A lot of you have been following me for a while, through all my ups and downs. Normally I just ride out the wave and say to myself “this too shall pass.” Welp, this last wave, girl...this wave was LONG and CHOPPY and made me sea sick (pun intended.)
All jokes aside, I was a mess. I was sad, I was upset, I wasn’t me. So I set out on a mission to houst myself up out of the water instead of waiting for the wave to mellow. I set out on a voyage for happiness.
So many of you sent me recommendations on what podcasts to listen to, books that helped, blogs you read, music you love. I dug through each resource and found one that truly spoke to me, right out the gate. THE 5 SECOND RULE.
Now hold on a second before you keep scrolling or totally void anything I typed before I gave you my resource. When you’re looking for a way to be happy, the only thing stopping you is YOURSELF. All you need to do to re-find that happiness is to re-train your brain into viewing things as half full instead of half empty. If you haven’t already heard of the five second rule it’s basically a strategy to count down from five all the way to one and then drive yourself into action. You won’t have time for your idea to appear as half empty or rotten ,if you act on your true instinct, on your gut.
Unfortunately, if you let an idea or thought or feeling fester for too long your brain will actually put that into action to make you believe that you can’t do something or make bleieve you feel a certain way or that the world is just totally against you. The sad fact of the matter is that we make our own happiness. On the flip side, we are also the cause that creates obstacles. We are what makes everything seem 10 times worse than they actually is. Counting down from five and then pushing yourself to do something? Sounds crazy, I know. But your brain won’t have time to fester on a thought or to even kill your belief of your own happiness.
I really encourage you guys to check out this book. I’m currently reading it as an audiobook and I’ll just put it on for 15 to 30 minutes a day while we’re in the car or while I’m cleaning or while James and I are doing a craft and it’s really changed my mindset on my life. It’s made me realize how blessed I am and how I really can do anything I put my mind to. So, if you don’t believe in yourself, make sure that you’re listening to yourself with in those first five seconds and not letting your brain trick you out of your own happiness. If you find the courage to believe in yourself, life has no limit.