Monday, May 14, 2018

Five Things I Just Can't Handle

Hey all! Queen She known as Me here.  I’m a Diva journaler, keeping record of everything!  

We all have things that annoy us to no end.  It’s part of life, there is always going to be something (or in some instances someone) that just gets under our skin. I can think of at least five; I’m going to humor you and list them below.  I’d love to hear what some of your butt chaffing pet peeves are, so if you would please, SHARE! Leave a comment below.  Okay here are five for me that turn me into Joseline Hernandez screaming her phrase “I cun not!”

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1. People who have bad breath, but they must have a face to face conversation with you
I don’t want to throw etiquette out of the window and scream at you “your breath stinks!” but how dare you insult me by pretending you don’t smell it too! 



2. People who butt in conversations then ALWAYS make the conversation about them.
We were all taught at an early age in kindergarten to not butt in to conversations, it’s rude. Why oh why are you throwing your bad manners 101 handbook out of the window and pretending you don’t know any better?  The world does not revolve around you, other people do talk about things other than you, and simply put, you’re just not as important as you think you are.  Use your manners!



3. A Know It All.
Mark Twain said it best: It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” For once and for all you do not know everything, and it is perfectly fine to admit it. I will avoid you like the plague in the future if I listen to you ramble on and on just one more time!



4. People who chew with their mouth open
Regardless of what you think, the food in your mouth does not look as appealing to people as it did before you shoved it in there, and I don’t want to see it once you do, so close your damn mouth please!



5. People who waste time
OKAY, this may be my biggest pet peeve of all!  My time is the only thing I can give you, and you can’t give it back.  Please don’t waste it with your BS, please show me that you have at least 1 ounce of regard for something other than your tardy all the time ass.



Monday, May 7, 2018

Hacks!

Hello Divas and Gents, Queen She known as Me here, hoping everything is going well for you all!

I’ve been looking at a lot of YouTube videos, and it seems as if every other one is labeled with the word “hack”; life hacks, funny hacks, holy grail hacks, all kinds of hacks!  So.  What exactly is a hack?  The urban definition of hack and the one I’m referring to (don’t go looking at your computers to see if I’ve taken over the world…I haven’t) refers to any trick, shortcut method of doing something, that increases productivity in all walks of life.  

Okay what’s the difference between a hack and a tip?  A tip is advice that’s given on how to do something, a hack is a suggestion for re-purposing things to reach the same conclusions on that something; a tip for making perfectly round pancakes is to make them nice and small, a hack is to use an old ketchup bottle to dispense the mix.  

Now that I have the meaning of it all, I find myself looking for the almighty hacks…all over the internet!  In doing so, I’ve found some neat ones, but none quite as cool as the ones found on this YouTube channel by 5-Minute Crafts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9YMpuLDnwo 42 Holy Grail Hacks that will Save you a fortune

Photo from 5-Minute Crafts

If you got some hacks you want to share, drop some down below in the comments section, we’d love to read them! 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Life.

Life.  There are hundreds of words and phrases used to describe it.  Precious, living, short, the longest thing we’ll ever have.  It also brings with it questions, like what is the meaning of it?  Why are we here?  Who are we? What’s it truly all about? Then to add other things to the equation like cultural and symbolic meanings, religious and spiritual aspects, we can quickly end up in a hole of confusion.

Simply put, life means the existence of an individual human being or animal. But because we are who we are, human and all, and because of the intricacies of our brains, we’re always going to make it more than just that.  

Things have to make sense, like numbers, analysis, proof; these are tangible explanations as to what and why.  Like statistics.  Aha, yes, statistics.  Now to some, these are the holy grail to the meanings of and the reasons why.  It’s just who we are. Below are some interesting stats regarding life that I read about on List25.com and becoming minimalist.com  Take a look.

  • If you sit for more than three hours every day, you’re cutting almost two years off your life expectancy.

  • People who have a true village of friends live nearly four years longer than people who don’t. 

  • If everyone on Earth properly washed their hands, almost 1 million lives would be saved every year.

  • Today our homes have more television sets than people.

  • The average American throws away 65 pounds of clothing per year.


Makes you go hmm right? See, if you’re like me you were nodding your head going “right”  or oh" okay, that makes sense."  Does it really?  Or are we okay with it because somewhere someone has put in countless hours studying and researching all this information, so it has to be right!  It’s okay, I feel the same way.  

What are some statistics you’ve read or heard about?  Share and drop em below in the comments section.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Positives Impressions


Happy Wednesday Peeps! It Queen She known as Me here hoping this day finds you well.  Do you ever meet or see certain people who you’re curious about beyond the initial meet and greet?  They not only catch your attention, but are able to hold your attention?  It could be something they say, or the outfit they’re sportin, their lifestyle, or it could be anything.  Maybe you’re riveted by the way they converse.  Whatever the reason is, there is something about them that leaves you captivated and holds you in mental bondage in a state of wondering.  I find these humans interesting.

