How Are You Feeling RIGHT NOW?
Updated: Jun 2
"I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them." -Oscar Wilde
Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer
It's time to check in with yourself. At various points throughout the day, stop and ask yourself, "How am I feeling right now, in this moment?" Then, it's important to think about what you're thinking about. What were your thoughts in the moments just prior that contributed to this feeling?
Here’s the key. Whatever you are thinking about (and your perspective about it) right now, it is causing you to feel a certain way. Your thoughts are the content in your reality. They represent the direction in which you are headed with the creative process. And your feelings are the fuel by which you create your reality. So, when you empower yourself by putting your focus and priority on feeling good, you pave the way to your next good-feeling experience. So, in fact, the very most important question to ask yourself is this: “What am I feeling right now?”
Why is this crucial in creating the most amazing life for yourself? Because only when we feel good, when we are living from our hearts, do we create what we truly desire. That’s why we need to check in with ourselves throughout the day and make sure we are feeling lots of love and gratitude. We also need to make sure we are having lots of fun! This is what makes us feel soooo good.
How can you begin to feel even better?
Yes, we can always feel better! No matter how wonderful we feel, there is no limit to how much more wonderful we can feel. Love is limitless!
Lisa Feldman Barrett is a renowned neuroscientist and author of How Emotions are Made, Secret Life of the Brain states that, “Our emotions are not automatic, but rather can be practiced and programmed to result in new behavior". (So, a new behavior creates a new outcome.) "Ultimately, the bodily experience influences a subsequent emotion and action, thereby creating a self-fulfilling prophecy." (For example, what you believe, you create.)
What can we do to create more fabulous feelings? We often try to overcomplicate it, but it’s profoundly simple to do.
Just follow these 3 tips:
1. Smile and laugh A LOT! Laughter is scientifically proven to make you feel better and it heals us as well. Smiling is the easiest shortcut to feeling good and shifting your mood. So, find every opportunity you can to put a smile on my face and make others smile.
2. Connect with nature. Spend just 5 minutes in nature, observing or listening to wildlife, or simply admiring the beauty of the world around us.
3. Feel more gratitude. Be grateful for even the smallest of things, as well as the big things, in your life. There are endless things to be grateful for, and feeling gratitude is one of the fastest ways out of a funk!
Now for the easiest and simplest way to feeling good fast. This is the way to preventing getting into a funk at all. Here’s how you do it: Love yourself, everyone and everything more than ever before. Send others love from your heart before you meet with them or talk to them on the phone. As you walk from place A to place B, imagine walking through the air that is love. Allow everyone the right to be perfectly on their path.
If you hit a snag and want to feel better, but can’t seem to release those negative feelings, you will need to acknowledge them first... then release them. After you have identified the root of your discomfort, own it and release it by feeling love for yourself first. Put your hand on your heart and breathe love in and out deeply. Then say to yourself, I let go of these feelings now. Everything is going to work out. I love myself. I love myself, I love myself….repeat until you feel better.
For example: If you think you have been judged by someone say to yourself, I feel judged, I feel judged, I feel judged… Keep repeating it until you feel lighter. Then say "I release this feeling now." Then flip the switch to joy by saying "I am loved. I am loved. I am loved. I love you (your name)..." Keep repeating it until you feel better.
When we choose the most loving thoughts, words, and actions of love, gratitude, and fun, we always feel so good. And practicing these techniques often allow you to sustain the good feelings. And when you feel good, it’s easier than ever to create more of what you want in the only moment that matters... NOW.
Have an absolutely magical week full of love, gratitude, and fun, fun, FUN!
~Mary Lynn Ziemer
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