Monday, 27 February 2017

Creating And Living By YOUR Values!

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Creating and living by your values is an important part of self discovery to know yourself and to live for your happiness, it's also is a place to refer back to when you feel lost or have success and lose yourself. Dr Russ Harris in his Happiness Trap book advises to always make forgiveness one of your values for if you at some point or another don't act according to one of your values in which all of us are human and at some point or another this is most likely to occur, instead of hating on and destroying yourself you have placed importance on forgiving yourself and others to help heal such pain, blame and shame. 

To live a happy life it's important to live out your core values for not doing so will leave you awfully unhappy and no amount of materialistic items, wealth, fame, sex, relationships or success will ever fill that void long term.

As my counsellor pointed out though sometimes you may feel there is a time and place to find a compromise in certain situations on values on the lower end of your list if you feel it is right to do so though as she again pointed out never sacrifice your top values for you will be sure to be unhappy. 

My top value of course is to be my self, with creativity, kindness, inspiring/helping others, badassness, realness, respect, honesty, compassion and empathy following close behind the top of my list. Forgiveness is too on my list though it is rather hard for me on all levels and most definitely something that takes a lot of time and work.

What are your values?, What do you live by?

With hope and love
Rainbow :) xoxo

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

When You're Having A Bad Day!

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  1. Throw glitter... because glitter solves some problems ;)
  2. Treat yo self at the $2 shop!
  3. Write your frustration, anger and sadness into a funny story, poem or song
  4. Create or write fun things on your mirror with lipstick
  5. If you could create a land what would you call it, what would it look like and who would be in it?... Get creating!
  6. Binge watch and listen to Disney movies and music
  7. Turn off your phone and take a nap
  8. Word vomit to a friend, a lake, ocean, river or animal
  9. Do your makeup
  10. Watch some Dr Phil, Oprah and Hannah Montana
  11. Have tea in a fancy tea cup and get lost in a book
  12. Have a bath with glitter ;)... flower petals and sequins in it
  13. Lip sync into a fan to 'N Sync and while you're at it THIS!
  14. Sit out in the sun... if it's sunny ha!
  15. Buy yourself some flowers
  16. Watch Alice Through The Looking Glass soooo good! #ScrewTheBadReviews!
  17. Go on a random act of kindness mission
  18. Go to bed early
With hope and love
Rainbow :) xoxo

Monday, 20 February 2017

The Game Of Keeping Up...

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If you play the game of keeping up with the Joneses or should I dare say Kardashians...  aka trying to keep up with and live up to or out do others lives... it will never end well... you will live your life comparing, competing, living for others and their acceptance, unhappy and unfulfilled.  

In a day in age where we can see what seems to be everyone's daily lives and their breakfasts, lunches and dinners... (anyone else find that crazy?) perhaps more so than ever we need to be reminded that trying to keep up with others and such a world is a pretty little fallacy wrapped up in a cute bow. I encourage you all to undo it and see it for what it's worth and all it is.

Not every moment, gift, adventure, achievement, appreciation or breakfast, lunch or dinner needs to be shared on a public platform or have a "like" attached to it... perhaps more so than ever we need to find our self love and also break the rules of this society. 

With hope and love
Rainbow :) xoxo