Here’s the thing, it’s really easy to be negative. For whatever ludicrous reason, our brains tend to focus on negative comments and situations. And that is the problem. Negativity can become hard-wired onto our brains, and once that happens, we will create grooves of negativity right into our brains. Crazy, but true.
So, that being said, what can you do to create a positive outlook? It’s something that you’ll have to work at. And, work it will be…since our natural tendency is to be critical, and look on the dark side of everything.
I know that I’ve written about this before, but the other morning, as I looked out the window after having just gotten out of bed, I realized that my first thoughts of the morning – almost every morning – were negative, and that made me want to cry. That’s not the way to start a day. So, mostly because I couldn’t think of anything else, I started to say my affirmations to myself. Guess what? I’ve been doing that first thing most mornings, and I’ve been feeling better.
Depression has been dodging my footsteps for about two months now. Rotten things have been happening since February, and they’ve been taking a toll. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed and not in control. But with consistent work, I’ve started feeling a little bit better. There are always things in life that we can’t control, but now I’m making an effort to not worry about whether this or that might happen and realize that if it happens I’ll deal with it, but not before. We can only take some things as they come, since we really have no ability to prepare for everything. Worrying about maybes is just a waste of time. And dwelling in the negative only creates more negativity.
So, affirmations first thing in the morning, realizing you can’t control everything, and trying to take things as the come are my order of business for now. Positivity, positivity, positivity!