Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How To Destress Yourself With Hope

I'd like to ramble about how to destress yourself with hope today.

Hello, my lovely, lovely friend. 

How are you doing this fine day? 

If you are in the United States, you know it is the day after tax day. 

Did you get your taxes done on time? I hope you have a ton of money back and are spending it on what you want because you deserve it.

Before I start my ramble about how to destress yourself with hope, I would love to articulate what hope is in my mind. To me, hope is the desire and vision with anticipation and expectation for a better life and maybe even an idea for a magnificent life. That's it, the passion and imagination with a bit of anticipation and expectation for more.

Do you have hope?

Do you have a vision for a magnificent life?

Do you want more than what you have now?

Do you have a dream for your life?

If you answered yes to all of the questions above, you definitely have hope.

So how does one destress with this hope that they have? Excellent question, my friend.

To destress yourself with hope, you must sustain it.

So how does one sustain hope? Another excellent question, and the answer is so straightforward.

If you would like to sustain and even turn your hope into inspiration and motivation, you gotta do the work. This work I speak of is elementary, and I will delineate it for you.

First, imagine yourself in what you would describe being a perfect life; where you would be, what you would look like, what you would be doing, who you would be with, and what you would be wearing. After you let your imagination run wild, create a snapshot picture in your mind of yourself in that life, and imagine it often. If you imagine yourself in what you want, it will help you remember what you are moving towards in your life, give you inspiration, and spark your motivation.

Second, capture your vision by writing down exactly how your life would be if it was absolutely perfect. Actually, you don't even have to write it down, but studies show that if we write things down, the probability of something happening is 50% greater than if we don't.

Third, think of one thing you can do a day to obtain this perfect life, and then do it. If we do one thing a day toward our ideal life, we will be much closer than if we didn't do anything at all. It is up to you to shape the rest of your life, so you can ask yourself, will you be the same person in 5, 10, or even 15 years, or will you be closer to your vision in 5, 10, or even 15 years?

If you do these three things, I promise you that you will destress yourself with hope, motivation, and inspiration.

Wait! There is more. If we begin to regulate imagining ourselves and acting toward our desires, we create habits in the mind and in action, then they become addictions. What I mean by addiction is that it becomes a behavior that we cannot stop, which is absolutely the kind of addiction you want. Could you imagine being addicted to moving towards your perfect life? There would be no stopping you, and what a flawless habit of having, wouldn't you agree?

There you have it! My ramble on how to destress yourself with hope. Try the exercises above for at least one to three months, and watch yourself relieve stress. You will feel amazing just by focusing on what you could, should, and would have instead of what you don't.

Don't believe me? That is perfect! Don't believe me! Try it and see for yourself.

Have a super duper allie ooper day, my friend. I love you so much.

Elizabeth Stanfill 

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