You wake up and don't "FEEL" like going to work; you decide to go anyway but throughout the day, you know you're not giving 100% of yourself to your work.
Your spouse/partner wants to have a romantic evening but you're exhausted and would rather take a hot shower and go to sleep. You "FEEL" guilty for wanting to put your needs first so you don't.
Your mother has found yet another reason to criticize you and makes you "FEEL" like you're five years old again.
You live thousands of miles away from your parents but they're getting too old to take care of themselves and, since you're single, you "FEEL" obligated to move closer to help take care of their needs.
Your business partner wants to make some changes in the business that you don't agree with but since she is the major financial contributor to the business, you "FEEL" like you have to agree with her suggestions.
It doesn't matter if it's business or personal, your feelings are always running your life.
So what happens when you don't "FEEL" like giving 100% at work, or putting someone else's needs before your own? What happens when you want the approval of another person but never seem to get it or you "FEEL" too disempowered to say what's really on your mind?
Whether you realize it or not, your feelings are always running your life and your feelings are based on your beliefs. When your feelings seem to be overtaking your life you can take back your power by asking yourself "what would happen if..."
> I don't go to work today (or I go but give myself a break for not showing up 100%)
> I put my needs before the the needs of someone else
> I stopped needing my mother's approval
> I found another way to help my parents
> I speak up and tell my business partner what's really on my mind
You'll answer these questions based on what you "believe" the outcome will be. If you believe the only viable outcome involves some scenario where you look like the bad guy, chances are you'll make a decision that works out better for someone else than for yourself.
When you're ready to stop making choices that puts the wants and needs of others before your own, here are 3 tips that may help you be more empowered in your life!
When you question your beliefs, the feelings around the belief will change! When you start feeling more positive, you're actually changing your vibrational energy. Here's the best part, abundance is a vibration! Once you learn how to use your feelings to raise your vibrational energy, you will also begin to feel more abundance within your life; feelings such as joy, happiness, love, gratitude and more!
I don't know about you, but the feelings of abundance are exactly the kind of feelings I'm happy to have running my life!
Life Is All About Choices!
Nancy Mueller ~ Life Sensei at Mastering Your Beliefs
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