I spoke to my dad today and discussed "Stjarnorna pa slottet" which is a Swedish program where the Swedish stars come together and share their intimate stories with the rest of the cast. They start at their childhood until present times, which is so refreshing and interesting to watch and listen to. Most of the stars started out singing, acting, doing magic, or stand up comedy when they were very young, so there has been this thread of what is going to happen in their future, like destiny almost.
Looking back at my childhood, I was a nature freak, and I wanted to be outside all the time. My dad said my taste for nature was insatiable. So looking back at that and observing where I am today, I am where I belong. I live in paradise, I have a lake view with rainforest and the ocean surrounding Vancouver Island. I am blessed having a view of the lake that I can admire every day in every way, and I take my Frenchy Stella to the ocean as often as I can. Your past can speak to your future, and your history can give you hints and ideas on what will bring you joy.
Emotional intelligence and emotion management can increase your happiness level.
Think about it: if you release negative emotions on the world, you will not only waste a lot of time, but it will also lead to all sorts of negative consequences.
Too much negativity, too many tantrums, and you may lose them.
Did you know that negative emotions also affect time management? If you have too much negativity swirling around inside of you, then this will manifest as procrastination. Just think of any occasion when you have rehashed an old argument to yourself long after it is over. Your partner or colleagues could not care less! They have long forgotten it, but you are still wasting time mulling it over. If you control your emotional responses, you will have more time for what is important, and so end up happier in the end.
If you cannot let things go, start meditating and invite calmness. Choose calm and there there will not be room to rehash things as often. Repeat.
Calm is the name of my best sidekick :)
Since 2020 started I have felt emotionally exhausted. All the news, the negativity in the world, the poor animals and that our planet is burning up, the depression and anxiety people are having. I feel emotionally exhausted by it all. I can see and feel the pain people are dealing with and I feel weak that I am taking it on. Yeah, weak that I am not strong enough to deal with all the negativity surrounding me and everyone. I am even having a hard time expressing myself on my blog so I am doing everything I can to make myself clear. Which means I am currently sitting in it and feeling it and not sure what to do about it. I am sensing more bad news and I don't understand how so many people in power lack empathy. I should stop reading the news right now because it makes me cry. I have to unload this heavy burden in my chest so I am doing it on my blog and I am feeling much better already. Sometimes you don't know why you are feeling what you are feeling, sometimes you just have to go with it and do what is working for you. For me..painting is where I go for rejuvenation, art is amazing therapy for the soul.
RING, KLOCKA RING!
The Swedish version is a “free translation” of following from English author Tennyson
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring out the grief that saps the mind
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.
Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.
Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes
But ring the fuller minstrel in.
Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.
Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.
Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am a Career and Talent Coach. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty.