Your dream motivation this week comes from personal dreaming experiences. As a motivational speaker and writer, I am always bombarded with messages from people asking “How do they get back to their happy selves again?”.
If you ever feel miserable because you have to do something that makes you feel uneasy or sad, or even just the fact that you need to get back to work after a wonderful holiday? I know the feeling. I have had those “I wish the weekend was another day longer” moments.
These experiences tend to drain the life out of us and we are left feeling worse than what we ever imagined. So when do we actually decide to claim back the happiness? When do we decide to not allow that specific “experience” to steal what makes us feel good? Next month or maybe next week?
I am here to tell you that you should start today to find your dream motivation.
We often think it’s perfectly okay when we feel that way; we even make it a norm to feel down most days. What’s so sad is that we blame it on the weather, our hormones and even our peers. But there is no excuse because you can’t feel anything or any emotion without your given consent.
Here is how you take your happiness back
1. Make a list
Lists bring order to chaos in ones life – Sue Levy
I am a list making lover. I can’t focus if I don’t plan my day with a written list. It helps me to analyse and prioritize what’s important.
Take a moment and think about what makes you unhappy or who makes you sad. Make a list and weigh what you can deal with and what you just want out of your life. It will give you a better understanding of what is going on in your head
2. The Exclusion process
It’s as easy as excluding the things that break you down – Sue Levy
See if it’s possible to not be a part of it, if you don’t like doing admin, ask or hire someone else to do it. That will give you more time to focus on what you want. You don’t need to do something that makes you unhappy, by not doing it you are taking back control of your life and not being forced to do something that drains you.
3. Say your goodbyes
Goodbyes are a way of saying, I need a fresh start – Sue Levy
It’s hard to part from something you love or has become a habit. But the first step to taking back your happiness is to destroy that thought of “I can’t” destroying the negative things on your life today! Why even let them live in your mind another day.
Moral of the story
Don’t be afraid to stand up for you and say NO to what is destroying your being. If you entertain things in your life that pose of no value to you, you can’t blame others but yourself for allowing it. Don’t waste precious time on things that bring you no joy.
Take back your power today! Destroy what is destroying your happiness and your dreams and be the happy dreamer you were born to be.
Sue Levy is the founder of the South African Just Pursue It Blog and Inspirational Women Initiative. She’s a motivational writer and media designer, who is obsessed with everything inspirational with a hint of geek. She thrives on teaching women how to be brave and take big chances on themselves. You can find Sue on her Twitter page @Sue_Levy.
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