I really love Elephant Journal and make sure to read their posts weekly. Definitely was $13 WELL SPENT.
They have some really, crazy, out there articles that I don’t find on any other sites out there. I read this article right before the beginning of the year and thought it had some great ideas.
The lists are:
1. Things that make me feel amazing.
2. Things that I am good at.
3. Things I do that move me closer to my dreams.
4. Things that really matter to me.
I truly believe that being aware of these things can help bring a lot of joy and happiness to your life.
I’m sure we all could write a 50 page list of Things that DON’T make me feel amazing! haha But have you ever really sat down and thought about what makes you feel good? What cheers you up? What brightens your day when everything is going wrong?
This is an important list to be aware of because you can use it as one of your strongest tools against negativity and things that bring you down!
For instance, I love music – especially Christmas music and Celine Dion. Whenever I’m having a bad day, if I turn on some tunes and start to sing along my mood can instantly be lifted. It’s a go to strategy of mine when I feel myself boarding the negativity train.
So what is something you can turn to if you’re standing in line to get your ticket for the train?
I challenge you to take 5 minutes (set a timer!) and write down all the things that make you feel good.
For example, some of the things on your list may be:
- Calling my best friend
- Calling my Grandma
- Listening to music – especially Christmas music and Celine Dion
- Cooking/baking a new recipe
- Reading a good book
- Talking to twitter friends
- Helping someone
- Get out of the house – go shopping, get a coffee
- Taking a walk
- Getting on my mat and doing yoga
Once you have this list completed, keep it in a place that it easily accessible. Whenever you’re having a bad day or start to feel upset, pull out your list and do one of the items on it!
Another idea is based on something a friend of mine did.
She bought a small photo album, small enough to fit in her purse, and filled each page with pictures, quotes, articles – ANYTHING that made her smile! Whenever she starts to feel anxious or upset, she pulls out this little album and takes a moment to go through it.
Having inspiration can help you pull you out of your funk!
The problem is whenever we’re having moments of anxiety or negativity, the last thing we usually do is have a rational thought. So if we plan ahead and have a plan in place we can make it easier for ourselves!
Create your list today!!!!
Want to read more about how positive thinking and compassion can help you heal? Check out this past blog post 🙂
Wishing You A Pain Free Day!