Lessons Learned in 2016 – Part 2: I Get to Choose!

I get to Choose my experience of life, I get to Choose how I react to it, I get to Choose how I feel

I am in charge of my state (energy, emotions, mood, etc) and get to choose what I want that state to be.

This is a lesson that I’ve ‘known’ for a long time, but there is a difference between knowing on an intellectual level and knowing on a deep personal level (as a truth that speaks to your soul). This lesson hit me deep down this year and became a part of me when I noticed that I wasn’t showing up the way I wanted to for my kids (or myself!). I was moody, irritable, had a super short fuze, and wasn’t the calm, patient, caring mom that I longed to be.

I’ve had lots of opportunities where I’ve really used this ‘truth’ in deciding on how I want to feel about specific experiences (my dad’s death being one), but I hadn’t really learned how to implement it in daily life from moment to moment until this past year.

Now, don’t get me wrong… I’m not saying that these choices are easy. They are very simple though and become easy enough with practice using techniques to shift your mood and emotions (I’ll get into that in a minute).I get to choose

I don’t know about you, but I was actually hurt and offended when I first started hearing people saying that I had a choice over my mood and emotions.

The first time came when I was really struggling with depression and self esteem issues in high school and my boyfriend at the time said very matter of factly: “I don’t believe in depression. I think if you want to be happy, you just decide to be happy.” I was crushed – as if I wanted to be depressed and feel like crap a lot of the time. Couldn’t he see how much I was hurting?

And then over the years this idea kept coming back to me about how I am in control of my emotions and I can choose how I feel. I have a super curious mind and naturally began to explore this concept. Little by little I learned things that would have an influence over how I felt (positive or negative, both physically and emotionally – this is important because they are deeply related).

And, just this past year, I’ve come to a really good realization that there are steps I can take on a daily basis to keep my mood and energy high so that I have the emotional reserves to deal with the moment to moment issues (stressors) that life hands us (the types of things that used to really throw me off and plunge me into a funk before).

How Can You Learn Too?

I have now made it my purpose to share with others so that they can feel better too! There’s too much to write here, but I did share a TON of my learnings and daily routines in last week’s HIGH VIBE Challenge. It is still up in the private facebook group so you can check it out there. I will be taking it down in a couple of weeks though, tweaking it, and putting it together as a complete program for purchase. So, if you’re interested in learning the daily activities that can keep your mood and energy soaring so you can bust through a funk and spend more time in high vibe states (joy, happiness, gratitude, patience, compassion, etc) then you have 2 options: check out the challenge now while it is free OR wait for the revamped version coming in a couple of months.

And, if you’d prefer to work together privately, I currently have 4 spots available for 1-on-1 coaching. I only work with a small number of people at a time so that I can focus on you and what you really need right now! If this is something you’d like to explore, you can book a time to chat here: calendly.com

All my Love,

Lisa

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