Choose Happiness

Choose Happiness

“Choose Happiness”...when I used to see that phrase in my former life, my reaction was so much different than what it is today! 


I am curious, does happiness feel like a choice to you? In today’s day and age, it may not always feel that way. 


For some, happiness is a mask they wear to hide behind. Some believe happiness is a fake concept. Others...well...they are really just that happy.


It is such an old fashioned concept, happiness. It seems like it is so rarely discussed anymore.


The news media does not talk about it. Most work environments talk about anything but happiness. 


Happiness has become a vague notion anyways...what does it really mean? 


Here is what I know for sure...happiness is not something you find or that other people give you. Instead, it is something that you choose on your own.


Making small changes like being grateful...this creates the shift in your outlook. 


You can wake up everyday and live your life, or you can wake up everyday and let life happen to you. Whether you drive the bus or ride the bus (like in the book The Energy Bus) it is always your choice.


I have chosen gratitude, and it has helped give me a new perspective on life today...as well as the future. The first place I started to grow in more gratitude...write it down!


More about that here in this video



Putting this into practice helped me change my focus. Instead of seeing all of the bad, I started to see so much more of the good in my life. That good, even the small stuff was huge in my daily outlook of life. 


I am now content with what I have, while also reaching for growth. 


Being balanced and growing...that is real happiness to me!


Do you like the concept of having more happiness and balance in your life? Oola coaching has been an epic tool to help me get there. It is an ever growing journey that I could not be more grateful for! 


If you are walking in a life of fear, resentment, and anger like I was, let’s see if this is a good fit for you. The best place is to start with this guide on Oola. Then let’s chat.


As always, life is about choices and what works best for you. So it is up to you what your next steps are.


Choose Happiness, 


Terra


Disclaimer

5 Ways To Manage Emotions

I am a crier! I get so angry...I cry. I cry at the sad parts of just about any movie.


I was even made fun of for being a cry baby in school by my classmates...jerks!


So needless to say, crying is how I process. 


As I grew up, I worked really hard to repress my tears. Especially when my feelings were hurt. 


So now when I have a break down, all of the tears come. Like a good hard cry for what feels like hours type of crying.


I get so down and out, it will take some time to get me out of the funk.


I have since learned that bottling things up is no good. 


Storing up that anger, frustration, and sadness is not great for the soul or body.


Trust me, going down that road, is rough. It has cost me much in life. 


Paying that price is what I use to remind me when I get close to that path, I must redirect fast!


Now as a disclaimer, I am not a doctor. 


This is what I have learned from my journey. I also have gotten care in the past through medicines and counseling. 


I still find counseling helpful, however the medicines were not so much. I also am personally not a fan of the side effects. 


I am NOT encouraging any stopping of medication. You and your doctor must make the best decision for you. 


Though I do believe these tools can be an addition to what you are doing currently, if you are open to them. 


Here are a few of my tricks: 


  1. Stop telling yourself a story: your boss calls, says we need to talk, meet me in the office. During your journey to your office, you begin to play it all out. That by the time you get there, you are all worked up. Whatever the situation may be, stop making the story up before you get there. This does not help you go in with a clear head and make you more reactive than responsive...trust me I know. 


  1. Gratitude: When you find gratitude in the small things that happen in your day, you feel better about it. It can be as simple as someone smiling at you. Or opening the door for you. Whatever it is, make note of it. At least 5 everyday...bonus points for finding the good in the difficult parts of your day!


  1. AFT: For processing memories that limit your mindset, this is a fantastic tool. More on this in the below video. 


  1. Journal: I know what you are thinking...been there, done that. Well you have to write out that gratitude somewhere right! Plus this is a space where you can rewrite your story, place down some thoughts. This is my space where I reaffirm the things I value about myself.


  1. Love yourself: When you love you, no one can stop you. In fact, others will begin to shift around you. When you love yourself and speak life over yourself, your mindset begins to shift. Your light will shine brighter. Let me tell you, no one tells the sun to stop shining. So when your light shines, no one can shut it down. 


The right mindset is an important piece to thriving in this life we live. There is so much negative, that it is easy to get caught up in it. 


If you are looking into ways to thrive with PCOS and/or Managing Your Emotions, come join us here. We look forward to grabbing your hand and lifting you up. 


You Are Worthy, 


Terra