Isn’t it true? As soon as you smile, your energy lifts and and the world looks a brighter place.
Even putting a smile on your face when you don’t feel like smiling makes a difference as it changes the body’s chemistry, which changes your feelings.
I realised as I was driving yesterday that I had a smile on my face even though I wasn’t thinking of anything particular that I was aware of. Periodically I’d catch sight of my face in the driving mirror and it was still there and it made me feel good. It was a sign to me that I was in a good emotional space in spite of all the busyness in my life.
And boy am I busy!! I had no idea when I decided to launch a series of EFT Masterclasses online just what was involved, (and what a good job I didn’t, I might never have started!)
Here’s a video to tell you what’s involved in the EFT Masterclasses online. Just another thing I was inspired to do to avoid other “to do’s” 🙂
It seems that as soon as I’ve made one decision, another pops up to be made and then another and another. One thing I’ve learned through this process is to listen to myself and to look after myself. When I find myself going into overwhelm and busyness about unimportant things, I know it’s time to stand back and give myself a breathing space. Consciously I know the world won’t stop if I don’t do whatever I’m currently busying about and my subconscious doesn’t always believe me:) Thank goodness for tapping!
So this weekend I took off from work. I went out with my mother, I looked at wedding venues with my son and his girlfriend and I had an unexpected invite to dinner with neighbours and it was lovely to give myself permission just to do what felt good and I have so much more energy this morning to do what needs doing.
Where would it be good for you to step back? What are you currently so involved in that you can’t see the wood for the trees? How would it be if you took time out for a drink? Or a walk? Or a wander round the garden? If you think about that what feelings come up? What do the voices in your head say?
And here’s a tapalong to help with those voices and feelings:)
Even though I have so much to do, I don’t know where to start, I’m OK
Even though I don’t know where to start and part of me doesn’t want to start at all, I deeply and completely accept myself.
Even though I know just starting somewhere and doing one thing at a time is the best way forward and I’m too overwhelmed to do that, I’m OK
Even though I might see more clearly if I took myself out of this for a few minutes, or even hours and I don’t see how I can do that,….yet…. I’m OK
Even though I know I need to take a breath and recharge my energy I deeply and completely accept myself and the voices that are telling me that I can’t it’s not safe, I don’t deserve to, I’ll never get things sorted if I do and all the old “stuff” that people have said to me over the years that I’ve taken over as my own and I’m using so cleverly at the moment.
Even though that’s what I do and I’ve done it for years and it’s got me here, I’m open to the possibility that I’ve done that now and I’m here and maybe there are more useful ways of doing things that fit who I am now.
Maybe I could do it differently
Maybe I could thank those voices and give them something different to say that would be much safer, healthier and more fun than their old stuff
Maybe I could acknowledge those feelings and give the parts that create them new information.
Like…”that was then and this is now”
“I have new adult resources that would be more helpful than these feelings’
“Those things happened and they’re over and I’ve survived and it’s OK to let those feelings go now.”
Maybe I could stand up right now and move to somewhere else
Maybe I could make a drink and stand outside and look at the world growing and blooming without my help and remember that I’m growing and blooming too and I will continue to do that whether I do all this “stuff” or not and that’s OK and so am I, whatever I decide to do.
And here’s the link again to the video about the EFT Masterclass online