Attitude Is Everything
Practicing Positivity Can Help Lighten Your Load
During this public health crisis, I would suggest that this is the perfect time to take a look at the thoughts that enter your mind in any given moment and whether you tend to embrace positivity or negativity with such thoughts. Since your life actions are influenced by and follow your thought forms, you have great power and opportunity to create your focus and what flows from it.
With all this in mind, I invite you to take a moment to carefully notice what it feels like in your body, mind and spirit when you ask yourself these questions....
Do I lean more positive or do I lean more negative?
Do I look at the glass as half full or as half
Do I look for the light coming through
the window or do I look for the
Do I expect things to work out or do I expect
Do I view challenges as opportunities
for learning and growth or as struggles,
Am I open to new ideas or do I strike them down as unworkable?
Do I find the good in life situations or tend to see the bad
Do I look for the best in others
or am I quick to judge
Do I embrace my abilities as
well as my imperfections or do I criticize
myself and say " I can't do this..."
"I am really bad at that..."?
Do I encourage and hold myself up or discourage and drag
Do I feel expansive, light
and relaxed or contracted, tense
How do you prefer to feel in your body, mind and spirit?
Know that you can embrace a positive and optimistic attitude and be supportive and encouraging of who you are, your health, your life and any circumstances that come your way, while also being realistic and sensible.
Positivity is something that each of us must nurture with awareness. I invite you to foster your positivity in the following ways:
-Be a little more
gentle with yourself, a little more
forgiving of yourself, and watch how such feelings ripple into your daily activities and relationships;
-Each day, express
gratitude for what you have in your life, for what fills your senses, for nature, for the world around you and watch how your days begin to fill with light. Be surprised by how grateful acknowledgment of the tiniest, most insignificant detail can bring warmth to your heart and melt tension in your mind and body.
-If you catch yourself thinking or saying out loud an unsupportive or discouraging thought, you can immediately turn that around by coming up with a
positive, encouraging twist. Say the positive thought out loud several times so that your nervous system can entrain with it.
Notice how you feel in you body when you do that. If you would like help in coming up with positive phrases, I am happy to assist you with suggestions.
We can only think of one thought at a time,
so we might as well make it an uplifting one!