Do you ever wonder why we dress up for Halloween?
While the origins of Halloween costuming date back to the 1500s, stemming from Scottish and Celtic traditions, we no longer dress up to ward of spirits, but more to engage a celebratory mood, and quite frankly for fun.
Putting on a costume, and adopting a new persona gives us freedom to be someone (or something) else for the day.
We get to be cute, or scary, or funny, or sexy.
I decided this year I’d like to feel like a unicorn: 100% magical!
When we put on a costume, we suddenly have permission to act in accordance with the behaviors of our designated character.
But what about every other day of the year?
What if we want to feel more confident, funny, sexy, magical, happy, entertaining, engaging?
What is it about Halloween that gives us permission to be what we want to be when every other day we are hiding in our regular lives?
I’ll tell you what it is…
It’s all about our thinking.
If you want to feel happy, confident, energized, funny, festive, you have to think in a way that makes you feel that emotion.
If it’s not a habit for you, what if you thought of those feelings like a costume.
What if all you had to do is try them on?
What do you think when you’re feeling happy?
This is fun!
I’m having a great time!
I’m so happy!
Life is good!
I’m sure you have your own list of what makes you feel happy, or any other emotion for that matter. But what if you didn’t have to wait to feel that emotion?
What if it was just available to you today.
With or without a costume?
How do you want to feel?
Try it on!
If you need help figuring it out, DM me, I am happy to help you understand how you can start feeling great today!