3 Books To Inspire Your Year!

So we’ve made it twenty-one days into the new year and we’re checking in. How are you going?

If you’ve got negative vibes going on, we’re going to help you with that. If you’re already feeling uninspired, we’re going to fix that. Right now.

Find a spot in your day, whether that be during breakfast, in the afternoon or when you’re tucked up in bed, grab yourself one of these books and feel the inspiration running through your veins. Get ready for the days ahead, babe!

Love You, Me
Illustrated by Georgia Perry

This is a fun little book to keep on your work desk or on your coffee table (to entertain and inspire your house guests!). Packed with hilarious advice for life and positive affirmations, we can all relate to this one, one way or another!

Fish In A Tree
by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

This one’s for those who have ever felt as if they don’t fit in anywhere. This novel is here to reassure you – you will always have a place on this Earth. Fish In A Tree will pull at the heartstrings! It’s definitely an uplifting read.

Brave Enough
by Cheryl Strayed

It’s wisdom, courage and outspoken humor in one book. This novel is all about lifting yourself up to rise. It’s about reminding yourself that you are strong enough and brave enough to be in total control of the energies in your life.

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7 things everyone needs to remember at all times

In this day and age, it’s easy to let life pass you by. It’s easy to be caught up in the next thing that needs to be done that we don’t stop to be in the moment.

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So here’s your moment to pause life’s chaos for a few minutes and remember these seven things!

1. Drink more water
You already know that it’s super good for you! Drinking enough water has so many benefits like giving you healthy skin, gets rid of body toxins, boosts your energy, fights infection and more. Go and have a glass of chilled water right now!

2. Sleeping is good for you
Isn’t it just the best news you’ve heard in a while? Who knew taking naps would be so rewarding?

3. Your life doesn’t have to be documented on social media
Remember that you don’t have to update every one of your social media platforms. Instead of taking out your phone so often to update your status or to add to your Snapchat story, take in experiences and enjoy moments.

4. Being single doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you
It doesn’t mean anything is wrong with you. Remember that you’re just as brave, driven and fabulous. Own it, babe.

5. A lot can happen within the space of 10 minutes
Change is bound to happen, and it can happen in a small amount of time. So when you feel as if nothing is going your way, keep your head up and know that it can change within a few minutes.

6. It’s okay to cry every once in a while.
Let down your guard every once in a while because festering negative energy is bad news.

7. Hard work pays off
It’s all about having a goal to work towards. Have that incentive to work hard and to reach that goal of yours, and you’ll find out that hard work really does pay off.

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Things you should say goodbye to before 2016 | PART 2

Good morning to the final beautiful morning of 2015!

As the year comes to an end, we want to help you say goodbye to the things that you’d rather leave behind with the past year. We’re all for letting go, cleansing the soul and moving forward.

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You’ve stumbled upon part two; you can read part one here x

Saying “no” to opportunities too often
Say goodbye to overthinking situations and letting yourself talk yourself out of opportunities. Just say “yes” and see what amazing things you could get up to.

Ungratefulness
Say goodbye to taking life for granted. Don’t complain as much and appreciate what you have, the people, the love and the support that you’re surrounded by. Go tell someone how much you love them!

Not ‘having time’ for important things
Say goodbye to not putting what’s important first. Get your priorities right and put more effort in to make time for the important things.

Being afraid
Say goodbye to the fear that you’ve built up. Whether it’s being afraid of letting someone fully in to your life, or if it’s your fear of spiders – work on it and ultimately tell yourself that you actually can conquer anything.

Cleanse your soul for the new year. Click here for Part 1.

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Things you should say goodbye to before 2016 | PART 1

You’ve heard of New Year resolutions and for the most part, people never stick to them.

Instead, why not start fresh this week leading up to the new year by saying see ya later to the negativity in your life. Today and Thursday, Gold Vibez will be preparing your mind, body and soul for 2016 by letting go of the unwanted baggage you’ve maybe built up over this year.

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Get ready to greet the new year with an open heart and an open mind by saying goodbye to these things.

Thinking negatively about others
Say goodbye to negative thinking about people. It’s so easy to judge a book by its cover, so focus on steering away from that state of mind. Turn it around and think positively. More empowerment!

Poisonous people
Say goodbye to people who bring a whole lot of negativity into your life. You don’t need an excuse to walk away from relationships like these. It’s okay to be in control of who you let in to your life.

Body “standards”
Say goodbye to the pressure of reaching the “perfect body”. Set your own body goals and make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons. Remember babe, you’re already beautiful.

Thinking the worst in situations
Say goodbye to being a pessimist. It’s not a healthy thing to always expect the worst all the time, so stick to being more of an optimist in the new year.

Watch this space. Part 2 coming soon.

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DIY PAPER BUNTING

Get some DIY into you!

This is the perfect DIY for beginners to start off with, or a fun little project for creatives to try out. You’ll end up with a cute paper bunting that you can decorate any space with. You can use any type of paper that you’d like, so you can make one for the holidays, for a birthday, or even just for every day!

What You’ll Need
– Small Square Paper
– String
– Hole Puncher
– Scissors

Cut as many triangle shapes out of your square paper as you want. Do this by cutting from the top corners down to the bottom middle.

Punch holes near each top corner.

Weave through your string, connecting the triangles. Make sure that you expose as little string as possible.

Last step is to hang your DIY wherever you like!
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4 films to get you feeling festive

A cozy movie marathon sounds perfect right now, doesn’t it?

Trust me, after watching just one of these movies, you’ll want to go out do your Christmas shopping, then go ice-skating with that special someone, then bake an entire gingerbread house from scratch, then maybe make a snowman – stick arms and all.

For those who need to switch on their festive mode, or for those who just love this time of year – here are just four of some of the best festive films for this wonderful time of the year.

ELF
A Christmas classic that no one can look past this season. It’s got iconic scenes, a bit of romance, a lot of comedy and that inspirational Christmas cheer. It’s everyone’s favorite Christmas movie!

FRED CLAUS
The ending is worth a watch of this movie. You won’t know whether to cry of joy or to let out an “AWWWW”.

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
Who can say no to fetus Taylor Momson and the hilarity Jim Carrey? Because this movie has all of that, and more.

LOVE ACTUALLY
If you’re looking for an easy Christmas themed rom-com, this is your go-to. For realz though.

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The Positivity of Full Moon Rituals

Tomorrow night on November 25th when the Moon makes itself present, venture outside and take part in a Full Moon Ritual.

Why? Simply because these Full Moon Rituals allow us to let go and release things that are not of our highest good. Think of it as taking one massive step in your life by symbolically moving forward.

Full Moon Rituals can be incredibly powerful. They’re all about releasing negativity, getting rid of any burdens in your life and celebrating your souls’ transformation. You emerge with a new positive behavior, attitude and relationship with yourself.

fullmoonritualsTomorrow night, get together with good company and good vibes only. Here are a few Full Moon rituals to cleanse your soul.

#1
In a circle, write down anything that you want to release on a piece of paper. One by one, open up, trust and share what you’ve just written down. Throw the piece of paper into a fire to symbolize resolution and release.

#2
Create a sacred ritual space and (if possible) position yourself under the Full Moon. Center yourself, breathe slowly and announce the purpose of this ritual. On a piece of paper, write down all negative things that you would like to release. Now you can rip it up, or you can burn it. Finally, connect with the Full Moon and give thanks for all things good.

#3
Fill a large bowl with water. On a piece of paper, write down what you would like to draw into your life. One by one, read these out loud then, altogether place your hands into the bowl of water. This symbolizes the cleansing of the old to welcome in the new.

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