Divorce the Divorce: a 52 Step Journey to Unlimited Happiness
My eBook, “Divorce the Divorce; a 52 Step Journey to Unlimited Happiness will be released on Amazon on Sunday, May 17.
Next week I will be offering a FREE download on Amazon for a few days. Look back for the details. Below is an excerpt from the book.
Learn to love you: the incredible, amazing human being that you are. It is time to stop the negative self-talk and negative thinking. It is time to treat yourself with the same love and respect that you give others. An analogy for this is the oxygen masks on airplanes. We have all heard that speech many times. “If you are traveling with young children, put the mask on yourself first before you place the mask over the child’s face.” You must learn to love yourself before you can give unconditional love to another. This involves taking the time and energy to do special things for yourself and also to be aware of your thoughts.
We become what we think about. Positive, loving thoughts will attract positive loving things into your life, just like a magnet attracts metal. When we go through a divorce or through other life changes, it is easy to go to a very dark, sad place. It happens little by little and then one day, it seems that there is no joy or happiness in your life. If you are willing to change your thoughts, you can change your life.
Learning to love yourself is a miracle cure. How many times a day do you treat yourself without love? Do any of the following resonate with you?
I have negative thoughts.
I feel unlovable.
I live my life fearful of the future.
I compare myself to others.
I settle for less – in relationships and in salaries.
I criticize myself.
I feel I am not enough.
Make the decision today to start loving yourself. Change your thoughts. Instead of saying” I am not enough,” say “I love myself exactly as I am.” Instead of “I am fearful of the future,” say, “I place my trust in God.” By becoming aware of your thoughts, you can begin changing them. It takes time and practice. That tape in your head has been with you a long time. But with a commitment to change, you can. Then gradually you will see things falling into place; you will have more joy and happiness in your life. Fear will be replaced by faith. There is no cost to do this, so, why not try it for the next week.
- Do something special for yourself this week. Maybe it is taking the time for a long bath, reading a favorite book, watching a movie, or maybe it is just relaxing on the couch.
- Pick one day this week to become aware of your thoughts. Keep a notebook or paper next to you throughout the day. When a negative thought arises, write it down. At the end of the day re-write those thoughts in positive terms. Write your “new” thoughts on an index card. Repeat them morning, noon, and night for the rest of the week.
Name some other “special” things you can do for yourself.
Did repeating the positive thoughts make a difference in your life this week? How did it make you feel?
What can you do to be aware of your thoughts in the future?
Sweep your front porch. If you do not have a front porch,
clean your entrance way and doorway.
This is a cleansing ritual that helps to move around energy.