When To Have A Pity Party And How To Enjoy It

Have you ever struggled with the concept that you should be positive all of the time? Sometimes you just wonna throw yourself a pity party right? And trying to tell yourself to be happy when you're just feeling crappy can be really hard, so here's how to enjoy that pity party and turn it into a positive...

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For a while all I was reading and hearing about was that we need to be positive ALL of the time.

That's a lot of pressure!

I get down days, most of us do and that's ok, which is why in this video I share how to lean into those down days so that you CAN turn them into something that is enjoyable.

I've learned that even my negative emotions bring me joy, which helps me turn them into something light and gives me back control of my day.

Let me know what you think and oh, what are you favourite pity parties by the way?

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Lydia Kimmerling

Life Coach, Spiritual Teacher, Speaker, The Happiness Explorer

Hey, I'm Lydia Kimmerling I am MAD, CRAZY, PASSIONATE about helping you to create a life you're super excited to wake up to. Being happy...ish, inspired...ish and fulfilled...ish is never quite enough, is it? When you feel like there is "more" out there for you, it's because there is. A life where you can't remember the last time you worried, stressed or doubted yourself and your friends ask you "What's your secret?" because you GLOW, SPARKLE and SHINE. That can be you and I will show you how. I got my first television job at 17, ran my own restaurant in Panama at 22, taught Hip Hop in Cornwall at 26, was cabin crew for Virgin Atlantic at 28, coached CEO's on confidence at 29, then at 30 took the leap as a certified life & business coach with The International Coaching Federation to launch my very own transformational company called The Happiness Explorer. I am a master of change, so I can tell you that there is NEVER really anything to fear, but has it always been easy? NO! I have blocks, down days and self-doubt too, life doesn't stop throwing you curve balls, it's how you catch the ball and throw it back that changes. Plus, you never know until you try, right? At 32, I now know what the key is to waking up every single day excited about the life you live. It is to know yourself inside and out and to love every part of who you are.The more you know yourself, the more of you there is to love and the more you love yourself, the more you want to give yourself a life you love. The question is…What do you really want?


Go to the profile of Mandy
over 5 years ago
Love it! "You invited yourself".
Thanks Lydia. Xx
Go to the profile of Sarah Mack
over 5 years ago
Too many pity parties to mention!