Believing in ‘..and they lived happily ever after”. Women are fed romantic ideals from the day they are born. Books and movies aimed at girls invariably promote the big wedding to the perfect man as the ideal ending, from Snow White to Hilary Duff, from fairy tales to Mills and Boon. Is it any wonder women don’t tend to look past the romance of the wedding to the 50 or so years of marriage that follows! The truth is, marriage is hard work! A more realistic perspective would be that marriage is about 20% happiness, 30% contentment and 50% plain hard work! Going into marriage with a realistic attitude will prevent a lot of disappointment.
Without the easy access of flipping on the t.v. and channel surfing, there is more free time for other things such as family game night – Carnival Games on the wii, board games and playing cards. Go to the library and get some books (and movies) for free. Find new family hobbies like riding your bikes, taking a walk, working out together, cooking, baking, growing your own fruits and vegetables, talking to each other, laughing, reminiscing and planning your next family vacation with all the money you will be saving.
No one wants to start a home business and end up broke and stuck with an idea that doesn’t work. That’s why it’s best to find out what the costs are for any business idea. Try to work with something that has a low overhead and low costs. The idea is to find a work at home business opportunity that has a good profit to expenses ratio. Even though some of your interests may be fun to work in, they may also be unprofitable, so take that into consideration.
Go out. Gather some of your friends together and let loose for a while. There’s few things more relaxing or able to take things off your mind than a night out with your friends. While you may not be feeling up to doing anything of that sort right now you STILL need to go out and at least pretend you are. A good time will likely happen and you can stop pretending. Go easy on the alcohol though, you’re still in a vulnerable emotional state and you may end up doing something you’ll regret later. A late night drunken phone call to your ex is definitely not what you want to do.
The first and most important tip is consistency. It’s not always easy to dedicate a fixed amount of time, but whilst ten minutes learning this language is better than none at all you’ll absorb much more of this language if you can apply yourself in a structured manner. This can be going to French lessons (something I highly recommend), listening to a CD or MP3 while you’re on the move, setting aside an hour each evening for home study, any of a whole bunch of methods. Sound boring? Don’t let it be. Mix up the methods. Find ways to challenge yourself. Learn French related to your favorite pastime or mekking. What do you like to do when you go out? How would you handle that in French?
The second method is even easier. Every month there is a report released by eBay themselves of the hottest selling products. Sometimes it will take some searching to gather all of your information, however, get these reports and follow the trends. What is hot this month won’t be whats hot next month. Follow the trends, pay attention to buying habits, and get in front of the wave with the next hot product.
They both worked for hours on their rooms but when they were finished they came to me and proclaimed that their rooms left much to be desired. Both rooms had been designed by me when they were younger and they did not feel it expressed who they were. They went on to tell me that their needs and stuff they had acquired over the years had far out grown their rooms. It lacked organization and a place that represented who they are now. I listened to them and together we all came up with creative ideas.
The key to a successful career change is a thorough planning of the transition. What are the things that you are going to sacrifice for this? How much time you will invest? Who will be affected? How serious are you? How much will it cost you? Is there prospect of growth when you do this? What are the initial steps you would make? Will you do it part-time or full time? Who will take care of the kids when you are out? Detailed planning is essential for your success. Don’t be too lazy to do it. Scribble it if you are brainstorming. As always, be positive in everything you do. After calculating the risk and laying out your plans, trust it to the universe as it will turn out right for you.