The LOVE Exercise – a quick pick-me-up to use whenever, wherever
Fabulous things happen on Facebook all the time! One of my friends, the fabulous Kelly Epperson, former IRS Agent, current Brilliant Book Coach posted a quick and easy love exercise that I fell in love with and asked her for permission to share with you on the blog.
Before I turn you over to Kelly, if you are feeling adventurous – grab the nearest pen and scrap of paper and do it along with us…Here we go……
The LOVE Exercise By Kelly Epperson
We all could use a quick de-stress tool, so…. Let’s talk love!
What do you love? It’s a good exercise for me, and you, to dwell a bit in our many loves. The past few weeks have been a wee bit crazy in our external world so let’s recharge our batteries with an internal love fest.
Grab a piece of paper, or open a fresh word doc and just brain dump. No thinking, no ordering, no judging. Set your timer for 30 seconds and fill in the blank I LOVE …..
Are you ready? Let’s do it together. 30 seconds. GO!
My magical unicorn
My joy money pouch
Wow. 30 seconds goes fast or I type slow. But ten things that I love in 30 seconds feels good. And most was obvious stuff, for sure. But my heart feels lighter already. How about you? Did you rattle off the easy stuff too? Or did some silly stuff arise? Or serious deep stuff?
Let’s do another round. I LOVE…the internet; Chapstick; Tissues; Womanspace; Speaking; Writing; my clients; Spellcheck; Google; computers; my desk; candles.
Thirty seconds and twelve more lovey doveys. It is not about the number of things you write down. It’s about shifting your energy. The original post I had written today was too weighty and didn’t do anything to move us forward. So I decided to scrap it. Such is life. We spend a lot of time rehashing and dwelling in the muck. When you start to feel pulled down, do a quick 30 seconds of the “I LOVE” exercise. You can spend the whole time simply repeating I LOVE MY CAT. If it feels good, do it.
That’s the point. To refresh. You can take a 30-second love break anywhere anytime, in your head. Feeling annoyed at work or in traffic or the grocery store? Do a mental “I LOVE” exercise and you will shift. “I love Tic Tacs. I love reading tabloid headlines. I love lip gloss. I love that lady’s coat….” Just standing in the checkout line is ripe with love possibilities.
If you can devote two minutes a day, four 30-second rounds, just because it’s fun, to the love exercise, you will be able to face the day with a healthier perspective. You will be more grounded to the real you, you will be more connected to your true essence and thus be able to see that in others. It’s worth a shot. Let’s do one more together and then you are on your own.
I LOVE… My readers! Writing this missive every week. England. Our apartment in Aix. French wine. My chocolate chip brioche loaf form Aldi. My fuzzy boots.
Sending you love! Pass it on!
Kelly Epperson is an author, speaker and coach (book/life/biz). A former IRS agent, she’s now a JOY agent and proof you can change your life! Kelly has ghostwritten 30+ books for others, some New York Times bestselling authors, one that sold 3 million copies. As editor/book coach, she has helped countless people (celebrities and future-celebrities) become authors.
She also writes a weekly newspaper column and is a judge for the international Erma Bombeck Essay Competition. Larry Winget (TV commentator and NY Times bestseller) and Suzanne Evans (NY Times bestseller) hired Kelly to be Book Coach for their exclusive high-level mentoring programs.
Kelly married her Prince Charming in 2011 and knows that fairytale love is real. She writes an inspirational weekly newsletter delivered to your inbox every Friday. Sign up and receive a short and effective resource on how to have MORE LOVE in your life. Snag that PDF download love gift at www.kellyepperson.com/shop. Kelly also is hosting a rare live event to get that book out of you. March 10 in Chicago. Get details at www.onthepage-onthestage.com. Kelly and her hubby spend their time in France, in the mountains, and at home snuggling on the couch reading books and watching movies.
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