Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Black Girl Day - Link Love!

In honor of Happy Black Girl Day, we're spreading a little link love to our fellow happy Black girl bloggers. These are some of the posts that are inspiring us this week:

7 Tips to Help You Stick to Your Budget
Over at A Woman's Worth, Arlice Nichole gives some great advice for sticking to your budget. She promises that these are not the typical "total deprivation" tips, and we think she's right. Read the full article to discover some creative and practical ways to help you stick to your budget and still enjoy your money.

"You know what it feels like when you spend beyond your budget. You come up short when it's time to pay the bills. You dip into your savings to play catch-up, and then feelings of defeat start to set-in because all things financial are thrown off. It's one of those feelings that you don't forget. Keep that in mind when you're tempted to spend on something you didn't budget for." Read more

The Difference Between Being Tough and Brave
Being a happy black girl means knowing the difference between being tough and being brave. As Rosetta points out in this post, at certain times in our lives, all of us have been one or the other. It's important to stand up for yourself, but having the presence to know how to go about it and when it's necessary requires wisdom.

"When I was growing up, my grandmother taught me that being tough is good. She said to be nice, but not too nice or let your guard down too much. That way, nobody can walk all over you or “get over” on you. But as I’ve gotten older and more mature, I’ve found that her advice often comes from a place of fear because of her own life experiences." Read more

Who Comes First?
Do you consider self-care to be high on your priority list? Too often, it's not something we think about and it's the first thing we sacrifice when other demands overwhelm us. In Who Comes First, Jess reminds us that it's OK to put yourself first. As women, in particular, we tend to take care of everyone else's needs before our own.

"How can I be expected to take care of someone else if I cannot even take care of myself? How long do you expect to take care of all those other people if you are neglecting yourself? You simply have to come first. What is it that rejuvenate you? Is it prayer? Meditation? Walking? Exercise? Music? Writing? Reading? Whatever it is, do it!! You absolutely need time that is yours and yours alone, where you create a space to explore whatever it is you need to explore at that moment." Read more 

For more information on Happy Black Girl Day, visit The Beautiful Struggler.


Qalil Little said...

Happy Black Girl Day to you too Beautiful Struggler!!

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