I AM — The Power of Self-Expression


Easy thought today…

I woke up and started thinking “I AM FULL OF ENERGY”, which is how I motivated myself to get up out of bed this morning.

Self-expression is HUGELY important.  Today, stop and listen to what you say to yourself every time you hear your voice speak “I AM _____________”.

Use these words consciously instead of unconsciously in conversation, because you ARE what you BELIEVE and what you SAY you are.

Try it — when you say “I am Tired” you become tired, but when you say “I AM FULL OF ENERGY” you will.  When you say “I AM STRESSED” you become stressed.  When you say “I AM SAD” you will be sad.  When you say “I AM HAPPY”, I swear there is a mind-shift that creates your different reality.

Not sure if this will work, but here are results from a google search I did for “what you believe you become” this morning.  There are some articles from Success, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and a Bible quote that resulted (Matthew 9:27-34) if you want to read more about the power of belief.

What we speak is tremendously powerful in our mind, and most of the time I think we speak “I AM__________” unconsciously.

It is a trigger word that I listen for in my own life, and I stop every time I say it to make sure I want to be what I just said :).  This awareness has really made a difference in my ability to enjoy my life — or not.

The “I AM” is a huge part of self-awareness and our ability to be aware of our thoughts and our beliefs about ourselves and our understanding of our emotions.

Any time we can get awareness about our self and tools to control our thoughts — to STOP and take a moment to shut our unconscious downward spiral down — to recognize the thoughts that help us or hurt us, is an amazing thing.

This awareness is LEARNED behavior.  We are not born with the ability to have self-awareness, we learn it.

Today, try to not let the “I AM” tell you stories.  Make today, your right now, what you can control, your focus.

I believe that it’s time to enjoy your life.

I believe that it is TIME to Play <3


Doreen Guma

PS — for coaching for Self-Awareness, one of the 26 Emotional Intelligence skills, please call the Time to Play Foundation, 631-331-2675 or email doreen@timetoplay.com

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Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC:  Doreen holds a Bachelor of Science in Management, a Masters in Business and Policy Studies, is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Certified Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach, Certified Professional Coach, Certified Life Coach, and the author of the book, If I Knew Then What I Know Now, Our Quest for Quality of Life.

Doreen is the founder of the Time to Play Foundation, a 501c3 not for profit organization with the mission and purpose to enrich the lives of others through programs, public awareness outreach activities, events and learning opportunities that further the concept of enjoying life.  The Foundation’s website, www.TimetoPlayFoundation.org, has resources, events and articles for a person to learn what they need to know for a better life.  Contact Doreen at 631-331-2675 or email: doreen@timetoplay.com

The Foundation offers an unconventional approach in a non-threatening manner to provide solutions for the life situations that people may encounter.  Working in healthcare since 1987, and with her background in quality improvement, she has followed statistics showing our society’s current evolution to be more “sick and sad”.   She developed the Time to Play Philosophy:  you have to be happy, healthy, have money and a work / life balance for quality of life and believes everyone has the ability to enjoy life.

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