In shambles, dried out, expired, unfulfilling, painful, boring, meaningless, going nowhere, doing nothing, same old, same old?
“You don’t describe what you see; you see what you describe,” said Niurka at Tony Robbins Power of Success.
Sitting in the audience and hearing those words made me realize that how we perceive our life is how we describe it.
That’s ‘the story’ that we tell ourselves (our inner dialog) and others (our external dialog).
When we decide on a point of view, we gather evidence to prove that. What stories do we tell? How did it get this way?
How’s this for your life’s description?
Juicy, succulent, free, exciting, fulfilling, purpose driven, meaningful, enjoyable, filled with love, laughter, joy and ZEST?
How you describe your life is anchored in your feelings, your self-perception.
When I’m confused about how I feel I put my hand on my head to look inside and see what’s going on. What am I thinking about?
What’s the story?
What’s the story that I’m reviewing, revising and focusing on? Then I move my hand to my heart. Aha! That’s where the feeling is. Knowing what I’m thinking about leads me to know what I’m feeling. When I’m thinking about a worst case scenario or about something negative, I feel bad.
Knowing what I’m feeling leads me to know that I’m feeling a certain way because of what I’m thinking.
Do it with me, put your hand on your head and capture what you’re thinking.
Are you surprised by how much is swirling around in your mind? Things to do, places to go, people to meet… As these thoughts are going by, grab the one that tugs at you – a thought that has emotional charge. Hold it in your mind for a moment, now slide your hand down from your head to your heart.
Feel the difference… and hold that feeling. Did connecting with your heart open up some space for love, kindness, and gratitude?
Starting today, practice these and see the difference they make in your life.
- It releases endorphins in your brain, makes you feel good and research shows that endorphins boost your immune system.
- Speak to yourself and others with kindness.
- Water is life. Drink eight glasses per day; spend time beside the water; look at pictures or videos of water; take a long relaxing bath, and let your worries go down the drain.
These are ZESTERS. ZESTERS are things that you do, actions that you take, to shift your mindset. “I constantly find myself applying Linda’s ZESTERS — they really do work,” says Dr. Joe Vitale, author of “The Attractor Factor” and numerous other books.
In my book, ZEST Your Life – A Taste of Inner Wisdom, you’ll find ZESTERS for your life, mind, body and more.
With love and ZEST, Linda