Happiness can be hard to maintain if we don’t really know what we want. Instead of focussing on the values we hold dear, we rely on external and mostly uncontrollable events to bring us glimpses of happiness. It’s only by spending time figuring out what we intuitively want out of life that we can steer our lives in a more fulfilling and meaningful direction. Happiness then becomes the by-product of your life, instead of a single-minded pursuit.
The easiest way to get into a state of happiness is to remember a time when you truly experienced happiness. In your imagination, put yourself back in that situation and experience it as if it was happening now. Notice what you see and hear around you. Now notice your feelings and how your body responds. Come back to now, bringing those feelings with you. Enjoy wearing your smile!
Bad habits, negative mind chatter, limiting beliefs, trauma or phobias can all contribute to keeping us stuck in a place of internal suffering. But life doesn’t have to be this way. Even if you think things can never change for YOU, know that this is not true. Take the first step and book your free half hour consultation.
When you smile the brain releases feel-good neurotransmitters, including dopamine, endorphins and serotonin. These brain chemicals aid in calming your nervous system by lowering heart rate and blood pressure. Research shows that smiling when you’re feeling blue can boost your mood, even if you’re faking a smile.
A state is a way of being in any moment. It comes from our physiology, thinking and emotions. States vary in intensity, length and familiarity. The calmer the state, the easier it is to think rationally. The more intense the state, the more thinking is disrupted and the more emotional energy you have.
Emotional freedom does not mean never feeling negative states, but being able to be aware of them and choose a response.
Loss has a lasting affect on us. We choose to what degree it makes or breaks us.
When we are going through a period of change, it is easy to only focus on the current turmoil. By reminding ourselves of the bigger picture we can find a new perspective and a better state of mind.
Most of us feel fear and a lack of control during times of change, since change is often flung upon us. This can erode our confidence very quickly. So to regain your self-confidence and reduce your fear, focus on what you can control. What kind of attitude will be helpful in this situation? Which actions will bring you the most calm or even joy in this situation?
There is always a way through difficult periods of transition in our lives.