“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ~Norman Vincent Peale
“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.” ~Lucy Larcom
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ~Abraham Lincoln
“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” ~Charles Swindoll
“Happiness depends on ourselves.” ~Aristotle
We all have that little voice in our head, the one responsible for our fight or flight mode. It sometimes tells us not to do something or to worry about doing something at the very least.
But did you know you can push that fearful side away from you and feel awesome pretty much all day long?
Our feelings are our guides. Our intuition guides us through our days, nights, and throughout our life.
So, if you want to feel awesome, there are things you can do to hush that negative little voice and have the more positive, vibrant voice come front and center.
Make a Choice
Happiness is a choice. You can choose to look at the dark side of the situation or you can focus on the opportunity or the lesson that is ready to be learned in your situation. Sometimes, things come into our lives in order to teach us: not to punish us, but to instruct us.
You can choose to feel miserable about the one thing that you do not have, whether it is a steady job or a significant other. Or, you can choose to focus on the fact that you have a beautiful home with healthy children.
When you are going down a spiral of negativity, see if there is not something—even just one thing—that you can focus on whether it is a past memory or a future hope. Make a choice to focus on that one item and to feel content in the moment in which you stand.
Focus comes a little easier for some of us than it does to others. However, focus is a learned skill. If you seem to be a “Debbie downer,” try to incorporate things into your life that make you feel a bit more cheery.
For example, place beautiful pictures of real-life nature scenes above your office wall. Instead of looking at a plain white wall, look at pictures of fields of violets or beautiful sunrises. Focus on the sunrise and you will feel better knowing that in each day there is a new possibility for something great to happen.
With a little practice, you can retrain your brain to focus on positive memories and positive thoughts.
If you really want to feel awesome, be in gratitude every day. This does not mean that you have to be oblivious to your woes and worries. It does mean, however, you need to find that one thing every day for which you can be grateful.
- your own health
- the health of your children
- that the bills are paid
- that you have a job
- your friends and family
The list goes on and on and can even include something as small as having a garden full of vegetables to be proud of and share.
If you focus on the positive, it will grow. If you make a choice every day to smile and be happy, you will get closer to your goals. If you find something every day for which to be thankful, chances are you will find you have that much more for which to be grateful.Click here to schedule your free call with Gina.