Monday, March 12, 2018

Habits. Habits. And Habits.

Hey Peeps, Queen She known as me here, I hope everyone’s having a great day!  So do any of you have any of those pesky lil negative tendencies, routines, patterns, traditions that are hard to give up?  Habits! That’s what they are.  I was reading an article by the writer James Clear about and he stated “ on average, it takes more than 2 months before a new behavior becomes automatic – 66 days to be exact.”   You should really go and read this because I was one of those people who bought into the “It takes 21 days to form a new habit.”  Ah un.  No it doesn’t, it takes much longer. 

So now that these habits are formed, how long will it take to un-break em? And  how the heck do we go about replacing them with something better?  Well James wrote another article sharing how you can teach yourself new habits to replace condemning ones.  I’ve read both articles, and I think I got some serious work to do, because I have at least ten bad habits that need to be replaced with something more fruitful.

I’m going to take the plunge here, be a little transparent and share my ten worst habits. Don’t judge me!  Here goes:

1. I’m somewhat of a perfectionist.  
2. I do not like rising early in the morning.  This leads me to the next habit
3. Not getting enough sleep

4. Chewing the meat, spitting out the bones…..Sometimes I have to get to the bottom of every
        little thing….get what you need and just leave it alone already! Which leads me to the next one

5. Too analytical...sometimes it takes me to long to make a decision.
6. My love of…POTATO CHIPS! I don't even have to talk about this one, I'm sure you already
        know the dangers to my health.
7. Not keeping the “big picture” before me, loosing sight of goals to soon.
8. Not delegating, can't do everything myself.
9. Saying yes to easily, which leads to the next one
10. Over planner, oh my gosh!  I run myself ragged! 

I know, I do it to myself! So I'm sure I don’t have to tell you why these habits are everything bad and counterproductive.  I’m ready to replace at least three of them now.  I have to start small, so do you if you have any you need to ditch.  Remember, we don’t get rid of bad habits, we replace them.  Come on, you can do it.  We’ll do it together.  

Monday, February 26, 2018

My Most important life lesson

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.-
Oprah Winfrey

Hi guys!  It’s Queen She known as Me here, and today if you would allow me to, I’d like to share my most important life lessons. I’m turning 52 years old in one week.  I can say, the quote above rang so true in my life, and at an early, early age.  

I was eight years old, and trying out for the drama/theatre club at my elementary school.  The teacher over the club was one of the most loved and adored teachers, partly because of how special she always made each and every child feel.  She always encouraged us, especially in the arts; writing, drama, and music.  I participated in all, but I excelled in writing, and I was particularly shy in speaking, I preferred visual communications.  I did learn to speak to God though, the only time I was comfortable communicating with another person.

I learned at an early age as well how to pray; how to communicate with God and ask Him to be a part of my life.  I don’t know, it just kind of happened, or maybe I picked it up from church; I learned to talk with God as a small child, and I remember most of the conversations I had with Him.  I think it was a stressful time in my childhood at this point.  But if I prayed, I always found peace immediately afterwards. 

There was an audition, and I wanted to try out for a part in a play.  I was a shy and timid little kid, scrawny and all.  I felt that praying asking God for something as menial as helping me to get a part in a play was a gross misuse of prayer time, and surely I could handle this without His help.  I auditioned, and you guessed it, I didn’t get the part.  The teacher told me she felt as if I could do way better, but she just didn’t see as much of the Tina in me up on the stage as she saw in the classroom.  Something was missing she said.

Phillippians 4:6 “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God,” and Psalm 138:8 The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.” These are the most important life lessons I have learned thus far.  From that day to this one, I have never ever again felt that my life or anything about it was too small to go to God about, or that I could do anything without Him.  Yeah.  Those were/are the lessons I learned and hold so dear.

What are some of your important life lessons learned?  Drop a few lines below and share!

Where in the World

Happy Monday Peeps!  Queen She known as me here and I’m journaling out loud again.  This time I’m sharing the destination that’s top of my wish list to travel to.

Do you remember the show “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego”? When the gumshoe received a phone call from the apprehended crook, who told the gumshoe where in the world to find Carmen?  Yeah, that’s how I want people to look for me when I’m away enjoying myself!

