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Dating can be a fun and exciting, but it can also be a stressful event. The key is usually in the first date. A successful first date often sets the tone for those that follow.
The most important aspect that determines a first date’s success is a flowing conversation, sometimes light and sometimes leading to deeper issues, helping us learn about each other.
However, often we are stressed and don’t succeed to “break the ice” to start a flowing conversation. We are then left with awkward silence and conversations that makes you yell at yourself in the car after the date (sounds familiar?).
So how to break (or rather melt) that ice?
Here are a few techniques that will help you break the ice enjoy the date –
1 – Awareness: If you are aware of the stress that the date creates, overcoming it becomes a much simpler process. Tell yourself that this is just a date, and that if this one will not succeed there will be others. Make sure you feel comfortable, don’t try and impress but rather try to have fun, after all if it’s not fun it’s just not IT. Try not to treat it as an interview, at the end of the road if it’ll work out it will be because you enjoyed spending time with your new partner and not because they stand up to some requirements. If you still feel stressed try taking a deep breath, hold it as long as you can and clearing your mind by focusing on a single image of something that you like, repeat this until you feel calm and ready.
2 – Smile: Smiling often, especially when meeting for the first time, is crucial as it can make both you and your date feel more comfortable and relaxed. When smiling your brain produces chemicals that help relieve stress and uplift your mood. Smiling is also contagious, the part of the brain that is in charge of smiling tends to unconsciously imitate smiles of others, thus making your date less stressful as well! Oh, and one more important fact, researches show that smiling makes people look more attractive and that’s always good especially on first dates.
3 – Conversational Items: Starting a conversation with a stranger can sometimes be a hard thing to do, using conversational items can really help with that. Wearing a special piece of clothing or jewelry that bears a meaning can help start a flowing conversation, it will allow you to share personal information about yourself in a light, easy-going way.
When I met my current partner I was wearing a unique necklace with a Blessing Flower, this is a real flower from the Judean desert that blooms again and again with a few drops of water. Just as we were sitting he noticed the open flower on my necklace and asked what it was. Talking about the meaning of it and how it made me feel, led to a personal conversation that I remember till today, a conversation that made me excited about meeting him again.
4 – Fun Questions: Sometimes during a date there are moments of silence, avoiding them is nearly impossible but there are ways to make them unnoticeable, fun questions are the best way to do it. You can prepare some questions in advance that will help you get pass these moments, but you have to make sure to make them fun and light and pop them at the right timing. Questions like “What’s your favorite vacation spot?”, “Tell me something special about you that not a lot of people know”, even silly questions like “If you were a super hero, what would your super power be?” can get the job done and also lead to a meaningful yet light conversation!
5 – Do Fun Things: If you are a bit more of a shy person, placing yourself in a situation that would require constant conversation can be troublesome. You can always avoid such situations by going to a place with stimulation other than your date. You can always go to the Zoo, play bowling or attend a cooking class. These sort of places allow conversation but also add stimulation that would help develop a conversation and break the ice.
So get out there and have fun, always remember that the most important thing is just being yourself, if your date is right for you they would take you just as you are… And check out that Rose of Bethlehem flower, it’s really cool!
(Source: dating-break the ice)
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Going through life, you realize that we all have so many prayers; no matter what religion we have or where we are from.
Our prayers change by the day, sometime by the hour.
We pray to find love, keep our love or be loved. We pray for the health of our loved ones, we pray to keep healthy.
We pray to be happier, more relaxed and to be in peace with ourselves and with others in our lives.
However, during our busy days, we forget these prayers. We get swayed with everyday life, and forget to practice what we prayed for.
However, when you wear your prayer close to your heart, its a constant, physical reminder of what you wished for or for what others wished for you; and as you touch your jewel during the day, you think about the prayer it carries and when you think about it often, your prayers will become a reality.
This is what Wear My Prayer is all about, creating trendy, chick jewelry that will carry your prayers with style close to your heart.
Since we started Wear My Prayer we have been receiving numerous heartwarming stories about how meaningful jewelry changed people’s lives.
This blog will be about life, prayers, fashion and about our meaningful jewelry that help us enjoy all these.
I hope this blog will bring you happiness!
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