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These 30 Amazing Photos Will Remind You How Beautiful the World Is

These 30 Amazing Photos Will Remind You How Beautiful the World Is

Everyone has a bad day now and then. On these days it seems as if everything is sad and meaningless. What you need to remember is that it’s okay to feel sad, but that doesn’t mean that all hope should be lost. It’s a large world out there, and nothing is more beautiful than the overwhelming nature of our earth and its sky. Have a look at these beautiful photos of our breathtaking home planet. Maybe problems aren’t so big after all.

A Sunset over Mountains

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    The world is abundant with things that can be seen, heard, touched and tasted, but it is also rich in things that can only be felt in the heart.

    Blue Beauty

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      Feeling blue? When blue is this spectacular, maybe it’s not such a bad thing,

      The maginificent Polar Light

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        The smallest actions give way to some of the biggest reactions. It’s the little things that matter.

        Light breaks even through the cloudiest Sky

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          Have you ever seen the sky looking like this? Well keep looking, something spectacular could be just within your reach.

          A Sun Red as Blood

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            It is easy to feel overwhelmed in such a large, complex world, but the reward is worth the struggle.

            There is always Light

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              Don’t let dark thoughts cloud your vision. Look beyond and you might find something beautiful.

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              Blue and Red

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                It’s okay to feel sad now and then. Life wouldn’t be worthwhile without a challenge.

                The Endlessness of Nature

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                  Cast your troubles towards the sky, it may leave beauty and peace below.

                  The Silhouettes of the Mountains

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                    Tranquility is an underrated concept. Try being alone every once in a while, clear your thoughts.

                    A Dark Forest is full of Wonder

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                      Keep your head up. Sometimes what is above you holds much more happiness than what is below.

                      The Tranquility of calm Water

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                        Sometimes, a little patience, agitation and confusion can give way to clarity.

                        It’s A Colourful World

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                          If you’re looking for a solution to your problems, try not look so desperately, you might miss it along the way.

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                          The Beautiful Sea

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                            Things in life happen for a reason. Maybe it’s better to leave life just the way it is.

                            There’s no Rainbow without Rain

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                              At the end of every storm, we can find one of these. Even the ugliest events can give way to the most magnificent rewards.

                              Pure Harmony

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                                Life’s problems are endless, but so are the possibilities. Maybe that’s another way to look at things.

                                A Colourful Masterpiece

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                                  There are no limits on your horizon. No matter who you are, how old you are or where you are, you are capable of anything if you give yourself the chance.

                                  In Clear Water we see the Sky

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                                    Take the time to explore. Like a hidden shape in the clouds, you’ll never know what you’ll find.

                                    Nature is the most talented Artist

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                                      It is important to remember that nothing worthwhile comes easy, so make sure you go the distance.

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                                      Isn’t the Earth simply Amazing?

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                                        Take the time to reflect on your day, count your blessings, the world is big and full of surprises. Maybe you missed something.

                                        Even the coldest of Places know Hope

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                                          There is inspiration all around you, everywhere in this huge, magnificent world.

                                          Take a Walk through Green Nature

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                                            Good things come when they’re least expected, remember never to lose faith.

                                            A Bird enjoying the Sunset

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                                              It’s easy to feel small and alone in such a big, scary world, but it just means that you have more space to grow.

                                              There are no Colours without Light

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                                                Privilege without responsibility always equals corruption. As always, nothing worthwhile is ever easy.

                                                Even Clouds Are Beautiful

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                                                  Things can sometimes move a little too fast, and it can be suffocating. Nothing beats the feeling of breaking free. It just takes a bit of courage.

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                                                  We find all sorts of Shapes in our beautiful World

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                                                    The secret to youth and prosperity is the unrelenting desire to learn. Whenever you’re feeling down, go find out something you’ve never known before. It might help to remind you how little of this world you’ve experienced.

                                                    The Silhouettes of Trees

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                                                      Sadness is temporary, as is every emotion. So don’t worry, the sun will come out again eventually.

                                                      Only through Darkness do we appreciate Light

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                                                        Within you is a soul bursting with ambition. The world is your oyster, so it’s never too late to do something amazing.

                                                        We live at the most Amazing Place

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                                                          Every town, city, country and continent on this world shares the same sky. Imagine how big that makes it.

                                                          Above the Clouds

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                                                            The world is infinite, and stretches beyond the reach of your imagination. You are one tiny stitch in the fabric of life, but you are here for a purpose. Don’t let sadness stop you and make your life worthwhile.

