Contributed by Noreen Sumpter, Personal Life Coach

When all is said and done, you have so much to be grateful for. You have a great mind and unlimited potential. You can create whatever the bleep you want; the only limit that you have are the ones that you impose on yourself.

Are you dwelling in the past thinking of all the bad things that have happened to you? The act of reliving bad memories only makes you feel sorry for yourself.  It causes you to continually feel like a victim and create negative pictures about yourself. Stop it! Now!  Instead, think about what you created from that experience. What did you learn from your experience that you’ll never repeat? How did that experience help you? Did it aid you in changing your life’s direction?

If you approach past mistakes in this way, you can use your past as a barometer to create a different future. Do you know your future is happening now? Take a moment to allow yourself to let go of your past by loving it.  This will enable you to create a new path in the direction you want to go.  When you release your past by loving it, this act allows you to take positive actions. You will no longer mope around in your past and relive the pain of bad memories.

Here’s a little game that you can play with yourself to open your mind and see things in a new way.  It’s called, bringing fun back.  Justin Timberlake brought sexy back, now here’s your chance to bring fun back.

  1. Make a list of five or more things you love to do.  They have to contribute to your happiness must things you have not done in 6- 12 months.  It can be anything you want such as taking a trip, exercising, taking yourself to dinner at your favorite restaurant, people watching, taking a long walk to nowhere special or lounging in bed with magazines. I did that last weekend. Then went for a bike ride and out with friend to a Flea Market.  Then I had a long, luxurious evening drinking coffee, sipping wine and petting her dog.  It beats sitting around doing laundry.
  2. Next to each of the things on your list, write down why you have not done it.  What gets in the way or stops you from doing it?  List the internal stops like your feelings and your external stops like the lack of cash or time.
  3. Look at a few things on your list—the ones that light you up and make you feel happy.  Choose one of the items and think of one action step that you could take to bring it back into your life.
  4. Now choose at least one activity, take your calendar then select a target date and time that you will shoot for to bring this activity into your reality.

 How is could you bring back fun to you life?  We invite you to share your ideas in the comment box below.

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