Plus! The Best Bed Ever & Why It’s Important To Celebrate Success
The final full moon of the summer is just around the corner (Sunday, August 26) and, I’m sorry, but it’s stirring all kinds of feelings! Why? Well, it has been thought for centuries that a full moon represents a time of new romantic connections. Also, did you know that more babies are born under a full moon than at any other time? Ummm, what does that tell you, girls!? And so, it seems quite fitting to me that the headline chat for this week’s Snapshot is about getting and/or keeping your man! How? With words. You’ll see! In addition, a life hack (the best bed ever) and a personal development chat (why it’s important to celebrate success). Ready to take your relationship to the next level? Well then, let’s do this!
Wait! Before we get to the nitty gritty (I’m such a tease), I NEED to introduce you to the new LOGOS for The Chalene Show & Build Your Tribe! This is, seriously, an exclusive… as they are not yet anywhere else online! Click on each logo to make sure you’re subbed on iTunes!
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Relationship Chat – What Men Want (To Hear)
The overwhelming popularity of the movie What Women Want (2000) might imply that we ladies are a bit more complicated to figure out than men. Whether that’s true or not, is a subject for an entire blog (or book, really) of its own. But, no doubt, for eons, women have wondered – to themselves and their girlfriends! – what men want to hear, as well!
Because I do believe men and women are not the same and have unique wants / traits / desires… here is a short list – of things to say – to keep your man happy:
1. “You’re so hot when you cook/clean/do the bills.” See, “you’re so hot” by itself is just generic. However, informing him that he turns you on WHILE performing an ordinary task, will make him feel extra appreciated. And appreciation is the #1 way to his heart.
2. “I feel safe when I’m with you.” This comes down to freakin’ instinct. Men, by nature, are protectors. So, remind your guy from time to time that his presence makes you feel all buttoned up and out of harm’s way.
3. “I see that gym membership is paying off.” Okay, no one can deny the fact that women get paid compliments on their appearance a lot more than men do. But that doesn’t make it 100% right! Throw your dude a compliment on his body and he’ll work triple time improving on it.
4. “I was bragging to my friends about you today in our group text.” Praising him to your peeps makes him feel important. That he matters in your world. And yes, men need to feel like they matter, too.
The clip below is a cute, quick, and spontaneous example of how I communicate with Bret every day. Or… at least, try to. 🙂
And because I consider y’all my friends, I already got #4 (above) checked off the list!
Let me know in the comments below what you might say to your guy tonight to switch things up for the better!
Oh, side-note! There’s a What Men Want movie coming out next year! No joke. Maybe, just maybe, men are complicated, too! hehehe
While we’re on the subject of relationships, it seems like a natural segue to talk about beds. No worries, though, you can keep the kids around because I always keep things PG! Unless, I’m rapping. But, I digress…
Now, if you’ve been around these parts for even a short while, you know that I’m always talking about the importance of sleep. I’ve dedicated numerous episodes of The Chalene Show, social media posts, blogs, and live talks to my sleep journey. I went from being chronically sleep deprived – for decades – to finally waking up (pun intended) and getting the treatment needed to turn my life (and brain) around.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that 1 major factor in getting quality sleep is your bed! And in the next video, I’m going to show you what Bret and I have been using since forever. As stated in the video, it’s definitely an investment. But! Let me tell you, according to Consumer Reports, there isn’t a huge difference in quality from the basic air mattress version to those that cost 3 times as much!
Make sure you watch till the end because there’s a funny story attached. If the last blurb is about what you SHOULD do with your spouse, then this snap is about what you SHOULDN’T….
Do you recall the last time you took a moment to recognize (let alone celebrate) one of your achievements? As moms, wives, caregivers, leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners… we tend to obsess over the future. Because of which, oftentimes, when we accomplish a meaningful goal, we quickly jump to the next goal. And we neglect ever celebrating our victories.
When you don’t stop and take time to honor your successes, there’s a high probability you will – eventually – suffer from burn out.
Listen, taking a step back to focus on the good is healthy and necessary for your overall wellbeing. If you forget to hone in on your accomplishments – or worse, choose not to – then let this next vid serve as the reminder you need. Seriously, it’s a MUST WATCH!
What did you think?! Inquiring minds want to know in the comments, mmmkay?!
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