Yesterday was International Happiness Day, and I want you to know it's possible to become happier every day.
Dr. Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist, and he gives a TED talk on how it's been proven scientifically that it's possible to re-wire the brain to make yourself happy. He came up with the following acronym:
H ave a positive experience
E nrich it
A bsorb it
L ink positive and negative material
It's always easier said than done, which is why I use the ZPoint Process to guide you to feel, and actually experience, these steps for yourself. I've had people crying with extreme sadness and distress, and by the end of the session they're smiling and feeling happy.
To follow these steps, you remember a time when you were deeply loved, maybe it was a favorite grandparent, or a pet.
Expand on the details to bring the memory alive - create a picture of feeling this happy and loved, and fill it with sounds and scents.
Enjoy how good it makes you feel, and quietly allow the pleasure to sink in to your brain. Holding on to good feelings for just 20 seconds starts to re-wire the brain. Make this a new habit, and it will change your mood, and raise your vibration.
Rick explains that it's not easy to link positive feelings with a negative issue, which is why ZPoint makes this easy - because you gradually release the negativity without making any effort.
When you feel good, not only do you attract more good things - you open up to observing all the small things you already have to appreciate. Appreciating what you have now, and knowing you already have enough eliminates the feelings of lack.
When you have a goal that you haven't reached, and you keep confirming that you haven't reached it yet, you're focusing on the lack, which keeps you stuck because you will attract more of the same.
You can't chase after happiness, and believe you'll be happy when you get something - you have to be happy now. Only then will you create the raised energy that enables you to attract what you want.
Get in touch if you want to feel happy the easy way!
"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want." ~ Margaret Young
"We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have." ~ Frederick Keon