A Joy Check-up
A Joy Check-up
by Pegi Joy Jenkins, Ph.D.
Consider ending your day with a Joy Check-up. Following is a check list that can help you remember some of the foundations of Joy, a major goal for most of us.
Preface each statement with "Today did I...?"
...feel worthy and deserving of joy?
...practice feeling unconditional self-acceptance?
...go often to the center of my being and tap into the love and joy that are
my true essence?
...avoid value judging. (Judgment blocks love, the source of joy.)
...forgive myself and others?
...express gratitude - to the Universe and/or individuals?
(A grateful heart is a joyful heart.)
...lovingly serve others? (Service is an expresssway to joy.)
...remember to focus only on what I want, not what I don't want?
(What we focus on expands.)
...choose joyful or loving feelings instead of limiting or negative feelings?
(Our feelings create.)
...use uplifting self-talk to keep my thoughts in alignment with love, peace and joy?
(Self put-downs block joy.)
...remember that each of us is either coming from love or fear; either extending
love or asking for love?
...ask for assistance from Source to feel peace and joy around a situation that
had me down" (Ask and you will receive.)
...look for the Divinity/Light/Love in the people I found most challenging?
...change my perception of a troubling situation by considering its higher purpose,
thus, the potential for joy in it?
...use my sense of humor to see things in a light-hearted way?
...remember that "joy is an inside job" and not determined by outer circumstances?