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We all want to know how to stop feeling miserable on those days that start with us feeling totally down, blah, a little blue, or cranky and dejected.

You know it doesn’t bode well for the day ahead. And worse, you know there’s no way this is the path to enjoying life.

But before you jump back into bed and hide under the covers, take heart dear one.

There is something good in all these seemingly dismal feelings.

You’re aware of them.  You can pinpoint what you’re feeling.

And even though it might not seem like it, this is a good thing.

Without awareness nothing can change.

Awareness doesn’t mean that what you’re dealing with is going to go away, but it does give you a better chance for a positive, hopeful future.

Because the secret to truly enjoying life lies in our ability to choose something other than what we’ve been choosing, even if it’s been an unconscious choosing.

Being fully aware that you have a choice…as to how to feel, or what to think…is where your power, and your less miserable more enjoyable life lies.

Because where you invest your energy is how you’re investing in your life.

Without awareness we have no power to choose, to respond, to change.

And knowing that the state of mind where you’ve been dwelling can be changed, I’m sharing some simple ways to use that awareness so you can tap into your invisible power for change and start enjoying life again.

You can start by building the foundation of less miserable, happier days and a more enjoyable life.

Become a guardian at the gate of your mind

The greatest influence in how we’re going to feel and what we’re going to do tomorrow lies in what we take into our mind on a daily basis. It’s our mental diet that will make all the difference in our world.

And it’s this everyday mental diet that is often the cause of our misery.

It’s a hidden factor that is determining our success of failure, or joy or our misery.

Many years ago Jim Rohn said ‘Stand guard at the door of your mind.”

Standing guard or becoming a guardian at the gate of your mind simply means that it’s up to you to not allow things to enter your belief space unless they support you in your best life and make you happy.

In other words, you must become the quality control director of what enters into your conscious mind to ensure only what you desire can enter.

An easy way to start this habit and give your mind a healthier diet to focus on is to find something positive to read, or to listen to.

You can find audio books and even podcasts that have uplifting content that will help provide positive energy for your mind to feast on.

And if you find something else that will do the same for you. Go for it.

You’re probably saying. What the bleep.

If it were this easy to become the master of our destinies we’d all be living that incredibly beautiful and fulling life.

True enough.

But most people don’t know about the gift of consciousness they have been given.

Most people have never heard of the idea that they have the power to choose the meaning they give to their lives, or that they can choose to live mindfully, or choose what they will accept or believe to be true in their life.

Most people aren’t aware of this:

From The Power of Consciousness

Whether you are aware of this or not, you are supreme within the circle of your own consciousness, and within that circle the drama of your life is enacted and re-enacted. And it is your consciousness that is the driver and shaper of everything in your world.

Choosing dreams based on what’s currently available or what you think you can have is the quickest way to limit yourself to a future that’s lacking in everything you truly want.

Instead, make it your mission to prevent your conscious mind/ego from making these choices for you.

And then, surround yourself with those who will support you in going after what you want, even if you have no clue as to how you’ll get it, or be it.

Remember, your destiny will only be as big as the dreams you claim.

If you truly want to be less miserable stop living life the wrong way round

We’ve all learned to live life through our senses, sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste.  

One look at our bank statement and we see the state of our finances.  We toddle off to the doctor’s office and he tells us all about our physical health.

Accepting whatever you see right in front of you as set in stone can’t and won’t lead you to feeling happier.

But your ability to hold in mind a different reality is a resource you can tap into any time you like.  One that changes your mindset and consequently your experiences.

Know that you always have this invisible inner power available to dig you out of any hole of misery or gloom you’ve fallen into.

Is your life filled with bad news? Tap into your invisible power.

Did you wake up feeling unhappy?  Tap into your invisible power and stop living life from the outside in.

Instead begin to live life from the inside out, because all that we behold in our outer physical world, was first born in the inner spiritual world of cause.

We get to experience everything that’s in our consciousness. That’s part of the magic we call life.

Remember that. Celebrate that. Use that.

Did you know that what you continually hold in mind eventually becomes your reality?

Truth be told, your blossoming inner awareness of abundance, of opulence, of greatness and all the wonderful things life has to offer, means you’ll attract to you more of the same, and that sounds like a pretty good way to live an enjoyable life.

But first, you have to stop seeing yourself as poor, as lacking, as sick, as anything other than what you want.

Have a vision of who you are that’s greater than that inner voice that constantly seeks to remind you of what you can’t do, or have, or become. 

Or the voice that persists in telling you that your bank account is in terrible shape. Or your love life is horrible.  Or good things in life just aren’t for you.

Continuing to see yourself as the person you want to be, the one having the life you want to live, helps frame a new attitude that crowds out all the thoughts and feelings that have been making you miserable.

The power of Imagination

Imagination has been called the most miraculous, powerful energy of all. 

Use the gift of imagination to build any life you’d love to live.

Think of it as the jumping off point for creation, because wherever we go in our imagination, we must physically follow.  

It’s one of the principles of universal law.

Your life will get a whole lot easier when you delete the negativity that makes life difficult and begin to imagine the life that you’d give anything to live.

Because all you need to give is permission for your imagination to work it’s magic.

Ask yourself how do I really want to live?  Then let your imagination take you there.

So choose wisely. Starting now.

Let today be the day you call into action the power of your imagination and let it create the ways and means to help you grow yourself out of all limitations, all misery.

You can do this.  Your imagination is as powerful as those of the greatest minds in the world.  Let it loose my lovely.

It’s time to get over what’s making you miserable and start enjoying life again.  A life you’ve chosen to build.  The life of your dreams.

Remember, As Joseph Campbell put so well:

“When everything is lost and all seems darkness, then comes the new life and all that is needed.”

Encourage one another.

Love Elle


Elle Sommer
Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Hello,I’m very interested in this way of life,I’m tired of the gloom and doom,I’d love to read this book.

  2. Hi ElleSommer
    Thanks for letting me vent! I will keep rereading this post. And the comments really help too! It helps to know you’re not the only one going through this.

  3. This post reiterates what I know to be true and what science proves. Our minds and thoughts create our experience of this life. While we cannot control what happens or circumstances, we can control our minds and what we say to ourselves about what happens. As you perfectly illustrate, there is our power to choose happiness.

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