Day 4 – Enthusiasm

So how would life be different if you were more enthusiastic? How differently would you approach a challenge?  How would you be towards the people in your life who matter? How would your attitude at work and play change? Who would benefit from this?

 

Embodying Enthusiasm

Audio Transcript

So how was yesterday? How was it to focus on experiencing courage? What did you observe and what can you take forward into today?

Today we are going to focus on experiencing and embodying enthusiasm.

So decide where you are going to do this and whether you will stand, sit or walk.

As usual I want you pay attention to your body in response to the following questions. Notice which questions work for you, and which are more of a challenge? Maybe some of the questions that initially didn’t work for you are starting to give you new insights. Remember, this is about finding your magic recipe to embody your emotions more effectively, and more emotions will bring more energy and more energy will allow you to make different choices and take different actions.

Focus on a situation in your life you felt enthusiastic. This may be something that has already happened or something that is going to happen you already know about. Or just focus on feeling enthusiasm in your body.

Observe what happens in your body when you do this.

Observe your breath pattern. Is it shallow, deep, fast or slow? Is it changing as you focus on enthusiasm?

Observe the energy in your body. Does it move up your body or down? Do you feel yourself contract or expand? Are you aware of energy at all? What changes as you focus on feeling and embodying enthusiasm? Do you have more or less energy?

If you find your mind wandering, observe it, acknowledge it and come back to enthusiasm.

Do you need to move to feel enthusiasm in your body? How do you need to move? Move and observe what happens. Is there a movement than increases your enthusiasm? Try a few out.

How does focusing on enthusiasm affect your posture? Does changing your posture increase or decrease your experience of enthusiasm? Do you have a “enthusiastic” posture?

When you focus on enthusiasm, do you feel like you expand or contract?

What do you become aware of?

Do you experience enthusiasm as something that comes from deep inside of you and expands out? Or is it something that you feel coming into your body (not from someone or something else, just coming in)?

Look for opportunities to feel enthusiasm through the day. Could approach something that you’ve been avoiding for a while with enthusiasm? Do you have a colleague or acquaintance that you always approach with dread, try enthusiasm instead? Look for opportunities to be more enthusiastic.

Have a great day and please share your experiences and questions on our facebook page.

Rachael Talbot
Doctor of Chiropractic, Expert in Reorganisational Healing