Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Lessons I Learned From My Mom🌹

Mother's Day is a beautiful occasion to celebrate motherhood, maternal bonds and the contributions of mothers in our society. 

My mother has inspired me to be a better and stronger person today. Kind, loving and generous. She is one of the strongest and toughest woman I ever known. A woman full of strength and courage, she never back down and she is always positive about life in every situation. My mom is someone whom I look up to, an amazing woman I truly respect and admire...

In honor of Mother's Day, this is a blog to express my appreciation and gratitude for her hard work, sacrifices and the valuable life lessons my mom has taught me.

Important Life Lessons From Mom :

Family comes first
Always protect your family and love your children unconditionally. Nothing in the world is more important than family.

Learn to cook
My mom is a great cook! She believes, 
"A way to a man's heart is through his stomach...'' (Oh mom...πŸ˜…) When I was little, she would asked me to help in the kitchen, chopping the onions, garlic, pounding the spices and I would watched her cook everyday. She believes home-cooked meals are the best and much healthier. With the culinary skills today, I enjoy cooking & baking because it's a joy to cook for the family.

Treat everyone the same
Never be arrogant. Whether they are cabbies or the CEOs, everyone deserves respect and to be treated equally.

Be kind and help others
Kindness is a virtue. My mom has a heart of gold. She would help the poor, the needy and the less fortunate. I do volunteer work because I believe in giving back to the society, to offer help and support to our community. The world need more empathy and compassion.

Have more patience
Well, I have to admit this is a tough one...I'm not the most patient person in the world, but I will try my best to work on it! 

Never give up
Like a warrior, my mom is a fighter, she taught me to be brave and strong, to keep trying and never give up hope no matter how hard the situation is! "Where there is life, there is hope..."

Keep some money aside
Save for a rainy day. Ah yes...a wise advice! Always keep some extra cash or a reserved fund, you never know when you need it!

Keep learning and exploring
As a child, my mom would encourage me to follow my passion, interests and to keep learning as much as possible. She never stop me from playing music or joining the singing contests, etc... Even when I didn't do much to make her proud, she never rain on my parade. She is always there to cheer for me and I thank her for believing in me.

Choose your friends wisely
It doesn't matter how big the circle of friends you have, it's the TRUE ones that matters!
Friends can influence your thoughts, actions and behaviors, so be careful who you surround yourself with. Mama is right! 

Live with integrity
My mom live a honest and humble life. She taught me the values of being true and upright, to speak with honesty and act with integrity. I raise my head high, each and every day...

Be thankful
Despite all the storms and difficult times, my mom doesn't complain. She is always grateful about life and counting the blessings...

Life doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a mother. I thank my mom for being there to support and guide me over the years... 

Sometimes, we may not share the same views, beliefs or have different ways of expressing ourselves, but in the end... All mothers have the best interests at heart for the children and the family.

...The combination of the purest love, kindness and patience can never be replaced...🌹

What are some lessons your mom have taught you? Share with me and comment below.πŸ˜‰

Sunday, 12 April 2020

Ways To Stay Positive (during Covid19 outbreak)⚠️

Staying positive is not always easy, especially when we are dealing with a nasty outbreak, home-based learning and the restrictions of social movements during a 'circuit breaker'. There are many uncertainty ahead and these drastic changes can be very stressful and overwhelming for many.

You may also wonder, how long will this Covid-19 outbreak last?

The truth one really know the answer, as there are very limited information and unknown facts about the Covid-19 virus to date.

The experts called this a psychological war, it has indeed disrupted our lives physically and mentally. While it is not easy to conquer the fear and anxiety but there are some ways we can help ourselves to stay positive and manage our mental health during this global health crisis.

Adjust To New Routines
Accept new challenges and let go of the things that you can't control. Perhaps you may not like working from home, but remind yourself that these new routines are temporary and the regular activities will resume when the situation is much stabilized.

Stay Connected
You don't have to shut yourself from the world while isolating or staying at home, you can still connect with your family and friends frequently. Give support, show care & concern to one another and stay united! Video chat is a great way to keep in touch. (I use IG, FB, WhatsApp, Zoom, Skype & WeChat, so now you know where to find me!πŸ˜„)

Pick Up New Hobbies
Staying at home is a good time to start learning new skills. Be productive. You can learn a new language, join a cooking class or music lessons, there are many free online courses that you could sign up to keep yourself occupied and do something that you are passionate about.

Talk It Out
Everyone react to situations differently, don't beat yourself up! It is perfectly normal to feel a sense of loss, frustration and confusion during a crisis, these emotions are real and valid, but remember that you are NOT alone and don't be afraid to reach out. You can always talk to a social worker/counsellor. There is help available if you need a listening ear or emotional support this period.

National CARE Hotline : 6202 6868 (24-hour)

Don't Overload Too Much Information
Get off the social media for a while, the daily news updates can be very distressing and emotional. Avoid reading too much information all day, it will only create more stress and anxiety, if you must watch the news, do it at a specific time or at the end of the day.

Positive Thoughts
Count your blessings. Focus on things that makes you happy, like playing music, cooking a nice meal, bonding with the kids, helping others and doing things that you enjoy. Keep your spirits up and have a positive attitude! Don't waste your time thinking about the past or the unknown. Worrying doesn't solve any problems so cheer up! 

Find New Meaning Of Life
Take time to reorganize your goals, take a break to recharge, to reflect and make new plans for the future. Not all changes are bad, find new opportunities and adopt new lifestyles.

It may take awhile to settle down with the new routines but these changes and precautionary measures are necessary to stop the spread in the community and to control the outbreak situation.

Be mindful that everyone play an important role to fight this battle. Let's not forget our front-line healthcare heroes, the doctors and nurses/staff for their hard work and courage for caring the patients and keeping us safe.

We can all do our part by practice good hygiene, social distancing, wear a mask when we are out and stay at home as much as possible.

It will be a tough and a long battle but we can overcome this together! Every crisis brings new perspective of life and enlightenment. We will always learn something new and important in every situation we shall overcome and after the rain... The Sun Will Shine Again! 🌞

Spread a little sunshine, kindness and love to those around you. Stay home, stay safe and stay positive! πŸ˜‰

#SGUnited #SGCares #StayHome #FightCovid19