We go about our business every day doing the best we can. It’s hard sometimes not to worry about things like “Will my child adjust to his new teacher?” Or “When will she finally potty train?” Or “When will she stop pulling her classmate’s hair?” When they are older, you worry about whether you have made enough of an impact on their lives so that they make wise decisions and don’t fall into the wrong crowd.
We worry about our career and if it is really possible to have it all. We worry that sometimes we are happier at work than we are at home. We worry that we are settling for a dead end job because it feeds the family but no longer feeds the soul.
We worry that when date night rolls around, we are perfectly content to sit on the couch and watch mindless TV (Didn’t we used to want to go out?).
We worry that there has to be a better way to handle it all.
Yes, in any given day, there is quite a lot to worry about.
And it bears repeating that all this worry and less than positive focus of the “what if” scenarios is not good for you! So what can you do about it?
I have found that after searching for some lightning bolt of revelation that salvation comes in the little things. Each small action (or non-action) reconnects you with you. It’s so easy to get lost in all you do.
That’s what sparked the Guilty Pleasures Revolution. I figured if working moms felt guilty, pretty much no matter what, why not have some fun with it?!
Here’s why Guilty Pleasures works:
Here’s one small step, one small change, you can implement SO easily... Today’s Guilty Pleasure begins with an experiment of something we use every day; water!
When Japanese researcher Dr. Emoto conducted experiments with water, his hypothesis was that our words, thoughts and feelings can change physical matter. He wrote words and taped them to different bottles of water. Some had positive words like “love,” “gratitude,” “appreciation”; and some had negative words like “hate” and “kill.” The water was then frozen and molecules photographed. The photos below show the astonishing results.
It’s amazing to think of what kind of effect our words have on us, especially when you consider that the average human body is 60% water!
Now it’s your turn to infuse positive vibes in your water! I use colorful Post-Its and write the words that have the most significance to me: “love,” “gratitude,” “hope,” and “light.” Then I stick it to the outside bottom of my glass or water bottle. And that’s it! It’s a secret ritual (well, not so secret any more) that becomes a touch point and reminder for me throughout the day… that I can choose my thoughts, words, and feelings.
Get more information on Dr. Emoto’s experiments.
Affirmation for Day 5: I consciously choose my thoughts, words and feelings.
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Here's to choosing you!
Paula G. Rosario
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