If only life could be so easy that you never have negative thoughts drifting into your head.
Unfortunately, whether it is about how you look or feel, how you perform in your business or job, how you manage situations or how you’ve not managed them, negative mindset does creep in. But how you shift or extinguish these negative thoughts, comes through your reactions to them.
The reality is there are no magic wand to make them instantly disappear.
You will or do face many challenges in your life, and when faced with uncertainty, it’s inevitable to feel doubt and insecurity and see only the worst.
This is your negative mindset having a party in your head.
Let’s move them on. Their party is over and positivity needs to come flowing through.
Negative mindsets are not always a bad thing; they do enable you to focus on things and handle situations next time round.
Here are 5 tips to help you shift your mindset back to positive
1) Acknowledge your feelings and why you’re having them.
Don’t try to suppress them, as this will do nothing. Just give yourself a moment to absorb what has happened and understand why it happened. Don’t dwell on it.
2) Look at the lessons learnt from the situation.
When acknowledging your lessons, express gratitude for them. For example; a friendship has dissolved. Rather than harbouring on it, express gratitude for the journey you had together for the time your paths in life were entwined. Be grateful for the time you had, the moments you shared, the lessons you’ve learnt and say thank you with a clear open heart. Wish them well in life. Things happen for some reasons, and sometimes you might not fully understand at the time, you should still be grateful for what the experience teaches you. These are the small steps that are making up who you are today. Strong and resilient. You never stop learning.
3) Fill your mind and space with things that inspire you, nourish your body, mind and soul.
Find ways to switch off from the negative and bring in the positive. These could be in the form of meditation, jogging/exercising, chatting with a friend over coffee, reading a book, watching your favourite feel good movie, spending time with family or friends that make you smile, or doing something for someone in need.
4) Create a mantra or saying that you can say daily, that encourages you to keep focused on the positive.
The more you practice, the better you become and the more is spreads further into your life.
5) A great activity to do, which is shared in the book ‘The Magic’ is to write down 10 things you’re grateful for daily.
This technique is great and teaches your mind to naturally switch from a negative to a positive. It helps lighten the heaviness that negativity can bring.
Your call to action today is simple. What are you grateful for?
Share your positive things below. I’d love to hear them.