For the Sheer Joy of Doing it

Have you heard the expression “for the sheer joy of doing it”? As in: Look at that kid skipping down the sidewalk, just for the sheer joy of doing it.

Halloween child friendly treats with bananas and clementines made to look like pumpkins and ghosts

When is the last time you did something just for fun? Now take it even deeper. When is the last time you did something just for the sheer joy of doing it? I do lots of things for fun, but is it for joy? I thought about this for a couple of weeks and found that one thing I do for the sheer joy of doing it is dancing. Most of my hobbies are enjoyable, but don’t bring me joy. Perhaps I need more hobbies, or more dancing in my life.

What do you need more of, or to start doing?

Autumn Hahn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist practicing at Clear Mind Group in Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New York, and Virginia. Call 954-612-9553 for a consultation. Follow Autumn on Twitter & Facebook.

Your Power Song

picjumbo.com_HNCK8495Symbols are powerful instruments used by the brain to store larger clusters of data. Hypnotherapists frequently use symbols to embed commands and anchor to positive emotions. Symbols can be visual or auditory, or even based in touch.

Music is an auditory form of a symbol. Music can evoke Continue reading “Your Power Song”

Multitask Efficiently without Comparison

0autWhen I meet someone new, inevitably, they ask “What do you do for a living?” There’s always a moment of awkward silence where I figure out what to state first – usually whatever has the newest project happening or what I think will resonate with the listener. My friends always laugh in that pause because they know there’s a litany of answers coming. My husband says he has the same pause when people ask “What does your wife do? Is she in software, too?” My husband has a 9-5 job, just one, but is also co-owner of our board game business.

I answer, usually all in one breath, and they squint at me with one eyebrow raised skeptically and look at our mutual friend for confirmation, who always nods enthusiastically. Continue reading “Multitask Efficiently without Comparison”