We all know it’s natural to make mistakes, but knowing this doesn’t make us feel better when we’ve just missed a deadline or are having to explain ourselves to our boss. The best way to get over failure is grow from it. Next time you make a faux pas, don’t sweep it under the rug, own it and learn from it! Here are some strategies to help you the next time you find yourself recovering from a blunder.
Often, we make mistakes when we are taking on too much at once and stretching ourselves thin. Mistakes are a reality check and a sign that we need to take time to reevaluate. Take this opportunity to focus on what’s important and clarify your goals.
Give yourself a break and enjoy your failures. The next time you screw up, laugh at yourself and brush it off. Don’t get caught up in negative self-talk and putting yourself down. Embrace who you are, mistakes and all!
Admitting your mistakes opens the door to build relationships and connect with others. When you admit you can’t do it alone and ask for help, you give yourself the opportunity to find mentors that will benefit you throughout your career.
The next time you make a mistake, don’t be afraid to face it head on! Use these opportunities to learn, grow and conquer.
More about our Guest Blogger Whitney!
Hi, I’m Whitney! I live in Utah with my fiance. I’ve been writing since I was young, and luckily, I get to do it for a living now!
I’m love learning and writing about women’s health, fitness and the outdoors. I love running, hiking and reading. I’m always happy when someone recommends a good book to read. As a young professional in digital publishing and communications, I’m passionate about women succeeding in the workplace. I think we should all focus on giving a helping hand where can and building each other up.
Get to know Whitney at: Twitter @whitneysanchez3 and Instagram w_sanchez18
We all know what friends are for; support, endless laughs and everything in between. There are times we get caught up in toxic friendships and don’t even realize it. Do you ever catch yourself wondering “Why am I friends with her?” You are not alone honey! Female friendships should be uplifting and positive. Of course no friendship is all rainbows and butterflies but there are signs that your BFF is really your frenemy.
Flakier than a Biscuit
Keeping plans is part of a friendship. While life happens and every lunch date may not be in stone, a good friend keeps her word. On the flip side, a toxic friend will leave you waiting around and wondering if they will show up. This is also a sign they don’t respect your time. Ditch that flaky friend and focus on the ones you know you can depend on, even if it is just for afternoon sushi.
She’s Gotta Have Him
More than likely your friends are the first to know you have a crush on your new coworker or that guy who is always at your local farmer’s market. A toxic friend moves in on your crush and calls it NBD. Really?! A positive friend would never take your shine and let you have your moment with your crush. Don’t settle for friendships that hurt your feelings and your ego.
Out of Service
New relationships are exciting and it is only natural to want to spend extra time with that special person. Real friends know that even when they are in relationships, they shouldn’t neglect their girlfriends. Unfortunately, a toxic friend may total disappear on you when she has a boyfriend and magically reappear whenever she’s single. If she can’t maintain a friendship while she has a romantic relationship, she is not the friend for you.
All About Me
Alright, we all have had this toxic friend experience. Whenever you two get together, text or have any interactions- you can’t get a word in about yourself. Supporting friends is important but it goes both ways. You have to show you genuinely are interested in someone else to have a fair friendship.
Toxic friends can go unnoticed. But take some time to evaluate if your friendship is like this 🙂 or like this 🙁 . More importantly, take a look at yourself and see if you are guilty of being a toxic friend. No friendships are perfect but they should always be based on love and mutual respect.
Modern moms are rocking it every day. Moms work hard, stay fierce and raise families all without breaking a sweat. This Mother’s day honor that special mom maven by recognizing why she rocks.
Moms are always on the go and work doesn’t stand in the way of doing their duty. Balancing work and children can be difficult. Know a career savvy mom? Try these gift ideas:
- Portable phone charger
- Keurig or coffee shop gift card
- Comfy stylish flats
Every modern mom needs a release. Staying fit helps moms feel sexier and more energized. If your favorite mommy hits the gym, give her that extra push with these gift ideas.
- Wireless Bluetooth headphones
- Pure Barre or spin classes
- Swell water bottle
Motherhood is stressful. For modern moms it can be even more hectic. Help her relax and rejuvenate with these Zen gifts.
- Aromatherapy candles
- Silk pajamas
- Wine of the month club
No matter the Mama, recognizing why she rocks is most important. Join the conversation and tell us why your modern mom rocks!
Temperatures are rising and it’s time to cool off. What’s better than a fruity mojito at your next pool party? This easy version brings together the sweet taste of mango and the refreshing flavor of mint. It also packs a punch and will bring any gathering to life!
6-8 fresh mint leaves
White rum, chilled
1 pint mango sorbet, softened
1 bottle of prosecco, chilled
In a large pitcher- Add in 1 bottle prosecco and 1 cup white rum
Juice lime and stir in
Start with 1/2 pint of mango sorbet and stir until blended. Add more to taste if desired.
