Be prepared for a household project to get stalled due to lack of finances. Never fear; you will be able to make up the loss over time. In the meantime, try not to dwell on your disappointment. A celebration is in the wind but don't build up your hopes so high that whatever occurs in real life cant match up to your expectations - be grateful for what you get.
It's a mistake to make long-range commitments now, so back away from entering such agreements. Be especially wary of confiding secrets to a neighbour. The prospects for such a friendship don't look good. People have a way of pretending to be something they're not right now. Only time will reveal the truth.
Allow past experience to prevent you from making a generous loan to a friend who has fallen on hard times. Your pal may not be telling the truth about how they got into such a mess. Any money you give out may only contribute to an existing problem. If you want to be supportive, offer a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. Some surprising revelations could be made.
No matter how well you get along with an authority figure, keep in mind your position to each other. This person may be forced to make a decision that works against you. Instead of getting mad, look for other opportunities. That way, you can leave this situation with grace and dignity, rather than being constantly reminded of your disappointment.
There may be some hidden strings attached with regard to an agreement. Make sure an expert or professional looks over any papers you are asked to sign, or you could regret it later. Extravagant vacation deals may be too good to be true. Be wary about giving out any credit card information until you're sure the deal is legitimate.
Advertising slogans and annoying salespeople are out in full force; this is good practice for saying "NO." You have more important things to do with your time than listening to their interminable sales pitches. A neighbour may ask for a favour that you're not able to give. Be honest about your circumstances; you can't overextend yourself today.
An authority figure may ask you to attend to their personal business; don't fall for this trick. If you do, you will be expected to carry out these duties as a matter of course. By putting your foot down now, you will establish firm boundaries that are so necessary to a good working relationship. There's a limit to even your polite behaviour!
If you've put on some weight recently, don't beat yourself up; just exercise more. Taking a walk for a half an hour every day will relieve any self loathing you're currently experiencing. Once you get into the habit of moving your body, you'll want to step up your routine to more strenuous activities. Keep the faith!
A child may ask for an expensive plaything that you're not able to afford, which makes you feel guilty. It's better to be honest about your financial straits than going into debts. Until folks understand how much work goes into making money, they'll always assume that cash is readily available. It's up to you to set the record straight.
A partner or close friend keeps vowing to change, but then reverts to their old ways. Your complaisance is actually encouraging this behaviour. Until you actually follow up on your threats, this vicious cycle will continue. Be prepared to put your money where your mouth is, no matter how much it hurts.
A colleague could be exaggerating about the responsibilities involved with a particular job. Don't accept their offer until you've confirmed their accounts with two outside sources. Although you're perfectly capable of taking on a heavy workload, you have better uses for that time. Think of your personal life!
Steer clear of any temptation to spend vast amounts of money on personal care products, no matter how tempting. The best way to improve your looks is through a sensible program of diet and exercise. Arrange to give yourself periodic rewards each time you meet certain fitness goals. There is no such thing as a miracle in a bottle.