Friday, November 27, 2009

Compliments for all!!!

Its such a nice feeling when someone you know, let alone, someone you don't really know, pays you a compliment out of nowhere!

It can really make someone's day when you notice something about them and comment on it. I know I have been guilty in the past of thinking something really nice about someone, but not letting them know, either because I thought they might think I was strange, or because the moment passed.

So if you do want to compliment someone, just do it! You will make them feel amazing and you'll feel great too knowing you had a part in making them feel good.

Did you know you can also pay yourself a compliment? You know those moments where you did something really well or you've put a lot of effort into getting ready for a night out - you ARE allowed to stop and go "wow...I do look pretty good" or "good on me...I did a great job!"

When was the last time you randomly paid someone a compliment? And what was the situation? How did it feel? How did they react? Go and spread the cheer fellow SSSs!

Make it what you wish SSSs!

Arienne x

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Perfectionism Cont.....for Gents too!

And I would like to add that while SSS is generally aimed at young modern women, gentlemen are also welcome, as are those that are not so young and not so modern.

Come one, come all!


So...I've let my perfectionsim take over a little - but at least I'm realising it and catching myself when it happens and that's half the battle (and those of you who know me well are probably wondering ...what perfectionism????)

My little notebook has received A LOT of entries to do with ideas for blog posts, but I keep wanting them to be perfect, so I look at the subject from all angles and keep re-drafting and then not posting.

So I've made a decision. I will post anyway! They may not be perfect and answer every possible question you may have at that moment, but I hope they will capture the gist of my meaning and the essence of what I'm saying comes through.

Which means you will be privvy to a whole lot more (are using those three words together redundant??) SSS posts Ladies!

Make it what you wish SSSs!

Arienne x

Friday, November 20, 2009

Inspiring Photos!

Sometimes just looking at a beautiful picture can fill you with inspiration.

I took this picture of pink frangipanies (or as a girlfriend calls them, frangi-fannies) on my first trip to Bali for my gorgeous friend Lauren's wedding in October this year.

Get inspired Ladies! Do you have a photo that fills you with inspiration when you gaze upon it? If so, use it as your wallpaper, tape it to a mirror or in your organiser or place it in your wallet to remind yourself of a goal or to receive a 'hit' of something special!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Embrace inspiration when you can

Inspiration can pounce on you at the most inconvenient times. The past few days it has been jumping out at me while i've been at my J.O.B, which is not very convenient! But even then, I recognise how important it is to capture these moments.

An inspired idea, thought, solution or memory can pop into your mind while you are walking around, in the midst of a conversation, or even are powdering your nose. Make it a priority, in that moment, to make a note of it (you CAN write on toilet paper, you may have to get creative with what though!).

If you can, take a couple of minutes and jot down what you are feeling or about that idea so you can come back to it later at a more convenient time. If you don't do this, the moment can be so fleeting that you forget about it, or you do the whole 'i know there was something important i was supposed to remember' while scrunching up your face and pinching the bridge of your nose.

Do yourself (and your improved life) a favour and carry around a notebook. I'd hang one around my neck if I could find one stylish enough!

Ciao fellow SSSs
Arienne x

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Waiting for everything to be perfect...

Do you ever find that there is a moment when a cliche you've heard numerous times over the years start to make sense?

A penny drops, something comes and smacks you in the face or you realise you've been struck by a dawning realisation, and you say...AHA! I really UNDERSTAND what that means now...

Well my cliche-to-reality is 'Don't wait for a time when everything is perfect' because that time will never come! I've tended to fall into over-planning and never actually doing, or having the paralysis of analysis disease. I'm sure some of you know that feeling - having to dot every 'i' and cross every 't', have a Plan B (and then a Plan C-H as well), that you'll actually start once you've finished ....insert 'x' here...and then you never really get anywhere because the perfect moment, the perfect time, the perfect plan isn't there...yet.

Of course there needs to be a balance between being under-prepared and over-prepared but, sometimes you just need to get started. Take a cautious plunge! Dive in head-first after checking the depth!

So without a website, business card, logo or special photo but with a lot of spirit, ideas and enthusiasm (and a Facebook account - details to come!) I have decided to start here. Step 1 of Savvy Sassy She. It feels good, no actually it feels great!!!

So, get invovled and get thinking! My question to you is: What do you finally need to start? Leave your answers in the comments section.
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