There is Power in having a positive mindset. You may have heard your elders say that you are what you think you are. You may have heard a preacher say this at church too. Those who are successful knew that they would be successful long before they had the money. Success is also subjective. What I may think is success others many not think is considered success. You define what success looks like in your life. Belief in self is powerful. You have to see it, feel it, breathe it and act on it.
There will be those that doubt you or even try to derail you but what is for you no one can take away. If you know that God is leading your life in a certain direction and you turn away from that it may take you longer to get to where you are supposed to be because you are not on the path that was designed for you. Be patient and trust the timing of your life. Stay motivated and surround yourself with like-minded people. If you want to be wise then walk with the wise. Keep learning and experiencing new things. Never get to old or set in your ways that no one can teach you.
Last year and yesterday is the past. Everyday you have a new opportunity to reinvent yourself. Each hour and minute you have the chance to get it right. If you want different results in your life you have to do new things.
Albert Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results”.
Your brain is a muscle. Exercise your muscle (brain). Pour knowledge into your mind and fill it up with useful information. The more you know the more you grow. In 2017 grow spiritually, mentally and physically. If there is something that you don’t like about yourself change it. Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today. Allow your actions to cash the check your mouth has written. Be who you say you are. Carry yourself how you want people to see you and treat you. Get alone and write down your goals, make a plan and set deadlines. Keep your plan realistic so that you can mark your accomplishments however big or small. This will boost your confidence! Action is key in turning your thoughts and ideas into a tangible asset. Prioritize what is most important. Complete the low handing fruit on your to-do list first and gradually progress to the more difficult tasks you have set for yourself. Whatever it is that you want to do in life you have to believe that you can. Failure is not an option and don’t make excuses for yourself. Be a doer and get it done.
TRY THESE 7 TIPS TO HELP TRAIN YOUR BRAIN TO STAY POSITIVE:
- Daily Gratitude
“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher
Place your journal, a pad and pen or your phone with the gratitude app next to your bed each night. When you wake up each morning, make it a habit to write down at least three things you’re grateful for. It can be anything from family and work to a good nights rest or the morning sunrise – whatever is positive in your life deserves a little thank you note from your soul. When attention is focused on gratitude, that which we’re grateful for will expand. If it’s difficult to think of something right away, realize that something JUST happened that you can be grateful for… you woke up today. Not everyone gets that opportunity.
2. Stay Centered
“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” – Hermann Hesse
Staying centered throughout the day will help keep you from being derailed by negative energy that tries to consume your confident, positive attitude. You can find balance in many activities, such as yoga, meditation, deep breathing, walking in nature or any other activity that puts your mind at rest. The calming energy produced from a good centering exercise surrounds the body, bringing about an unshakable spirit that will surely help you stay positive.
3. Stay Active
The adage “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop” couldn’t be more true. When the mind is focused on completing the day’s schedule successfully, negative energy is powerless. Now you may ask “but what about the external shocks from other people or experiences that go sour?”
There are always things that may come up when you are staying active and focused on positively completing your day, but that’s where the other exercises like staying centered are ultimately going to help you stay positive throughout.
4. Eat, Drink & Sleep
It has been known for hundreds of years that our intake of food, water, and sleep can greatly affect our mood and mental health. And when it comes to sleep, evidence has shown that when people are sleep deprived, they feel more irritable, angry and hostile. Sleep tight rather than stay up all night and you’ll be feeling happier, more friendly, and more refreshed each day. Little tweaks and additions to your routine like these can make a big difference. Eat whole foods, drink lots of water, and sleep 8 hours or more as often as you can.
5. Help Others
Sometimes, the best way to help yourself stay positive throughout the day is to help others stay positive as well. When others are down, that’s when they need positivity the most. Instead of avoiding their negative energy in fear of it spreading to you, jump in head first with your positive mindset and help shine the light to brighten their day! You will leave the situation knowing that you have created a ripple effect and multiplied the positive energy in your environment, and this energy will return to you ten fold.
6. Subconcious Re-Training & Inner Healing
Sometimes, to have a positive experience on the outside, we have to uncover and release the past negative experience trapped on the inside. The journey of discovery from within has the ability to heal the original wound that could have been created from our childhood, a bad relationship, or a traumatic experience.
“The fact is, you can transform your life. You really do have that power.”- unknown
When the affected area is showered with love and positive energy, the emotional wound can be healed and the fear released. This work will help you not only attain a true positive mindset without facade, but make it easier to maintain one moving forward.
7. Follow Your Passion
One of the greatest things you can do to stay positive throughout each day is to make sure you’re doing what you LOVE! If your job or hobby involves something that makes you feel guilty, or something that takes you further from where you desire to be in life, it’s time to switch it up.
Write down three things you love to do, followed by three positive changes you’d like to see in the world. Compare this to your current lifestyle and see how they match. Being in alignment with what your soul calls for is one of the most important aspects of staying positive throughout life – it makes it a WHOLE lot easier!