You do not always need to be positive and ‘happy’. In fact it is a good thing to feel sad, angry, depressed or fearful once in a while. All things in life have cycles and seasons including you!
Once you realize it is OK to be sad, angry, frustrated, depressed (without hurting others) and there is nothing wrong with you for not always being happy life becomes a lot easier. You can allow yourself to flow with your emotions and what life presents to you for better or worse.
The second cool piece to this is that while it’s totally cool to feel however you do in the moment you have the ability to change it in a heartbeat if you want. Being sad or angry is totally ok and once you are done feeling that way you can shift to a place of excitement, joy, abundance etc. The reason it is beneficial to be able to do this is because when we are in resourceful states we can get more done and operate at a higher level.
Can you think of a time you did something that totally impressed you? What were you feeling before you did it? You most likely were in a resourceful state of certainty, enthusiasm, joy etc. These states are higher energy and give us the capability to tap into more of our potential.
What I like to do to give myself the ability to snap into a resourceful state on demand is surround myself with things that remind me of my power. Examples of this are:
Posters of inspirational people. I have a poster of Muhammad Ali.
Inspirational quotes. “Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.”
Bracelets (like the one from MyIntent)
Clothes. I have an awesome sweatshirt from SunLife Organics in Malibu that says “Be Here Now”
It can literally be anything that has an empowering meaning to you. Maybe it’s a special watch from you grandfather.
The cool part is that after you do this for a while and you have all these different things in your environment reminding you of your inner resources, you begin to automatically be able to shift in a moments notice.
The contrarian would say, “I don’t need anything outside of me to change the way I feel” and I totally agree. This is just a simple way to complement that ability you have within yourself and magnify it automatically without having to think about it.
What are some ways you have discovered to shift yourself into a positive state? First 10 people to comment below get a free (all you have to do is pay for shipping) MyIntent bracelet with their word on it!