Creating your Happiness

Creating your happiness

A lot of people have a problem with happiness: Some of you think you don’t deserve it!

Is that you?

  • Are you not good enough to be happy?
  • Do you feel unworthy somehow?
  • Or is it something you’re working really hard to get and maybe someday if you keep trying…?

    Sometimes you just need a reminder that you’re good enough to be happy. Worthy enough. And that happiness isn’t a goal we march toward grimly.

    Because it’s not about being a certain weight, or being able to do this or that (like a triathlon), or having something or someone in our lives, then we will be happy.

    Happiness is about acceptance.

    When you accept yourself exactly as you are, then you can begin deciding what action to take, what to work on… what to work toward… and what to let go of.

    Try this.

    Think of something that’s blocking your happiness. Let’s say – just for purposes of this discussion – that you can’t be happy as long as the weather is bad. Well, can you change the weather? No – unless you’re Mother Nature disguised as a mere mortal, this one is out of your hands.

    So, accept it instead, and change your attitude about the weather. See how that works.

    Or if what’s blocking your happiness is… oh, for example, the dirty dishes in the sink. Well, good news! You can change that. So… do it! Clean the dishes and enjoy your bliss.

    Obviously, these are extremely simplistic illustrations. But the point is a good one. Whether it’s about your body, your exercise, your self-image or – really – anything else, happiness starts with acceptance… then setting a realistic goal… and taking steps to make the change you want.

    Try it today and see!

     Don’t forget how exercise and eating right boosts your spirits and self-esteem. My triathlon training allows me to feel good about my body and releases endorphins which are the feel good hormones. 

    Also, check out one of my athletes in the Triathlon Transformation program doing his first triathlon this week. Brian Dubow, the creator of “Hit of happiness” it’s an awesome blog!

    If swimming better is something that will help you be happy, Check out my swim essentials course starting this Saturday – REGISTER FOR SWIM ESSENTIALS using this link:

    Click this link: to schedule your FREE Triathlon Breakthrough Session to see if this program is for you!

    Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. Creator of the 16 week Triathlon Transformation. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997.  She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom, Mermaid and much much more.


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