Monthly Archives: January 2020

Thoughtful Thursday #287 – How To Be A Rebel In 4 Easy Steps

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Let me preface this saying that I have been a proud Rebel for most of my life. I am not kidding. My caregivers were so mentally ill that I had to fend for myself for a long time.  I learned not to get swept up in their insanity by keeping true to what I knew was reality. Was living that like easy. Nope, it was very hard until I eventually moved away from that insanity.

Here’s what I learned about being a rebel and how you can become one too.

  1. Stay in your truth no matter how hard it is.

2. Live your unique life on your terms not matter how it looks to others.

3. Put a boundary up against those who will try to drag you down.

4. When you hear feedback that you always do things your way and don’t care                 about anything else, you know you are on the right track.

Bonus: It’s your life, make it resoundingly pleasant for you and then everything else will fall into place.

You are worth the time and effort in living fully.

Carry on you adorable REBEL.

 

Thoughtful Thursday #286 – Violence

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Violence is the last act of hopelessness.

One believes there is no other response available.

One believes they cannot change their circumstances.

Violence does not solve problems rather it temporarily pushes it away.

There are many factors why one would resort to violence, however, we are thinking beings and we have an enormous capacity to figure things out. Before we lose it and use violence take a moment to walk away, cool down, get help, talk it out, google alternatives to acting out, do something, anything that will keep you safe.

There is no point in dishing out violence if it will put you in jail, or the hospital or have some other negative long term consequences.

Think before you act, whatever you are facing there are always alternatives to violence.