                                                            Beauty is Everywhere

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                                                              Mahatma Gandhi once said:

                                                              “The world is big enough to satisfy everyone’s needs, but will always be too small to satisfy everyone’s greed.”

                                                              So remember, it’s a large world for reasons that matter.

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                                                              Last Updated on January 16, 2020

                                                              12 Simple Ways to Boost Your Confidence Right Now

                                                              12 Simple Ways to Boost Your Confidence Right Now

                                                              The way you feel about yourself greatly influences how you live and interact with others. If you are confident about yourself, you tend to see yourself positively and actually enjoy spending time with and around people. You don’t feel self-conscious or awkward around others, and that allows you to live your fullest and happiest life.

                                                              However, if you’re drowning in a sea of self-doubt, hesitancy and shyness, you often withdraw and isolate yourself from others and avoid interacting and connecting with people. That anxiety you feel in the pit of your stomach when you are around people is holding you back greatly and it is not good for your emotional health and overall well-being. You need to do something about it if you are low in self-confidence or have friends or family members who are not confident.

                                                              “Confidence isn’t walking into a room thinking you’re better than everyone, it’s walking in not having to compare yourself to anyone” – Anonymous

                                                              Here are simple, practical tips to boost your confidence right now and make you feel and act your best.

                                                              1. Stop labeling yourself as awkward, timid or shy.

                                                              When you label yourself as awkward, timid or shy, you sub-consciously tell your mind to act accordingly and psychologically feel inclined to live up to those expectations. Instead of labeling and entertaining negative self-talk, visualize and affirm yourself as confident and strong. Close your eyes for a minute and visualize yourself in different situation as you would like to be.

                                                              Be your own cheerleader. Experts believe that positive affirmation and good mental practices like picturing yourself winning or achieving a goal can lead to greater feelings of self-assurance and prepare your brain for success.[1] As the saying goes, “seeing is believing.” Picture yourself as confident and soon enough you will begin to manifest behavior that gives evidence to this new ‘fact.’

                                                              2. Recognize that the world is not focused on you (unless, of course, you are Kanye West).

                                                              That means you don’t have to be excessively sensitive about who you are or what you are doing (or not doing). You are not on the center stage; there is no need for preoccupation with self and perfectionism. As rap music star Rocko sings, “You just do you and I will do me, aight?”

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                                                              Forget about trying to please everyone or being perfect. Trying to be perfect and being a people-pleaser puts too much pressure on you and creates unnecessary anxiety. Besides, people are too preoccupied with their own issues to pay much attention to your every move unless, of course, you are a mega famous, super celebrity like Beyonce or Kanye West.

                                                              3. Focus on other people as opposed to yourself.

                                                              If you are low on confidence, self-conscious, nervous and shy in social situations, focus your attention on other people and what they are saying or doing instead of focusing on your own awkwardness.

                                                              For example, think about what it is that is interesting about the person who’s the centre of the party or the guy or girl you are talking with. Prompt them to talk more about themselves and be genuinely curious and interested in what they say. You will instantly come across as confident and warmhearted.

                                                              People generally want to talk about themselves, be heard and understood. They will love it when you’re eager and willing to listen to them and really hear what they have to say.

                                                              This habit of focusing more on what you love in others as opposed to what you dislike in yourself will not only help you become more assertive and comfortable in virtually all social situations, but also instantly make you feel great about yourself.

                                                              4. Know (and accept) yourself for who you are.

                                                              Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu, author of the internationally acclaimed book The Art of War, said, “Know yourself and you will win all battles.” Even in the battle with lack of confidence, you will need to know yourself to win.

                                                              Knowing yourself starts with understanding that people are not all the same, neither are all social situation suitable for everyone. You might not be confident in large gatherings, but you could be bold and confident in one-on-one and small group interactions. We all have our own unique gifts and unique ways of expressing ourselves. Embrace yours!

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                                                              Introverts, for example, have a quiet confidence that is, unfortunately, often confused for shyness. They are naturally low key and prefer to spend time alone. However, this natural disposition affords them certain unique gifts, such as an ability to listen better than most people and notice things that others don’t.

