FEATURE COLUMN– When I was a kid, one of my favorite TV shows was a variety show called “Hee Haw” (that tells you how old I am). There was a segment on the show performed by Roy Clark, where they harmonized a song that went like this: “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all. Gloom, despair, and agony on me.” Funny segment, totally depressing dialog. Those of you old enough to remember this are humming the tune to this right now.
Do you ever find yourself thinking these kinds of thoughts? That your kind of “luck” is bad luck? Do you expect the worst? Are you always sick? If so, you may be living in “victim energy.” As long as you are entertaining this way of thinking, you will actually experience the bad outcomes of which you are fearful. This may sound strange, but it’s very true – the mind-body connection is real and powerful. We all experience negativity and doubt from time to time, but it is very empowering when we can recognize this, overcome it, and live in the high energy that will attract those greater things we want.
- Accept that happiness and success is a choice, so choose to be happy and successful
- Take responsibility for your thoughts and actions; quit blaming others
- Visualize yourself being successful: What does that look like? What are you doing differently? How does that feel?
- Actively pursue things that you want; failure only happens when you do nothing
- Get off the couch, go exercise or go help someone. Service is a highly effective way to bless your life, as well as the lives of others
- Live in gratitude for the things you already have and enjoy them
Did I miss anything? Feel free to follow your own suggestions. By incorporating just one of these actions, you will enact a positive ripple effect, which will lift and empower you. You will be healthier, happier and more successful in all your pursuits. It’s too late for Roy Clark to give us some better advice, but maybe the good folks from “Duck Dynasty” can come up with some uplifting words to live by.
In the meantime, good “luck” – you can do it!
Written by Brigit Atkin for St. George Health and Wellness magazine and St. George News.
Atkin is a certified practitioner of the SimplyHealed Method, which blends the art of healing with cutting-edge research and clears negative emotions on a mental, emotional and physical level in an easy, non-invasive way. It can release stress of any kind, whether it be years of abuse or daily things that tend to overwhelm our emotional circuitry. She was trained by Carolyn Cooper and works as a healing practitioner within the St. George community.
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