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12/29/16 - I got sleepy while trying to read cases so I decided to make an oreo frapuccino and I’m so proud of myself! It tastes great! I didn’t even try to measure anything and just placed everything in the blender. 😂

How to Get Over of Your Fear from Public Speaking

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I KNOW THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE AFRAID OF SPEAKING IN PUBLIC RIGHT?????

Last night while I was scrolling through instagram, I saw @emmastudies post wherein she mentioned that public speaking is one of her fears. And a lot of people also commented that it is one of their fears as well.

I’m going to be honest with you guys. I don’t really have a fear of speaking in public because I really like talking and my sharing thoughts to others (idk if that makes sense haha) I may not fear it but you still get jitters when it comes to your mind.

Some advice that I can give to you is NOT TO OVERTHINK ABOUT SPEAKING IN PUBLIC. If you overthink, you mess up. You mess up, you might embarrass yourself in front of the people you are talking to.

And before speaking always breathe in and then breath out. Breathing exercises work for me when the nerves start kicking in. 

During your ‘talk’/speech, it’s ok to make a few mistakes. If you’re allowed to use flashcards, use them. It will help you know the things you are supposed to say instead of looking the screen if you’re doing a power point presentation. You should also smile to your audience (i was once questioned for smiling too much during a defense haha) I realized if I smile throughout the presentation, I’ll feel good.

Some of my friends (college students actually) said that it’s not really that nerve-wrecking. The fear is the first thing that attacks us instead of the determination. But once you’re there talking, you’ll feel fine ;)

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彡☆ day 41/365; my notes for environmental science ╰(*´︶`*)╯it’s been a pretty hectic week with so many deadlines and projects to finish. we’re not yet even in the middle of the sem and there’s too much to do already  (╯︵╰,) but anyway, i hope everyone’s doing okay and stay healthy and happy! (and btw, bangtan released their teaser asdfghjkl)

There are times you feel unloved. Worthless. No one tries to listen. Yung tipong bawat panliligaw, busted ka, yung naka ilang “Hi!” kana sa crush mo di parin pinapansin ni, worst eh mala seenzone pa ang sistema niya or yung galawang nalulunod kana emotionally yet no one cares just to even say “Kamusta ka?” With mala Liza Soberano’s voice.

“Hindi ba ako kamahal mahal?”

The real question is, what makes us feel worthless or feel unloved?
It is either the situation tells us so or the the way how people treat us. Nako po. Ang nega natin dito but it’s the truth. Depression eats us making us blind sighted that in reality we are loved and has a worth. We try to just focus on the problems or the treatment of other people.

Bago ka pa maluha luha kababasa nito, I need to tell you this to make things clear between us. “You have worth. You are loved.”

Siguro iniisip mo, “Kuya! Bat mo yan nasabi?”

Simpleng sagot mga kapatid, because the God who created everything, gives His life just for you to live. God died in fulfilment of the scripture just for us to recieve the gift of grace-Salvation. Minsan I have this thinking that why would a God die just for me to be save? Isn’t it dramatic. If a God can die for you in the cross, then why would you feel unloved and worthless?

Siguro, hindi pa nag sisink in sayo, una, ilagay mo muna sa sistema mo ang “Awe factor”, set aside mo muna yung sistema ng Knovela. Just for this moment. Ahahaha. Are you ready? Close your eyes after you read this whole pharagraph. Imagine the BEST place you have been that makes you appreciate the nature. Close your eyes. Imagine. Open it after 10 seconds or longer, wag ka lang antukin. Game!

Tada! Buhay ka pa. Now keep reading. Korny ko dito, last ko nayun.

There’s beauty in His creation at mapapa WOW ka nalang sa galing ng Panginoon that makes you worship Him. Minsan nga I overheard someone habang ninanamnam ang moment to appreciate the beauty of nature saying, “Ang galing ng Panginoon.” I’m just like that person too. Minsan the nature is enough to dictate the existence of God, for everything seen and unseen belong to Him. Taray! Napaka creative yata ng Diyos ko.

Kulang parin, you still feel unloved and worthless?
Let us have it this way, technologies evolve also as the time moves on, so as satellites that are sent on outer space. According to research, there are 350 billion galaxies (approximate pa lamang po.) and we still did not yet the limit. Makes me awe once agaib saying “Wow! My God is indeed BIG!”>

Sagarin na natin ang awe factor na yan bago pa bumalik ang sistema ng Knovela sa buhay mo.
Have it this way. Do you believe that God is creative?
Si Lord, kayang gumawa ng saging. That’s normal for Him. Pero to make hundreds of different kinds of it? Awesome! Actually, hindi naman niya kaylangang gawin but He did.
God didn’t have to create different kinds of laughter (as you are right now), pero pinili parin niya.
Halaman takes the Carbon dioxide we generate, (masama sa atin), and produce oxygen( which is kaylangan natin)
Lastly, a seed in its own little size can grow bigger hundred times it original length.
There are a lot of it to be awestruck actually, it’s for you to find out, start it in the obvious matters.

Why am I saying all of this?
The reason for such creativeness, and the unreachable limit of the universe, sa earth, sa kalooblooban ng katawan mo, points directly to His glory. What God did, reflect who He is that leads your real worth.

So kung di mo parin magetszxzd bosxsx, at kung iniisip mo parin na worthless ka at unlovable, nagkakamali ka. The God that created the whole universe, choose to die para masalba ka. Your life is worth a sacrifice. Nung sinambit niya ang “It is finished!”, God did not shout it as a sign that He lost but rather a shout of victory. Why? Because He redeemed you. Mahal ka niya more than anything that you can think of.

He broke the veil so that we can directly talk to Him in our prayers. He breaks bad traditions. He breaks every chain that makes us unloved and worthless because it is you whom He matters the most. Kamahal mahal ka.

If you are in the situation that makes you feel worthless - the waiting zone - the nothing is happening zone - GOD CARES FOR YOU SO MUCH. SLOW DOWN. TAKE TIME! BREATHE! Surely, He will reveal what is to come. The thoughts in His mind are always higher that it is hard for us to comprehend. Hindi ikaw ang may alam sa plano ng buhay mo, only God knows the masterplan. Keep trusting. Be courageous.

Sometimes, sa mundo, ang basehan kasi ng worth ay kung gaano kalaki ang bahay mo, ano natapos mo, lisensiya, pera, itsura mo which all of it don’t matter the way how God’s worth for you is. Mali ang focus natin. For our worth is not in this world, but in Him.

God cares for you so much. He died a death that we should have died and we live a life that He should have live.

Spread the news. Pass it on.
You have worth!
You are loved!
You are always on His mind.

Additional reading:
Jeremiah 29:11
John 2:19
John 3:16
John 19:30

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Only 7km long, and at points, only 500m wide, Boracay has become the most famous island in the Philippines. The island is a postcard perfect location, define by white sandy beaches, clear blue waters, palm trees, and luxury resorts. 

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