43.7711° N, 11.2486° E

Most who know me, know I’ve nicknamed myself “an amateur wine connoisseur” so I’m going to need lots of that on hand…red please.  Some of my other favorites like legumes, bread, cheese, vegetables, mushrooms, oh and OLIVE OIL is central to this country’s cuisine.  According to the above coordinates, where in the world would I be?  Tuscany.  Yep, I’d like to be a tourist in central Italy taking in some of the landscapes, the arts, learning some of the traditions, and drinking Chianti….lots and lots of it.

I’m not a nature lover, but in Tuscany, I would love to just take in the nature; from the Mediterranean vegetation to the beaches to the steep headlands and cliffs.  To be in awe of the scenery with my journal and my camera, would be a defining moment for me; a moment that would shape my very being and give me new outlooks on so many things that I’ve grown accustomed to that are just not good now.  To be able to experience this country’s culture would for me be a haven indeed.  A quiet, peaceful and pleasure filled life.

Plus I want to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa!  Just replace me with Diane Lane in the image below!

Photo from Amazon

Monday, February 19, 2018

Some Unknown Facts

Peeps!  Queen She known as me here. This week I have some mindless entertainment for you; I’m spreading unknown facts.  What? You ask.  Yep, I found these little unknown, indisputable, true pieces of information that I want to share with you, because some of them will make you go huh, didn’t know that.  Some will make you go, really?  Wow.  Some are just straight out hilarious as hell, but true none the less.

I visited websites like Buzz feed, Savit, CiteHR and The Fact Site, but there are a plethora of sites out there that will have you either rolling in laughter, astounded, terrified, or just plain ol disgusted! If you find or know of some other unknown or interesting facts, hit your keyboard and leave the results of it in the comments section below.  Okay?  Happy reading, have a great week!

1.   Female kangaroos have three (3) if 1 wasn't enough!
2.   The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows...could've definitely used a makeup artist.
3.   TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of a
      keyboard.....let's see..t y p....damn sure is!
4.   Each king in a deck of playing cards represent kings from history...okay.

  •  Spades - King David
  • Clubs - Alexander the Great
  • Hearts - Charlemagne
  • Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

5.   The television was invented two years after sliced bread...what was the entertainment after
      dinner like?
6.   Daddy longlegs have penises, which technically makes them not a spider...oh gosh get the
      magnifying glass, i wanna see!....
7.   There are just as many chickens on earth as there are humans....hmm
8.   The Statue of Liberty's index finger is eight feet long...better keep it where people can see it or
       it'll be mistaken for something else!
9.   You will burn more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery had in it to begin with....I can't.
10. Tiger shark embryos fight each other in their mother's womb. The survivor is born...damn.  I
      guess we all can't be winners.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

Humor Me

Hey Diva’s and Gents!  It’s Queen She known as me here and I’m journaling, writing everything in sight down!  

I wanted to talk to you this week about humor, and it’s relation to a healthier you.  Last year, close to Thanksgiving holidays, I needed a change.  I wanted an emotional as well as physical change.  I wanted a completely different outlook than the one I had become accustomed to over the years. So right before the new-year, I started researching nutritional and emotional healing. After analyzing the materials I'd found, I realized that most of my years as an adult had been plagued with some heavy emotional baggage, and this lead to bad eating habits.  Ooh.  Okay definitely time for a change.

I’m proud to say I’ve been doing really well, and I’m excited with the change to my eating habits; if it grows from the dirt, I love it.  I’m more of a nonconformist that I’d ever realized with the current food pyramid, but that’s probably another blog post. 

I also learned some things about emotional healing, and the one thing I found that changes your outlook emotionally is humor; good ol deep from the belly laughter.

Laughter has been associated to healing.  It helps with stress, takes your mind off your troubles, and improves your mood. I'm not a doctor, but I've been on enough medications to know there are so many medicines used out there to treat this or that; I’m not against them, because some are needed, but too many times we believe that medications are the only form of treatment and they’re not.  Laughter is free, and it’s an effective treatment you can do for yourself.  

Life can be overwhelming.  Whatever you have in it that makes you laugh, use it more and laugh your ass off!

Here is a way you can get more laughter in your life. Readers Digest has what they call a Jokes Section; some are corny, some are silly, and some are downright hilarious.  Click that link above, and head on over there.. go on, you know you want to, and get some humor in your life.