Have you ever woken up feeling totally empty? Dreading even getting out of bed because there’s just nothing to look forward to in the day? The prospect of another day drearily dredging your way through a job you stopped enjoying years ago but you kept anyway because the bills need paying?
Then you’re not alone! I know exactly how you felt, or feel! I was there one, in that same dismal place. On the outside, I was totally successful in my business and life in general, on the inside there was nothing left of me because I had given it all to just keeping going, to pay for everything and have food on the table.
Yet despite having achieved financial freedom and security, I had forgotten how to enjoy myself in between. It was all work, no play. And if there was any occasional play, I was way too tired from working so hard to enjoy any of it.
It all ended in burn-out. And at my lowest, I decided that things couldn’t go on like the way they were. And that’s when I decided to do something about it. I started reading self-help books, researched online and even went to a Buddhist monastery to learn mindfulness.
I successfully pulled myself out of the doldrums and whilst doing so developed a method for reclaiming your joy and your Inner Hippie. It’s based on five pillars ─ time for fun, time for rest, time for gratitude, time for nature and time for reflection. Practice all of these regularly and the improvement is almost instant and impressive.
And the best part is that it doesn’t have to take up a lot of your time. Just 10 minutes each day is enough. Although you’ll probably soon find yourself much longer at it because you’re enjoying yourself too much doing it!
I found that integrating meditation, mindfulness, joyful activities ─ such as arts, craft, reading, poetry, singing and dancing (and whatever else gives you joy) ─ a regular gratitude practice, moments of reflection and connecting with nature is a powerful mix that elevates your mood instantly. Enough to then deal even with the unpleasant aspects of life and depressing jobs without this negativity taking over your life.
Now, I’ve been asked a lot: “What exactly is an Inner Hippie?” Let me tell you: Your Inner Hippie is that part deep inside of you that was a carefree teenager ready for their first Rock concert or disco, that young person who went on their first holiday with friends and laughed out loud for two weeks until their belly ached, that young adult who was ready to take on the world with excitement and enthusiasm.
And the best part is that this Inner Hippie is still there! And it’s wanting to be let out again! Yes, it’s never too late to feel young at heart again and enjoy that carefree feeling! Even if we’re stuck in an adult rut. If we release our Inner Hippie, that rut will suddenly become bearable and disappear entirely in the end. Because we’ve suddenly discovered what makes us truly happy and we go after our real goals and purpose in life, which is so much more fulfilling than just running with the crowd!
Today, I am launching the beta testing phase of my Inner Hippie Club ─ something I’ve been wanting for so long but it’s taken me a while to get to this point. I’m extremely proud of what I’ve achieved and am looking forward so much to this next period in my life ─ one step further toward living my life fully aligned with my true purpose in life ─ to help others find their happiness again in a tough world!
If these words have inspired you in any way, I invite you to join me as a beta tester in the Inner Hippie Club. It’s entirely free of charge and all I ask in return is your valuable feedback and testimonials so that I can create the best possible experience for everyone.
To join, simply follow this link to the signup form and leave your email:
You can read more about the Inner Hippie Club at https://www.innerhippieclub.com
And if you fancy staying in touch without joining the Inner Hippie Club, you can come to my free Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/innerhippierookies to hang out and chill.
Whatever you choose, have a lovely day and don’t forget to let your Inner Hippie play a little today!