Are you making choices that lead to a happy and fulfilling life?
What does your day to day look like when you think about what the choices that lead to a happy fulfilling life? Are you setting an intention each day to live as full and happy as you possibly can? Sure, life is going to happen, but when you make the choice to live…
First of all… I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! ? Ours was quiet, which was nice. It was the first Christmas without my mom here with us… well, she was with us in Spirit for sure, but it was odd not having her here in the physical world with us. My husband, daughter (22) and I had a nice dinner, watched some TV (love some Dr. Pimple Popper! ?) and relaxed.
I would love to hear how you spent your Christmas. I love receiving emails… and would even love you to comment below… it’s kind of like going to the mailbox and seeing a letter from someone. ? So fun!!
What gifts does 2020 have for you?
Say “NO” to New Years Resolutions!
Do you make resolutions? It’s that time of year when we all start thinking, “This is going to be my best year yet!” or “I am ready to light the world on fire” or “This year I am going to be the healthiest I can be”. You know those New Years Resolutions, right? I am not a fan of resolutions… oh, I used to be, but really, it just sets you up to fail. Which is a big fat bummer!
What to do instead?
Decide to start right this hot minute and make a decision that you are going to live each day the best you can. Live life fully and completely. And if you mess up… yes, it will happen, you give yourself grace and you begin again.
Every second you have the opportunity to begin again. It doesn’t matter what happened 2 minutes ago, 2 months ago, or 2 years ago… you can choose again. ?
This year, I have been very focused on my own well-being, spiritual growth, healing and seeking happiness in every day. I’ve stumbled and had a couple of major breakdowns… it’s been a year where every emotion I can think of has made an appearance.
Grief – Anger – Sadness – Fear – Doubt – Depression – Joy – Happiness – Regret – Appreciation – Gratitude – Love – Faith
You name it, I’ve experienced it. But you know what? Every single moment has been for me to grow, learn, seek spiritual guidance, become more connected to my inner being… Although 2019 hasn’t been a smooth, paved road, I would do it again. Yep, every single bit of it. Why?
Because I came into this physical world to LIVE, to EMBRACE every experience… the great, the shitty, the real kick-you-in-the-gut experiences and the super awesomeness that is my life.
You did too! You came here to live! How are you going to do that in 2020? What is going to change for you so that you can expand and enjoy this ride of life?
Dream your dream and know that if you desire it, it’s meant to be. Whatever your heart desires, speak it into existence every day, focus on it, visualize it, meditate, journal…
You deserve to live your life fully and completely… to have, be and do all that you want.
10 Ways to Fulfillment & Happiness
1. Take Good Care of Yourself
It’s much easier to be positive when you are eating well, exercising, and getting enough rest.
2. Remind Yourself of the Things You Are Grateful For
Stresses and challenges don’t seem quite as bad when you are constantly reminding yourself of the things that are right in life. Taking just 60 seconds a day to stop and appreciate the good things will make a huge difference.
3. Look for the Proof Instead of Making Assumptions
A fear of not being liked or accepted sometimes leads us to assume that we know what others are thinking, but our fears are usually not reality. If you have a fear that a friend or family member’s bad mood is due to something you did, or that your co-workers are secretly gossiping about you when you turn your back, speak up and ask them. Don’t waste time worrying that you did something wrong unless you have proof that there is something to worry about.
4. Refrain from Using Absolutes
Have you ever told someone “You’re ALWAYS late!” or complained to a friend “You NEVER call me!”? Thinking and speaking in absolutes like ‘always’ and ‘never’ makes the situation seem worse than it is, and programs your brain into believing that certain people are incapable of delivering.
5. Detach From Negative Thoughts
Your thoughts can’t hold any power over you if you don’t judge them. If you notice yourself having a negative thought, detach from it, witness it, and don’t follow it.
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6. Squash the “ANTs”
Automatic Negative Thoughts. These are the bad thoughts that are usually reactionary, like “Those people are laughing, they must be talking about me,” or “The boss wants to see me? It must be bad!” When you notice these thoughts, realize that they are nothing more than ANTs and squash them!
7. Practice Lovin’, Touchin’ & Squeezin’ (Your Friends and Family)
You don’t have to be an expert to know the benefits of a good hug. Positive physical contact with friends, loved ones, and even pets, is an instant pick-me-up
8. Increase Your Social Activity
By increasing social activity, you decrease loneliness. Surround yourself with healthy, happy people, and their positive energy will affect you in a positive way!
9. Volunteer for an Organization, or Help another Person
Everyone feels good after helping. You can volunteer your time, your money, or your resources. The more positive energy you put out into the world, the more you will receive in return.
10. Use Pattern Interrupts to Combat Rumination
If you find yourself ruminating, a great way to stop it is to interrupt the pattern and force yourself to do something completely different.
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Rumination is like hyper-focus on something negative. It’s never productive, because it’s not rational or solution-oriented, it’s just excessive worry. Try changing your physical environment – go for a walk or sit outside. You could also call a friend, pick up a book, or turn on some music.
How does that sound?
Just thinking about those makes me happier! ?Do you think you can make a commitment to yourself to strive each day to live in fulfillment and happiness? It’s so worth it. Are you going to stumble? Yeppers! It’s a given. This takes practice, but boy oh boy, once you get the hang of it, it’s freaking amazing!
Lastly, I know this article I wrote recently will truly help you in getting your 2020 off to a wonderful beginning. Make sure you check it out.
I’m sure a Mindset Reset is in order for 2020 as well!
Yeah? I hear ya… I’m doing some resetting myself! ? I have a MindSet Reset Self Study Course coming in January and it’s packed full of strategies, workbooks, information, and so much more… for under $100! Hell yeah!! And no, not $99.99! ?
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