I was lucky enough to give a talk to the beautiful Rethink Breast Cancer group yesterday, and have had some time to reflect on it. Let me share a little gem that popped out of my mouth that has had me thinking about ever since.
But before I get to that, I want to ask you:
Do you bargain with yourself about your happiness?
Do you promise yourself that you’ll start dating once you lose that 5 or 30 pounds? Or maybe you’ll apply for that job once you finish your next training? Perhaps you’ll start taking care of yourself once your kids are a little older? Eating healthier when you have more time? Or maybe when you feel better, have more energy?
Is there a part of you that maybe even believes you have to earn it, or maybe that you will get to it later?
Time is an illusion. You don’t have more of it, and it is finite for sure.
Now here’s my gem for you:
Don’t wait to be happy, your life is right now.
Happiness is here for the taking, it is here now, and it’s who you are.
I’ll invite you to take action now.
- Take a look at what you are believing is holding you back from taking action in your life to being happy.
- Then make a choice to do 3 small things this week that you know will increase your levels of happiness. It doesn’t have to be crazy, going outside for a walk with the dog, calling a girlfriend, and meal planning all count as great action steps
Now here’s the most important one…
- Schedule those 3 things in. Make them specific actions that you would be able to know if you did them or not, and put a day and time to them.
- Then do them this week, and then repeat the exercise next week.
The jig is up my friend. Consider yourself called out. It’s time to enjoy the gift of life you’ve been given because that’s what you are meant to be: happy.
All of us choose our life and everything in it whether we are conscious of it or not, so why not start becoming an active participant in your own joy and happiness instead of hoping it will happen by chance one day.
Today is your day and you are more powerful than you know.
Here’s what I propose, let’s start a happiness revolution, where we all start choosing joy and making choices to contribute to happiness every chance we get.
Why? Because happy people make better choices, not just for themselves, but for each other and our planet.
So, now I want to hear from you: what are your 3 steps this week, and how are you going to choose joy? Share it with me below, I love hearing from you!
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