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“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” ~Arthur Christopher Benson

You take yourself with you wherever you go, so running off to a new place is no way to escape. You’ll just end up replicating the same patterns that got you where you are in the first place. But if you work on changing habits that don’t serve you, and replacing them with ones that do you’ll notice that you no longer feel like you have to escape from the situation, and can feel more comfortable in your surroundings. You can still use a change of scenery to help uproot you from your rut and make lasting changes.

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“The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.” ~John Madden

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It’s often enticing to dream of Easy Street as having finally made it. But Madden reminds that it’s no picnic getting there, and you have to pay your dues. Things do become easier, but you may have to put up with a lot of stinky situations before getting there. Most people will give up before getting there, and spend too much time in the sewer, thinking that Easy Street is just a pipe dream. But the unpleasant parts are just a way of weeding out those that really want the prize from those that only talk about wanting it.

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“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here’s a take on the “Actions speak louder than words. adage. It’s true that words can often be contradicted by the actions we take. This may be because words are easy to spew out, but you can only perform so many actions in a day. Actions must be more thought out and are a more accurate measure of what you really intend to do. Make sure to choose your actions wisely, as others will come to their conclusions about you based on what you do rather than what you say. Many times there is a big discrepancy between what is said and what is done, which is why what you do matters more.

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“If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.” ~Mario Andretti

This is an interesting concept to grasp, since many of us long for feeling like we have everything under control. But if that’s the case then it means you’re not getting as much done as you could. If you can reach a point where you feel comfortable with things being a little out of control you’ll be able to get more done and have a fuller experience. Leave it to a race car driver to come up with a quote about speed, but this is easily applicable to everyday life, by taking a look at how many balls you’re juggling and whether you feel challenged enough. Be able to give up some control in order to push your boundaries.

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“The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” ~Richard Bach

Work can be miserable and tedious, or it can be a task you look forward to accomplishing each day. The choice is yours, and if you want to shift your thinking on it, try to develop a strong desire to get it done. This will make it seem more like a game than work, and will give you a strong sense of accomplishment when the day’s tasks are complete. You may even feel like you didn’t really do any work, because you really wanted to get it done. Trudging along doing work that you don’t particularly like can be stifling, so work on wanting to get it done.

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“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” ~Jim Rohn

They say you should be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. In this case if you are going to be wishing, it’s better to wish that you were better able to handle the task at hand, rather than wishing for an easier task. It’s may seem like a subtle shift, but it takes the focus off of the difficulty of what’s in front of you, and turns it inward so that you can grow to the challenge. It’s better for you to grow than for the challenge to shrink, because you always want to be improving and getting better.

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“Dream big and dare to fail.” ~Norman Vaughan

Having small dreams and being afraid to fail is the antithesis of this advice, and it’s something many of us do, even though we may not want to admit it. The two go hand in hand, if you are too afraid of failing you’ll keep your dreams on a leash. But if you overcome that fear, and jump out there fully willing to completely fail, you free your mind to dream up new adventures and goals for your life. Failure comes with trying, and a life of not trying will not leave you satisfied, so it’s good to continually put yourself out there.

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Mariners escape

In a middle of the summer there are only talks about where u will go for holiday and what kind of vacanse it will be. Meanwhile week after week counting down the time that it rest to paradise we plan our escape. Every monday and wednesday i am trying to enrich my life with breeze of the  sea.  Way out of the situation- certainly – sea inspired dressing) what about geometrical stripes and prints ? Lets make our everyday life with mariners twist!!! With this thought i was cheered up and went for beautiful walk in park Valentino enjoying ancient fountain and amazing architecture. 

В середине лета все разговоры только о поездках на отдых и какого рода отдых это будет. Между тем неделя за  неделбю отсчитывая дни  которые остались по дороге в рай мы планируем бегство. Каждый понедельник и среду я стараюсь обогатить свою жизнь морским бризом. Выход из ситуации это конечно же – вдохновленное морем тематика. Как насчет геометрических полос и принтов?  Давайте сделаем наши будни с морским  твистом !!! С этой мыслью я ободрилась и вышла на красивую прогулку в парк Валентино наслаждаясь древним фонтаном и удивительной архитектурой. 

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was wearing:

Mariners inspired dress with red stripes Petite Bateau

Flat sandals Sergio Rossi

Hat bought in souvenir shop in Paros, Greece

reading:

Scott Fitzgerald  Tender in the night

Photography:

Special Gratitudes to

Simone Arena

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terrific tea plantations

If u drink a tea it’s probably not grown in America or Europe. If you live in the USA  or Europe area then it’s a pretty safe bet that you don’t have a terrific view of a tea plantation.  In fact its a pity because its really beautiful. Grab yourself some tea, if you are so inclined, while you view these terrific tea plantations. “If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are too heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are excited, it will calm you.” ~ quote by William Gladstone..

Если вы пьете чай то он проблематично не выращен в Америке или в Европе. Если Вы живете в области США или Европы тогда, это – довольно надежная ставка, что у Вас нет потрясающего вида на плантацию чая. Жалко по факту потому, что это действительно красиво. Возьмите себе немного чая, и если вы склонны, рассмотрите эти потрясающие плантации чая. ” Если вам будет холодно чай согреет вас. Если вам будет жарко, он охладит вас. если вы будете подавлены, он поднимет вам настроение. Если вы взволнованы, он успокоит вас.”  Уильямом Гладстоун

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Champions keep playing until they get it right.” ~Billie Jean King

Think of how many people quit playing before they become a champion. Perhaps they might have made it if they just would have kept playing, making adjustments, and getting better at their craft. If you want to experience more success all you have to do is keep practicing, keep playing against better opponents, and keep learning all that you can. With enough perseverance you’ll find that you become a champion because you’ve spent time “in the trenches and now you know your game better than anyone else and you are dubbed a champion. This is not just applicable to sports, but to several areas of personal development. Which areas of your life do you want to become a champion in?

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