Tip of the Week
Severson Sisters is all about empowering girls of all ages with tools to help them BE SUPER GIRLS! Each week a new tip will come your way. The goal of this tip of the week is to shine a light on your path of empowerment, enrichment and esteem.
Please give us feedback on these tips. Let us know what’s happening on your journey! We’re so excited for you to learn all the ways you are a SUPER GIRL.
January 31, 2013
The Power of Kind Gestures
It’s easy to forget the little things in our daily life. Most of us run from place to place a bit consumed by what’s next on the to-do list. It can be difficult to remember that kind gestures, no matter how small or brief, can mean a lot to someone else in our world.
When was the last time you slowed down and thought consciously about how the people around you felt? You know that compliments feel fantastic to receive, so why not practice giving them more often? One of the fastest ways to bring about happiness in your life is to give happiness to someone else’s life. Everyone has a story. Help them through theirs with random acts of kindness!
Our Tip of the Week is to create one genuine connection this week with someone.
Tip 1: Questions inspire genuine connections. By displaying active interest in someone else’s hobbies you will create a surprisingly great way to make friends and draw closer to the folks in your life.
Tip 2: Help goes a long way! Offer to help with a tough task.
Tip 3: Add your loose change to the tip jar at the coffee shop.
Tip 4: Tell someone they look beautiful today.
Kindness can make a bad day into a fantastic one! It all starts with a smile.
January 22, 2013
When the going gets tough…Get creative!
I love creative arts. Using my imagination is one of the best stress relievers. Creating not only melts stress off my mind, body and soul but it allows me to express myself. I find that when I’m super stressed I crave creativity.
Now, I am able to find so many simple elements in life as a foundational tool to build from. I find ways to make them creative.
Here are a few easy ideas for you!
A simple recipe: The next time you’re making dinner for your family, supplement a few ingredients for something else. Take away one thing or add something else. You can even cut sandwiches into cookie cutter shapes! Do one simple thing outside the box and make a note on your attitude.
A blank piece of paper: One of my favorite things in the whole world is a new notebook. I have dozens and dozens of them. I carry one with me everywhere I go. I journal all the time. I’m always surprised by how easy my attitude shifts when I take a blank piece of paper and stamp, color, draw, cut or paste something on it. Easy, creative and empowering!
Greeting card: It’s not a new thing, but it’s my new thing! One of my 2013 intentions is to have stronger relationships with my personal friends. I love cards. I could spend hours in card shops. (Hence all the new notebooks.) I think one of the most empowering things we can do for ourselves is to remind ourselves that we’re moving through our journey the way we’re suppose to. Today is one day. Tomorrow is another. Buy a greeting card for yourself. Write a note to yourself and remind yourself to enjoy the journey. Ask a trusting friend to drop it in the mail whenever she or he feels like it. You’ll love the surprise!
Easy, creative and empowering!
January 11, 2013
Who is your Solid, Loving and Compassionate Team?
There are a lot of empowerment leaders in our world. And I listen to a lot of them. I read a lot of what they say. I agree with all if it! And I love it!
I’m a self-empowerment guru. To get to this point in my career and life, I’ve learned what it takes personally to empower myself.
I have a ton of tips on empowerment.
Here’s my latest!
In my Super Girl journey I’ve learned those who support me professionally don’t always know how to support me personally.
And one of the biggest lessons I learned over the last two years was that it’s VITAL to have a small, intimate support system for my personal life.
Those folks are my foundation. They are the ones I call when I feel myself slipping out of new habit I’ve committed to adopt into my life. They are also the ones I call when I feel myself slipping back into a habit I’ve committed to releasing.
They empower me and I take their advice to my heart. I know that they take my advice to heart as well. There’s a strong, trusting bond here. I love it.
Right now, write down four people who are in your solid, loving, compassionate support team. How do you keep that support system alive? What is one way you can strengthen it this week?
I’ve decided my part to strengthen my support team is through cards and Skype.
Enjoy the journey!
January 4, 2013:
In the wake of a new year so many people tend to want to hit the ground at a record speed. We try to add in so much more into our lives or change so much in our lives. This is the time of the year where we tend to make promises of things we’re going to add to our lives.
What would happen if you made a promise to let go of something? You’d be given more free time, right?
What happens when you’re given more free time? You have the opportunity to just BE! So BE STILL and enjoy what comes forward.
My tip for you this week is two folds:
First – make a note of one unhealthy or negative thought pattern that you can let go of.
Second – Give yourself permission to let it go as a way to enjoy the stillness.
Sit by yourself in a quiet place for 10 minutes a day this next week and observe your thoughts without judgment. What comes up for you? How easy is it to let go of that negative or unhealthy thought pattern.
Write down your thoughts after each session. Soon, you’ll crave the stillness and you’ll notice that you’ll want to let go of more negative thoughts surrounding you as a way to make room for even more positive thoughts that support you.
Let go and enjoy the stillness, Super Girl!