Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and SEVEN giveaways!

Do you need Pampering?

In this economy the phrase 'Waste Not, Want Not' comes to mind. Everywhere you turn you are told to learn to embrace your 'frugalista'. But excessive obesessing over finances and the budget can be damaging to your inner well being.

We all want to feel pampered every now and then. It makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside, it can even make you feel cared for. But who can afford it? Answer: YOU CAN

There are wonderful cost effective ways to pamper your outside, so your 'insides' don't feel so abandoned! Feeling depressed can often lend itself to immediately stopping the one thing that makes a world of difference, your grooming habits. If you are already feeling down and don't take the time out to even give yourself the essentials, nevertheless take the time to 'spoil' yourself you are going to feel worse!

Just like a good hot shower makes you feel better, taking the time out to do little things for yourself will make you feel like a million bucks, without necessarily breaking the bank.

I'm not even going to try to re-invent the wheel here, there are tons of 'tip' sites out there. I think a really great one is '13 DIY At-Home Spa Tricks from Glamour Beauty Online, the article can be found HERE (and no, no one there asked me to post this, I just felt it really compiles some great do it yourself beauty tricks that can be done with things you have, re-use, recycle, then refresh and RENEW!)

Whether it's an at home facial, a brown sugar body exfoliation treatment (baker gals rejoice, your brown sugar isn't just for baking anymore!) a rose water astringent treatment (use those rose petals that are already falling off that 'I'm sorry' or 'Just Because' bouquet from your sweetie!), there are a multitude of cheap and simple ways that you can pamper yourself. Looking great on the outside, can really do a world of good for you on the inside.

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I will pamper myself in ONE way today.' If you are really that busy, then affirm that you will pamper yourself at least once this week, once it becomes a habit, a positive and wonderful habit, increase the frequency. Your inner 'girly girl', 'glamour-puss' and/or 'diva' will Thank You. With the holidays swiftly approaching, making pampering a ritual for yourself now, will pay dividends in reducing your stress levels later.

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here! twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field:

OK to RT: @Tracy_Iglesias Today's Words of Inspiration and Seven Super Giveaways! - http://tiny.cc/n4Thx

Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

Don't forget to enter the 7 great giveaways on the upper right hand side of the page! The holiday push is going to be fast and fierce on Ascending Butterfly, we will be offering multiple giveaways all through the season! It's just our way of saying Thank You! for choosing to spend part of your day with Ascending Butterfly. We are really happy you landed HERE!


NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. Keep the suggestions coming, remember we also have a NING group with real time chat, you can give us your comments and suggestions in REAL time, how cool is that?

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed. And remember if your profile does not have an email and you don't leave your email in your entry, we will have no way of informing you if you win, and will have to select another winner. Make sure your entry and your profile have your email address!

Just a helpful Reminder: How to Follow Using Google Friends Connect:

Please look to the upper right hand side, where the follower pictures are. (Note the number of followers before you start this process)

1) press the follow button - the google pop up wizard will open, this is not an ad and your pop up blocker will not block it

2) tick the option that reads 'follow this blog publicly' once that button is selected, hit follow again - it should now read 'you are now following'

3) if the follower count went up you know you did it succesfully, if your profile has a picture, that picture will be the first one on the left side. If your profile doesn't have one, it should still be searchable on the members list.


1 comment:

  1. Well said. We all need a little "me" time.

    Found you on MBC Friends Group. I like your blog, am following and looking forward to reading more.