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This chapter of my life is called Happiness. This is my Soul Space…

I smile. I sweat. I motivate. I live. Realistically and Beautifully.

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December 2013

Love for yourself is the best love there is.

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A little diversion from the previous direction of this blog, but it feels right so I’m going with it. Sometimes we get so caught up in life, the day to day go here and go there and do this… That is our life. That is the world we all normally live. But what if we all just slowed it down for a minute and started to really understand how we function and what happily motivates us. I think we can all agree that we are driven by the basics in life… Our job to provide, food and water to survive (and because food is amazing), our family because they are our driving force and our relationships whichever they may be because love feels good. Whether it’s friends or a spouse or a date, love feels good. So take that feeling and expand on it… Take the feeling that makes you glow and turn it around on yourself. Do small acts of kindness for yourself every. single. day. Because who do you truly think will love you in return if you do not love yourself? Your kids will always love you, but how much more will they respect and learn from you if you are living the life you want to live? Your partner will always love you (hopefully) but they will admire you and truly adore you if they see you doing the things that make you shine. I promise you this. Someone special reminded me of this fact, and I must admit I felt like a fraud for a moment. How did I not have that thought myself? Here I am trying to help motivate and change those in need and I forget the small piece that needs to be implemented first and foremost. It gets blurry, life gets blurry. We forget. So I am here to remind you that YOU are deserving of small acts of kindness and love throughout every day. In turn you will be the best YOU can be to give that love; in return, to those around you. Not to mention, when you truly love yourself, exude laughter, give smiles and feel real…. You will treat yourself with kindness, health and respect. A win, win my friends.

Win. Win.

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This blog is not dead…

….Just on temporary Re-Boot. Will be back shortly!!! Promise.

Sincerely,
Amy

Sixteen Small Steps to Happiness

Sixteen Small Steps to Happiness

1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world – start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier – start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.

Sixteen Small Steps to Happiness (via hhhhhhhhhhhelen)
Love
nursejenbob
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