The point is – ANYONE can have “one of those days” and anything from a minor setback to something major can trigger off negative thoughts and emotions. The trick is to find a way of reversing negative energy into a positive energy that will empower you and help you get back on track to thinking positively.
Personally – for me it’s easier to reverse my negative energy when I accept the role I play. To reverse negative energy we need to take control over our own mood, energy and perspective. Figuring out the why and what we’re getting out of allowing a negative thought or a situation control our thinking is what is going to drive a change to positive energy. So learning how to identify when it’s time to persist and when it’s time to let go is crucial to the wellbeing of my mind and overall outlook on life.
At the end of the day – it’s my decision on what I allow control my thoughts and how it makes me feel.
Letting go of the need to change situations
In many instances we get bogged down with situations that we cannot change or are outside of our control. Learning to accept that things and people change and that nothing stays the same is a start. The world is constantly changing and we are part of that change so it’s ok to let go of situations that are not improving, changing or causing us stress and accepting that we cannot change the situation.
Acknowledgment and acceptance is a choice that only we can make at any given situation of our lives and is a helpful tool in accepting change and taking back control.
Acceptance has many benefits:
• A more positive attitude
• Less worry and stress
• Less energy used from trying to solve the issue
• Ability to embrace change
• Greater appreciation and gratitude
• A more compassionate outlook
Remember sometimes we have to move on to move forward. We don’t have to accept every situation or anyone that brings negativity into our lives. We have the power and the choice to take control and remove ourselves from a situation that is not beneficial to us or hurtful – that can be an extremely healthy and productive option.
Focus on the positives
The fact is life is full of ups and downs and it’s our choice what we focus on. It’s the way we stand in the face of adversity and how we handle our problems that determines the quality of life we choose to live.
If we spend most of our time talking about the chaos in the world, the bills we have to pay and any number of possible problems we have, we will naturally feel down and depleted. But if we choose to take notice what’s going well in our life, and be grateful for what we have, we will feel uplifted and energized.
One of life’s greatest gifts is the lesson’s we learn from our life’s teachings. Indentifying that we build invaluable strength from our life’s difficulties enables us to successfully fulfil our deepest most meaningful purpose and we can truly begin to make a difference not only in our own lives but also to the lives of those around us.
The moral to my story
Yes – it happens to the best of us – and yesterday, it was my turn – I had “one of those days” – nothing was going to plan and everything went “pearshape”. My week up to that point was flawed with small challenges and it was quite easy to fall into a negative mindset and feeling like the world was against me. However it wasn’t until the end of the week when I was informed of the death of a close family friend that once again I chastised and reminded myself that there is ALWAYS someone worse off than me and YES I am extremely lucky right now with everything I have in my life that enables me to live a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.
FEELING BLESSED AND VERY GRATEFUL.
Helen – Love Life – LIVE!!! Xxx
Helen Simpson is the owner operator of Body & Soul Women’s Wellness. She is a fully qualified Level 1 & Level 2 Wellness Counsellor, a fully qualified Personal Trainer (Australian Institute of Personal Trainers), Certified MenoFit Instructor (specializing in fitness for women over 40+), Certified PunchFit Instructor, Certified Core Yoga Instructor and Certified MetaFit Instructor.
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