How To Be Parisian

I just finished reading the book How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas

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…and I think it’s safe to say this book will be staying on my bookshelf forever!

It was so uniquely written that I felt like I was reading someone’s journal. The tips and quirks of a Parisian woman were enlightening and delightful to learn about. One of my favorites was the clip about a Parisian being late to work!

I think it is the perfect guide to being Parisian because it covers so many topics and because it advocates the concept of loving yourself & your natural beauty.

While there are aspects of their lifestyle I would like to adopt, such as their fashion sense, it also left me happier about my own quirks and habits that I don’t want to change. Overall, gaining insight into the lifestyle of a Parisian was a pleasure! It reminded me how much there is to learn about the world and the people in it.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to inject their life with a little more Parisian flair!

Au Revoir!

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They Say Confidence is Key

…and they are right!

Almost every self-help book or website you stumble across will tell you that you need to have confidence in yourself to help you make things happen.

I completely agree. If you don’t believe that you can lose those last 5 pounds or that you can win the promotion at work, who else is supposed to? By having that confidence, you’re letting the Universe know that you’re ready for whatever it throws at you and that you’ll succeed.

I say this because I’ve been watching previous Hells Kitchen episodes over the last week. Each competitor talked about the confidence they have in themselves, which can come across as cocky on occasion, but is still important to helping them succeed! Without believing in themselves, they wouldn’t make it any further in the competition.

It has been truly inspiring because I have been going through a few confidence lapses over the last few months. Things are changing in my life and I’m trying my best to stay positive throughout all of it because I know that will help me come out on top.

I just want my message today to be: believe in yourself! You are worth it and you have so much potential!

This Will Blow Your Mind

In all my research for motivation, positivity, inspiration, and happiness…this TED Talk was by far the most impressive. It almost brought me to tears, it made me laugh out loud, and it opened my eyes to finding my own happiness.

Recently, I’ve been so convinced that I would be happy if I moved or if my surroundings changed. Shawn Achor tells us this is absolutely false. Simply changing where I am located won’t make me happy. I have to change the way I perceive things and the way I think naturally.

In his talk, he provides you with a “To-Do List” of sorts to help you work on improving your happiness. I won’t spoil them because I want you to actually watch his talk. It’s only a little over 12 minutes long and well worth it!

Let me know what you think of his talk – I’m curious!