                                                              Your uniqueness is where your strength and advantage lies. You won’t be comfortable and confident in all situations all the time. Albert Einstein said,

                                                              “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

                                                              5. Crack a smile.

                                                              If there is one sure way to instantly boost your confidence, it’s cracking a smile. Christine Clapp, a public speaking expert at The George Washington University, says that flashing those pretty, pearly white teeth will immediately make you appear both confident and composed. But, the effect of smiling is not just external. Studies show that smiling can also help nix feelings of stress and pave the way for a happier and more relaxed you.[2]

                                                              Not a bad return for something seemingly so trite, wouldn’t you agree?

                                                              6. Break a sweat—with exercise.

                                                              Working out is another great way to make yourself feel amazing and confident. Science has shown that exercising increases your endorphins, helps reduce stress, tones your muscles and makes you feel happy and confident.[3]

                                                              And hey, all you have to do is take a walk a few times a week and you’ll see the benefits. What seems to matter—as far as your confidence goes—is whether you break a sweat, not how strenuous your session is, which is pretty cool. Start working out now.

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                                                              7. Groom yourself.

                                                              This might seem mundane, but it’s amazing how much of a difference a shower and shave can have on your confidence and self-image. And when you spritz on a scent, the boost on confidence and self-esteem is incredible. As it turns out, your favorite fragrance does more than make you smell oh-so-nice.

                                                              A study found that a fragrance can inspire confidence in men. Interestingly, the study also found that the more a man likes the fragrance, the more confident he might feel. Another study found that 90% of women feel more confident while wearing a scent than those who go fragrance-free.

                                                              8. Dress nicely.

                                                              Another one that might seem trite, but it works. If you dress nicely, you’ll instantly feel good about yourself and give your confidence a real boost. That is largely because you’ll feel attractive, presentable and sometimes even successful in nice clothes.

                                                              While dressing nicely means something different for everyone, it does not necessarily mean wearing $500 designer outfits. It means wearing clothes that are clean, that you are comfortable in and that are nice-looking and presentable, including casual clothes.

                                                              9. Do activities you enjoy.

                                                              Whether it is reading a book, playing a musical instrument, riding your bicycle or going fishing, do what you really enjoy and what makes you truly happy often. It will boost your self-esteem, soothe your ego and allow you to identify with your gifts and talents. That will in turn bolster your self-belief and grow your confidence exponentially.

                                                              You might not become popular for doing what you love, but you might not even want to be popular at all. Being popular doesn’t make you happy; doing what you love does.

                                                              10. Prepare for the possibility of rejection / setback.

                                                              Late World No. 1 professional tennis player Arthur Ashe said, “One important key to success is self-confidence. A key to self-confidence is preparation.” You need to prepare for the possibility of rejection and setback.

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                                                              Why?

                                                              Everybody suffers rejection and setback at one point or another. You are not exempted. The question on your mind, therefore, should not be if you will be rejected, but how you will handle rejection when it comes.

                                                              Prepare yourself adequately in every situation to minimize the risk and effect of rejection and so that your confidence is not broken. For example, learn public speaking and rehearse what you are going to say beforehand if you have landed a public speaking engagement. That way, you are sure of yourself and confident you have what it takes to hack it. If you are rejected, don’t take it personally.

                                                              Rejection and setbacks happen to the best of us. Take it as a learning experience. Learn from your mistakes and move on.

                                                              11. Face uncomfortable situations square in the face.

                                                              Don’t run away from uncomfortable situations. Running away from people or situations because you feel scared, shy or timid only confirms and reinforces your shyness. Instead, face the situation that makes you uneasy square in the face. For example, go ahead and talk to that person you are afraid to approach, or go straight to the front of your yoga class! What’s the worst that can happen?

                                                              Prepare and be ready for any eventuality. The more you face your fears, the more you realize you are stronger than you thought and the more confident you get. This simple, yet admittedly courageous, act makes you unstoppable. You get comfortable being uncomfortable and begin to feel like you can take on the world. And that is the hallmark of someone destined for great things.

                                                              12. Sit up straight and walk tall—you are awesome!

                                                              Yes, sit up straight and believe you are awesome. Don’t slump in your chair or slouch your shoulders. Experts say the right stance can not only keep your self-esteem and mood lifted, but also lead to more confidence in your own thoughts.[4]

                                                              The way to sit is to open up your chest and keep your head level so that you look and feel poised and assured. And when you get up, stand tall and walk like you’re on a mission. People who sit up straight and walk tall are more attractive and instantly feel more confident. Try it now: you’ll feel fierce and confident just by sitting up straight and walking tall.

                                                              Featured photo credit: Freshh Connection via unsplash.com

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