Oftentimes, it’s easy for us to forget that we still have so much to look forward to.
Especially after a year of health crisis, economic crisis, housing crisis and political and social unrest it can feel nearly impossible to stay positive.
We are often so busy preparing for the worst that we forget how to celebrate the best!
Many times we overthink our successes so much so that we can't enjoy them in the present moment. Or we save our joy only to be seen by others during the holidays like at Christmas time.
I think it’s time to start preparing for joy and stop living in fear.
Here are a few tips on how to do just that!
Change The Voice In Our Heads
Rather than telling ourselves we will never be good at learning a new skill or job we are pursing or won't have the time lets change the voice in our heads.
We find the most joy and peace within ourselves when we can turn negative thoughts into positive forward thinking.
I've touched on reinforcing positive affirmations into your daily before. Now I am encouraging you to think differently about how you show up for yourself and for the world at large.
Are you going to continue to tell yourself, "They'll never give me this opportunity" or are you going to think, "This opportunity is already mine and I owe it to myself to find joy in it."
Don't let self-doubt stop you from being the best version of yourself.
Show Up Anyway
Don’t spend a lot of time worrying if something good will happen just show up and anticipate that it will.
I know I can get impatient myself, but even when you are tired of waiting or scared of messing up show up anyway. It can feel impossible in the moment but the waiting room isn't a punishment. God is positioning you to receive the fullness of your request.