely not be able to attain your goal.
7. Don’t Judge others
“It’s not given to people to judge what’s right or wrong. People have eternally been mistaken and will be mistaken, and in nothing more than in what they consider right and wrong.” ― Leo Tolstoy
Despite our best efforts, we end up judging others. We have no right to judge others as we may not be seeing the full picture. Perfection is an illusion and we all are not perfect.
8. It’s not wasted time
“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”- Bertrand Russell
Don’t stress over activities that you enjoy doing. If it is making you happy, the time is well spent. Sometimes it is good to procrastinate, it boosts creativity.
9. Be Patient. Good Things Take Time
“No matter how great the talent or efforts, something just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”- Warren Buffet
Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting. Remember great things come out of patience.
10. Ask Questions
“He who asks a question remains a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask remains a fool forever.”- Chinese proverb
One of the reasons people hesitate to ask question is because of fear of asking something stupid or not asking the right question. If you don’t ask a question, you will not get the answer. Similarly, if you don’t ask for someone’s help, you will not get it. People appreciate curiosity.
11. Life Goes on
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”- Robert Frost
In the end, no matter what you experience life goes on.
Which is your favorite quote from above? Do you like to pin quotes on the boards to get the motivation? If you enjoyed this article, then please share the love.