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Got a cute new scarf as a Valentine’s day gift from my sister and just had to share something new I learned on the fly. I wanted to wear the scarf tonight but wasn’t sure how to tie it. It’s one of those “magic” scarves or tube scarves. Here’s a pic of me wearing it (right).
I don’t know if you can see how I tied it in the photo (it’s kind of washed out), but it’s done in this loop-knot type style, which looks very simple but also chic in my opinion–and it reduces the bulk of the scarf nicely.
Being petite (I’m 5 feet even, but a lot of people think I’m about 5’4″ or 5’5″, thanks to my habit of wearing “big shoes”–AKA heels!), my frame is easily overwhelmed by “over-sized” accessories and clothing. I have learned that finding the right length and fit can make me look 20 pounds slimmer. No joke!
Anyway, I had always seen people wearing this look and liked it, but never bothered to figure out how to do it. I’m guessing I’m not alone here, so thought I’d share a quick tutorial.
It’s really simple–you fold the scarf in half and put it around your neck. Leave the unlooped side a little longer, then bring that side through the looped side. Then, you just adjust to your preference.
Here’s a diagram I found (for my more visual friends!).
What’s your favorite way to tie a scarf? Share your thoughts, ideas and experiences in the comments section, below.
Day 1 –Make More Money Clear away blocks to having plenty of money(Each day includes two powerful recordings.)
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We know you’re busy. So we’re bringing you a brand new Ultimate You Mindfest: Mind Tools to Maximize Your Potential.
As you journey through our 60-day fitness challenge, I invite you to pause for a moment and do what I call a self-check.
We’re going to get to know ourselves a little better, and we’re going to start identifying the areas we’re going to focus on during this challenge.
This is where our individual paths will begin to form–this is where the work begins. Are you ready?
Today’s Bliss Mission: Know Yourself
Pull out a journal (or open a blog post/Word doc) and jot down your thoughts. Save this as we may refer back to it later during the challenge. We’ll do at least one self-check per week.
This week, we’re going to take emotional stock of our self-perceptions versus how others see us.
During the challenge, we will not only focus on losing weight and getting fit, but we’ll also work on figuring out WHY we are carrying these extra pounds. Then, we’ll make moves toward resolving or better dealing with the issues or concerns that may have contributed to our habits.
Ask yourself these questions.
1. How well do I really know myself right this moment? Who would I say that I am? Who would others say I am?
2. What areas in my life are working for me, right now?
3. What areas do I need to work? What could change in my world that would improve my self and my life?
Try this exercise.
Ask someone in your life who knows you really well to describe you as they would to a stranger. What are you like? What do you do? Are you successful? How does this person see you, etc.? This can be done in person or by email, and if you can, get a few different opinions.
Read or listen to the opinions, taking note of the descriptive words and general sense of character that comes through in the description. At first, try to keep your personal feelings out if it (it will be tough). Just hear/read them and digest them for what they are.
Take a m0ment to reflect on the opinions presented. Do they reflect the person you want to be? Are you satisfied by the perception others have about you, or do you wish you could change it a bit? Does it really matter what people think? How does hearing/reading what others think affect your opinion of yourself?
I’ve never claimed to be a poet, but every now and then, I run across a poem that stokes a fire in my soul.
I figure we could all use a little fuel for those burning fires in our souls.
You know the kind I’m talking about, right?
The ones that make us want to DO better, HAVE better, BE better.
That’s why I’ve decided to share a few of my favorite motivational poems with you today.
The Victor By C.W. LongeneckerIf you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win but think you can’t,
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost.
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind.If you think you are outclassed, you are.
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win the prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.
The Road Not Taken
By Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Promise Yourself:The Optimist Creed
From The Optimist InternationalPromise yourself to be so strong that nothing can
disturb your peace of mind.To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to
every person you meet.To make all your friends feel like there is
something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your
optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best,
and expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on the
greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give
every living person you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, and too
strong for fear, and to happy to permit the
presence of trouble.
Do you have a favorite poem? What stokes your soul-fire? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section, below!