We all have that friend who always seems to be having a good time, who is always shining and full of joy. And sometimes we look and them and ask…’why not me?’ Well, honey, it can be you. That sweet person has just gotten out of their own way, they have learned to enjoy.
Sometimes it is something horrible that is happening or falling apart that gets in the way of enjoying the moment. And those times will come and they will pass. Most of the time it is us, WE are the problem.
It is how we think things ‘should’ be or look, it is jealousy looking at someone else’s life as ‘better than’ yours, sometimes it’s just that we are shut down to our blessings. So you see, it’s not that the joy isn’t there, it’s that we are blinding ourselves to it.
How do we make that shift from s**t to satisfaction? Here are some tips on how…
Meditate: create space to be quiet & still, even just for 5 minutes. Sometimes just giving ourselves time to mentally digest can shift our hearts.
Make a list: write down all the stuff that blocks your happiness. You know those lies you tell yourself…that you’re not good enough, that your life doesn’t matter, etc. And then cross them all out and throw it away, acknowledge that all that is garbage, lighten your load!
Notice: as you walk the dog, or are driving in your car notice what’s around you. Sunshine, cool breeze, the changing of the leaves, small things are where we can find daily joy. Enjoy the world around you, it is there to support you and it’s beautiful.
Write yourself a note: write something positive down, place it somewhere you see everyday. That note is your reminder to be here, to enjoy now, to life and be thankful. The more we tell ourselves something, the more we believe it. Believe in joy!
Go fourth and live!
MUCH Love & joy,
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