Is this how you start your day?
We don't give enough credit to the chemistry set we have within us. We can alter our chemistry just by thinking about it!
(Insert world domination laugh- because that is AMAZING!)
Let's test it right now.
Do a body check,
> How are you feeling?
> What is your mood?
> Your temperament?
> Your energy level?
> What are you focussing on?
Now : I want you to imagine a tiny baby kitties licking you nose and cheek. It tickles so much and their little whiskers brush your cheek. Close your eyes and imagine it.....Meeeewww....Keep imagining it..... kitty whiskers..... and now a puppy just entered the room and is licking your ear and nuzzling your neck.... oh the cuteness...the adoring attention they are giving you...the softness...the love...the tickles...the sweetness... Pretty wonderful huh? If you imagined that for at least 30 seconds, you now feel lighter, you smiled, your shoulders are not so scrunched up by your head...you had a chemical reaction that literally changed your mood! You are an internal chemist!
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, nervous, frustrated, scared, mad, sad, disgruntled, ickiness...?
It is a hard question to answer, because most of us are in the poopy colored pool- not the shiny sparkly pool of happiness!! Ugg, I hate it when things are my own fault!! So let's stop swimming in the lame and go over a few tips to shift our brains.
1. Start your day with gratitude before you get out of bed. Right when you wake up, before you get out of bed- list at least 10 things that you are grateful for. (ie. I woke up, my phenomenal husband, a warm and safe bed, the opportunity to fulfill my purpose today, healthy and happy children, kale, kitties, my garden, the sound of the creek, farmer's markets, dark chocolate almond milk, the amazing weather, great friends...) Putting your mind in a state gratitude puts your right foot forward before you take your first step out of bed.
2. When you start to feel stressed for grouchy- Grab it and Trash it! Each and every time when you notice this negative shift start singing your favorite song (I like "Living on a prayer" by Bon Jovi), or think of kitties or puppies licking your face, or do 15 jumping jacks. Anything to instigate a pattern interrupt!
3. Celebrate! Every time you catch yourself in a negative funk and you turned it around and made it funkalicious, Celebrate- you changed you chemistry!
Remember, this is a pattern- so it takes LOTS of practice to change the poopy pool swimming.
Start your day right, get checked by a Vitalistic Chiropractor, get your head on straight mentally and move forward in your life swimming in the shiny pool of positivity and your life will change- cross my heart!