I am a great believer in the power of positive thought.
I think if we spend too much time allowing negative thoughts to affect our lives, we then tend to lose space for all the good stuff that is waiting out there for us.
We become so eaten up with the negative stuff that the good stuff goes unnoticed.
When I get that horrid knotted up, worried, unsettled feeling in my tummy and my sleep starts to get disturbed by negative thoughts and worries, I try to ground myself by concentrating on the NOW and on everything that I do have to be grateful for.
I try hard not to worry about the things that ‘could’ happen. As more often than not those things never materialise. If they do, then I agree to tackle them as they happen, one problem at a time. But I give myself permission to let go of those things until they actually materialise.
I have found that there is no point worrying about things that I cannot change. Some things are out of our control. We all have things like that in our lives. Enjoying each day to its fullest allows you to have something to feel happy about.
Find something, anything, to be grateful for in that day. Your children, a flower, a sunset, a smile. There is always something.
Take a photo of it! Put it on a gratitude board to remind you of it when things get tough….. or maybe start a vision-board full of your hopes and dreams and fill it with images of the life you REALLY want to lead . Start believing that you WILL lead that life. Add those thoughts/images to your board. Imagine it. Visualise it. Live it. Start now.
SMILE at least once each and every day! Share that smile with someone . You may even get a smile back.
Be silly sometimes. Don’t allow society to take away that inner child inside of you.
I find so many people are almost prisoners in their own bodies. They worry about how people perceive them. They stop being true to themselves and spend far too much energy conforming to what they believe is acceptable and expected behaviour. People like this are often annoyed or embarrassed by other people’s urges to sing or dance or giggle at inopportune moments.
But it is FUN to be silly now and then and to allow yourself to be the REAL you and to not worry about what others may think of you. Other people’s attitude towards you and your life are not your responsibility. That is not your issue. That is their issue. Their responsibility. Let go of that and let them think what they want. BE happy! We are only here once.
Take deep breaths whilst standing outside in nature. Take off your shoes and stand with your bare toes wiggling in the grass or soil. Shut your eyes and listen to the wind in the trees or the birds singing. Feel the ground beneath your feet. Breathe deeply. Really deeply. Fill your lungs to their full capacity and then drop your shoulders and allow all the bad thoughts to flow out of you as you breathe out. Relax.
Focus on all that is good in your life right now and allow yourself to enjoy those things.
..and remember whatever it is that is eating away at your happiness at the moment, these feelings won’t be with you forever. Life moves on. Things change. You can get over this.