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How To Live a Sovereign Life

As Maya Angelou said, The wisest thing you can do is to be on your own side.

While studies show that 95% of us are self critical (which leads to anxiety and stress), we can learn to recondition ourselves to be on our own side by being self-loving and own our power.

In today’s interview with Dr. Emma Seppälä, best-selling author of Sovereign, we dove into HOW you can learn to recondition your mind and body to live a fully sovereign life.

Dr. Emma Seppälä is the best-selling author of Sovereign: ​​Reclaim Your Freedom, Energy, and Power in a Time of Distraction, Uncertainty, and Chaos, and The Happiness Track, keynote speaker, and professor at the Yale School of Management.

Key Takeaways

Self-criticism is self-loathing, affecting 90-95% of people psychologically.

Adopting a Sovereign lifestyle involves questioning destructive behaviors and beliefs to truly live to your fullest potential.

Self-awareness, not self-criticism, is crucial for self-improvement and success.

Practicing self-care and self-love is a radical and powerful act, essential for resilience and leadership.

The key to sovereignty is awareness of the programs running in your mind that may be holding you back.

Promote intuition, spiritual connection, and energy management through practices like meditation and breath work.

Sky Breath meditation can help calm the mind and physiology, conditioning the nervous system for greater calm.

Sky Breath meditation involves breathing out twice as long as breathing in for a few minutes to shift your nervous system.

Emotions are often suppressed, leading to negative repercussions in mental and physical health.

Feeling emotions fully and authentically can lead to healing and personal transformation.

Balancing busy lives with feeling emotions involves acknowledging and processing feelings when possible, using tools like meditation or writing.

Trusting intuition and gut feelings can lead to better decision-making and life-saving instincts despite societal emphasis on logic.

Our physiology can detect inauthenticity, triggering fight or flight responses similar to horses.

Military research shows the importance of intuition in life-saving decisions.

Best ideas and insights often come during relaxed states like meditation or Alpha wave mode.

Clearing past traumas is crucial for distinguishing intuition from fear.

Cultivating a sovereign state of mind through practices like breathing and meditation is key to controlling our state, regardless of external circumstances.

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