Stop Making My Own Work Stress

Alot of work related stress can be avoided.  Like some people, I found myself complaining  about my job or  thinking I didn’t make enough money….really??  Has anyone ever said that they do??  So I remind myself to do my best, discuss and bargain and chances are more money will be in my future.  Feeling good about what I do and about myself,  no matter what.

Sometimes I find myself whinning.or worse, having to listen to someone else moan and groan……….he likes her better than me……..I do all the work around here……..can you imagine  if that were true!!   That’s when I have to stop myself and say why don’t you grow up already. Truth is some people never grow up,  and people are everywhere.  So I remember that  I am part of a team and people rely on me to hold up my end.

When things and office management change and I’m  still not happy……….that’s when I  stop,  take a step back and think  ……hey, maybe it’s me?  There is no reason to think my  department gets no respect…..odds are all the other department feel the same.  Both the right and the  left hand have jobs to do……I wouldn’t want to lose either.

Face it…..we don’t get to pick our boss… so I work the day and then I am very happy go home ……to a place where I am boss!!

I’ve stopped putting dead lines on myself…..because we all know that  alot of it  can wait until tomorrow.  Ive finally  grown to recognize that managers are people too, they may not know everything, but they are dealing with more than I know. I didn’t always think like this,   I wasted so much time feeling bad about this or that. Please don’t waste your time.

 Now,  I wake up each day thanking God I have a job, with full intent of doing my best with joy and not complaining and getting myself into a bad mood.  Somedays it works…..somedays it doesn’t.  One thing for sure, I know that it is my attitude that will greatly determine the way my day will go, so  I pray and  try my best to  be powerful – not pitiful.

source:Readers Digest

posted by Liz

Dancing with Bernie

Yes, Bernie is still around.  His classes more than intense.  Each class is a surprise.  As the members enter we all ask each other, “What do you think he will be doing today?”  The answer is “God only knows.”  And it never fails, it is always something different then the last class.

I loved today’s class.  It was all dancing.  I felt like I was in a dance rehearsal.  The room was filled and we all were bopping to the music.  Kicking, hips a swinging, arms swaying to the music, one, two, one two.  Who needs dancing with the stars when we can dance with Bernie.
DWTS-030811-0031.jpgI love dancing.  Dancing is the fun way to get into shape.  Perfect example is Kirstie Alley.  Have you noticed how much weight she has dropped since she started this dancing with the stars gig.  Week by week, dance by dance, she is shedding her pounds and loving every minute of it, I am sure.

Yes, Bernie’s classes are intense, but he makes shaping up unpredictable, and fun.

Go ahead, dance, dance to your hearts content, and just like Kirstie, should  you fall or lose a shoe, just keep on dancing.

You’ll be surprised as to what else will fall off.



Getting Gorgeous with Degree – Secret Sleeves

Secret Sleeves is a secret worth sharing.  Secret Sleeves is a fashion scarf with a secret – slip your arms inside the hidden pockets and the scarf becomes a wrap or shrug!!  It’s pretty and practical – fits and flatters every woman – dresses up any outfit – keeps you warm and cozy – conceals your upper arm – fits in your purse – doesn’t wrinkle – comes in many fabulous colors and trims.

I have to say this is one of the best items I received from the Getting Gorgeous with Degree Event!  I have the black velvet  with black bead  trim scarf.   I wore it out to dinner and to a bridal shower – so easy to wear.  You can wear it with jeans or evening wear – and that is a good thing.

Casual or elegant……Secret Sleeves is going to change the way women wear scarves.

posted by liz

Weight Watchers’ – 5K Walk

Walk or Run with Weight Watchers and the Alliance for a healthier Generation.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation reports that obesity has become an epidemic in the US, especially for our children.   So walk out in force and challenge yourself on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011, by joining the Weight Watcher 5k walk.

Make it a family affair.  Encourage your family, as well as your friends, to participate in the Walk-It Challenge.

Get out, do what you can, and remember walking is easy we do it every day.

Bridal Shower – Fit for A Future Queen

 How exciting!!!   On Friday, April 29, 2011 about 4 billion people around the world will watch the Royal Wedding of Catherine & William.  The happy couple will be married at Westminster Abbey by the Archbishop of Canterbury.  There will be a traditional reception, including a wedding cake with royal icing,  at Buckingham Palace, thanks to the Queen. Security is estimated to cost at least $8 million.

Here are a few fun gift ideas for a  fairy tale Bridal Shower for someone who has everything!  After all, everyone knows that it is the thought that counts.  What princess wouldn’t love a pink vacuum cleaner?? ……… Going to need a 12 piece charger set in red, gold and pewter.  There is always room for some English Toffee….yummy.  How cute is this English Terrier Spaniel…… boy!  Rainy afternoons…. a very  good time for  a cup of tea and playing a little game of trivia. 

 The Countdown has  begun  – “Making of a Royal Wedding”-  Clinton Kelly (love him) in London – Randy Fenoli will be in Times Square = the wedding dress and the designer is a state secret = wonder if Kate will wear her hair up or down?……cannot wait!!

Dear Kate & William,  Wishing you a special day of happiness and a love that lasts forever – God Bless.

posted by Liz

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