You know psych you should understand

The way I see it, no one is stepping on your feelings. You’re not exempt from other people’s judgments. You know that judging without prior knowledge is second nature to people. We can even form biased opinions by seeing a picture of a stranger for half a second. Of all people, you should know that there was at least a 50% chance that you would get that response. And the chances don’t change for anyone.

Think of it this way. When you get a negative reaction or response from people, you know that they’re being completely honest with you. They don’t pretend and don’t feel the need to do so when they are with you. It’s a sign that they are complacent with your presence and they regard you as a close member of their community. So you should actually be relieved that your bonds with each other are that in tact that you can easily voice out anything without having to worry about ripples in your relationship. Your relationship is built on that – trust and openness.

It’s okay to have conversation where you don’t completely agree with each other. Because you can’t at all times. It’s how you’re able to handle differences in opinion and stand and still get along with each other that matters more. So don’t be a crybaby. Don’t play victim.

The Perfect Song

It was a bad day. I was feeling messed up inside. On my way home, this song with percussive guitar intro began playing in my head. Somehow I thought that things would turn out if only I could only listen to it, but I couldn’t remember what its title was. I just knew that it was one of Ed Sheeran’s songs. When I got home, I searched through his playlists on Youtube, one by one, until I found the title bearing the same exact words as my thoughts were.

How to Choose the Right Featured Image for Your Post

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Perfect reminder for us bloggers

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Confession: my favorite part of the drafting process, other than the writing itself, is choosing a featured image for my posts.

To me, it’s that final drizzle of olive oil, that last turn of the pepper mill over a plate I’m about to serve (usually to a toddler who couldn’t care less). It’s an anticipation-builder, an element that announces something good is about to happen while tying together disparate details into coherence.

Note: Featured images are displayed differently on each theme, from modestly-sized blocks to full-width explosions of color. You may want to experiment with a few themes, if only to get a sense of the different effect featured images can have.

It seems I’m not alone — with more than 220 themes offering featured images, including some of our newest and most popular — many bloggers and readers clearly like featured images, too.

In a world in which we all have bulging image libraries…

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Stop Devaluing Yourself


This post reflects my exact thoughts right now. It’s true how tough we can be on ourselves when we shouldn’t shy away from being acknowledged for having done something good.

It’s okay to be proud of yourself. Learn to accept compliments without buts.
You are wonderfully made by God.

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Recently, a few people have asked me about this blog. What is it? What do you write about? Why do you do it?

It’s very easy to devalue the things that we do. I’m never quite sure how to respond to these questions – what is Simply Sweet? I suppose it’s a lifestyle blog with a Christian focus and an aim to encourage and entertain others while also making sense of my own thoughts and actions – however this kind of coherency rarely makes it out of my mouth in conversation. Instead, I find myself saying, ‘oh you know, it’s just a girly blog with bits and pieces of stuff I’m interested in. It’s probably pretty boring.’

In actual fact, I love writing on this blog. I love to think that in some way, I can be invested in the business of encouragement. As a personal project, it helps…

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