I declared on New Year’s Eve that I wouldn’t purchase anything else from Amazon until one condition was met. I promised to experience the feeling I anticipated knowing I would receive a package in the mail before I made a purchase. Personally, that feeling is usually excitement or anticipation. This year, I encourage you to do the same.
I’m sharing my experience with you because it is important that we recognize our ability to choose what we feel. How amazing is that?! Think about it. We literally get to feel the way we want without relying on external factors or validation. As an added bonus, we can feel the emotion whenever we want! The possibilities are limitless. Joy, completeness, peace, desire, happiness, excitement, etc., are available to us at any time by choosing what we think.
How do we go about implementing this practice?
- Think about a sentence that crosses your mind before you make a purchase (e.g., “I need this purse” or “This lovely scented candle will help me relax”).
- Those thoughts create desire.
- That desire can be used as fuel to create internal fulfillment.
As a result, we get to experience excitement, joy and happiness without depending on that next package to come in the mail; or without depending on anything external.
Nothing has to change at our jobs. Nothing has to change in our households. All of the change takes places within our minds and from within ourselves.
As a coach, this is the work that I do with my clients to help them reach more internal fulfillment as a female breadwinner. Part of this work involves understanding where we look for and rely on external validation for fulfillment. If you’re looking to reach more fulfillment as a female breadwinner in 2021 and beyond, I invite you to schedule a consult call with me here.