Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Latino housekeeping

I have to confess I like Eva Longoria's pretentious glam style (here's another her-inspired post).  With all my boredom with latin films and series, I can't help keeping an eye on what she's doing. Yesterday I've discovered a new series produced by her. Very similar to Desperate Housewives, the only difference is that the main characters are maids not housewives. All of them young and beautiful and that's the main reason I switched the first episode on. I like looking on beautiful women with charisma, it inspires me to "go on" with my everyday life and taking care of appearance.  
First minutes of "Devious Maids" frightened me (I don't like bloody carpets, talking about rapes and mysteries, as much as I hate Beverly Hills). The characters of rich employers are shallow and dumb, scenery is annoying and plot not very complicated. But main characters played by latinoamerican actresses are quite charming. 
I don't know if I will continue watching "DM", but maids themselves make me think about this energy and feminity and strenght and joy of women! As well as their nerve and emotionality. And I like this thoughts very much! 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Good advice

As I have many problems with my mind (thinking too much, dealing with anxiety, worrying about everything) I found those advices quite interesting. I know it tends to be a blog about fashion, crafts and so, but I much more an expert in fighting with psychological disorders than in style and beauty! 

"If you find yourself awake in the middle of night worrying, with thoughts whirling round repeatedly in your head, he has several strategies you can try. This is where imagery comes in useful again. Imagine there’s a box under your bed. This is your worry box. As soon as you spot thoughts that are worries, imagine taking those individual worries, putting them into the box and closing the lid. They are then to remain in the box under the bed until you decide to get them out again. If the worries recur, remind yourself that they are in the box and won’t be attended to until later on. An alternative is to choose a colour and then picture a cloud of that color. Put your worries into the cloud and let it swirl backwards and forwards above your head. Then watch it slowly float up and away, taking the worrying thoughts with it."

"Likewise, telling people not to think of their worries isn’t going to work. Instead Kerkhof recommends the opposite. Set aside 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening to do nothing but worry about the future. Sit at a table, make a list of all your problems and then think about them. But as soon as the time is up you must stop worrying, and whenever those worries come back into your head remind yourself that you can’t contemplate them again until your next worry time. You have given yourself permission to postpone your worrying until the time of your choice. Remarkably, it can work. It puts you in control."

Claudia Hammond - Time wrapped