Thoughts, Tips, Ideas and Tricks to live your best life
Just finished another book! I love reading. I find it very relaxing and one of the best ways to communicate to someone close to you what you wish they would do. When I finished the book, I asked my mom to put "Shadows Before Dawn" at the top of her list of books to read. What I really love about this is that we read a lot of the same books and this gets us on the same or more level communication field.
Personally I think everyone should read this book. I was hesitant to buy it, because its about self love, and I didn't really understand what self love meant. I was also uncomfortable to even talk about it, so I did feel very in the dark. But now after reading this book, that I will for sure come back to, I think our society (American/Western) has been lead away from self love or our truest form of joy and happiness. I can't count how many times I have heard someone say "I've got to go to work" with a sound of dread in their voice.
In this book you'll learn wonderful techniques to trust your self, to practice choosing happiness, and that prioritizing your own happiness is not self centered. There is a difference and Teal explains it very well.
Just imagine what would your life be like if you truly loved every single aspect of it? What would it be like if your family or significant other loved every single aspect of their life? What if every person you dealt with truly loved every single aspect of their life? When you go to the coffee shop you laugh because the barista is so funny (because they love their job that much); or when your child comes home so happy and excited to show you all the amazing things he did and learned in school (because her teacher loved their job that much); when your auto mechanic truly gave you the best deal (because he loved every single thing in his life, including his job that much) that he wanted to see you well taken care of; or when your spouse comes home excited to share how their day went, and all the things that happened that made them think of you...
Practicing happiness, or to honor what you love/makes you feel the most loved has a ripple effect. I know that I like to be around happy people with a can do attitude better than upset people who think there is no solution for anything. Please join me in the happiness revolution! In Shadows Before Dawn one tool that Teal Swan teaches is if ever in doubt make your decisions according to one questions: What would someone who loves themselves do? I know this sounds dumb, but I have vowed to live all of 2017 according to what would make me the happiest, that I love, or makes me feel the most loved. So far I am enjoying my days a lot more, bad days are not so bad, I've even liked my body better. Just as any ripple effect, it effects a lot of other things, sometimes that we will never see the direct results to, but that doesn't mean that it didn't happen. You already make the world a better place just because you are here, now you can intentionally make the world EVEN better by prioritizing your happiness and love!
I'm very passionate about a lot of things, often trying to incorporate all of it into my life!