Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Power of Joy

What would you say if I were to tell you that you possess an unlimited supply of energy, creative ideas, inner wisdom ?

Would you believe me ? Well, I’m here to tell you …YOU DO !!

You have within you the fuel to thrive and flourish, and to leave this world in better shape than you found it. Sometimes you tap into this fuel–other times, you don’t. But the sad fact is that most people have no idea how to tap into this fuel or even recognize it when they do.

Where is this fuel within you?

You tap into it whenever you feel energized and excited by new ideas …

You tap into it whenever you feel at one with your surroundings, at peace …

You tap into it whenever you feel playful, creative, or silly …

You tap into it whenever you feel your soul stirred by the sheer beauty of existence …

You tap into it whenever you feel connected to others and loved …

In short, you tap into it whenever positive emotions resonate within you.”

- –
Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., Department of Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Joy Rituals 
It’s been found that simply by creating and incorporating Joy Rituals into your day, you will begin to see shifts in your energy and ultimately your behavior. 

“… Studies have shown that when we are feeling good, we are more creative, more inventive, more resilient, and more likely to reach out and connect with other people.”    -
- Barbara Fredrickson 

OK, OK, so what’s a Joy Ritual you may ask? 

A Joy Ritual can be anything that you add to your day mindfully … that will remind you what Joy is really all about.

Here are some examples: 

  • Taking a walk
  • Feeding the birds
  • Getting down on the floor and playing with your kids
  • Watching the squirrels play
  • Meditation
  • Writing in a journal
  • Doing Sudoko or Crossword puzzles
  • Praying
  • Practicing appreciation

There is no “right” way to do this … it’s the “Doing” of it that’s most important. To get the maximum benefits, make sure you continue with your Ritual until it becomes a Habit. Find an accountability partner and let yourself enjoy your Ritual fully. 

Notice how your energy begins to shift … and your body, mind and spirit, feel enlivened … 

And be sure to make it FUN!! 

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