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!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Beauty In It All.



An Orchid grows in the air rather than in soil.  It doesn’t think of competing with the orchid next to it.  It doesn’t tear down the orchid next to it so it won’t grow.  It just takes in the air, and blooms.  And when it stops blooming and enters dormancy, it is not dead.  It takes in more air and re blooms on old spikes and often times a new stalk still emerges to continue to take in air and bloom. 






I say all that, to say this: breathe.  Take in air.  Blossom into whatever it is you want to become, but while you’re blossoming, teach someone else to breathe and take in air so they too can blossom.  That’s the beauty in it all. 


I am the owner of my words, not of this image.  Google images.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Blog Blog Blog

Blogging can be rewarding in so many ways.  It's not just for businesses; you can get just as much gratification from personal blogging.  I started blogging in 2010 while I was home from work on a six week sick leave.  I was bored, desired communication with the outside world, and I had already watched the first three seasons of Sons of Anarchy on Netflix during the first two weeks of my leave!  Trust me I knew it was time to wake my mind up and make it feel alive and useful before I turned to more mindless...but good...entertainment. 

I've always thought of myself as a good writer, but a terrible speaker; I think I thought of myself as a better writer because when I would write I got to think about what I wanted to write, I got to organize my thoughts and think about what words I wanted to use to express myself.  I truly believe that writing has helped me become a better speaker though, for instance I desire now to communicate with eye contact, and have face to face conversation. 

Most of us never know how good we are at writing until we take the words out of our heads, out of our journals and place them in internet outer space for everyone to see.  We get to attract audiences, engage people and in some instances build rapport.  If making money is more of a thing for you, then that can be done as well through blogging.

Right now I can name at lease ten people I know that should be blogging.  Don't worry, I won't call you out because you are comfortable reading my blog instead of creating your own; and I really appreciate the readership! but it's time for you to get on board and say hi to the world through your writing and tell your story, share your world with avid readers like me.

4 Reasons Why You Should Start A Blog in 2018   by PROBLOGGER author Darren Rowse is a great tool to use if you're thinking about starting a blog.  Even if you're not, and you're an avid reader of all things good, read this awesome article anyway, and maybe send it to someone who you know wants to start a blog.

I hope to become a reader of your blog soon. What are you waiting for!  Get on up and I'll see you in Blogger land.


 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

My 10 Things!

Hey Peeps!  Hope your week is going well.  Queen She know as me has something swirling around in the dome located on top of the shoulders, so I'm emptying it onto paper...well i'm blogging it.  

Dislikes.  You know the little things (or in some instances big things) that you feel distaste for or you’re hostile towards?  Yeah those.  I'm feeling silly so I’m going to share my top 10 dislikes.  Now I try not to be that disapproving, loathing little (I’m short) person all the time, (although I could be because it's so amusing when I get..wait... get back on track). 

To keep from being that person, I’m going to combat my first list with a second list of my top 10 likes.  Now I’m a little embarrassed at some, but if I can share these….out loud….(well on paper, but I’m sharing none the less) feel free to laugh, giggle at my shortcomings, or share some of your own in the comments section down below.  Okay here we go.

I don't like

  • Nose pickers at the redlight
  • Oversleeping
  • Dropping food that I'm excited about eating on the floor
  • Avocado
  • Narcissist
  • Crowds
  • Exercise
  • Liars
  • Telemarketers
  • Laziness
I like
  • My circle of friends
  • Cooking
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Birthdays
  • My parents (all four of them)
  • The Ocean
  • King Crab
  • Reading
  • Relaxing
  • My Honey

So don't make me do this alone!  drop some of your likes and dislikes down below.  Don't be shy...you can do it!

Monday, March 19, 2018

What's Your Favorite Food?

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone’s enjoying the best part of themselves.

I get asked often what my favorite food or meal is especially since I am now a Pescatarian and meat was a tremendous part of my diet.  Well that’s easy to answer for me since fish has always been my favorite over other meat proteins.  So today I would like to share what my favorite meal is and where I got the best recipes for them from. 

My favorite meal is garlic butter salmon with oven roasted asparagus and an oven baked potato.  That’s it.  This meal gets the humming noises; you know the umm, umm good noises and the rolling of the eyes from me.  No lie.

Now you all know I’m an avid reader of all things readable… so I’ve spent some time looking for recipes from food bloggers and recipe sites that really taste good, and not just look good like the photos they have posted of their neatly prepared dishes.  These recipes I’m about to share are all that; I wouldn’t share them if they weren’t. 

Share what your favorite meal is down below in the comments sections and share the recipe, and go on and send us over a photo as well.  Okay here we go.

My salmon recipe comes from Taste of Home.  The recipe is here: Garlic Butter Salmon

My oven baked potato recipe comes from the mother and daughter team at Tastes of Lizzy T.  I love the crispy skinned oven baked potato and these are perfect! Oven Baked Potato

The asparagus recipe comes from my faithful friendly recipe website Allrecipes.com. This is my go to website for the majority of my recipes. Roasted Asparagus


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.