Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Learn how to say “no” – Know your limits and stick to them. Whether in your personal or professional life, refuse to accept added responsibilities when you’re close to reaching them. Taking on more than you can handle is a surefire recipe for stress.
Avoid people who stress you out – If someone consistently causes stress in your life and you can’t turn the relationship around, limit the amount of time you spend with that person or end the relationship entirely.
Take control of your environment – If the evening news makes you anxious, turn the TV off. If traffic’s got you tense, take a longer but less-traveled route. If going to the market is an unpleasant chore have a friend go with you.
Avoid hot-button topics – If you get upset over religion or politics, cross them off your conversation list. If you repeatedly argue about the same subject with the same people, stop bringing it up or excuse yourself when it’s the topic of discussion.
Pare down your to-do list – Analyze your schedule, responsibilities, and daily tasks. If you’ve got too much on your plate, distinguish between the “shoulds” and the “musts.” Drop tasks that aren’t truly necessary to the bottom of the list or eliminate them entirely.
UNHEALTHY WAYS TO DEAL WITH STRESS!
These coping strategies may temporarily reduce stress, but they cause more damage in the long run:
-Drinking too much
-Overeating or undereating
-Zoning out for hours in front of the TV or computer
-Withdrawing from friends, family, and
-Using pills or drugs to relax
-Sleeping too much
-Filling up every minute of the day
to avoid facing problems
-Taking out your stress on others (lashing out,
angry outbursts, physical violence)
My Source: http://www.helpguide.org/mental/stress_management_relief_coping.htm
Thursday, April 23, 2009
You know I LOVE My positive affirmations. Kisses
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves,'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and
famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the
glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are LIBERATED from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
~Used by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural speech
"I always loved the attention of being that "Beautiful Girl"....now I realize all the harm that comes with it, in this not so Beautiful world.
I've kissed many guys, fell in Love hundreds of times....had enough boy meets girl experiences to create a million rhymes. Some of them were cute, some straight up fine....some that didn't last, some out there still wishing they were mine.
Sometimes I wouldn't change a thing, other times, I would change it all......at least now I have a story to tell, that Beautiful Girls too often are prone to fall.....and it takes our strength, not our looks to brush the dirt off, and stand back up Tall.♥ "
~Excerpt from My BCS Bloggie♥ "Beautiful Girl"
kISSES nIKKI :)
"we think just because someone is beautiful they got it all ...
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
This could be one bad dream if you just: Do your cardio exercises at least 3 times a week and cut back on fattening foods! I know its not the easiest thing to get into, but once you get past the first week it will be a breeze :) You will start to feel and see a difference in your Body and attitude. Your confidence level will raise because your not only looking better but your HEALTHIER. Run, Bike, Elipital pick your passion and rock it out.
You wake up one morning and your skin feels like rough sand paper. You see little hair bumps on your bikini line and even though the sun is shining on you there is no glisten or shine.
You frown :(
This could be one bad dream if you just: Exfoliate & Moisturize! Our skin should mean more than a $200 dress or some expensive shoes! Clothes come off but (hopefully) your skin doesn't. Exfoliate with a nice scrub at least 2 times a week and pic a great moisturizer to keep your skin soft and glowing.
You wake up one morning and your heart aches from the pain of betrayal. Shoulda, coulda, woulda's rush through your mind like cars on the highway. A tear rolls down your cheek and you wish it could all be one bad dream....
Guess What...It can be: Just pay attention to the WARNING SIGNS! We all get them. No one is immune to pain, yet and still choose your battles wisely and learn from your mistakes as well as the mistakes of others. Surround yourself with good people. Know when to let a loser guy go or when to kick a fake friend to the curb. Don't ignore the signs then wake up one morning feeling like you've been in a huge crash. Don't be "That Guy"..(lol I always wanted to say that). Anyway, just stay on top of your game, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
Peace & Kisses
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I leave for Vegas on May 22nd so operation Bangin Bod starts NOW. Here is what I will be doing for Abs. Please follow along and let me know if it works for you as well!
35 minutes cardio: jump roping, jogging, squat jumps, jacks, dancing
15 minute continuous abs (25 seconds of each in order) : Crunches-Bicycle Kicks-Vertical Leg Crunch&Toe Touch-Reverse Crunch-Full Sit-ups-Oblique Twist-Plank.....WHOA :) 3 sets 20 second break in between
Monday, April 6, 2009
MOISTURE/CONDITIONING + JILBERE SHOWER COMB + HE LTR LEAVE-IN + AIR DRYING UNDER SATIN SCARF WITH HANGING HAIR IN 1-2
Friday, April 3, 2009
My Butt is currently SORE due to one of my FAVORITE Butt lifting, Thigh Shaping Exercises... P.S♥ It works!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
What Lurks Beneath You
Each and every night, you lay your head down on your pillow and go to sleep. If you’re like most people, at least some part of your face touches your pillow during the night. Whether you like to think about it or not, it’s a basic fact that your pillowcase has bacteria, dust and other acne-causing agents on it. If you want to prevent this stuff from getting into your pores, clogging them up and causing pimples, you need to wash your pillowcases regularly.
Nikki Note: Wash your pillowcase about once a week and watch your skin began to look healthier! Go the extra mile and get a Satin pillowcase like I did....Luvs it!!
♥ KISSES, Nikki
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I LOVE HEALTH & WELLNESS, I LOVE MY CAREER, AND I LOVE POSTING ON MY BLOG! So I will never give up on my Passion! AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU!