Single and Free. A great place to be. A magnet for opportunity. A chance to regain your head, heart and time.
To make the most of this free vacation, here are some great ideas to make the leap!
1- Create your own glamour strategy.
For instance, if you like doing the shopping, take a cabin light suitcase instead of plastic bags or a trolley. You will notice the globe-trotter effect.
2- You are always in the public eye. Even at home. This is why I always advise to invest in a quality night robe- because you never know who will be knocking on your door, at anytime.
3- Make two separate “errand outfits” available. Something casual you can easily slip in preferably in neutral colours.
4- Develop a unique original cooking recipe from your own taste buds. It may take time, but once you’re good at it you will conquer the world through its belly.
5- Make technology work for you, and not others. Set your privacy and availability preferences- you don’t want the 24- hour- on – call stressful feeling making you paranoid.
The same applies to becoming dependant on technology- you will look pathetic -and your existence will be pathetic- if your life is at your fingertips’ mercy.
Cut down on social media and switch your devices off for at least an hour a day.
6- Choose comfort over glamour. That doesn’t mean chopping your hair off a la garconne… but you know how unappealing high heels look when the ankles are blistered.
7- Be the Real Princess. Never do anything in your own company that you would not do in front of Prince Charming. Habits are creepy little Devils that create reflexes.
8- Have a favourite secret little place where you feel you connect easily with yourself. It may be a bench at a park, the office roofterrace or even a nightclub. Make sure you do not disclose this location even if you happen to believe you’ve “found the One” and can’t resist sharing the very place where you feel empowered.
9- Learn a few words or funny phrases in another tongue everytime you chat with a different language speaker. Some funny, positive words they ‘ll be proud to teach you.
10- Memorize at least two clean jokes.
11- Plan an “I’m not interested- leave me alone” strategy.
If you can walk away, it can be something like
-Oh, no, my beans are burning on the fire!
or if you’re on a plane, train or waiting room, you can think of anything like ” I haven’ t slept for two nights and I need my hours not to get wrinkles “.
12- Acknowledge your origins.
” I’m from the nineties, I need my shot of dancing”.
” You don’t mess up with a Spanish woman”.
” My grandma slaughtered cattle on her farm”.
It will show you’ve had a Youth and are still kinda living it, and you have pumping blood in your system.
13- When you go shopping, choose items you would wear on a week- end escapade or on your best friend’s Hen night- as opposed to work or dating. This way you will dress like the Real You.
14- Elaborate a fantastic lie to sound test people- you will find the right time when you Laugh and ask “did you really believe I had a microchip implant fitted in my navel?”
15- Embrace tradition. Wear a wrist watch. Use a paper diary that will not let you down. Carry a pen, tissues, and cash.
16- Erase sentences starting with ” I hate…” from your daily speech.
17- Learn something useful for life and not only career: First Aid, Deaf Sign Language or mending a car. Now you’ve got the time!
18- Go and Splash some cash on that Cabbage Patch Kid you dreamed of adopting when you were eleven years old- and never got, or that motorbike you wished you had as a teen or even a that trip to the Niagara Falls your selfish first husband kept on postponing. Time hasn’t managed to change you that much!
19- Making new healthy habits at the same time your ditching old bad habits proves there’s no time to waste or to procrastinate.
20- Be extra careful with who you tell last night’s freaky weird dream to- people will be able to read your subconscious mind- so beware of the competition!
21- Instead of using foul language when you really gotta swear, make up your own funny personalised words which can range from a food you dislike e.g “hairy chicken!” to a politician you loathe “X in pajamas!”.
And remember, fantasizing with romance is equally as healthy as any other subject of fantasy- so allow your imagination to flow while you’e the Queen of Your Castle!
Thanks for sharing!
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