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Are You Postponing Happiness?: 3 Easy Ideas To Enjoy Your Now

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Are You Postponing Happiness?: 3 Easy Ideas To Enjoy Your Now 

Are you the kind of woman who tells herself things like:

1. “I’ll be happy when I get that promotion”
2. “I’ll be happy when I get married”
3. “I’ll be happy when I get that BMW”
4. “I’ll be happy when ____________”

Notice anything about these statements?

They’re all future oriented and if you think about it, the future, while we all like to think it’s gonna be brighter, actually never comes. Bottom line folks, all we have is the eternal “now” moment. And since moments are fleeting, how can you ever be happy if you’re constantly waiting for a time that never really arrives?

How about enjoying your now? Here are 3 easy ideas that might help with that.

1. Take a walk 
This may sound simplistic but walking, especially in nature or with a friend, has a soothing effect such that your mind slows down, becomes calmer, and you forget to worry about when your “sweetie” will show up in your life.

2. Savor whatever you’re doing
This means notice which activities you usually rush through and begin to slow down as you do them. For example, preparing meals: observe the shape, smell, and texture of veggies as you chop them; listen to the sound of the sizzle as you put them in a skillet of hot oil; notice how the shape, smell and texture changes as you continue to cook them; then notice how they taste as you enjoy eating them.

3. Have an attitude of gentle acceptance
Gentle acceptance doesn’t mean resignation. It’s a choice you make when you notice, “yep, I don’t like this, but I can’t do anything about it” OR “yep, I don’t like this, but  here’s what I can do”.  Gentle acceptance means you can change how you feel and respond to a situation-hence, it’s a choice.

As always, I love helping women live happier lives. Whether you call it depression, anxiety, stress, or nerves, I’d like to help. I invite you to call me at 512.680.2874 for your free up to 15-minute phone consultation. Let’s discuss how I may be able to help.

And remember, TBC is completely online now, which frees up your time so you can enjoy your life more!

Looking forward to hearing your story and helping you feel better,

Dr. B.

 

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