Louise Presley-Turner shares the secret that holds us back from complete bliss… And, we’ll let you into a secret – it’s pretty basic!
When the news shouts that it’s raining recession – and the downpour just won’t stop – how are you supposed to feel great about the world? Aren’t you entitled to some sulking time, anyway? Well, yes, but it causes far more harm than good in the long run.
Feeling great is a fast-track way to attracting better things and situations into your life. But the media is conditioned to look for the things that aren’t so great. As such, we about everything from not having enough cash, to feeling bad about the way we look. So, how do you flip that switch to feeling fine again?
First off, imagine you’ve won a life-changing amount of money. Make two lists: the first contain all the things you’d change if money was no object: new cars, holidays, houses and charitable gifts. On the other one, write down everything that wouldn’t change, regardless of how much money you had: your friends, family, your taste in books, music, food, films and so on. What this demonstrates is that not many of us would change all that much about ourselves as individuals. In fact, everything you need to live a happy and fulfilling life already exists.
Consider for one moment if you did buy the TV, car, holiday of your dreams; how long would it take before you’d want something bigger and better? That’s where the frustration starts again. It’s a vicious circle only you can break. Remember, any time you look up to the sky on one of those beautiful balmy evenings and you marvel at the beauty of the colours, you’re experiencing the same feelings as the richest person in the world.
A great practice is to start and finish each day listing all things you feel grateful for. Don’t wait to be happy. Know what does make you smile and feel good inside, and do those things now!
And, appreciate what you do already have, as this helps you receive even more things about which to be grateful.