Your Daily Word Prompt – Vague – May 23, 2019

Your Daily Word Prompt

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Daily Prompts – Words and Images

To participate in This Daily Prompt, all you have to do is publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be words, images anything that you like. Put the link (listed below) in your post to create the automatic pingback. You can leave a link to your post in the comments if you wish.

Today’s Word:        Vague

Please link to this prompt in your post by using this URL link in the text of your post or at the end of your post:

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/05/23/your-daily-word-prompt-vague-may-23-2019/

Make sure to check out the comment links and pingbacks to view other posts inspired by today’s prompt.

Thank you and happy blogging. 

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50 Word Thursday #21

Tales from the mind of Kristian

Good morning and welcome to this week’s 50 Word Thursday challenge. I take turns hosting this challenge with Teresa, the Haunted Wordsmith. Click the link below to see the results of last weeks challenges and read some of the entries.

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/05/22/recap-50-word-thursday-20/

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.
  • HAVE FUN!

So here is this weeks picture:

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And the Words: “Her lips were red and perfectly shaped, her cheeks blushed prettily when she spoke.” – Neil Gaiman, Stardust.

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Three Line Tales, Week 173

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 173 of Three Line Tales.

two children looking at a polar bear in a zoo photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

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Thursday photo prompt: Transition #writephoto

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt. If you know where the prompt photo was taken, please keep it to yourself until the prompt has closed so that imaginations can play without preconceptions 🙂

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 29th May  and link back to this post with a pingback to be included in the round-up.  There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly.

**Please note that many people on WordPress are having problems with pingbacks not getting through, so please also leave a comment on this post, linking back to your response to the prompt so that I know you have posted. **

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Chat Yourself Up

There is nothing more important in your journey than the way you talk to yourself. Yes, eating healthy, and finding your community are important but they won’t take you anywhere if you are not able to take time every day to be kind to yourself.

 

No one is responsible for your success or failure except for you and that can be a lot of pressure. Learning to fit healthy eating into your already busy life is a lot of pressure, All of this pressure can easily make things a struggle for you.

 

You need someone in your corner, someone who will talk you up and motivate you when you feel like quitting. Most importantly you need someone who knows exactly what you are feeling all the time.

 

When it comes to changing your life, you are your own best friend. There is no one else on earth who cares for about your success as much as you do.

 

Don’t be Afraid to Talk To Yourself

 

If you think about it, we are all chatterboxes. From the time we get up to the time we go to bed we are chatting with one person or another. Whether it is on Facebook or with the cashier at the grocery store we are constantly talking.

 

The irony is that we spend so much time communicating with everyone else that we forget to communicate with ourselves. Or worse, we only communicate with ourselves when we are angry with ourselves.

 

Think about it, when was the last time you felt angry with yourself because you did something silly? Likely it was likely something you would tell your friend not to worry about if they had done it. For some sad reason we are able to get angry with ourselves for the same things that we would tell others not to worry about.

 

The way you talk to yourself is going to affect how you see yourself. You might not realize it but over time this can really do damage to your self esteem. If you start your journey to healthy living with a negative self image, it will be so much easier for you to fail.

 

You will stumble on this journey and you will have times when you feel like you are being tempted or challenged. These things are only natural when you set out to change your lifestyle. If you aren’t talking to yourself with kindness it will be easy for you to fail when these challenges hit.

 

Reward Yourself

 

Talking kindly to yourself is just one aspect of loving yourself. You also want to learn how to motivate yourself. Giving yourself something to be excited about will help you greatly as you move through this journey. Yes, there will be a time in the not too distant future when your greatest reward will be the way you feel about yourself, but while you are just starting to form your healthy eating habits rewarding yourself is a great way to stay excited about the changes you are making,

 

Your rewards don’t have to be anything big, just something that is a treat for you. Maybe you have been eyeing a certain book or wanting to get a certain hairstyle. Maybe your reward can be something as simple as going to a local shop that you have wanted to check out but have just never had the time.  Your rewards don’t have to be huge, they just have to be something that matters to you.

 

Forgive Yourself

 

The biggest way you can show your love for yourself is to show yourself forgiveness. If you stumble, tell yourself that is okay and start over again the next day. If you mess up a recipe, laugh at yourself and try again the next day.

 

In the beginning, learning how to treat yourself well might be quite the challenge. It might even seem strange to put an emphasis on loving yourself every day. But over time it will get easier and you will feel better for it. You can be your own worst enemy, but you can also be your own best friend. And a best friend is a great thing to have when you are trying to change your life.

Remember Google is Your Friend

It’s okay, you can admit it, sometimes recipes look like a foreign language. You can’t pronounce the ingredients and some of the brand names are unrecognizable. What’s worse, asking someone at the store for help can sometimes make you feel silly, like maybe you are the only adult on the planet who doesn’t ‘get it’.

 

These are the times when it helps to have a friend like Google. Sometimes just looking at pictures of the ingredients – or even what the package looks like – is enough to help you figure out where you should be looking for things in the grocery store. Sometimes a quick Google search will also help you figure out if you should be looking in your local grocery store or if you would have a better shot at finding the item at your health food store.

 

Google Doesn’t Just Help When You Are At the Store

 

Google might be your hero when you are in the store, but the awesomeness doesn’t end there. Google can also be your biggest help when you are ready to make your food.

 

So let’s say that your recipe calls for you to braise beef, finely chop vegetables and then saute those vegetables. This can all be very intimidating for someone who has not done it before. After you have already spent so much time hunting for recipe ingredients, you are likely now wondering if you can pull your recipe together at all. Luckily a quick Google search can help you figure that out. Just type in a few words to have videos, articles, and pictures right at your fingertips.

 

Google can also help you figure out what to do with your food after you have made it. For example, maybe you are so certain that you are going to love this recipe that you want to make a huge batch so that you can have some for later. A quick search can help you to figure out how to change the ingredient portions to match how much you want to fix, the best way to freeze the extra portion, and the best way to bring that frozen meal back to life.

 

And remember, there is no shame in jumping on a forum or asking someone for help. It might seem intimidating at first because you feel like you are asking questions that everyone else already knows the answer to. But remember, you are just starting your new way of eating, and at some point everyone in those forums or on that Facebook page started right where you are. And on the very slim chance they do make you feel silly for your questions, know that there are plenty of other supportive online communities out there that would be happy to have you.