Sometimes I need an idea or a pick me up. I'm stuck on a problem where the solution is eluding me. There are several things I do to break out the rut including:
1. Get outside
3. Take a shower
4. Read a book
5. Call a friend
and my new go to.. #6. Crank the tunes!
The other day I was frustrated with getting a project just right. I posted on social media my dilemma. This is not a natural go to for me but I have a community and I decided to reach out. I got so many great ideas! One suggestion was to listen to songs that fit the theme of my project. The first thing I did was to Google inspirational songs. I found this blog with a top 25 inspirational songs. I went through and listed to a minute or so of each. Next, I jumped in the shower and eureka! A song popped into my head with lyrics that led me to the phrase I was looking for.
The blog had a great list and you can find it here http://personalexcellence.co/blog/inspirational-songs/. I found a lot of the other postings beneficial too! Happy Friday and rock on! :)
All the best,
We’ve all been in there, stuck with the volunteer position that isn’t fulfilling anymore, the job that sucks you of your will to live, the relationship that is just plain toxic, or the elusive goal that drains all your energy. But how do you really know when to make the break, cut your losses, and move on? Letting go of things we’ve put a lot of time and effort into can be hard and overwhelming. What if you make the wrong choice? What if there is nothing else to fill your time? What if there isn’t another job? I found some tips from Melanie Pilona of lifehacker.com.
Signs that it is really time to let go:
To read the full article, go to http://lifehacker.com/5948908/how-to-know-when-its-time-to-quit.
Quitting doesn’t have to be a negative thing. It can open up doors not available before. To paraphrase Thomas Edison, you haven’t failed, you just found something that didn’t work! So go out there be your best self, doing better things! I know that’s what I aim for!
All the best,
Love Finds A Way (Album Book 2 - Pauline’s Story)
Contemporary, Fantasy Romance
When Ella hands over The Album to Pauline, the young food blogger is about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime—she’s been chosen as a contestant in The Culinary Dream, a TV cooking competition. Pauline takes The Album with her to Italy where the filming is to take place and meets food photographer, Xaden, the brother of the man who ripped out her heart and put her off relationships for a long time.
To her dismay, she gets eliminated from the competition on the first round. Humiliated and determined not to be pitied by her friends and family, she decides to stay behind in Italy for a holiday as well as blog about her restaurant experiences in the exotic European country.
Xaden won't leave her alone and proves to be a friend in a time of need but when he kisses her, she pushes him away, afraid he’ll hurt her like his brother did. The TV series offers her a job as the editor of the food magazine and she is to work alongside the very man she wishes to avoid. Forced to be with the man she can't resist but whom her instincts tell her she can't trust, Pauline is in for an emotional roller-coaster ride with The Album as her companion and guide.
Kathy lives in South Africa, where the summers are hot, the winters cool and bugs thrive. She writes romance in many forms, most of the time with women who feel deeply, men who care strongly and characters who learn lessons along the way. Every so often, she sprinkles a little magic in her stories. When she’s not writing, she makes sure her kids work hard as they do school at home, tries not to get too distracted by dust bunnies and cooks up a storm to keep the tummies full. When she’s not hectically busy, she loves reading romance and fantasy novels, watching movies, and dabbling in different crafty things, depending on her mood.
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Website and blog: http://www.kathybosman.com/
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As Valentine’s Day approaches I was thinking about all those I care about. I thought, how can I love them better? I’m not sure why this assessment thought hit me but it occurred to me that I wanted to treat the people I cared about the best way possible. I searched the web and found an article on how we can beef up our relationships.
We all lead busy lives but to take a hour, a day, or a weekend to really think about what matters most, who matters most, is an act that will help us be happier in our relationships. You can read more from this article http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/10/how-to-love-better-mindfulness-in-relationships/.
Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s Day!