“Learn to generate a feeling that you can call up at a moment’s notice. It’s the superglue to your intentions and the most powerful tool you have.” – Tim Dudley
If you want to “be happy” and “feel good,” you shouldn’t focus on generating positive thoughts. You should be focused on generating positive FEELINGS.
This may seem counterintuitive, but trust me, this is much more effective in the long term than forcing positive thoughts that you have no emotional connection to. So, how do you create those positive feelings to pull up at a moments notice? With these simple habits:
Number 1: Journaling
The practice of journaling allows you to reflect upon your past experiences in great detail. You can re-write a story over and over again until you remember and feel everything from that time. Once you have gone through this process, you’ll be able to pull up the feeling that your story or moment generated without much effort at all. Your body and mind will automatically think and feel more positive.
Caution: this can work exactly the same way with negative feelings. This is a powerful tool.
Number 2: Five Minutes
Spend five minutes before bed, every night where you get to close your eyes and mentally create the most magnificent future you can imagine. You are the artist here. You get to create exactly what this moment will look like, who will be there, even how it will smell. Most importantly, focus on what this moment will feel like emotionally. Are you proud? Satisfied? Grateful?
Doing this every night will help you sleep better, think better, and propel you in the direction you want to go.
Number 3: Quotes
This one is a little more lighthearted: Simply write down your favorite quotes. These quotes can even be funny movie lines that you like. Like mine from Nacho Libre, “Chancho! I need to borrow some sweats!” Quotes can remind us of things or people we love, experiences we’ve had, or just dumb things that make us laugh that automatically generate positive feelings.
Generating good feelings will automatically generate positive thinking. Get into these habits, practice them consistently, and let me know how it goes.
At the live, two-day event, “Narrow the Gap,” Tim will dive deep into these steps and practices. He’ll pick them apart and give you the tools to generate good feelings on a daily basis. Click here to sign up!