Praying for my City. #Nairobi
Thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families of Kenya’s Westgate Mall shooting. #StopTheMadness
How To Give Your Best In Relationships
When it comes to our friends and partners we have high expectations and want them to give us their full attention and focus. In order for us to be good partners and friends back to them, we need to do the same. Here’s how to be the best partner or friend that you can be and how to give your best in your relationships:
· Compartmentalize. If you’re hanging out with your partner or friend and your mind is on your job or a project you’re working on, it will show. Sometimes it can be hard to do when we’re distracted by something, but you need to learn to compartmentalize. Learn to leave thoughts of work or family or anything else that’s troubling you aside when you’re spending time with your friends or your partner, so that you can give them your full attention. A big part of doing this is putting your phone down instead of constantly checking emails or texts from other people. Be in the moment and focus on the people that you are with.
· Take time alone. It might seem like spending every second together will bring you closer together, but in reality we need alone time as well. Balance out time together with alone time. Spending time apart gives you new perspective on things and lets you focus on other things in your life. When you do spend time with your friend or partner again you’ll be refreshed, have more to talk about, and be a more interesting person overall than if you are simply joined at the hip.
“They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To” ~ Mary Sibande
Mary Sibande is a South African artist based in Johannesburg. Her recent series ‘Long live the dead queen’ was featured within the city on the side of buildings and other structures as large, photographic murals. The series, like Sibande’s practice as an artist, ‘attempts to critique stereotypical depictions of women, particularly black women in our society.’
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