Chop mint leaves and slice strawberries, mix in
Serve cold and garnish with strawberries
Everyone has had to part ways with someone they care about. Whether it is a friend or significant other, getting over a break up is never easy. Fierce women learn from their relationships and take time to heal properly. Try out these tips and get over that break up sooner than later!
WORK WORK WORK
I don’t mean long nights at the office. Get the stress out by hitting the gym and working out. Those feel good endorphins will not only make you feel better but you will look better too!
Rest and Rejuvenate
Get plenty of rest. When you are going through a break up, your hormones and emotions are all out of wack. This can leave you feeling ill or tired. Monitor your sleep, try meditating and taking time for yourself.
Take a Mental Break
When I experience break ups, I tend to obsess about the details. The best thing for your sanity is to take mini mental breaks throughout the day. When you catch yourself overthinking what happened, turn your attention to something fun and uplifting. Try flipping through a magazine for 10 minutes or texting a friend funny memes.
Girls Night Out or In
Surround yourself with your friends. The ones that don’t mind listening to you vent for a bit are essential. Even better are the friends that distract you with something fun. Stay in or go out! Just remember your truest friends will help you through this.
Always remind yourself during this time that you are amazing, fabulous and a great catch. Use this time to yourself to make improvements and reevaluate what you want in the future! You got this girl 🙂
She-Spark is growing and fast! I love reading all of the amazing blogs out there and want to give more chances for fierce females a chance to shine. Check out the details and submit to be a guest blogger this summer.
Who are we looking for?
Bloggers who have experience on topics such as: Fashion, beauty, health and career.
Strong social media presence and promotion skills.
Ability to communicate clearly and with a fun voice.
What do we need you to do?
Guest bloggers are asked to blog a minimum of twice a month from May 15-July 31 (exact dates are subject to change).
Promote your posts and She-Spark on social media.
How do you submit?
Send in a sample blog post and tell us more about yourself/blog/passions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Add your name and “Guest Blog Submission” to the subject.
Make it fun and show your personality!
Samples must be sent in May 1 to be considered.
Who doesn’t love the ooey gooey goodness of a homemade Rice Krispie treat? Turn up the flavor and make this old school treat even better! Strawberries are in season and it is the perfect time for fun fruity treats. These spring treats will go great at a picnic or lemonade with friends.
6 1/2 cups Rice Krispie cereal
1 bag large marshmallows
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 stick unsalted butter
3-5 tablespoons strawberry Jello mix
3-4 tablespoons strawberry jam
In a large pot melt stick of butter
Add in entire bag of marshmallows
Stir marshmallows until melted and smooth
add in Jello powder and Jam and stir (Add these items in slowly to taste)
Lightly fold cereal until covered
Smooth mixture into a greased or non stick pan, cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
Cut into squares and garnish with fresh strawberries
Spring is definitely here! The warm weather and flowers in bloom mean it’s time for light meals. I love pasta salads and this recipe brings all of the freshness of spring into your home. Serve my Spring Salmon Pasta Salad at your next party or BBQ this season!
2 boxes of pasta salad kits with seasoning packets (I recommend Betty Crocker Ceaser)
1/2 lb of baked/broiled salmon or 1 can salmon
1/4 cup capers (drained)
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes
Shaved or shredded Parmesan cheese
Flat leaf parsley
Sea salt and pepper
Boil pasta until tender, drain and allow to cool
Flake salmon and make sure it is free of bones and skin
Slice tomatoes in half, diagonally
chop a handful of parsley
In a large bowl toss together pasta, both seasoning packets, salmon, capers, parsley and tomatoes
Add in Parmesan cheese, italian dressing, salt and pepper to taste
Refrigerate for one to two hours before serving
Now is the time to be more fearless. Fearlessness doesn’t have to be something extreme like jumping out of a plane. Taking an extra step or getting out of your comfort zone is enough to make you a new fearless female! Think about the tips below and add to them. How are you going to be fearless this year?
Fearless females speak their minds. More importantly, they stand up for what they believe in. See injustice in your community or want to let your opinion be known? Be fearless and let your voice out.
This is a hard one. Everyone likes being comfortable; a fearless female doesn’t allow staying safe. Set goals to try something new each month. Whether it is a new food, a fitness class or finally buying that hot pink dress- you deserve to experience new things.
I know all about making mistakes. In your career, relationships and endeavors mistakes are bound to happen. A fearless woman knows that mistakes are opportunities to learn and never hold you back from your goals. The sooner you accept mistakes will happen, the sooner you can get over them.
Ask for Help
Asking for help is one of the most valuable skills you can learn. Just because you are fearless doesn’t mean you are an expert. Learning from others and gaining their knowledge helps you reach your goals. Being vulnerable and seeking someone to assist you is a sign of strength.
Join the conversation! How are you being fearless?