Word-Of-the-Week #873: Fabulous

April 29, 2021 by  

Fabulous – extremely pleasing; incredible.

When was the last time you felt fabulous? Or had an incredible experience? Do you aspire to be better than you are?

This week’s WOW is one of my favorite words too and I am sharing the first half of “How to Be Fabulous,” by Kerry Manning.

“Fabulous is probably my favorite word.  When I was on the cusp of turning 50 I had really mixed feelings – do I duck it and pretend to be 49 for years, or do I embrace it.  I decided to go with the latter and to be fabulous at 50 and beyond.

Words are very important to me.  I am writing a book about how single words have changed my life, and the word Fabulous would have to be included.  This time last year I had a breakdown – a hard-earned one, and I can honestly say that embracing the fabulous has been a huge part of my journey.

I have been through a lot.  A broken marriage, depression and numerous health issues which are still ongoing.  The one thing I have learned is that the only person you can be is you.  And it is your obligation to be the best you that you can be.

My favorite quote is this one from Dr Seuss.

“Today you are you, that is truer than true.

There is no one alive that is youer than you.”

When we are authentic, we are fabulous.

So how do you embrace your Fabulousness?

There are 6 principles of fabulousness that I have figured out.

  • Positivity 

Being positive is another of those skills that you have to practice.  Like any form of exercise, it can be hard and frustrating at first. 

The first time on the treadmill is hard, the second is harder, you feel awful, sore and sweaty, but ultimately you get it and start to feel fantastic.  I only started walking (as a form of exercise) in my late forties.  The first walk was so short, but after a short while I was clocking up the miles and I felt better.

 Positivity is like that.  Tap into positivity.  Find your self daily affirmations – I am fabulous – and spend time around positive people – both online and off-line.

  • Inspiration

Inspiration is a wonderful thing.  We all aspire to be better than we are and tapping into inspiration stretches us and makes us want to put the effort in to be a better version of ourselves.   find inspiration in my daily life, I also find it online by following people who I admire. 

How many ‘friends’ do you have on Facebook?  How many people do you follow?  Follow people who you admire and aspire to be like.  Read books, listen to the radio and podcasts, put yourself in a place where you are inspired.  But remember what you goal is – to be the best version of yourself.

  • Motivation

This is another biggie for me.  Motivation.  Where do you find the motivation to do what you do every day, and then where are you going to find the motivation to do even more?

Motivation is your reason for acting on something.  Your reason for getting up and changing things.  My motivation is simple – I never want to go back to being a quivering scared woman in a marriage that was hurting me.  I want to be the best mom I can to my son and I want people to know that everyone deserves to be happy.

That is a big vision, I know.  We also need to break it down and talk about daily motivations.  Perhaps you need some incentives on a daily or monthly basis to do nice things for yourself.  That sounds funny just saying it but woman generally put everyone first before they do something for themselves.  Your motivation is to be the best you that you can be and I promise you this that everyone around you will benefit from you being fabulous.

So set yourself some goals and set up some treats and incentives.

This week’s focus is on feeling fabulous! Are you surrounding yourself with positivity? Do you have people in your life that you admire? Where do you find the motivation to do what you do every day?

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