Think Thoughts that Feel Good

“Think thoughts that make you feel good, make choices that make you feel good, and take actions that make you feel good.” ~Louise L. Hay

Many may reject the idea of positive thinking as voodoo, airy fairy, or new age. Even though studies have shown that optimists tend to live longer healthier lives, many are still hesitant.

Well what if it doesn’t work out? What if this is all just a bunch of quack talk?

Here is my take on it:

Why not believe that good things are coming? Why not put a positive spin on things? What if there really is something to the see the glass as half-full thing?

Especially when I know that I feel worse than junk-food-guilt when I start with the negative self-talk.

If you went in hoping for the best ,even if it doesn’t work out, it  won’t leave you any less prepared. You will just have spent less time in your imposed self-suffering. You will learn to focus on solutions instead of problems. Maybe you will begin to see new opportunities because you’re has shifted away from that which isn’t working . People will be more attracted to you. Who wants to spend time around an angry, complaining grump?

So why not try it this week? Put a smile on your face, seek out the good in your life and the situations you encounter, think and do things that feel good…and just see what happens.

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It is Okay to be Scared

“It’s okay to be scared,”

He said it to me while we were hiking on an off beaten over grown, wet steep trail with his new puppy. My foot had just slipped off a rock. His offhand, yet supportive comment seeped in and I felt released. It was okay to be scared, we were going to do it anyway, but it was okay to have feelings about it. There was something extremely powerful in the permission he was giving me. I am sure he does not even remember saying it.

There is a lot of shame around fear. There is so much to be afraid of….failure, not being enough, rejection, pubic speaking, heights, monsters…Whatever you are doing, wherever you are in life, it is okay to be scared, especially when you’re slipping. None of us can predict the way this or that may unfold or what furry thing really waits for us under the bed, so there really isn’t reason to be ashamed. We aren’t alone. When you give yourself permission, the fear begins to fade, and movement can begin.

The whole point isn’t not to be afraid. I don’t know how to tell someone to do that. It is okay if you can’t “just get over it.”  However, I encourage you to move through it.  Don’t let fear paralyze you or hold you back. Surround yourself with encouraging, supportive people. Seek out a coach, a trainer, or an instructor in an area you would like to move through. Whether your fear exists around your current job, your health, relationships, a skill you have always meant to learn, or another area in your life move your thoughts and actions around the subject in a positive direction. Stay with the forward momentum. Many times, the other side of scary isn’t so bad after all… most often the other side of scary holds growth, success, and accomplishment.

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. ”

― Anthony Robbins

Live Life Fully While You’re Here

“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.” -Anthony Robbins
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I think that pretty much sums it up! Enjoy your day! Live an inspired life! And love as much and as often as you can.