To be human is to be a cauldron of emotions. We are not robots; we cannot be programmed not to deviate. Emotions are what makes us, us. What a wealth of emotions we exhibit even in just 24 hours. Our head is full to the brim of thoughts and feelings. But which do we listen to the most? Guaranteed certainty that it will be the negative ones that scream through the plethora of gratitude and happiness.
Our virtual reality mind, monkey mind, our duck… all these phrases have been attributed to the nagging disquiet that is anchored in a human mind. It is the devil, not the angel that chatters constantly in one’s head. The chuntering that will insist that you are not good enough, that you cannot be excited, that you do not deserve to be happy. Finding ways to quieten that mind is the key to success. Our word is not a positive one; we love to moan, to be miserable about anything and everything – we are Brits! In the modern world of consumerism and materialism, we begrudge others who have more. But is more really happiness? Studies have shown that there is indeed a spike in happiness when you ‘treat’ yourself to something new. It is also true that happiness levels return to their norm fairly quickly afterwards. There is no quick-fix to contentment. But you can work on that inner voice and learn to ignore it.
What happens when you make that choice?
YOU STOP SETTING YOURSELF UP TO FAIL
Self-sabotage costs us hugely. It holds us back from being our authentic selves and realising our potential. If you are not willing to settle for this then there are things you can do to improve life.
Be in the present and acknowledge what you hear. LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN! Try meditation, learn breathing techniques, recognise your triggers and don’t make excuses. In the age of the internet, there are so many tools available for self-help, but if that feels like a mountain to climb, seek help from those who can guide you.
“When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.”
Dream BIG, Sparkle MORE, Shine BRIGHTLY