“Stop outsourcing your happiness. Happiness doesn’t come from the hot partner, a fancy car, or a nice home. It comes from within. Everything you could ever want is already inside you. Your internal state dictates your external experience.”
Finding happiness within, meeting the uncomfortable parts of yourself, breaking through old thought patterns, and living a more beautiful and enriched life -- In Doug Cartwright’s new book, Holy Sh!t We’re Alive, we find out what it takes to let go of who you thought you should be and how to create a connection with your highest, most authentic self.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Doug as he shared some key takeaways from his upcoming book, Holy Sh!t We’re Alive, to help you shift your mindset and live a happier life.
Realize, no one cares about what you’re doing as much as you care. No one cares if you’re a beginner or if you need more time to learn. Starting something new is scary and requires hard work - which is why it’s so admirable to watch someone start over, or start again. In Holy Sh!t, We’re Alive, Doug explains how building a better mindset is everything. Once you release the fear of showing your real self to the world, you will be able to tune in and trust your intuition to make choices. Changing your mindset will allow space for the universe to deliver your specific desires.
Life may have its ups and downs and people might tell you it isn’t supposed to be easy, but life is mean to be lived and, even though it might not seem like it all of the time, it is supposed to be fun! Taking the time to romanticize your life will allow you to feel more connected to yourself and those around you. When reading Holy Sh!t, We’re Alive, you will find Doug is adamant about taking time to enjoy the little things AND the big things. Once you start to cultivate this joy in your life, you will begin to notice yourself having more fun in all aspects of your life and all of us can use more of that. Start living your life fuller today with our 21-day challenge.
Taking time each day to find silence and be with your thoughts becomes the foundation for a mindful and enriched life. If you aren’t already meditating the time to start is now. It is only when we take the time to move through our emotions that we are able to move past them. Holy Sh!t, We’re Alive will give you permission to find more time for silence and free yourself to feel without judgment. Whether it’s through sitting meditation or the famous nature walk, opening yourself to exploring your emotions will help you create a deeper connection with yourself and what it is YOU need. Start your own meditation practice with these scripts.
We’ve all been through a lot in our lives and there comes a time when we are forced to choose between moving forward toward our future and letting go of the past. To become who you truly are you have to let go of who you thought you were supposed to be. A lot of us move through life making choices to please other people’s expectations of us instead of tuning in and making decisions from our intuition. This pattern can lead to an exhausting and unfulfilled life. In Holy Sh!t, We’re Alive, we learn how to build healthy habits and the importance of letting go of what other people want or expect from you, and how it can uncover a new and exciting way of being. Letting go of the past is the path to a more connected, enriched, and fulfilled way of being.
You have to stop seeking your happiness from outside sources. Finding the love of your life and getting the job of your dreams are great aspirations and goals for your future, but they won’t bring you true happiness. True happiness is found within. When we honor ourselves we are able to show up fully and honor the needs of those around us. Holy Sh!t, We’re Alive highlights the importance of strengthening your mindfulness practices through meditation and movement which lead to a deeper connection with your intuition and ultimately help you to find your true happiness within. Find success within through these 5 simple steps.
In Holy Sh!t, We’re Alive, Doug shares his unique and profound story. Experience the not-so-easy lessons he’s learned along the way that ultimately lead him to a new appreciation for this beautiful gift we call life. We hope you read Holy Sh!t, We’re Alive for yourself, and learn how to cultivate the courage to lean into the uncomfortable parts of yourself, breakthrough old thought patterns, and live a more fulfilled life.
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