I’m not easily impressed.  I’m not hard to please; I’m just not moved by people, their social status, their job titles or their material possessions.  I am easily impressed with how you treat others, how you help others, or how you love on people.  How do you reach a person in need of direction?  How do you teach a person so they can in turn teach someone else? 

There are a few people who genuinely impressed me.  I’ve either heard them give speeches, or I’ve read something they’ve written, or I’ve watched them in action be the greatest motivator or philanthropist ever.  These people come to mind instantly:

1. Oprah Winfrey, actress, producer, media proprietor, philanthropist
2. Denzell Washington, actor, director, producer, philanthropist
3. Jamie Lee Curtis , actress, author, blogger and philanthropist
4. Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, American Lawyer, writer and former First Lady of the 
5. Barack Hussein Obama II, American politician, 44th President of the United States 
6. Thomas “Tom” Bilyeu – American entrepreneur, Empowerment, Lifestyle Coach 
7. Rosetta Thurman – Global Personal Development Coach

There are many, many more I’d like to list, but if I did the list would never end! Who are some inspiring people to you?  Drop a few names below in the comments section, lets share the inspiration.

Monday, April 16, 2018

You Can.



Hello Diva’s and Gents!  Queen She known as me here, and I’m wishing you a happy and prosperous week.  We all need positive motivation from time to time; me I welcome it. In this life our drive and ambition take hits every day.  There is always something or someone ready and willing to kill your determination, or push your enthusiasm off the roof in hopes you’ll follow, or turn your I can into a I can’t.  And who knows why? 

The most important thing is for us to know ourselves.  Learn how to motivate ourselves.  Learn how to love ourselves…unconditionally.  Taking into consideration our individual circumstances, it can be hard for us to climb out of pits of despair, but we can try.  All it takes is for us to be disciplined, be determined, be focused, diligent, and consistent. Encouraging someone, helping someone to reach their full potential is a very rewarding act. Remember God is watching us.

So I wanted to place a motivational quote up; if this is all you’ll read today then good, at least I will have sowed into you a seed of get-up-and-go.  Go reap your harvest!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Time Waits For No One.

"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."-Earl Nightingale

Happy Monday! Tina here, Queen She Known as me, and I hope your day is going well. 
The last couple of weeks I have been on a mission to use my time wisely, be more productive, efficient, and most of all consistent.  When you’re a mom with young children, it sometimes feel as if we have a hundred times more things to do than the children we are managing; how many of us know that when they are older, it doesn’t change? My children are both adults, and it still feels as if time slips away from me so easily.

I’ve incorporated more me time in my morning routine, now I have to twiddle with my evening routine so I can maximize the time with it!  I am a ferocious planner; I plan everything from the meals I will eat, the appointments I’ve set to the due date of bills, and that helps tremendously with maximizing my time.  Now that I’ve made some changes in how I do things, these five points have ranged out the loudest for me:  

1. Put God first in everything you do.  He was the one who said to us He knows the plans He has for our lives; He even goes on to say, they are plans to prosper us, and not harm us, plans to give us a hope and a future.  So put Him first. Jeremiah 29:11.

2. Be smart with prioritizing your day.  Look at what makes up your day, write it down.  See if you can rearrange things.  Tackle important and urgent task first, then make you way down your list to the lower priority things, all the way down to the lowest priority things. Knocking the bigger more challenging things out of the way first, give you a sense of accomplishment, and makes taking on the smaller things, or less important things seem doable and easy.  

3. Invest in a planner, any kind, whatever size is comfortable with you.  I am a scrapbook fanatic, and I love being able to decorate my calendar, it makes me excited to look in it, so this works well for me, but more and more people are using their cell phones for calendars and organizers, and if this method works for you, then please by all means do what works! Just maximize that time!

4. Limit who can have your time and who can’t.  Get rid of people and things that distract you.  Write down what some of your distractions are.  Do you surf the web?  Facebook?  I’m an Instagram queen!  I was constantly checking updates of everyone, always going back and forth to it, so now Instagram gets one hour per day.  I can break it up however I want, or spend the entire hour on it, but I only get that time to dedicate to it.  Because as much as I enjoy people watching, it’s a time stealer, and it kills my productivity.

5. Say No.  You are the HPIC (Head Person In Charge) of you.  If you have to say no to an invite, or any request because you are prioritizing and taking care of what’s urgent for your well being, then never hesitate to say no.  Be firm in this. And never apologize for it.  I learned from a very poplar successful life coach that people often times look to us for directions on how to treat us - yep so they look to us to see if it’s okay to waste our time while making the most of theirs.  Ouch, that hurts.  So take control, and say no.

Remember there are only 24 hours in a day.  That’s never going to change.  We only get 24 hours; we can't stop it,and we can't control it.  All we can really do is be thankful for the time we get, manage ourselves so we make the best of these hours, and live the best life possible for us.
  
How do you manage your time? Give us a shout down in the comments box, and help us all be super shero women and hero men!