Personal Development

How do You stay close to what really matters?


EN – ”It’s a beautiful thing to have lungs that allow you to breathe air and legs that allow you to climb mountains, and it’s a shame that sometimes we don’t realize that that’s enough.” 


Saw this quote on Instagram the other day. It made instantly get off of it and give a good thought on what was my take on valuing what really matters.Thought I wouldn’t keep the good reflection to myself hence why I am here writing this post.  Trust me, this is isn’t the first post of the year I had planned but it definitely has a somewhat urgent relevance.


Are you far from what really matters?

Because it is very easy to get carried away and simply ‘hate life’ due to the activities or lack of them of our daily routine; to complain about everything and everyone; to waste hours accompanying other people’s lives on SnapChat, Youtube Vlogs, instead of living our own -and as result it is then super easy to resent our basic life.

Let’s not fail to realize that this ‘basic life’ is in itself a blessing.

Basic life is still life! And life…Being Alive is just so much more important than anything else. Being able to breathe and walk are humongous blessings get constantly blurred when put besides what appears to matter more but really doesn’t.


  • One of the odd ways for me to do it is by ditching the bus and walking to my destination instead (when I am not that late, obvs). Sometimes I really don’t find time to exercise so walking to places allows me to sort of deeply breathe in and breath out in every step I take.
  • I’ve come to the realization that I feel more alive when the wi-fi is off or simply nonexistent. It allows me to intensely observe my surroundings and try to capture has much as I can with my eyes, so that I can remember later. You know, creating memories for myself only and not for an audience? Yeah, it is a pretty good feeling.
  • To genuinely enjoy the moment also matters. I could write 300 examples on this but I believe you get what I mean.  Just trying to genuinely feel, look, listen, laugh.
  • Being in deep contact with my own body and everything it is capable of. This is the feeling you get after a good run and I also used to get it by doing some mild yoga before bed. I really want to actually join Yoga/Meditation classes but unfortunately I wouldn’t be able to fit it in my schedule. Therefore I will simply continue to sporadically hit the gym and go for runs once a month.  Yet I promise to myself that when I have more free time I will thoroughly dedicate it into exploring more of what my body is capable of.





Thank you for passing by!


Yara Mel






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  • Reply Selly

    Great tips! I find Yoga & meditation really helps to ground me and to shift my focus to what really matters! Selly

    December 10, 2017 at 6:24 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Same here! Yoga has been helping massively 🙂

      December 10, 2017 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply cours de theatre paris

    Fantastic blog.

    September 30, 2017 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Jennifer Liepin

    I hear you.
    I just returned to NYC after 2.5 months mixed travel on the west coast – living in a van for a monthfor a traveling animal rights campaign, petsitting, and living between friends.
    Was such a reset. A life detox. And now my mind is clear to re-prioritize and reevaluate how I am going to live my life.

    April 15, 2017 at 5:27 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Tha’s great Jennifer! I am so happy to hear 🙂

      April 15, 2017 at 11:05 pm
  • Reply Jen

    Wow, this is such an inspirational post, love everything about it, I think what it matters the most is to enjoy this moment ♥

    March 10, 2017 at 2:34 am
  • Reply Merel van Poorten

    Such an inspiring blogpost! Loved reading it.

    x Merel

    March 9, 2017 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Merel van Poorten

    Amazing blogpost, loved reading it. So inspirational <3

    X Merel

    March 6, 2017 at 12:55 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Super glad you enjoyed! xx

      March 8, 2017 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply sepatuholig

    very inspiring and beautiful photos too…
    IG @grace_njio

    March 2, 2017 at 2:29 am
  • Reply Seyi

    Definitely agree with life being a blessing in and of itself. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the artificial and feel that we aren’t living our best life. But waking up everyday is living the best life. All the other things are just added extras

    March 1, 2017 at 11:38 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      You got it right ! 🙂

      March 2, 2017 at 12:15 am
  • Reply emma corrie hill

    beautiful pics 🙂

    March 1, 2017 at 4:26 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks darling! xx

      March 2, 2017 at 12:14 am
  • Reply Stylnova

    What a great post babe! It is so easy to loose sight of “life” with all the distractions we have going on today! Going for a walk & just breathing in the fresh air is definitely a way to disconnect! Thank you so much the love on my recent post as well <3

    March 1, 2017 at 2:27 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      You’re super welcome!

      March 2, 2017 at 12:14 am
  • Reply Mary

    This is a beautifully written and thoughtful post. I stay close to what really matters by trying to stay in the present moment. When it comes down to it that is all we really have and it doesn’t add anything to our life to think about the past or worry about the future.

    February 28, 2017 at 9:32 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Well said Mary ! 🙂

      March 2, 2017 at 12:13 am
  • Reply Simplement Lui

    Walking in the nature … it helps a lot to determine what really matters and focus on it 😉

    February 28, 2017 at 8:44 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      It never fails ! <3

      March 2, 2017 at 12:12 am

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