Monthly Archives: February 2011

Be loving, creative, genuine, alive, encouraging, passionate, hopeful.

100 Ways to Love Yourself!

  • Make lists of reasons why you love yourself – post them on your mirror so you can read them every morning.Stretch in the mornings
  • Reach out to others & do it regularly. When we don’t talk to people about how we’re feeling, or don’t have anyone to bounce ideas around with, it can be easy to feel lost, confused & out of touch.
  • Really listen when people are speaking
  • Ask for help
  • Think of a way you could make life easier—then do it. 
  • Be present. Appreciate the exact moment you are in right now!
  • Know you are good enough ALL THE TIME
  • Express love in many ways as you can
  • Seek out inspiration and motivation on a daily basis
  • Clean out your closet
  • Forget about your “to do” list and JUST BE … MUST TRY
  • Be good to your body
  • Be vibrant and colorful
  • Have that “awkward” conversation…You’ve been holding it in too long. Bite the bullet, take a deep breath, & tell the truth.
  • Do something you have been afraid to do
  • Recognize that YOU ARE A MIRACLE
  • Eat dark chocolate 
  • Do your very, very best to not judge people! “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” -Wayne Dyer
  • Stop worrying about other people’s opinions
  • Nourish yourself
  • EMBRACE the unknown….Not everything needs to be planned to the last minute detail! Mystery is wonderful & invigorating. It is the zest of life.
  • Get more sunshine
  • Stop trying to “fit in” 
  • Run away. Escape the usual. Go somewhere you’ve never been, spend some time, soak it up.
  • Find a strong role model
  • Get out everything that you have been holding on to
  • Set ENORMOUS goals—aim high, dream big.
  • Be brave
  • Talk to strangers
  • Respect yourself 100% 
  • Make the most of every opportunity
  • Appreciate the people in your life
  • Dress up for yourself
  • Really take time for yourself
  • Make magic every day
  • Volunteer
  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T. “Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” -Clint Eastwood 
  • Dance in public!
  • SUPPORT other women…It’s so easy to be jealous of one another or act like crazy people but ultimately it does no good.
  • Don’t settle for things just because “it’s always been this way”
  • Treat other pepole with respect at ALL times
  • Take action.
  • Be good to your temple (body) You only get one — might as well lavish it with love!
  • Be compassionate 
  • Operate on your own agenda. Do you want to look a certain way or does society want you to? Don’t allow any societal standard to bully you. You are who you are, it’s worth hanging onto.
  • Innovate!
  • Evaluate your life and ruthlessly cut out things which aren’t working
  • Share your dreams.
  • Reinvent yourself as an expression of pure love
  • Spend time with people who do good things…surround yourself.
  • Embrace your power 
  • Celebrate the ways in which you have grown & changed. Growth is good, change is wonderful, evolution is fantastic.
  • LOVE everyone….Even when they hurt you, even when they don’t get it, even when they don’t listen & even when they behave badly.
  • Get more sleep
  • Don’t take yourself so seriously.
  • Forgive yourself
  • Just love yourself

>>>For more ways to love yourself, check out the full Gala Darling post here. Have a love-infused, positive and purposeful Monday! I can’t wait to update you all on my fabulous weekend! xo

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Let yourself free!

Flawless.

>>>Kelly from The Glamourai.

Georgia May Jagger

>>>Love her in this Vogue Russia April 2009 spread. The full eyebrows, bright red lip, winged eyeliner, bold outfits…need, need, need and need. GMJ is beyond fab in my book.

People throw rocks at things that shine.

>>>There will always, always, always be people who try to rob you of your drive and happiness, who try to short-circuit your fabulousness, who try to make you feel less than the queen you are. That is something we can’t change. What we can change is how we let their words or actions affect us. 

“So don’t you worry your pretty little mind,  people throw rocks at things that shine” {Ours by Taylor Swift}

>>>So true right?! Often times the people who are living life to the fullest are the ones who are getting ripped apart. Often times the people who are confident and secure are the ones who are being challenged with other people’s words and actions. There will always be people out there who will call you out and bring you down. They may be doing so out of insecurity, jealousy, negativity or other reasons, but you don’t have to dwell on what they say or why they are saying it. Don’t let their opinion diminish your sparkle and shine.


>>>Feeling really inspired by Daniel Decker’s latest post about people who try to pull you down and tear you down. Part of the post is shared below:

News flash…there are people who disagree with you and some of them will do whatever they can to tear you down.  They push your buttons, toss daggers with their words, leave nasty comments on your blog and attempt to incite an emotionally charged reaction from you in order to disrupt and bump you off course.

Do you give them what they want? Do you add fuel to the flame? Do you react and try to prove something? Do you let them win?

If you are doing something worthwhile, there will be those who try to stop you. But here’s the thing… They can only win if you let them.

What you’re doing is too important to let them get you off track. Don’t. Don’t let their antics trip you up. Don’t take their bait. If you must respond,  respond but don’t react. Most of all… keep your vision in front of you and pursue it no matter what they say.

>>> Like I explained in this postAs a self-proclaimed people pleaser, it’s hard when people are unsupportive or unhappy around me. It’s hard when I am excited and passionate about something I’m doing just to be slammed in the face with rejection and negativity from others. I always have to remind myself that IT’S OKAY that every single person might not love my ideas, plans or what I’m doing with my life. Life is too short to worry about what others think about me, what others say about me and what others do to me. I can’t control any of that, but I can control how I respond and react. I’ll keep my head held high and continuing pursuing and refining who I am and where I’m going.

>>>What we can do is translate other people’s lack of support and negativity into energy and drive. We can prove them wrong! A Chinese proverb reads: “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” Don’t feed into their negativity and judgment, hold your heard high and give your crown a little polish from the minor setback. So go do it! Go live your fabulous, fantastic life and pursue your dreams wholeheartedly. Make YOUR life happen and don’t worry about the people who are too busy watching your life from the sidelines rather than life their own. Keep shining, beautiful queens and make today positive! xo


Truth


>>>My friend made this for me based off a few quotes from my last post; obsessed! Happy Wednesday!

Today is a perfect day for a perfect day!

>>>Make today a great one queenies! Today IS the perfect day for a perfect day, despite the weather, despite your stress and worry, despite what happened yesterday, despite what might happen tomorrow. Make today a perfect day by filling yourself with happiness, peace, perseverance and hope…rather than overanalyze the past or stress out about the future, soak up the moment you are in right. now. Enjoy today to the fullest potential! xo

>>>For more Words for Wednesday posts, check out here, here and here.