Your thoughts are the initial domino that set everything, including your feelings and results, into motion.
Instead, figure out what things you can do that ACTUALLY make you happy. That ACTUALLY bring you long-lasting, residual joy. Do those things instead. I've noticed many people feel their day is so out of their own control, the only time they can get some pleasure is their food choices. That's a really crappy way to live, and you all deserve better than that. Find more ways to infuse joy daily and you might find yourself turning to food/booze less.
Instead, we can choose, with a lot of effort, to turn our minds over to a new tenant: Positive Pam. The way to do that is simply to start focussing on the positive in any given situation. Then, watch it multiply.
Lately I've been rereading some of my favorite books, the Earth's Children series! I love those books so much that I named my daughter after the main character! The books revolve around cavemen basically and the growing pains our way, way, way back ancestors went through. What's fun to think about is how our ancestors … Continue reading Limitations are meant to be broken
There are very often things you can do to change a situation. It does require big girl panties, sure. But I think it's empowering to know we aren't out of options except whining. No, we can choose to take action. We are powerful. The trick here is to let go of what you can't control. And certainly to stop whining about it. Instead, focus that energy on what you actually can do and let the rest go.
How do you do laundry enthusiastically? I mean really. The secret is to keeping your "spiritual fervor" up, as another translation spells it out. I think if you can find inner peace, inner joy, then you see laundry differently. It takes some serious work, it's not "natural" but it can happen. Part of my problem, … Continue reading Enthusiastically