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[success]Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. ~ Ashley Smith [/success]
Every day is a gift that we all experience in unique and wonderful ways.
You are spectacular and have a dynamic power to shape and form your day. Don’t be put off because that sounds too difficult.
It’s no more difficult to choose a joy filled day than it is to choose melancholy and dejection. But first you need to open yourself to your limitless potential.
If you make up your mind as to the direction you want for your life, and take little purposeful steps that move you along the way, you’ll enjoy greater joy and success.
Each time you don’t allow yourself to be distracted from your course, each time you resist the temptation to give up, each time you persuade yourself to stick with your new habits your reward will be more joy filled moments.
And here’s a few more tips to increase your daily joy.
Boost your life force energy daily
Don’t be so invested in that ‘one’ thing that needs your attention today that you end up feeling terrible if something goes haywire. Make sure that each day you have a variety of things going on so that you can acknowledge success somewhere.
Ending the day on a negative note not only affects our success but our wellbeing and ability to perform better tomorrow.
You’re either replenishing or diminishing your life force energy.
Have a daily exercise programme, or commit to writing for 15 minutes a day, or go out of your way to help someone, or for those who are always on the go, be willing to stop for a few minutes every hour and simply be. And yes, that counts.
Then regardless of whether you fumbled your major task, you can still count something good that happened. If you do something that matters to you everyday of your life you’ll always have joy filled moments. And should everything go according to plan, even better…you’ve given your life force a super colossal boost.
You can only control yourself, don’t worry about the rest
As an ex-serial controller I know how challenging it is to let go of thinking I’m in charge of everything. The truth is we can change our thinking, what we say, the images we have in our mind of ourselves and our world and thus change our behaviour. That’s it.
To experience different outcomes we have to take charge of our responses to events that occur and make sure that everything we think, say and do is in alignment with what we want. Being double minded by wanting one thing and thinking the opposite will only bring chaos and grief.
Don’t be derailed by your conditioned reflexes. Your power to change your world is within, in your ability to direct your thoughts.
Don’t resist what you don’t want, release it instead
Resistance merely means we’re keeping our attention on the very thing we don’t want. Fatal to successful, joyful living. Don’t make life harder than it need be. Move into the flow and stop pushing against it.
Drop the stuff that keeps you stuck. Stop looking at why something happened or who’s to blame. As I said here be willing to release feeling bad about some incident that didn’t feel good and you’ll find resistance fades away.
Drop resistance, it’s dragging you down, stopping you from moving joyfully into the life you want. You can’t change what you’re not willing to be responsible for.
Let today be the day you claim your life with all it’s mess and all it’s glory and say I am at choice, I can see things differently, I’m ready to release all the old ways of being that hinder my successful, joyful life.
Forget about being right…it’s too much like hard work
I’ve always loved that little joke you see floating around the internet where someone is sitting on their computer yelling upstairs, be up in a minute honey, someone’s wrong on the web.
Our education system and sometimes our family life teaches us the need to be right, but for too many this becomes tied up with their self-esteem and a fear of being wrong.
Having to be right all the time is just plain hard work. Blowing out the other person’s light most definitely doesn’t help you shine any brighter. Love yourself for who you are, not what you know.
Remember, your time here is limited, choose kindness over the need to be right. Don’t limit your peace and joy through fear of being wrong.
Expand your mindset
One of the most difficult things to overcome in life is changing your mind. Once you’ve made up your mind something won’t work for you, everything you do is aimed to give you perfectly good reasons why. No amount of rationalization will alter the fact that you’ve decided you’re going to fail.
Remember you’re prepping yourself for trouble when you give yourself all the reasons ahead of time why things won’t turn out the way you desire.
Don’t let another day go by where you haven’t held positive expectations in your mind. Decide to be a positive go-getter, a happy cheerful soul and a powerful producer of great outcomes.
Open your mind and heart to all possibilities and turn your back on pessimism. Even if you’ve been knocked flat on your back you can still look up at the stars.
At the end of the day
We can be joyful and serene in the midst of adversity. Joy is infectious. Smile and the world smiles back. With a tweak here and a tweak there joy becomes the mindset from which we operate. Start an epidemic.
There’s so much more we could add to this list. What would you add from your personal experiences? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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Encourage one another.