What are you up to on a Thursday? continued…

Hi everyone. Last week, I did a blog titled What are you up to on a Thursday? and this is the extension of it. Today is Thursday again so I want to finish what I started. I started off by asking myself various questions related to whether I don’t what I am doing as a human and in terms of life happenstances and engagements. I must say that I am not perfect, nor have I ever claimed to be. So, to thick this off I will continue to ask myself questions related to life and see where this goes. Here we go…

Do I know what I am doing when it comes to being part of society? Often times I find that society makes the rules up as we go. Something is always shifting dynamics and changing paradigms. There are several norms that we, as humans, must conform to but there have been numerous cases we people are noncompliant or nonconformists. For the most part, I know what I am doing and know how to behave, conduct myself, and treat others. Yes, there are times where you will be challenged, but is it a challenge. In most cases, persons that do not conform to societal norms are those that make the rules up as they go. They tend to be troublemakers, naysayers, and lawbreakers. In some cases, these are individuals who find themselves extremely discomfortable with who they are and feel as though they need to prove their work, be noticed, or single someone out just for their own benefit and even if it means hurting others. However, they know when to do it and when not to do it. Most engage in such behaviors when they are in cliques. I have noticed this with a lot of women, who are with their girls and will say or do something to another person because they feel as though their clique-sters got their back. Never in million years would they behave in such a disdained manner if they were alone. Heck no. But, overall, I know what I am doing.

Do I know what I am doing when it comes to being a customer? For the most part, a customer is touch and go. You can come and go when you pleased, so it does not take much to be a customer. However, there are often times where there are rude and irate customers, who take the good out of being a good customer overall. This is not me. I am a good customer, I think, to where I appreciate persons in the service industries a great deal. It does not take much to ask a person how their day is going or to compliment them on a new haircut, their outfit, or what have you. Just smiling and saying hello and thank you are nuggets of gratitude and appreciation, those of which can make a person’s day. We need to start saying please and thank you more often. No, these words are not overrated but underrated. There is some customer service representatives that are outright rude, and these are those that you have to ignore. Everyone experiences bad days, and I am a stickler for leaving your attitude at the door, but in various cases, you cannot, especially when it’s a life-changing or attention takeover situation. We don’t know their stories. Sometimes we have to just sweep things under the rug and let them fly and move on without day as a happy person because if we feed into their negativity then we have allowed that negative energy to transform to use which now makes us angry.

Do I know what I am doing when it comes to being a client? I have been a client to people in various industries. From getting my hair and nails done. Lashes, laser hair removal, doctor’s visits, dental cleanings, eye exams and optics, shoe repairs, dry cleaning, just to name a few. Now, you need an appointment for most of these client-based services of which there are some situations that I am always late to but have found myself getting better as of late. In most cases, I am on time, but when you are on time you still have to sit there and wait for an additional 15-30 or more before services are rendered, this is particularly true in medical facilities where appointments are needed, so why not be allowed to show up a few minutes late. I am loyal to my nail tech so she let me come and go as I am pleased, as I am all about letting her get her coins and just fit me in when she has extensive downtime, and I show up moments later after a text saying come in and if I am not available, we agree to a time and date of the next downtime. I hate going to the dentist, the eye doctor and I hate waiting at the physician’s office. I am a good client but there are often times I reschedule appoints, in some cases last minute. When the scheduled day comes around, some weeks to months later, much has changed in my life and on that day I may need to address other issues or concerns. again, I am a good client.

Do I know what I am doing when it comes to my personal well-being? Your personal well-being is contributed by a lot of factors, those internally and externally. External factors case has dramatic and positive effects on a person internally, thus causing a person’s happiness or sadness. Person well-being is about being satisfied with who you are, your accomplishments, who you associate or dissociate yourself with, and who you do not associate yourself with. Too often, we look to outside sources to determine our personal well-being and outlook on life and life satisfaction when it is right within us and never let. I have had those experiences where I have allowed others to determine my life satisfaction and how satisfied I was with myself based on their actions. It was only a short while ago that I have regained control over my personal well-being. I have developed an optimistic disposition, even in the midst of tumultuous circumstances. I tend to dislike myself when I find myself going down a negative path, which means something is going on within me. Something that I need to fix, personally. Your personal well-being is essentially your entire being. It has the capacity to make you happy or sad. You decide. I did.

