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How To Create Your Own Sunshine

Create Your Own Happiness

Top: L’Academie | Jeans: Joe’s Jeans | Shoes: Raye, similar HERE | Sunnies: Tory Burch

When things in life are not going the way I want, I stop and ask myself, “what action can I take right now to have things go better?” Or I ask myself “what positive action(s) could I take to get me to living the life I want to live?”

We all have goals. We all have dreams. When you know EXACTLY what you want (short-term goal), and you are focused on that specific goal, you will find ways to get there much quicker rather than just having some vague idea.

Not every day is clear skies and happy days, and starting with step-one could be the hardest! But the good part is that we all have a choice! Did you know that its estimated that the average adult makes about 35,000 decisions a day!? Sounds insane right?! Well, in a big way, our lives are a direct reflection of these countless decisions!

So … Are you going to wake up and go to work? Are you going to wake up and go to the gym? Are you going to start your day slow and enjoy that latte? I don’t know about you guys, but I like to brush my teeth before I do any of these things. lol

Point is, YOU have the power to choose and the power to create! So what’s holding you back?

Some of us however may say that we do not have the freedom or luxury to make all of our decisions because they are dependent on others (family, finances, bosses, etc.). Well, if that’s the case, then sit down and think of ways you can free yourself, and no I am not talking about leaving your family or job, lol.

To me this has always been about using my passions to create my own sunshine. What does that mean to you? It means start working on that passion project you’ve been saving for “later.” The time is now, and the sooner you realize that you need to be proactive towards creating your own happiness, the sooner you can enjoy the sunshine!

5 Ways To Create Your Own Sunshine

An Attitude of Gratitude

This is a mindset and a lifestyle choice that can change your whole life! Some keep a journal and for others it’s counting the blessings of each day before bed or in the morning. You’ll start to see things differently. Instead of complaining about situations, you will see solutions better. Plus, when you are grateful you tend to share that positive energy! There’s so much happiness to be had, that spending time being sad or negative is just not worth the time!

Love & Kindness

Show others what its like to love. Show yourself what it’s like to love. Give yourself more credit. Give someone the gift of your presence and really listen to them talk. Be kind to yourself and give yourself the gift of peace. Let go of what you can’t control. Tell someone they’re awesome and tell them why. Trust me, it feels sooo goooood! 🙂

Finding Fulfillment

It could be your job, it could be your kids or a pet, it could a passion project. Ask yourself, what fulfills you everyday and how passionate are you about it. These days I feel fulfilled with my work. Waking up knowing that what I create is all on me, is one of my favorite feelings ever! Believe in your goals, believe in yourself.

Supporting Others

Help someone in need. It really helps to get out of your own head by focusing on others. Have empathy toward others and their journey. Don’t judge or criticize. Show your compassion and willingness to help.

Staying Fit & Eating Healthy

If your mind and your emotions are weak, you probably aren’t walking on sunshine. I’ve been there myself. One thing that has helped me was changing my diet and getting into the routine of working out. I don’t believe in “diets.” I believe in eating healthy. To me that means about 85% non-packaged or pre-made foods. I’m talking about fruits, veggies, lean grass-fed meats, wild fish, nuts, and a few grains. I looove to cook from scratch! If you know me on a personal level, you know I always have lots of energy and I don’t need caffeine to stay awake! Despite that, I still really loooove my cappuccino’s! 😉

xx Adelina

 

 

 

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52 Comments

  • Reply
    Gretzel
    March 3, 2017 at 4:53 am

    Thank you! I really need this, going to read it everyday to keep up and never forget

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      Adelina
      March 6, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks girl! Happy I can be of help! xx, Adelina

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    Pam
    March 3, 2017 at 9:59 am

    This is so helpful! I’ve been having a rough couple of days but this was a lovely reminder, thanks!
    Have a lovely weekend <3

    http://www.pamelayaquelin.com

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      Adelina
      March 6, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Thank you Pam! I am happy to hear that this was helpful dear! I hope things clear up and that you’re feeling better already! xox, Adelina

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    Nikki Living Life
    March 6, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Love this inspiring post. When I was in elementary school our principal would stay “Make it a great day or not. The choice is yours”. That has always stuck with me. Thank you Adelina.

    Xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com

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      Adelina
      March 6, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      Hi Nikki, I love this! That’s amazing that it stuck through all these years! So fun how we can recall things from so long ago as if it were just yesterday! xx, Adelina

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    Tainara
    March 6, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Gorgeous babe <3
    http://tainarasworld.blogspot.co.uk

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      Adelina
      March 6, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Thank you girl! xx

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    Christine Kong
    March 6, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Such an inspiring post. I love that you practice creating your own sunshine on a daily basis and I truly know you do too since I get positive messages and inspiring words from you every day! I love that we are in control of our decisions and what we do and once we know that and take responsibility for making the right choices we realize how powerful each decision is. Thanks for such a motivational post! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

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      Adelina
      March 6, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      You are right about that Christine! Our decisions are very powerful! xox, Adelina

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    Amy
    March 6, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    I love the new blog layout! And totally loved this post. You are just full of sunshine Adelina! I love that about you.

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

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      Adelina
      March 7, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Sweet Amy! Thank you for reading!! Love you! xx, Adelina

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    Violette
    March 7, 2017 at 2:25 am

    You look beautiful and great tips!

    http://violettedaily.com

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      Adelina
      March 7, 2017 at 10:05 am

      Thank you Violette! Have a great week! xx, Adelina

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    Linda
    March 7, 2017 at 3:25 am

    Excellent! Charges with positive energy and good mood. Thank you 🙂

    • Reply
      Adelina
      March 7, 2017 at 10:05 am

      Thanks Linda! <3

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    Camille
    March 7, 2017 at 5:25 am

    I love this post, very useful and I will take these tips on board. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

    • Reply
      Adelina
      March 7, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Hi Camille, thank you for stopping by! Have a great rest of your week! xx, Adelina

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    Jalisa
    March 7, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Such great advice you’ve given here, girl. Often times, it’s easy for us to think and complain about all the things that are going wrong in our lives, without really addressing what we can personally do to help fix or alleviate the problem in our favor. Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a great day so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Reply
      Adelina
      March 7, 2017 at 10:03 am

      Hi Jalisa, you are so right about that! We all need to be more accountable! Enjoy your week girl! xx, Adelina

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    Sharon Wu
    March 7, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Love this message babe! Positive vibes all the way and I couldn’t agree more with you that we have the power to create. Having gratitude is huge for me, and also having a strong support system helps too. Thanks for sharing your tips for creating your own sunshine & always being so inspiring! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/nouveau-western-vibes-festival-season/

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      Adelina
      March 7, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      Hi Sharon! Everyone needs a strong support system to make it through! No one successful got there alone! Keep up the amazing work girl! xx, Adelina

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    vaishali verma
    March 7, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Beautiful and Inspiring message. Need to read this daily to get the push.
    Thanks for sharing dear.
    xx
    Vaishali
    http://www.vivaciouswish.com/2017/03/01/oasis-spring-seasons-teal-hue/

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      Adelina
      March 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Hi Vaishali! Thank you for reading! I am happy to hear you enjoyed this message! Keep up the great work! xx, Adelina

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    Mel
    March 7, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    The white jeans looks absolutely gorgeous on you, your legs look so long!

    http://www.pennyanddash.com

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      Adelina
      March 7, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Hi Mel, awe thank you! Thanks for stopping by! xx, Adelina

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    Alena Edwin
    March 8, 2017 at 1:08 am

    The white jeans and shades look pretty on you.
    Wishes you an International Women’s Day & treat yourself a little with our Women’s Leather Handbags Online UK

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      Adelina
      March 8, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      Thank you Alena! Happy International Women’s Day to you too! xx

