One of the ways I’m always building and refining my own resilience is to quickly reflect on the day in terms of my ’emotional juice’. You know, my feelings! What things worked, what flowed, what made me feel good during the day. Not analysing anything inside my head, just allowing myself to feel how the day went.
The more we connect with our ’emotional juice’ the less we are inside our head, wasting precious energy, minimising time spent on over analysis and worry. When we get stuck inside our heads, two things happen. We disconnect from our feelings, and we misperceive reality and imbed the experience into the negative memories bank.
When we connect with our ’emotional juice’ we’re giving ourselves much more opportunity to create a space for gratitude. The more gratitude you have in your life, the larger your happiness account.
The larger your happiness account, the more opportunity you are giving to universe to give you MORE happiness through abundance!
Try answering these simple questions in your journal. It doesn’t have to be a war and peace entry. They can be one liner answers or you can explore self a little further.
- How was my day?
- What specifically happened?
- What was great about today?
- What do I appreciate about today?
- What do I regret or wish to do over?
- Why do I feel this way?
- How do I want to feel?
- What valuable lessons can I learn from all this?
Exploration of your emotional juice allows you to connect to that true ‘gut reaction’ response. It allows you to feel if you’re on your right path, or whether you’ve strayed and need to pause and change direction. It’s a valuable tool. Remember your body never lies, but the mind can be filled with blithering monkey chatter!
You can choose to change and bloom from within xx