IT STARTS WITH US

3/08/2022

Happy International Women's Day! 

    It has been a while since I posted a blog for you all. I have been doing a lot of self care and spending quiet time with God. My self care routine has changed and its not just getting my nails done etc lol... I'm doing a lot of self reflection and soul searching(this will be another blog post). Today, I want to celebrate myself and other women who are doing the damn thing... 

    Being a women is not easy. It's not easy because believe it or not, we have so many hats to wear. We are wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, colleagues, bosses and the list goes on. With each hat that we wear, we strive to be perfect and well put together. 

    One thing I can say about women, is that we know how to handle any situation and make it work. I mean God did create a woman to hold Adam down and to make him complete. We are so good that we can even manipulate a man to eat forbidden apples and ish lol. We are strong minded and willing.  Which brings me to my next point. Sometimes as women, we put ourselves down because we feel as though we are TOO strong minded or TOO opinionated when in fact, we are just very passionate about what we want lol. 

    What I don't see enough of is "women empowerment" We are often comparing ourselves to the next woman and worrying about what she has or what she is doing. We become very "catty and judgmental" (we all do it so let's not point fingers lol). Instead,  we should compliment each other. Help each other out. Have you ever read that quote that said "Fix another queen's crown without telling the world it was crooked" That's what we should be doing. There's enough money out here for us all to get it. We should really help one another in securing the bags. Not making fun of downfalls or mistakes. 




    As a woman, Do you struggle with being friends or cordial with other women? It's ok to be honest. I think we all had situations where we felt a little uneasy around other women lol. Here are some tips on how to have that"Women Empowerment" we all want and crave so bad. 




1-Surround yourself with like-minded women(sharing the same goals or values can help you be accountable for one another)

2-Be vulnerable and ask for help ( you never know, some women may have went through something similar to you and can be a guide/helping hand)

3-Celebrate not only your wins, but hers too and be genuinely happy about it.

4-Speak life into your group of women friends. Pray. Pray. Pray. Always place God in the center.

        Again, Happy International Women's Day! If you have gotten this far in the post, you must've enjoyed it lol. Go ahead and share this post with all the women that you know. One person can make a difference, imagine a whole community :) See you in the comments. 

How To Stay Grounded During The Season Of Loneliness

2/11/2022

    

    We've all been there before or maybe you are going through it now. The season of loneliness is no stranger. You may feel like no one cares. You may realize that people have been distant, even social gatherings become a thing in the past. I am here to say that you are NOT alone. There are plenty of reasons why anyone could be going through the "Season of Loneliness"

  God is wanting to speak with you

    Did you know that God is a jealous God? How do you think he feels when he is providing you with so many blessings, answering all of your prayers, WAKING YOU UP EVERY MORNING and you don't ever show him that you are grateful, you don't spend "quiet time" with him, you don't show up for him at all? That's a slap to his face (literally). You are so consumed with the world and the things and people in it, that the one way that God knows you will reach out to him, is when he takes that all away. Bottom line is spend time with God ALWAYS. Good times and bad times.


Preparation

    Do you have a dream or maybe a goal? Do you think that being distracted by friends, family, social media etc might be taking up most of your time? That time could've been productively used to work on your dream or your goal. Sometimes, our season of loneliness is  preparing us to work on ourselves and the things we want to accomplish. You may feel overwhelmed with anxiety etc and constantly being around different people. There is no time to sit still and reflect. So being in a solitude state can also help you become a better version of yourself. It's perfectly normal to be lonely. Some may experience it for longer periods of time and some may not. However, the time is a good one to reevaluate and prepare for the new things that are coming into your life. 


    I pray that this season of loneliness does not make you feel overwhelmed, depressed or stressed. I pray that it makes you motivated and even more committed to God and everything that he does for you. 

Later Love Bugs,
Elizabeth Jacas

3 Things You Should Do To Be That "It Factor" in 2022

1/03/2022


 


HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS! 

Can you believe 2021 is long gone and here we are in 2022. I don't know about you, but today is my New Year. Something about a Monday and the the new year goes hand in hand. I am ready to make this year count. I have been super busy with thinking about what I want to do this year and be honest, it is going to be mostly self development. I want to take this year and be in tuned with myself. I want to really dive deep and get to really know "Elizabeth" and what makes ME happy and what brings me peace. Going through some trials and tribulations last year had me really thinking about what kind of energy I want put out there for the new year. I came up with 3 things that will be my focus on becoming a better version of me...and guess what? I'm goin to share them with you too!


1) DON'T SEEK VALIDATION 

I have struggled with this since 2020 when I first started my blog and changed from a "personal" instagram account to a "business" one. I was the one who posted a pic or video and the first thing I looked for was the likes and comments. If I got only one comment or one like, I was devastated and probably deleted the post(I know lol). I would expect the same people that I showed love to on their pages to do the same for me and when I wasn't getting that, I felt some type of way. I had to learn that seeking validation from people, will slow me down tremendously because I was basically seeking approval, if I didn't get it, I wouldn't post anything or feel unmotivated too, when there could be even one person that was looking forward to what I have to share because I inspire them. I had to really dig deep and understand that my life and what I do does not need validation from anyone. Social media has a real crazy way of having people think that likes, shares, and comments validates you. I am here to tell you that it doesn't. Take this as your sign, even if you have one like, that means you reached out to someone. Don't let numbers fool you. If you do feel that way, then I suggest taking a break from social media... I wrote a post about the signs of needing a social media detox... read it here

2) BE CONSISTENT

I am still working on this. In fact, my word for this year is "consistency" I noticed when I show up on my posts, stories, and reels, I have quite a few people engage and its very rewarding. Some days, I don't feel like going on line and promoting my blog or other things and   by doing that I am losing followers. I am losing the motivation to do more. It doesn't help that I am also an introvert which is very strange that I want to blog and connect with other people lol. besides the point, just keep engaging with your audience. This year I plan on being more active on line. That is by commenting on other people's posts, sharing their content, liking etc. I will also be posting on my page more and attempting to be more social on stories ahhhhhh lol. Which also leads me to the last thing you should do to be the "in factor" for 2022...

3) BE INTENTIONAL 

I am also working on this. My brand is Elizabeth Jacas. So, I have to be intentional with everything that I post. It has to have meaning and purpose. When you are doing anything in life, it has to be intentional BUT make sure it is something good lol. PLEASE! You have to be clear of what you want and work hard to achieve/master it. Point.Blank.Period

These 3 things for ME, is what I want to do moving forward with my business plans. However, you can implement these tips in anything that you want to do in your life. Whether it be home life, work life, friendships, relationships, marriage, etc. Let me know in the comments how these 3 things will help you be the "it factor" this year :) 


Later Love Bugs,
Elizabeth Jacas