Is It Time to Write Your Personal Declaration of Independence?
Our country guarantees us the right to pursue happiness. Most of us think we try hard to be happy (or at least avoid pain).
We develop habits that help. Habits like going to work, brushing our teeth, paying our bills, driving within speed limits (usually), saving something for a rainy day, etc.
These habits become automatic (subconscious).
But, sometimes the habits we form in the pursuit of happiness turn against us. We seek pleasure or relief from stress and end up making ourselves (and those around us) miserable.
—Cigarette smoking starts as an innocently; but it can lead to heart disease, cancer and COPD.
—A child’s love of sweets can grow into health destroying obesity.
—A casual visit to a local casino can become a gambling habit that destroys a life.
—After dinner cocktails can lead to alcoholism.
—Curosity about internet porn can become a cybersex addiction.
—A justified resentment becomes a soul sickness that tears friends, families and lives apart.
—Experimentation with drugs can end in prison and despair.
I could go on. But you get the point.
If you can moderate your habit, do.
If you can’t, declare your independence and get to work.
Easier said than done. Right?
But the starting point is an honest look at whether your pursuit of happiness is working for you, or has started to work against you.
And change is possible. My job, as a hypnotist and life coach is helping people find their own power.
If you have something that you are ready to get rid of, why not declare a Personal Declaration of Independence. Whether you choose to use my help or not, it will be a start on making this July 4th much more than a parade and fireworks.