What are you excited about right now, today, this weekend, this month, and next year?
It's such a simple but powerful question because it forces you to focus on positivity and I truly believe what you focus on grows.
A couple months ago I was talking to my mentor and we were catching up after a long, hard few months. My mom had passed away and she had a lot of personal, family struggles as well. We connected in such a meaningful way by sharing our pain with each other and honestly, it was very therapeutic.
After we had both spoken (and cried) there was a pause and she smiled and said, "So, what are you excited about right now?" I'll be honest, it took me a minute to think about something but it changed the rest of my day. I felt happier and lighter.
I realized the importance of this question and also how little we focus on it. Yes, we focus on trips or purchases that make us excited but what about the day to day? What about in 2020 when traveling is harder than ever and there are so many financial stresses.
This question has been something that I now ask myself regularly. The greatest thing about it is it doesn't have to be a huge thing. It can be as simple as the sun shining. Focusing on what you're excited about changes how you feel.
Don't get me wrong, it's okay (and necessary) to feel and talk about your pain but what are you excited about?! I encourage you to spend some time thinking about it. I hope the result will leave you feeling joyous and inspired. 💖
✨One of my most recent podcast episodes talks about how to use your pain as your power. Click the links below to listen.✨
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