Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pursuit of Happiness

If you follow me on Twitter or on my Facebook Fan Page you may have picked up on a recent theme in my posts:  Happiness.  It is purposeful that I choose this topic as we head into the holiday season. 

Ever since I can remember, I associated the holiday season with anxiety.  Today, with a family of my own, I admit that I still feel anxiety creep up.  As I understand energy I can assure you that it takes so much more energy to stuff emotions down (compounded even more if you have been doing it for a while, year after year).  The energy from anxiety begins to have power and control whether you realize it or not.  It becomes familiar and before you know it your emotions are on auto pilot straight to anxietyville.  When this negative energy creeps up I truly believe that your immunity is in jeopardy and illness takes up residence.  

We have unconsciously given anxiety that power.  Today, I know more and I have added some useful tools.  

Plan of Action

Intention.  With intention, choose to find and discover happiness.  One thing I do before I even step foot out of bed is give thanks to God and invoke excitement for the day before me.  I soak up my surroundings and feel deeply blessed for all that I have and where I am in that moment.   The pesky little things seem to disappear once I've checked in with God.   My breakfast tastes better, the chair I sit in is more comfortable.  This simple step starts my day in a positive and joyous direction. 

Experiment.  Shake things up a bit from your daily routine and try something new:  Feng Shui, Reiki, Meditation, Organic Diet, or a new Self-Help Book.  

I recently discovered author, Erica Nelson, who has put together ebooks to achieve higher levels of happiness.  Her 9-page ebook "5 Steps to Happiness:  No Matter What's Going On" is easy to follow and the warmth and joy I feel is wonderful.  I am excited to expand this feeling and repeat some of the steps daily.  I LOVE EASY!!

I agree with the author when she states, "Happiness is like a muscle and if you never stretch it, you are missing out."  To find out more go to

Law of Attraction

I would be remiss if I failed to mention how energy and the laws of the universe are continually working in the direction you choose.  A few weeks before this blog post, I began by simply choosing to discover more happiness as part of a personal challenge to myself for the holiday season.  (Notice I did NOT state this as "I do not want to feel anxiety" -- which to me is the same as saying, "I expect anxiety as the holiday's approach us.")  State exactly what it is that you desire.   With that said, it is no accident that I stumbled upon Erica Nelson's site and got the opportunity to review her exceptional ebook.  

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