Expressive February: Week 4

YAY, this theme is officially O-V-E-R!

This past week has been a really good one.

I’ve always been scared to fully express myself as I worry what people will think of me. So for February I challenged myself to be more expressive. 

Over this past month I’ve definitely gotten better at expressing my thoughts and emotions and I’m quite proud of myself. After doing it a few times it’s really not as bad as I thought it would be, I actually really like it 🙂

I’ve learnt that I don’t need to worry about holding back because I want people to like me. I’ve also learnt that by not being expressive, I only limit myself.  This month I’ve fully realised and accepted that most of the time the ‘worries’ are just in my head.

I would say that this theme has been a success for me on a personal level, but on my blog maybe not as much.

But I want to thank all of you, the readers, for reading and liking February’s weekly posts the support means a lot.

XO lmg

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Expressive February: Week 3

Hey there, yep I’m still back with my weekly ‘Expressive February’ post.

I’ll be honest and say ‘this theme has been unsuccessful’.

But I’m ok with that, nothing wrong with trial and error.

What was the point???

Basically I’m promoting self-expression as its something I know that many people struggle with (including me). I decided to be a pioneer and promote it on my blog not that I’m claiming to be the crème de la crème of expressive-ness, but its something I wanted to share.

This week I’m trying to make this post a good one so I’m sharing some great quotes, ENJOY!!!

“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.”
― Sigmund Freud

“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.”
― Ansel Adams

“None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We are not supposed to all be the same, feel the same, think the same, and believe the same. The key to continued expansion of our Universe lies in diversity, not in conformity and coercion. Conventionality is the death of creation.”
― Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny

“The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

XO lmg

 

Expressive February: Week 2

Hey,

Over the past week since I’ve decided to make some changes to my blog I actually considered not bothering with ‘Expressive February’, but then I thought I ought to finish what I started, so here I am with week 2.

This past week I spent more time than usual hanging out with one of my guy friends group of friends. They’re really chilled and easy to get long with. When it comes to expressing myself around them its effortless and I think that sometimes their surprised at the things I say when I speak my mind .

So in the time I spent hanging around with these guys I was called:

-‘A lad’, to this I responded ‘what girl would want to be called a lad by guys???’ they then assured me it had nothing to do with being a guy. Basically they think I’m really cool.

– Funny, which I take as a compliment because I know how much I love it when people make me laugh.

– Lastly, ‘a Lion’, because of my attitude but when hanging out with a group of guys its totally necessary.*

Before I end the post I want to leave you with a song that goes with this months theme perfectly.

Salt N Pepa- Expression

 

XO lmg

*Please note even though I was called a Lion, I’m not some majorly ferocious girl, I’m pretty tame!

Expressive February: Week 1

So the first week of February is o-v-e-r.

It really is true that time flies, not so so sure that it has anything to do with how much fun your having though as this week was not the greatest.

But lets not dwell on the bad times, lets get onto how this week has been in terms of my expressiveness!

If your new to my blog you might be thinking ‘what is this girl on about?’

So I’ll just give you a little recap:

I decided that my blog/life theme for February would to be to challenge myself to be more expressive in every way.

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What does it mean to be expressive?

Expressive:

Adjective

Effectively conveying thought or feeling.

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I’m the kind of person that tends to hide my feeling, quite alot.

This past week I think that I’ve learnt that its easier for me to express myself one on one rather than in a group. I’ve found that their is much less pressure.

This week when I was hanging out with a group of friends/acquaintances I noticed that when I was having a conversation with one of them I wasn’t holding back. I was being expressive but I also realised that if I was having that same conversation with the group I wouldn’t have said as much.

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Ok so I was just looking for the opposite of expressive to use to describe myself, so I could say

‘I’m not expressive I’m (insert antonym of expressive here)’.

Looking on the online thesaurus, this is what I got: expressionless, inexpressive, passive and undemonstrative.

Right now I’m actually pulling a face, I really don’t like any of those words.

I was thinking I’m more elusive (I really like that word), maybe.

I don’t want to be a bore and make this post too long so I’ll wrap it up.

For a summary of the week I’ll declare that its been alright, I’ve learnt some things about myself and I’m definitely looking forward to the week ahead.

 

 

XO lmg

New month, new theme, so excited!!!

Hey, hows it going???

Happy February!

So last month it was all about experimenting with being Vegetarian and eating healthier. For a long time I’ve wanted to try out being vegetarian, it wasn’t just something I did for blogging purposes.

As January was coming to an end, I was thinking ‘After Vegetarian January is over, what will be my weekly post’.

Thats when I decided that every month would have a different theme.

I spent alot of time trying to come up with ideas for February theme. What helped me come up with my decision was a sort of ‘promise’ I had made to myself, that in 2014 I would ‘experiment’ and ‘challenge myself’.

I chose a theme that would encourage me to be less self concious (as I am self conscious in a MAJOR way) and a little more carefree and confident.

So without further ado, this months theme is EXPRESSION!

The weekly posts will be called ‘Expressive February’.

I’m honestly so excited for this month and I can’t wait to share the first post with you guys next week.

XO lmg