I recently committed myself to an experiment of focusing on creating joy. It went like this, for twenty one days every morning when I woke up I smiled at myself and made a joyful connection with my soul as I looked at myself in the mirror.
I also made an effort to smile throughout my day; especially if I was not experiencing joy.
I also made an effort to see how many people I could get to smile back at me when I was out and about. I captured my experience on periscope. You can check out the episodes on www.katch.me by searching my handle, “endoverwhelmnow” or check out one of the episodes by clicking here watch now.
Joy is a natural state of being, but one that is not very familiar to most of us. In fact, I would venture to say that a more familiar experience for most of us is a state of struggle, not joy.
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Life is too short to not be creating our own magic.
I did not know what to expect from my commitment, but was pleasantly surprised by the gift that it revealed to me. Here is what committing to joy through the simple act of a smile showed me:
- Joy is our true nature.
- Simple things can create the most profound experience.
- Paying attention and being aware of simple things reveal treasures.
- The more you practice, the easier it gets.
- Focusing on joy naturally shifts your energy to ease and contentment from the inside out.
- Practice makes progress.
- Smiling is contagious.
- What we seek is also seeking us.
- Where we place our intention, energy flows.
- Everything is easier when you smile.
- It takes fewer muscles to smile than it does to frown.
- Smiling at your own soul is extremely healing.
- When you tell the universe what you want, it will be provided to you in spades.
- On the days I did not feel like smiling, I did it anyway, and it always made me feel better.
- There are so many people walking the planet who are suffering and not smiling.
- With a little encouragement, we can help lift ourselves and others up.
- Turning the corners of the mouth up into a smile changes the body chemistry, in a good way.
- The body is seeking signals from your mind. Smiling can help create positive thoughts, thereby, helping you create positive experiences.
- Smiling at yourself provides a glimpse into your soul.
- When you smile, your heart opens a little wider.
- When you smile, it gives others the invitation to do the same.
- It is near impossible to smile and be crabby at the same time.
- Smiling is good for your health.
- If you want free, guaranteed inner and outer beauty, smile.
This experiment showed me how simple it is to shift my energy once I make the commitment and intention to do so. Once you commit, the universe lines up to help you create your desire. I know that I can create whatever it is that I want in life. You too are a creator. You can apply this experiment to anything in life, eating better, weight loss, happiness, connecting with others.
Create your own change:
- Decide what you want to create.
- Set the intention to focus on that one thing for 21 days.
- Act on your intention for 21 days.
- Record the process in a journal or video to keep you accountable.
- Share your experience with others.
- Reflect on what you were able to create or change in your life.
How often are you currently smiling? Would you be willing to try smiling more often?
Please share your experience with joy and what tips you can share to help us cultivate more joy.
What tips can you share to encourage others to become creators in their own lives?
Wishing you a holiday season with loads of joy and abundance.