How easy and happy does a dogs life seem? I often look at dogs and wish I was programmed to be that instinctively happy 🤗🙌😀 But us humans are so much more complicated aren't we, and while we will never be dogs, we can make choices that lead to our happiness.
When stuck in a funk, whether it's a bad week, a mental illness, or addictions that are affecting your happiness, there are ways to take control of your emotions.
My "Be your own game changer" course is coming soon!! An online course teaching basic skills that when used together create healthy new habits that keep you more connected to your emotions and feeling inner happiness.
You have the ability to make an enormous difference to your own wellbeing. You can save you. I believe this 100%
Watch this space, or message me to learn more.
Back in my lowest darkest times I would beat myself up continually about all of my short falls which of course made me feel even worse. It's a cycle that is hard to escape.
Nearly 10yrs ago with the guidance of my therapist I found the perspective of looking at my situation as if it was my best friend going through it, and how I would instinctively reach out to help her with love and care. I started writing letters of love, care and support to myself and used mindfulness techniques to stop my negative internal chatter. I did one thing everyday for myself that was not only soothing for my soul but positive for my recovery. (Rather than treat myself to my favourite food, as I wanted to do, I would drive myself to a nearby beach for a walk or just to chill out)
When we feel low it's so easy to feel stuck and simply want someone to save us, but you have the power within you to make an even bigger difference to yourself by doing for you what you would your best friend. It may feel a little weird but push through that, you can be your own self soother.