Friday, August 27, 2010

Your Happiness Level impacts your Self Image!!!

Mirror Mirror on the Wall - who's the Fattest of them all?!

Have you ever looked in the mirror and and thought "oh my, I am SO fat - look at my thighs!" And then THAT thought and feeling set your mood for the day! Right?

We can be very cruel to ourselves when we see our reflection in the mirror and we make a judgment on what we see. You know this. But the one thing you don't know is that what you see in the mirror is highly correlated with how happy you truly are when you are looking.


Who knew?

I will speak from experience. One day I looked in the mirror and thought I looked 'heavier' that day and I didn't like what I saw. Then, being a Law of Attraction Happiness Coach, I reflected back to how I was FEELING in that moment. Was I in a good feeling place or was something bothering me that day? When I chose to reflect inward, I realized that I was frustrated by something else that was going on in my life and I wasn't making "feeling good" my #1 priority. So, as a teacher of this stuff, I chose to pivot to a better feeling place, focus on what WAS working in my life and went on a rampage of appreciation for all the blessings in my life. YES, I deliberately and consciously shifted my mood to a positive place.

Then, the next day I woke up feeling really good. I looked in the mirror and what do you think I saw ... YEP, you got it ... a thinner ME! Now, this may sound a bit crazy as you are reading this, but it IS true! My self-image was 100% correlated with how I was feeling! I didn't exactly lose weight between the previous day and then. Nope. I just chose to reach for a better feeling place and make Happiness my #1 goal.

Being happy ... NO MATTER WHAT!

That's when the magic happens.

That's when the doors to our dreams start opening.

As a Happiness Coach, I teach this to my clients and at first it can be a foreign concept to them (especially if they are not familiar with the Law of Attraction and the movie The Secret). But once they grasp this concept and REALLY embrace it -- being deliberate creators of their life experiences, they are amazed at what unfolds in their lives.

Many people have that mentality of "I'll be happy when ...". You know, I'll be happy when I lose this excess weight. I'll be happy when I meet my ideal mate. I'll be happy when my business is successful. I'll be happy when I win the lottery.

But this is not the way it works. You are setting yourself up for some serious wave of unhappiness if you are waiting for something to happen BEFORE you are happy. You must CHOOSE happiness first. You must look within and find that place where you love you for who you are right now. It may sound difficult to do, but it doesn't have to be. You are the one who decides how you feel. You are the one who chooses your emotions. I know .. you never looked at it that way. You didn't realize that you are choosing to feel the way you do -- you just thought "I can't help myself". But you CAN help yourself. You CAN reach for a better feeling in this moment.

You CAN deliberately choose to raise your Happiness Level
which will improve your self image 100%!

When you are happy, no matter what, it's as if you are wearing a different pair of lenses to see the world. You look different to you. Your life looks different to you and everyone else around you looks different to you. You perceive life differently when you put on your "happy no matter what" glasses.

So, if you don't like what you see (whether it is in the mirror, in your life, or in the world), learn how to be happy (no matter what), and what you see will change right before your eyes.

Wishing you a Lovin' Life day!
~ Coach Maria


Anonymous,  8:14 AM  

How to chose happiness, if u r felt nothing? Count ur blessing? Remembering good times ? Not that I'm don't feel blessed or far away from myself ... It just I felt lost hope ...

Harmony Harrison 12:22 PM  

"Being happy no matter what - that's when the magic happens!"

It's absolutely true, Maria. When we let ourselves be washed over with happiness, or love, or fulfillment, or whatever it is that changes that inner feeling, then magic happens. I believe that's the only way that magic can truly work in our lives. :-)

DanceCat 11:18 PM  

Thanks, Maria!
This works for wrinkles, too! :)

Lovin Life 9:28 AM  

Anonymous asked above "How do you choose happiness if you have felt nothing? When you have lost hope?"

Here's my answer.

You must start being aware of the nature of your thoughts and feelings and make a conscious effort to reach for a slightly better feeling when you are feeling "off" or have that "lack of hope". Find the "hope" in others' stories. Begin to notice when even the slightest thing feels "hopeful". Place your attention on "hope" and intend to find "hope" and you will!

And YES ... focus on your blessings. REALLY feel them right to the core of your being. It's all about your focus and how you FEEL when you are focusing on a specific topic. Staying stuck in that place of "unhappiness" is all about the "stuckness" of your thoughts and feelings. You must start to re-train your thinking and the way you feel, even if it is ever so slightly each day to the point where you are feeling "relief" -- relief from that feeling of "hopelessness".

It is within your control. And I am on a mission to teach as many people as possible how to CHOOSE happiness, no matter what!

If others can do it (regardless of their life's adversities), then you can too!

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