By Jo Green
As promised, in today’s blog I’m going to be sharing with you more ways you can create happiness in your life. In fact in so many ways we block our own happiness without even realising it. Crazy I know, but it’s true and so today I want to help you to see how by doing one thing, you’re going to open yourself up to so much more happiness.
The title of this blog is a quote from an awesome guy I follow called Peter Crone and I LOVE this quote. I use it all the time. You see the reason we feel unhappy much of the time is because either something happened that we didn’t want to, or maybe something didn’t happen that we wanted to. Basically we’re at odds with reality. We don’t want life to be the way it is, we want it to be the way we want it to be (you may have to read this paragraph again!).
So one of the most rewarding and helpful things we can do for ourselves is to make friends with reality. Basically to accept how things really are. Otherwise what happens is this……so imagine something has happened. You did not want that to happen, it shouldn’t have happened, it’s wrong that it happened and you’re angry, frustrated and annoyed that it happened. But it happened. You getting angry, frustrated and annoyed that it happened, isn’t changing the fact that it happened. Nope! All it’s doing is simply making you suffer. You’re resisting reality and that takes up a lot of energy for nothing, because it doesn’t change anything.
So instead of resisting reality, accept it. Accepting reality doesn’t mean you’re happy it happened, or that it was right that it happened or that it should have happened, it simply means you’re accepting reality….it did happen. When you do that, you can release so much of that anger, frustration and annoyance. You have much more energy as you’re no longer resisting and you have a clearer head to ask yourself, ‘So that happened! What do I want to do now?’
So today get curious about what you’re resisting in your life right now, where are you not accepting reality and decide to make friends with reality.
If you need any help, let me know or sign up for my new Sisterhood Group Programme starting in September or have a look at my online course ALIVE if you want to start something now.