How we think affects how we feel.
We think, then we feel, then we act, and before we know it we have a habit forming.
Choose to be Happy
We can choose what we think.
Has something just happened to irritate you? The ego might feel good about being ‘right’ but what’s the value of it?
It’s hard to accept but sometimes our interpretation is not the only way to look at a situation. We don’t own the truth.
Glass Half Full
Is the glass half-full, or half-empty? It’s the same glass, the same amount of liquid. Our personal filters set us up to ‘see’ it one way or the other. Life is abundant or life is miserable. It’s up to us to choose the way we want to interpret it. Victor Frankel’s book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning‘ based on his personal experiences of the Nazi internment camps during WWII, clearly shows how we can get through some of life’s worst challenges by choosing how we respond.
Change the Reaction
Carrying around a bad attitude because of something that happened a long time ago can keep us stuck in an unhappy place.Maybe it’s time to deliberately change that memory. And you can – with neuro linguistic programming (‘N.L.P.’) techniques. You can learn them yourself or use a consultant to help guide you through.
Sorry to say, but our memories are faulty. And our eyes send selective visual messages to our brains to emphasise memories that we have chosen to believe as accurate.
‘Stumbling on Happiness” by Daniel Gilbert, is a book you might want to read. It’s full of studies and examples of how our brains trick us to misconstrue and mis-remember events. The brain is essentially lazy and unless we’re attentive, will put 2 and 2 together to make 5, rather than examine something constructively.
Contact me for more information on N.L.P. procedures and outcomes.