Positive thinking, very important. Problems are challenges and such. Sounds easy but that’s not always how it works.
First of all, good luck if you’re only looking for methods that always work. And furthermore, it usually works. Off course, everyone has days when everything seems to go wrong. Even so, it all depends on how you look at it…. Some examples from the last couple of days:
* Wow, it’s cold, 0 C, how will we survive. -> Wow, 0 C, a little lower and we’ll be able to skate!
* Oww… missed an hour of sleep because Irene was making noise. -> great to have a healthy daughter that LAUGHS you awake (at 4 am), instead of a sick one that cries you from your sleep.
* It’s so busy at work, how am I going to get it all done? -> We have so much work. I hear about companies getting less and less work…. That sounds awful!
* I have to go by the garage to have a bump fixed. -> The bump was someone else’ fault and their insurance will pay the bill. Lucky!
* Pff, my muscles ache, even getting up out of a chair is hard -> I’m able to exercise 3 times a week, and I’m getting stronger every time, what a blessing!
We see things not as they are but as we are. – Anaïs Nin
And I can keep going on a while longer. Positive? Sure! A bit much? Maybe. I’d rather be excessively positive than overly negative, wouldn’t you? I’d also like to point out that I didn’t have to exaggerate or make stuff up for these examples. It’s just how I feel. This is partly because for the last couple of yearsI’ve been trying to always keep a positive outlook. So it started out consciously trying to be positive, but now it’s more or less automatic. Does that make it less great? Not at all! It just proves that by trying your best, you can be positive throughout your life.
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change…- Wyane Dyer
Want to get into an upward spiral yourself? Here’s some tips:
1) Keep a gratitude journal. Write down 3 things you are grateful for every night before you go to bed.
2) Pay attention to the negative words you use and replace them by positive ones, for example problem becomes challenge, scary becomes thrilling. 3) Wear a complaintfreeworld.org bracelet. (check http://www.willbowen.com/ for more information on the subject.)
Goodluck and have a super positive day!!
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