FREEDOM is waiting for you!

“As human beings, most of us have a desire to be free. Free to make our own decisions and opinions, to choose our friends, partners and careers, and to essentially drive the course of our own lives. But the sad truth is, for the majority of the population, total freedom is a far off dream. With a 9-5 workday and a limited paycheck, many people are feeling more constricted, caged and ruled by guidelines, than ever before. Have you ever felt like this? If you often find yourself wishing you could break past the restrictions in
your life, to finally achieve total time and money freedom…

Implement these 4 tips into your life starting today:

1. Don’t take things personally >> It’s sometimes easy
to get offended by other people’s opinions, but the truth is, their opinion is
simply a reflection of themselves and has nothing to do with you! So before
getting angry or consumed by a comment from someone, remind yourself that it’s
your choice how you decide to react to it. My advice: Just let it go! 🙂

2. Don’t play the victim >> Embrace each experience in
your life as an opportunity. When something bad happens, instead of feeling bad
for yourself, take time to think about what you can learn from the experience.

3. Be on YOUR team >> Instead of being your own worst
critic, shift your mind to be your biggest fan today. Every time you think
something negative about yourself, stop and replace it with something positive.
Eventually this will become habit and you’ll truly start to believe in YOU!

4. Forgive >> This goes for yourself AND others.
Forgiveness is releasing the power that a certain event or person may have over
you. When you forgive, you free your mind & body from the past and step
into the freedom of the present moment.

True freedom doesn’t come in the future or from an external situation, it’s
within you right now…so try these 4 steps to experience more freedom today :)”

Thank you Natalie! – Mind Movies

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Tips for Reds on How to Get Along with Blues

If there are any Reds out there who haven’t been frustrated with a Blue at some point or another, we would be shocked. Reds and Blues are very different personalities. Reds are insensitive, while Blues are too sensitive. Reds want to get the job done and Blues want to get the job done perfectly. Blues go on about their feelings and Reds get to the point. Get the picture?

Reds, we know it can be frustrating for you to maintain and/or foster relationships with Blues, but odds are there are several Blues in your life you want to maintain your relationship with. So instead of getting fed up with the process, listen closely. We’re here to provide you with tips on how to use your strengths to get along with Blues better. We’ll make this short and snappy so you can get on with your productive day!

1. Use your leadership skills to help them attain quality.

Blues want to attain quality, and they are creative individuals. If you’re a Red parent, give your Blue child a job that will allow them to express their creativity and attain quality while also helping you out. Since you’re about getting the job done quickly and they’re about getting the job done perfectly, give them a job that doesn’t have a tight timeline, such as preparing the family Mother’s Day Gift a month in advance.

2. Let your confidence help them feel secure.

Reds, you are naturally confident people, which is a great trait. Now let your confidence in yourself translate to confidence in others, and it will go a long way. Blues want to have security, which means if you’re in a relationship with a Blue, they are going to want to feel secure in that relationship. Verbally mention your confidence in your relationship and in them as a partner. Let them know you believe in the two of you working out.

3. Be assertive about letting them reveal their insecurities.

As strange as it may seem to you, Blues want to reveal their insecurities. Since you are naturally assertive, this can work for both of you. Whether they are your romantic partner, your employee or your friend, be assertive about addressing problems in your relationship. This way, Blues have the chance to express their inadequacies in or worries about the relationship and you can view it as a productive way of moving forward in the relationship and getting past anything that would inhibit productivity.

 

We told you we’d make it short. Reds, as hard as it may be to get along with Blues sometimes, you both are so great and would benefit from one another. Follow these tips, and we think you’ll find your relationships will improve. Let us know how it goes!

 

—The Color Code Team

Shared by Deborah Bryson 

Certified Independent Trainer

Blues Need a Break — Three Tips That Will Lead to a Happier Life

Life can be hard when you’re a Blue. You’re overly sensitive, you invest your whole heart into relationships, and people are inevitably disappointing at times. You’re worry-prone and guilt comes very easy to you. Your mind is probably going a million miles a minute, and you’re not necessarily thinking about rainbows and butterflies. It’s no wonder Blues are so hard on themselves!

Blues, you need a break. We are here to offer some advice to help you go a little easier on yourselves until your overall relationship with yourself is much more positive. Keep reading to learn what you can do to ease your burden, and hopefully life will improve for you!

Confide in that one friend

As a Blue, you probably have a network of close friends, but we all know friends listen differently. Pick just one friend you can really trust and set aside time regularly to confide in him and listen in return. Hopefully by talking to him, you can take what’s in your head and get it out so it can help you feel heard and understood. After all, as a Blue, you NEED to be understood! Obviously you don’t want to be the friend who complains all the time or who drives your friend away, but if you find someone who will happily take some time a couple times a month to sit and talk with you, take advantage of that opportunity!

Stop ruminating

Do you find yourself running over the same situations in your head all the time and wondering if you should have done or said something different? Stop. Unless you highly offended someone or need to correct a big error, don’t allow yourself to continue to sweat the small stuff. You’ve got enough to worry about and get done in life without allowing your head to explode over whether or not you offended your neighbor by not eating her dessert when you had dinner together. It may not come naturally to let this kind of thing go, but you need to put your mental health as a priority, and this will surely help!

Do something fun

Take your mind off your worries, your guilt and your perfectionism and just do something fun that makes you happy. Don’t worry too much about budget or time or practicality, just do something because it sounds wonderful. Go get tacos in the middle of the week, go to a water park, enjoy a carnival, plan a vacation–just do something a Yellow would do! Let your mind relax.

Blues, don’t just read this list and move on, use it! You deserve a break. Print this list off and tape it to your mirror so it can serve as a good reminder. If you’ve implemented any other tips that have helped you go easier on yourself, share them with the other readers in the comments!

—The Color Code Team

Shared by Deborah Bryson

Certified Independent Trainer