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2016 - 12 Guiding Lights

Body 

The way you feed your body is a microcosm of the way that you live your life. If you abuse it by feeding it bad quality thoughts, foods, behaviors, toxins or attitudes- you will feel it, see it and regret it. It is after all the vehicle that you have to live in for the next few decades. Feed it positivity, balance and real food. 

Hurt

People will hurt you. And this will make you question yourself. This questioning is growth. Feel it, accept it and be true to what resonates in your heart. Know your truth and live by this truth daily. 

Upbringing 

Your upbringing plays a huge role in how you see yourself and how you see the world... This is something to remember when becoming a parent.

Self-Development

Self development is a work in progress that will never be completed. Do some work on yourself. We can all afford to be better human beings. Make your self development work a focus for a few minutes every single day. 

Work

Do not accept being in a job you hate. Work is a big chunk of your life so aim at finding enjoyment in your work otherwise you basically hate your life - and what's the point of that!

Waiting 

Don't wait. Write your dreams down. Read them every day. Align things towards these dreams.  And then watch them come to life. No one else will make your dreams come true- no one but you. Waiting is a stale part of life that I see in people daily- and it gets you nowhere.

Kindness

Be kind. Then try and be kinder. Kindness is a very positive trait that makes other people and yourself feel good... Be kind as often as you can.

Food

Take an interest in what you choose to eat. Think about where it came from, what the carbon footprint might be, what food group it belongs to, how nutrient rich it is etc. Don't you care more about what petrol you put into your car, than what food you put into your mouth. 

Movement 

Do a form of physical activity that you enjoy otherwise there is no longevity in it. Be creative and watch it become a sustainable part of your life. Don't force yourself to to go to gym or to run or to do crossfit if you actually don't enjoy it and it's just a calorie burning exercise. We need to focus on longevity and sustainability with respect to our physical activity. 

Know your truth 

Take time out to be alone everyday. Get to know yourself better. If you don't know who you are, you will never know what makes you happy. (This is probably my biggest aim this year!)

Happiness

Happiness is the goal of life. Make being happy a priority. Don't wait to be happy. Don't be ignorant and think that material stuff will make you happy. And don't expect anyone else to make you happy. Your happiness is your responsibility. 

Gratitude

When you feel absolutely down and negative it's often hard to see how you ever going to get out of that space. I found gratitude helps. Find one things that you are grateful for and you will be amazed at how quickly you see things slightly differently.

May 2016 be the year YOU shine!