Are you exhausted without understanding why? Are you ready to give up before you even try? Do you complain a lot about this or that? Do you criticize yourself at the drop of a hat? If you’re looking for ways to overcome negativity, read on to find out how to turn your situation around…with the help of your voice!
As human beings we focus more on the negatives because we’re wired to survive. The problem is we suffer. How can we get out of the negative thought-feeling-speech-behaviour cycle that reinforces suffering, and create more peace and happiness?
Exercise 3 – ACCEPT YOURSELF WHEREVER YOU ARE AND JUMP INTO HAPPINESS!
When we know that happiness is always available, we can acknowledge and accept our suffering instead of self-criticising. Place a hand over your belly. Take a deep breath in through your nose and let your belly expand. Now release that breath out through your mouth and feel your belly contract. Take another breath in through your nose then recite this sentence out loud to yourself: “Breathing in I acknowledge my suffering. Breathing out I smile.” It can be that simple to feel better!
We don’t have to wait for happiness to come to us. We can choose happiness and create joy in any moment. Try this one. It has rhythm: “I’m not perfect. No one is, but I can have a good day if I choose.” Write your own statement to claim happiness. Sing a song or dance to a piece of music that lights you up! Recite a quote or poem out loud that inspires you. Write, draw, paint or create something that you’ve been putting off and experience the joy of creating! Look for the humour in things. Play with your pet or your kids by mimicking their actions. Laugh and jump into happiness!
Take action this week: Try out the exercise and let me know how it goes for you. I dare you to have a good day!
Co-creating a better world by claiming happiness!