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Ever find yourself going HAM in inappropriate places and regretting it later? Try to take the high road with one of these calming techniques.
First things first, take a deep breath.
It’s OK, we all sip a little haterade from time to time.
You Hate Beyonce
But you don’t really know why.
Being in love is one of the best feelings in the world, especially when it’s true love. However, being in love and being in love with love are two different things. If you’re not sure which category you fall into, here are 14 signs you’re a hopeless romantic – not that it’s a bad thing or anything!
Do you ever look back at your college years and your twenties and feel like you dodged a bullet? Let’s be honest: an entire machine gun full of bullets! Here are a few things you’re probably so happy you didn’t do in love when you were young.
Having a guy over for the first time? If you really want to give him an accurate impression of who you are, leave your home exactly as it is OR…keep in mind what he thinks when he sees these things. It could be nice to at least start with a good impression.
You don’t have to worry about the clock ticking if you’re busy getting it together. If you need a few tips to get a head start, though, here are some things every woman should know by 30.
How To Let Her Guard Down
We all know someone who grew old without letting the bitterness go. Opening yourself up and taking risks (in love and in life) is the only way to move forward.
Women can’t compartmentalize their friendships: either everybody has to get along in every situation, or somebody gets the boot. Men sort of pick and choose friends, tailoring the relationships the way they see fit. Here are 14 reasons women end friendships that men never would.
Give us some credit: we can be understanding about most things. But there are some behaviors that make the blood of even the coolest girlfriends boil.
For many of us, the missing ingredient to achieving our goals and making our dreams come true isn’t that we lack the ability, capacity or the opportunity. Many times, the problem is a lack of patience.
Here are ways we can actively work to build patience into our lives:
1. Count the Costs: Impatience has a price—and most times, it’s not worth what we pay. Until we examine the impact of our past actions, we won’t change.
2. Practice Daily Quiet Time: Practicing daily quiet time will produce results, clarity and focus. When we slow ourselves down, we actually speed up the process of holistic success. Sometimes we go hard, because we don’t want to hear what our hearts and lives are telling us. We have to pump the brakes if we want to slow overwhelm and get to real living!
3. Get Manual: Patience has to be built into our personal culture—especially since we lean so heavily on technology for convenience and speed. Try doing small things like actually learning a phone number and dialing it rather than relying on speed dial. Pull out a cookbook and make a meal that takes time. These are small, but important things that help us slow down and actually be present with our actions. Take time to think and enjoy!
Coach Felicia continues to break our lives down to help us build them back up and you can read more over on ESSENCE.com.
When it comes to men, there are some who think they’ve got women all figured out and that they know us even better than we know ourselves. Naturally, with that type of mindset plenty of misconceptions run wild and end up being spewed around as truth. Here are 14 misconceptions men have about women that we’re here to clean up.