Saturday, February 2, 2013

My Frugal Little Valentine

Valentine's Day is a chick's holiday. Sure the guys go along with it, but for the most part it's the women who do the shopping. I was recently at a friend's house and my guy friend, Tomo, asked if Valentine's Day was Feb. 16. His sister informed him of the correct date in plenty of time for him to get his main squeeze a gift in time.

While it is always nice to receive candy, jewelry, flowers and other goodies from our sweetie, one must always remember that we need to be our own best friend. That may require a bit of shopping.

And shopping can be hard work.

Therefore, I suggest to my readers in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Florida to check out the following pamper package.

I offer this shameless self-promotion of my favorite client not only because I AM a public relations person and this is MY blog, but also because it is important to nurture yourself.

One of the best things you can do for yourself (other than the pamper package mentioned above) is to erase negativity from your life. Here is an excerpt from our book, Erase Negativity and Embrace the Magic Within.

Rather than turning your focus on fixing someone else, you must look inward. This is not only limited to behaviors, but how you perceive yourself. You’ve heard it a million times, but it really is true. You need to learn to love yourself. You may think you do, but look at your words and actions. How do you treat yourself? Do you say negative things about how you look, act and think?

It is essential that you stop all critical self talk. Self negativity puts a grinding halt to success and happiness. Every time you say a disparaging remark about yourself your subconscious soaks it up like a sponge. Your brain cannot distinguish between self ridicule and an offhand “I was just kidding” remark. Whatever you say or think, the brain just takes it in. It’s a big “yes” machine. If you say, “I’m stupid,” it writes the “Yes, I’m stupid, program.” If you declare, “I will never be happy,” the message becomes fact and you will never be happy. The irony is that it isn’t your enemies who fling the majority of these toxic statements about. You do it to yourself.

If you had a magic genie that would give you what you want, what would you wish for? Would your wish be a bad marriage, constant pain and a cruel boss? Of course not! Then why give those messages to yourself?

Your wishes, good, bad or indifferent, become your brain’s programming. So why not try for something that will bring you joy? That does not mean that everything wonderful you wish for will instantly become reality. But if you surround yourself with positive thoughts and begin a course of action to achieve the things you want in life, you will move your life in a happier direction.

Loving yourself can be more difficult than loving someone else so why not send a little compassion inward and read Erase Negativity and Embrace the Magic Within? All you have to lose is a big, bunch of grouchiness (and $14.99 plus shipping.) If you are broke, but sincere about changing your life around, contact me and I'll let you know how you can read the book for free.

Here is our sincere wish for a happy Valentine's Day.

Sally and Jackie

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