Be Your Own Cheerleader!!

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.

John Barrymore

Your happiness is a gift. It is a gift to your friends, partner, family and children. And happiness studies prove that happiness is more than just a pleasurable emotion that makes you feel good; it has essential properties that bring out the best in you and that also help you to be genuinely friendly, loving, forgiving, altruistic and kind.

Happiness is good for you, and it’s good for everyone else too.

Happiness requires a degree of confidence and belief that we have value, that we are worthy of love and friendship and success. And don’t we all know that the happier we are the greater faith we have in ourselves and the easier  it is to deal with daily life.

Some people chase happiness, and other people choose happiness. It all depends how much time you want to save.

For instance the second we wake up we begin making to-do choices for the day; like taking a shower, getting dressed, fixing breakfast or drinking coffee.

There’s a healthier set of choices you might like to practice along with the above. To-be choices like being present and loving and contented. You decide how good your day will be and how you’d love to feel.

Simply find the feeling of where you decide how good today will be. Can you be willing to be happy with your decision? Now, set an intention right now to let today be even more enjoyable than you thought it was going to be!

Now, turn your positive intention into action by doing three things that make your heart glow.

Fill your own cup

Take our own self care seriously by letting your loved ones know that taking time for yourself is really important to you.

Help them understand that while things may change you’re not abandoning them.

That for example, you need space to unwind, meditate, journal and clear you head so you have more energy to be a better parent, wife, friend.

Make sure that your YOU time is non-negotiable. This “me-time” must be treated as importantly as all of the things you do for others

Discover your passions
What do you love to do. What is it that makes you feel excited, when time no longer matters and when you are done you love the feeling of accomplishment.

Think back to when you last felt this sort of passion. Now, ask yourself: “What would it take to put that feeling back into my life? What can I do to recreate that feeling now?”

I love list
One of my favourite practices is to write a list of things I love, to do and would love to try. Not only is it fun, you’ll also find there’s an infinite amount of things you love in this world. We just get so busy and distracted that over time we forget them and forget that we used to have all these desires. Use the “loves” from your list to fuel your pleasure!

Fall in-love with imperfection – it’s perfect!
Climb out of the perfectionist trap. The Perfectionist’s motto is “Almost done” We can never be “done”. Every household chore is a moment away from one more dirty dish, a spill on the floor, someone putting their “stuff” down on the newly tidied hall table.

Allot yourself a certain amount of time to complete tasks and then stop and do something just for you. I promise you the world won’t fall in.

“In this life we cannot do great things, we can only do
small things with great love” – Mother Theresa

Touch someone today with love
Call that friend you’ve been meaning to touch base with, tell your friends you love and appreciate their attention, smile at a stranger – these are all simple acts of love we can all do to improve our days and those of others”

So what are you waiting for?

What ONE thing could you do this week to create more space in your life, put the bounce back into your step, get your “sexy” back and feel beautiful, happier and appreciated?


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