9 Ways to Reward Yourself When You Have Accomplished a Goal

Hey Lovelies,

Oftentimes, we can get caught up in our daily lives that we forget to acknowledge or reward ourselves when we have accomplishments. It is important to realize your efforts whether big or small. I believe this acknowledgement serves as an inspiration to ourselves and others to strive for greatness. When on a spiritual journey, there are many moments in your evolutionary process that you will be excited about and proud of. I believe you should acknowledge and reward yourself in those moments for all of your hard work; essentially give your own self a pat on the back. I came of up with a short list of 9 Ways to Reward Yourself When You Have Accomplished a Goal and the list is as follows:

1. Eat Your Favorite Meal
Cook your favorite meal complete, or go to your favorite restaurant and have it prepared for you.

2. Donate Your Time
Sometimes giving back and selflessness is the greatest reward one can receive.

3. Be Unproductive
After working hard, you deserve a lazy day to sit around the house and do nothing.

4. Sleep All Day
I’ve learned sleep is the most amazing gift you can receive as you mature.

5. Buy Yourself Something (Retail Therapy)
Get yourself a gift for your hard work, you earned it!

6. Go On A Trip
Hop in the car or book a flight to a destination you have been wanting to visit.

7. Pampering
Go get your hair and/or nails done. Maybe even get a massage to rid of any pent up stress.

8. Entertainment.
Go see a favorite movie, concert, play, or sporting event.

9. Hobbies
Whether you enjoy exercising, reading, or cooking; take a moment to partake in your favorite hobby.

I hope some of these tips are helpful. But most importantly, do something that makes you happy, whatever it may be. Be proud of yourself and your accomplishments for you are your own greatest cheerleader.

With Love,
Miss T

 

 

 

 

Don’t Give Up On Yourself

By: Katy A. Brown
“I’m on my way.
They may ask me, “Where to?”
Well, that I cannot say…
For even I have no clue.

I know it’s rather far,
For it has to make me whole.
The road to the stars,
The path to my soul.

I must go alone,
But I’ll miss you all, believe me.
I must travel into the unknown,
I must sail all of the seas.

You see, I’ve lost something of mine.
It’s special and grand…
Magnificent in its design.
How I lost it is hard to understand.

What did I lose?
Well…I’m not exactly sure.
Please, my confusion you must excuse…
I just know I must find a cure.

I have a terrible disease,
The name of it escapes me.
But it stops your hair from blowing in the breeze.
It stops your heart from feeling free.

I think it’s called “Lack of Adventure,”
But correct me if I’m wrong.
That is why I must go on this venture,
For my very essence I must prolong.

I think I may have left my heart somewhere
Or the part of me that believes….
I’ll be back soon, I swear!
But for awhile, I must leave.

I know I’m on my way,
And though I may not know where
Myself I cannot betray…
For I know I’m somewhere out there.”

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/dont-give-up-on-yourself

Soul Music Wednesday

Hey Lovelies,

Happy Humpday Everyone! As some of you may know, it is Soul Music Wednesday! I truly believe soul music provides a spiritual experience for both the listener and vocalist alike. On Wednesdays, I like to share a featured love song and give my feedback on the record. Some of the songs will be old classics and others will be new favorites.

The song featured today is “Hero” by the fabulous Mariah Carey. The song was written and produced by Ms. Carey and released on October 19, 1993. Here is a link to the song below…

Mariah Carey is a certified icon and has garnered immense success, including being dubbed one of the highest selling female artists of all time. Despite what some may call ‘diva antics’, you cannot deny her ability to sing and write with the best of them. “Hero” was no stranger to success or the charts, becoming one of her eighteen number one hits.

“The song’s lyrics describe the individual power that lies inside every person and their ability to be their own hero. Every person has the light and force inside of them needed to help change the world.”

This song speaks volumes of truth. Inner strength and belief in self is truly all one needs to make a difference. In has been proven throughout time that a single person can change and effect the lives of countless others. Ms. Carey was able to capture this essence so beautifully. Even stating that she does not personally care for the song, but performs it because she understands it’s significance in so many people’s lives. I salute Mariah for her inspiration and willingness to vocalize the feelings of humanity.

