This is one of my ongoing goals and I wanted to share some things that have been working for me to achieve it.
First of all, your brain controls everything right? Right. So if your brain is wired to see the negative and respond accordingly, you are going to have a difficult time staying on track.
So we need to rewire our brains to think more positively. I have found a phrase that is helping me is this: Every positive thought propels you in the right direction. #boom
This was actually in a gift that I was given and I loved the phrase so much that I have it on my desk where I see it daily and I say it to myself all. the. time.
I also started a habit of 5 "I am's..." every morning before I get out of bed. It's like a mantra I say to myself as I am waking up. I am kind. I am strong. I am resilient. I am positive. I am productive.
These are just examples and they can change everyday if you like but I am finding that after a couple weeks of doing this consistently, I am thinking more positively. In fact, last night we were talking and complaining about something and negative words came out of my mouth and I actually had a reaction to it. It didn't feel right, my body and brain were telling me that's not what I am supposed to be doing. #mindblown
This doesn't mean that you have to be Miss Mary Sunshine all the time, you are allowed to be frustrated and sad and angry but you can find ways to turn it around and find a positive slant.
What are some ideas you have that could help keep a positive mindset? What has worked for you before?