Do I know what I am doing when it comes to gift-giving? I must say that a lot of times I find myself overdoing it when it comes to gift-giving especially around holidays and birthdays. I mean, I get people the gifts that I would want for myself. Who wants something that is going to break after its first use or has gone out of style before you even decide to wear it. Not I said the Cat. Some of the perfect gifts are quality appliances, mmmm cashmere sweaters, and scarves, leather gloves. I mean what woman could not use a new pair of UGG boots or slippers. Every woman loves a nice piece of jewelry, e.g., high-quality costume pieces, or fine (diamond preferably). Most men love something sports-related, i.e., a sports car, but since everyone cannot afford that, maybe a nice steak dinner if they eat meat, sweaters, gloves, sports tickets once entertainment and sports attentions open back up. Maybe tickets to a concert for two. Ok, back to the ladies, shoes glorious, shoes. I mean what women can say that they have enough shoes. Not I said the Cat again. A nice handbag. Dudes/Ladies, we are not talking about the recyclable bags that you get for your groceries, were are talking prime and cream-of-the-crop, handbags. It (OR THEY) do not have to be anything overly expensive, just quality. We all cannot afford a Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Gucci, Balen-ci-a-ga, Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Prada, Tom Ford, or YSL, just to name a few. However, we do want something fashion-forward and the strap is not going to break when we make an attempt to strike you with it… hahaha, just kidding. Fella, do not get a woman anything that relates to domestic chores, just saying, especially not an apron until it’s laced and comes with matching panties. Merry Christmas to you.

Do I know what I am doing when it comes to cooking/eating? For the most part, I know what I am doing in the kitchen. I can cook some delicious meals and love experimenting. I love eating foods that are flavorful and not spicy. I love cooking for the holidays even though it is exhausting and takes about 48 hours to prep and cook an entire meal. I mean the slicing, chopping, seasoning, washing, washing, and rewashing. Maybe a last-minute trip to the supermarket because you ran out of an ingredient or forgot to get it on your initial trip. I am not a foodie, but I love tasteful meals when I do eat. I like eating what I want to eat when I want. I don’t have a set schedule of when I eat. I eat when I feel like it or remember (uh, that is my stomach growling). For the most part, I do and I don’t know what I am doing when it comes to eating, but I definitely know what I am doing when it comes to eating. always the good

Do I know what I am doing when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and exercising? Uh, who can say inconsistency? ME! I am so inconsistent when it comes to exercising. Some people exercise daily, some every other day and a few times a week. For me, it all depends on how I feel when I wake up in the morning. I will not wake up at 4am or 5am, not even 6am or 7am just to get a workout in. I like to exercise, after a cup of morning brew, coffee. I usually resort to a YouTube video that is motivating and that will keep my attention from beginning to end. I have not gained the 15 COVID pounds but I definitely feel a few pounds heavier. I got on the scale and saw that I had gained 3 pounds, I was pissed. Maybe I should just stop eating for a few days or a week and just go on a liquid diet. Does that help? I did a fast a couple of years ago, the Beyonce lemonade diet, for 10 days and dropped 10 lbs. I felt and look amazing and I was able to fit into my size 2 jeans again. The only thing about that is when you started eating again the pounds instantly come back, IN 10 DAYS!!!

For the most part, I tend to live a healthy lifestyle. Is drinking champagne (Veuve Clicquot is my fav) included in living a healthy lifestyle? In fact, can you drink champagne while exercising? I mean I have been to a Gin and Spin class before. Isn’t that the same thing? Is Gin and Spin considered a form of drinking and driving? Inquiring minds wanna know. Probably so, if someone falls off their bike. HaHaHa. Is dreaming that you were exercising considering part of a weight loss regime or vignette? What if I woke up in a sweat? It must have worked, correct. I have comprehension that exercise is a form to alleviate stress, depression, anxiety, bipolar symptoms, and other psychological and cognitive dysfunctions. exercising makes you feel good about yourself. It makes you happy because it releases endorphins into your body. So, for the most part, I tend to know what I am doing when it comes to exercising. I just don’t do it as often as I should. I have decided to renew my gym membership after this pandemic is over, as it was more motivating for me to exercise outside of home. I just don’t like the fact that when you go to the gym, most muscular men frequently stare at themselves in the mirror, while some women wear some of the most skimpiest and most revealing outfits. I’m how comfortable is it to exercise with a string or your pant up your… DID I SAY THAT???

Anywho, this is my Thursday continuation session. Maybe, I will see you next Thursday to continue this “Do I know what I am doing” spill. I think so. See you next Thursday. Recommendations of what I should ask myself is welcomed. Maybe I will start off by asking myself…

Do you know what you are doing when it comes to blogging…. Yep, that it, stay tuned…

Angela

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