How to get over the bad times...

Hello Sunshine! Let me begin this post by admitting that I'm not in a very good place right now. It's not all bad, but there are not-so-good things happening around. That being said, I'll share a feel good song (before) I share my thoughts on how I wire myself when things aren't going too well.

I hope you're playing the song I embedded. That's a very good song--really...

Anyway... now that's out of the way, let me share with you the three things that I try to do when things aren't that OK. Sharing these tips with hopes that somehow, I get to help you get over bad times too. So sit down and absorb some of my wisdom - teehee.

1. Think positive. You should know that I'm a believer of "The Secret". The Secret is if I may say a study which employs the law of attraction as a way of thinking. Basically, it revolves around the idea of the universe conspiring to give us what we think of -- good or bad. I've been the Secreting since I was in college and it's something that comes so natural of me now. Of course, I have my days when I get really sad and I just want to hide in the shadows of negative thoughts; but I always try to lift myself up and pull myself together so the Universe can conspire great things for me. According to the law of attraction, what you think of is what you become (or get). SO I try to always think positive. I mean, at the end of the day, whether the Universe does conspire or not (but I always stay firm in believing that it will, that it is doing so), at least I was surrounded by positive thoughts. Positivity is always better than negative energy.

2. Make the most out of what you have. Contentment is a topic I don't get tired of because I think it's human nature to keep on wanting. In addition, as I've mentioned above, I believe in The Secret, and the law of attraction kinda employs wanting a lot because the Universe is an expansive resource that is unlimited in providing what we attract. However, when things aren't obviously giving, I try to make the most of what I have. Generally, I'm a very easy to please person. I live by the simplicity of life--and what people truly need out of it to live it fully--that being love (in all its form). So yes, when the road is a bit (or a lot) bumpy, I try to make the most of my situation. I try to learn a lot and become better despite and because  of circumstances. At the end of the day, I gain from my misgivings, mistakes, problems, and successes.

3. I choose to feel beautiful. One thing I learned, or should I say, got reminded of lately is this: to feel beautiful is my right, that it's within my power, and that it starts with me not ever settling for less. I was reminded of this in the recent Olay Conversations launch when Olay Philippines launched their new Olay ladies, Kathryn Bernardo, Bea Valdes, and KC Concepcion. I'm really grateful of the reminded by the way because I know that sometimes I forget that my beauty is something people can't take away from me--because it's who I am. My beauty is not in another's eye, it's mine. It's mine to claim, and further empower with the choices I make and the amount of passion I allow myself to realize.

At the #BestBeautiful event, I was inspired by Olay Philippines' campaign of empowering Filipinas an ID picture at a time. Personally, I'd die of embarrassment if people see my passport. I feel like passports (or any government issue IDs for the matter) are hellish portraits of who I am. The lighting is always bad, I'm always haggard because of lining up for so long, etc. But Olay Philippines reminded people that it shouldn't be like that. Anyone can look their #BestBeautiful even in ID pictures if they take that one extra step of preparation or should I say self improvement. with products like Olay CC cream, anyone can bring out the best in them. I've tried Olay CC cream and it's pretty cool to use. I'm a moisturizer girl so any makeup that can give me the benefits of using a moisturizer while helping me get a flawless complexion is very much welcome in my vanity.

In fact, Olay CC cream isn't just a for vanity item. It's truly an empowering tool to help more women let their #BestBeautiful shine. For more news on Olay Conversations, please subscribe to Olay Philippines on YouTube!

While life is unpredictable, what you make of it is on you. 

Kumiko Mae is a Filipina Beauty Blogger aka sunflower girl who loves to blog about beauty and other pretty feelings on, a beauty and lifestyle blog in the Philippines. She lives warmly and with the heart of a never-ending sunshine. Her favorite things come in sparkly packages.

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