With Love,
Miss T

Ways to Stop Complaining and Enjoy a Happier Life

Hey Lovelies,

Over the weekend, I learned that complaining leads to nothing but pain and suffering. Life has many challenges and it can be easy to wallow in pity, however choosing joy and positivity will provide for a more prosperous experience. I found a short list of convenient ways to try and stop complaining and enjoy a happier life via inc.com that I thought would be a timely share.

  • Laugh
  • See through the Lens of Gratitude (Keep a Gratitude Journal)
  • Examine your relationships
  • Meditate
  • Get more sleep
  • Exercise out the stress
  • Putting it all together

This list is short, but still efficient. These techniques prevent a person from concentrating on negativity and faults, which can lead to bellyaching. Sleep, meditation, and exercise are all efficient ways to rid of stress. When you have laughter and positive relationships in your life, it provides a fulfillment of joy and happiness that one can hold onto in times of hardship. I believe keeping a personal journal to write down the things that you are grateful for allows for a great deal of perspective.

Complaining is honestly an easy thing to do. But, in actuality, it is only a hindrance that does not progress you in any way. I know I have a lot of work to do on myself to keep from grumbling, but I will make an active effort to try in order to advance my growth and evolution.

With Love,
Miss T

Something New

By: Audrey Heller

Trying something new, can be, a
bit frightening! However, it has it’s
merits, as it also can be, quite
enlightening! You never know, until
you try, what the outcome, is going
to be! Like everything else in life, you
just have to wait and see! We’d like
to feel, that good things, are in store
for us. And if that be so, then it’s an
added plus! We can’t cower, when
we have to make any changes, as it’s
got to be, full speed ahead! Do not
regress, just say yes and watch all the
good things enfold instead! Just never
be reluctant, when it’s time for something
new, to enter your life. The reason it’s
happening, it’s the right time, for a new
beginning! you just have to realize, now,
it’s your turn, to come out, winning!

Soul Music Wednesday

Hey Lovelies,

Happy Humpday Everyone! As some of you may know, it is Soul Music Wednesday! I truly believe soul music provides a spiritual experience for both the listener and vocalist alike. On Wednesdays, I like to share a featured love song and give my feedback on the record. Some of the songs will be old classics and others will be new favorites.

The song featured today is “Everyday People” by Sly and the Family Stone. The song was written and produced by Sly Stone and released in November of 1968. Here is a link to the song below…

“Everyday People” garnered much success including reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts for four weeks. The song has an extremely positive message promoting peace and equality amongst people all all races and social groups, with the belief that we are truly all the same. Music has an amazing and unique way of bringing folks of all different backgrounds together to unify them under a common purpose of enjoyment. I respect when artists use their platform to create real change and spread messages of significance in the world, especially behind a fun and funky beat.

With Love,
Miss T

 

 

Halloween Alternatives to Trick-Or-Treating

Hey Lovelies,

Boo! Happy Halloween! Does anyone have any exciting Halloween plans? I personally plan on just eating a bunch of candy and watching Stranger Things as I already celebrated over the weekend. Halloween is a fun holiday for kids and adults alike. It is the one night of the year when you can dress up as anyone you wish and ask complete strangers for candy.

While trick-or-treating is fun, sometimes you may not be in the mood to go out and do so. Therefore, I’ve prepared a small list of some Halloween alternatives to trick-or-treating, whether choosing to go out or stay inside. I’m sure most of you know of these ideas, but a small reminder may inspire you to possibly try one.

  1. Local haunted house
  2. House party
  3. Festive dinner
  4. Cookie-baking party
  5. Scary movie marathon
  6. Pumpkin Carving Contest
  7. Community Halloween Event
  8. Visit an Amusement Park

I hope some of these ideas prove to be helpful. Most importantly, I hope everyone has a safe and fun evening. If you are dressing up, drop in the comments what your costume will be. I’d love to hear or see all of the fun ideas.

With Love,
Miss T

 

 

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