Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Too much gossip, bad-mouthing, and drama around you? Do you feel that you need to take a break from the negativity that surrounds you? You are not alone! Many people get swamped by similar feelings, colossal waves of negativity covering up all aspects of their lives. Those who try to battle it back with more negativity, get all their positive emotions siphoned out from their daily lives.
Why focus your energy in negative thoughts, emotions, people, and situations? Make a radical shift into positive things; things that help you grow and thrive.
Do you use, kind, encouraging words when talking to yourself? No? I thought so. Most people fall in this trap; they may speak nicely to their friends but when it comes to them they address themselves in a negative, nasty manner that inhibits growth and development.
Don’t just make decisions- act
Don’t just talk about your decisions and goals. Don’t invest too much time thinking about them or waiting for the universe’s generosity. Remember that the best way to achieve your goals is to take the first step towards them. Even if it’s a tiny step. Repeat it the next day.
Seriously. Don’t fight it, embrace it. Have an open mind and approach changes with curiosity and a sense of wonder, just like little kids do. Even if it’s something that doesn’t sound great, a break-up, loss of job, or whatever, maybe a first step to something better. Explore it.
Don’t let fear stop you
Sure enough, changes, new situations, and challenges can be overwhelming. “Will I be OK?” and “Can I handle it?” are legitimate questions. But if you stay wondering for too long, then fear will overwhelm you and won’t allow you to act. Acknowledge your fear and be ready to step out of your comfort zone. Assess your resources, take a calculated risk, do something different.
See solutions, not problems
Nobody is ever free of problems, that’s a fact of life. The trick is if you can train your brain to see more solutions that problems. If you can do that, then you are ahead of the game!
What’s your goal? What do you want to accomplish? Keep that in your mind when you make decisions and when you act. Learn not to get sidetracked. Make a vision board and spread some post-it notes with self-affirmations around your house.
You may not have control over what happens to you, but you certainly have control over your reaction. Choose to respond in a positive manner that helps you grow.
Exercise your mental strength muscle
Personal development and strength come when you apply yourself in that direction. You build mental strength when you manage your stress, overcome adversities, celebrate small or big victories, and let small positive moments pile up into something bigger.