* Old Navy button down that I've had for years. The last time I wore it was with dark denim (flared this time), no cami underneath and the same belt! Sub-concious inspiration? Also seen with a leopard skirt and the white/grey striped version.
* Smart set cami.
* Sirens jeans which I don't think I've blogged before but do wear them frequently.
* Aldo wedges which I picked up last fall and am so glad I did because they are chic, comfy and easy to walk in. Plus I love pairing them with jeans.
* Accessories: H&M belt & thick bangle, Old Navy bangle, Pandora bracelet & Suzy rings.
I am a bad reactor.
If someone does something I don't like, namely someone close to me, I might react badly.
I like to be in control. You can't always be in control. Someone who likes to be in control but isn't can sometimes have a bad reaction.
I have discussed negative qualities on my blog before; we all have them, it's inevitable, but it's how we handle those traits.
I had an interesting discussion with my parents last weekend about reactions. Without going into too much detail, my Dad (who I consider one of the most laid-back people I know) offered up some advice on this topic. Now, before I spill the words of wisdom, you must know that this is a very simple piece of advice, but very difficult to execute:
That's it! That's it? Yes, that's it. Simple and effective, but certainly not easy.
A counselor once told me when you are put into a situation where you emotions are getting the best of you, your brain immediately turns to 'fight or flight'. If you take the simple step of taking a deep breath in through the nose and a big exhale through the mouth, the two options (fight or flight) will dissapate and you will be able to more calmly react.
So with those two words of advice, I have been putting this to the test since Monday, and you know what? It kind of works. That's not to say I didn't want to errupt at times or fly off the handle (or actually did for that matter), but it did put a thought into me that I've never had before: don't react.
Try it for yourself and see if it works!
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