Scrolling through my Facebook feeds these last few days I keep coming across Louise Androlia's 10 Non-Negotiables. She asked on FB what our non-negotiables are and I realised I didn't really have any... Yikes! So I made some and I hope these inspire you to make your own! :-) <3 Wear whatever I want to wear.
I don't buy into fashion and fads unless I love it - hello neon yellow. Clothing and style is self-expression and although we have to dress 'appropriately' at times, we can still do that in the confines of dressing creatively. You can wear hot pink to the office, and sequin plimsolls are always cool even though they kind of blind people in the street. Oh yeah, but this also comes with not judging others for what they wear too!
<3 Be alone
As some kind of introvert I need alone time. I'm not talking about like hours spent in a cave, but more like taking a long shower, or enjoying the alone-ness on the drive to work. Even shopping alone counts as alone time right?
<3 Spend money on that which I value
I'm working on this! It's super important to me and I'm doing OK. I'm trying really hard to make sure I question my purchases and weigh up the value before hitting buy, but I still have lapses... I probably have lapses on everything on this list, but that's OK because I'm human...
<3 Remember - It's OK because you are human...
This one is about not beating myself up for doing 'human things' like spending too much at Topshop or rolling my eyes at fellow motorists.
<3 ...But always try to be better
Learn from my mistakes and every day try to be a better person than I was yesterday, like consciously try not to roll my eyes at motorists or spend too much at Topshop.
<3 Be kind
Always be kind, especially to the people who make your coffee. And be kind to animals, even if you don't like spiders try not to kill them.
<3 Live with a grateful heart
I try to make gratitude lists but I'm not that good at keeping the routine. So instead I try to live with a grateful heart in every moment in every day. OK so sometimes that's hard, especially when someone is on your back or pissing you off... but there is always something to be grateful for, even if it's just tea, or trees or being alive. When drinking a cup of tea I often mentally think - 'I love tea!' and doing that all day about everything is a pretty nice way to go about your day.
<3 Feel joy!
As a 3 life path my life purpose is to be in joy and spread joy so having fun, being silly and enjoying life is totally non-negotiable!
<3 Not apologising for who I am
I'm not sorry I'm a nerd, geek, weirdo, dress like a teenager, tarot reader, angel communicator, wannabe YA fiction author, 80's enthusiast, karaoke queen, pole dancer, not a natural redhead, tree hugger, Unicorn lover, Jesus crusher (I mean I have a Jesus crush right, not that I actually would crush him), star person, possible Atlantean, incarnated angel and part elemental, not really cool enough to be an actual hipster even though I call this page new age hipster, and I like Taylor Swift. #sorrynotsorry!
<3 Connecting with the 'divine'
Every day I do something to connect with God/Universe/Whatever you want to call it. Whether it's Tarot, pulling an Angel card, having a chat with whoever's around me from the light while I'm getting ready for my day, oh - and always asking for protection and getting in my golden bubble!
OK, now it's your turn! What things are non-negotiable for you?!
Love, light and non-negotiable lists!