When was the last time that you felt really good? Maybe you felt love for a partner, a child, a pet, a family member, or a new romantic interest. Or maybe you had the time to eat well and exercise, or you achieved a desired result at work, you enjoyed a terrific vacation, or you had a really great day for no particular.
Wouldn’t it be nice if those good feelings could become your baseline?
Usually we feel good in reaction to something; there is almost always some kind of cause and effect. Behind every good effect there is a cause, and behind that cause there is also usually positive behavior. It’s recognizing the behavior, replicating it, and forming it into a habit that will help you to feel your best and to continuously achieve the results that you want.
Here are 3 simple examples:
Cause – you receive praise and recognition from your boss at work
Effect – you feel proud
Behavior – At work, there are positive contributions that you made that resulted in nice recognition from your boss. While you can’t always count on your boss to give you the shout out that you deserve, you can do your best and take pride knowing that you’re doing the best possible job. Finding enjoyment in the process is as important as getting recognition.
Cause - your cat cuddles up to you
Effect - you feel warm and fuzzy
Behavior – Your cat might be adorable all of the time, but taking the time for yourself to enjoy your pet’s company and to appreciate the good feelings that they give you is important and healthy. All too often, we don’t take the time to be present and enjoy the moment. Recognize that taking some focused time to appreciate the little things is a behavior and is very healthy for you.
Cause – you fit into an old pair of jeans for the first time in years
Effect – you feel confident and sexy
Behavior - Fitting into that old pair of jeans was the result of positive behavior; eating well and exercise. It’s important for us to enjoy our bodies no matter our size, but especially when you find results, relish in it! Your confidence will help to reinforce the good fitness and nutritional steps that you took to get there.
Those are just 3 examples. Sometimes, it might seem like a fluke or “special” circumstance. But it’s rarely a chance result. Even if you were to win the lottery, it would be the result of a behavior; buying a lottery ticket. Not that I’m telling you to go out and buy a lottery ticket, but you get the idea.
Behavior > Cause = Effect.
Behind every good result there is a cause, and almost every cause is associated with a behavior. You can replicate good results by replicating the behavior, and the more that those positive behaviors become habits, the more positivity and reward you’ll experience in your daily life.
Stephanie is a Holistic Health Coach who specializes in helping busy women honor themselves, their family, and their future by showing them how to streamline their life, eat better, create more energy, and make better decisions thus decreasing stress. Find out more at StephanieKatherine.com
Stephanie is a Holistic Health Coach who specializes in helping busy women honor themselves, their family, and their future by showing them how to streamline their life, eat better, create more energy, and make better decisions in order to decrease stress.