Recently we decided that we needed to hear more from those inspiring women that live harmonious lives every single day.
People who inspire us and motivate us to find happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.
We want to know how they do it and what advice they can offer us.
We recently talked to Rhiannon Colarossi from The Wellbeing Web!
What are some of the ways you make your day-to-day life more harmonious?
One key way that I infuse my day with harmony is deciding to wake up with a minute of positivity before I even open my eyes. As soon as I realise I’m awake, I set the tone for my day by asking myself the following three questions: ‘How do I want to feel today?’ ‘What do I appreciate right now?’ And, ‘what are my top three priorities for the day?’ I find this initial minute invaluable as it forms my wellbeing framework for the day. I used to wake up thinking about my ‘to-do’ list, replaying yesterday’s conversations, wishing I had another hour of sleep, and feeling overwhelmed, all before I’d even woken up. This one minute of positivity has become my magical morning routine and it transforms my day. I also aim to take as many deep breaths as possible as I move through my day – in the shower, in the kitchen, in the car, before I enter a café or building, and before I speak with anyone.
How do you stay creative and inspired about the things you do everyday?
Sometimes the everyday ‘mundane’ tasks can feel unfulfilling, however, by focusing my attention on the fact that each day is a precious gift and full of wonderful possibilities, I’m able to shift my mindset and energy, which positively impacts the way I approach my daily tasks. Another way I stay inspired is by knowing that I’m a co-creator of my life and therefore what I think and feel matters. I try to go about my day slowly (rushing depletes my wellbeing), which is a daily practice (and challenge) and part of living a more appreciation-filled, conscious and creative life.
What is your biggest growth/learning experience in the past year?
I’ve had lots of growth in the past year, however, I feel that diving deeper into my conscious parenting approach has definitely had the greatest impact. Raising children can be the most wonderful experience but it can also come with many challenges. Parenting is an opportunity to become the best version of ourselves if we are open to it being so. Although I’ve always been a present and mindful parent, learning in depth about parenting the conscious way has entailed a lot of soul-searching and spiritual growth. It has been a brilliant ride and one that has really only just begun!
How do you stay focussed on the things that are important (love, happiness) and not be distracted by all the drama that goes on around us?
Oh this is such a brilliant question because I feel that when you master this, you master living your best life! What helps me (and I’m by no means a master at it yet), is my meditation practice. My meditation practice is now a non-negotiable part of my morning as it helps to set a peaceful foundation for the day. Also, being crystal clear on what I want for my day, my year and my life makes a difference because I can use my values and goals as a beautiful guide when I’m unsure about what choice to make in certain situations. I also find being able to identify drama as it arises really helpful because then I can become present enough to choose my response rather than react. Having this self-awareness and presence as I move through my day helps me to less likely become drawn into unwanted situations. When I feel I’m being pulled into drama, I ask myself questions such as, ‘does this really matter?’ ‘Do I want peace or drama?’ These questions are brilliant wellbeing tools to pop in your wellbeing toolkit.
What’s the biggest thing people can do right now to create harmony in their life?
Creating a goal around slowing down and feeling more calm and ease is a wonderful choice. Goal setting can be a wonderful way to invite more peace into your life. When harmony is your overall goal, you can set morning intentions and actions that align with this. Goals are truly powerful, especially when you take consistent action towards achieving them. The simple action of setting a goal means you are more likely to create the harmonious life you desire.
What are your goals for the future? What have you got planned for this year?
Over the coming six months I have a few special things planned. One is a 21-day wellbeing program for mums that I’m running with Loudy Wiggins (in Melbourne) called Kick-Start Your Wellbeing – Mums Masterclasses, which I’m so excited about. This special program aims to help mums strengthen their physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing muscle. Also, next February, I’m running an event with Dr Joanna McMillan called Family Wellbeing Dinners (in Sydney), which I’m also really excited about.
My goals for the future are pretty simple, to live a calm, conscious, and fulfilling life surrounded by my gorgeous family and beautiful friends. Oh yes, and I also hope to publish a book sometime in the next couple of years, too! So, stay tuned!
Head over to http://www.wellbeingweb.com.au/ to read more about Rhiannon and the awesome work she does!
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