July 13th, 2011WHAT MAKES YOU SMILE? IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!
One of my coaching colleagues, Elle Swan, wrote this message on her newsletter yesterday. She writes about what I have also experienced – but I want you to hear it from HER:
Before I started living vibrantly, my life was empty and sad.
I didn’t care about how I looked or what I did to my body. There was nothing I felt passionate about. I was addicted to alcohol, abused drugs and hated everything around me. I didn’t have a significant other in my life. The bottom line was I felt nothing about anything.
I simply didn’t care.
But then something happened. And the rush of life and passion streamed back into my being. I was pulled off of my death bed and into a new life filled with positivity and passion.
In essence…passion saved my life.
But what s passion?
Defined, passion is “any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, such as love.” It’s the way you feel about a fantastic job, your favorite thing to do, or a person you have deep intimate feelings for. It’s the rush of emotion and happiness that keeps you yearning for more.
In short, passion makes you happy.
But what if I told you it could also help keep you from getting sick? Well, according to a variety of different studies on the subject, it can.
Research shows that people who have a passionate, healthy relationship either in a marriage, a job, a hobby you love, or with family members, are less likely to suffer from certain medical disorders such as anxiety, depression and addiction. Passion also can help you live a longer and more fulfilling life.
But the problem is, many people feel there’s no passion in their lives. They go through their days feeling like something’s missing. They feel they have nothing to look forward to or keep them going.
But they’re wrong. Everyone s passionate about something. And there’s a simple way to find out what it is. All you have to do is ask yourself one question.
WHAT MAKES ME SMILE?
If you’re not sure what you’re passionate about, here’s what I want you to do:
For the next week, I want you to take notice of when you smile. It doesn’t matter if it’s when you see a baby n a stroller, a puppy, a man and a woman holding hands, or simply the smell of your favorite perfume. If it makes you smile, write it down. Then, at the end of the week, take a look at the list.
Everything you wrote down is something you’re passionate about on some level. Take some time to figure our how to incorporate more of these things into your life. You’ll be on your way to a fit and rich lifestyle before you know it!
Be Fit, Live Rich, and Have a Vibrant Day!
Be sure to visit Elle Swan at ElleSwan.com
As I also continue to write about living a passionate life – especially AFTER you turn 65 – visit my new blog: agelesssexy.blogspot.com
Stay tuned for further information about my upcoming webinars, teleseminars and workshops on living with passion. In the meantime, smile… See? You can do it!
Blessings and smiles,