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    Angelie
    March 8, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Can you share some hair care tips? Your hair is gorgeous! 🙂

    Angelie // EJC Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

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      Adelina
      March 8, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      Hi Angelie! I will certainly share more hair tips this month! Stay tuned and thank you for asking! Have a great rest of your week! xx

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    Carmen
    March 8, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    I love your positive attitude girl! The idea of supporting others is so true, it always makes me happy when I can help other people 🙂
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

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      Adelina
      March 8, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Hi Carmen! Absolutely! Let’s all do more of it this year! xx, Adelina

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    Zunera
    March 8, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Such a gorgeous look! Very chic and elegant.

    https://zunera-serena.com/

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      Adelina
      March 8, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Hi Zunera, Thank you so much! xx

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    LINDSEY of THE NOMIS NICHE
    March 8, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    What a great post – very helpful. Love your top by the way!

    Love, Lindsey
    http://www.thenomisniche.com/

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      Adelina
      March 9, 2017 at 10:03 am

      Hi Lindsey! Thank you for stopping by and reading! Happy you enjoyed it! Have a great rest of your week! xx

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    Erin
    March 8, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    This post could not have been more perfect or important for me to read right now. Thanks so much for sharing! Love your sunshine! xo, Erin – http://www.stylebythepeople.com

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      Adelina
      March 9, 2017 at 10:04 am

      Hi Erin! Awe! I am happy to hear that sweetheart! Have a beautiful day! xx

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    Merel van Poorten
    March 9, 2017 at 6:20 am

    This is such an inspiring post!! Loved reading it.

    x Merel
    http://www.andathousandwords.com

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      Adelina
      March 9, 2017 at 10:04 am

      Hi Merel, thank you so much!! xx

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    Jessi Malay
    March 9, 2017 at 11:06 am

    This is such a perfect spring outfit hun! I LOVE those lace-up heels! <3

    XO Jessi,
    http://www.mywhitet.com/falling-in-love-with-paris/

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      Adelina
      March 19, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      Hi Jessi, thank you sweetheart!! Have a great week ahead! xx

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    Houda
    March 9, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    You’re so inspirational!Love you Adelina Xoxo

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      Adelina
      March 19, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      Aw Houda, you are a total sweetheart darling! Sending you love! xx

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    Yasmin
    March 11, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Love the positive message girl, I agree with everything! Have a great weekend!

    xo,
    I AM YASMIN

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    Krissy
    March 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Love this so much! It’s all so true. Thanks for the inspiration pretty thing!

    x krissy
    http://www.champagneinchurch.com

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      Adelina
      March 19, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      Hi Krissy, thank you for stopping by and reading! Means so much! xx

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    Lola
    March 14, 2017 at 10:59 am

    This is such an inspiring article! So positive 🙂 I agree with what you said, we all feel better when we help others and when we are grateful for what we have 🙂

    http://thewonderfashion.blogspot.com

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    Jenn Wang
    March 18, 2017 at 6:05 am

    First of all, I’m OBSESSED with your shoes. So sad they’re out of stock in my size! And second, this post is amazing! Thanks for the reminder to create our own sunshine and happiness through our own actions. Love your attitude. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Jenn
    http://www.honeydewblog.com

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      Adelina
      March 19, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Hi Jenn! You are the sweetest! I am sorry to hear that those have been sold out in your size! Did you get a chance to browse the other styles by the same designer (Raye)? Thank you for reading hun! xx

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    Lorena
    March 25, 2017 at 7:50 am

    This is actually very inspiring! What you say about eating healthy and working out is true! I started to workout and my mind & body are screaming THANKS!
    Gotta work on the other points you wrote!
    Xo.
    Lorena.

    http://www.lo-89.com

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      Adelina
      March 29, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Hi Lorena, isn’t it crazy how good exercise is for us?! If I skip a week or two, I get sick much faster and stress affects me more! Keep up the good regime girly!! xx

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